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A post-makeover vacation fling. That's all Nellie Tucker wants from Jack Darby. After all, a librarian from a small Texas community doesn't have a lot in common with a cool business guy like Jack. Sure, their week in Las Vegas is wonderful, but Nellie has her real life to get back to.So imagine her surprise when Jack suddenly appears in her hometown. And not only does he appear, but he seems intent on setting down roots--here. Nellie doesn't know whether to jump for joy at getting another shot with him, or run and hide so he can't discover how unglamorous she truly is. The way he's chasing her, however, it seems the choice might not be hers!
In Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen, America's favorite vegetarian cookbook author presents more than 100 inventive and straightforward soup recipes guaranteed to satisfy appetites all year long. Deborah Madison has shown millions of Americans how to turn vegetables and other healthful ingredients into culinary triumphs. In her newest collection of recipes, She serves up a selection of soups ranging from stylish first courses to substantial one-bowl meals. Madison begins with a soup-making primer and streamlined recipes for vegetable stocks and broths (such as the Hearty Mushroom Broth), which serve as the foundation for many of the recipes that follow, for those who wish to make their own. Soups like the Mexican Tomato Broth with Avocado and Lime can start a supper or stand alone as a simple, light meal. Cooks looking for heartier choices will find satisfying dishes such as Potato and Green Chile Stew with Cilantro Cream or grain-based soups like the Wild Rice Chowder. Organized by seasons, the recipes make the most of the produce-from a springtime Fennel and Almond Soup with Saffron and Ricotta Dumplings to a deeply flavorful autumnal Roasted Squash, Pear and Ginger Soup. When time just isn't available and prepared soups take the place of home made, Madison offers a battery of suggestions for how to make them your own with simple additions from delicious oils and herbs to an invigorating Cilantro Salsa. Featuring fifty stunning full-color photographs by Laurie Smith, serving suggestions, wine notes, and a host of ideas for creative finishing touches including caramelized pear "croutons" and souffléd cheese toasts, this friendly soup lover's guide gives the reader a hundred delicious ways to enjoy the benefits and flavors of vegetables by the bowlful throughout the seasons.When I said I was working on a soup book, the response was often, "Oh, I love soup!" People enthuse about soup in a way that's so heartwarming it makes me feel as if I'm in the right camp... The soups in this book are based on vegetables, and many of these recipes are new ones for me. But some are soup classics, by which I mean some of those that have stood the test of time in my kitchen, (Quinoa, Corn, and Spinach Chowder) and those that are classics in the culture (Boston-Style Black Bean Soup). I've tried to streamlined these dishes as much as possible without sacrificing goodness, so that you can easily enjoy them in your own kitchen. I hope you do enjoy making these soups and add them, one by one, to your repertoire.--from the Introduction
"Nava Atlas has solutions for maintaining sophisticated flavors in the dishes she creates and still manages to keep the ingredients healthy. " --Cooking Light Eating healthfully is a challenge for those with fast-paced lives. InThe Vegetarian 5-IngredientGourmet,Nava Atlas pares meal preparation down to the essentials, using just a few high-quality ingredients in each delicious dish. Focusing on whole foods and fresh produce (with a little help from convenient natural sauces and condiments) she serves up a varied range of choices for everyday fare. More than 250 recipes include soups, salads, and pastas; grain, bean, and soy entrees; wraps and sandwich fillings; simple side dishes; fruit-filled finales; and more. The full-flavored fare made from five ingredients or less includes Curried Red Lentil and Spinach Soup; Greek-Flavored Potato Salad; Black Bean Nachos Grandes; Baked Barbecue Tofu and Peppers; and Miniature Fresh Fruit Tarts. Filled with ingenious shortcuts and sprinkled with kitchen wisdom and tips throughout,The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmetalso offers the reader dozens of menu suggestions to help make meal planning effortless. From sophisticated (Mixed Greens with Pears, Cranberries, and Goat Cheese) to kid-friendly, (Peanut Butter Noodles), here are recipes to suit every taste. Nava Atlas makes it simple for busy families or active singles to eat the kind of high-nutrient foods everyone needs and to enjoy the robust flavors everyone craves.
Features 500 inspirational recipes for all occasions, from simple soups, dips and salads to elegant dinner-party dishes.
Create authentic vegetarian meals for your family and friends. Vegetarian meals are delicious and healthy, and they offer almost endless variety. VEGETARIAN COOKING AROUND THE WORLD brings cuisine from all areas of the world to your table. Step-by-step directions make savory recipes easy to create in your own kitchen or classroom. Such dishes as Chapati from parts of Asia and Africa, Fruit Muesli from Australia, Akkra from Jamaica, Curried Chickpeas from India, and Lentil Soup Madrid Style from Spain are only a few samples from this assortment of international recipes.
Eating vegetarian doesn't have to mean giving up the satisfaction of mouthwatering, stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods. The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook recasts classic all-American "meat and potatoes" food in a healthier role, from family-style foods to gourmet specialties to ethnic favorites. It will revolutionize the way you think about vegetarian food. Recipes include:Tapenade-Stuffed Red PotatoesSpicy African Sweet Potato StewMeat-Free Meatloaf with Good GravyCajun Red Bean BurgersChipotle-Glazed Portobello FajitasEggplant TeryakiSloppy GiuseppesTotal Chocolate Eclipse Cake
Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture--causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil--and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating--or not eating--animals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.
I love supper. It's friendly and relaxed. It's easy to invite people over for supper, for there's a quality of comfort that isn't always there with dinner, a meal that suggests more serious culinary expectations--truly a joy to meet, but not all the time. Supper, on the other hand, is for when friends happen to run into each other at the farmers' market or drop in from out of town. Supper is for Sunday night or a Thursday. Supper can be impromptu, it can be potluck, and it can break the formality of a classic menu. With supper, there's a willingness to make do with what's available and to cook and eat simply. It can also be special and beautifully crafted if that's what you want.--from the IntroductionThe author of the bestselling cookbook classic, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, solves the perennial question of what to cook for dinner in her first collection of suppertime solutions, with more than 100 inspiring recipes to enjoy every night of the week.What's for supper? For vegetarians and health-conscious nonvegetarians, the quest for recipes that don't call for meat often can seem daunting. Focusing on recipes for a relaxing evening, Deborah Madison has created an innovative array of main dishes for casual dining. Unfussy but creative, the recipes in Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison's Kitchen will bring joy to your table in the form of simple, wholesome, and delicious main dish meals.These are recipes to savor throughout the week--quick weekday meals as well as more leisurely weekend or company fare--and throughout the year. The emphasis is on freshness and seasonality in recipes for savory pies and gratins, vegetable stews and braises, pasta and vegetable dishes, crepes and fritters, delicious new ways to use tofu and tempeh, egg dishes that make a supper, hearty cool-weather as well as light warm-weather meals, and a delightful assortment of sandwich suppers. Recipes include such imaginative and irresistible dishes as Masa Crêpes with Chard, Chiles, and Cilantro; Spicy Tofu with Thai Basil and Coconut Rice Cakes; Lemony Risotto Croquettes with Slivered Snow Peas, Asparagus, and Leeks; and Gnocchi with Winter Squash and Seared Radicchio. Vegan variations are given throughout, so whether you are a committed vegetarian or a "vegophile" like Deborah Madison herself, you'll find recipes in this wonderful new collection you will want to cook again and again.
The fossil history of plant life in Antarctica is central to our understanding of the evolution of vegetation through geological time and also plays a key role in reconstructing past configurations of the continents and associated climatic conditions. This book provides the only detailed overview of the development of Antarctic vegetation from the Devonian period to the present day, presenting Earth scientists with valuable insights into the break up of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. Details of specific floras and ecosystems are provided within the context of changing geological, geographical and environmental conditions, alongside comparisons with contemporaneous and modern ecosystems. The authors demonstrate how palaeobotany contributes to our understanding of the palaeoenvironmental changes in the southern hemisphere during this period of Earth history. The book is a complete and up-to-date reference for researchers and students in Antarctic palaeobotany and terrestrial palaeoecology.
The Veggiecational Book from Big Idea's "VeggieTales" cast of characters. This 4-in-1 volume includes the full text of Bob & Larry's ABC's, How Many Veggies?, Pa Grape's Shapes, and Junior's Colors.
A shroud of secrecy cloaks a new nineteenth-century sect known simply as the Saints. But that veil is about to be drawn away. Amidst the majestic beauty of 1857 Utah, the members of one secluded religious group claim to want nothing more than to practice their beliefs without persecution. Yet among them are many who engage in secret vows and brutal acts of atonement...all in the name of God.But one young woman, Hannah McClary, dares to question the truth behind the shroud. Soon Hannah and the young man she loves-Lucas Knight, who has been trained from childhood to kill on behalf of the Church-find themselves fighting for their very lives.As a group of unwary pioneer families marches into Utah toward a tragic confrontation with the Saints at a place called Mountain Meadows, Hannah and Lucas are thrust into the most difficult conflict of all-a battle for truth and justice-even as they are learning for the first time about unconditional love, acceptance, and forgiveness....From the Trade Paperback edition.
Someone Didn't Want Her to Get Married...Written warnings made it clear that a trip to the altar could mean death for Mary Wilder. She quit planning her fairy-tale wedding to Washington, D.C.'s most eligible bachelor-long enough for her fiancé to hire tough guy Trace Armstrong.Trace's penetrating eyes and pantherlike grace gave the blushing bride-to-be a true case of the shivers. But when the man moved into her home-guarding her every move and stirring suspiciously romantic feelings-Mary wondered how she could exchange vows with her fiancé.With her society wedding just days away, the threats against her became more menacing. Someone was definitely going to stop the ceremony-but was it her stalker or her bodyguard?
The main protagonist of this "medieval noir" is Crispin Guest, a knight who having plotted against King Richard II, is disgraced. King Richard strips Crispin of his rank, honor, and position in society. As a result, Crispin loses his betrothed, his friends, and his patrons. With no support from others and no trade to enter, he becomes a "tracker" and finds lost things for people. For one of his jobs, a rich merchant hires him to discover whether the merchant's wife had committed adultery. When he returns to the merchant to tell him of the findings, Crispin finds the merchant dead. The merchant had been murdered in a sealed room, locked from the inside. The Lord Sheriff of London becomes involved in the case and this adds to the conflict and intrigue. It turns out that this murder rests on a religious relic - a Mandyllon that has the image of Christ on it. When in its presence, no one can lie. This powerful veil is missing and everyone including criminals will do anything to obtain possession of it. Because of this Mandyllon, the plot of the novel which begins as a simple case of adultery turns to murder involving a beautiful woman, international intrigue, family, and personal conflicts. At the end of the novel, the author gives the readers some historical information to help them better appreciate the story. This novel is the first in The Crispin Guest Novels.
This compelling debut follows one spirited young woman from the confines of Iran to the intoxicating freedom of America--where she discovers not only an enticing new country but the roots of her own independence. . . . Tamila Soroush wanted it all. But in the Islamic Republic of Iran, dreams are a dangerous thing for a girl. Knowing they can never come true, Tami abandons them. . . . Until her twenty-fifth birthday, when her parents give her a one-way ticket to America, hoping she will "go and wake up her luck." If they have their way, Tami will never return to Iran . . . which means she has three months to find a husband in America. Three months before she's sent back for good. From her first Victoria's Secret bra to her first ride on a motor scooter to her first country line-dance, Tami drinks in the freedom of an American girl. Inspired to pursue her passion for photography, she even captures her adventures on film. But looming over her is the fact that she must find an Iranian-born husband before her visa expires. To complicate matters, her friendship with Ike, a young American man, has grown stronger. And it is becoming harder for Tami to ignore the forbidden feelings she has for him. It's in her English as a second language classes that Tami finds a support system. With the encouragement of headstrong Eva, loyal Nadia, and Agata and Josef, who are carving out a love story of their own, perhaps Tami can keep dreaming and find a way to stay in America.
Based on the legendary science-fiction series by acclaimed novelist Kevin J. Anderson, THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS: VEILED ALLIANCES acts as a revelatory prequel to the Saga novels Hidden Empire and A Forest of Stars. In this fantastical volume, the human race begins its expansion into outer space only to discover that for centuries a multitude of other planets have been interacting on a cosmic scale. Now as Earth attempts to become a player in this new arena, her ambassadors are thrust into a foreign world of alien life forms, backstabbing politics, lustful relationship, bitter feuds, family rivalries, and a deadly quest to become the supreme force in the universe.
From the bestselling author of The Kitchen Witch and My Favorite Witch comes a tightly woven mystery, laced with magic and a touch of romance... With years of experience working for a top New York designer, Madeira Cutler has learned to appreciate the clean line, rich texture, and elegant draping of a finely crafted garment. It's not until Maddie goes home to Mystick Falls, Connecticut, for her sister's wedding, however, that she discovers her understanding of fashion goes much deeper... Before the accessory shopping and fittings can begin, the festivities hit a snag when Maddie finds her sister's nemesis strangled with the bride-to-be's veil. In between opening her own vintage clothing shop and keeping the wedding on track, Maddie's determined to perform her own investigation to clear her family's name. She soon finds that her best witness may be an antique wedding dress that magically unveils to her the secrets of those who have worn it. But if the gown doesn't talk fast enough, the lives of everyone Maddie loves will surely fall apart at the seams...
SAYING "I DO" HAD NEVER BEEN SO DANGEROUS. . . She bet her badge and her honor when she bent the rules to hunt the deadly sniper who'd declared open season on newlyweds. Now police detective Katelyn O'Malley would answer to hotshot Sergeant Joe Rico, her new boss-and temporary fiancé. OR SO DESIRABLEJoe had a plan to draw the sniper out-by dangling his and Katelyn's very public whirlwind "marriage" as bait. But in private, The line between pretense and passion blurred. And as duty and desire tangled them in a web of escalating danger, they raced to discover if the killer had spun the deadliest trap of all. . . .
Not since Kathleen E. Woodiwiss's masterful The Flame and the Flower has a romance dared to delve so deeply into a woman's vulnerability--and the healing power of love. . . Dashing Irish sea captain Patrick Mullen knows women like he knows the sea, but he is completely unprepared for the sight of lovely Camille Bradburn, the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Eton. Cultured, wealthy, innocent, and impossibly beautiful, she is nothing he could ever hope to have, and everything he has ever desired. . . Raised with unimaginable wealth and a servant for every task, Camille seems to live a fairy tale life that is the envy of every girl in England. But her privilege comes with a terrible, secret price. And when she spies Patrick beneath her balcony, she understands for the first time that freedom and passion may be possible after all. . . Their love is swift and soul-deep but also exceedingly dangerous, for others would do anything to keep them apart. But Camille won't be taken without a fight, not when she stands to lose a love worth more than all her family's riches. . .
From the book jacket: Upon arriving in Pintan, Arizona, Jillian Danvers is confronted the magnitude of the task before her. Though an exact reflection of her sister, Judith, assuming her sister's identity is anything but easy. Not only are her attempts to fumble her way through the strict regulations and routines of the Harvey House feeble at best, Jillian finds she must also fend off the well-meaning acts of matchmaking on the part of her mother. Inadvertently discovering her secret, Dr. MacCallister is drawn to Jillian and her sweet innocence. When he witnesses their common interest in the plight of the Navajo people, Mac wonders if he can cast aside the pain of his past. But when the ruse of Jillian's identity causes her to seek his aid, Mac creates a plan of his own.
She thought she was planning a wedding. What she got was ... Veiled Threats. A wedding to die for... When love is in the air, Carnegie Kincaid is not far behind. A wedding planner who works out of her Seattle houseboat, Carnegie makes magic -- usually -- with fractious families, brimming brides, and cantankerous caterers to give loving couples the wedding they've always wanted. So why is her dream job turning into a perfect nightmare? It started when Carnegie agreed to plan the wedding of one of Seattle's most prominent families -- who happen to be going through a high-stakes, headline-grabbing legal war. Before she can get her bride-to-be into just the right dress, a murder and a kidnapping plunge Carnegie into a mystery of extortion and violence. With a shadowy figure stalking her, a rich lawyer wooing her, and an annoying reporter pursuing her, Carnegie is putting all wedding plans on hold. In an explosion of sheer terror, she must hunt down a killer -- till death do her part...
Set in the near future, this is a story combining elements of science fiction, romance and suspense. A world-famous dancer and a businessman who has created cutting-edge software involving virtual reality, fall in love even while trying to thwart a conspiracy to gain control of the worldwide web.
The tradition of the veil, which refers to various cloth coverings of the head, face, and body, has been little studied in Africa, where Islam has been present for more than a thousand years. These lively essays raise questions about what is distinctive about veiling in Africa, what religious histories or practices are reflected in particular uses of the veil, and how styles of veils have changed in response to contemporary events. Together, they explore the diversity of meanings and experiences with the veil, revealing it as both an object of Muslim piety and an expression of glamorous fashion.
After years of captivity in western Asia, a courageous army major finds hope for the future in a bold woman who dares to accept his marriage proposal, shed her Victorian propriety--and unleash a sensual nature that will set him on fire.
Despite a new influx of well-heeled students, Michaelhouse has suffered from an acute lack of funds that has made itself manifest in a lack of decent provisions. It is only when the Brother in charge of the account books dies unexpectedly that an explanation is revealed: large amounts of money had been paid for goods the college never received. Although shocked by this evidence of fraud, Matthew Bartholomew is more concerned with the disappearance of a quantity of pennyroyal from his herbarium. Pennyroyal is known to cause a woman to miscarry, and a pregnant visitor to his sister's household has died from an overdose of the substance. Had she meant to abort her child, or had someone else wanted to ensure that she was unable to provide an heir to her husband's wealthy estates? When Matthew learns that it was the dead woman's husband who had received Michaelhouse's missing money, he begins to search for other connections and quickly exposes a deep and treacherous conspiracy.
Brock 'the Rock' Callahan might just be in over his head. Someone's killed one of the last of Hollywood's grand dames, and Callahan's hired to find out who and why.The case takes Callahan right into the celluloid heart of the movie business. He's surrounded by fools, thieves, has-beens, and never-weres. It's a high-rent shark tank that makes his career on the L.A. Rams defensive line look like a cakewalk. But Callahan's determined to find out who snuffed the old doll, even if it means rattling a few of those gilded cages in the Hollywood Hills.
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