Make nature’s most delicious superfood part of your daily diet.
Nutty, buttery, and rich in fiber and healthy monounsaturated fat, avocados are a well-known nutrition booster, and incorporating them into your daily diet can help improve your overall health. The more than 70 flavorful recipes in this cookbook include every meal of the day and will inspire avocado lovers and health enthusiasts to go beyond mashing one into guacamole or adding a slice to a sandwich. Avocados lend creaminess to dips, spreads, dressings, and shakes. They go well with seafood and meats. They are delicious with pasta, and who doesn’t love avocado toast? You’ll learn how to stuff them, bake with them, grill them, make compound butter with them, and even sneak them into sublime desserts. Eating an avocado a day has never been so tasty or easy.
Praise for PUT AN EGG ON IT:
“Lara Ferroni’s cookbooks confirm my belief that great things come in small packages. […] As with her previous books, I know I will share this with friends, gift it, and most importantly thoroughly use it.”
- Kristina Gill, Design*Sponge
“[…] Lara is pointing her talented lens on the most delicious foods life has to offer.”
-Tanya Wenman Steel, Epicurious and Gourmet.com
“[Lara’s] recipes are diverse and endlessly creative, from basic comfort foods […] to the slightly bizarre. […] Through it all, there’s Ferroni’s signature voice, that combination of good humor and straight talk that has bolstered her readers through both of her previous books, DOUGHNUTS and REAL SNACKS.”
Lara Ferroni is a tech and food geek who spends her days designing software and exploring the food culture of the American Pacific Northwest. Lara’ Ferroni’s previous books include: DOUGHNUTS: SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS RECIPES TO MAKE AT HOME (2010), REAL SNACKS: MAKE YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TREATS WITHOUT ALL THE JUNK (2012), and PUT AN EGG ON IT: 70 DELICIOUS DISHES THAT DESERVE A SUNNY TOPPING (2013). She has styled and photographed over 20 cookbooks.
New from the author of ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EATING MADE EASY, this cookbook shows how to use diet to improve your state of mind. The latest research shows the connection between a healthy gut and a healthy mind. Inflammation markers are frequently found in the blood of people with anxiety and depression, proving a food-mood connection. In this book nutritionist Michelle Babb shows how reducing that inflammation and balancing the flora in the gut results in a healthy mind. Based on the success of her clients, Babb first explains the science behind this eating plan, then delivers 75 tasty recipes that range from simple to easy gourmet that will satisfy your taste buds, your microbiome, and your mood.
Praise for ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EATING MADE EASY:
“In her first cookbook,
Babb provides a brief introduction to [anti-inflammatory] eating and also a
plan for a 21-day cleanse. […] The recipes themselves are generally
uncomplicated and mainstream enough to please most palates. […] A nice addition
to the cookbook shelf, with recipes that will appeal to many, not just those
with specific health concerns.”
“Reading this book will inspire a sense of
wellness and thoughtfulness in your food choice and, perhaps more importantly,
make your mouth water.”
-City Living Seattle
Michelle Babb, MS, RD, has a private practice in West Seattle where she specializes in mind-body nutrition, weight management and inflammatory digestive disorders. Michelle is a Bastyr-trained functional medicine practitioner and was a clinical nutritionist at the functional medicine research center. She was an adjunct professor at Bastyr where she developed a course to instruct dietetic students how to use functional medicine in clinical practice. Michelle is the author of ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EATING MADE EASY and she teaches nutrition-focused cooking classes.
This beautiful picture book follows the journey of a young gray wolf who garnered nationwide attention when he became the first wild wolf in California in almost a century. Using facts recorded by Fish & Wildlife scientists, author Emma Bland Smith imagines the wolf’s experiences in close detail as he makes an epic 2,000-mile trek over three years’ time. The wolf’s story is interwoven with the perspective of a young girl who follows his trek through the media. As she learns more about wolves and their relationships with humans, she becomes determined to find a way to keep him safe by making him a wolf that is too famous to harm.
This stirring book of photographs introduces the many wolves that have been given sanctuary at Wolf Haven International near Mount Rainer in southeast Washington State. Annie Marie Musselman was given the rare opportunity to photograph the wolves at the Wolf Haven sanctuary. These captive-born and displaced wolves came from a variety of captive environments. Some of the highly endangered Mexican and red wolf pups will be raised with the possibility of future release into the wild. Human contact is very limited, so the images captured by Musselman express a wild spirit that is very different from anything seen in domesticated animals. Brenda Peterson’s text puts the stories of these wolves, and of wolves in North America, into context as she describes their behavior patterns and social structure. Wolf Haven uncovers new truths about wolves and the ways humans are finding to coexist with these wild animals.
Following her runaway hit THE 52 LISTS PROJECT, social media maven Moorea Seal’s 52 LISTS FOR HAPPINESS will inspire existing fans and new journal readers to cultivate their own uniquely happy and fulfilling lives through the power of lists!
Drawing on happiness research and her own personal philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool for list lovers everywhere to discover the keys to their own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into their lives. This beautiful, undated hardcover journal with 52 lists prompts encourages readers to reflect, acknowledge, and invest in themselves, and ultimately transform their lives by figuring out exactly what makes them happy.
Using flower petals, leaves, and other natural materials she finds in her garden and urban wild areas, Bridget Beth Collins creates dreamy images that captivate her fans, especially on her wildly popular Instagram feed. Now Bridget’s unique artwork is featured in this lovely blank journal, which became an instant bestseller. This charming journal follows the seasons with beguiling images of bunnies, birds, butterflies, and other whimsical scenes, all beautifully rendered with flowers and other botanical elements. Featuring a deluxe package with rounded corners, a ribbon, and thick interior paper, this keepsake journal—filled with 80 percent new images, spot art throughout, and lined pages for writing—is sure to please Collins’ avid fans and new users alike.
Praise for FLORA FORAGER:
“[Bridget Collins] uses leaves, petals and native Northwest greenery to form ethereal images of animals, insects, people and nature scenes.”
“Dreamy botanical art.”
“If you don’t already follow [Collins] on Instagram, you must check her out. Her artwork—created entirely with flower petals, leaves, and other foraged botanical materials from her garden and neighborhood—is absolutely breathtaking."
-Floret Flowers Blog
“This beautiful journal by Bridget Beth Collins will leave you anxious to finally start writing down your garden daydreams!”
Bridget Beth Collins is a nature lover, painter, writer, Instagrammer, and botanical artist. She forages the materials for her creations from foliage and flowers plucked from the sidewalks, meadows, and woods of her neighborhood.
A naturalist probes the forest, mainly at night, to comprehend the secret lives of owls in this book that will appeal to readers of CROW PLANET and H IS FOR HAWK. Join Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that’s part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology.
Praise for THE HIDDEN LIVES OF OWLS:
writes with feeling and is obviously in awe of these mysterious creatures.”
“This enthusiastic study of the owls of the Pacific Northwest may inspire new fans and citizen scientists.”
“Leigh Calvez enters the world of owls with a sense of wonder as wide-eyed as her subjects. The reader shares every discovery along the way in this winning and heartfelt exploration.”
-Thor Hanson, author of FEATHERS and BARTHOLOMEW QUILL
“You’ll love going owling with superb naturalist and writer Leigh Calvez. Like the birds themselves, THE HIDDEN LIVES OF OWLS is filled with drama, mystery, and surprise. You’ll come away from this riveting book blessed with owl wisdom that will enlarge your world forever.”
-Sy Montgomery, author of BIRDOLOGY and THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS
Leigh Calvez is a scientist and nature writer and the author of WHALE WATCHING ON THE WEST COAST. Calvez’s writing was included in AMERICAN NATURE WRITING 2003 and BETWEEN SPECIES: CELEBRATING THE DOLPHIN-HUMAN BOND. She lives in Suquamish, WA.
Twenty simple sewing projects are tied together with a thread of memoir that tells the story of how sewing brought Sanae Ishida profound happiness. Each seasonal project, specially designed to promote health, creativity, relationships and more, provides gentle inspiration to live your best life.
When Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she thought her life was over. But these challenges ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her because they forced her to take stock of her life and focus on the important things, and enabled her to rediscover sewing—her true passion.
Inspired to succeed at just one thing, Ishida vowed to sew all of her daughter's clothes (and most of her own) for one year. SEWING HAPPINESS includes 20 projects plus variations (including Japanese-inspired home goods and children’s and women’s clothing) organized by season, and stitched together with Ishida’s charming personal story.
This definitive, hands-on, guide to the new world of decriminalized recreational marijuana, written by the lovingly blunt and unfailingly witty David Schmader, will educate and entertain the novice and experienced user alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty guide is perfect for gift giving.
For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s WILD, this is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors. This friendly handbook covers the matters of most concern to women, from “feminine functions” in the wilderness to how to deal with condescending men, as well as the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women’s unique needs. It includes gear lists in addition to advice for camp setup, fire building, food and water, safety, weather, and navigation.
Are you a top dog, a social butterfly, or an odd duck? Regardless, we are all social animals.
Enter SOCIAL ANIMALS: A BERKLEY BESTIARY, an imaginative collection of animal portraits and stories from the creators of beloved Etsy shop Berkley Illustration. This whimsical compendium is guaranteed to delight readers of all ages, as we begin to see ourselves and other animals in a whole new light.
Artist Ryan Berkley is beloved for his iconic animal portraits. His fans have been clamoring for a book, and here it is: twenty-six animals with their backstories by his wife Lucy Berkley. This tongue-in-cheek illustrated social compendium will delight as well as make you think.
Praise for SOCIAL ANIMALS:
“SOCIAL ANIMALS […] is an utterly charming, very cute little book
that is destined to belong among the collections of people who enjoy coffee
-Portland Book Review
Ryan Berkley is an illustrator who is best known for his sophisticated animal portraits in addition to his pop culture- and comic book-influenced art. He and his wife, Lucy Berkley (who writes all the stories that accompany his portraits), run one of the top-selling shops on Etsy.com. They live in the woods of Portland, Oregon, with their boisterous daughter Ramona, baby son Linus, and hound dog Walker.
Based on the popular blog series by Moorea Seal, this gorgeous journal is for list lovers. Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, that will help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have! This beautiful undated journal of weekly lists will help nurture self-expression and self-development. Each seasonal section includes list prompts, with plenty of space to write your own lists, and challenges to help you take action and make your dreams a reality. With perfectly timed prompts that meet you where you are throughout the different seasons, this journal will open up new avenues of self-knowledge and help you celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.
Create the DIY home you’ve always wanted with over 100 recipes, tips, and inspirational ideas from blogger Erica Strauss. Covering everything from cooking, canning and preserving to making your own nontoxic home and personal care products, this fresh take on modern homemaking will help you make the most of your time, effort, and energy in the kitchen and beyond.
Over half of the book focuses on the kitchen, with a wealth of information about how to organize and stock your kitchen to more effortlessly prepare delicious meals. A former professional chef who knows how to build flavor into simple and delicious home-cooked meals, Strauss provides delectable recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert—like Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Granola, Forager Spring Greens Soup, Simple Crispy Chicken with Roasted Lemon Pan Sauce, and Olive-Oil Rosemary Cake with Lemony Glaze.
Strauss includes details on Basic Food Preservation techniques such as water-bath canning, pressure canning, and lacto-fermentation along with a handy year-long food preservation calendar of what to put up when. Preserving recipes are organized seasonally and include Rhubarb Syrup, Pressure-Canned Chicken Broth, Korean-Spiced Turnips, and Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Conserve.
The book also features recipes for DIY home care and personal care products like Nontoxic Laundry softener, Fizzy Bath Bombs, and Refreshing Peppermint Foot Scrub. HANDS ON HOME is packed with fabulous recipes, practical, no-nonsense advice, and time- and money-saving techniques. With a focus on less consumerism, Strauss provides instruction on everything you need to live a more delicious and sustainable DIY lifestyle.
The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, put on remarkable shows of light and motion in high latitudes—Alaska being the perfect place to see them. Shot with ultra-high definition cameras, this book of amazing photographs showcases a period of unusually high solar activity in the northern lights.
Taking advantage of the highly active solar storms that have danced across the earth’s surface over the several past years—and the latest photographic technology—dedicated aurora borealis hunters and veteran Alaska photographers Calvin Hall and Daryl Pederson patiently endure frigid nights in remote northern locations to capture breathtaking images of this spectacular natural phenomenon.
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, the result of their passionate work, is filled with stunning photography as well as an informative essay by Ned Rozell about this gift from the sun. With 160 images that have never been collected in book form, THE NORTHERN LIGHTS allows us to witness charged particles in the earth's atmosphere clash with electrons and protons released by the sun.
With food allergies and sensitivities continuing to rise, particularly among children, and more people embracing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, these delicious and nutritious recipes are egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and mostly soy-free, and will satisfy even the pickiest eater at the table. Arranged by meals (including snacks), these 90 kid-friendly recipes will make planning easy, and simplify cooking gluten-free and vegan food for the entire family. Nutritionist Raven Bonnar-Pizzorno writes the foreword, giving the recipes her stamp of approval for both kids and adults.
This power-foods healthy-living guidebook will inspire readers to eat well, lose weight, and embrace food as medicine. “Food as medicine” is a powerfully healing way to eat and was embraced by nutritionist Jennifer Adler as she recovered from a malnourished childhood and adolescence. Part power-foods cookbook, part handbook for healthy living and eating, and part memoir, PASSIONATE NUTRITION provides digestible information, tips, and techniques for how to find your way to optimal health. She focuses on abundant eating (as opposed to restrictive eating), and explores what she calls “the healthy trinity”—digestion, balance, and whole foods. Adler guides and encourages readers to shift their diet to achieve this desirable balance, introduces power foods we should all eat, and provides healthy ways to lose weight, along with simple recipes to optimize health. With her personal story interwoven, readers will be inspired to embrace the healthy power of food.
Whether you are a cancer patient undergoing treatment, a caregiver, or a survivor, you’ll find this cookbook and nutritional guide essential—it includes the latest scientific research on improving the lives of people living with cancer. Created by Seattle’s Cancer Lifeline, THE CANCER WELLNESS COOKBOOK features nutritional plans and 100 recipes focusing on the foods that have been shown to prevent and forestall the spread of cancer. With super healthy and delicious ingredients like berries, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, and fish, these dishes taste great and are filled with the nutrients that aid a person undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
The bestselling resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and raising chickens, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COUNTRY LIVING includes how to cultivate a garden, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more. This comprehensive resource is the most authoritative guide available to a sustainable lifestyle and living off of the land.
This 40th Anniversary Edition reflects the most up-to-date resource information and the most personal version of the book that became Carla Emery's life work. It is the original manual of basic country skills that have proved essential and necessary for people living in the country, the city, and everywhere in between. This book is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, that it deserves a place in every home.
THE FIRST 1000 DAYS is a beautiful, guided journal to record your baby’s first puddle, rainbow, blueberry, tree, and more. Nikki McClure’s papercut illustrations divide sections devoted to your baby’s “firsts”, and embody Nikki’s lifestyle and art. The journal focuses on recording your baby’s interactions with the natural world, and encourages parents to write down new discoveries about their child and their hopes, wishes, and dreams for the future.