Archives for the month of: March, 2017

kaziso

Many individuals these days feel lost and often conflicted about how to find happiness and satisfaction in their lives. Kaz Iso has written a wonderfully nurturing book on this topic, “When One Door Closes: Wisdom From the East To Find Your Soul’s Path” (www.kaziso.com).

Whether you are struggling with recent changes or feel dissatisfied or stuck with where your life’s path has lead you, “When One Door Closes” can help to change your outlook, your perspective, and ultimately your level of happiness. Topics in this short but very helpful guidebook include meditation, sleep habits, and the power of letting go, the power of inspiration and the power of leverage.  This volume is one of those small and easy reads that present some big and very life-changing ideas.

When One Door Closes” by Kaz Iso — Gotta Love It!

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eclairs

European chef and eclair boutique owner Christophe Adam shares the secrets, tips and techniques for making professional looking gourmet eclair pastries at home in his colorfully illustrated guidebook, “Eclairs: Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes” (www.robertrose.ca)

There are more than 500 photos illustrating step by step instructions for creating more than a dozen different eclair varieties, from classic chocolate topped to Hazlenut Praline, Pistachio Orange, Raspberry, Black Currant and Chocolate Coconut. Any home baker looking for their next creative challenge needs search no further than Adam’s guide to an array of filled eclair pastries that are luscious, colorful and oh-so-tempting.

Eclairs: Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes by Christophe Adam…Gotta Love It! 

home

If you are considering investing in your first home, condo or townhouse, there is a great guide available called “My First Home” , authored by Shashank Shekhar with Richa Sarin (www.MyFirstHomeTheBook.com).

My First Home presents an wealth of straightforward and easy to understand information regarding all the ins and outs of buying your first home, with topics ranging from securing a mortgage, making an offer, and creative ways to finance the down payment. Virtually any question you may have about becoming real estate savvy and avoiding first-timer pitfalls are included in this very informative book.

“My First Home” by Shashank Shekhar with Richa Sarin – Gotta Love It!

giants

Artist Eric Messinger has introduced a unique new offering to the coloring book genre that is definitely not limited to kids. His Dominion of Giants Coloring Book: Behemoths of The Fantasy World from Fox Chapel Publishing (www.foxchapelpublishing.com) enables budding artists to enter the magical world inhabited by fierce and often grotesque-looking colossal humanoid creatures.

The book’s first section offers invaluable tips and tricks on coloring techniques that can bring each illustration to life, and there are more than 60 pages of intricate and fascinating creatures for the coloring pleasure of kids – and fantasy enthusiasts – of all ages.

Dominion of Giants Coloring Book by Eric Messinger – Gotta Love It!

squeeze

The recently released Squeeze Life by Karliin Brooks , founder of the healthy lifestyle company  The Squeeze Juice, based in New York City (www.skyhorsepublishing.com) provides the reader with more than 100 non-conventional food, juice and smoothie recipes designed to detoxify and well as energize.

The colorful photography is bright and sensual and the recipes are written in a raunchy, tongue-in-cheek style that will make you smile! If you are going to fuel your body, why not fuel it with nutrient-dense, vegan ingredients that power you up without weighing you down.  Suggestions for energizing 3-day cleanses are also included that can help you lose up to 5 pounds in just 7 days. You’ll be ready to fill up your basket at your local Farmer’s Market after reviewing the tantalizing and sensual recipes presented in this hip guidebook that will have you transforming Mother Nature’s best products into food, smoothie and juice creations.

Squeeze Life by Karliin Brooks – Gotta Love It!

 

buttercream

If you believe that cakes are an essential part of any celebration, you owe it to yourself to investigate Carey Madden’s new release, “Buttercream Basics: Learn the Art of Buttercream Decorating” (www.robertrose.ca).

Madden has great credentials for writing a beautifully  illustrated tutorial about the art of buttercream cake decorating. She is the owner of Philadelphia’s celebrated Violet bakery. This book offers a wonderful step by step guide to becoming your kitchen’s own bakery artist, starting with the basics of whipping up buttercream frosting and then progressing through the various levels of expertise until you are ready to create fantastic looking cakes and decorated cupcakes for any occasion!

Buttercream Basics by Carey Madden – Gotta Love It! 

diabetes

If you or another person in the household has diabetes, there’s no need to make separate meals. Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus have gathered 150 nutritious, delicious recipes into their newly released “Everyday Diabetes Meals” (www.robertrose.ca) that everyone can enjoy.

Chickpea Salad with Savory Greek Yogurt Dressing,  Chicken Marsala, Baked Seafood Scampi and Fiesta Eggs Benedict are just a few of the 150 dishes  that will help diabetic patients improve their blood sugar management and overall health, and the tastebuds of their non-diabetic partners feeling satisfied. The majority of the featured recipes make two servings for immediate enjoyment, or you can enjoy one portion and refrigerate the other for another meal. Detailed nutritional profiles are provided with each recipe, along with tips for making variations. You don’t have to be diabetic to enjoy “Everyday Diabetes Meals”, with recipes that are quick and easy to make using fresh ingredients and worthy of being on some of the finest restaurant menus!

Everyday Diabetes Meals by Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus – Gotta Love It!