Offers advice on the process of fermenting foods, providing information on how it works and the equipment required, and includes step-by-step instructions for making pickles, salsa, condiments, hummus, yogurt, and cheese.
Author: James R. Leverentz
Release Date: 2010
The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Cheese Makingis for both the hobbyist who will enjoy this traditional skill and organic food enthusiasts interested in wholesome, additive-free foods, offering readers the step-by-step process for making all variety of cheeses. Covers the processes of creating- Mascarpone Ricotta Neufchatel Queso Fresco Farmhouse Cheddar Monterey Jack, Colby Traditional Cheddar Feta Gouda Havarti, and many more cheeses
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Dehydrating Foods is a comprehensive introduction to the process of food dehydrating. Commercial dehydrators were once too expensive for the typical home, but they've become much more popular in recent years as people have discovered the value and versatility of drying foods at home for snacks such as dried fruits and vegetables, trail mix, jerkies, fruit leathers, and more, all at a fraction of the cost were they to buy commercially-dried foods. Today, people are using their home dehydrators for drying and preserving all types of foods, from fruits and vegetables, to herbs, and even drying flowers for crafts. The authors will take readers through the process, step by step, showing them how to buy the right dehydrator for their kitchen, how to use it properly so their yield and savings are maximized, and even how they can dry foods using less conventional methods, such as a solar dryer or even their conventional oven. Readers will benefit from more than 80 recipes that will enable them to preserve and create wonderful foods that will save them time,money, and bring a entirely new offering of tastes to their kitchen.
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Fermented foods are a delicious and rich source of nourishment. Many of our favorite everyday foods like beer, wine, cheese, bread, and yogurt, or beloved family traditions like sauerkraut, corned beef, and kimchi, are the result of fermentation. Besides adding complexity and flavor to many foods, fermentation is also proven to add amazing health benefits--from promoting healthy digestion to allowing our body to fully absorb the necessary nutrients in our food. However, many beginners are skittish about starting the process of fermentation for the first time. With straightforward guides, delicious recipes, and step-by-step instructions, Fermentation for Beginners takes the stress out of at-home fermentation. Whether you are trying fermentation to improve your health, or just want to explore this time-tested culinary skill, Fermentation for Beginners will be your guide to the art of fermentation and the science of probiotic foods. Fermentation for Beginners will show you how and why to ferment your own foods, with: • 60 delicious fermentation recipes, from pickles to yogurt to sourdough bread to wine • 13 key ingredients for fermentation • 9 top health reasons to eat probiotic foods • Step-by-step instructions for safe and effective fermentation • Overview of the science behind fermentation • Tips on starting your home fermentation laboratory With the right combination of microbes and a little skill, Fermentation for Beginners will give you all the tools you need to start fermenting your own foods right away.
A fifty percent revision of a popular Complete Idiot's Guide that now, more than ever, offers readers a thorough, creative writing class in a book, with Dr. Laurie Rozakis as their teacher. The book is refocused to more of an academic approach. Readers can begin to unlock their creativity from the first page, with fabulous exercises that help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including: • •Short stories •Narrative nonfiction •Memoirs •Magazine articles •Poetry •Drama •Blogging and freewriting
An easy formula for success. With topics such as stereochemistry, carboxylic acids, and unsaturated hydrocarbons, it's no wonder so many students have a bad reaction to organic chemistry class. Fortunately, this guide gives college students who are required to take organic chemistry an accessible, easy-to-follow companion to their textbooks. * With the tremendous growth in the health-care job market, many students are pursuing college degrees that require organic chemistry * Ian Guch is an award-winning chemistry teacher who has taught at both the high school and college levels
Featuring over 80 delicious recipes, Fermenting Food Step by Step takes you on a culinary journey of discovery showing you how to ferment all kinds of ingredients. Take advantage of the incredible health benefits of fermented foods and make your own at home. Includes the basics of fermenting vegetables, including sauerkrauts, kimchis and pickles; beverages, such as vinegars, kombucha and kefir; diary, including how to make yogurt and cottage cheese; and breads, beans and more. Plus tips on how to ferment foods safely and avoid potential issues. Follow the comprehensive step-by-step recipes of the fermentation process and enjoy the intense flavours that come with fermented foods.
Author: Marni Wasserman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-06-04
Genre: Health & Fitness
Get healthy, lose weight, and feel great on a plant-based diet The benefits of a plant-based diet have been publicized far and wide, and you can no longer deny it—you're fully ready to experience the health benefits of this lifestyle. Plant-Based Diet For Dummies has been created to help even the most stubborn carnivores adapt to and even learn to find joy in a plant-based diet. Besides providing useful tips, delicious recipes, and meal ideas, this lively resource discusses all you have to gain from adopting healthier eating habits, including a decreased risk for cancer, a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, a lower cholesterol count and blood pressure, and a lower risk, and prevention, of diabetes. A meat-free lifestyle has many benefits for your body, and author Marni Wasserman takes you on a journey of discovery into the exciting world of fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-rich foods. A plant-based diet, while similar to vegetarian and vegan diets, is different in that it allows an individual to experience the benefits of vegetarianism without focusing on the politics of a meat-free lifestyle. This book takes the mystery out of adopting better food habits and making better meal choices. It shows you how to stock your kitchen, cook fantastic meals, and discover the wealth of delicious ingredients at your fingertips. Discusses how to improve energy, lower cholesterol, and protect the body's cells, all through better diet options Includes more than 40 mouthwatering recipes and sample menu plans Gives specific advice and instructions for athletes, those battling illnesses, expectant parents, seniors, and children Covers which plant foods are good sources of fat, protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber Get healthy, lose weight, and feel great on a plant-based diet.
Author: S. Brent Morris, PhD, 33°
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Freemasonry is an ancient secret society shrouded in obscurity. Fascination with the mysteries of the Masons reached fever pitch after the release of Dan Brown's novels, Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, and The Lost Symbol. But these novels and their related movies raised more questions than they answered. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry, Second Edition, fills readers in on the truths behind the mysteries. In it, readers get: - A fact-filled overview of the birth and beginnings of Freemasonry, including its relationship to the Knights Templar and Egypt - Fascinating facts about famous Masons - An explanation of the various Masonic organizations, such as the York and Scottish rites, and the Shriners - A behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on in a Masonic lodge, including initiations - A new walking tour of Washington, D.C., pointing out the hidden Masonic symbols featured in The Lost Symbol - Scripts for Masonic rituals, giving a flavor of the language used in such ceremonies - A field guide to Masonic symbols and regalia, with photos and explanations of significance - The history behind Masonic philanthropic efforts and youth groups - A history of African American Freemasonry and the role of women in Masonic organizations
The Home Preserving Bible thoroughly details every type of preserving-for both small and large batches-with clear, step-by-step instructions. An explanation of all the necessary equipment and safety precautions is covered as well. But this must have reference isn't for the novice only; it's filled with both traditional and the latest home food preservation methods. More than 350 delicious recipes are included-both timeless recipes people expect and difficult-to-find recipes.
The secret to getting what you want. In 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Law of Attraction', readers learn exactly how to be their own best friend and avoid being their own worst enemy. The secret lies in translating thoughts into positive energy that can transform life. Every person can take real, concrete actions to get the results they want in every aspect of life. Concrete, practical strategies for applying the Law of Attraction to your health, relationships and career. Download a sample chapter.
We live in a world where the very basic requirements of our existence are moving further and further away from tradition. Our current food system is sick and getting sicker, as is the population. It's time to return our emphasis to top-quality ingredients that are farmed and harvested in the most ethical ways. It's time to re-educate ourselves about what "real food" actually means and what it can do to help preserve our long-term health. It's time to put our well-being back at the top of our list of priorities. It's time to put the brakes on out-of-control food madness and get back to basics. Fermented: A Four-Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods is your guide to an essential aspect of ancestral eating—fermentation. A centuries-old craft practiced by traditional cultures in all parts of the world, fermenting food is a creative and inexpensive way to enhance the nutritive properties of your favorite foods and to introduce exciting, new flavors into your weekly menus. Learn the basic techniques of fermentation and become comfortable with how to ferment anything. Start exploring the foods that are in season where you live, and put your newly learned fermentation skills into practice. Expand your fermentation wings and go beyond the produce aisle to try your hand at fermented meat, beverages, dairy, coconut products, condiments, dressings, cocktails, and mocktails. Incorporate healthy probiotic foods into your ancestral diet to maximize the nutrition of those foods you already love to eat. Your health is your most important asset. Eating well is something you can do every single day to protect yourself and your most important commodity. Adding fermented foods to your daily diet is an essential piece of the clean-eating puzzle, and you can do it easily in any kitchen with nearly any food. Grab a jar and get fermented!
An updated guide to the American political system explains how the government works and the functions of its many parts, covering such topics as the system of checks and balances, the election process, the Constitution, and the division of state and federal powers, with new information on such issues as homeland security and campaign finance reform. Original.