Two New Cookbooks

The Complete Idiot’s GuideR Quinoa Cookbook

Quinoa, a grain-like seed similar to rice, is a healthy staple food for
vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free dieters, and anyone looking for a healthy
superfood that is easy to make. However, quinoa is surprisingly flavorless,
and if improperly cooked or seasoned, will not tempt taste buds or inspire
healthy eating. The Complete Idiot’s GuideR Quinoa Cookbook teaches readers
how to properly cook and add a variety of delicious flavors and techniques
to quinoa. Packed with over 250 recipes, the cookbook teaches readers how to
make everything from quinoa pancakes to quinoa carbonara. The cookbook
includes quinoa recipes for:

.    Quick egg and griddle breakfasts
.    Salads – vegetarian and meat-topped
.    Sandwiches
.    Soups, stews, and chilis
.    Easy snacks and appetizers
.    Quinoa dinner and desserts

The Complete Idiot’s GuideR Quinoa Cookbook also includes cooking and baking
tips for making the perfect quinoa every time, as well as the history and
health benefits of this ancient seed.

About the Author
Susan Irby (Los Angeles), “The Bikini Chef,” is host of “Bikini Lifestyles”
on KABC radio in Los Angeles, as well as America One, Direct TV, and PBS
Television. On her show she helps others reach their health goals by
focusing on lifestyle changes rather than short-term diets. Irby is a
seven-time author including Substitute Yourself Skinny Cookbook, Boost Your
Metabolism Cookbook, and her $7-a-Meal Quick & Easy Cookbook, and $7-a-Meal
Healthy Cookbook. Visit her at

The Complete Idiot’s GuideR Quinoa Cookbook
ISBN: 9781615641932, July 2012, $18.95
Author: Susan Irby (Los Angeles)

The Complete Idiot’s GuideR to Sugar-Free Cooking & Baking

The average American eats a third of a pound of sugar per day and may
researchers believe that sugar is as addictive, and dangerous, as drugs and
alcohol. Today’s processed foods are packed with refined sugars that raise
blood-sugar levels, pack on pounds, cause behavioral problems, and are
suspected to be the culprit behind a host of other serious diseases and
disorders. The Complete Idiot’s GuideR to Sugar-Free Cooking & Baking
provides insights into the addictive nature of sugar and ways to break free
and gives readers the tools needed to serve their families tasty food
without guilt or serious health effects. The guide includes:

.    150 recipes for satisfying meals and delicious desserts without
refined sugars
.    Kid-friendly snacks without sugar-based behavioral or health
.    The skinny on natural sugar substitutes and a foolproof substitution
system for use in favorite recipes
.    The truth about unexpected foods that contain hidden and refined
sugars-and how to avoid them
.    Nutrition planning advice for dieters, diabetics, families with
kids, and anyone else who wants or needs to avoid sugar

The Complete Idiot’s GuideR to Sugar-Free Cooking & Baking will help readers
kick the sugar habit, improve their health, and aid in preventing the onset
of serious sugar-related diseases.

About the Author
Liz Scott (New York) is the award-winning author of six books on healthy
cooking and eating, including specialty diets such as high fiber,
dairy-free, and alcohol-free. She has developed recipes for gluten-free
eaters, diabetics, and sugar-free dieters, including My HCG Plus using
Stevia and other sweeteners. Recognized by the National Health Information
Network for excellence in Patient Education and Information, Liz is also a
coveted speaker and consultant at health facilities and treatment centers
around the country and is a contributing columnist to numerous online
newsletters and blogs including Renew Every Day, the online magazine source
for a healthy recovery from substance and food addictions.

The Complete Idiot’s GuideR to Sugar-Free Cooking & Baking
ISBN: 9781615641840, July 2012, $18.95
Author: Liz Scott (New York)

About The Complete Idiot’s GuideR Series The Complete Idiot’s GuideR series
is published by Alpha Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. For more
than 16 years Complete Idiot’s GuideR books have informed, entertained, and
enriched tens of millions of readers worldwide.
Our readers are savvy and smart, but like most people, they sometimes
encounter tasks or topics that make them feel like . well, complete idiots.
Complete Idiot’s GuideR authors understand that feeling and know how to take
the sting out of a steep learning curve. They offer simple steps, clear
information, inside tips, and an occasional dollop of humor.
There are more than 450 titles available in print and/or electronically,
with new subjects and new ways to learn coming all the time.
The Complete Idiot’s GuideR brand ensures consistent quality, reliability,
and results.

About Alpha Books
Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., publishes high – quality
lifestyle and reference books in 30 different categories. The Complete
Idiot’s GuidesR, Alpha Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, At Your Fingertips — as
well as other series and stand – alone titles — provide helpful how – to
information and general knowledge in an easily accessible manner.