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Books by Catherine Atkinson

  • Power Blends and Smoothies

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: APLES
    Paperback
    Use the recipes in this book to turbo-charge your body and mind with freshly made smoothies and blends that are bursting with health-giving vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. It will help you get the most out of using your power blender and enable you to incorporate healthy habits into your hectic life with ease. Each of the nearly 150 recipes includes delicious and beneficial fruit and vegetable super foods: Health Improvers: detoxers, brain boosters, antioxidants, mood lifters, and more; Weight Busters: get slim with protein packers, natural juices, dried fruits - and raw chocolate!; Exercise Enhancers: recipes to increase oxygenation, bone density, and muscle strength; Beauty Boosters: enjoy clear eyes and healthy skin, and slow the ageing process. Power Blending and Juicing provides simple, quick and easy ways to get much more than your daily requirement of healthy fruit and vegetables. Use the recipes to create goodness in a glass, with a range of blends and smoothies that are packed with nutrients - and utterly delicious.
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  • Cooking With Your Instant Pot

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: BRHAJ
    Paperback
    Your new Instant Pot multi cooker could be the most useful kitchen appliance you will ever own. This book will tell you everything you need to know about the Instant Pot so that you can get the best out of its seven functions and cook quick, easy and delicious food for your family. Cooking With Your Instant Pot provides lots of healthy, fully-tested recipes that make the most of all the functions in order to save you time and effort. There's a mix of classic and contemporary dishes, all of them tasty and nutritious, for both everyday cooking and special occasions. Recipes include: * Breakfast recipes such as Crispy Bacon and Red Onion Omelette, Smoked Salmon and Avocado Kedgeree, and Dried Apricot and Almond Jam * Soups, stocks and broths including Chorizo and Chick-pea Soup, and Goulash Soup with Mini Bread Dumplings * Meat Stews, such as Braised Lamb Shanks with Borlotti Beans, Mongolian Braised Beef, and Pork Steaks in Sweet and Sour Barbecue Sauce * Curries, such as Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Jalfrezi and Fragrant Chicken Curry * Vegetable dishes, such as Easy Jacket Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower with Crispy Crumbs, and Creamed Sweet Potatoes * Desserts and Cakes like Blushing Poached Pears, Apple and Honey Creme Caramel, and Sticky Ginger cake Fast, nutritious and flavourful - fabulous food from your Instant Pot!
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  • Best Ever Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: BBVRV
    Hardback
    Maximum taste for minimum effort - here are slow cooker recipes for soups, casseroles, curries and rich, satisfying puddings, as well as pates, terrines, pies, cakes, preserves and drinks. This guide shows you how to make the most of your slow cooker, bringing together over 200 recipes that are cooked over a gentle heat to deepen and enrich the dish. With traditional and new ideas, there is something for everyone. With mouthwatering recipes including Seafood Chowder, Boston Baked Beans, Basquestyle Tuna, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Lancashire Hot-pot and Fresh Fruit Bread and Butter Pudding, there really is something for everyone.
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  • Making the Most of Your Slow Cooker

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: BAICW
    Hardback
    If what most cooks appreciate above all else is preparing minimum-effort meals for maximum taste, then this delightful book is essential reading. The book provides a detailed guide to the range of slow-cookers available and the techniques needed. The recipes include traditional and contemporary dishes, with something for everyone. There are ideas for soups, casseroles, curries and rich puddings, as well as pates, terrines, cakes, preserves and drinks. Every technique and recipe is illustrated with beautiful step-by-step photography. Endlessly useful, this book is perfect for cooks who want to make delicious and healthy food while getting on with a busy life.
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  • The Spiralizer! Cookbook

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: AQDQI
    Hardback
    The spiralizer is the newest tool in healthy eating - creating tasty low-carb, low-calorie noodles, ribbons and 'rice' from everyday fruits and vegetables, all with the feel-full factor of real pasta. There's never been an easier way to eat your five a day, and more. If you are trying to diet, the spiralizer will be a revelation - a standard portion of spaghetti bolognese contains around 270calories, compared to just 50 calories for a massive bowlful of courgetti! The many tempting recipes include soups, salads, all kinds of pasta, rosti, risotto, 'pizza', curries, stir-fries, frittata, tempura, tarts and even desserts, cakes, breads, crackers and muffins.
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  • Students Food in Colour

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: ANVYJ
    Paperback
    Students want to eat well - but they don't have much money or time to spend in the kitchen. We have proved that we know what students, and more importantly their Mums, want in the kitchen. Here we move things onwards. This is tempting food that looks both trendy and grown-up. The kind of food that you might expect to eat in TGI Friday. Cool food that resonates strongly, yet is EASY and QUICK to prepare. But most importantly, food that can be SEEN for the first time. Food that looks so enticing that it becomes a must-try. This the book that students will want for sure!
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  • Brilliant Breadmaking in Your Bread Machine

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: ANVFE
    Paperback
    There's nothing quite like the flavour and aroma of freshly baked bread. Your bread machine gives the pleasure of both with the least effort on your part. This book is for those who are new to bread making and those who want to expand their repertoire of recipes. It takes you through the basic techniques and provides foolproof advice on how to make the perfect loaf.

    From simple, straightforward loaves, which cost a fraction of the shop-bought equivalent, to more elaborately flavoured and hand-shaped creations, you'll discover over a hundred delicious recipes that make the most of your bread machine's potential. If you are concerned about what goes into the food you eat, you can now decide the ingredients of your daily bread yourself, and make bread that you will love.

    There are chapters on breads for those on special or restricted diets, such as gluten-free, and recipes using spelt and rye flours. All recipes are suitable for all makes of bread machine, and most recipes include ingredients for medium or large loaves or a small loaf using a compact bread machine.
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  • Coconut Water and Coconut Oil

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: ANQUD
    Hardback
    Cook yourself healthy with coconut water and coconut oil. Harness the healing powers of a wonderful natural ingredient. It outlines the many benefits of coconut, from aiding weight loss and helping to keep our hearts healthy to boosting our immune systems and rehydrating our bodies after exercise. It includes a directory of coconut products along with step-by-step techniques for: preparing young and mature coconuts and their flesh; making your own coconut milk, cream, butter and flour; and a range of coconut recipes, such as risotto, ceviche, salad dressing, pastry and frosting. It features 70 delectable dishes made with coconut products. Hydrating, nourishing and versatile, coconut water is the ultimate health-boosting drink and cooking ingredient and, together with coconut 'miracle' oil, can be used to turbo-charge your food's nutritional value. This beautiful new book explores the astonishing and varied benefits of the humble coconut, from its history and uses to a directory of all the different coconut products - explaining how to prepare and cook them, as well as their benefits for our hearts, immunity and overall health.It also includes 70 illustrated recipes for Drinks and Breakfasts; Soups; Snacks and Salads, Main Courses, Desserts and Baking, with complete nutritional information given for every one.
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  • 400 Slow Cooker & One-Pot Recipes

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: ANQNM
    Paperback
    This is a collection of delicious slow-cooked casseroles, soups, terrines, roasts, hot-pots, desserts and drinks. It contains easy to follow recipes for every occasion, shown step by step in over 1700 mouthwatering photographs. It includes wide-ranging recipe ideas for hearty soups, tasty terrines, succulent roasts, comforting hot-pots, pasta and rice dishes, divinely creamy custards, light-as-air steamed puddings and even hot punches and drinks. Each recipe is presented with clearly written text, photographs for all the stages of preparation and every finished dish, and a complete nutritional analysis. This practical book is designed for home cooks who want to create wholesome meals full of taste, but with a minimum of effort. The detailed reference section describes the equipment that is needed, from the different types of slow cooker to clay pots, tagines, tians, chicken bricks, bean pots, casseroles, pans and works. The recipes cover a wide range of dishes, from Spicy Chicken Jambalaya for a hungry family to Wild Mushroom Soup for a simple but satisfying lunch, and desserts include the irresistible Chocolate Chip Walnut Cake. This inspirational volume is a one-stop, one-pot recipe resource that celebrates all the tastes and aromas of slow-cooked food.
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  • How to Make Perfect Panini

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: AMAHB
    Paperback
    In just a few minutes a panini press turns a humble sandwich into a mouth watering panini with crisp toasted bread and a hot and flavoursome filling. In this book you will find all manner of classic and contemporary panini from the simplest melted cheese, to more sophisticated multi-layered versions. Whether you want a quick snack, a heartier meal or a dessert there are panini for every occasion.
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  • 500 Cookie recipes

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: AIUUO
    Paperback
    Baking is a skill that brings its own particular pleasure. With a tiny bit of effort and some basic ingredients it is possible to create sensational platefuls of cookies.

    This encyclopedia of baked goods will both please and impress. Here are recipes for morning coffee, afternoon tea and anytime snacks. Cookie baking is comforting; it fills the house with delicious wafts of sweet aromas that make the mouth water.

    From plain to spicy, from simple to elaborate, and from wholesome to wickedly indulgent, this ultimate collection of 500 tried-and-tested cookie recipes will be the perfect inspirational sourcebook for every sweet-toothed baker.
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  • Almost Every Kind of Cookie

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: AGSRY
    Hardback
    This book is perfect for anyone who loves baking cookies. The introduction covers preparation and baking, along with plenty of tips on toppings, icings, edible decorations and presentation.

    The main section features over 100 delicious recipes for every occasion from coffee mornings and afternoon teas to bulk-baking for buffets and charity events. You'll even find healthy options and no-bake treats. From everyday butter cookies to the most extravagant chocolate truffle cookies, there's something here for everyone.

    Novice bakers and expert cooks will find here all the inspiration they will ever need to create an exciting range of cookies that both look and taste superb.
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  • Simple & Easy Recipes for the Slow Cooker

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: AGSNW
    Paperback
    This title offers a mouthwatering collection of 60 recipes in over 270 step-by-step photographs. It includes a truly delicious collection of slow-cooked recipes for everyday meals: soups, terrines, bakes, braises, stews, casseroles, hot-pots, pasta and rice dishes, and even puddings and preserves. The recipes are presented step by step with clear instructions plus photographs showing how to cook meals that are sure to please the family. It is a superb cookbook written for no-fuss preparation, using minimum effort for maximum taste. Featured dishes include crockpot classics such as French onion soup, seafood chowder, Lancashire hot-pot, Boston baked beans, and sticky coffee and pear pudding. It offers a complete nutritional analysis of the fat, carbohydrate, salt and calorie count for each recipe is included. Slow cookers and crockpots take the pressure out of mealtimes: you can prepare the ingredients in advance, switch on the slow cooker and then stay out of the kitchen while the food simmers slowly for several hours. Meals can be timed to be ready to eat on the return home from work or school, and this gentle cooking technique extracts the very best from the ingredients. Here is a great range of uncomplicated slow cooker recipes for everyday eating, divided into sections on soups and appetizers; fish and shellfish; poultry and game; meat dishes; vegetarian and side dishes; desserts and cakes; and preserves and drinks. This easy-to-follow book is simply packed with ideas for preparing and cooking 60 wonderful slow cooker recipes.
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  • 200 Slow Cooker Recipes

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: AGHUO
    Paperback
    This title offers delicious mouthwatering dishes to make in a slow cooker or crock pot with 900 step-by-step photographs. This book demonstrates that slow cookers can transform your busy life by letting you prepare dishes in advance and then return home to melt-in-the-mouth meals. It features a fabulous range of classic and contemporary recipes, including seafood chowder, Boston baked beans, steak and kidney pie, moussaka, special fish pie, Vermont baked maple custards and chocolate cheesecake brownies. An illustrated practical reference section explains all the preparation and cooking techniques to help you get the very most from your slow cooker or crock pot. Clear, concise instructions and 900 step photographs make recipes easy to follow for mouthwatering results. A complete nutritional analysis of the fat, carbohydrate, salt and calorie count for each recipe is included to help you plan your meals successfully. Most cooks want to prepare minimum-effort meals in the kitchen for maximum effect, and this delightful book is essential reading. Included are slow cooker recipes for soups, casseroles, curries and rich, satisfying puddings, as well as pates, terrines, pies, cakes, preserves and drinks. This lavish collection is the ultimate guide to making the most of your slow cooker, bringing together over 200 recipes that are cooked over a gentle heat to deepen and enrich the dish. Here are diverse traditional and fresh new dishes, with something for everyone. Beautifully presented and endlessly useful, it is ideal for cooks who want to make healthy food while getting on with a busy life.
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  • 70 Coffee Cakes and Desserts

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: AGHIF
    Paperback
    This sumptuous cookbook is dedicated to exploring coffee with new and exciting recipes for all occasions, from iced delights, luxurious tortes and melt-in-the-mouth pies and pastries, to satisfying and more-ish biscuits and breads.

    The recipes give full scope to the imagination, showing how the rich taste of coffee can transform classic dishes into something really special. From simple sponges to tempting tarts and velvety cheesecakes, there are desserts to rival any professional confection. Some, such as Coffee Almond Marsala Slice, are perfect with mid-morning coffee. Others, like Coffee Chocolate Mousse Cake and Cappuccino Torte, make unforgettable dinner party finales.

    With updated recipes and classic pastries and cookies from all around the world, this is a beautifully presented book with clearly explained instructions and photographs.
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  • Slow Cooking

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: AFLKK
    Paperback
    This book contains 135 mouthwatering recipes shown in over 260 photographs. Capture the simplicity of slow cooking with this collection of melt-in-the-mouth recipes - from appetizing soups and pates, hearty casseroles and stews to cakes and tangy chutneys. It features a range of classic dishes, including Seafood Chowder, Boston Baked Beans, Steak and Kidney Pie, Basque-style Tuna, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Provencal Beef Stew, Cider-glazed Ham, Lancashire Hot-pot, Baked Stuffed Apples, and Fresh Fruit Bread and Butter Pudding. A fully illustrated practical reference section explains preparation and cooking techniques to help you get the most out of your slow cooker. Each beautifully photographed recipe is easy to follow and features a nutritional analysis of the fat, salt, calorie and carbohydrates to help you plan your meals successfully. Slow cooking is about creating real, delicious food that is given time for the tastes to develop, but it doesn't have to be hard work: just prepare the ingredients, put everything in one pot, set the timer and your meal will cook itself. Start off with tasty French Onion Soup, then move on to hearty Provencal Beef Stew with Poached Pears in Red Wine to follow. Or look farther afield for inspiration: try Spicy Pumpkin Soup, followed by Northern Thai Fish Curry, and finish with Papaya Cooked with Ginger. With influences from around the world, you will be amazed by the versatility of slow cooking. Whether you make a simple supper or an elegant dinner, successful results are assured every time.
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  • 300 Chocolate & Coffee Recipes

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: ADRJY
    Paperback
    This is the definitive book about chocolate and coffee, with a classic compilation of delicious recipes. It begins by telling the story of the cocoa bean, and then contains over 200 of the most devilish chocolate recipes ever conceived, including Death by Chocolate, Mississippi Mud Pie and Black Forest Gateau.

    The second section traces the social and cultural impact of coffee through history, and features over 100 coffee desserts and cakes, including Tiramisu, Mocha Sponge Cake and Cappuccino Torte.

    With every recipe shown step by step, and with over 1300 photographs, this is the ultimate bible for all chocolate and coffee lovers.
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  • How to Cook Complete Meals in Your Halogen Cooker, Home Economy

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: ACRPG
    Paperback
    Home and through the door to on the table in 30 minutes. A selection of recipes that are quick and easy, using only the basic oven. Timings through the methods, including those for vegetable accompaniments, so that everything comes out at the same time, and perfectly delicious to eat. Step-by-step recipes for everything. Seafood and fish that doesn't smell! - beef, lamb, pork, chicken and complete vegetarian meals. Finally a few sweet things - a selection of cakes and desserts in the basic oven. And how to convert family favourite recipes to the halogen method.
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  • 500 Slow Recipes

    Catherine Atkinson

    Product Code: ABFXZ
    Paperback
    Discover the easy simplicity and rich flavours of slow-cooked food with this collection of 500 recipes, from slow cooker and clay pot dishes to one-pot recipes suitable for oven and stove-top cooking. This title includes wonderfully flavoured comfort food that's both simple to prepare and to serve, including mouth-watering dishes from all over the world. This title is illustrated with over 500 photographs and explained with clear step-by-step instructions, so that great results are ensured every time, whether you are a beginner or an expert cook. It includes complete nutritional analysis for every recipe. Slow cooking techniques that have been used for hundreds of years, and with the renewed demand for natural food with flavour, slow cooking and one-pot meals are coming back into fashion. The versatility of slow cooking and the ability to create wonderful meals with minimal effort can be adapted to cuisines from around the world, as shown to great effect in this comprehensive volume. It includes easy-to-follow chapters on soups, broths and appetizers, seafood, poultry and game, meat, desserts, preserves and drinks that demonstrate the flexibility of slow cooking. This fantastic collection also has nutritional notes for every recipe to help dietary planning. Whatever dish you decide to create, this book guarantees first-rate results time and time again.
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