What’s on my coffee table?

There’s nothing that excites me more than a big stack of books & magazines waiting to be read. In the past few weeks I’ve been seeing more of my UPS man because I went on a little Amazon binge! I thought it might be fun to share with you what I’m reading; you can see what I’m up to!

1. The Food Matters Cookbook, by Mark Bittman (I can’t wait to get cracking! I’m so excited!! I love Mark Bittman)

2. Appetite for Reduction, by Isa Moskowitz (I already have made 3 recipes!!)

3. Power Foods, from the editors of Whole Living (GOOD food- organized in a great fashion. I want to eat it all!)

4. Potty Training Boys the Easy Way, by Caroline Fertleman & Simone Cave (yup, we’re in the middle of THAT)

5. Commited, by Elizabeth Gilbert (Checked out from the library. A fascinating look at marriage & commitment)

6. 3191 Quarterly (I love seeing glimpses of Stephanie & Mav’s lives)

7. Stress-Free Potty Training, by Sara Au & Peter L. Stavinoha Ph.D (you figure out what approach to take based on your child’s personality. Neat! Cross your fingers.)

1. Donna Hay (STUNNING food photography, simple recipes, a lovely Australian publication)

2. Jamie (very cool layout, the recipes intrigue me & I love anything Jamie Oliver)

3. Food & Wine (a magazine that Casey & I can enjoy together)

4. Martha Stewart Living (do I really need to say more?)

5. Sunset (great ideas for trips, quality recipes & great gardening tips! I’d love to work there one day!)

6. UPPERCASE (graphic design, cooking, FUN FUN FUN stuff!)

7. Anthology (living, style, design, interior decor, GORGEOUS photo styling)

8. Everyday Food (the magazine I thank for igniting my passion for food!)

  • Jessica

    I am so tempted by magazines but they’re bad news for packrats like me! Good luck with the potty training. My niece will be two soon, so I’ll have to tell my sister about those books (well, #7…)!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I’ve been wanting to check out that Power Foods book since I love the Whole Living magazine. And isn’t it crazy how expensive a subscription to Donna Hay magazine is?

    • Tracy

      Yeah! It’s insane! I don’t have a subscription, I just pick one up at the store when I see it! The Power Food books is awesome! All of my fave recipes from the magazine is there. Lots of good information too!

  • sarah @ cookingpretty

    good luck with the potty training!! I’ve got a 17 month old boy so it is still too early for us, but we are getting close. Being done with diapers is so exciting 🙂

  • erica

    im OBSESSED with appetitie for reduction. my favorite are the bowls in the back. i make the baked tofu a few times a week and add it to just about everything. make the pasta salad with the tomato walnut dressing. yum. yum. yum. reminds me of pizza.

    im going to check out that pottytraining book as well. dj has pottytraining duty when hes off this summer with milo. im so ready to be done with diapers.

    i cant NOT believe ive never seen uppercase magazine. want. badly.

    • Tracy

      UPPERCASE is awesome!! Such an inspiration!

      I’m gonna hafta make that salad soon! I need to find some sun dried tomatoes that aren’t in oil first though!

      Also I’m sooo ready to be done with diapers! AHHHHH!

  • HannahJ

    Awesome book suggestions- Im ordering PApetite for Reduction right now!

    As for the PT- I am a firm believer in getting rid of the diapers (minus naps and nights) and never looking back. We did it with my boy (#2) at 18 months- and is was a rocky 2 months- but we stuck to it and he’s totally potty trained now (minus a few asccidents here and there) and he just turned 2. I was SICK of diapers too:)

  • Shawna

    Potty training – ugh! We pushed our daughter to do it right at two – she was the first so she is essentially the guinea pig for all first things. It was a nightmare. I wanted her out of diapers more than she wanted to be. One year and a therapist later (she would hold in her poo for days) she was fine. With her younger brother, we just let it happen when he wanted it to. Which turned out to be the first week of preschool right after he turned 3. 7 months later and it’s over – easy cheesy! He even aimed like a champ from the start so I know we did the right thing by waiting til he was ready.

    Going on Amazon to get Appetite for Reduction right now! Love the way the baked tofu sounds.

    Try Trader Joe’s sundried tomatoes in the packet and plump them up with hot water. I then use the soaking water for couscous or whatever grain I’m cooking that night.

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  • Kasey

    I wanna come hang out by your coffee table.

    • Tracy

      Maybe I can lug my coffee table to OUR DINNER PARTY???!!! OMG how cool is that??? Thank you soo much for the invite!

  • Sara Au

    Hey there, my friend Libby is a reader and clued me in that I’m on your coffee table – I love it! Hope you’re enjoying Stress-Free Potty Training and that it’s giving you lots of ideas on the best approach for your child. How’s training going? Dr. Pete and I are happy to answer any questions you may have… and like Shawna said, sometimes you just gotta let it happen. Hopefully, the book will help you figure out how to best motivate your child. Happy reading! (and thanks for the tip to check out Sunset, my hubby and I are trying to figure out if we can take a 10th Anniversary trip this fall – I’m so hoping it works out!)

    • Tracy

      Wow crazy seeing you here! Potty training is going OK. Slowly but surely!!! Still reading your book though….We are kind of dabbling in the training and hope to set a weekend aside to do a FULL ON two day power session. Thanks for stopping by!

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