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About Linda Larsen
I hold a B.S. degree in Food Science and Nutrition with High Distinction. And I have a B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College. I am the editor of Food Poisoning Bulletin, a Google News site.
I've now written forty cookbooks, have written one non-cookbook book (Medical Ethics for Dummies - surprise!) and am in the process of writing one more. Stay tuned!
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Features timely, reliable information on:
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- The effects of high cholesterol and artery blockage
- Suggestions to improve your overall health
- Nutrition and exercise tips to keep you fit and well
- Up-to-date government cholesterol guidelines
Prepped quickly, cooked slowly—wholesome, hearty meals for any day of the week
There’s a reason slow cookers have been a staple in American homes for more than half a century: with just a few minutes of prep in the morning, you can have a delicious dinner waiting for you when you get home. And with The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook, you’ll never get bored with your options. From healthy breakfasts to soups and stews—even enticing desserts—this book has it all!
In the first chapter of this slow cooker cookbook, you’ll get to know your favorite appliance even better, including what settings are best for each dish, a primer on safety, and a few tricks to maximize your slow cooker. Then dive into 225+ creative, simple, and timeless recipes that are designed for maximum flavor for minimum work. From comforting classics like Potato and Sausage Frittata to Moroccan Lamb Stew or even Korean Short Ribs and Carrots, see how this slow cooker cookbook can help you make even more with your slow cooker.
Inside The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook you’ll find:
- Lighten up—No canned soups or super-processed foods in this slow cooker cookbook! Plus, a low-calorie label makes healthy options easy to find.
- Modern meals—Whether you need a casual family meal or dinner party fare, these recipes are fresh and innovative.
- Weeknight heroes—Choose from scores of meals that are specifically designed to take 15 minutes or less of prep and cook for 8 hours, so dinner is ready when you are.
Make the most—and the most delicious meals—out of your slow cooker with The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook
Get More Veggies in Your Diet—and Your Schedule
Working more vegetables into your diet and schedule is easier than ever by using your slow cooker to create wholesome plant-based meals. Full of diverse ingredients and exciting flavors, The Ultimate Vegetarian Slow Cooker is a vegetarian cookbook that offers 200 recipes to meet your nutritional needs and busy lifestyle.
Linda Larsen, About.com's Busy Cooks Expert and author of the bestselling The Complete Slow Cooking for Two, has created over 200 recipes that deliver delicious, filling, healthy vegetarian meals, most with 15 minutes prep time or less. In this vegetarian cookbook, Linda’s recipes deliver the “prep fast, cook slow” ease to your kitchen. The Ultimate Vegetarian Slow Cooker offers tasty variations that ensure that you'll be able to use each recipe again and again.
Finally, a vegetarian cookbook with simple, scrumptious recipes such as: Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Bars * Barley-Vegetable Risotto * Fajita Chowder * Black Bean-Quinoa Chili * Wild Mushroom Stroganoff * Roasted Garlic Mashed Root Veggies * Salted Caramel Cheesecake * and much more.
The only vegetarian cookbook for slow cookers that you’ll ever need, The Ultimate Vegetarian Slow Cooker also includes smart grocery shopping tips that enable you stay within budget, as well as suggestions for slow cooker care that make clean up a breeze.
Imagine baking without flour. Impossible, right? Essentially, that's what you're doing when you bake gluten-free. Sure, there are replacement flours, but there's an art to combining those ingredients to re-create the tastes you know and love. Baking is truly the greatest challenge when cooking gluten-free, and more than 150 delicious, gluten-free recipes for baking cakes, cookies, and breads are coming fresh out of the oven to help you meet this challenge with Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies.
Gluten-intolerant eaters have big concerns with baking, as wheat flour, a staple ingredient of many bread and baking recipes, is their greatest concern. Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies expands baking opportunities for those avoiding wheat flour, either for medical reasons or by choice. It offers you a wide variety of recipes along with valuable information about diet, health concerns, and kitchen and shopping basics.
- Discover new baking ideas and substitutes for common glutinous ingredients
- Easy recipes and methods for baking more than 150 gluten-free cakes, cookies, and breads
- Tips and advice for shopping and stocking your kitchen
Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies is for the millions of people who suffer from Celiac disease, their friends and family, and anyone looking for healthy and tasty wheat- and gluten-free baking recipes.
Whether you've lived on white carbs and trans fats all your life or you're already health conscious but want to clean up your diet even further, Eating Clean For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains in plain English exactly what it means to keep a clean-eating diet. Brought to you by a respected MD and licensed nutritionist, it sets the record straight on this lifestyle choice and includes recipes, the latest superfoods, tips and strategies for navigating the grocery store, advice on dining out, and practical guidance on becoming a clean eater for life.
Clean eating is not another diet fad; it's used as a way of life to improve overall health, prevent disease, increase energy, and stabilize moods. Eating Clean For Dummies shows you how to stick to foods that are free of added sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans fats, and anything else that is unnatural or unnecessary. Plus, you'll find recipes to make scrumptious clean meals and treats, like whole grain scones, baked oatmeal, roasted cauliflower, caramelized onion apple pecan stuffing, butternut mac and cheese, and more.
- Get the scoop on how clean eating helps you live longer, prevent disease, and lose weight
- Change your eating habits without sacrificing taste or breaking your budget
- Make more than 40 delicious clean-eating recipes
- Deal with food allergies and sensitivities
You are what you eat! And Eating Clean For Dummies helps get you on the road to a healthier you.
Features family-friendly recipes such as:
- Cranberry Oatmeal
- Quick Bread
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Santa Fe Chicken Soup
- Curried Turkey Casserole
- Apple Glazed Pork Roast
- Shrimp Pesto Linguine
- German Chocolate Pound Cake
Whether you're serving up these delicious meals straight from the oven or freezing them for later in the month, you'll find everything you need to save time and money with The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook.
There's no missing out with such tasty delights as:
- No-nut crunchy coffee cake
- Eggless french toast
- Dairy-free risotto curry
- No soy pork and veggie stir fry
- Wheat- and dairy-free chocolate chip cookies
- and more!
The Big Book of Low-Sodium Recipes shows you how to create hundreds of heart-healthy dishes that help you control your sodium intake. From hearty breakfasts like Egg Sausage Sandwiches to mouthwatering plates like Beef and Bean Enchiladas, each page offers meals that are so tasty, you won't need to give up your favorite flavors. With more than 500 delicious recipes to choose from, you'll transform every meal into a low-sodium one with easy-to-make plates like:
- Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast
- Curried Veggie Couscous
- Chicken Bruschetta Pasta
- Maple Orange–Glazed Pork Tenderloin
- Peanut Butter S'mores Bars
- 300 tasty and creative recipes
- Tips for transporting food safely
- Indications of whether a recipe can be made ahead of time
- Menu suggestions for a variety of potluck parties