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Easy Crochet: Vintage and Retro

The Easy Crochet series features six new project collections, so you can find a great project, whatever style you're looking for. Each book features a range of patterns to make for the home, to wear or to give, so you will find plenty of projects for a whole range of needs. Whether you're reviving your love of crochet or you've just discovered this restful and soothing pastime, there is an Easy Crochet book for you, and with every project tried and tested, and each technique fully explained, they're perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters.Revive the groovy patterns and styles of yesterday with this collection of designs for colourful folky pieces that will work as stylish statements in the home and in your wardrobe. Create a selection of beautiful crochet blankets for an easy way of introducing the vintage look, or reinvent a plain dress or top with a beautiful scalloped collar... or try one of the many more patterns available!
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Easy GI Diet

By Helen Foster
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Helen Foster
Did you know that high-GI diets, while sounding healthy, can actually increase your risk of heart problems, diabetes, weight gain and possibly even some cancers? Easy Low-GI Diet focuses on healthy, low-GI foods that give you more energy, keep hunger at bay and protect against heart disease and diabetes. Inside there are four great diet plans to choose from: The Genius weight-loss planThe Vegetarian weight-loss planThe energy-boosting Galvanizer planThe GI for Life plan to maintain your new-found figurePacked with expert information on what low-GI means and how it can help, as well as the at-a-glance GI ratings chart with over 600 entries to help you choose the right foods for you, this easy-to-follow guide contains everything you need for a healthier, low-GI lifestyle.
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Easy Halogen

By Maryanne Madden
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Maryanne Madden
Are you always trying to think of new ways to prepare simple, speedy meals? Then look no further than a halogen oven. Halogens are super convenient, compact appliances that can be kept on your kitchen counter. They heat with a combination of infra red and convection to cook food 40% faster than conventional ovens. And with racks to layer your food and dials for temperature control, a whole meal can be produced from just one appliance. This book provides an inspiring introduction to halogen cooking, with delicious yet easy recipes to make meal times really special. Having limited preparation time need never mean turning to unhealthy convenience foods again!
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  • Eat To Stay Young

    By Gill Paul
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    Gill Paul
    Growing older is natural, but eating the right foods can slow the process down and keep your body's stores of age-fighting nutrients topped up. Featured in this book are the key foods that have been proven to increase the feeling of youthfulness in our minds and bodies - cranberries, aubergines, guava, tuna and cinnamon to name a few. A clever problem-solver helps you choose the ingredients that address your symptoms, whether thinning hair, dry skin, poor circulation, joint pain or forgetfulness.With over 60 easy-to-follow, quick-to-prepare, completely delicious recipes and weekly meal planners, Eat To Stay Young is the perfect way to turn back the clock and achieve optimum health.
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  • Eat Yourself Calm

    By Gill Paul
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    Gill Paul
    Eat yourself calm with this informative guide to eating right and de-stressing.Have you ever considered that what you eat might be affecting the way you feel? If you often feel stressed and uneasy, perhaps something is wrong with your diet. Whether you need to boost your energy levels, calm your mood swings or placate your irritability, look no further! This book will provide you with lots of great-tasting recipes that will do the trick. Dark chocolate, mangoes, salmon, ginger and oats are just some of the many superfoods that positively support the body's systems during periods of stress. Through a nutritious weekly plan, Eat Yourself Calm will lead you from a diagnosis of your problems to cooking your way out of it.Eat Yourself Calm includes...Part I Happy SuperfoodsSuperfoodsWhat's your problem?Putting it all togetherPart IICalm RecipesBreakfastSnacksLunch DinnerDesserts...And much much more!
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  • Eat Yourself Thin

    By Gill Paul
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    Gill Paul
    Eat yourself thin with this informative guide to eating the right food to keep weight off and stay thin.'Eating yourself thin' might sound odd when it's eating that made you overweight in the first place. It's not the process of eating that does the harm, however, but eating too much of the wrong kind of foods. Once you start focusing on foods that make your digestive, hormonal and cardiovascular systems work at optimum level, losing weight and keeping it off long term needn't be an uphill struggle.The key to getting thin, and staying thin, is restoring balance to key hormones in your body. A diet of low-GI foods will deliver this. You don't need to obsess about calories, and you might even find yourself eating more than you did previously. The important thing is to change the types of food you eat, and change them for good. There are many different reasons for being overweight - from post-pregnancy pounds to stress - and you will find here lists of foods that are particularly useful in solving any problems you may be experiencing.So follow the menu planners and these delicious recipes to change the way you eat, and the way you look, forever.Eat Yourself Thin includes...Part I Happy SuperfoodsSuperfoodsWhat's your problem?Putting it all togetherPart IIThin RecipesBreakfastSnacksLunch DinnerDesserts...And much much more!
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  • Eat Yourself to Energy

    By Gill Paul
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    Gill Paul
    Eat yourself energetic with this informative guide to eating right and boosting your energy levels.Do you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, yawn through the working day, then collapse in front of the TV in the evening? We all feel exhausted from time to time but when that feeling continues, it's time to do something about it.There are excellent ways of eating yourself to energy which also boost overall health. Avoid being tempted by quick-fix caffeine or sugary 'energy' drinks and bars, focus instead on foods that keep blood sugar levels steady. By addressing the underlying causes of low energy, you will achieve lasting results.The Eat Yourself to Energy diet contains all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements you need to ease niggling health problems and make you feel tip-top and raring to go.Featured in this book are the key foods that have been proven to increase stamina and boost energy. A clever problem-solver helps you choose the ingredients that adress your own individual symptoms, and the results are immediate.With over 60 easy-to-follow, quick-to-prepare, completely delicious recipes, and weekly meal planners, Eat Yourself to Energy is the perfect way to turbo-charge your mood and achieve optimum health.Eat Yourself to Energy includes...Part I Happy SuperfoodsSuperfoodsWhat's your problem?Putting it all togetherPart IIEnergy RecipesBreakfastSnacksLunch DinnerDesserts...And much much more!
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  • Eat Yourself Smart

    By Gill Paul
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    Gill Paul
    If you have trouble concentrating, coming up with ideas or thinking clearly, eating more of the brain-activity-enhancing foods in this book can help. Featured in this book are the key foods that have been proven to benefit brain functions: beetroot, brown rice, coffee, kidney beans, pecans and strawberries among other tasty ingredients. A clever problem-solver helps you choose the ingredients that bring benefits ranging from mental alertness, longer attention span and restful sleep to prevention of dementia.With over 60 easy-to-follow, quick-to-prepare, completely delicious recipes, and weekly meal planners, Eat Yourself Smart is the perfect way to cook yourself clever and achieve optimum health.
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  • Eat Yourself Happy

    By Gill Paul
    Authors:
    Gill Paul
    Eat yourself happy with this informative guide to eating right and improving your mind-set.We all feel low and discouraged from time to time, but when these feelings continue for weeks and even months, it's time to do something about it.There are dozens of different types of depression, with different causes, but almost all are improved by eating the right kinds of foods to synthesise ample supplies of brain neurotransmitters, address vitamin and mineral deficiencies and stabilise blood sugar levels.It's important not to choose sugary foods that offer a quick burst of energy and alcoholic drinks that dull the pain - these will both make depression worse. No matter how you feel, making wise food choices will help - and you'll feel the benefits start straight away.Featured in this book are the key foods that have been proven to increase the feeling of wellbeing in our minds and bodies. A clever problem-solver helps you choose the ingredients that address your symptoms, and the results are immediate.With over 60 easy-to-follow, quick-to-prepare, completely delicious recipes, and weekly meal planners, Eat Yourself Happy is the perfect way to boost your mood and achieve optimum health.Eat Yourself Happy includes...Part I Happy SuperfoodsSuperfoodsWhat's your problem?Putting it all togetherPart IIHappy RecipesBreakfastSnacksLunch DinnerDesserts...And much much more!
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  • Ella's Kitchen: The Big Baking Book

    Kids love baking, with all its fascinating textures, smells - and of course, tastes! Ella's Kitchen: The Big Baking Book takes them beyond licking the bowl, with a wide range of easy recipes for all occasions, from lunchtime to party time.Enjoy cooking up a host of nutritious treats with your little ones, and watch them learn about counting, weighing and measuring at the same time. Above all, have fun and get messy!Ella's Kitchen: The Big Baking Book is sure to become your family's go-to cookbook, with recipes designed to really fit in with your life:- Try having a batch of savoury snack bakes on hand to fill a gap until dinner - a healthy way to keep your child's energy up without sending her into overdrive.- Head to your garden or the park with the delicious selection of picnic recipes- All dishes are highly portable and perfect for sharing.- Simplify days out with recipes from our On-the-Go section - individual portions, and not a crumb or a sticky finger in sight!But by far the best thing about this book is the fun it promises for your family, as you discover new recipes and create fond memories for your children. You'll never forget the look on their faces when they hand out slices of their first cake or cookies from their first ever batch.
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  • Ella's Kitchen: The Easy Family Cookbook

    Ella's Kitchen: The Easy Family Cook Book is packed with more than 100 easy-to-make and delicious family recipes that bring everyone together to share in life's foody adventures. In chapters organized by mealtime, each recipe has been carefully developed to ensure that it's perfectly balanced and lip-smackingly tasty for little ones and grown-ups alike. Find out which meals are best to adapt for weaning babies, know what to cook for a play-date crowd-pleaser (little friends will go mad for Munchy Cheese and Leek Sausages); and see instantly which dinners keep beautifully warm for when mum or dad gets home ("Your Sunshine Carnival Curry is in the oven!"). Building on the huge success of the previous three books in the series, this latest addition to the Ella's Kitchen Cook Book library is an absolute must for busy families with hungry tummies to feed up and down the family tree.
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  • Ella's Kitchen: The First Foods Book

    Covering every step of the weaning journey, from six months to a year, The First Foods Book includes more than 130 recipes - from single-veg purees to exciting combinations and full meals. Every one has been rigorously tested to ensure it meets with Ella's Kitchen nutritional standards. There is also lots of practical advice to give every parent confidence at this key stage of their baby's development. Top tips and insider advice from nutritionists, baby experts and real mums, dads and carers make weaning easy and stress-free - introducing solids becomes as much of an adventure for parents as it is for the little one whose taste exploration has only just begun. Weekly meal planners show you just what to expect, and there is a pull-out chart included in the book that you can stick on your fridge or wall. The third in the hugely successful Ella's Kitchen Cook Book series, The First Foods Book brims with recipes guaranteed to set tiny taste buds alight. With every recipe specifically developed for its nutritional content, as well as for its yummy flavour, and with the Ella's Kitchen stamp of approval on every page, this is set to become every parent's must-have guide to weaning.
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  • Ella's Kitchen: The Cookbook

    '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 includes...First foods for tiny taste budsFrom must to mash & beyondLearning about foodYummy lunches and speedy snacksDee-licious dinnersPerfect pudsScrummy treatsHooray for the weekend...and much more!
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    Essential Cat

    By Caroline Davis
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    Caroline Davis
    Three in ten households own at least one cat, and over half of these own two or more cats. This book offers expert advice on every aspect of keeping a cat - from choosing a kitten to health and grooming. Whether your cat is socializing with other pets or getting used to your home, guarantee the happiness of your feline friend with detailed explanations of cat behaviour. A special section on health shows you how to feed and exercise your cat for optimum fitness, and spot common illnesses early enough to avoid costly veterinary bills.
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  • The Evening Standard: Cryptic Crosswords 1

    Perfect, portable entertainment for any journey, this brand new compilation of the Evening Standard's cryptic crosswords will keep you bemused for hours and banish the boredom from your daily commute. Test your problem-solving abilities and stretch your vocabulary to warm-up your brain and get you ready for the day ahead.
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