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The Good Housekeeping Institute was created in 1924 to provide readers of Good Housekeeping magazine with expert consumer advice and delicious easy-to-follow recipes. These ideals still hold true today.
A good basic cookbook for dieters wanting to keep a rigorous check on their calorie intake, it includes a full range of recipes for sweet and savoury dishes allowing you to construct meals that satisfy but that come within 300,400 and 500 calorie limit diets. Like for Like Reading Pocket Calorie Counter: The Little Book that Measures and Counts Your Portions Too, Carolyn Humphries Good Food: Low-Calorie Recipes, Sarah Cook
Each Good Housekeeping recipe - triple-tested for perfect results - is guaranteed to stand the test of your occasion, be it a Friday night in or a spontaneous feast with friends. Packed with good old favourites, tasty new ideas, save money, time and effort tips, up-to-date nutritional breakdown including protein and fibre, and savvy advice throughout, it couldn't be easier to make your favourite takeaway food in the comfort of your kitchen, at a fraction of the cost. Other titles in the Good Housekeeping series include Super Soups, Skinny Suppers, Wonderful One-Pots, Cupcake O'Clock, Meals for Me and You, Easy Peasy Meals, Al Fresco Eats, Let's Do Brunch, Cheap Eats, Gluten-free and Easy, Low Fat Low Cal, Salad Days, Posh Nosh, Party Food, Flash in the Pan, Roast It, Great Veg and Slow Stoppers.
January 2014 Food & Drink Book of the Month. Part of a new Good Housekeeping series of paperback cookbooks which are amazingly good value. As it says in the title - recipes for 300 calories or under. These very low calorie recipes, perfect for a fast supper and ideally suited to 5:2 and Fast-Day diets. Like for Like Reading The Recipe for Life: Healthy Eating for Real People, Sally Bee Cook Yourself Thin: The Delicious Way to Drop a Dress Size, Harry Eastwood, Gizzi Erskine, Sal Henley, Sophie Michell
This diet guide is very good on things like portion control and guiding readers to lower calorie alternatives to their normal shop, indeed I found the advice to be of a good standard and as it’s Good Housekeeping, the selection of recipes are good too. This sensible diet guide will be of benefit even if you need to drop down more than one dress size, its guidance will help refashion dietary and shopping habits for anyone with surplus weight. Like for Like ReadingThe Ultimate GI Jeans Diet, Rosemary ConleyDrop a Dress Size in Two Weeks Flat!, Joanna Hall
And not just calories, this handy pocket sized volume also includes information on fat, saturated fat, carbs, protein and fibre. Using an average portion size as the base guide it includes both branded and non-branded products so you can look up something like butter find the details for standard butter and also spreads such as Flora and spreadable butters. There’s a useful section on vegetarian products and also guidance on takeaways. Like for Like ReadingGem Calorie Counter Pocket Calorie Counter: The Little Book that Measures & Counts your Portions Too, Carolyn Humphries
If you’ve never cooked anything before in your life then this might be intimidating. It isn’t themed so you can’t start at page one and the boiled egg stage, you need first to find your recipes, which are not graded in terms of difficulty. However once you’ve found your recipe there are references back to any specific technique – stock or sauce making for example. This is where the book excels; the techniques are, as promised, step-by-step and very thorough including some of my own bête noirs such as boning fish. It is actually quite inspiring in this regard, and once you immerse yourself in the book, it’s easy to navigate, read up on the tips, the does and don’ts and ideas for variations. I’d conclude that it’s an excellent all-rounder, great for teaching yourself new and relearning forgotten techniques but not one for the tentative beginner. A new updated edition from the original 2007 book.Like for Like ReadingDelia’s Complete Cookery Course, Delia SmithDarina Allen’s Balymaloe Cookery Course, Darin Allen
Even if you’ve never picked up an egg whisk before, this baking guide promises to carry you from complete novice to experienced Baker. There’s information on ingredients and equipment with tips and techniques. The recipes are step-by-step so you will be helped all the way. A great way to discover the joys of baking and also brush up on your techniques and recipe range.Like for Like ReadingMary Berry’s Ultimate Cake Book, Mary BerryStep-by-Step Baking, Caroline Bretherton
Since its first publication in 1948, the Good Housekeeping Cookery Book has sold over 2 million copies, firmly establishing it as the ultimate cook's bible. This classic compendium has the perfect recipe for every occasion and is an essential reference for every kitchen. Completely revised and updated from an earlier edition the recipes in this new collection have been triple-tested by the world-renowned Good Housekeeping Institute.
For beginners who can’t tell a chilli from a pepper and who’ve never had to shop, budget or tackle a recipe on their own. Aimed at students, it’s ideal, too, for anyone setting up their first home. Novice cooks and anyone looking for fast nourishing nosh that won’t wreck the budget could also give this a go. Well laid out, a good mix of recipes, healthy food winningly presented with some comfort food and indulgencies thrown in. Big enough to give plenty of meal ideas and recipes, it should prove a staple - caring parents would do well to tuck this in their children’s luggage when they leave the nest.Like for Like Reading:Nosh 4 Students: A Fun Student Cookbook, Joy MayCooking in a Bedsitter, Katharine Whitehorn
Far more than just a book of household hints and ideas for quick cleaning, this new Good Housekeeping volume advises on running the home inside and out. Every query I could throw at it was answered - so I give up - this really is a household bible – every home should have one.Like for Like ReadingHome Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping Home, Cheryl Mendelson From Mother to Daughter: Traditional Housekeeping for the Modern Home, Vivienne Bolton The Lovereading view... This indispensable manual is a must-have for every home with hundreds of expert time-and-money-saving ideas and packed with tried and tested answers to every household query. With easy-to-follow, practical illustrations throughout, this book packs a wealth of expertise into one indispensable volume so you can run your home without running out of steam.
Forming the third in the trilogy of comprehensive cookery volumes, this all-new ingredients book from Good Housekeeping is the ultimate kitchen reference. With detailed information on over 1500 ingredients, this comprehensive, illustrated guide provides an explanation on everything and anything you might find in a recipe book or food store. With each ingredient you are given its history, appearance, taste, aroma, texture, culinary uses, buying, storing, preparing and cooking methods. The book is broken into 11 food categories: fruit, vegetables, fish and shellfish, poultry, meat, game, eggs, dairy and cheese, grains, beans and pulses, pasta, noodles and rice, and herbs and spices. Each ingredient has its own entry and there are full colour pictures throughout. Step-by-step photographs help the reader with a particular technique from jointing a chicken to preparing a pineapple. Also included is a classic recipe section. This is the ultimate cookery encyclopedia and no cookery library should be without it.
This is the credit-crunch cookery book. Good Housekeeping have conjured up over 250 recipes costing GBP5 each. The book is broken down into seven chapters: Soups ad Salads, Meat, Fish, Pasta and Rice, Vegetarian, Puddings and Basic Bakes. With an extensive advice section including meal planners and money saving tips, the ideas in this book will help you shop as economically and creatively as possible. You can either take this book in your bag to the supermarket with a fiver in your pocket and buy a meal or plan something with a few added extras from your store cupboard. There are also detailed meal planners and money saving tips. As with all Good Housekeeping recipes nutritional information and extra cooking tips are given.