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The common link between vegetarians and part-time vegetarians (flexitarians) is that they like to base their meals on vegetables. Whether this is for health, economic or moral reasons (or a combination of all three), the fact is a flexitarian diet - one that is largely vegetarian but occasionally includes poultry, meat and seafood - is growing in popularity and is a long-term trend that cannot go ignored. Let's face it the flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet is the way to go: meat and fish are becoming prohibitively expensive; our current consumption cannot be sustained in years to come; and the health benefits of a vegetarian diet are well documented. But while the number of vegetarians is significant, a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that nearly two out of three vegetarians occasionally like to meat, chicken or fish. The Part-Time Vegetarian Cookbook shows just how delicious, adaptable and varied this way of eating can be. Rather than taking centre stage, meat or fish are not the main focus of the recipes, which value the often under-used and under-valued vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, eggs and dairy foods.The recipes are not about taking something away, however, but adding a new dimension and consequently widening and extending the homecook's repertoire of dishes. Organised by meal type, The Part-Time Vegetarian Cookbook features chapters on Breakfasts & Brunches, Small Bites (snacks, lunches and light meals), Weekday Suppers, Weekend Cooking, Food for Sharing (entertaining, special occasion, celebrations and al fresco) and Something Sweet. The recipes are all vegetarian, but can easily be adjusted to suit non-vegetarians. For example, each recipe features a "How to - " variation, so the Walnut, Blue Cheese & Savoy Dauphinoise can be adapted with the addition of flecks of bacon, shredded ham hock or slices of chicken. Additionally, each chapter in the book includes a recipe feature comprising quick and simple suggestions to serve with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. For instance, the Sauce Feature includes recipes for Bechamel, Hollandaise, Gravy, Aioli and Tomato that can be served as an accompaniment or as part of a main dish. There are also ideas on how to adapt the sauces to suit a variety of meals.Most importantly, The Part-Time Vegetarian Cookbook makes vegetarian food both approachable and accessible. It's also the perfect book for those who have a vegetarian in the family and are looking adaptable, nutritious recipes that don't rely on meat substitutes, as well as dishes for special occasions that would appease vegetarian guests. The Part-Time Vegetarian Cookbook appeals to a wide audience of those looking for a casual vegetarian, nutritious and environmentally intelligent way to eat.
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Over 100 recipes for exciting meals packed with fresh fruit and veggies Each recipe has a Hero Food feature, explaining why those ingredients are great for your childKids Cook spreads to encourage children to get involved with the cookingFamily favourites feature alongside exciting new ideasRecipes for breakfasts, lunch boxes, after school snacks, quick weekday meals, relaxed weekend meals and yummy sweet treatsPacked with over 100 quick, easy and fresh recipes that are nutritious and use vegetables in interesting and inspiring ways, this bright and fun book is set to lure even the most reticent of eaters. From vegetarian versions of family favourites - such as sausages and mash, chilli and rice or spaghetti Bolognese - to exciting new ideas like deliciously cheesy broccoli bites, there are ideas for every type of meal including energy-boosting breakfasts, super snacks and packed lunches. And as kids are much more likely to be interested in eating food they have made themselves, there are Kids Cook recipes children can make themselves to encourage them to get involved in the kitchen.
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Full of delicious ideas so that children who are lactose intolerant never need miss out on the joy of eating good food. Includes tasty recipes for basic dairy-free staples, everyday meals and treats and special occasions. All the recipes are quick and easy to make, and perfect for family dinners too with tasty recipes including Spicy Squash Hummus, Mac with No Cheese, Peanutty Noodles, Maple Caramel Fro-yo and Easy Chocolate & Cherry Cake, the choice is endless!
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The high protein content and versatile nature of beans and pulses have made them a staple ingredient of many cuisines. This book contains over 185 dishes that are both health-enhancing and tasty. A comprehensive introduction describes different beans and pulses, their taste and texture, and lists their health benefits. Quick ideas show ways of adding them to the diet, either as a main ingredient, or as a delicious accompaniment. The recipes include classics such as Hummus, Bean Ribollita, Cassoulet, and Slow-cooked Boston Baked Beans. With beautiful pictures of every recipe, you are sure to achieve appetizing results every time.
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These two superb books offer the complete guide to wholefood vegetarian cookery. Together they feature over 300 recipes, from hearty soups and nutritious weekday meals to a tempting selection of dishes for special occasions. The Practical Encyclopedia of Wholefoods contains ideas for using fruit, vegetables, beans, pasta, grains, dairy produce and non-dairy substitutes, and TheComplete Vegetarian Cookbook explores vegetarian cuisine further. In both titles, step-by-step photographic sequences help you to achieve perfect results. With informative text and mouthwatering dishes, this is an essential boxed set for every vegetarian cook.
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Take inspiration from countries all around the globe and whip up hearty salads that are nutritious and full of flavour. From Mediterranean recipes to Asian-inspired classics, salads have never been been as popular. This delightful book showcases beautifully balanced salads, with chapters covering Meat and Poultry, Fish and Shellfish, Dairy, Grains, Beans and Pulses, and Simply Fruits and Vegetables. Salads are ideal for light meals, and there are plenty of ideas here that can be made in advance and transported to the office or school. The book also contains midweek ideas that will please the whole family, as well as some impressive dishes that wouldn't be out of place at a dinner party. Sprouted seeds and micro greens are becoming increasingly popular, and are now readily available to buy, but Nicola goes the extra mile by showing you how to sprout seeds at home, so you will always have some on hand to throw into a speedy dish. With more and more people aspiring to eat healthier diets, and with such a large variety of fresh and interesting ingredients now readily available, there has never been a better time to experiment and discover some new favourites.
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Easy-to-make, nutrient-rich and wholesome, this book is packed with 65 recipes for energy balls, bars and bites. The hottest snack of the moment, these convenient, portable creations have been devised to provide a boost of energy at much-needed times of the day and to suit different dietary requirements. There are recipes suited to pre- and post-workouts, ideas for morning re-fuelling snacks and lunchboxes, plus creations to lift flagging energy levels during an afternoon lull and after school - there are even after-dinner treats. The book includes recipes to repair tired muscles after a bout of exercise with protein-rich balls or there are bites based on slow-release, unrefined carbs that will provide long-term energy. Opening with information on Energy Boosters nutritional health writer Nicola Graimes focuses on key, energy-supporting ingredients, including nuts, seeds, protein and superfood powders, unrefined slow-release carbs, fruits and vegetables. Alongside a brief explanation of each ingredient, there are details on key nutrients. The book is divided into the following chapters: Raw Energy Balls and Bars, Cooked Energy Balls and Bars, Savoury Energy Balls and Bars, Superfood Bites and, finally, Superfood Treats. All the recipes are dairy- and gluten-free and vegetarian, and many are vegan. Each recipe is easy-to-make, nutrient-rich and prepared with wholesome ingredients.
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Whether you want to whip up a light meal in minutes or create a show-stopping feast, you'll find new inspiration with I Love My Wok. More than 100 delicious, nutritious recipes, from starters and snacks to the main event, bursting with flavour and aromas that will awaken your senses. From steaming to stir-frying, deep-frying to braising, and even smoking, discover how a wok means you can do it all with one pan. Have the confidence to try out dishes from all over the world, including Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese classics. Deliciously tender meat and fish; crunchy vegetables; strong, vibrant flavours: this is wok cooking at its best.
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Faced with very little time in the mornings, parents are often at a loss as to what to pack into their child's lunchbox. We understand that foods affect our children's health and vitality, concentration and mood swings; but it's all too easy to slide into the rut of putting fast foods high in fat, salt and sugar repeatedly into their lunchboxes. Now you can replace the dry sandwich and packet of crisps with meals that give your kids the nutrition they need. Be inspired by these 100 mouthwatering, nutritious meals including, noodle and rice dishes, wraps and pittas, frittatas, salads and cookies. Every recipe is quick to make and comes with a list of nutrients and at-a-glance health symbols, as well as handy tips on preparation and storage. With this recipe collection, your kids will come home with empty lunchboxes every day!
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This exciting collection of over 100 health-giving recipes features tempting recipes for breakfasts and brunches; soups and light meals; main courses; tarts, pies and pizzas; salads; side dishes; desserts; and cakes, bakes and breads. A fascinating visual guide follows with information on every kind of natural whole food, from fruit and vegetables to grains, nuts and seeds, and from dairy products and tofu to herbs, spices and store-cupboard basics. It includes essential facts about key health benefits, traditional healing qualities and nutritional value, with details about how each food boosts health and vitality. Find out which foods may help to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, dramatically lower your cancer risk and enjoy a much healthier way of eating. This volume belongs on the bookshelf of every health-conscious consumer.
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This cookbook is essential reading for anyone who is thinking about giving their body a break from the toxic stresses of modern life. The comprehensive introduction explains how to boost the body's efficiency and help it get rid of toxins by eating key cleansing foods. There are four different detox diet plans to choose from and suggestions on exercises to do while following the plans, as well as ways of keeping toxins in the home to a minimum. The plans are followed by advice on how to help maintain the benefits gained from a detox diet. Offering a wealth of inspiration and advice, this essential cookbook includes over 50 easy-to-prepare detox recipes. From fresh juices, soups and salads, to main meals and desserts, these delicious recipes make the decision to detox even more appealing.
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Eating low-sugar foods doesn't have to mean being condemned to a dull diet, as the wonderful range of recipes in this book amply demonstrates. The good news is that there are numerous naturally sweet foods and different flavourings that can be substituted so that there's no need to resort to artificial sweeteners with their reported adverse health effects. One hundred easy-to-follow recipes are divided into Breakfasts & Brunches, Lunches & Dinners, with special extended chapters featuring low-sugar versions of those notoriously sugary Teas & Snacks and Desserts. You'll find delicious family favourites such as fruit crumbles, sponge puddings, biscuits and cakes. Savoury foods can also be surprisingly high in added sugar, particularly canned foods and sauces, and you'll find specially adapted recipes for healthier, low-sugar alternatives. All recipes have been carefully created to be suitable for diabetics to meet their dietary requirements. This means that the recipes are also low in salt and saturated fat and high in unrefined carbohydrates and fibre - not forgetting packed with bountiful amounts of fresh produce. Clear at-a-glance symbols highlighting nutritional benefits provide an additional valuable feature.
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This superb book is a comprehensive collection of wholefood vegetarian recipes. It features more than 300 classic and original dishes, from hearty soups and nutritious weekday meals to a tempting selection of ideas for special occasions. The book explains how organic and wholefood products provide the necessary vitamins, carbohydrates and protein you need to maintain a balanced diet, and features a guide to the different food groups and their health benefits. Whether you are a dedicated vegetarian or simply want to live a healthier lifestyle and cut down on the amount of meat and fish in your diet, this book provides all the information and recipes you will need.
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Over 60 recipes for delicious, home-cooked, nourishing meals from your electric slow cooker. For anyone who loves good food but has little time to spend cooking, an electric slow cooker can fit perfectly into a busy lifestyle. They can be used day or night, and you don't have to stay at home to keep an eye on your cooking while you produce hearty, healthy food for all the family. The recipes in this book mainly use sustaining grains, beans and pulses, along with `superfood' vegetable ingredients and lean high protein foods, including fish, poultry and meat. The addition of fresh herbs and super spices such as turmeric and ginger adds flavour as well as packing an extra nutritional punch. Ideas for Breakfast & Brunch include Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Hash with Pumpkin Seeds; Best Baked Beans; Spiced Fruit Compote with Chia; and Apple Pie Porridge with Blueberries and Toasted Almonds. Light Bites & Lunches to share include Mung Bean Hummus; Supergreen Soup; Beetroot Falafel; Steamed Savoury Chickpea Cake with a Spinach Raita; and Mackerel with Lime & Mango Salsa. Deliciously sustaining recipes for Weekdays include Jamaican Black Bean Pepper Pot; Yellow Split Pea & Coconut Curry; Poached Fish in Dashi Broth with Kombu & Edamame; Chicken & Chipotle Barley Bowl; and Asian Beef Broth with Orange & Star Anise. At the Weekends feast on comforting Winter Chestnut & Puy Lentil Stew; Bonfire Adzuki Bean Chilli; and Five-spice Pulled Pork with Asian Slaw or choose a lighter option such as the Sri-Lankan Fish Curry; Chicken, Faro & Porcini Pilaf; or a Moroccan Harissa-spiced Lamb Salad.Discover the convenience and versatility of your slow cooker with these inspired and nourishing recipes.
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