Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes with Fewer Calories and Less Fat

Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes with Fewer Calories and Less Fat

 

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Air frying is fast, convenient, and healthier than oil frying, but it’s not easy to find air frying recipes that are healthy and tasty.

The Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook contains 100 recipes that are absolutely delicious and also better for your health because they use less oil and contain healthier ingredients than traditional fried foods.

Included in this book are better-for-you versions of traditional main dishes, breakfasts, sides (like French fries), desserts (like cookies), and more.

You’ll also learn how to use this versatile appliance to bake, roast, and grill many of your favorite fried foods-with fewer calories.

 

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Dana White, MS RD ATC, is a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant. Dana is the nutrition expert for FoodNetwork.com, the founding contributor for the website’s Healthy Eats blog, and the author of First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers (Perigee, 2015). She also specializes in nutrition and recipe development.

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About the Author
Dana White, MS RD ATC, is a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant. Dana is the nutrition expert for FoodNetwork.com, the founding contributor for the website’s Healthy Eats blog, and the author of First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers.

The Food Dehydrating Bible: Grow it. Dry it. Enjoy it!

The Food Dehydrating Bible: Grow it. Dry it. Enjoy it!

 

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Bestselling author of the Mini Farm series, self-sufficiency expert Brett Markham turns his attention to the timeless art of food dehydrating.

An avid food dryer for years, Brett walks you through the simple steps for dehydrating everything from traditional classics like apples and jerky to more unusual fare. Whether you’re following a raw food lifestyle or looking for new ways to make the most of your garden’s produce, this is an inside look at all aspects of dehydrating.

The Food Dehydrating Bible includes:

• Straightforward, easy easy-to to-follow instructions
• Dozens of recipes
• Diagrams
• One hundred color photographs
• And more!

This is a must-have manual for beginners and dehydrating gurus alike!

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

 

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About the Author

Brett L. Markham is an engineer, third-generation farmer, and polymath. Using the methods explained in his book, he runs a profitable, Certifed Naturally Grown mini farm on less than half an acre. Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time. He lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes

The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes

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The long-awaited cookbook companion to the revolutionary New York Times bestseller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.

“I hope you’ll treat yourself to one of these recipes and just open that door. I guarantee you won’t close it!”
—Samuel L. Jackson

Hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired to turn their lives around by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s Jr.’s bestseller, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. The plant-based nutrition plan Dr. Esselstyn advocates based on his twenty-year nutritional study—the most comprehensive of its kind—is proven to stop and reverse even advanced coronary disease, and is built on the message the Esselstyn family has lived by for years: Your health is truly in your own hands, and what you eat matters.

Mother-daughter team Ann and Jane Esselstyn have decades of experience developing delicious, healthful recipes for both their family and Dr. Esselstyn’s many grateful patients. Now, they combine their expertise to offer you the cookbook companion to Dr. Esselstyn’s groundbreaking book, with more than 125 easy and mouthwatering recipes, brimming with nourishment for your heart and your overall health. From their quick and easy meals like Fast Pasta and Greens and delicious “Sloppy Joes” to their indulgent desserts like their signature Kale Cake and Minty Frozen Chocolate Balls, these recipes will empower you to reclaim your health and discover the pleasures of eating plant-based.

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“In my lifetime, I’ve understood diet played a big role in the quality of my life, so I ate what I considered to be good for me. From childhood, the litany of ‘eat your vegetables’ was drummed into me, sometimes literally. Naturally, me being Southern, there was always meat served with those veggies, and most times it was used to flavor them. 64 years later, I meet the Esselstyns, and they say ‘eat your vegetables, but eat them raw or cooked with no oil!’ WHAT?! But, I tried it. It’s truly amazing what the things I already liked really tasted like. Even more amazing: the number of plant-based creations that are possible. I won’t go into the gigantic health benefits that came my way as a result of my decision to go plant-based, but I will say that 30 lost pounds and an infinite number of compliments later, I’m more than happy. I hope you’ll treat yourself to one of these recipes and just open that door. I guarantee you won’t close it!”
—Samuel L. Jackson

“This is a great cookbook for treating and reversing heart disease as well as a wide variety of other ailments and diseases. So hear the whisper of your heart and do it a favor. Try these recipes and see for yourself what a fantastic difference they can make for your health. Dr. Esselstyn’s amazing accomplishments are backed up by Ann and Jane’s health enriching recipes.”
—T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, and Karen Campbell, Director of the Center for Nutrition Studies

Praise for Caldwell Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
“Proves that changes in diet (and that alone) cause radical changes in the age and disease of your arteries.”
—Michael Roizen, M.D., coauthor of You: On a Diet

“Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn has directed pioneering research demonstrating that the progression of even severe coronary heart disease can often be reversed by making comprehensive changes in diet and lifestyle.”
—Dean Ornish, M.D., founder, President, and Director, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and author of Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease

“A hard-nosed scientist shows us his secrets for successfully cleaning the rusting arteries of so many patients—and it doesn’t even hurt.”
—Mehmet Oz, M.D., coauthor of You: The Owner’s Manual

“Dr. Esselstyn has always been ahead of his time. His focus on the healing powers of proper nutrition on diseased coronary arteries has now proven right, raising another unthinkable notion—that heart patients can cure themselves.”
—Bernadine Healy, M.D., former Director, National Institutes of Health

“This powerful program will make you virtually heart-attack-proof. On the basis of decades of research, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn has shown not only how to prevent heart disease but also how to reverse it—even for people who have been affected for many years. I strongly recommend this important book.”
—Neal D. Barnard, M.D., founder and President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and author of Breaking the Food Seduction

“Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease provides a practical approach for people to regain their lost health. Considering the worldwide prevalence of coronary artery disease, this book should become the bestseller of all time.”
—John A. McDougall, M.D., author of The McDougall Program

“Dr. Esselstyn’s eminently successful arrest-and-reversal therapy for heart disease through patient education and empowerment as the treatment of choice will send shock waves through a mercenary medical system that focuses largely on pills and procedures.”
—Hans Diehl, founder and Director, Coronary Health Improvement Project

“Dr. Esselstyn’s solution in Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease is as profound as Newton’s discovery of gravity. Half of all Americans dying today could have changed their date with the undertaker by following Dr. Esselstyn’s plan.”
—Howard F. Lyman, coauthor of No More Bull! and Mad Cowboy

“If you have heart disease, this book should be essential reading. It could save your life.”
—Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
About the Author
Ann Crile Esselstyn has been called the Julia Child of plant-based cooking.
Jane Esselstyn is a nurse, researcher, recipe designer and married mother of three.
They live in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lower Your Blood Pressure: A 21-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan

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A no-nonsense plan that has been proven and tested by more than 300,000 people in 154 countries. Whether you want to shed 10 pounds or 100, whether you want to build muscle or just look more toned, this book is the original “bible of fitness” that shows you how to get permanent results the safe, healthy, and natural way.

Do you want to shed fat and sculpt a new body shape at the same time?
Do you want a program without gimmicks, hype, or quick fixes?
Do you want a program guaranteed to work, no matter how old you are or what kind of shape you’re in now?

For twenty-five years, industry veteran and bestselling author Tom Venuto has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected fat-loss experts. In Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle—known by fans as “the bible of fat loss”—Tom reveals the body transformation secrets of the leanest people in the world. This is not a diet and it’s not just a weight-loss program; this is a breakthrough system to change your life and get you leaner, stronger, fitter, and healthier with the latest discoveries in exercise and nutrition science.
Inside, you’ll discover:

– The simple but powerful LEAN formula, revealing the four crucial elements of body transformation success.

– The New Body 28 (TNB-28): a four-week training plan for sculpting lean muscle, plus a quick start primer workout perfect for beginners

– A lifestyle program that’s more flexible and easier than ever to follow, even if you are busy, have dietary restrictions, or have never worked out before.

– The motivation strategies it takes to stick with your plan.

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not about getting as ripped as a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder like Tom did (unless you want to); it’s about using their secrets to achieve your own personal goals. You are sure to call it your fitness bible for many years to come.

 

 

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Q&A with Tom Venuto

Tom Venuto
Q. What do you think is the biggest myth about losing weight?

A. Definitely that dieting is the best way to lose weight, when it’s actually the WORST way! Most weight loss programs focus only on one thing, and that’s usually diet. My book is not so much about dieting your body down as it is about building your body up. It’s about getting leaner, but it’s also about building fitness, building strength, building lean muscle, building health and building confidence… and to do that, you have to approach it from more than one angle. Nutrition is the most important part, but there are four elements you need to transform your body in the shortest amount of time, and most people are missing the other three. Those are the people who say they’ve tried everything, and failed—when the truth is that their previous efforts didn’t focus on the complete picture.

Q. Why is resistance training so important even if someone’s goal is just to lose weight?

A. If you diet and you don’t do resistance training at the same time, you can lose between 30% and 50% of your weight loss in form of lean body mass. If you want to keep the muscle you have, you have to do resistance training. If you just diet, you WILL lose weight, but you’ll just become a smaller version of yourself – you’ll turn into a skinny fat person.

Q. What is the biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight?

A. Focusing only on food quality or only on food quantity.

Those who focus only on food quantity believe that weight loss is only about calories-in-versus-calories-out, and “a calorie is just a calorie.” Those who focus only on food quality believe that weight loss is only about the nutritional value of the food, not the calories, so if they only eat health foods, they’ll automatically lose weight.

The truth is, if you want to get leaner and get healthier, you need focus on both – calorie quantity and calorie quality, not one or the other.

Q. Is there anything new in the science of burning fat and building muscle that everyone should know about?

A. The biggest breakthrough is that we’re finding that each person’s body type is unique and may need a different approach than other people’s. Most diet programs are very rigid about certain things: for example, saying everyone should eat low carbs. But what we’re discovering as research advances is that everyone is different. Some people get leaner and healthier on lower carbs, some people respond better to high carbs, and most people find that a healthy balance is right in the middle. So the science is confirming that the best approach is to customize your plan for your body type. That’s exactly what I show you how to do in BURN THE FAT, FEED THE MUSCLE.

Q. Is it ever too late?

A. Never! In fact, when you think about how you lose muscle every year if you don’t train, it’s too late not to start, no matter what your age. Resistance training combined with the right nutrition can take ten years off your biological age; it’s literally the fountain of youth. And I’m not just talking about a great body; I’m talking about great health, too.

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“In Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Tom Venuto truly delivers the holy grail of fat loss. His frank and practical roadmap of the caloric mechanics of fat loss combined with the often overlooked, but essential, psychological strategies make this one of the most useful books on fat loss ever written.”
—Michael Roussell, PhD

“Not only does Tom include every fact about fat loss worth including, he offers vital, practical, and time-tested systems to implement them. This is a great resource for anyone who’s serious about getting lean, fit, and muscular, while eating a healthy diet and having time left over to enjoy life. It’s the new industry standard for fitness books.”
—Lou Schuler, author of The New Rules of Lifting series

“This is the true bible of fitness.”
—Shawn Phillips, author of Strength for Life and Ab-solution

“Tom Venuto did it again. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle delivers exactly what people need to do exactly as the title says—burn fat AND build muscle. Simultaneously! And the best part is it’s practical, useful, and beneficial for everyone, from the nutrition and training to the simple yet effective behavioral strategies.”
—Chris Mohr, PhD, RD

“Very few in the history of the health and fat loss world have consistently delivered practical, easy-to-understand information like Tom Venuto. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is the quintessential collection of those principles and may be the most important book of its kind in this era.”
—Mike Howard, Founder of Core Concepts Wellness

“Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is the go-to resource for anyone who wants to achieve low levels of body fat and get ripped. Tom goes above and beyond discussing the common elements of training and nutrition­—he covers a topic most people neglect that’s vitally important: mental training. Every topic is explained thoroughly so the reader knows exactly what must be done, in simple steps, to achieve the results they desire. Bottom line—if you want to get ripped, this is the guide for you.”
—Nia Shanks, LiftLikeaGirl.com

“Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is the guide to transformation you’ve been looking for. Tom Venuto tackles the complexity of the human psyche in such a simplistic way it makes you question ‘Why didn’t I know this before!?’ When you combine that with his nondogmatic and scientific approach to the physical techniques of fat loss and training, you have the makings of a classic ‘must own’ book. And that is what Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is: an instant classic.”
—Leigh Peele, author of Fat Loss Troubleshoot and Starve Mode

“As a strength coach and fitness blogger Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is a breath of fresh air. It’s not full of hype. Tom’s book is an honest blueprint built on a fitness philosophy that has been tested and proven to work. If you help others or personally want to build a body you can be comfortable in, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is a must-have.”
—Jason Paris CSCS, FitnessDoctrine.com

“In a health and fitness world where extreme viewpoints and rigid dogma prevail, Tom Venuto’s new Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle delivers sensible, doable, and powerful fat-loss advice anyone can follow. If you are tired of the hype, confusion, and extremes in the diet and exercise world, this book will get you on the right track and teach you all you need to know about what it takes to burn the fat the right way.”
—Dr. Jade Anthony Teta, coauthor, The Metabolic Effect

“Among the overwhelming plethora of fitness, weight loss, and exercise books on the market today, there are very few that will survive the test of time. Tom Venuto’s Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle will be one of them. If you’re looking for the latest trend or quick fix, you won’t find it in this book. What you will find is concrete information on what really works: strength training to build muscle. Build muscle to burn fat … what a concept!”
—Tom Terwilliger, Mr. America, author of, The 7 Rules of Achievement

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Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-for Good

Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-for Good

 

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An award-winning psychologist and director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior shows everyone how to make real, lasting change in their lives in this exciting work of popular psychology that goes beyond The Power of Habit with science and practical strategies that can alter their problem behaviors—forever.

Whether it’s absent-minded mistakes at work, a weakness for junk food, a smart phone addiction, or a lack of exercise, everyone has some bad habit or behavior that they’d like to change. But wanting to change and actually doing it—and sticking with it—are two very different things.

Dr. Sean Young, an authoritative new voice in the field of behavioral science, knows a great deal about our habits—how we make them and how we can break them. Stick with It is his fascinating look at the science of behavior, filled with crucial knowledge and practical advice to help everyone successfully alter their actions and improve their lives.

As Dr. Young explains, you don’t change behavior by changing the person, you do it by changing the process. Drawing on his own scientific research and that of other leading experts in the field, he explains why change can be difficult and identifies the crucial forces that combine to make transformation permanent, from the right way to create new habits to how to harness emotional meaning to motivate change. He also helps us understand how the mind often interferes with creating lasting change and how we can outsmart it, including using “neurohacks” to shortcut the brain’s counterproductive instincts. In addition he provides a powerful corrective to the decades old science of habits, offering a next generation discussion of how habits can change behavior with the right approach.

Packed with pragmatic exercises and stories of real people who have used them successfully, Stick with It shows that it is possible to control spending, stick to a diet, become more social, exercise regularly, stop compulsively checking e-mail, and overcome problem behaviors—forever.

Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity

Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity

 

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A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity—an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand—and why it is so essential to our well-being
 
Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire.

In Trying Not To Try, Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We’ve long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it.

With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from wu-wei to the Force in Star Wars, explains why wu-wei is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what’s happening in the brain when we’re in a state of wu-wei—why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible.

Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can live more fulfilling lives. Trying Not To Try is mind-expanding and deeply pleasurable, the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture.

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Praise for Trying Not to Try:

A Guardian Best Book of 2014
A 2014 Brain Pickings Best Book on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

“Looks like a self-help book, but it’s actually an insightful and lucid introduction to some of the most fruitful ideas in ancient Chinese philosophy.”
—Julian Baggini, The Guardian

“Edward Slingerland treats us to a work of seminal importance. Yet never was there such an important book that takes itself so lightly. Slingerland explains the correspondence between ancient Chinese philosophical ideas about wu-wei, or doing by not doing, and modern neuroscience. In doing so in erudite fashion, he also manages to discuss Woody Allen, magic mushrooms, his daughter’s storybooks, Luke Skywalker and how hard it is to get a date when you’re desperate.”
—Huffington Post

Trying not to Try is an enlightening introduction to the often misunderstood mindset of wu-wei, the ‘being in the moment’ that is the key to Eastern wisdom. Slingerland’s volume is an invaluable guide to anyone on the quest for a full life, lived spontaneously.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow

“Ancient Chinese philosophy has never been more accessible. Not even in ancient China. Slingerland is not just a philosopher, he’s a time traveller.”
Russell Brand, author of Revolution

Trying Not to Try navigates the confluence of two mighty rivers: the burgeoning science of the mind and the classic wisdom of China’s Taoist and Confucian traditions. This is a thoughtful, grounded book about traditions that should be better known—and more often put into practice—in the West.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human

“East meets West in Edward Slingerland’s Trying Not to Try, an entertaining and thought-provoking account of how the principles of ancient Chinese thought continue to apply—indeed, may apply even more—in modern times. Slingerland will make you reconsider your approach to everyday life and will challenge you to approach success—and failure—in a new, refreshing and reenergizing light.”
—Maria Konnikova, author of Mastermind
 
“‘I’ll give it a try,’ says Luke Skywalker, and Yoda snaps: ‘Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.’ In this fascinating book, Edward Slingerland brings together ancient Chinese philosophy and contemporary cognitive science to solve the secret of wu-wei—the art of acting effortlessly and spontaneously, of being active and effective, even brilliant, without ever trying. The book itself is a testament to the power of wu-wei, as Slingerland explores rich and intricate ideas with confidence, clarity, and grace. Trying Not to Try is intellectually stimulating, a pleasure to read, and might well change your life.”
—Paul Bloom, Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale University; author of Just Babies and How Pleasure Works

Trying Not to Try is fascinating, original, and mind-expanding — it shows us a completely different way of thinking about success and happiness.”
—Amy Chua, John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, Yale Law School; author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
 
“Ancient China produced some of the greatest wisdom in human history, and Slingerland makes those riches accessible to modern readers. This book represents the humanities at their best — it’s grounded in careful research about an ancient culture, yet speaks to the eternal challenge of being human in a complex and confusing world.”
—Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business; author of The Happiness Hypothesis and The Righteous Mind

“A remarkable time-traveling synthesis that shows how classic Chinese philosophers anticipated contemporary brain science and also looked beyond it, offering sage advice about how to live lives that flow.  We meet Confucius, Daoists, the first Zen Master, a 6th century hippie, and other ancient Eastern educators, whose ideas have never been rendered more relevant to our times.”
—Jesse Prinz, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, City University of New York
 
“Through a combination of hard science and ancient philosophy, Trying Not to Try has convinced me that my usual approach to life—smashing through walls and grinding out painful victories—isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes trying hard is overrated. Slingerland has written a charming, intellectually rigorous book that can help all of us improve our lives.”
—Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal
 
“A fascinating read. With state-of-the art science and interesting stories, Slingerland provides key insights from the East and West for achieving happiness and well-being.”
—Sian Beilock, professor of psychology, University of Chicago; author of Choke

“Edward Slingerland is one of the world’s leading comparative philosophers and the foremost advocate of bridging the gulf between cognitive science and the humanities. In Trying Not to Try he reminds us that philosophy truly is a way of life, that classical Chinese philosophy offers deep insights into human flourishing, and that this classical Chinese wisdom anticipates in compelling ways what the best contemporary cognitive science teaches. This is a landmark book— clear, sparkling, and humane.”
—Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Duke University; author of The Bodhisattva’s Brain
 
“This wonderful book not only shows us how to live a more satisfying life, it helps explain why social life is even possible: spontaneity, Slingerland argues, is the key to trust, and ultimately, the evolution of cooperation. A thought-provoking book by a truly gifted writer.”
—Harvey Whitehouse, Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford
 
“Slingerland’s book exemplifies the very principles it elucidates. Although the material is sophisticated, we effortlessly glide through a highly original integration of ancient wisdom and modern science towards a deep understanding of how one can simultaneously set a course in life and live spontaneously.”
—Jonathan Schooler, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara

“In this fascinating book, Edward Slingerland tackles one of the most infuriating obstacles we encounter in our attempts to live meaningful lives. When we try with too much conscious effort to feel happy, or achieve our goals, we sabotage ourselves – but trying to be spontaneous is equally futile. The way out of this paradox is wu-wei, the ancient Chinese ideal of effortless yet accomplished living. Trying Not To Try is both a deeply researched history of this enviable state of relaxed success, and a witty guide to achieving it yourself. Don’t overthink whether you’re going to read it — just read it.”
—Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

“I tried hard to avoid reading this book — just too much to do. But I lost control, dipped in, and was swept along by apparently effortless prose describing the contrast between Confucianism and Taoism, and its relevance to our modern lives, including the good evolutionary reasons why commitment is usually more successful than manipulation. This is the perfect book club book.”
—Randolph Nesse, Arizona State University Center for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, and author of Why We Get Sick

“Slingerland lucidly addresses the power of developing a ‘cultured spontaneity’ and accessibly explains how the need to shut off our minds and bodies can be challenging in an age when smarter and faster is the status quo…A studious and fluent appeal for the benefits of a sound mind.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Slingerland’s book is valuable and refreshing; it illuminates traditions unfairly overlooked in the West, and does so in a way that’s clear-eyed, amenable to science, and largely free of the facile relativism that often mars Western accounts of Eastern philosophy.”
—The Skinny

About the Author

Edward Slingerland is Professor of Asian Studies and Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia. Educated at Princeton, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, he is an internationally renowned expert in Chinese thought, comparative religion, and cognitive science. In addition to over twenty academic journal articles in a range of fields, he has written several scholarly books, including What Science Offers the Humanities and a translation of the Analects of Confucius.  He lives in Vancouver with his wife and daughter.

Lower Your Blood Pressure: A 21-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan to Decrease Blood Pressure Naturally

Lower Your Blood Pressure: A 21-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan to Decrease Blood Pressure Naturally

 

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Make your healthy heart a habit with the diet and meal plan in Lower Your Blood Pressure.

As 54% of the 75 million Americans who suffer from hypertension know, leading a heart-healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. Recognizing both the rewards and challenges of dieting to lower your blood pressure, Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RD, CSSD, lays out an effective and easy to follow 21-day DASH diet meal plan to help you start and stick to healthy habits. Featuring over 75 low-sodium, high-potassium, and magnesium-filled recipes, Lower Your Blood Pressure is your kick-start guide to get your heart beating right.

Lower Your Blood Pressure contains:

  • A 21-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan preparing you with weekly menus and shopping lists to start you down the right path
  • Over 75 Quick and Easy DASH Recipes providing low-sodium, high-potassium, and magnesium meals made in 30 minutes or less
  • Helpful Tips offering techniques to de-stress and nutritional insight
  • An Essential Overview covering the basics of managing your blood pressure

Lower Your Blood Pressure includes recipes such as: Blueberry-Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie, Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, Asparagus and Wild Garlic Risotto, Enchiladas with Bean Medley, Tandoori Chicken with Rice, Halibut with Greens and Ginger, Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes, Southwestern Meatballs, Peanut Butter Rice Pudding, Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins, and much more!

Take the pressure out of keeping your sodium levels in check with Lower Your Blood Pressure.

Mix-and-Match Mama Eats: Crazy Good Go-To Meals

Mix-and-Match Mama Eats: Crazy Good Go-To Meals

 

 

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Make Mealtime Simple and Delicious

The pressure of planning and preparing meals from one day to the next can become stressful. Shay Shull, the Mix and Match Mama, has found simple solutions for making quick and tasty dishes that will satisfy your whole family and make your life so much easier.

Inside this book you will discover more than 200 crazy good go-to breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes for every holiday, season, and month of the year, as well as a helpful Tips and Tricks section featuring “Baking Essentials” and “Grocery Staples”.

Let Shay show you how to spend less time in the kitchen and more time making memories as you enjoy home-cooked meals your entire family will love.
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“Shay’s cookbooks are a must in my house! As a fellow mama of busy, growing kids, she makes it easy for me to make my family yummy, healthy meals. And the best part…they don’t take a million and one hours or ingredients to do it! I love all of her recipes and every sweet treat. I simply adore her from my head to my feet!”
—Brandee Buble, author of O’Shae the Octopus and Jayde the Jaybird

“Thanks to my friend Shay Shull, the Mix-and-Match Mama, the cooking gene I always said I didn’t have has worked its way into my DNA. Okay, maybe not completely, but I don’t need one with Shay’s recipes! They are simple, DELICIOUS, and perfect for busy moms, parents, grandparents, sitters, ladies—really, anyone like me, and I love her for it! You will too!”
—Trista Sutter, former Bachelorette and author of Happily Ever After

“Shay has mastered two things—being a great mom and cooking delicious meals for her family. Luckily for me, I’ve been on the receiving end of the latter for years. Shay’s passion for helping other mothers in their pursuit of creating delicious meals for their families has been inspiring to watch. Her collection of easy-to-make recipes has made dinnertime at the Lowe house so much better!”
—Sean Lowe, star of the 2013 season of The Bachelor

About the Author
Shay Shull is the author of the Mix and Match Mama blog and several cookbooks including Mix-and-Match Mama Eats and Mix-and-Match Meal Planner. She writes about motherhood, adoption, world travel, holidays, organization, and, of course, yummy food. Passionate about coffee, traveling the world with her family, and Red Sox baseball, her greatest love is Christ. Shay lives in McKinney, Texas, with her husband, Andrew, and their four kids: Kensington, Smith, Ashby, and Madeley.