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.
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.
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.
Stickertopia The Forest
By , Kate Sutton, Luci Everett, Yan Yan Candy Ng
Find yourself in a world of gentle creatures and peaceful forests teeming with natural beauty. Stickertopia The Forest is an interactive book that combines gorgeous backgrounds with jewel-like stickers of woodland animals, trees and plants that you can use to construct your own world of wonder, one tiny detail at a time. Unleash your creativity, and bring these magical forests to life. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who aspires to take their artworks to a new level of exquisite detail.
By Harry Borden
'A masterpiece and deeply moving' - Alain de Botton'A wonderful piece of work' - Lynn Barber"...something really to behold, a substantial project of some real depth and authority. By flicking through the pages you can sense the amount of research, patience and hard work that has been invested. The portraits, as always with Borden are simple, effective and very telling." - Martin ParrSurvivor is a unique and powerful testimony of what it is to live with memories of the Holocaust.Over the course of five years, acclaimed photographer Harry Borden has travelled the globe photographing survivors of the Holocaust. The people featured vary in age, gender and nationality, but are all tied together by their experience and survival of one of the darkest moments in human history.Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten note from the sitter, ranging from poems, to memories, to hopes for the future, creating a strong sense of intimacy between sitter and reader. At the end of the book is a section providing more information about the person in each portrait, and about how and what they survived, together with the historical context of the events they lived through. Thought-provoking and touching, this book conveys the dignity and humanity of each subject's character.
By Amber Locke
Celebrate the glory of vegetables all year round with these spectacularly tasty soups. From a refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho, perfect for a summer's afternoon, to a chunky, wholesome Black-Eyed Bean Chilli stew to warm you up on a cold winter's night, soup is not just incredibly versatile but is also an easy way to make the most of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Try Curried Greens and Coconut, Butternut Noodle, Sparkling Pineapple soup, and many more.Featuring more than 100 recipes, including extra toppings and twists to transform your bowl, Savour has something for everyone.
Simply Gluten Free
By Susanna Booth
About 1 in 100 people have coeliac disease, a lifelong autoimmune condition caused by intolerance to gluten that requires avoiding wheat, barley, rye and oats, but in this age of "clean living" and health-conscious eating many more choose to avoid gluten as part of a healthy lifestyle. Simply Gluten Free contains over 100 delicious gluten-free recipes for family and friends, and includes cheats, swaps and dietary advice that will make going gluten-free easy and appealing. Recipes include Honey Roast Granola; Cinnamon Spiral Buns; Coconut & Lime Chicken Curry; Pizza Margherita; Swedish Meatballs; Ham Croquetas; Cherry Clafoutis; Hot Chocolate Pudding; and Gluten-free Ice Cream Cones.
Simply Dairy Free
By Lesley Waters
Millions of people are lactose intolerant - meaning they lack enough of the lactase enzyme to digest milk products properly. It is a common digestive problem that affects an estimated 9.5 million people in the UK alone. Others simply prefer to eliminate dairy as part of a "clean" diet. So, what to eat? In Simply Dairy Free, Lesley Waters provides more than 100 fresh and simple lactose-free recipes for healthy eating every day. Recipes range from White Bean Creamy Hummus with Broad Bean Salad & Dukkah to Coconut Rice Pudding with Griddled Pineapple, with cheats and swaps along the way so that die-hard dairy lovers can enjoy favourite dishes they're missing.
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 & More 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.
Super Foods & Power Juices
Super Smoothies & Juices
Juices and smoothies come in myriad colours, textures and flavours along witha vast array of concentrated nutritional benefits. These recipes can be simple thirst quenchers, vitamin and mineral boosters, or a meal in a glass and so much more. Clear and informative recipes also reveal some wonderful and easily available ingredients as well as their benefits for your health and wellbeing.
Salt is Essential
By Shaun Hill
Food needs salt. The quantity is a matter of personal taste but some presence is essential and little is more disappointing from the eating perspective than a plate of food that looks fabulous and tastes of very little. It shows the cook's priorities are all wrong, that too much television cookery has been watched and not enough tasting and enjoyment indulged in.' So says Shaun Hill, who in this engaging exploration of his 50 years as a chef, brings his wealth of experience to the table, sharing what he has learnt so that the home cook can create truly remarkable dishes. Never one to shy away from controversy, he covers everything from why local and seasonal are not necessarily indicators of quality, to why soy beans are best left for cattle feed and Budapest is paradise for the greedy. The recipes range from Warm Rock Oysters with Spring Onion Butter Sauce to Pork in Shirtsleeves and Buttermilk Pudding with Cardamom. And although his commentary is undeniably witty, it's Shaun's knowledge and expert guidance that makes this book an invaluable tome for anyone who takes their food (but not themselves) seriously. 'This is a book you need to own; a lifetime's hard work in the kitchen distilled into sensible brevity. Shaun is a friend and a great cook.' Rick Stein
The Secret Life of the Periodic Table
By Dr Ben Still
Every element has character, be it volatile, aloof, gregarious or enigmatic. They also have incredible stories of how they came to be, how they were discovered and how their qualities have been harnessed to make everything we have in the world.The Secret Life of the Periodic Table gives a fascinating insight into the discovery and use of all 118 elements. It uncovers incredible stories of how Mendeleev's table was formulated and the individual elements found, as well as explaining the fundamentals of atomic science and each element's place in the table and our universe.
The Secret Life of Equations
By Richard Cochrane
Discover the 50 equations that have led to incredible discoveries, ground-breaking technology and have shaped our understanding of the world.From much heralded classics, like Zeno's Dichotomy and Pythagoras's Theorem, to The Schrödinger Wave Equation and Google PageRank, each equation is broken down and explained in a unique, illustrated way, so that you understand what it's about; what it's good for; its history, detail and related equations.Behind every important scientific discovery there is an equation. They are far from baffling, and now you too can understand their power and beauty!