Thursday, May 27, 2010

Book Giveaway / The Pearls of the Stone Man

Hello Friends and Avid Readers!

Sourcebooks has given me the opportunity to give away 3 copies of The Pearls of the Stone Man by Edward Mooney Jr. Be sure to enter here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking

Author: LeAnn Bird
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 23, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1432740164

Book Description:
Mouthwatering Mexican Right from Your Pantry!Even if you don’t think you know how to boil water, you can create mouthwatering, authentic Mexican dishes — in less time than it takes to order out! Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking collects nearly 100 delicious recipes, each with its own unique story. And it shows you how to save money by buying exactly the ingredients you need and storing them correctly to easily make dozens of dishes. There are no exotic ingredients to buy, no special stores to visit. Just authentic, delicious and quick meals perfect anytime! You’ll discover:- Delectable starters: Throw together LeAnn’s Shrimp Shooters with Gazpacho or Black Bean Cakes for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.- Unforgettable basics: From Cheese Enchiladas to Chicken Chimichangas and Spanish Rice, these are the recipes that you will make again and again.- Authentic cuisine: Impress your friends with Carnitas, Meat-Stuffed Chile Relenos, and White Chile Bean Soup, like they’re straight from a Mexican cocina.- Do the salsa: Make your own fresh-peach salsa, mango salsa, pico de gallo and more!

(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Good Medicine (A Return to Common Sense)

Author: Carol Roberts, M.D.
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Mercurius Press (December 14, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0977931625

Book Description:

Attain a Healthier You-Naturally-With this Breakthrough and Doctor-Proven Guide Filled with the latest thinking on traditional, holistic and alternative care. Good Medicine: A Return to Common Sense represents a sea change in approaching illness and attaining optimal health. This authoritative and easy-to-understand book from renowned Dr. Carol L. Roberts offers a new perspective on how human beings are put together, integrating the physical body and the spirit within. Comprehensive chapters on nutrition, digestion, toxins, heart health and even sex make it easy to customize your own wellness plan. You'll learn:-How to break the habit of foods that can literally kill you, and replace them with nutrient-rich superfoods (it's easier than you think)-Why your digestive system is the gateway to optimal health, and how to give it a preventive tune-up-The man-made toxins that are causing millions to suffer from diseases like asthma and liver damage, and how to get them out of your life-Secrets to boosting energy and sexual performance that don't require an expensive prescription-Straight talk on vitamins-what works, why, and how much you should (or shouldn't) be taking-Why spirituality is as important as traditional medicine, and how to implement the right balance in your own wellness goalsIf you're tired of being sick, tired of taking expensive drugs-or just plain tired-this book will show you how to shape your well being with proven, practical techniques.

(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)

Happy Hour

Author: Michele Scott
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (October 31, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1449505570
Book Description:
Four friends working in Napa Valley, Sundays are for fellowship, good food and wine. Jamie is editor-in-chief at "Wine Lover's Magazine," and a single mother. Before her husband died, she lived a fairy tale life. Guilt from his death keeps her from moving forward. Kat is a sommelier, and co-owner of a restaurant with her chef husband Christian. Although deeply in love they deal with a myriad of issues, including ex-spouses, Kat's teenage sons and her new age mother Venus. Danielle is a vintner who finds herself entrenched in both an identity and family crises when her eldest daughter returns home from college with a bombshell of a secret. Alyssa is an artist and gallery owner. When a tragic past event catches up with her, she must face the skeleton in her closet and rely on her friends to see her through her darkest hours. These women discover that friendship is the right prescription to get through the hard times as well as for enjoying the wonderful moments together.
(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Skinny Italian

Hello friends and good cooks!

Please see my review of the new cookbook, Skinny Italian, here.