Jose Pizarro's Spanish Flavours
By Jose Pizarro, PIZARRO, JOSE
Following on from Seasonal Spanish Food, Pizarro takes a closer look at the regions of Spain and the exceptional local ingredients that make each area so special. With these ingredients, Pizarro uses his knowledge and flair to create alluring dishes that not only showcase Spanish flavours but are also simple and quick to prepare. No complicated techniques, no ingredients that are difficult to find, no tampering of flavours, just simple, stylish recipes for any occasion. Serve chorizo with juicy grilled peppers, make sauteed artichokes with cockles and Iberico ham, grill squid to accompany saffron baby potatoes and toasted almonds, wow your guests with a manchego ice cream with quince or create little pine nut biscuits for an after-dinner treat. This is no-fuss cooking that results in delicious dishes packed with flavour and texture.
A Juice a Day
Wake up to a new juice or smoothie every day of the year! Discover new ways to enjoy your fruit and vegetables and learn why certain ingredients are so good for you. With a different recipe for each day of the year - including quick fixes for busy days - A Juice A Day is the ultimate collection of fruit-and veg-based drinks.Juices include Nutty Banana, Nectarine and Basil, Beet and Blueberry, Kumquat and Pear and Chocolate Blackcurrent Indulgence.
The Joy of iPhotography
By Jack Hollingsworth
Forget all the tech-talk about workflow and archiving, Apple have given us all a camera that takes care of all this for us, so now it's time to take great photos.This book will show you the best ways to approach every possible subject with your iPhone, offering tips as clear and simple as the iPhone's interface. Additionally you'll see some great effects that you won't find in Instagram (but your followers will love).
Judy Hall's Crystal Zodiac
By Judy Hall
Birthstones have been used for millennia for luck, abundance, protection, and wisdom. Traditionally, crystals and gemstones were linked to specific astrological signs because their energies resonated. The discovery of new crystals has opened the way for a deeper connection between the earth and the sky. Each sign now has many crystals associated with it. This book describes the crystals linked to each sign and explains how they can be used to enhance self-understanding and personal growth. Crystals can be used to bring out a sign's potential, overcome challenges, and harmonize discords. They can be used for profound soul growth or for guidance on everyday decisions. Birthstones are gifts from the earth that bring healing and wisdom. For each astrological sign, there are past-life patterns to be dissolved and wisdom to be regained. The use of appropriate crystals facilitates this process. In addition to explaining the links between crystals and both sun and moon signs, Judy Hall's Crystal Zodiac explains the crystals associated with the planets and gives instructions for laying out and working with a crystal zodiac mandala.
Japanese Art: the colouring book
By Frédérique Cassegrain, Dominique Foufelle
Pick up your pencils or brushes and colour in 20 beautiful landscapes from Japanese master Hokusai, including The Great Wave at Kanagawa, The Falcon and the Cherry Blossoms and Mount Fuji in Clear Weather. Along the way learn about the techniques and most famous works of this famous master. For each painting, there is an image of the original painting, a line image to colour in, a brief history of the painting, and a blank page for drawing. Unleash your creativity, practise your technique and sketch your own image in the Hokusai style. Whether you are a colouring fan, a lover of art or an aspiring artist, this book is a must-have.
How can you shake off those niggling everyday worries? Immerse yourself in these detailed designs inspired by Japan. You will become totally absorbed in the wonderful images drawn from nature and from legend (cherry trees, clouds, waves, dragons, tigers, carp and much more). Many are redolent of the age of the Samurai. Choose an illustration at random, then make a start, using whichever colours you like and choosing from felt-tips, pencils, gouaches or pastels. Gradually, you'll find calm returning as your thoughts focus purely on the action of colouring in. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations. Just 5-10 minutes a day of colouring in is enough to encourage mindfulness.
Just 5: Vegetarian
With no more than 5 ingredients, you can create simple and delicious vegetarian meals that are packed full of flavour and easily adaptable - for example, Beetroot Pasta with Herbs, Tomato & Feta Tart, Aubergine & Goats' Cheese Gratin, Gnocchi with Sage Butter, Pumpkin with Walnut Pesto, Roasted Stuffed Peppers, Mushroom Ramen, Watermelon, Fennel & Feta Salad and Spinach & Gorgonzola Salad.
Just 5: Low Calorie
With no more than 5 ingredients, you can create simple and delicious meals that are packed full of flavour yet easy on the waistline - for example, Herby Lentil Salad with Parma Ham Crisps; Baked Cod with Tomato & Basil Sauce; Sweet Potato & Cabbage Soup; Griddled Tandoori Chicken; Wild Mushroom Omelette; Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Risotto; Walnut & Banana Sunrise Smoothie; Chocolate Brownies and Raspberry & Shortbread Mess.
Just 5: Cakes & Desserts
Using no more than 5 ingredients, you can treat yourself to something sweet with minimal effort - for example, White Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake, Peach & Blueberry Jalousie, Kaffir Lime Tart, Fast Fruit Brûlée, Chocolate & Pistachio Soufflés, Banana & Sticky Toffee Tarte Tatin, Blackcurrant Galettes, Hot Mango & Passion Fruit Soufflés and Apricot & Blueberry Cobbler.
Juice: ultimate guide to juicing for health, beauty and wellbeing
By Liz Earle
Juicing is a fast and effective way to get amazing health benefits - from weight loss, improving your skin and vitality to boosting your immune system. The trusted health, beauty and wellbeing expert, Liz Earle, offers delicious recipes as well as giving the lowdown on her favourite ingredients, why homemade juices are so much better than shop-bought ones and tips on inner-cleansing diets and detox programmes. Packing in your daily veg and fruit has never been so easy!
The Juice Diet
By Amanda Cross
Whether you want to fit into a special outfit, look good on the beach or kickstart a long-term weight-loss plan, one week with The Juice Diet is all you need to lose 3 kg (7 lbs). With 42 simple recipes for delicious, be-good-to-yourself juices, this healthy, fast-track diet will cleanse your system so that you lose weight and rid your body of toxins. Including all you need to know about why the diet works plus motivational tips, ideas for daily treats and gentle exercise routines, get ready to juice and lose with The Juice Diet!
By Kimiko Barber
The Japanese Kitchen is a visually stunning and fascinating insight into the exquisite cuisine of Japan. Kimiko Barber presents 100 ingredients, from the more familiar, such as soba (noodles) to the more unusual umeboshi (pickled plum), covering history, appearance, taste, buying, storing, culinary use and health benefits. These are accompanied by 200 delicious recipes, from classic recipes such as Chicken Teriyaki and Miso Soup to modern dishes like Crabmeat, Chilli and Lime Sushi and Cucumber Cups with Wasabi Mayonnaise. Through informative prose and beautiful photography, this book tells the full story behind Japanese cuisine and makes it inviting and accessible to all.
Jekka's Complete Herb Book
By Jekka Mcvicar
This is one of the all-time classic gardening bestsellers with over 350 varieties of herb to grow and over 200 delicious and inventive recipes. It is a spread-by-spread reference work bringing together all aspects of an individual herb - history and folklore, species to grow and cosmetic, medicinal and culinary uses. Chapters on propagation, harvesting and making herb oils are complemented with ideas for 10 different designs for herb gardens and a yearly calendar. Accurate colour photography means that identification for the reader is simple as well as making the book a glorious companion - the only book on the subject the reader will ever need.