Living Vegan for Dummies ($19.99, 362 pp), by Alexandria Jamieson, gives reasons why you should consider a plant-based diet, along with tips and strategies for building a diet that works for you. Forty recipes are included for making vegan meals. There are also tips on checking food labels and finding vegan meals in restaurants and other situations.
Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice (29.95, 253 pp), by John Gray, Ph.D., discusses the differences between females and males, considering the ways in which men and women deal with stress and how hormones are detrimental to health. Good nutrition and balanced blood sugar can promote hormonal balance and improve relationships.
Starter Vegetable Gardens ($19.95, 180 pp.) by Barbara Pleasant offers 24 no-fail plans for planting small organic gardens. The text guides beginners and experienced growers in how to plant seeds and correctly harvest plants. The author also offers tips for some problematic gardening problems that one may encounter.
Vitamin D—The Sunshine Vitamin ($9.95, 118 pp), Zoltan Rona, M.D., M. Sc., talks about how vitamin D supplementation is beneficial to overall health. He makes the point that vitamin D plays a role in disease prevention, uncovers misconceptions about sun exposures and suggests that the recommended dosage for vitamin D should be increased.
Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden ($35.00, 352 pp), by Jeanne Kelley, tells city dwellers how to have their own organic gardens or to cook like they do. The 150 recipes are designed to take advantage of local and seasonal ingredients. Kelley gives advice on maintaining one’s own produce garden, organizing community gardens, raising chickens and more.
One-Dish Vegetarian Meals ($14.95, 199 pp), by Robin Robertson, is a vegetarian cookbook that features 150 easy one-dish dinners. Robertson, an acclaimed cooking instructor and veteran food writer, includes a wide variety of globally inspired vegetarian recipes for every season that emphasizes fresh, wholesome and naturally flavored ingredients.
Herbal Therapy & Supplements ($38.95, 550 pp), by Merrily A. Kuhn and David Winston, contains 16 new herb monographs that were not in the first addition. This guide discusses the traditional and scientific uses of 130 botanicals and supplements. This text has information on pharmacology, side effects, long-term safety and use in children and pregnancy.
The Longevity Factor ($27.00, 352 pp.), by Joseph Maroon, M.D., F.A.C.S., examines the benefits of resveratrol and how humans should take advantage of its life-sustaining properties in order to live longer and live healthier. Maroon also examines various ailments and how to best prevent/avoid them through preventative medicine, especially in relation to a healthy diet rich in antioxidants.
Vegan à Go-Go! ($17.95, 230 pp) is an energetic cookbook for vegans on the move. Sarah Kramer delights readers with over 150 recipes that vegans can use when they travel and not be deterred from seeing the world on account of their eating habits. She also includes travel tips and even a section on how to say “I am a vegan” in various languages!
Mollie Katzen’s Recipes Soups ($14.95, 120 pp), is a vegetarian guide for creating naturally healthful and innovative soups. The soups included in this recipe flipbook vary from wholesome to sophisticated to basic. Many of the soups (such as potato-leek, corn chowder and vichyssoise) include tasty combinations for meals all year round. Katzen’s recipes take classic soup recipes and enhance them with modern culinary sophistication.