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“The Clean Eating Dinner Cookbook & Diet Plan: 14 Simple Eating Clean Dinners for Weight Loss & a Healthy Lifestyle” by Kent Burden

Because we live in a world where everything happens very fast and we are busy all the time, dinner has become the most important and consistent meal of the day. History shows things haven’t always been this way. In the Introduction of his newest Clean Eating book, bestselling author and wellness expert Kent Burden explains how in the past people had dinner in the middle of the day, and only a light supper in the evening. Of course, with our current schedules it is impossible to go back to those ideal habits, so what he does is show us how we can improve our diets by choosing to eat only healthy, fresh, natural food that is grown as organically as possible.

“The Clean Eating Dinner Cookbook & Diet Plan” is the most thorough and complete Clean Eating guide on the market. It is packed with information you will not find anywhere else, and it offers over 50 simple recipes for delicious and nutritious dinners. The food pictures are absolutely amazing, and they help readers decide exactly what recipe they want to try in the evening, after a busy day, when all they wish is to cook something that doesn’t take much effort. Forget about frozen meals and highly processed foods. Kent Burden will show you exactly how to stock your pantry so you’d always have the basic ingredients for your Clean Eating dinners.

First of all, readers need to understand that Clean Eating is not a diet plan. It is a lifestyle. It has nothing in common with those restrictive diets that cut out your favorite food from your plate. On the contrary: once you adopt this lifestyle, you are allowed to eat anything you want, as long as you pay attention to the products you use. The author teaches his readers how to read and understand food labels, so that they’ll finally be able to make well-informed choices. Removing refined sugar, GMOs, chemicals, pesticides, hormones, and overly-processed foods is crucial, because these are the things that affect our health and lead to complicated diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and various forms of cancer.

Combine Clean Eating with daily exercise, and you’ve found the key to success. Kent Burden helps his readers achieve the body they want, improve their health, energy, and self-confidence. Because dinner is the most important meal of the day for us, he teaches us how to cook it fast and easy without spending too much time in the kitchen. “The Clean Eating Dinner Cookbook & Diet Plan” is the book you need if you truly want to change something and become the best that you can be.

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Dinner 2
Spinach, Apple & Feta Salad with Rosemary Baked Chicken and Potatoes

If you don’t do a lot of cooking from scratch but want to start, baking chicken is a good place to get your feet wet. The baking process itself is pretty simple. Add the chicken to a hot dry oven and wait for the internal temperature of the chicken to reach 165 degrees and violá, you have baked chicken. Chickens’ mild flavor tends to lend itself to a variety of marinades, glazes and spices and by simply experimenting you can find the one you and your family like best. This meal is simply delightful and incredibly healthy. It is packed with Vitamin A, K and folate as well as lean protein, omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, copper, iron and fiber. You can bring gourmet flair to your dinner by replacing the red potatoes with fingerling potatoes or a combination of Yukon gold, red and purple potatoes (often packaged as red white and blue potato combo). The spinach apple & feta salad is a great healthy starter that combines sweet apples with creamy feta (goat cheese works well too) and gives the whole family the fruits and veggies they need to stay healthy.
Spinach, Apple & Feta Salad
Dressing Ingredients:
•    1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
•    3/4 cup olive oil
•    1/4 tablespoon wild honey
•    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
•    1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Salad Ingredients:
•    6 cups fresh baby spinach
•    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
•    1/4 cup crumbled feta
•    1/4 cup sliced apples
Directions:
Put vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper in a bottle and shake well to combine. Toss spinach with nuts, feta and fruit. Give dressing another shake and drizzle over individual servings right before you serve dinner.
Rosemary Baked Chicken and Potatoes
Ingredients:
•    2 tablespoons olive oil
•    1 tablespoon paprika
•    1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
•    1 teaspoon sea salt
•    1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
•    2 cloves garlic finely chopped
•    6 bone-in organic free range chicken thighs and legs (about 2 pounds)
•    1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, halved
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix oil, paprika, rosemary, sea salt, pepper and garlic in large bowl. Add chicken and potatoes; toss to coat well. Arrange potatoes in single layer on foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan that has been buttered.  Bake 15 minutes. Push potatoes to one side of pan. Place chicken on pan.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender, turning potatoes occasionally. Serves 4.

“Get Ripped Now! Clean Eating Workout Guide for Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle” by Kent Burden

There are so many books on weight loss, nutrition, and physical exercise on the market that it gets complicated for a person who wants to start a well-balanced program to choose the most complete one. And what do we understand by “complete”? Well, the book needs to cover everything from eating healthily and choosing the right foods, to a good workout guide that truly gives results in no more than a month. Kent Burden’s “Get Ripped Now!” contains all these, and even more. It’s enough to read the Contents and look over the Introduction and the first couple of chapters to see that it is, indeed, one of the most complete, well-structured, and efficient books out there.

Kent Burden has over 20 years of fitness experience, and is certified as a master wellness coach, personal trainer, as a Pilates instructor and Yoga instructor, to name just some of his certifications. He has worked with A-list celebrities, including Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore, and Reese Witherspoon, and his mind/body fitness programs have been featured in SHAPE, Spa Finder, American Spa, Natural Health, and many other popular magazines. Summarizing Kent Burden’s experience in the field of health and fitness would take up entire pages. Suffice it to say that he is the right person to turn to if you decide to make a major change and start working seriously to obtain the body you’ve always dreamed of.

“Get Ripped Now!” offers a complete, clear picture of the Clean Eating movement, and in the first chapter the author explains why people should adopt this diet that was not only designed to improve their health, but also to help them lose body fat. Combined with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), to which Kent Burden will introduce readers later in the book, this eating program will lead to amazing results that will be visible after the first month. And the greatest advantage is that there is no need to go to the gym. Because sometimes going to the gym alone is a hassle, especially for those who work late and don’t have enough time to work out in the evening, the author has dedicated an entire chapter to the supplies people will need to create their own inexpensive exercise equipment.

Kent Burden’s program is broken into 3 levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced, and it has 3 phases that are 4 weeks each in length. He explains how readers can choose the appropriate workout level for them, and in the following chapters he walks them through the exercises. Each exercise is presented through pictures, descriptions, and links to videos, so that readers will feel confident that they are doing everything correctly and avoiding any injuries.

“Get Ripped Now!” is such a complete and concise guide that you won’t need any other book or workout program to help you achieve your goals. It will be free from October 22 until October 24 (5pm EST), so make sure to download your copy from Amazon.

“30 Healthy Desserts You Can Eat Every Day” by Nathalie Lussier

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Novels make bookworms feel like life’s worth-living, weights keep gym rats happy, and desserts satisfy the sweet tooth of those who love sugary treats. While most of us enjoy their pie and candies, how are we to satisfy our cravings for sweets without compromising our health and waist-line? Although it may seem impossible at first to have both of these things – sweets and great physical shape –, this isn’t the case. You don’t have to completely give up your favorite desserts, but instead just try preparing healthier versions. You will keep your taste buds happy with delicious treats, and you’ll stay fit and healthy at the same time.

“30 Healthy Desserts You Can Eat Every Day,” by Nathalie Luisser, is the perfect pick for all health-conscious sweet-lovers out there. Offering a variety of recipes that can fit any diet or lifestyle – ranging from paleo desserts and raw food desserts, to gluten free and vegan ones –, Luisser’s book comprises 30 different recipes. This means that you can prepare a new dessert every day for a whole month. Goodbye boredom and routine in the kitchen!

The great thing about this book is that you don’t have to be incredibly good at cooking or to have a lot of experience in the culinary art. All the recipes are easy-to-follow, the author keeps the directions simple, and this makes cooking all the more enjoyable. Lussier’s recipes are suitable for a cooking-evening with your little ones or, if you’re in a hurry, you can pick a recipe and prepare a sweet treat fast.

“30 Healthy Desserts You Can Eat Every Day” offers a lot of variety in terms of types of desserts. There are recipes for banana ice cream, brownies, blueberry pie, apricot cream puffs, and so much more. The ingredients listed for each recipe are most likely already in your pantry, but if not, you can easily find them in any grocery shop.

There are a lot of benefits to preparing healthier desserts, two of the most obvious being that you’ll maintain your slim figure and stay in great health condition. Luisser’s book will make your heart happy, both literally and metaphorically.

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60 Delicious Paleo Diet Recipes by Karen Douglas

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There is a backlash in the diet world.  After years of following diets that don’t work, consume your every waking moment to follow, put your body into shock because of an onslaught of poor nutrition that is part of the fad diets out there, people are tired of it.

Something has got to make sense, that will provide us with the nutrition we need while becoming a sensible part of our life.  Enter the Paleo Diet.  Actually it’s the Paleo Diet Lifestyle,  eating the foods that our ancestors ate in a natural way.

This is a food makeover of a very sensible kind.  Take away processing and overtly changed foods.   Meat and dairy should be fed a natural diet.  Grass fed beef, free range chickens, take the factory out of animal life and human consumption.  So many of us have diseases and allergies because our food has been manipulated.  In order to reclaim our health we need to seriously scrutinize our food choices.

This book has over 60 recipes that will aid you in following the paleo lifestyle.  It’s a stepping stone to get you to your goals, be it weight loss, allergy control and/or better health.

What’s the worst thing that could happen by trying this lifestyle change – good health and weight loss?  Sounds worth trying?  Get the book “60 Delicious Paleo Diet Recipes” and get on the road to good nutrition.  There is a whole series of books dealing with the Paleo  diet, this is a good start. You can get this book of recipes on Amazon.  Find it here – http://amzn.to/18qQs3s

“Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health” by William Davis MD

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Have you ever wondered why it is so hard for most of us to lose weight even when we keep a diet and exercise every day? Sometimes, no matter what we do, we just can’t lose those infuriating pounds, or get rid of that ugly belly, and the worst part is that we don’t understand what we are doing wrong. Well, the renowned cardiologist William Davis has identified the source of all our health problems: wheat. In his book, “Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health”, he explains why wheat is so dangerous to our health and why it is so hard to eliminate it from our diet.

The author’s claims are based on scientific research, but the book is written in such a way that anyone can clearly understand why wheat is not the healthy whole grain that we have always thought it was. The explanation is simple: the wheat we eat today is not actually wheat, but the result of all the genetic changes that are supposed to make it grow faster. This is also true for all the fruits and vegetables, so the conclusion is that no matter how many diets we try, we’re doomed to eat unhealthily because most of the food we eat has been genetically modified. This is why we are confronted with a nationwide obesity epidemic, and why so many people suffer of high blood sugar, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Wheat affects our body both on the outside and on the inside. It creates the unattractive stomach bulges that the author calls “wheat bellies”, and it influences the aging process.

William Davis has witnessed over 2,000 patients regain health after giving up wheat. Eliminating wheat products from our diet is the easiest way to lose weight without following a drastic meal plan and working out every single day. It might be difficult at first because you’ll have the impression that you’ll starve if you don’t have bread for every meal, but the author explains that this is due to the fact that the wheat we eat today causes addiction. He suggests some recipes that will make it easier for anyone to give up wheat and eat healthily every time they are hungry.

This is a highly informative book that should be read by anyone who wants to make a change and live a healthier life. Even those who don’t need to lose weight should read it and learn more about the products they should avoid because they contain wheat. It’s enough to eliminate wheat from your diet for one week to see the effects: you will sleep better, have more energy in the morning, your skin will become smoother, and you’ll even lose a bit of weight. Once you see how good you feel, you won’t want to reintroduce wheat in your diet.

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“1001 Best Grilling Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make Recipes from Around the World” by Rick Browne

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When it comes to cooking, we don’t only need to focus on how complex and delicious the recipes are, but also on how healthy they are. It is a known fact that grilling is one of the healthiest ways of preparing your favorite foods and, no, it doesn’t have to be limited to fish, poultry, and some pork. The possibilities are endless, and this cookbook offers you the chance to learn all the tricks from one of the country’s best-known authorities on grilling and the creator and host of the PBS TV series “Barbecue America” – Rick Browne.

The greatest thing about “1001 Best Grilling Recipes” is that it’s perfect for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have some knowledge on grilling, or if you’re a beginner. You’ll most surely find the Introduction very useful, because Rick Browne explains some basic grilling techniques, makes a list of the most important tools that you should use for the best grilling experience, and discusses the difference between cooking to temperature and cooking to time. It’s true that grilling is also one of the easiest cooking methods, but these tips and tricks will surely turn it into a favorite.

It’s crazy how many grilling recipes Rick Browne has managed to collect between the covers of this book. These are recipes that were gathered in over 10 years of travelling around the United States, Canada, Mexico, and 23 other countries. You will learn how to grill everything from appetizers and side dishes, to lamb, beef, wild game, turkey, pork, desserts… you name it! You will also find dozens of recipes for sauces and marinades, so make sure you buy all the ingredients you need and get the tools ready, because you’ll probably want to try all of them at least once. You’ll even find delicious vegetarian recipes.

“1001 Best Grilling Recipes” is a book you absolutely need to have if you’re on a diet, or you’ve decided to eat more healthily in order to lose some weight. Try some of the recipes Rick Browne suggests and you’ll see that they are more delicious than anything you’ve tasted before. And with so many options, it’s nearly impossible to get tired of grilling.

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The Joys Of Juicing by The Health Informant

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Today, we are much better informed about good nutrition than we were 30 even 40 years ago.  Many of us have thought of changing our eating habits.  Most of us are aware of the fact that juicing can be beneficial.  The Joys Of Juicing starts you out at the very beginning of juicing with identifying the machine that would meet your needs.

Whether you want to detox, lose weight or meet the needs of your body because of athletic activities or health considerations,  juicing, in some form will become part of your regimen.  My younger son is in to weight lifting and running and he juices along with a high protein supplement every morning.   My daughter, who is vegan, has incorporated juicing into her diet.  You might even be considering changing your whole eating plan to juicing.

Whatever you decide, this is a great book to give you an overview, along with all the benefits you receive from juicing.  There’s even some recipes at the end to help you figure out what you want to do.

Interested in finding out more about juicing?  You can get this book at Amazon.  Find it here -  http://amzn.to/12GyuLE

“Taste of Panama: Recipes from My Family to Yours” by Anelia Sutton

Best Empanada Recipe by Taste of Panama

Empanadas (Beef Patties)

Makes 10 servings

 

 

 

 

 

2 pounds ground beef

1 6-oz can tomato paste

1 ½ cups water

½ onion, chopped fine

½ green bell pepper, chopped fine

½ cup celery, chopped fine

¼ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon curry powder

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon parsley flakes

½ teaspoon adobo all-purpose seasoning

¼ teaspoon paprika

10 Goya discos

1 tablespoon oil

In a large bowl, combine ground beef with all of the dry ingredients; mix well. Add all of the chopped vegetables and stir to combine. In a medium frying pan, cook the meat mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned and vegetables are soft. Once cooled, spoon a tablespoon of the cooked meat in the center of each round of dough. Fold the dough over the filling and seal the edges by pressing with tines of a fork. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Fry the filled dough until golden brown. Serve hot.

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If you are passionate about cooking and you love trying new recipes from all around the world, then this book is for you. “Taste of Panama: Recipes from My Family to Yours” will help you impress your loved ones with traditional Panamanian dishes. Just by looking at the pictures in this book you know what the author says is true: these recipes are so delicious that there will never be any leftovers.

Through this cookbook, Anelia Sutton shares with the entire world her favorite recipes from Panama. She learned how to cook these traditional dishes from her parents, who are both from Panama, and because the recipes have been passed down from generations in her family. She chose to list the recipes using their Spanish names and the English translation where possible. But, for more originality, I think it’s great to know them and present them to your family and guests in Spanish. Thus, you will learn how to cook Cocada, Arroz con Guandu, Casamiento, Chicheme, Carne Frita, Carimanolas, and many more.

At the beginning of her cookbook, Anelia Sutton makes a list of the ingredients that are used in the recipes. She also gives links to online suppliers for Panamanian items and a list of substitutions in case you cannot find some ingredients. All the recipes are very easy to follow and the ingredients are accessible, so all you need to do is gather everything you need and start cooking the most delicious dishes your family has ever tasted.

To learn more about traditional Panamanian food, visit the author’s website: http://tasteofpanama.net

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Traditional Old English (British) Recipes by Thomas Smith

Traditional Old English (British) Recipes

The author, a British settled in Canada has reached out to her roots with this book on  ’Traditional English Recipes’ and has brought forth simple, yet extremely delectable dishes that are a delight for the palate.

Not only are these recipes straightforward and simple, they are also exceptionally delicious. From Christmas Pudding to Fish & Chips, main courses to desserts and everything in between, with a little imagination you too can rustle up a magnificent meal.

This cookbook has a special purpose too.  And that is, to make a difference in people’s lives in an significant way. There are several charities that have a special place in the author’s heart and proceeds from each book that she writes will go to different organizations that rely on such help to succeed. A portion of the revenue from her “cook books” will be donated to the Cancer Society and to Food Banks. The proceeds from ‘Natural Dog Biscuit Recipe Books’ will contribute to Humane Societies and Shelters, while the income from her ‘Children’s books’ will contribute towards donations to Children’s Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.

This book is the first in the ‘Traditional Old English (British) Recipes’ Series. There is a whole sequence to follow and the titles include:

Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – All Things Beef
Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – All Things Pork
Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – All things Game & Fowl
Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – Soup of the Day
Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – Hello Pudding!
Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – Vegetarian Dishes
Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – Cheese & Egg
Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – Saucy Savouries
Traditional Old English (British) Recipes – Pastry & Sweet Dishes

So go ahead and grab a book now and you too can make a difference; in addition to cooking up a great meal!

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Author site: www.bthomassmith.com

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Puerto Rican Cuisine “Boricua Style” Best Recipes of the Islands by Angel Antonio Nieves Jr.

 Puerto Rican Cuisine "Boricua Style" Best Recipes of the Islands - Caribbean Circle Cookbooks (Organic Caribbean Recipes)

Now, thanks to ‘The Best Puerto Rican Dishes Volume 1 of the Best of the Island Series Caribbean Circle Cookbooks’, you can have the Great Caribbean eating experience right in your own kitchen. There is nothing to stop you from becoming the master of Puerto Rican Cuisine.

Create your own Caribbean circle of friends with the help of these fabulous cookbooks. This particular cookbook features lip smacking, delicious organic recipes from Puerto Rico, one of the most diverse and scintillating islands of the Caribbean.

Organic cooking is one of the healthiest food habits and with all these mouth watering organic recipes from Puerto Rico; you will not be left without a tasty and nutritious meal to prepare for you and dear ones.

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Organic cooking is common on the islands because they use products unspoiled by artificial chemicals hormones and unnatural fertilizers, which by the way have become the norm today.

The Caribbean Islands are a beautiful and vibrant mix of culture and tradition. Though they share the common ancestry from Spain, Africa, and that of the native “Indian”, each have their own exclusive flavors and cooking style.

We hope this book paves the way for your interest in Caribbean cooking, helping you to delve into the depth of the delicious Puerto Rican cuisine! Here is a taste of one such fabulous cuisine, one which you can rustle in a jiffy: ‘The Bayamon Banana Omelet’.

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