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Winter Health Concerns
11 Reasons to Love Vitamin D
While a chore like raking fall leaves may seem menial, it is actually one of the many ever-present opportunities for mindful concentration.
The Amazing Healing Powers of Mushrooms
Explore the tremendous promise of mushrooms to fight against cancer, arthritis, superbugs and other serious health concerns,
Make Throat Soothers: Licorice-Ginger Pills
Combine the relieving powers of licorice and ginger with these tasty pills.
Managing Editor Allison Martin answers the popular reader-submitted question "How can I eat healthy when I'm on the run?
Following traditional kimchi-making seasons and focusing on produce at its peak, this bold, colorful cookbook walks you step by step through how to make both robust and lighter kimchi. Lauryn Chun explores a wide variety of flavors and techniques for creating this live-culture food, from long-fermented classic winter kimchi intended to spice up bleak months to easy-to-make summer kimchi that highlights the freshness of produce and is ready to eat in just minutes.
Once you have made your own kimchi, using everything from tender and delicate young napa cabbage to stuffed eggplant, you can then use it as a star ingredient in Chun’s inventive recipes for cooking with kimchi. From favorites such as Pan-Fried Kimchi Dumplings and Kimchi Fried Rice to modern dishes like Kimchi Risotto, Skirt Steak Ssam with Kimchi Puree Chimichurri, Kimchi Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs, and even a Kimchi Grapefruit Margarita, Chun showcases the incredible range of flavor kimchi adds to any plate.
With sixty recipes and beautiful photographs that will have you hooked on kimchi's unique crunch and heat, The Kimchi Cookbook takes the champagne of pickles to new heights.
You may already have a bird feeder in your yard, but you can attract a far wider range of species, and they will stay longer, if you create a bird-friendly landscape. Gardening for the Birds shows you how.
With the right native plants, arranged to mimic natural ecosystems, you will provide birds with food, water, shelter and nesting places. Instead of just visiting your garden to snack, birds will call it home.
Covering hundreds of native plants, and with extensive seasonal bloom and fruiting charts, this book helps you turn any space -- from a small, urban terrace to a large suburban yard -- into a home for a fascinating variety of birds. With its help, you'll master all the techniques for creating a balanced ecosystem. And its close-up profiles of birds from across all regions of North America will teach you their nesting, breeding and feeding habits.
Birding and gardening are natural companions: Let this rich compendium help you make your garden a sanctuary for the local bird population and yourself!
If you have a small family or want better-portioned vegan meals (that don't force you to eat chili for a week straight!), Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You is the resource you're looking for. Featuring recipes geared specifically for use with a 1.5- to 2-quart slow cooker, this handy cookbook provides endless meal ideas that you can make with minimal effort and maximum taste. Just prep a few items the night before or morning of, and come home to a hot meal, side or dessert the moment you walk in the door!
The little slow cooker is so easy to use that it makes cooking every day a snap, so you can have a healthy variety of foods at a fraction of the cost of eating out. Inside, you'll find a whole new world of food to fall in love with, from breakfast-y Pumpkin Polenta to comforting White Bean Quinoa Gumbo to luscious Blueberry Lemon Cake. You'll be amazed at what your little slow cooker can do!