For the Love of Books: January Reviews

Well, I was quite proud of myself…I actually finally figured out how to read while nursing and completed more than my regular amount of reading for the month! Here are a few highlights…

green-living.JPG Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability by Greg Horn- I came across this book through my local library, and I have been pleasantly surprised at how helpful and informative it is. If you are wanting to learn more about how to live in a way that is sustainable and also more healthy, this is a great resource! He supplied the Top 10 Food Items to Buy Organic and why we should use the dishwasher info. I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says, but I do agree that this is an area we need to research more thoroughly, and a way that as Christians we can be good stewards. How is the food we are eating, the home we are living, the products we are putting on our bodies, impacting our bodies and our environment? He answered a lot of questions I had in understanding some of the reasons why we should try to live more simply and sustainably.

natural-cooking.JPGSuper Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson – This is a fun cookbook (also found at the library)! Although most of the recipes are a bit more gourmet than I prefer, there are a few good ones, but the real plus about this book is all the great information about the value of using whole foods in your cooking. She explains all different unique grains, oils, flours, cooking by color with vegetables and the nutrients in them, etc. She uses some grains that I haven’t though much of including: amaranth flour, teff flour. A lot of helpful information about all these wonderful products! I love learning about new things as she describes. It is a beautiful cookbook as well!

Chapters include:

  • Build a Natural Foods Pantry
  • Explore a Wide Range of Grains
  • Cook by Color
  • Know Your Super foods
  • Use Natural Sweeteners

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

One Response to For the Love of Books: January Reviews

  1. Katie Jennings May 5, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    I wondered if you knew about Heidi Swanson’s website I have really enjoyed getting the email updates from her, some of her recipes are amazing, and I also love how she encourages cooking with whole ingredients. Thanks so much for your site, it is a great encouragement to me!!