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About Lara Ferroni
I didn’t really mean to become a photographer. But with the first photo that I took of a batch of homemade raspberry scones, I knew I was a goner. My family quickly learned to ask first before digging in with their forks as I became completely snap-happy around any kind of food. Family vacations were hijacked to make special trips to particularly photogenic markets or restaurants.
Luckily for me, and my family, this passion quickly turned into something a bit more useful… beautiful images of food, travel and life for editorial publications and advertising.
And then, I didn't really mean to become a cookbook author. But photos led to recipes led to this crazy notion that the world needed a cookbook dedicated to doughnuts!
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A chocolate-glazed doughnut and cup of coffee is a match made in heaven for many—but wait! Something new is baking in the doughnut world: boutique bakeries are popping up everywhere, and “designer doughnuts” are all the rage. Best of all, these special fried dough confections are actually easy to make at home. And really, is there anything more scrumptious than a fresh doughnut?
Prepare to be tempted by more than fifty recipes, including Chai, Huckleberry Cheesecake, and Red Velvet. Whether you’re craving something traditional—like Old-Fashioned Sour Cream and Chocolate Raised doughnuts—or something vegan and gluten-free, Doughnuts has a recipe that will satisfy every sweet tooth. With mouthwatering photography accompanying each recipe, your family and friends will be left drooling and dreaming about doughnuts.
Make your own custom-tailored and perfectly formed cold-process soaps! Learn how to use milk jugs and yogurt containers for molds, and how coffee, avocado, and even beer can add unique dimensions to your creations. This encouraging introduction to the art of soapmaking makes it simple to master the techniques you need to safely and easily produce your own enticingly fragrant soaps.
Research shows that adding an avocado a day to your diet can improve your overall health, but even most avocado lovers don't know what to do with them beyond adding a slice or two to a sandwich or mashing one into guacamole. Here are 70 simple and delicious tasty recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert, including Avocado Green Curry Noodles, Tequila, Citrus and Ginger Stuffed Avocados, Avocado Waffles, and Avocado Key Lime Pie. Author Lara Ferroni educates readers on the various kinds of avocados and how to pick them, store them, and even grow them! Home cooks will learn how to use avocado butter, oil, and honey, and how to incorporate avocados into any every meal of the day.
A lack of salt often means that food tastes ho-hum, which can ruin your appetite and adversely affect your quality of life. Yet the reality is that sodium levels in packaged and processed foods--such as ketchup, canned broths, and soups, to name just a few--are shockingly high. To stick with a low-sodium diet long-term you want to savor the food you're eating (so important!), which means finding new ways to replace the flavors that salt naturally highlights.
Author Lara Ferroni, who adheres to a low-sodium diet herself, has spent years creating naturally flavorful recipes everyone will love. In this book, you will find 115 recipes for homemade condiments, spice blends, dressings, cheeses, breads, prepared meats, and other foods. In addition, she offers daily meal plans--breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert!--which contain less than a total of 2,000 mg of sodium, typically the daily amount allowed on a low-sodium diet. Ferroni, who is also a food photographer, has filled the book with enticing photos and shares her experiences of maintaining (and making peace with) a low-sodium diet. There is no need to feel deprived on a low-sodium diet. These recipes will help you love the food you eat while at the same time feel good about taking care of your health.
Cookie dough is no longer just for making cookies. Cookie Doughlicious shows bakers how to make 20 safe-to-eat, egg-free cookie doughs that take the guilt out of raw. Now, conflicted bakers don't have to choose between safety and a spoonful of heaven! Each of the doughs can be incorporated into any of the 50 delicious recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, bars, pies, tarts, ice cream and frozen treats, and much more.
Recipes include: Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Dough Pop Tarts, Cashew Caramel Cookie Dough Candy Bars, Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Crisp, Gingerbread Cookie Dough CrÃ¨ Brulee, Pistachio-Lemon Cookie Dough Sorbet, Chocolate Espresso Cookie Dough TiramisÃ¹d more!
Eggs are a staple in most households around the world because they're nutritious, a great source of protein, readily available, and affordable. They also happen to be delicious! Put an Egg on It is a collection of 65 simple breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes that feature eggs. Featuring the basics on how to cook eggs, and including plenty of simple “comfort food” recipes, this cookbook also highlights recipes from a variety of international cuisines including Mexican, Israeli, Greek, Spanish, Korean, Thai, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, and Italian.
From Pacific salmon and Dungeness crab to wild mushrooms, cherries, apples, saffron, and much more, the Evergreen State’s diverse food traditions shine in this guide to Washington’s cuisine. Diverse recipes include Roasted Sockeye with Warm Orange and Olive Salad, Yukon Gold Potato Pizza, and Dark Chocolate Cake with Figs, Fennel, and Pistachios. You’ll also find inspiring profiles of Washington’s local food producers. With abundant seafood, fertile farmland, and award-winning vineyards, Washington has the ingredients for a deliciously varied culinary experience.
Make wholesome homemade Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Doritos, and Cheez-Its, all with gluten-free and vegan variations! Here are 70 recipes for everyone's favorite childhood snacks with whole grains and natural sweeteners, so you can make low-sugar treats the whole family will love. Full of wonderful flavors and nutrients not artificial colors and preservatives, this collection of nostalgic childhood treats that satisfy your junk food cravings, but without all the junk. Real Snacks includes recipes for:
• Ding Dongs
• Hostess cupcakes
• Pop Tarts
• Animal Crackers
• Nilla Wafers
• Sugar Wafers
• Fig Newtons
• Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies
• Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies
• and more!