By Jenni Muir
She's produced a wonderful set of recipes, bringing imagination and sparkle to the basic ingredients . . . a wonderful book - The GuardianThe recipes are unbelievably romantic - The TelegraphExcellent - Time OutEating more of the right kinds of grains is an easy way to better health. Whole grains are packed with nutrients including protein, antioxidants, B-vitamins, fibre and trace minerals. A diet rich in these grains reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some forms of cancer.Grains are also one of the most tasty, versatile and nutritious food sources available - a delight to eat, easy to cook and very economical. Supergrains explores grains from all over the world, provides an in-depth look at their culinary uses and nutritional benefits and features over 150 recipes so that you can easily incorporate more of these superfoods into your diet - from breakfast through to dinner and warming bedtime drinks.
The Sunday Telegraph: All New Cryptic Crosswords 1
This new collection of tricky and testing cryptic crosswords from the archives of your favourite quality newspaper will provide hours of entertainment. Whether to while away time on a commute, provide a challenge on a lunch break or just for relaxing at home, The Sunday Telegraph: Cryptic Crosswords 1 is the perfect distraction and stimulation for puzzle fans.
Sudoku for Smart Kids
By Puzzler Media
This work presents 200 Sudoku puzzles for the brainiest kids on the block! "Sudoku For Smart Kids" has everything children need to get started with the latest puzzling craze. It includes an easy-to-follow introductory section that shows how to solve these fascinating puzzles. Complemented by fun cartoon characters the sudokus run from 'So Simple' to 'Wickedly Fiendish'. There are even 6 X 6 grids to get you started. Each puzzle has a space for you to record your time so that you can set personal records, or compete with friends.
The Student Cookbook
This is the essential cookbook for students learning to cater from themselves, including over 100 recipes ranging from cheap eats for one, to meals for entertaining mates. All the recipes are easy to follow with clear instructions so that even the most inexperienced of cooks can attempt them with confidence.
The Student Survival Pack
Everyone knows that most students have a somewhat limited diet, normally choosing to live off takeaways and beer. However, if they had the right recipes at their disposal this might not be the case. That's where The Student Survival Pack comes in. Combining Hamlyn's bestselling Student Cookbook and the indispensible Student Pasta Cookbook, this set provides over 400 simple, quality recipes for all tastes and occasions, whether you're looking for cheap eats for one or meals to entertain mates. In the Student Cookbook you'll find a fantastic combination of foods, covering everything from quick breakfasts to TV dinners, as well as cocktails and the inevitable hangover cures. The Student Pasta Cookbook complements this perfectly by giving you all the recipes you need to turn a student's favourite food into a culinary masterpiece, from simple classics to more special sauces.Every recipe is consistently-formatted, with clear instructions so that even the most inexperienced of cooks can attempt them with confidence. If you only buy one book this term, make it The Student Survival Pack!
Stefan Gates on E Numbers
By Stefan Gates
'Stefan Gates on E Numbers' is a myth-busting celebration of 'E's--the additives and preservatives that make up Britain's most feared ingredients. Most of the food we eat has them yet we are hugely suspicious of them and believe that they cause everything from twitchy eyelids to colon cancer. In this book Stefan discusses just how bad our food would taste, how wrong it would look and how potentially lethal it would be if we didn't have E numbers. You may not realize that many of the finest foods on the planet (including caviar, fine hams and wines) rely on E's. And if you think nature is good and Es are bad, you'd be wrong: the natural world is awash with dangerous toxins (apples contain cyanide, potatoes contain toxic solanine), yet E number substances make up 99.99% of every breath you take. Stefan analyzes all 319 Es approved for use in food and also talks about labelling issues (how to understand them), how much you can safely eat and what, if anything, is wrong with cheap food. He also investigates the scare stories, allergies and potential downsides of the multi-billion pound food industry. If you don't like Es you don't have to eat them but you should make that choice based on facs not fear. Without E numbers we would not have supermarkets. Without this book you cannot make an informed decision about what you are buying and eating.
By Denise Smart
The must-have gadget for 2015, in minutes the spiralizer creates spaghetti, ribbons and spirals from your favourite vegetables. From courgetti (courgette spaghetti) to cunoodles (cucumber noodles), it is now easier than ever to create healthy twists to your favourite meals. Perfect for the health-conscious, these vegetables can become the star of your dish, replacing heavier ingredients such as pasta and rice, so that you can enjoy your meal while eating fewer calories and cutting back on refined carbohydrates.With recipes ranging from Thai beef salad and Crispy spiralized potato fries to Courgette and lemon drizzle cake and Apple tarte tatin, The Complete Spiralizer Cookbook will open your eyes to the true versatility of the spiralizer.
By Denise Smart
Spiralize, mash and rice your fruit and vegetables for a lighter alternative to pasta, bread, rice and more. Replace egg noodles with spiralized sweet potato, make a pizza with a courgette base, or snack on beetroot crisps instead of potato ones! With recipes for breakfasts, salads, light bites, mains, preserves, baking and desserts, Spiralize Everyday is the ultimate companion for all your spiralizing needs. It features 80 simple, tasty, low-carb recipes, including:Apple and blueberry buckwheat pancakesMoroccan beetroot tabbouleh with pomegranate and chickenMiso baked cod with daikon noodles and greensKimchiEasy pear, apple and ginger jamApple, cheese and walnut breadBeetroot and chocolate browniesSimple and fun, these recipes allow you to enjoy all your favourite treats in a new, healthier guise.
No food is as timeless or verstile as soup: the choice of ingredients is vast, the variations limitless. From it's humble French beginnings, soup has evolved into a dish for all occasions and in Soups you will find over 200 simple-to-follow recipes for creating quick, healthy and delicious soups, ranging from refreshing summer starters and warming first courses to hearty one-dish suppers. Choose from classics such as Cream of Chicken Soup, Bouillabaisse, Gazpacho and Borscht or try some more adventurous recipes such as Mussel Soup with Saffron, Spiced Chickpea and Lamb, and Eight Treasure Soup.No matter what your tastes, mood or culinary skills may be, this book really does has something for everyone.
A Soup a Day
The key to a healthy diet is variety, and given that such a mixture of ingredients can be added to soups, it is easy to include a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals, protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, which are all vital for energy, growth, repair and key metabolic processes.Featuring 365 recipes, A Soup a Day is packed with delicious soups for each day of the year, including Chillied Gazpacho, Chestnut Soup with Truffle Oil and Mediterranean Garlic Soup. Be it a hot summer's day or a wintry afternoon, you will discover a soup to fit any occasion.
Small Garden Design Bible
By Tim Newbury
No matter what your taste or how tiny your outside space this practical and inspirational book will have a garden for you. With 40 fabulous garden designs to copy - or mix and match several elements to suit your own particular area - Tim Newbury shares his wealth of expertise to show how you can transform your small garden with the minimum of fuss, time and effort. Designs range from the practical 'Small Space Dining' and 'Crops in Pots' to the exotic 'Tropical Paradise' and urban 'City Chic', and each contains expert advice, detailed planting plans and step-by-step weekend projects. And with every type of small space covered, from an unpromising patio to a tiny balcony, there is something here for everyone!
Slow Cooker: 500 Recipes
By Sara Lewis
Discover just how versatile a slow cooker can be with the new Slow Cooker: 500 Recipes. With 500 recipes to choose from, this tome of slow cooker recipes will fail to disappoint. Featuring sixteen chapters and packed with delicious recipes, you will find a dish to suit any occassion. All you have to do is leave your ingredients to cook throughout the day or overnight, and there will always be a hot meal waiting for you at the end of a busy day.
Slow cookers are the perfect solution to today's busy lifestyle - simply add the ingredients, set the heat, walk out the door and return to a delicious meal. This book tells you everything you need to know about slow cooking, including how to choose, maintain and use your slow cooker to make simple and stress-free food that will amaze your friends and family. As well as classic dishes such as Braised Oxtail, Cassoulet and Pot Roasted Chicken, 'Slow Cooker' includes modern recipes like Split Pea Sofrito, Stuffed Monkfish and Baked Vanilla Cheesecake. With everything from soups and starters to cakes and chutneys catered for, you can forget fast food and savour the succulence of slow cooking!