Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our January books include two new books for health-conscious cooks, a timely anti-racist resource, a new picture book, and a journal that will help you slay self-doubt!
Five Books for the New Year
Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food
by Hsiao-Ching Chou
The much-anticipated follow-up to Chinese Soul Food, Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food is our newest cookbook by Hsiao-Ching Chou. With 75 plant-based recipes that work for everyone (even new home cooks!) and practical tips from the author, you’ll be comfortable making satisfying Chinese meals in no time. In this new collection, you’ll find vegetarian recipes for stir-fries, rice and noodle dishes, soups, braises, pickles, and vegetarian versions of Chou’s famously delicious dumplings, including soup dumplings and shu mai, as well as other dim sum delights.
Words of Change Anti-Racism
by Kenrya Rankin
Kenrya Rankin celebrates resistance and honors anti-racist voices past and present in this powerful, vibrant, and resonant collection of quotes served up in beautifully-designed pages. Discover more than 100 inclusive, thought-provoking passages from the writings or speeches of thinkers and activists in the anti-racist community, including a brief biographical note for each featured activist to give context to their words. These are words to enlighten, to prompt change, to provide encouragement, and to move readers of all ages to action.
CliFF the Failed Troll
by Barbara Davis-Pyles; Illustrated by Justin Hillgrove
A fun and original story by Barbara Davis-Pyles, author of Grizzly Boy and Stubby the Fearless Squid, about a troll named Cliff who isn’t very good at sitting still or being a “proper” troll. He’d much rather be a pirate anyway! After a report card full of Fs in bridge building, stoney staring, and even goat gobbling (he’s a vegetarian!), Cliff sets off for pirate school. This humorous story is about appreciating who we are and knowing there is a place where we fit in the world.
Mastering Mindful Eating
by Michelle Babb, MS, RD, CD
A nutritionist explains how to practice mindful eating for improved health and digestion, your healthiest weight, and a greater sense of calm. Forget counting calories, strict portion control, and restrictive diet plans. Say goodbye to yo-yo dieting forever! Michelle Babb shows you how to practice mindful eating that lets your body access the nutrients from food and turn on its self-regulating system. Included in the book are 30 recipes designed to enhance your introduction to mindful eating by engaging all the senses.
You Are a Secret Unicorn (Journal)
by Jill Pickle
You are magical! Get inspired to find your inner unicorn with this pocket-sized journal that pairs uplifting quotes with a unicornicopia of adorable illustrated animals showing off their unique unicorn selves. This journal includes personal and uplifting messages from iconic pop culture figures such as Lizzo, Awkwafina, and Billie Eilish and colorful lined pages for you to fill with your hopes and dreams, plus dot grid pages for freeform sketching. You Are a Secret Unicorn gives you the space to channel your dreams and slay your self-doubt!
Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now will be back next month with more reading recommendations!