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Icy Creamy Healthy Sweet_Roost Books

AMAZON / BARNES AND NOBLE / POWELL’S

When the days turn hot, or when you’re looking for that perfectly refreshing and light dessert or snack, ice pops are a natural, as are slushies, granitas, frozen yogurt, ice cream, shakes, floats, and more. In Icy, Creamy, Healthy, Sweet author Christine Chitnis has you covered. With 75 recipes for a full range of frozen sweets, you’ll find healthy treats that use fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, that are free of refined sugars, and that include vegan and dairy-free options. The results are flavorful, unique, refreshing, and healthy—making the whole experience a little sweeter.

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Little Bites

AMAZON / BARNES AND NOBLE / POWELL’S / INDIE BOUND / ROOST BOOKS

When you’re on the go with little ones, snacks are essential. Whether it’s an energetic pick-me-up after school or a nutritional boost at the playground, the 100 wholesome snacks in this book will help everyone get through the day. From Roasted Sesame Peas to Fresh Summer Rolls, Baked Apple Chips, and Mini Sweet Potato Pies, you’ll find fruit- and vegetable-forward snacks here perfect for every season that are tasty, healthy, and satisfying.

Developed by two busy moms, this collection of inspired recipes is just right for active families that care about what they eat. Don’t settle for prepackaged snacks. These nutritionally dense treats are simple to make, are easy to pack, and, as a bonus, make great breakfasts, light lunches, or side dishes for dinner.

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Praise for Little Bites:

“Christine and Sarah’s authentic, friendly voices will lure you into Little Bites, but their practical tips and simple, fresh, seasonal recipes will hook you for good. Soon you’ll realize that these snacks—from Melon Slushies and Cherry Tomato Cheddar Bites to Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies and Roasted Pumpkin Hummus—aren’t just for kids; adults will love them too! Best of all, the recipes, while fresh and innovative, are entirely doable, even (and maybe especially) for busy parents who want to make healthy snacks but don’t have loads of free time to spend in the kitchen.”—Susie Middleton, author of Fresh from the Farm and Fast, Fresh, and Green

“Toss the Goldfish! Here are the easy, tasty, healthy snacks your kids will crave. This book will help you tackle the snack trap with delicious alternatives your kids will love.”—Laurie David, author of The Family Cooks and The Family Dinner

Little Bites is full to the brim with real-food recipes, tips, and ideas to keep snack times exciting, fun, and, most important, nourishing—proving that snacks don’t have to come from a packet to be enjoyed. What a blessing.”—Emma Galloway, author of My Darling Lemon Thyme

“Chitnis, author of Markets of New England, and Waldman, a recipe developer and health counselor, are both working parents who bring realism to their selections. No time-consuming food art. No intentional masking of greens. No complicated ingredient lists. Chitnis and Waldman demonstrate a clear understanding of how kids truly graze, through recipes that acknowledge kids’ sweet tooths, the common need for satisfyingly crunchy textures, finger foods, and more. An emphasis on quality ingredients permeates the work, without the locavore movement’s intensity. The authors strike an appropriately encouraging tone for parents who simply want to make better choices.” —Foreword Reviews

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Experience a quintessentially American summer—a village-green, homemade-ice-cream, corn-on-the-cob kind of summer—exploring the fifty vibrant farmers’ and artisan markets profiled in Markets of New England. You’ll find picture-postcard settings, delicious food, and unique crafts down every ribbon of highway. In Massachusetts, make your way up the coast to Cape Cod, where markets feature baskets of blueberries and flats of oysters still dripping with saltwater; hop the ferry to Sustainable Nantucket’s picturesque farm stands; or journey inland to an art festival nestled in the Berkshires. In New Hampshire, attend a lakeside workshop and a market held on New England’s largest town common, in the shadow of a classic white church and steeple. Meander across Vermont during an open studio weekend, or to Maine for a clam festival, a county fair, and craft guild shows. Even tiny Rhode Island has pleasures aplenty: an oceanfront gourmet food tasting, an indie art fair overlooking Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor, and more.  

Markets of New England leads you to the local delicacies, the most interesting purveyors, the products of community supported farms and fisheries, the standout crafts and artwork, and provides all the details you need to know, including off-season schedules. The food and crafts are filled with local flavor, the settings pure New England, and the itineraries provide enough delights to fill an endless summer.

Praise for Markets of New England:

“… The number of small farms (fewer than 50 acres) is growing, and they can use our support. Christine Chitnis has come to the rescue with a charming, useful, pocket-size guidebook, Markets of New England. It should be a a model for other regional guides since it covers food as well as its kissing cousin, crafts. Chitnis makes a heartfelt case for using “our collective consumer power to support artisans — beekeepers, cheesemongers, weavers and woodworkers.” I couldn’t agree more.”
— Dominique Browning, The New York Times

“Pocket-sized and covetable, Christine Chitnis’s Markets of New England is a delightfully fresh guidebook chronicling the quirks and histories of crafts and farmers markets throughout New England.”
— The Maine Magazine

“Here’s a nifty little book to tuck into the glove compartment or tote bag. Rhode Island author Christine Chitnis has compiled a list of outdoor crafts and food markets around New England with photos, addresses, times and dates for the entire spring/summer/fall schedule…pick this colorful gem up for those weekend drives…”
— Cape Cod Times

“Chitnis provides the vibrant color photographs that depict New England in its summertime glory.”
— Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“Readers will want to grab a tote bag, jump in the car, and head out to browse among the organic grains, clams, and homespun yarn. Boston’s hip Bazaar Bizarre, for example, promises it’s ‘not your granny’s craft fair’ and offers items leaning toward the indie and punk. The book’s small size is just right for tucking in the car for a spur-of-the-moment weekend jaunt.”
— Library Journal