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Nicola Graimes is an award-winning cookery writer and former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine. She has written more than 20 books, including The Top 100 Recipes for a Healthy Lunchbox, The Big Book of Wok and The Big Book of Low-Carb Recipes for DBP.
When the sun shines, it's hard to think of anything better than a barbecue with friends and great food, so fire up the barbie and enjoy some Turkey and Bacon Burgers, Beef Tataki or Lime and Coriander Salmon Skewers. Or, for a family picnic, why not pack up the Giant 'Sausage Roll' or Picnic Loaf and head off to your favourite spot? Get Set for Summer has ideas for all occasions, with recipes for everyday, for weekends, for enjoying good food with friends and for al fresco eating. For super snacks, reach for the Honey Dried Apples or Cool Dogs. At lunchtime, the Beef Wrap with Horseradish Cream or Chinese Noodle Soup will hit the spot; and for an ideal meal without meat try the Linguine with Broad Beans and Rocket or the Lemongrass and Ginger Tofu Fritters. After work, when everyone's hungry, the quick Sausage Pizza or simple Weekday Chicken and 'Chips' are just the thing.
Forget shopping at discount supermarkets, buying inferior products or cutting back on food. Nicola Graimes, the award-winning vegetarian author, has written a truly inventive and savvy book showing how adopting a vegetarian diet can significantly cut the cost of your shopping. With an emphasis on delicious global food, Veggienomics shows how to seek out the best-value vegetarian meals, focusing on in-season ingredients, foraging, growing your own, buying in bulk, and making full use of leftovers. Pick up beetroot from a market stall, for example, or from your veg patch, and find brilliant tips and recipes for delicious meals to enjoy with friends and family, or hoard in your cupboard, fridge or freezer. (Every edible bit will be made use of, even the stalks and leaves.) Try foraging for the ingredients for the Wild Garlic and Mushroom Udon Pot, making the most of seasonal fare with Winter Root, Cheddar & Cider Pie, or even buying in bulk for the Chipotle Cakes with Chilli & Lime Yogurt. Complete with brilliant tips and nuggets of information, all the recipes are modern, international and truly mouth-watering.
Since The Part-Time Vegetarian was published in 2015 the food landscape has changed. Proving itself more than a passing fad, the term flexitarian was added to the OED in 2015 and this way of eatinghas been highlighted by nutritionists and environmentalists as a necessity for the long-term health of both ourselves and our planet. Beyond eating less meat and more veg, awareness of the importance of eating sustainable, seasonal food is also on the increase. The moment a plant is harvested its nutrients start to deplete, so the sooner it is on the plate, the tastier and more nutritious it is.The Part-Time Vegetarian's Year includes over 100 flexible recipes ordered by season, making it easy to work with the calendar to produce delicious food all year round. In spring, feast on a Rejuvenating Coconut and Spinach Broth or Spring Vegetable Fritto Misto. Summer brings a refreshing Watermelon, Pitta and Goat's Cheese Salad or Avocado, Pea and Mint Pasta. In autumn, cuddle up with a warming Baked Cauliflower Cheese Risotto or Smoky Aubergine Chilli. Finally, winter gives us comforting Winter Green Noodles and Celeriac, Ginger and Sesame Bhajis. From summer barbecues to festive feasts, each chapter also contains at least one full feature menu for easy entertaining. All of the recipes are vegetarian, but most feature a Part-Time Variation, showing you how to include an element of meat or fish, or even how to make the dish fully vegan, if you would like.This is the perfect book to support your food journey whether you are fully vegetarian, just dipping a toe in the water, or someone looking to cut down on their meat intake a few days a week.
Fresh, healthy and delicious - 75 recipes will inspire you to nourish your body from the inside out with every delicious forkful. Take inspiration from countries all around the globe and whip up hearty salads that are nutritious and full of flavour. From Mediterranean recipes to Asian-inspired classics, salads have never been as popular. This vibrant book showcases beautifully balanced salads, with chapters covering Meat and Poultry, Fish and Shellfish, Dairy, Grains, Beans and Pulses, and Simply Fruits and Vegetables. Salads are ideal for light meals, and there are plenty of ideas here that can be made in advance and transported to the office or school. The book also contains midweek ideas that will please the whole family, as well as some impressive dishes that wouldn't be out of place at a dinner party. Sprouted seeds and micro greens are becoming increasingly popular, and are now readily available to buy, but Nicola goes the extra mile by showing you how to sprout seeds at home, so you will always have some on hand to throw into a speedy dish. With more and more people aspiring to eat healthier diets, and with such a large variety of fresh and interesting ingredients now readily available, there has never been a better time to experiment and discover some new favourites.
This superb book is a comprehensive collection of wholefood vegetarian recipes. It features more than 300 classic and original dishes, from hearty soups and nutritious weekday meals to a tempting selection of ideas for special occasions. The book explains how organic and wholefood products provide the necessary vitamins, carbohydrates and protein you need to maintain a balanced diet, and features a guide to the different food groups and their health benefits. Whether you are a dedicated vegetarian or simply want to live a healthier lifestyle and cut down on the amount of meat and fish in your diet, this book provides all the information and recipes you will need.
Easy-to-make, nutrient-rich and wholesome, this book is packed with 65 recipes for energy balls, bars and bites. The hottest snack of the moment, these convenient, portable creations have been devised to provide a boost of energy at much-needed times of the day and to suit different dietary requirements. There are recipes suited to pre- and post-workouts, ideas for morning re-fuelling snacks and lunchboxes, plus creations to lift flagging energy levels during an afternoon lull and after school - there are even after-dinner treats. The book includes recipes to repair tired muscles after a bout of exercise with protein-rich balls or there are bites based on slow-release, unrefined carbs that will provide long-term energy. Opening with information on Energy Boosters nutritional health writer Nicola Graimes focuses on key, energy-supporting ingredients, including nuts, seeds, protein and superfood powders, unrefined slow-release carbs, fruits and vegetables. Alongside a brief explanation of each ingredient, there are details on key nutrients. The book is divided into the following chapters: Raw Energy Balls and Bars, Cooked Energy Balls and Bars, Savoury Energy Balls and Bars, Superfood Bites and, finally, Superfood Treats. All the recipes are dairy- and gluten-free and vegetarian, and many are vegan. Each recipe is easy-to-make, nutrient-rich and prepared with wholesome ingredients.
A collection of over 100 powerhouse recipes for fresh juices and smoothies, blended from fruit and vegetables and packed with added super-nutrients. Whether you're looking for a punchy pick-me-up, an effective detoxifier or an anti-aging rejuvenator, Superfood Juices & Smoothies shows how to make flavour-packed drinks with unbeatable therapeutic properties. Along with the nutrients gleaned from 'superfood' fresh fruit and vegetables, these great-tasting glassfuls contain the added benefit of active super-nutrients such as spirulina, wheatgrass, maca, baobab, acai berries, chia seeds and raw cacao among others. The first chapter, Detoxifiers, includes delicious recipes such as the Minty Fresh, designed to flush out the digestive system and encourage the elimination of toxins, and the Clear Mind packed with blueberries to boost concentration and memory. Energy-Enhancers features uplifting drinks such as the Super Boost, Rocket Fuel and Raspberry and Goji Restorer. If you're feeling under the weather, try a warm, spicy and restorative Cold Comfort from the collection of Pick-me-ups. Alongside over 100 recipes there are also tips for getting the most from your fresh produce. For those who want to start from scratch, there are also recipes for making your own yogurt and dairy-free nut milks, as well as sprouting seeds and beans at home so you can be confident that your drink is 100% home-produced as well as tasting delicious!
Over 60 recipes for delicious, home-cooked, nourishing meals from your electric slow cooker. For anyone who loves good food but has little time to spend cooking, an electric slow cooker can fit perfectly into a busy lifestyle. They can be used day or night, and you don't have to stay at home to keep an eye on your cooking while you produce hearty, healthy food for all the family. The recipes in this book mainly use sustaining grains, beans and pulses, along with 'superfood' vegetable ingredients and lean high protein foods, including fish, poultry and meat. The addition of fresh herbs and super spices such as turmeric and ginger adds flavour as well as packing an extra nutritional punch. Ideas for Breakfast & Brunch include Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Hash with Pumpkin Seeds; Best Baked Beans; Spiced Fruit Compote with Chia; and Apple Pie Porridge with Blueberries and Toasted Almonds. Light Bites & Lunches to share include Mung Bean Hummus; Supergreen Soup; Beetroot Falafel; Steamed Savoury Chickpea Cake with a Spinach Raita; and Mackerel with Lime & Mango Salsa. Deliciously sustaining recipes for Weekdays include Jamaican Black Bean Pepper Pot; Yellow Split Pea & Coconut Curry; Poached Fish in Dashi Broth with Kombu & Edamame; Chicken & Chipotle Barley Bowl; and Asian Beef Broth with Orange & Star Anise. At the Weekends feast on comforting Winter Chestnut & Puy Lentil Stew; Bonfire Adzuki Bean Chilli; and Five-spice Pulled Pork with Asian Slaw or choose a lighter option such as the Sri-Lankan Fish Curry; Chicken, Faro & Porcini Pilaf; or a Moroccan Harissa-spiced Lamb Salad.Discover the convenience and versatility of your slow cooker with these inspired and nourishing recipes.
Whether you want to whip up a light meal in minutes or create a show-stopping feast, you'll find new inspiration with I Love My Wok. More than 100 delicious, nutritious recipes, from starters and snacks to the main event, bursting with flavour and aromas that will awaken your senses. From steaming to stir-frying, deep-frying to braising, and even smoking, discover how a wok means you can do it all with one pan. Have the confidence to try out dishes from all over the world, including Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese classics. Deliciously tender meat and fish; crunchy vegetables; strong, vibrant flavours: this is wok cooking at its best.
The high protein content and versatile nature of beans and pulses have made them a staple ingredient of many cuisines. This book contains over 185 dishes that are both health-enhancing and tasty. A comprehensive introduction describes different beans and pulses, their taste and texture, and lists their health benefits. Quick ideas show ways of adding them to the diet, either as a main ingredient, or as a delicious accompaniment. The recipes include classics such as Hummus, Bean Ribollita, Cassoulet, and Slow-cooked Boston Baked Beans. With beautiful pictures of every recipe, you are sure to achieve appetizing results every time.
This title includes 100 healthy recipes shown in more than 300 photographs. It features a fantastic range of vegetarian dishes suitable for all occasions, from breakfasts and brunches to main courses, tarts, pizzas and salads, as well as desserts, cakes and breads. Accessible advice on how to achieve the best balance of vegetarian foods, with full nutritional notes for every recipe. Every taste is catered for in tempting recipes such as oaty pancakes with caramel bananas and pecans, roasted root vegetable soup, Thai vegetable curry and lemon grass rice, caramelized onion tart, and apricot panettone bread and butter pudding. It includes all the essential information on wholefoods, featuring fruit and vegetables; beans, peas and lentils; grains and seeds; dairy foods and alternatives; and store-cupboard ingredients. Healthy eating has never been more popular and it has been proven in many recent studies that there are positive benefits from eating the right balance of natural foods - ingredients that are the foundation of a vegetarian wholefood diet. The collection presented here features 100 enticing and highly nutritious vegetarian dishes for every occasion, including roasted root vegetable soup, tomato and lentil dhal with toasted almonds, and baked ricotta cakes with red sauce. A fascinating visual guide follows with information on all kinds of natural wholefood, from fruit and vegetables to grains, nuts and seeds, and from dairy products and tofu to herbs and store-cupboard basics. The book is perfect for finding out about foods to help you live, look and feel better, and how to create dishes that are good to eat.
This cookbook is essential reading for anyone who is thinking about giving their body a break from the toxic stresses of modern life. The comprehensive introduction explains how to boost the body's efficiency and help it get rid of toxins by eating key cleansing foods. There are four different detox diet plans to choose from and suggestions on exercises to do while following the plans, as well as ways of keeping toxins in the home to a minimum. The plans are followed by advice on how to help maintain the benefits gained from a detox diet. Offering a wealth of inspiration and advice, this essential cookbook includes over 50 easy-to-prepare detox recipes. From fresh juices, soups and salads, to main meals and desserts, these delicious recipes make the decision to detox even more appealing.
Over 100 recipes for exciting meals packed with fresh fruit and veggies Each recipe has a Hero Food feature, explaining why those ingredients are great for your childKids Cook spreads to encourage children to get involved with the cookingFamily favourites feature alongside exciting new ideasRecipes for breakfasts, lunch boxes, after school snacks, quick weekday meals, relaxed weekend meals and yummy sweet treatsPacked with over 100 quick, easy and fresh recipes that are nutritious and use vegetables in interesting and inspiring ways, this bright and fun book is set to lure even the most reticent of eaters. From vegetarian versions of family favourites - such as sausages and mash, chilli and rice or spaghetti Bolognese - to exciting new ideas like deliciously cheesy broccoli bites, there are ideas for every type of meal including energy-boosting breakfasts, super snacks and packed lunches. And as kids are much more likely to be interested in eating food they have made themselves, there are Kids Cook recipes children can make themselves to encourage them to get involved in the kitchen.
The popularity of the part-time vegetarian (flexitarian) diet - one that is largely vegetarian but occasionally includes poultry, meat and seafood - is growing. As meat and fish become more and more expensive and the health benefits of a vegetarian diet are well documented, The Part-Time Vegetarian taps into a growing trend of flexitarian eating. Rather than meat or fish taking centre stage, the recipes in this book showcase the often under-used vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, eggs and dairy foods - and show just how delicious and varied this way of eating can be. Organised by meal type, the book features chapters on Breakfasts & Brunches, Light Meals, Weekday Dinners, Weekend Cooking and Food for Sharing. The recipes are all vegetarian, but the majority include a Part-Time Variation, showing you how to include meat or fish if you feel like it. It's the perfect book for the casual vegetarian looking for a nutritious and environmentally intelligent way to eat, those who want to cater for a vegetarian, or the committed vegetarian who wants to try new recipes. The Part-Time Vegetarian makes vegetarian eating doable.
Whether for personal, practical or planetary reasons, more and more people are adopting a flexitarian diet that has less meat and fish, and is mostly vegetarian. In The Part-Time Vegetarian Nicola Graimes presents a collection of fresh new recipes, all vegetarian, but many with a Part-Time Option showing how to include meat or fish if you want. She explores a world of vegetarian flavours that will turn your expectations of meat-free eating around.Try Smoked Cheese Potato Cakes with Crispy Kale for the ultimate comfort food supper, or go for the variation of Salmon Potato Cakes as an indulgent weekend brunch. Or make the flavour-packed options of Lebanese Labneh Balls or Spiced Lamb Meatballs when entertaining vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests. This is a creative guide to a delicious way of eating.
Homemade green drinks win health points over packaged fruit juice and smoothies on several counts. They are unpasteurised and contain much less sugar than their fruity counterparts and there is a range of nutrients present in those dark green vegetables, the ones we know we should eat more of - kale is packed with beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin C and vitamin K. The delicious fruit and vegetable recipes here are not only good for you but delicious too and surprisingly filling, helping you maintain a healthy weight. Ingredients such as spinach, broccoli, fennel, cucumber, celery, parsley and kale are all featured and combined with other fruits and vegetables to create balanced and tasty drinks to enjoy at any time of the day. Along with the nutrients gleaned from the fresh produce, green super-nutrients such as spirulina, wheatgrass, hemp, chorella, aloe vera, barleygrass and powdered greens add a further nutritional boost. Try a Virgin Apple Mojito, Super Detox, Apple Zinger, Green Giant, Green Shot, Spring Clean, Green Day, Popeye Special, Avocado Smoopie, Green for Go, Cucumber Cooler, Cabbage Love and Green Goddess. Get ready to go green!
Most of us eat too much sugar, which can have serious repercussions on our health and well-being. It is widely accepted that a diet too high in sugar can cause mood swings, fatigue, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even premature ageing. But eating low-sugar foods doesn't have to mean being condemned to a dull diet, as the wonderful range of recipes in this book demonstrates. The good news is that there are numerous naturally sweet foods and flavourings that can be substituted so that there's no need to resort to artificial sweeteners with their reported adverse health effects. Here, Nicola Graimes presents more than 100 easy-to-follow meals and snacks, inspired by recipes from around the world. Chapters are divided into Breakfasts, Brunches, Light Meals, Snacks, Dinners, Desserts, and Cakes, Bakes, Breads. You'll find delicious family favourites ranging from curries, stews, stir-fries and salads to sponge puddings, muffins and cheesecakes. Savoury foods can also be surprisingly high in added sugar, particularly canned foods and sauces, and you'll find specially adapted dishes for healthier, low-sugar alternatives. All the recipes have been carefully created to be suitable for diabetics to meet their dietary requirements. This means that they are also low in salt and saturated fat and high in unrefined carbohydrates and fibre - not forgetting packed with bountiful amounts of fresh produce. Clear at-a-glance symbols highlighting nutritional benefits provide an additional valuable feature.
This title features over 100 recipes for every occasion, photographed step by step to guarantee perfect results every time. There are over 100 appetizing vegetarian recipes, from breakfasts and brunches to main meals, side dishes and salads, as well as desserts, bakes and breads. It includes down-to-earth nutritional advice about what to eat and how to achieve the correct balance of foods. It features a directory of ingredients, from herbs, fruit and vegetables to sprouted seeds, grains and cereals. Each dish has clear, step-by-step instructions and useful information on health benefits. It is an authoritative guide with plenty of practical advice. Numerous studies have revealed the health benefits of eating the right balance of natural foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans. This book is a guide to these ingredients and includes over 100 vegetarian recipes. The first section describes the main wholefoods with essential facts about how each food boosts health, and its nutritional value. You can find out which foods help to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and lower your cancer risk. The second section contains a fabulous collection of recipes to try. This book is ideal if you wish to understand more about natural foods and will inspire every health-conscious cook.