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One Part Plant: A Simple Guide to Eating Real, One Meal at a Time by Jessica Murnane

Jessica Murnane knows what it's like to have less than healthy eating habits. Just a few short years ago, her diet consisted of three major food groups: Sour Patch Kids, Diet Coke, and whatever Lean Cuisine had the most cheese. But when her endometriosis—a chronic and painful condition—left her depressed and desperate for help, she took the advice of a friend and radically overhauled her diet. Within months, her life dramatically changed—her pain started to fade and she felt like herself again.

With a unique style and playful tone, Murnane shares what she's learned on her way to healing her body through food. She keeps it simple and, most importantly, delicious, with 100 allergy-friendly recipes like Creamy Mushroom Lasagna, Easy Vegetable Curry Bowls, Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies. -From the Publisher

Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency: Grow Edibles * Raise Animals * Live Off the Grid * DIY by Editors of Cool Springs Press

 For those interested in a self-sufficient lifestyle, this collection has something for everyone. The projects range from a simple garden trellis to more complex structures such as a greenhouse and chicken coop. Each project is well organized, with an exploded view image, cutting list, materials, and tools needed. Step-by-step illustrations do an excellent job of guiding users through the construction process. However, many of these projects have been lifted from the publisher's other books: The Complete Outdoor Builder (2016) and The Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects (2011), which contributes to a lack of flow and cohesion throughout. -Library Journal

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse by Lindsey Schiller and Marc Plinke

The Year-round Solar Greenhouse is the one-stop guide to designing and building greenhouses that harness and store energy from the sun to create naturally heated, lush growing environments even in the depths of winter, covering principles of solar greenhouse design and siting, glazing material properties and selection, controlling heat loss, ventilation, and construction methods. Additionally, an in-depth section covers sustainable ways of heating the greenhouse without fossil fuels, including using thermal mass and storing heat underground with a ground to air heat exchanger. -From the Publisher