Food & Drink: Cookbooks & Recipe Books
For thirty years Microwave Cooking Properly Explained has been the standard work on microwave cooking. Its recipes show how to use your microwave to make delicious soups, starters, desserts and main courses using fish, meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, vegetables, rice, pasta and pulses. Don't just use your microwave to heat up a ready-made meal - use it to make your own Lamb Korma, Salmon with Creamy Chive Sauce, Ratatouille and Chocolate Truffles to delight your family.
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Babies and toddlers can be very fussy eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods for them that are both healthy and enjoyable. Finger foods offer the perfect solution, as children are ready to eat more independently and adventurously at around the age of nine to twelve months. Beginning by discussing the nutritional needs of babies and toddlers, Christine Bailey offers a collection of quick and easy recipes for delicious and appealing finger foods. The book gives tables of foods to introduce at different ages, and each recipe has a list of nutrients and at-a-glance ingredient symbols, as well as tips on preparation and storage. From nutritious breakfasts such as Crunchy Granola Chunks and Almond & Apricot Scotch Pancakes to tasty lunches and dinners, such as Fig & Goat's Cheese Bruschetta and Italian Tuna Balls, as well as yummy snacks and desserts such as Secret Chocolate Cupcakes and Mango Fruit Lollies, there are plenty of new tastes and textures here for your child to explore
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From healthy and wholesome to decadent and daring, this wonderful book offers an enticing choice of milk and yogurt smoothies, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, frozen drinks made with ice cream and crushed ice, and wickedly boozy blends. Learn how to create delicious blended drinks, including choosing the right machine for the job and combining different ingredients to achieve the perfect result.
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Toddler mealtimes can be a battleground. And for busy parents, time for preparing food is in short supply. The UK's number-one expert on feeding children, Annabel Karmel, is on hand to help. In this new Quick and Easy book she offers 130 recipes that can be rustled up in minutes. With an eye on nutritional content and appeal for children, as well as speediness for hassled mums and dads, she solves mealtimes in an instant. With plenty of tips and tricks to encourage your child to eat, from savoury to sweet, for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner, Annabel's Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes will make for mellow mealtimes.
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For those of us with busy lifestyles and little time to spare, slow cookers are a priceless helping hand in the kitchen - with as little as 10 minutes spent preparing a dish at the beginning of the day, you can enjoy delicious food a few hours later without slaving away at a hot stove. That's why the trusted experts at Good Food magazine, the UK's best-selling cookery magazine, have put together this essential guide to making the most of your slow cooker. With recipes for comfort food favourites like curries, chillis, soups and puddings, through to fresh ideas for meaty stews, braised fish and melt-in-the-mouth vegetarian meals, there is a slow-cooked meal to suit every taste and occasion. Accompanied throughout with full-colour photographs and a nutritional breakdown of every recipe, this collection of Good Food's favourite triple-tested slow cooker recipes will work first time, every time. A blend of timeless classics, clever twists and irresistible flavours, Slow Cooker Favourites is packed with recipe ideas for a whole host of mouth-watering treats. This edition is revised and updated with brand new recipes and a fresh new look.
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Everyone loves smoothies - and this is the ultimate smoothie book, written by Julie Morris, author of Superfood Kitchen and a superfood expert! Morris whips up 100 nutrient-rich recipes using the world's most antioxidant-, vitamin- and mineral-packed foods, and offers innovative culinary methods for making your smoothies incredibly nutritious and delicious. Whether you're looking for an energy boost, seeking a gentle cleanse, or just trying to get healthy, you'll be inspired to power up the blender.
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Renee Elliott's passion is promoting health in the community. That's why she started Planet Organic and that's why she writes recipe books. In this book, she shows you how to start from scratch. The moment your baby shows signs that he or she is ready to start eating solids, Renee shows you how to create eating habits that will last a lifetime. Beginning by explaining the nutritional needs of babies and toddlers, Renee offers a collection of easy recipes that focus on healthy food. Whether you're weaning your baby at 6 months or cooking for your toddler or young child up to age 5, this collection will show you how to create fabulous nutritional meals your children will love. Each recipe has at-a-glance ingredient symbols, as well as tips on preparation and storage. The recipes take you through the day, from nutritious breakfasts such as Dried Apricot Puree and Spelt Pancakes, to tasty lunches and dinners, such as Broad Bean & Pumpkin Puree and Chicken & Mushroom Pasta, as well as yummy snacks and desserts such as Mini Pitta Pizzas and Blueberry Bread. These are simple and delicious recipes your child will want you to cook again and again.
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Six years ago, Dr Michael Mosley started a health revolution with the 5:2 Fast Diet, telling the world about the incredible power of intermittent fasting. And in this book, he uses a new approach of 'Time Restricted Eating' to create an easy-to-follow programme.
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Studies have shown that 800 calories is the magic number when it comes to successful dieting - it's high enough to be manageable but low enough to speed weight loss and trigger a range of metabolic changes. This new programme is also highly flexible - depending on your goals, you can choose how intensively you want to do it.
Along with delicious, low-carb, Mediterranean-style recipes and menu plans by Dr Clare Bailey, The Fast 800 offers an effective way to help you lose weight, improve mood and reduce blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugars.
Are mealtimes with your kids a source of frustration? Ever wonder how on earth to get them to eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies per day (or even per week)? The 7 Secrets of Raising Happy Eaters is a practical and engaging guide for parents eager to get past their children's food resistance - or to avoid it altogether. The book introduces 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters. Secrets include: Secret 1: Teach your child to eat, just like you teach them to read! Secret 6: 'Teach me to do it myself'. Child participation is every parent's secret weapon. Karen LeBillon, author of French Kids Eat Everything, coaches readers through the process of taste training, including strategies, games and experiments that will encourage even reluctant eaters to branch out. Over 100 delicious, kid-tested, age-appropriate recipes lead families step-by-step through the process of learning to love new foods, enabling kids to really enjoy the foods we know they should be eating. Wise and compelling, The 7 Secrets of Raising Happy Eaters is grounded in revolutionary new research on the science of taste. Packed full of observations from real-life families, it provides everything parents need to transform their children - from babies to toddlers to teens -into good eaters for life.
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The MIND diet is packed with food that is good for you and this book is packed full of recipes that could cut your risk of dementia and cognitive decline by as much as 53%.
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This book reveals the groundbreaking nutritional science behind the MIND diet and the recipes make use of whole grains, leafy greens, lean proteins, beans and veg.
This book also has vital information about vitamins, dietary fats, alcohol and caffeine and will help you on the way to weight loss and vitality.
Perfect for college students who want a healthy lifestyle but don't have much time or money, this vegetarian cookbook is full of 300 quick, easy, and budget-friendly recipes, along with tips and a glossary of cooking terms for a beginner chef.Finding time to eat a healthy meal can be difficult for any college student, but for those following a vegetarian diet, the limited fare in campus dining halls can make it nearly impossible. The Quick and Easy Vegetarian College Cookbook can help you create delicious and healthy vegetarian recipes that cost less than takeout and are ready before a deliveryman could arrive. In this cookbook, you will find 300 recipes that range from healthy breakfasts to study-session snacks perfect for all-nighters-without the need for a fully equipped kitchen. With the help of a glossary of cooking terms and checklists of essential kitchen and pantry staples, novice chefs can whip up new favorites like Scrambled Egg Burritos, Quick Pasta Pesto, and Mini Goat Cheese Pizza in no time!
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When you're looking for easy ways to get dinner on the table, simply turn on your Instant Pot and choose one of the 100 mouth-watering recipes in this cookbook. The dishes are simple to prepare, but they each have a unique addition or twist that gives a burst of delicious flavur that you and your kids will go crazy for. Kristy Bernardo is the creator of the popular food blog The Wicked Noodle. In early 2016, her recipe video for Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings went viral on Facebook with over 5.2 million views to date. With her debut cookbook, Kristy presents an incredible collection of recipes that take advantage of the Instant Pot's best features - especially the pressure cooker functions which consistently produce succulent meats in half the time, the ever-popular slow cooking function and the searing function that assures the perfect browning on meats and veggies with no extra pans to clean. Featured recipes in the book include Pot Roast with Balsamic & Dijon, Mediterranean Chicken with Creamy Feta Sauce, Fresh Veggie Pot Pie, Carne Asada Tacos with Cilantro-Jalapeno Pesto, 10-Minute Pasta Primavera and Lentil Soup with Parmesan & Smoked Sausage. With a variety of soups, meats, pastas, sandwiches and more, you have plenty of choices for every night of the week. For every family that has an Instant Pot, this cookbook will become a kitchen staple. This cookbook will have 75 recipes and 60 colour photos.
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Radiating bohemian summer glamour, Veggie Very Much is the culmination of Mirjam Leslie-Pringle's mission to bring easy vegetarian cooking to a time-poor (and possibly sunlight deprived) urban population. Shot entirely on location at the Mirjiam's home in Ibiza, she has created nearly 100 beautiful recipes using the island's luscious fruit and vegetables. Ideas for healthy and filling dishes move through the day, from nectarines with Greek yoghurt for breakfast to delicious homemade pizzas for supper, with plenty of family and friends to enjoy them.
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We all know that kids need to eat right and get the nutrition they need to be their best all day long. So why not make lunches that will power their growing brains and bodies? Making lunches at home is a great way to keep your child healthy. Not only does it allow you to nourish your child with the most pure and wholesome ingredients, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your little one takes. Full of recipes to suit every age and stage, The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food that'll be the envy of the lunch table. The 200+ adorable and inspiring recipes in this book are just as much a joy to make as they are to eat! There are even entire lunchbox meals that are gluten-, soy-, and/or nut-free. Make your own super-delicious, super-nutritious homemade lunches today-it's guaranteed to be at the top of the class!
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Today's families are busy families, with parents juggling jobs, lifestyle and growing families. This book shows you how to manage your time whilst still providing healthy home-cooked meals for your growing family. You can fill your freezer with portions of home-made ready meals for your hungry teenager. You can dust off your slow cooker for those days when you are going to be tied up late at work. You can use a pressure cooker for great meals in a fraction of the time. You can fill your fridge with home-made pasta sauce for the quick and easy meal when you are tired and hungry. The emphasis of the whole book is on planning and making the most of all the time-saving appliances you have at your disposal in the kitchen. For example, whilst the Sunday roast is cooking, you fill the cooker with cakes and savouries to last you the week. The roast chicken leftovers are used to make a chicken pie, curry or stir-fry. Make use of your freezer - it takes no more time to double up a recipe to make 2 or 3 extra portions, creating your own store of home-made ready meals.
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Kayla Itsines has been named the world's number one fitness influencer by Forbes and in this motivational book she shows you how to pick up all the good habits that can make you fitter, healthier and stronger.
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After discovering the things that put people off exercise and getting fit, Kayla now talks about how you can overcome those obstacles, set goals and stick to a long-term plan for better health.
There are checklists and templates, a 28-day meal plan and 200 simple and delicious recipes, shopping lists and even a pull-out poster.
After the success of the UK s #1 best selling student cookbook, NOSH for Students , we wanted to offer a follow-on book for those who had grown in confidence in the kitchen. We have imaginatively called this NOSH for Students Volume 2!! NOSH Volume 2 is the perfect partner to our original book and is designed for those wanting to move on to slightly more adventurous recipes, but who still want the simple approach to cooking that runs through all the NOSH books. Nobody in your house has weighing scales? That s OK. All you need in NOSH student books are a few spoons and a mug. Want to see what you are aiming for? There are photos with every recipe, to whet your appetite and inspire you to have a go. Are you still on a tight budget? We have priced up every recipe, so no more surprises at the till in the supermarket. Finished all the recipes in NOSH for Students? Here are a whole heap of new ones to have a go at.Sorry to cause confusion with this book and the previous book NOSH for Graduates. We have now updated the description of this book to explain things a little clearer. This replaces the previous, now discontinued, book NOSH for Graduates. We loved NOSH for Graduates, but it never managed to reach as many people as we would have liked in its previous format. So we decided to substantially revamp the book to make it perfect for our students and VOLUME 2 WAS BORN?! We hope this clears up any confusion. Thanks The NOSH Family.
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This kitchen classic has been fully updated with 50+ simple, delicious new recipes. This definitive guide to producing cheap, healthy meals is ideal for busy mums and kitchen novices, proving that you can still feed a family of four for GBP5 a day if you shop with care and make nutritious ingredients the foundation of every meal. Whether you're looking for a quick dinner such as Lemon Honey Lamb Shoulder with Potatoes and Fresh Thyme or Autumnal Black-Eyed Bean Stew with Dumplings, an old-school classic like Bread and Butter Pudding, or a breakfast full of flavour and energy like Golden Apricot Granola, Bernadine caters for every taste and lifestyle. Bernadine has had over two decades experience of cooking for a family on a budget, and knows what really works. Her recipes are child-friendly and she has a wealth of practical tips on how to stick to an incredible GBP35 groceries budget, use up leftovers and prevent food waste. Complete with a weekly meal planner and a guide to show which fruit and vegetables are in season, Bernadine is an expert on creating tasty meals out of nothing that you will return to time and again. No hard-to-find ingredients, no complicated recipes, just honest, wholesome food from a cook who understands families and really will save you money.
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'It's never too early to get little'uns interested in healthy eating, so instead of cooking for the kids, why not cook with them?' - Reveal As featured in The Times, Ella's Kitchen is the fastest growing brand in the UK baby food sector and this new title, Ella's Kitchen: The Cookbook: The Red One, is the first in a series of books aimed at creating nutritious, convenient food that kids (and their parents) will love. 100 yummy recipes to inspire big and little cooks, ranging from the easiest of snacks and light meals that can be rustled up in minutes to delicious and satisfying dinners. Interesting twists and clever shortcuts, such as salmon fillets baked in parcels and sweet and sour prawns, make life as easy as possible for busy parents. For weekends and holidays, when there is a bit more time available, there are leisurely breakfast recipes such as Blueberry Pancakes and more involved cooking projects such as a Pasta Weekend. With an emphasis on involving kids as much as possible, the book includes easy prep tasks throughout, as well as fun activities, from growing your own window-box plants to getting creative with vegetable prints. Colour-in pages and stickers also mean that kids will love it as much as their parents do. Content's includes...First foods for tiny taste buds From must to mash & beyond Learning about food Yummy lunches and speedy snacks Dee-licious dinners Perfect puds Scrummy treats Hooray for the weekend ...and much more!
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The microwave has many advantages over conventional cooking: it's quicker, more economical, cleaner and easier. Microwave ovens take up very little space. They produce fewer cooking smells and less steam, and kitchen/cooking areas remain cool. Annette Yates' book is designed specifically for the person who lives alone, or who has to prepare individual meals for some other reason: perhaps members of the family need to eat at different times or have conflicting tastes and preferences, or perhaps someone is on a special diet which requires food to be cooked separately. Included are recipes for: breakfasts; soups, starters and sauces; fish, meat, poultry, vegetable, cheese, egg and pasta dishes; and desserts - PLUS an indispensable cooking guide which explains how to adapt family recipe instructions to the smaller amounts needed for a single portion.
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For exciting vegetarian recipe ideas, try Good Food: Veggie Dishes. Divided into Soups, Salads and Snacks; Light Meals; Pasta, Rice and Noodles; Main Courses; Dairy-free Dishes and Desserts, you're guaranteed to find a tasty vegetarian recipe for every occasion. Whether you choose Lemon Butter Gnocchi, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Potato and Blue Cheese Gratin or Banana Muesli Toffee Crunch, every recipe has been tried and tested by the Good Food team to ensure fantastic results, every time you cook. Taken from BBC Good Food Magazine, Britain's top cookery title, the recipes are all short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, using readily available ingredients and are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish. This edition is revised and updated with brand new recipes and a fresh new look.
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Leon: Fast Vegetarian enables you to make the most of the fresh vegetables available in markets, allotments, veg boxes and supermarkets. The philosophy at the heart of this book is about cooking and eating delicious, healthy fast food made from sustainable ingredients. Eating less - or no - meat has become key to the way many of us cook and this collection of more than 150 really simple, really fast recipes, is a treat for vegivores everywhere. The first part of the book offers Star Turns, those vegetable-based dishes that can stand alone as a whole meal, with ideas for Breakfast & Brunch, Pasta, Grains & Pulses, Pies & Bakes, Rice & Curry and Kids while the second part, Supporting Cast, explores accompaniments and smaller plates with chapters on Grazing Dishes, Sides, and Pickles, Salsas, Chutneys & Dressings.
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A blessing for busy parents, they are whipped up in minutes, perfectly portable, and enjoyed by even the pickiest eaters. In Smoothie-licious, Parents magazine editor Jenna Helwig shows how to make 75 smoothies and whole-fruit juices that are both healthy and delicious. Kids will love the bright colours and playful names like Peanut Berry Blast and Mexican Frozen Hot Chocolate; parents will love that they feature nutrient-dense seeds, dark greens and fresh fruit, and use no refined sugars. Nutrition information accompanies every recipe and icon note high sources of vitamins and minerals as well as vegan, gluten free, and meal-in-a-glass smoothies. A treats chapter turns smoothies into fun popsicles, slushes, and shakes.
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