By Kathryn Bruton
Soups are perfect for low-calorie, big-flavour meals and Kathryn Bruton has created a range of skinny soups to suit everyone, whether they want something warming and comforting, invigorating and revitalising or wholesome and satisfying. Chapters cover Smooth Soups, Broths & Consommes,15-Minute Soups, Grains & Pulses and Superfood Soups, and include vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and dairy free recipes. From soothing Spinach, Oat & Hazelnut Milk Soup, restorative Hangover Soup and tasty Turkey& Quinoa Soup with Peas to 15-minute Mushroom Soup With a Kick, Kathryn minimises the use of cream and substitutes fattening butter with nutritious olive, rapeseed and nut oils, so that every soup in Skinny Soups is less than 300 calories per portion, but still jam-packed with flavour.
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.
Join the growing movement towards sugar-free eating and reap the rewards. A sugar-free diet has been proven to give you more energy and better skin as well as helping weight loss, balancing moods and combatting sleep problems. While the average Briton consumes 238 teaspoons of sugar every week, health experts around the world have warned that sugar can pose as big a danger to public health as alcohol or tobacco. Packed with delicious, satisfying and exciting recipes for both sweet and savoury meals, Sugar Free shows that going without sugar needn't mean going without flavour or delectable treats.
Stoner Mug Cakes
Mix your ingredients in a mug, then cook in your microwave for a delicious space cake. Even a stoner can do it and before you can say 'pass the spliff' your cake is cooked and ready to blow your mind.25 recipes for the least hassle when you want a delicious cake for getting baked. With a quirky design and full-colour photography throughout, give yourself the munchies (in every sense) with this ultimate guide to mug cakes for stoners.
Secret New York
By Zoé de Las Cases
Enjoy walking along the vast avenues, breathing in the unique atmosphere of Brooklyn and admiring the Statue of Liberty. Discover this city in perpetual motion, its energy and elegance. Get rid of your stress and decorate the city of dreams in a thousand colours. You will discover your inner artist and, after a few pencil strokes, forget your everyday worries.
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.
Solo: Cooking and Eating for One
By Linda Tubby
'Cooking for yourself is a most satisfying part of self-nurture; when thought and care are given to the process, from shopping for ingredients to preparing a meal, you can take great pleasure in eating the results' writes Linda Tubby in her introduction to Solo. Linda's imaginative and inspiring recipes are divided into 5 chapters; Quick Fixes, Almost Instant, A Little Ahead, Give it Time and Those Little Extras, making it simple to find the perfect meal for any occasion. Create speedy meals to throw together such as Salad Lyonnaise and Crispy Sausage, Red Rice, Romanesco and Pomegranate, or take your time preparing yourself a delicious meal such as Marinated Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb or Pea & Lemon Risotto with Shimeji Mushrooms & Burrata. Linda also gives handy tips for spicing up otherwise lacklustre dishes, such as keeping your larder stocked with ready-to-use additions like Chilli and Garlic Oil, Toasted Pine Nuts or Crispy Shallots.
The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale
By Suzie Baldwin
The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.
Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits: 120 sensational sweet & savoury recipes
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 demonstrates how fruit can be at the centre of your dining experience. Chapters cover Citrus, Berries & Soft Fruit, Stone Fruit, Tropical Fruit and Orchard Fruits, and the recipes include such delicious dishes as Bulgar 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 pastries, creams, dressings and syrups.
By Zoé de Las Cases
Capture the beauty of colourful kimonos, the intricate designs of fans, the peace of an ancient temple and enjoy the uniquely elegant Japanese way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
By Zoé de Las Cases
Wander through picturesque streets, visit quirky shops and cafes, and enjoy a uniquely French way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
These recipes are cooked in an electric slow cooker, and include soups, stews, casseroles, curries, pot roasts and even a few desserts. All the dishes benefit from long, slow cooking and, because of that, most of them use inexpensive ingredients - cheaper cuts of meat, for example, are delicious when cooked at a low temperature for a long time; they emerge succulent and so tender they can be cut with a fork. Most come with suggestions for accompaniments, but there are also recipes for couscous, roasted potatoes, polenta, pilaf, mash and more, to help you out.