VB6 Cookbook by Mark Bittman

VB6 Cookbook by Mark Bittman

vb6 cookbook

Following up on his bestselling diet plan, VB6, the incomparable Mark Bittman delivers a full cookbook of recipes designed to help you eat vegan every day before 6:00 p.m.–and deliciously all of the time.

Whether you call it felxitarian, part-time veganism, or vegetable-centric, the plant-based, real-food approach to eating introduced in Bittman’s New York Times bestselling book VB6 has helped countless people regain their good health, control their weight, and forge a smarter, more ethical relationship with food. VB6 does away with the hard and fast rules, the calorie-counting, and the portion control of conventional diets; it’s a regimen that is designed to be easy toa dopt and stick to for a lifetime.

When Bittman committed to a vegan before 6:00 pm diet, he quickly realized that everything about it became easier if he cooked his own meals at home. In The VB6 Cookbook he makes this proposition more convenient than you could imagine. Drawing on a varied and enticing pantry of vegan staples strategically punctuated with “treat” foods (including meat and other animal products), he has created a versatile repertoire of recipes that makes following his plan simple, satisfying, and sustainable.

Breakfasts, the most challenging meal of the day for some vegans, are well represented here, with a full range of hot cereals, whirl-and-go-dairy free smoothies, toast toppers, and brunch-worthy entrees. Lunches include hearty soupls, sandwiches, beans, grains, and pastas to pack along wherever the day takes you, and more than a dozen snack recipes provide the perfect afternoon pick-me-up to banish the vending-machine cravings that can undo a day of eating well. Dinners are flexitarian, focusing on vegetable-forward meals that are augmented by a range of animal products for fullest flavor, satisfaction, and nutrient density. A chapter devoted entirely to “building blocks”–make-ahead components you mix and match–ensures that a flavorful and healthy meal is never more than a few minutes away.

If you’ve thought of trying a vegan diet but worry it’s too monotonous or unfamiliar, or simply don’t want to give up foods you love to eat, Bittman’s vegan and flexitarian recipes will help you cook your way to a new, varied and quite simply better way of eating you can really commit to…for life.



I found this cookbook pretty interesting. The idea of eating vegetables, and plant based foods until 6pm, then finish off dinner with a full meal including meats and vegetables is quite intriguing, to say the least. This kind of diet makes it easier on those who have problems giving up foods they love. I really like a lot of the recipes here, and especially the veggie ones because my diet is mostly vegetables.

The 350 recipes included in this book help follow this diet plan, as well as the really good tips and ideas of the author. Each meal, including snacks is broken down separate to make it more simple and easy to follow. Mark Bittman does a really wonderful job of researching his ideas and bringing out the facts of what he is saying. I think this is a diet plan that a lot of us could definitely follow. If this sounds like your kind of eating, I highly recommend that you check out this really neat cookbook for yourself.

I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part

The Best of Amish Friends Cookbook Collection by Wanda E. Brunstetter …all from Barbour Books!


Best of Amish Friends Cookbook Collection, The

2 Bestselling Titles in 1

by Wanda E. Brunstetter


About this Cookbook!

From Barbour’s bestselling author of fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, comes The Best of Amish Friends Cookbook Collection. This brand-new title is a treasure trove of recipes and interesting facts from the heart of Amish country and includes recipes divided into sections such as breads and rolls, desserts, main dishes, sides, jams and jellies—and more! You’ll find only the best of home cooking between the pages of this delightful book, and as an added bonus, you’ll find featured facts about Amish life. Topped off by one beautifully designed package, cooks of all ages will have a hard time passing this one up!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK,,,,,and its on sale here at Barbor Books
This is the most amazing cookbook I’ve ever seen! It is not only a cookbook, it is a book to display on your coffee table, or other places in your home for friends and family to be able to look at. Most of the recipes are pretty easy to make and those I tried are fabulous!! The book is spiral bound and the paper used looks like photo paper and is a very good quality. The pictures are awesome and top quality. There are photos of some of the recipes, and they look scrumptious and good enough to eat! There are also pictures taken around different places on Amish farms. And I really love the little tidbits all throughout the book about the Amish and their lifestyle.
As I looked through this book, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the photos, the food as well as the Amish pictures. And the little Amish tidbits truly warmed my heart as I got a glimpse of the Amish lifestyle. And one little cutesy thing I like is the Amish horse and buggy at the bottom of each recipe.
This entire book is so very well thought out and put together.  This Amish Cookbook is a really beautiful book inside and out. Wanda E. Brunstetter and Barbour Publishing needs all the praise for creating an amazing Cookbook such as this.
Oh and a few of my favorites are…..
Crispy Baked Potatoes – these are so, so good!
Baked Pork Chops – so very good and so easy!
Golden Baked Chicken – Yummy!
Peanut Brittle!
You may have heard of or used a lot of these recipes, but many were new to me. And to have so many recipes I will use in one book is even more amazing! As you can tell, I love, love this book. And I hope you will love it as much as I do!
I received this book from the publisher Barbour Books to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 About the Author

Wanda E. Brunstetter

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband’s Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.

A Farmer’s Daughter Cookbook by Dawn Stoltzfus

A Farmer’s Daughter Cookbook  by Dawn Stoltzfus

Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen



Over 200 mouthwatering recipes–fresh from the farm

I’m Dawn Stoltzfus. Welcome to my kitchen! I was raised on a Mennonite farm where simple, wholesome food was a key ingredient of the good life. Now I’m opening up my recipe box, wiping away the crumbs and wrinkles from the well-loved recipe cards, and sharing them with you. From Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls and Strawberry Shortcake to Old-Fashioned Beef Stew and Chicken and Herb Dumplings, all the best comfort foods I learned to cook from my mother are here, along with some dishes that may surprise you!

In addition to the simple, wholesome recipes for starters, main dishes, sides, and desserts, I share favorite stories from my Mennonite upbringing, tips and tricks for easy meal planning and preparation, and ideas for serving with flair.

If you enjoy feeding your family hearty, wholesome meals made with fresh ingredients and lots of love, please join me in the kitchen!


My Thoughts On This Book

This cookbook is written by Dawn Stoltzfus, who grew up on a Mennonite farm and is now sharing some of the family recipes with her readers. It is chunked full of really good sounding recipes. I enjoyed going through this book many times reading the recipes. The thing I enjoyed most about this cookbook though is the information about Dawn’s family that she has shared at the beginning of each chapter, and throughout the book. This is more than just a great cookbook, it is an insight into the Stoltzfus family and they way the grew up, as well as their family values. I appreciate the willingness of the author to share this with me, and the rest of the world who purchases her book.

This is such a wonderful cookbook and I hope you will pick up your copy soon. Don’t forget the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays coming up. I’ve already picked out a few recipes I am going to try. I also found a wonderful peach cobbler recipe that I substituted apples and tried and it was yummy. And there is an apple and pecan salad in there that is wonderful as well! Grab your copy today and enjoy this wonderful family history.

Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

I received this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.

Dawn Stoltzfus is a wife, a mother of two sweet little boys, and a lover of anything creative. She started and ran The Farmer’s Wife Market until 2008 when she sold it in order to stay at home to raise her family. She loves to cook, for one or three hundred, and sees cooking and entertaining as an opportunity to “be Jesus to people” and serve them out of love and joy rather than out of a sense of obligation. Her love for cooking was inspired by her mother and developed as she cooked for her family of six on their active, working dairy farm in Ohio.

FIRST Wildcard Tours presents The Amish Family Cookbook by Jerry and Tina Eicher

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card authors are:
Jerry and Tina Eicher
and the book:
The Amish Family Cookbook
Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)
***Special thanks to Ginger Chen for sending me a review copy.***

Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

Tina Eicher was born and married in the Amish faith, surrounded by a mother and sisters who were great Amish cooks. At fellowship meals and family gatherings, Tina’s dishes receive high praise and usually return empty. She and her husband, Jerry Eicher, author of several bestselling Amish fiction titles, are the parents of four children and live in Virginia.
Visit the author’s website.


My Thoughts on this Book

This is just one amazing cookbook by Jerry and Tina Eicher. I have had so much fun looking through this book several times, reading the recipies and picking out ones I want to try. Because of surgery, I didn’t get to try any ond these recipes yet, but I have several picked out to try. And I also found some new Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes to try. If you love cookbooks, then you will absolutely love this book. And if you kinda like them, well this is one you need to try. The recipes are fun, easy and oh so yummy! You may find some recipes like old favorites of yours, but they may have a little different twist. That is what makes this book fun. And if nothing else, I just like the fact that I am cooking like the Amish cook! I love anything Amish, and sitting down to a table of Amish food, well its just exciting for me.

I highly recommend this book for you to pick up for yourself. And it would make a wonderful Christmas gift for that favorite cook on your list.

This book was provided by Harvest House through FIRST Wildcard Tours. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.




From bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with recipes, Amish proverbs, and a dash of Amish humor. Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.

Product Details:

List Price: $ 14.99

Spiral-bound: 272 pages

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0736943773

ISBN-13: 978-0736943772


Food Family Style…….By Leigh Oliver Vickery

Food Family Style

By Leigh Oliver Vickery


365 Simple and Tasty Recipes to Satisfy the Entire Family

Your family is busy. But you still have to eat! Reclaim the family dinner in your household with these mouthwatering recipes, sure to draw your family into the kitchen and around the table day after day. From tasty breakfasts, soups, and salads to easy main dishes and desserts, Food Family Style delivers delicious recipes such as:

  • Easiest Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls
  • Breakfast Pizza
  • Grilled Apple Cheddar Sandwich
  • Bistro Tomato Basil Soup
  • Pesto Pasta Salad
  • Slow Cooker Jambalaya
  • Mexican Lasagna
  • Molasses Barbecue Beans
  • Southern Pecan Pie
  • Toffee Ice Cream Squares
  • Easy S’More Bars
  • And much more!

Throughout Food Family Style you will find symbols indicating recipes that double easily, freeze well, are gluten free or vegetarian, can be made in a slow cooker, or are favorites contributed by moms around the country. And since there’s more to mealtime than just the food, this innovative book also includes tips about how to involve your kids in meal preparation, meaningful conversation starters, and simple ideas to bring warmth to your home.



When I saw “Simple and tasty recipes for everyday life” on the front of this book, I knew it had to be a good one. I love that this book has recipes from snack to dinner items with loads of different recipes to help keep everyone happy. I enjoyed trying several of the vegetable recipes as well as some of the pork ones. From what I have experienced, the recipes in this book are easy enough for anyone to make, and tasty enough that you and your family will love them.


There are sections for Kids in the Kitchen, Snacks and Beverages, Breakfast, Sandwiches and Beverages and Pizza, Table Talk, Soups and Salads and Main Dishes and much more in this 268 page book.


I highly recommend this to all of you recipe book lovers. This will be a pleasant addition to your recipe collection, one that you will thoroughly enjoy



“Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”



I received this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.



Leigh Oliver Vickery is creator and founder of Leigh Oliver’s, a specialty “fun food” company with numerous products on the market in at least twenty-five states and grocery chains, including Whole Foods Market and Costco. She is the former food editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph in Tyler, Texas, and now blogs at http://www.onebighappytable.com.


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