When there is a kick ass cooking website chocked full of recipes, great storytelling and humor, chances are opportunity arrives for the website to present a cookbook. The leading voice behind the site Nom Nom Paleo, Michelle Tam pairs with Henry Fong to bring more paleo goodness to your kitchen. Their debut paleo cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans packs nearly 1000 photos and contains 120+ palette pleasing paleo recipes. Perfect for a newbie (or otherwise) there are so many photos, that truthfully if you fail your selected dining mission, the only person to blame will be yourself. From soups and salads, to poultry, meat and seafood and of course eggs, there are enough recipes to keep your paleo diet exciting, fresh and delicious for a good while.
To continue the theme of surviving while out in the wilderness first introduced with the Revised Edition of the SAS Survival Handbook, here is How to Stay Alive in the Woods. There are several editions as the book was initially released years ago, but despite other tactics that are now popular but impractical; surviving crashes, outsmarting terrorists and the like, it seems a bear still shits in the woods the same way and north is north. So barring other “new” things that have come along in the last 50 years or so, the tactics, strategies and understanding required in order to stay alive should some impractical occurrence happens, this book looks to keep you on this side of the afterlife. Practical and easy to read, How to Stay Alive has stood the test of time and would prove a valuable addition to any budding outdoor survival reading collection.
A food blog devoted to sandwiches colorfully and ingeniously portrayed before consumption is now a book devoted to the same. Scanwiches is a cover to cover visual appreciation and dedication to all things combined between two slices of bread and occasionally ramen noodles. Released on National Sandwich Day, the book is unadulterated food porn packed with true to life visual representations of delicious looking sandwiches from the author’s apartment kitchen and around the world, along with sandwich trivia and insights. After Scanwiches, plain ol’ meat and bread sandwiches just won’t be able to cut it.
Author Jeff Alworth hopes to turn you into a bona fide brewmaster. Okay, maybe not, but at least after reading his Beer Tasting Tool Kit you will be able to drink like one. After spending half of the past decade traveling the world in search of the perfect blend of malt and hops and writing about his quest on Beervana, Jeff has written a 48 page primer to help evolve your taste and appreciation for beer. Included in the beer tasting booklet is a breakdown of beer into style categories that provide background information – flavor, scent and more on several varieties. The kit itself has evaluation cards and all the essentials needed for you and your buddies to hold a taste test to settle once and for all who the King of Beers really is.
Survive this Summer
Summer is on the horizon and for lots of families, friends and lone wolves that means spending plenty of time outdoors; camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, swimming and of course barbeques and campfires. Just in case you happen to skip the resorts and villas this year and head out into wilds of your nearest regional park or beyond, this book may help you save yourself, your lover and your friends during the zombie apocalypse.
The SAS Survival Handbook is written to handle the heat, the cold and practically any outdoor encounter you come across. Make camp in the right location; know what to do when someone is injured and be able to manage your friend’s fears when they start coming apart at the seams when the shit hits the fan. Highly concentrated with no filler, the SAS Survival Handbook should be in your house, at your job and in your car.
Provided the author: John “Lofty” Wiseman served 26 years in the Special Air Service and was the Chief Survival Instructor, the Revised Edition of the SAS Handbook is a great addition to any adventurer’s arsenal of knowledge. SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
The official Haynes Manual for the most celebrated starship ever. The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual meticulously covers in extreme detail every aspect of the ship Han Solo and Chewbacca made famous. The history and development of the Corellian Engineering Corporation’s YT series is covered in depth by Star Wars expert, Ryder Windham, and he provides a wealth of knowledge that helps you further appreciate the immense modifications that went into creating the Millennium Falcon. Exploded diagrams, onboard systems, floor plans, photographs and more are presented in full detail by experts Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas who make it seem easy for you to go outside and modify your own YT-1300.
There are grilling cookbooks and grilling recipes to keep you busy for every summer cookout from now until the year 3000. So even if you do not currently have supreme skills on the BBQ grill, you can always pick up the slack and learn your way around the time tested and very trusted combination of fire and food. However, your sandwich skills may need some upgrading. The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches does just that. Recipes from around the world, with caveman easy how-to instructions will have you making sandwiches that look and taste so good you’ll wonder how anyone ever gets by with plain old lunch meat.
As time passes and days go by in the year, you do one of two things, you get things done or you don’t. Touted as a modern classic, “Getting Things Done” by David Allen is a book that details an organizational method that moves you from carrying a truckload of mindless mental clutter, to productive thoughts and effective, useful, task-orientated activities. While time management itself is not a new concept, the approach presented by Allen has generated a cult-like following in some circles and has even generated several web-based companies (Remember the Milk and 43Folders) that revolve around the GTD framework. In the book Mr. Allen periodically jaunts off-course into classical guru territory using the occasions to parlay some psychology and several philosophical insights, but they appropriately connect his presentation. However, despite weaving across the lane of focus, GTD manages to deliver strongly on the main premise. If you have ever found yourself running aground periodically when it comes to completing your to-do-lists, committing to resolutions, making appointments or otherwise, Getting Things Done is worth reading.
When you want to make improvements in your life, one of the primary components in that process is decision making. If you want to get in better shape physically the question you ask yourself is something like, “What exercises do I need to do to get a six pack?” If you want a better sex life, want to make more money, improve your relationships, more free time to do what you love or anything else, eventually it comes down to making decisions, sometimes tough decisions.
Often despite what we tell ourselves we really do not know or understand why we do the things we do. In order for you to stop reacting and to start acting as you truly intend to act; you need to get a bearing on where you are in the first place. Then, from that informed position you can proceed with making extremely better decisions, improve your life and achieve the things you desire.
Sway, by Ori Brafman and his psychologist brother roll out the red carpet of the decision making process to lead you to the door of enlightenment so you can make better decisions. Easy to follow, and not nearly the nerd thickness of other books on the subject (a mere 224 pages), the authors use examples from all walks of life, ranging from politics to sports to drive home the concepts of why people make jackass decision and how you can avoid doing the same.
Neil Pasricha’s latest book revels in the fact that the simple things in life are sometimes the best. The Book of Even More Awesome is the follow up to the best selling book the Book of Awesome that was an adaptation of the site, 1000awesomethings, where the pleasures of life both enormous and miniscule are celebrated.
As another useful tool to help get you through the mundane of the day, the newly released work, the Book of Even More Awesome serves as a place for you to consume inspiration when you are low on fuel and need a quick boost.