A comprehensive guide to biodynamic farming, Citizen Farmers ($24.95, 224 pp) by Daron “Farmer D” Joffe and Susan Puckett explains how to “grow healthy food, build thriving communities, and give back to the earth.” The book is filled with colorful pictures and guides on composting, tilling, sowing, reaping and more.
For kid-friendly recipes categorized into dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free, look to Allergy-free Cooking for Kids ($14.95, 184 pp) by Pamela Clark. The recipes are accompanied by colorful images and nutritional information. Recipes include: Coconut Rice Pudding, Banana Bread, Mini Meat Pies and Polenta-Coated Chicken.
For a food-based guide to anti-aging, look to Younger Next Week ($16.95, 304 pp) by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN. A guide to feeling “younger in 7 days,” the book includes ways for women to fight inflammation, enhance immunity, stop mood swings and promote healthy weight-loss, as well as 30 easy-to-make healthy recipes.
Start your day with Whole-Grain Mornings ($22.00, 184 pp), a collection of new breakfast recipes by culinary educator and writer Megan Gordon. The 65 easy and wholesome recipes are beautifully pictured throughout the cookbook and include sweet and savory options like Cherry Hazelnut Quinoa Bars, Greens and Grains Scramble and, simply, The Very Best Oatmeal.
Seedswap ($16.95, 128 pp) by activist Josie Jeffery is as its subtitle says: A gardener’s guide to saving and swapping seeds! It fully explains how to harvest seeds from your garden and eventually grow plants from your own seed stash. Perfect for first-time gardeners, Seedswap includes a glossary of plants and simple instructions.
The many benefits of comfrey are highlighted in a new book by Holly Lucille, ND, RN, The Healing Power of Trauma Comfrey ($8.95, 80 pp). The guide offers a safe, effective and simple way to use the plant comfrey to address pains such as sprains, strains, wounds and back pain. Lucille explains how comfrey may be a good alternative to pharmaceuticals.
The Complete Leady Greens Cookbook ($27.95, 448 pp) is a comprehensive guide 67 leafy greens by food writer Susan Sampson. From spinach and kale to mizuna and endive, each green has a color photo for reference and detailed vegetarian recipes that highlight the vegetable. The cookbook also has guides to the leafy green’s taste profile and nutritional value.
With 100 delicious and modern vegan recipes, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed ($27.50, 256 pp) by chef Bryant Terry is a colorful vegan cookbook. Recipes include Southern dishes with African ingredients, like Crispy Teff and Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts and Berbere-Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Sliders.
With 8 new color photos and a wide array of recipes for every meal and occasion, the reissue of 125 Best Vegan Recipes ($19.95, 192 pp), by Maxine Effenson Chuck and Beth Gurney, has something for everyone. Recipes include Freshly Minted Pea Soup, Spaghetti and Soy Balls, Baked French Fries and Cranberry Orange Scones and more. Tips for ease of execution and substitutions are given throughout the cookbook.
The second version of Healthy Slow Cooker ($24.95, 352 pp) by Judith Finlayson includes 135 gluten-free easy recipes. Examples of these nutrient-dense, balanced recipes include Leafy Greens Soup, Ribs with Hominy and Kale, New Age Succotash and even desserts like Basmati Rice Pudding. The book includes “Natural Wonders” sections which explain benefits of specific ingredients and nutrients.