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Soups & Starters

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    Kathryn Bruton
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    Big on flavour and with a low-calorie count, soup is pretty much the perfect meal for any time of the day. This cookbook from Kathryn Bruton contains 80 healthy recipes for skinny soups that will suit anyone.

    Whether you want something warming, exciting or wholesome, the book has a soup for you. Among those that stand out are Spinach, Oat and Hazelnut Milk Soup, restorative Hangover Soup and Turkey and Quinoa Soup with Peas.

    As well as all this, there are 15-minute recipes for anyone who wants to make something quick and a selection of vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free recipes.

    A soup-er book for those who want to eat healthier food!
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    Ryland Peters & Small
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    This book will provide you with a tasty dip for every occasion. It has over 50 recipes that vary from light and healthy snacks to rich and creamy.

    The dips featured are made from pulses, nuts and seeds; vegetables, fruit and herbs; fish and meat; and yoghurt and cheese, meaning there are all kinds of colours, textures and flavours on display.

    Among the recipes you'll find guacamole, hummus and creamy blue cheese; avocado, olive and anchovy; and cream cheese, aubergine and tahini dips. Taking you on a worldwide tour of flavours, there are also American-themed dips including buffalo chicken wing and hot Philly steak.

    There are even suggestions for which dipper suits each dip best - from toasted pitta bread strips to tortilla crisps and crunchy vegetable sticks.
    Norma Miller
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    Sales of soup makers have increased recently as more and more of us discover how easy it is to create a tasty soup in under half an hour using one of these appliances. However, the instruction booklets sold with these soup makers often only include a restricted number of recipes. Norma Miller's new book fills that gap and provides cooks with a wonderful selection of simple but delicious recipes.
    Sara Lewis
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    Soup is the ultimate comfort food: warm, filling and satisfying. It is also extremely good for you - most soups are low in fat and packed with nutrients, especially if they are homemade. Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Soups provides you with recipes for everything from classic favourites, such as Potato and parsley soup, to exotic new ideas. The book also contains a section on chilled soups, perfect for when the weather begins to get warmer. Each recipe is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and a full page colour photograph to ensure perfect results every time. Check out some of the other titles in the series: 200 5:2 Diet Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63347-1) 200 Cakes & Bakes (ISBN 978-0-600-63329-7) 200 Family Slow Cooker Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63057-9) 200 Halogen Oven Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63344-0) 200 One Pot Meals (ISBN 978-0-600-63339-6) 200 Pasta Dishes (ISBN 978-0-600-63334-1) 200 Veggie Feasts (ISBN 978-0-600-63337-2)
    Christine Ingram
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    This title provides 200 great ways to start a meal or serve a buffet with style. This is an ultimate collection of snacks, dips, nibbles, first courses, quick bites, finger foods and light meals. It features over 200 deliciously sophisticated recipes, drawn from every cuisine: learn how to cook dishes as diverse as Chorizo Pastry Puffs, Fried Clams with Chilli, Gruyere and Potato Souffle, and Poached Eggs Florentine. Each recipe is shown in easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs with a glorious picture of the finished dish. It includes a useful introduction with basic recipes, garnishes and presentation techniques to help you get started and produce stunning results right away. It provides fantastic ideas to start every kind of meal as well as to serve at buffets and parties, with recipes suitable for both novice cooks and accomplished chefs. From mouthwatering finger food to nibble during a drinks party, to an enticing platter of Duck Wontons with Spicy Mango Sauce to savour at a special occasion, or a fragrant dish of Scallop-stuffed Roast Peppers to enjoy as the prelude to a gourmet meal, the recipes in this wonderful inspirational volume will add colour and sophistication to any and every occasion. It includes an introductory section that gives hints and tips for making garnishes, marinades, dressings and flavoured oils, followed by eight mouth-watering recipe chapters: Nibbles and Dips; Soups; Pates and Terrines; Vegetarian; Family Favourites; Starters for Special Occasions; Salads; and, Party Finger Food. Every recipe is shown step by step in over 750 gorgeous photographs, to inspire and ensure success every time.
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    Choose from a huge collection of appetizing favourites including simple nibbles, finger food, dips and dippers, and recipes for informal brunches, lunches and suppers. This title contains everything you need to know about successful party planning, with advice on making guest lists, seating plans, table settings, decorations, themed parties and essential entertaining tips. Recipes include fabulous dishes such as cappucino of Puy lentils, lobster and tarragon or goat's cheese souffle. Of course, no party would be perfect without an irresistible dessert: choose from delicious puds such as frozen Grand Marnier souffles and iced lime cheesecake. It has useful information on planning the menu, preparing the food and cooking ahead, plus advice on selecting perfect drinks for the occasion. Being prepared is the key to success, and the book opens with a useful reference section. Advice is given on all the essentials, from deciding what type of party to host and making guest lists to estimating the food and drink requirements and creating stylish table settings. The heart of the book is a wonderful recipe selection, which includes elegant canapes such as smoked trout mousse in cucumber cups. Nibbles, dips and finger food are party treats that everyone enjoys and there are 400 exciting recipes to choose from. Chapters on brunches, lunches and fork suppers include tasty dishes like potato and red pepper frittata, and leek, saffron and mussel tartlets. The selection of special occasion dishes includes cider-glazed ham and rich game pie. There are also many no-fuss main meal recipes, such as Malaysian seafood stew and three-cheese lasagne.
    Good Housekeeping Institute
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    Good Housekeeping recipes tick all the boxes - They look great They taste delicious They're easy to make Now, learn how to be a clever cook with this amazing new cookery series. Each Good Housekeeping soup recipe - triple-tested for perfect results - is guaranteed to stand the test of your occasion, be it a hearty midweek warmer or an impressive dinner party dish. Packed with good old favourites, tasty new ideas, save money, time and effort tips, up-to-date nutritional breakdown including protein and fibre, and savvy advice throughout, it couldn't be easier to make a super soup for any occasion. Other titles in the Good Housekeeping series include Skinny Suppers, Wonderful One-Pots, Home Takeaway, Cupcake O'Clock, Meals for Me and You, Easy Peasy Meals, Al Fresco Eats, Let's Do Brunch, Cheap Eats, Gluten-free and Easy, Low Fat Low Cal, Salad Days, Posh Nosh, Party Food, Flash in the Pan, Roast It, Great Veg and Slow Stoppers Word count: 17,000
    Diana Peacock
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    This book will inspire you to create home-made soups that are both easy to make in a slow cooker and far tastier than even your favourite brands. With a slow cooker, making your own soup has never been simpler. Pile in the ingredients and let the machine do it all, while you're out at work or play. Soups are economic, satisfying, nourishing and delicious - and quick to prepare for a slow cooker. In this book you will find simple soups, hearty soups, summer soups and winter soups, traditional soups, and of course soups that you can serve as impressive starters. There are also some easy ideas for accompaniments to your soup, from making your own wholemeal and soda bread, to quick cheese and herb croutons. You will find over 100 recipes to suit any occasion. There is also a chapter of hints and tips on using your slow cooker.
    Sharon Brown
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    Filling, comforting and endlessly adaptable, soups and side dishes can be the ideal solution to any mealtime dilemma. Whether you're looking for light summery lunches, wholesome dishes for the winter months or quick and easy weeknight dinners, 101 Soups and Sides can provide the inspiration you need. With ideas ranging from chilled seasonal soups and fresh salads for those long summer lunchtimes to hearty winter broths and hot sides to warm up a cold night, you'll find recipes here to use all year round. Each recipe is accompanied by a detailed nutritional breakdown and is triple-tested by the experts at Good Food, the UK's best-selling cookery magazine, so you can cook with complete confidence. With colour photographs throughout, this compact cookbook lets you create stylish and satisfying dishes with ease.
    Christine Ingram
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    Everyone finds appetizers and starters irresistible - those perfect tantalizing bites that just keep you coming back to the buffet table for more. Fresh, bright and contemporary, this beautifully designed book showcases over 150 recipes, and helps you to easily create a selection of these delectable appetizers.
    Simone Miller
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    From the author who put the gourmet in Paleo and gluten-free lifestyles with her bestselling cookbooks and tantalizing recipes, Bay-Area chef Simone Miller puts another twist on the traditional with her latest cookbook, Paleo Soups and Stews. Miller, known for her artful style and unique flavour pairings, has transformed soups, stews, and all of our favorite accompaniments into incredible Paleo-friendly meals that are guaranteed to satisfy year-round. Paleo Soups and Stews features more than 110 nourishing recipes for every meal and occasion!
    Suzanne Lenzer
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    Being a grazer means tasting lots of things but not committing to a single one. IPs the opposite of meal monogamy, the antithesis of boredom at the table. When you graze, you skip from dish to dish, bending the rules of convention. From shrimp with chile to unique takes on cheese and charcuterie to tiny creme brulee spoons, Lenzer gives us a guide on how to create dishes and snacks for grazing and entertaining, whether it be a dinner for two or a party for twelve. Tapping into the tapas style trend of eating, Graze is full of easy, delicious dishes, that, combined together, can make a unique meal. Cooking small bites is a way to try your hand at fun new recipes, including simple pear crisps, pizza slivers, grilled polenta cakes, scallop and plum ceviche, lavender panna cotta cups, and so much more. The book is written for home cooks eager for ideas and inspiration on how to integrate smaller dishes into their kitchen. The trend toward grazing is growing rapidly - more and more of us are interested in eating lighter meals focused on high quality, sustainable ingredients. The desire to be more conscious about consumption is integral to all of Lenzer's recipes.
    Editors of Women's Health
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    Cure any ailment, from PMS to the common cold, with delicious smoothies and soups.

    It's easy to explain the craze for soups and smoothies: They're fast, super simple, extremely good for you, and don't leave a lot of dishes to clean up--plus they are an easy way to get in power foods that keep your body energized and your mind sharp. With one appliance and 5 minutes, you can get all the benefits of whole foods and home cooking, minus the stress and mess.

    In The Women's Health Big Book of Smoothies & Soups, nutritionist Lisa DeFazio shares more than 100 blended recipes specifically formulated with the nutrients you need to fuel up and take on the world, one tasty gulp at a time. Having a stressful day? You can find smoothies to help you unwind. Battling a stubborn winter cold? Try an immunity-boosting soup. You'll reap all the benefits of eating more fresh fruits and veggies, from glowing skin to off-the-charts energy. Just grab your blender and eat your way to better health!

    Rachel Beller
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    Step aside, juicing-souping is the newest way to build a better body and power your health, all while enjoying big bowls of soup filled with real, satisfying ingredients. Unlike high-sugar, low-fiber juice cleanses, souping is just the opposite-low sugar, high fiber, and filling! Known as America's get-real nutritionist Rachel Beller has created a transformative, science-based plan to help you detox and drop pounds without deprivation. You'll find more than 50 delicious soup recipes and an easy 3-step action plan: * 3-Day Detox: pure, clean souping to jump-start your weight loss * 3-Week Transformation: shed up to 15 pounds with tasty soups and other healthy meals * Maintenance Method: tips to keep you on this simple and sustainable plan The best part: Power Souping will revolutionize the way you think about what you put in your body-for now and for life. You will get all the nutrients that you need-no crashing, no falling back into bad habits when the "diet" is done. With dozens of flavorful soups to choose from-hot and cold, sweet and savory, and numerous vegan and gluten-free options-Power Souping is not only a practical weight-loss method, but also a guide to feeling your amazing best. So grab your spoon and get ready to transform your body-and your life.
    Nicole Pisani
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    There is something about soup that has both the ability to revitalise and to soothe. They are packed with nutrition and offer variety, deliciousness and comfort as well as being a fantastic aid for weight-loss. Soup's versatility and health benefits are captured in MAGIC SOUP. Whether it's swapping a stale sandwich at lunchtime for a vibrant bowl full of grains and greens, or relaxing at home over a velvety blend of manuka-honeyed parsnip, cooking for a supper party or nursing a cold - there is always an occasion for soup. MAGIC SOUP features over 100 innovative recipes helping you to feel fuller and become healthier. Recipes such as salmon poached in lemongrass tea, lemon chicken and mint with quinoa, and the ultimate 'chicken soup for the soul' will redefine people's expectations and put paid to the myth that soup cannot be a hearty meal in itself. Nicole Pisani and Kate Adams have all the credentials to create recipes that are utterly delicious and in line with a balanced way of eating.
    Kathy Gunst
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    There's no better way to cultivate community, foster friendship, or simply nourish family than over heartwarming bowls of homemade soup. And here, soup lovers will find 60 terrific recipes, featuring such classics as creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled-Cheese Croutons plus international favourites like Thai Red Curry-Chicken Noodle Soup. Each recipe has suggested sides to make it a meal and tips for easy transporting, which makes them just right to bring to a soup swap where everyone can sample the offerings and then take home a variety of leftovers to enjoy all week. Whether taken to the party or savoured at home, this trusted collection of soups, stews and chowders is sure to satisfy all year long.
    Vava Berry
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    A shot of flavour, a nourishing meal in one, a delicate entree - soup epitomises versatility, ease and resourcefulness. Soup is the ultimate comfort food and thrifty cooking at its best. In this inspired book, the soups are classified by occasions rather than just ingredients: you can create a whole dinner party around one soup, cook a healthy lunch that will make your colleagues jealous, be creative for very little money, use up leftovers, or get your summer picnic sorted. From wholesome butternut squash and carrot and pumpkin, to classic tomato or minestrone this book has a recipe for soup all year round. With stylish photography and appetising recipes drawn from around the world, Soup! will inspire you and above all makes cooking easy.
    Julie Morris
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    Acclaimed superfood chef Julie Morris has chosen 100 favourites packed with nutrient-dense, plant-based whole foods and boosted with scientifically lauded superfoods as chia, medicinal mushrooms, tumeric and kale. From a comforting Smoky Pumpkin Soup with Candied Seed Clusters, to an irresistibly inventive Watermelon Goji Gazpacho, to Cacao Black Bean Soup, every health-giving bowl delivers deeply nourishing and satisfying goodness.
    Simone Ortega
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    From the authors of the much-loved "1080 Recipes" - the Spanish cooking bible by Simone and Ines Ortega - "The Book of Tapas" presents the collection of definitive recipes for everyone's favourite type of Spanish food. From gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) to tortilla espanola (Spanish omelette), it combines classic tapas dishes from "1080 Recipes" with brand new recipes from the Ortegas, selected and introduced by renowned Spanish tapas chef Jose Andres.
    New Covent Garden Soup Company
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    The leading brand in fresh soup, The New Covent Garden Food Company offer A Soup for Every Day in this great hardback. The book contains all the recipes any soup lover could ever need! With a wide range of innovative and tasty recipes, there's something for all tastes - whether you want something exotic or sophisticated. There's a recipe for every day of the year, all carefully chosen according to what's in season and there's also plenty of inspiration to create healthy, nutritious meals for all the family. Among the delicious concoctions on offer are Butternut Squash and Goat's Cheese, Pea and Ham, Moroccan Lamb and Chickpea and Carrot and Coriander soup.
    Denise Gee
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    This handsome, fully illustrated hardcover cookbook provides 60 delicious recipes for party food Southern-style. Featuring colour photography shot in Southern locations in a Southern style, this book will be both self-gifted and a particularly good hostess gift for regional customers who we know from experience buy books on Southern cooking and style.
    Stephen Argent
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    This is much more than a book of delicious plant-based soup recipes. Get to know the ingredients first with all the nutritional information clearly explained, so you can find out which ingredients will have the most impact for you. Low on energy? Get those B-vitamins packed into your soup. Need to drop a few pounds? Focus on the metabolism-boosting recipes. Constantly getting colds? Get going with the immune-boosting soups. All recipes are LED (low-energy density) food, filling you up with volume without too many calories. Each recipe has icons to show which common ailments are targeted such as stress, fatigue, weakened immunity and more. Recipes are plant-based and gluten-free, so can be enjoyed by everyone, but serving suggestions will add in other delicious 'soupolo-twists' so you can adapt things to your own taste. Soup is the natural follow-on from juicing and is so much more achievable: soup can be served as a meal, unlike a juice. The book is fully photographed by award-winning food photographer Jean Cazals.
    Henrietta Clancy
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    Soup is the ultimate in healthy eating. Studies have shown that food, when blended with water, performs a remarkable nutritional trick: it remains in your stomach for longer, allowing the absorption of maximum nutrients while at the same time keeping you feeling full. In Just Soup, Henrietta Clancy shares the secrets of some of the world's best soups, from punchy Asian broths to the slow-cooked comfort foods of our childhood. Her delicious recipes are based on centuries of nutritional wisdom, and show that soup, so often overlooked as a starter or side dish, can take pride of place as the main meal. This book will quite simply change the way you eat.
    Kiera Stipovich
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    Ultimate Appetizer Ideabook is a cook's gold mine. Chock-a-block with updated classics, modern-day favourites and totally unique recipes for hosts of all skill levels, every single preparation is photographed so party planners can envision their array of treats. The 225 recipes cover everything from dips, spreads, and one-bite nibbles to heartier fare requiring a fork or a spoon as well as a section of little sweets perfect for an all-dessert soiree. Whether hosts want to add snazzy new offerings to their repertoire, establish a set of quick recipes for impromptu gatherings, or just learn to make basic appetisers, this chunky, distinctively packaged little volume makes an exceptional pair with our bestselling Ultimate Bar Book.