By Ching-He Huang
Stir-frying is one of the quickest and easiest ways to cook - and one of the healthiest, using little oil and retaining more nutrients than many other methods. It also requires very little equipment - all you need a wok, a knife and a chopping board. Learning what separates a good stir-fry from a great one, however, is not always so easy to master. Indeed, it is all about timing, knowing when to add what and how to get the best out of each ingredient. With tips on everything from controlling the heat to using the right oil, bestselling author Ching-He Huang has gathered together a collection of delicious dishes, simple enough for every day and with nutrition, taste and affordability in mind. Many are gluten and dairy free, as well as suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and include both Asian and Western ingredients readily available in any supermarket. So whether or not you eat meat, love carbs or prefer to avoid them, want something special or find yourself having to feed your family, Stir Crazy will do the trick.
Secrets From My Indian Family Kitchen
By Anjali Pathak
'Inventive, engaging and soulful. There's something in it for everyone. Anjali's adoration of Indian cuisine and proud love for her Indian heritage combined with her cooking, writing and teaching skills, has made this book quite special' - Alfred PrasadAnjali Pathak's first memories are of making chapatis with her grandmother who founded the family business, doing her homework on the kitchen table as her mother presented her with dish upon dish to test and her father's favourite phrase - 'Can we get that into a jar?' Now Anjali draws upon her family secrets in a beautiful collection of authentic Indian dishes and modern creations that are perfect for all cooks. Delve into heartfelt stories that bring Indian food to life, learn top tips for foolproof results, master classics and learn how a touch of spice can add a contemporary twist. Each of Anjali's secrets will help you create Indian food at its best - loved by generation upon generation.The recipes included vary from light snacks, such as the Bombay nuts, Spiced chicken wings and Stuffed paneer bites, to bigger bites like Chilli beef with black pepper, Vegetable biryani, or the classic Chicken tikka masala. Then, for dessert, who could resist the Baby apple tarte tatin with spiced caramel, Roast hazelnut & cardamom ice cream, or Decadent chocolate truffles?
Stop Look Breathe Create
By Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
h3>Stop Look Breathe Create is a simple four-step process for exploring mindfulness through creativity, and in turn, developing creativity through mindful practice.The book engages the reader with ten everyday subjects, from 'The Ground Beneath Our Feet' to 'Returning Home' and for each of these there are three projects: one drawn, one photographic, one written. All are based on the effective mindfulness techniques that Wendy Ann has developed in her successful workshops and courses, and the book is filled with simple techniques and ideas to help the reader enjoy their artistic endeavours while being in the moment.A timely introduction to the benefits of mindfulness through creativity, Stop Look Breathe Create offers an oasis of calm in a frantic world.
The Savvy Cook
By Izy Hossack
'The new Nigella' - The Times'My aim is maximum flavour for minimum effort, without breaking the bank' - Izy HossackFor those cooking for themselves for the first time, or for anyone who wants the weekly budget to go a bit further without sacrificing flavour, cooking sensation Izy Hossack has all the answers.With features that include menu plans, clever alternatives to meat and giving last-night's leftovers a makeover, The Savvy Cook is full of more than 160 nourishing and totally delicious vegetarian recipes that will be kind to your body, wallet and free-time. It's not about health fads, 'antioxidants' or obscure ingredients. Just honest, nourishing and delicious cooking that will make you glow inside and out!Recipes include Berry Oat Smoothie Boxes, Ricotta Gnocchi with Pesto & Courgettes, Lazy Potato Hash and Lemon Blueberry Drizzle Cake. Each recipe also contains a key, making it easy to spot the vegan, dairy- and gluten-free options. From healthy breakfasts to warming suppers, delicious sweet treats to snacks for sharing, Izy shares her favourite recipes that will make cooking easy for the new cook operating on a tight budget and busy schedule.
Simply Sugar Free
By Susanna Booth
In Britain, the average person consumes 700 grams - or 140 teaspoons - of sugar each week. Eating too much sugar can be as harmful to your health as drinking alcohol or smoking, as it can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, weight gain and tooth decay, amongst other health problems.With more than 100 recipes, Simply Sugar Free offers sweet and simple dishes using healthier alternatives to refined sugar. Instead of loading your food with refined white sugar, why not use stevia, fruit or honey to sweeten up your dishes?Featuring tips and tricks to help you wipe out the white stuff, the recipes range from everyday snacks and treats to more indulgent dishes for entertaining guests, and you can even satisfy your sweet tooth with a dessert that isn't overloaded with sugar! From Roquefort & pear muffins, Strawberry scones and Banana bread to Chocolate chip ice cream, Pineapple meringue pie and Red velvet cake, each recipe uses a sweet alternative to refined sugar - without compromising on taste.
Sleep is for the Weak
By Emily-Jane Clark
Sleep Is For The Weak may cause Gina Ford to have contented kittens. It might even force Supernanny to throw herself off the naughty step, but it will certainly provide some welcome comfort and comical light relief to exhausted parents suffering from sleep-deprivation! It features humorous alternatives to `useful' sleep advice while offering inspiration, laughter and survival strategies for mums and dads struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel of tiredness. Including chapters `What to Expect (When Nothing Is Anything Like You Expected When You Were Expecting)' and `How Not To Lose Friends and Irritate People When You Have Babies', this book will make even the most stressed parent laugh. Combining Emily-Jane's own experiences in emotive detail (the good, the bad and the funny) with a series of tongue-in-cheek guides, charts, subversive imagery and NO-sleep solutions, this is a source of inspiration and hope for new mums and dads.
Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits
By Annie Rigg
Sweet cherries, juicy oranges, succulent strawberries, tongue-tingling limes - everyone has a favourite fruit, though too often many of us just eat it as it comes, or stick to classics such as apple crumble. In this inspiring collection of seasonal recipes, Annie Rigg offers 120 original, exciting and tempting ways to enjoy the orchard's bounty. Whether introducing a splash of colour to your plate or providing the perfect tangy countertaste to a rich cheese, she shows how fruit can play the starring role. Chapters cover Citrus, Berries & Soft Fruit, Stone Fruit, Tropical Fruit and Orchard Fruits, and the recipes include such delicious dishes as Bulgur Wheat Salad with Cherries and Feta, Mango & Chilli Hot Sauce, Fromage Frais Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly and Pistachio and Coconut & Lime Cake, as well as all manner of tarts, pies, creams, dressings and syrups.
By Charlotte Pike, Charlotte Pike
Smoking is one of the oldest and most delicious ways of preserving and flavouring a wide range of food, from fish and meat to vegetables and dairy products. Charlotte Pike provides an essential guide for anyone who wants to try their hand at this ancient technique - whether a beginner or more experienced cook - with step-by-step instructions for both hot and cold smoking, as well as guidance on ready-to-use equipment to suit all budgets, from stovetop smoking to mastering the Big Green Egg and even building your own DIY cold smoker. With an inspiring variety of tried-and-tested recipes for smoked ingredients, plus dishes to showcase them, including smoked chicken and chorizo paella, cold-smoked salmon platter, Asian smoked mackerel salad, melanzane parmigiana with smoked mozzarella and barbecued lobster with smoked butter, this is your go-to smoking guide, filled with irresistible recipes to savour and share.
The Secret Language of Dogs
By Victoria Stilwell
Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. The Secret Language of Dogs is a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping them to learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to questions such as:-What do different tail wags mean?-What does being right-pawed say about my dog's personality?-How can I tell the difference between boredom barking and warning barking?-What does it mean when my dog spins around, arches his back, or gives me the whale eye?-Do dogs feel guilt?-How do dogs perceive human faces?-Why do some scientists think dogs' emotional experience is even greater than ours?Filled with adorable full-colour photographs and instructive illustrations, this insightful 'dog decoder' will soon make you dog's best friend.
Skinny Salads: 80 Flavour-Packed Recipes of Less than 300 Calories
By Kathryn Bruton
Salads are perfect for big-flavour meals, but pre-made ones are often covered with sugary dressings and full of preservatives for extended shelf life, so Kathryn Bruton has ramped up the health-factor with her range of skinny salads to suit everyone, whether they want something warming and comforting, refreshing and revitalising or all-out wow. Chapters cover Gloriously Green, Comfort, Simple, Classics, Show-Off and Fruit Salads, and include gluten and dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan recipes. Plus there's a section with extra-good-for-you dressings, condiments and pickles. From warming Kofta Salad, a `Wind me Down' Winter's Evening Salad and tasty Spiced Roasted Plum Salad to a twist on the classic, Caesar Salad with Purple Kale, Kathryn minimises the use of sugary, heavy dressings and bland leaves and brings fresh, nutrient-packed ingredients. Each salad is less than 300 calories per portion but still jam-packed with flavour.
South Africa: The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker
Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to South Africa, this fabulous original illustration features the country's most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Pretoria Union Buildings, the skylines of Cape Town and Johannesburg, and the Soweto Towers. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
Stickertopia The Flower Garden
By , Angela Mckay, Mouni Feddag
Find yourself in a world of beautiful blossoms and vibrant, peaceful gardens teeming with natural beauty. Stickertopia The Flower Garden is an interactive sticker book that combines gorgeous backgrounds with jewel-like stickers of botanical flowers, leaves and petals that you can use to create your own worlds of wonder, one tiny detail at a time. The artworks in this book are based on the most beautiful gardens of the world - from the Saihoji temple garden in Japan to the Versailles Garden in France, the Desert Botanical Gardens in Arizona to Kew Gardens in London. Also included are gardens captured by the world's greatest artists, such as Monet's garden at Giverny. Stickertopia The Flower Garden is perfect for anyone who aspires to take their artworks to a new level of exquisite detail.
Simplissime Light The Easiest Cookbook in the World
By Jean-François Mallet
The 200 recipes in this book are simple, clear and precise, use no more than five ingredients and can be whipped up in a flash. More importantly, they will be kind to your body. From gluten-free and dairy-free dishes to low-calorie options, there is a recipe here for every dietary need. The unique visual approach makes it incredibly simple to follow the instructions. Create mouth-watering Salmon Parcels with Vegetables, indulge in Quiche with Peas, Goats' Cheese and Spinach or impress your friends with Gratin of Nectarines with Pine Nuts. With nutritional information, clear photography and easy-to-follow steps, each of these recipes proves that healthy cooking has never been so easy.