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This sensational book brings together the best chilli recipes to raise the temperature in your kitchen. From the super-hot to the subtly spiced, there's something to tempt every palate in this amazing recipe collection. Make the most of all the different types of chilli in delicious soups, appetizers and snacks, sizzling fish and shellfish, scorching meat and vegetable dishes, spicy side dishes, and mouthwatering salads and salsas. Easy-to-follow recipes shown in step-by-step photographs means it couldn't be simpler to try your hand at something a little different, like Chargrilled Quails in a Chilli and Pomegranate Marinade from Turkey or Lime and Pasilla Chilli Baked Trout from Mexico.
This safe, comprehensive and practical guide explores the powerful properties of herbs, shown to offer a more gentle, therapeutic treatment of common conditions without the offputting side effects of many modern drugs. An introduction explains the history and how to work out safe and appropriate doses. There follows a section on the various herbal approaches that can be used at home, from growing herbs to using essential oils. The core of the book shows common ailments and their symptoms, with advice and step-by-step sequences on how to treat them. The final section shows how to use herbs for beauty treatments, ranging from facial care to caring for teeth. Use this book to discover how to use herbal treatments safely to treat the individual, everyday ailments that assail us all, as well as to stimulate our defences and boost our overall well-being.
This title offers over 50 delicious and healthy recipes that contain no dairy produce. It provides detailed introduction with specialist advice on dairy-free diets, lactose intolerance and milk allergy. It contains over 50 enticing and tasty dairy-free recipes - including favourite dishes made dairy-free and with brand new ideas to try; nutritional notes for each recipe; stunning colour photographs of each finished recipe with easy-to-follow step-by-step techniques to help you prepare each dish; and, cook's tips throughout and ideas for planning balanced meals. Whatever your reason for omitting cow's milk and its products from your diet, you can still enjoy a wider range of varied and delicious meals. "50 Classic Recipes: Dairy Free" is designed to give you all the help, advice and information that you need. It combines enticing and nutritious dairy-free recipes with essential information on food intolerances and allergies. The recipes cover every course and include delicious savoury dishes from a wide range of cuisines. With expert nutritional information and a reference guide to helpful organizations, "50 Classic Recipes: Dairy Free" offers a wealth of inspiration and advice, and an endless selection of healthy and delicious eating ideas for you, your friends and family to enjoy.
Get any celebration off to a perfect start with recipes for easy appetizers, fabulous finger foods and scrumptious salads, shown in over 325 photographs. This title offers an irresistible collection of ideas to start the meal, with over 325 appetizers from a wide range of cuisines. It contains tempting suggestions for every type of starter from finger foods, dips and elegant first courses to buffet party bites and snacks. It helps you tantalize your guests with intriguing tastes from all over the world, such as Crab Dim Sum with Chinese Chives, Vegetable Tempura, Taquitos with Beef, Shish Kebabs with Sumac, and Chicken Flautas. Every recipe has step-by-step instructions and a beautiful photograph of the finished dish to ensure perfect results every time. Complete nutritional notes allow you to plan a balanced, healthy menu. At buffets, light lunches or celebrations, serve a selection of miniature tartlets, croquettes, koftas, prawn balls, fish cakes, seafood rolls, fritters and dumplings. A variety of tasty morsels is always popular, and guaranteed to get your guests in the party mood. You will be spoilt for choice with this wealth of recipes for over 325 easy and elegant appetizers. There are pates, terrines and mousses, tarts and pastries, fritters and tempuras, poultry and meat bites, fish and shellfish nibbles, and delectable salad starters. Every mouth-watering recipe is photographed, and clear step-by-step instructions ensure successful results. A nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe, so you can plan a balanced meal. Including cook's tips, advice about ingredients and suggestions for variations, this book has all you need to make any occasion go with a swing.
Using the veterans' own words and photographs, Richard Van Emden's Veterans: The Last Survivors of the Great War brings to life a mixture of their excitement of embarkation for France, their unbound optimism and courage, the agony of the trenches, and numbing fear of going over the top. The fight for survival, the long ordeal of those wounded and the ever-present grief make for compelling reading. The veterans give first-hand accounts of stark honesty, describing experiences which have lived with them for over 80 years.
This title includes 60 traditional and evocative recipes from the French countryside. It features authentic mouth-watering dishes, from simple salads to delectable meat, fish and vegetable dishes, and classic pastries, cakes and desserts. It is beautifully illustrated with over 280 photographs, including easy to follow step-by-step instructions and glorious coloured pictures of every finished dish. It offers professional cook's tips throughout ensure success. It discusses about uncomplicated, robust and delicious food using the best seasonal produce. This book brings together a fabulous selection of over 60 authentic recipes from all over France, that evoke the traditional flavours of this rich and diverse cuisine. The preparation and presentation of these recipes is uncontrived and uncomplicated and suitable for a variety of occasions, from family meals to formal entertaining. Many traditional favourites are included, such as French Onion Soup, Salad Nicoise, Moules Marinieres, and Toulouse Cassoulet, as well as less well-known but equally delicious dishes, such as Potato Salad with Sausage, Courgette and Tomato Bake, and Lentils with Bacon. There is also a wide range of desserts and pastries including a luscious Lemon Tart and a wonderfully rustic Apple Tart that is simplicity itself to make, as well as the classic Creme Caramel.
This title shows how to harness the transforming powers of crystals to heal and energise, with over 220 step-by-step photographs. This is a comprehensive guide to the world's crystals, with over one hundred individual photographic portraits showing the intrinsic beauty of the stones. It includes in-depth information and analysis on the power and qualities of the crystals, with easy-to-follow guidance on which stone to use and when to use it. These are unique placement guides for crystal nets and layouts that allow you to access the gentle healing powers of the stones. This title offers advice and instruction on how to access your own intuitive abilities to increase your awareness of crystals and their subtle energies. The powerful healing energy of crystals is the central message of this book. In contemporary practice, there are two main ways in which they are used, through channelling energy from a healer, and through 'resonance placement paradigm'. It is the second of these methods that Simon and Sue Lilly follow here, using their own intuitive healing abilities to offer patterns of crystal placements on the body in order to achieve specific effects. With this knowledge, and the encouragement to use your own intuition and innate healing powers to extend the use of the crystals, you will be able to bring the gentle healing power of crystals into your own life and the lives of your family and friends, for wellbeing, harmony and peace.
This is a fabulous collection of classic dishes from all over China and South East Asia, shown in 170 stunning photographs. It is a classic collection of 180 world-famous recipes from China and the surrounding regions. Recipes range from familiar favorites, such as Corn and Chicken Soup and Sticky Pork Ribs, to more unusual dishes, such as Cha Shao and Sweet Aduki Bean Paste Jellies. Step-by-step instructions for each recipe, a multitude of cook's tips and variations, and more than 170 beautiful color photographs ensure you achieve perfect results every time. Complete nutritional information is provided for every recipe. This fabulous collection of 180 dishes celebrates the much-loved cuisine of China and South-east Asia. The specially selected recipes provide a wide variety of tasty and exciting meals, from much-loved Chinese classics, to less well-known dishes. There are also plenty of tips and variations for those who like to experiment and try different combinations of ingredients. Illustrated with more than 170 stunning pictures, and with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, this is an essential book for anyone who wants to learn how to cook those take-away menu classics as well as more unusual traditional Chinese meals.
This title presents a detailed account of the development of swords, sabres, spears and lances illustrated with over 230 photographs and images. It provides a fascinating history of edged weapons, written by a leading antique sword expert and lavishly illustrated with over 230 images. It includes information on Japanese, Chinese, African and Indian swords as well as covering in detail the development of the weapon in Western Europe. It contains descriptions of the fighting techniques of some of the most skilful warriors of their time, including the hoplite spearmen of ancient Greece, Roman gladiators, and the Japanese Samurai. It is a superb reference work for military historians, curators, and all enthusiasts of edged weaponry of every period. This book traces the fascinating history of swords, spears and lances through to the 21st century. From their Palaeolithic origins and the appearance of the first swords in Bronze Age Europe and Mesopotamia, it describes how the weapons carved out some of the greatest civilizations in the world. With special sections on the sword in Japanese, Chinese, African and Indian cultures as well as an examination of the American sword and Naval swords, this book presents a broad-ranging work on swords throughout world history, and forms an indispensable resource for the keen collector and enthusiast.
This book opens with a look at how carbohydrates affect the body. Set out as a practical, user-friendly guide, the introduction describes the chemical changes that occur in the body when you eat sugars and carbohydrates and how they impact on your health. It examines the foods you should avoid and the foods that your body needs to stay healthy, and provides advice on how to stick to a low-carbohydrate diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over 50 low-carbohydrate recipes have been specially chosen to increase energy levels, prevent hormonal imbalance, burn fat more efficiently and encourage weight loss. Achieve optimum health with nutrient-packed dishes such as Thai beef salad, chicken breasts with serrano ham and grilled sea bass with fennel. Give your whole system a boost with these easy-to-follow recipes.
This book provides a fascinating investigation into one of the world's most ancient and deadly reptiles: the crocodile. Find out how crocodiles and alligators work, their different shapes and sizes, their teeth, senses and behaviour patterns, how they feed, hunt and breed. It is packed with over 200 stunning colour photographs from renowned wildlife photographers. Detailed cross-sections and diagrams reveal the complex inner working of a crocodilian's body. It is a lively and accessible reference, ideal for home and school use for 8 to 12 year-olds. It is a winner of the Key Stage 2 non-fiction category of the English Associations 4-11 awards for the best children's illustrated book. "Nature Watch: Crocodiles" investigates every aspect of crocodilian life, and the differences between alligators, gharials, crocodiles and caimans. It reveals the gentle, nurturing side of crocodilian nature, as well as their lethal hunting skills. Focus features zoom in on detailed aspects of crocodilian life, such as alligators mating or Nile crocodiles attacking prey. Myth boxes explore popular stories about crocodilians from all over the world and Did You Know? highlights provide quirky facts to amuse and amaze friends and family. With over 200 colour illustrations from top wildlife photographers, this is the perfect book to inspire 8 to 12 year-olds for school projects, home study, or just to learn for fun.
This is a perfect collection of delicious, authentic recipes that represent the best of Malaysian cooking, with 80 mouthwatering recipes show in over 350 tempting colour photographs. It features an introduction about life in Malaysia with unique insights into the fascinating culture and history. It features recipes for Broths and Soupy Noodles, Fried and Grilled Snacks, Rice and Noodles, Fish and Shellfish, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables and Salads, Condiments, and Sweets and Drinks. The complete nutritional information is provided for every recipe, as well as cook's tips and variations to encourage experimentation. Malaysia is a region that has many distinct localized cooking styles which is reflected in the exciting food that can be enjoyed throughout the country. This range of 80 recipes captures the fiery and sweet flavours of this region, and includes soups, snacks, rice and noodles, fish and shellfish, meat and poultry, condiments, salads and sweets. All the classic recipes are included, such as Hot and Sour Fish Soup, Kerabu, Chicken Satay and Hainanese Chicken Rice, as well as some more unusual specialities. Full of tantalizing recipes and stunning photography, this useful book is essential reading for lovers of Malaysian food.
Plan your celebration using the helpful hints and tips, including how to open a bottle of champagne, and ideas for easy and impressive spreads, toppings and breads. Whet the appetite with classic nibbles, dips and savoury snacks, such as Cheese Aigrettes, Guacamole, and Duck Wontons with Spicy Mango Sauce, then serve a selection of more substantial dishes including Risotto Frittata, and a variety of salads and cold dishes. Refresh your guests with classic cocktails, such as Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri or Kew Pimms or a selection of exciting non-alcoholic drinks. Whether you are throwing a Christmas cocktail party, a birthday buffet or having a few friends round, "Party & Buffet Cookbook" has all the recipes you will need. Thorough party planning is vital and this volume provides essential advice on all the necessary details, from creating the appropriate atmosphere to estimating food and drink requirements. From the day you decide to have a party, to washing up the glasses after the last guest has left, you will find this book an invaluable asset in making your party one to remember.
This title features more than 100 of the hottest recipes from around the globe. It includes an invaluable photographic guide to the different types of chilies found throughout the world. It also includes dishes that range from piquant Mexican salsas, spicy Thai Salads, searingly hot Malaysian curries, and gumbos from the southern states of America. It contains a unique heat scale for each type of chili pepper, and tips and hints on how to prepare and cook them. It is divided into five fiery main chapters, including soups and starters, salads and side dishes, main meals, vegetarian main meals, and salsas. Each recipe is beautifully photographed and has easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Whether mild and subtle, full of flavour or mouth-searingly hot, chilies are loved throughout the world and feature in traditional dishes from many different cuisines. This bright, colourful book provides essential information and recipes for chili lovers everywhere. It offers useful preparation and cooking techniques and a guide to combining your favourite chilies and spices. The superb recipe selection draws on spicy dishes from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Each recipe is photographed in full colour, with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions that will ensure a great result every time. Whether you prefer your chilies hot or mild, this fabulous book is sure to provide the perfect recipe.
This book features simple recipes for every occasion shown in more than 300 step-by-step color images. An inspiring collection of over 70 gourmet chicken dishes for special occasions and entertaining. Easy-to-follow instructions for each recipe, with step-by-step photographs. Five delicious chapters to tempt you: Starters; Roasts & Bakes; One Pot Dishes & Casseroles; Grills & Barbecues; and Pies & Pastries. This book offers comprehensive advice on preparing poultry and basic cooking techniques including: jointing, boning, frying, spatchcocking, sauteing, poaching, casseroling and braising. Every finished dish photographed in full color. This mouth-watering collection of recipes includes classic dishes from all over the world as well as some exciting new taste sensations. With over 70 recipes, there are dishes to suit everyone - spicy wings, rich pates, elegant roasts, exotic curries, melt-in-the-mouth casseroles, flavorsome grills and irresistible pies. A comprehensive introduction covers techniques for preparing and cooking chicken. For all recipes, the key stages of the step-by-step instructions are illustrated, and the finished dishes are shown in superb color photographs. Whether you are planning an elaborate menu or simply want to turn a family meal into a special occasion, this wonderful volume will provide you with inspiration.
This is the definitive illustrated guide to the essential healing foods. It is an authoritative, fully illustrated guide to the essential ingredients for good health. It includes practical advice on choosing, preparing and cooking whole foods. It offers down to earth advice on eating the right balance of foods recommended by nutrition specialists. It contains essential facts on the health-giving properties of food and their use in traditional healing. It features over 400 glorious colour photographs. This volume is a comprehensive visual guide to every kind of natural whole food. It contains essential information about each food, including key health benefits, natural healing properties and nutritional values, with details about how each food can help to boost health and vitality. Filled with the latest information, this useful guide highlights the link between diet and health - helping you to discover the foods that can help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. This book is an essential companion for any health conscious cook, providing inspiration for anyone wanting to eat their way to a longer, healthier life.
If you are watching your weight, or are following a controlled low-fat eating plan, then going without dessert may seem the only option. But you can still enjoy a sweet treat without the fat, and this tempting cookbook offers over 100 delectable low-fat fruit dessert ideas to try. Fruit is the perfect starting point for a healthy dessert and here you will find low-fat and no-fat recipes for baked and stuffed fruits, sundaes, pastries, pancakes, meringues, cheesecakes, custards, souffles, compotes, fruit salads and sorbets. There are even some cakes and quick-and-easy sweet ideas for the barbecue. Many recipes are quick to make using minimal ingredients, so whether you're catering for a family and friends, or rustling a self-indulgent treat, there is sure to be a recipe that hits the spot. Illustrated with 450 step-by-step photographs, this beautiful book is a must for every health-conscious cook.
This is a comprehensive and fully illustrated identification guide to all kinds of dried and fresh pasta with complete details on how to select and use them. This title features more than 30 recipes, including classic sauces such as Fettuccine all'Afredo and Capelli d'Angelo with Lobster, stuffed pastas such as Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, and baked pasta dishes such as Shellfish Lasagne and Macaroni with Four Cheeses. It offers easy-to-follow instructions for preparing and cooking pasta of all types, with serving suggestions and professional hints and tips. It features step-by-step photographs and a beautiful picture of each finished dish. More than just a cookbook, this is a comprehensive guide to pasta, from selecting and making the many varieties to serving perfect dishes every time. An introduction gives the history of pasta. There is an illustrated identification guide to the huge range of fresh and dried pastas, information on the main ingredients used in classic pasta sauces, essential equipment for making your own pasta, and guidelines on cooking and presenting pasta. The recipe section includes more than 30 delicious dishes using both fresh and dried pasta - so there's something to suit any occasion. Each recipe is accompanied by helpful step-by-step photographs and a picture of the finished dish, making it easy to achieve perfect results.
This title presents fabulous ways to prepare and cook fresh seafood, shown in more than 330 step-by-step mouthwatering photographs. It contains over 100 inspirational recipes with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for perfect results every time. It introduces delicious contemporary dishes such as Aromatic Tiger Prawns and Red Mullet with Raspberry Dressing as well as classic dishes such as Salmon Fish Cakes and Smoked Mackerel Pate. It features recipes for many well-known fish and shellfish, including tuna, salmon, prawns and oysters, as well as more unusual varieties, such as shark, eel and squid. "100 Classic Recipes for Fish & Shellfish" is a beautifully photographed collection of seafood recipes, offering something for all tastes. The book has been divided into eight sections to make it easy to find the recipe you are looking for, from starters to everyday main courses, and from salads to elegant dishes for entertaining. With an increasingly wide range of fish and shellfish now available at local fishmongers and supermarkets, there's never been a better time to enjoy their infinite variety of textures, flavours and colours. With over 100 enticing recipes, this book will encourage you to experiment, and to prepare and cook fish and shellfish in all manner of exciting new ways.