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Celia Brooks was born in Colorado, USA, and moved to Britain in 1989. She now lives in north London. She discovered a passion for cooking while working as a life model for the artist Christiane Kubrick and subsequently ran a successful vegetarian catering company. As well as writing for magazines such as 'BBC Good Food', she makes regular television appearances on the UK Food channel and gives live demonstrations at numerous cookery schools. She is the author of 'New Vegetarian', 'World Vegetarian Classics', 'Entertaining Vegetarians' and Low-Carb Vegetarian'. She currently hosts gourmet food tours of London and is an avid advocate of the 5:2 Diet.
The 5:2 Diet, also known as The Fast Diet, is gaining momentum worldwide as thousands of people who try it see how effective it is for weight loss and improving their general well-being. Many books about the diet focus on fish and meat and ignore the fact that as a vegetarian you are perfectly placed to follow the diet with amazing low-calorie vegetables. This book makes fast days interesting, fun and painless. Everything here is nutritious and vegetarian, with many vegan-friendly recipes. Most recipes are also gluten-free. The fast-day meal recipes are all super quick (30 minutes or less), accessible, satisfying, and nutrient-rich, yet all under 300 calories. If you're cooking for non-fasters, there are suggestions for multiplying and bulking out the meals for family members. With an introduction to the 5:2 lifestyle, advice on how to stock your kitchen, and easy and delicious fast-day recipes for breakfast, snacks, main meals, flavour bombs, drinks, weekly meal planners, calorie charts and plenty of fasting tips, this is the book to change your life, for good.
SuperVeg celebrates the power and flavour of plants by shining the spotlight on 25 of the most health-giving vegetables on the planet. In this heartfelt homage, vegetable expert Celia Brooks explores the formidable nutritional benefits of each veg, providing a wealth of supporting information including selection, preparation and cooking techniques. Over 100 creative, health-enhancing, everyday vegetarian recipes cover simple flavour pairings through to more substantial offerings, and bring the joy of powerful nutrition, deliciousness and versatility to your home kitchen.
Fully updated for 2014, Low-carb & Gluten-free Vegetarian offers a complete range of easy, satisfying and stylish low-carb recipes designed specifically for vegetarians, with the added benefit that they are all gluten-free as well. With all recipes approved by the well-known nutritionist Fiona Hunter, the book offers a varied and exciting menu, that doesn't limit choice in any way. A complete diet is included, from fortifying breakfasts and satisfying main courses, to light lunches and snacks. There are even chapters on party food and sweet desserts. Low-carb & Gluten-free Vegetarian is the ideal companion for those who are trying to lose weight and also those who simply want to follow a long-term weight-maintenance lifestyle. Note: this is an updated version of Low-Carb Vegetarian, originally published in 2004.