Heather Thomas - Author

About the Author

Heather Thomas is a cookery writer, editor and the author of several best-selling cookery, healthy eating, slimming and fitness books. A contributor to magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, she has lived in the United States as well as Europe and has travelled extensively, eating her way around the world. She now lives in London.

Featured books by Heather Thomas

The Avocado Cookbook

The Avocado Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Avocados. Delicious, versatile, and good for you! This humble green fruit adds velvety texture and creamy nutty flavours to every dish, turning any meal into something really special. Packed with Protein and vitamins - good nutrition has never been so neatly packaged.

Other books by Heather Thomas

The Nut Butter Cookbook

The Nut Butter Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Over 60 naturally nutty recipes! There's so much more to nut butter than peanuts, and this brilliant book is packed with creative recipe ideas to deliver your daily nut butter hit! From brunch to lunch, snacks and light meals, to suppers, desserts and baking, you'll need to keep your nut butter shelf well-stocked, or try your hand at whizzing up your own varieties! Try our crunchy cashew cinnamon oatmeal or peanut butter pancakes; give our almond butter avocado pesto or stir-fry satay sauce a go; and indulge in salted caramel and almond butter cookies or perfect peanut butter chocolate muffins.

Eat to Sleep 80 Nourishing Recipes to Help You Sleep Well Every Night

Eat to Sleep 80 Nourishing Recipes to Help You Sleep Well Every Night

Author: Heather Thomas, Alina Tierney Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

If you sometimes struggle to get a good night's sleep, what you eat can make all the difference ... A restful night can restore our bodies, recharge our minds and balance our moods, but sleep is easily affected by our daytime routines - including what we eat and when we eat it. In Eat to Sleep, health and cookery writer Heather Thomas and nutritionist Alina Tierney share 80 delicious evening recipes, perfectly balanced for a healthy night's sleep, as well as simple advice and tips on foods to enjoy and those to avoid. Steering clear of caffeine and sugar is only part of the story. We need to be eating the right foods to keep our sleep hormones in check and to calm our bodies and minds. Nourishing and full of flavour, these tempting recipes include easy light suppers using supermarket ingredients, like Warm Roasted Kale, Pear and Sweet Potato Salad, as well as comforting filling meals and healthy treats and bakes. Try the soothing drinks, like homemade Hot Chocolate with Honey, for a moment of calm before bedtime. Eat to Sleep has all the essential ingredients for a peaceful night, so you can feel strong and energised every day. Sleep better so you can live better.

The Halloumi Cookbook

The Halloumi Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2018

Over 60 delicious recipes inspired by everyone's favourite cheese. Satisfyingly squeaky and deliciously moreish, halloumi is here to make every meal amazing. Grilled, barbequed, fried, baked, roasted, the possibilities are endless. Be everyone's favourite host and serve up halloumi fries with sticky chilli or creamy yoghurt dipping sauce; whip up a fresh and filling weeknight salad or a comforting halloumi and sweet potato burger; take time over brunch with a decadent halloumi, harissa and honey toastie; and even master baked goods such as loaded halloumi flatbreads or herby halloumi scones.

The Aubergine Cookbook

The Aubergine Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Feed your aubergine obsession! Discover surprising new ways to cook, serve and eat this king of veg. No longer the 'poor man's meat', aubergine can be transformed into impressive dishes with these 60 brand new recipes ranging from Aubergine Fritters with Honey and Goats Cheese, to Sicilian Aubergine Pizza, Persian Stuffed Aubergine, and even Aubergine Chocolate Cake. Whip up exotic yet simple mid-week suppers, impress friends and feed a crowd, and even convert aubergine haters with these creative and delicious recipes, packed with flavour.

The Hot Sauce Cookbook

The Hot Sauce Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Addicted, obsessed, devoted. No meal is safe from a hot sauce addict. They've got it everywhere, in their fridge, in their pantry, even in their bag, swag! These 60 recipes are sure to satiate cravings at every mealtime. No longer relegated to the side of the plate, hot sauce is now the star of the show! So, dive into this cookbook for fantastically fiery dishes including Chilli-fried eggs, Hot Sauce Buffalo Wings, Sriracha Buttered Shrimp, Harissa Chicken Shawarma Wraps, Crunchy Thai Salad, and even sweet treats such as Chilli Chocolate Brownies and Mexican Hot Chocolate for die-hard hot sauce addicts.

Diet Cheats Cookbook Cook smart, satisfy cravings, and lose weight forever!

Diet Cheats Cookbook Cook smart, satisfy cravings, and lose weight forever!

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Cheat your way to weight loss with this brilliant book. With 100 easy recipes, including Diet Cheat versions of your favourite dishes - from Caesar Salad to Pizza - this is the perfect cookbook for both those who want to lose weight and keep the weight off. You will find you have more choice than you ever thought possible! The key to losing weight effectively is a long-term eating plan that's simple to follow. This book supplies it. Full of healthy swaps, smart choices and easy tweaks, along with quick and easy recipes that enable you to eat delicious food and good-sized portions that leave you feeling fuller for longer. From the handy colour-coded food lists at the beginning of the book, choose freely from tasty and healthy 'green' foods; 'Amber' foods are for eating in moderation - higher in fat and calories but still nutritious; and 'red' foods are to be regarded with caution - they are treats only. As well as the delicious recipes, these lists give you the knowledge and confidence to plan meals and eat the foods you love whilst keeping the weight off. This is the ultimate diet book that lets you cut corners and treat yourself while losing weight!

The Ultimate FODMAP Cookbook 150 deliciously easy recipes to soothe your gut and nourish your body

The Ultimate FODMAP Cookbook 150 deliciously easy recipes to soothe your gut and nourish your body

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Healthy gut, happy body. Wondering what all the FODMAP fuss is about? If you suffer from digestive issues like IBS and Crohn's disease, chances are not many types of food will agree with you and you might feel like your recipe options are limited. Now, thanks to The Ultimate FODMAP Cookbook, you no longer have to miss out on delicious food. FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates found in many foods that can cause digestive issues. The recipes in The Ultimate FODMAP Cookbook are based on extensive research carried out at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. All dishes follow the low FODMAP diet and eliminate the foods likely to leave you with an upset stomach, with long term gut health as the ultimate goal. With 150 recipes from breakfast to dinner and everything in between, you are certain to find something that hits the spot. Whatever cuisine you enjoy - British, Mediterranean, Mexican, Thai, Japanese or Middle Eastern - you'll find innovative, healthy and delicious recipes in The Ultimate FODMAP Cookbook that will leave you feeling light and bright.

The Sweet Potato Cookbook

The Sweet Potato Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Loved all over in the form of sweet potato fries, roasted whole with yummy toppings, and even baked in brownies, this cheap, nutritious and accessible root veg adds a nutty sweetness to any recipe - perfect for a comforting side dish but also amazing as the star of the show, and this cookbook puts sweet potato in the spotlight! From Sweet potato pancakes and Savoury sweet potato and parmesan muffins, to Spiralized sweet potato pasta, Sweet potato enchiladas, and even Sweet potato and hazelnut brownies, you'll find tasty and creative brunches, lunches, salads, suppers and desserts to suit all tastes. As well as tasting delicious, sweet potatoes are a powerful package of protein, fibre and vitamins. So make sure you indulge in some guilt-free carb cooking, and discover the potential of this versatile veg with The Sweet Potato Cookbook - the perfect way to sweeten your day.

The Chickpea Cookbook

The Chickpea Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2017

It's official: chickpeas are 'the new kale'! So, if you're hungry for some hummus, fancy a little falafel, or are keen to craft the perfect chickpea curry, this recipe book is filled to the brim with delicious and inventive ways to incorporate the humble chickpea into your everyday cooking. Chickpeas are packed with protein, full of fibre and, with a low GI, they are great for slow-release energy to combat that post-lunch slump. Not to mention how they perfectly compliment an array of other healthy superfoods including quinoa, avocado and sweet potato. Also, it's a delicious gluten-free alternative for mouth-watering bakes. With so many benefits, make sure this wonderful food finds its way into your cooking, with this delightful Chickpea Cookbook. Spicy or mild, baked or grilled, veggie, vegan or meaty, there's something for everyone in this book. From Tomato and Feta Falafel Burgers and Smashed Chickpea Quesadillas; to Chilli Chickpea Fritters, Caribbean Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry and even a mouth-watering Chocolate and Chickpea Squidgy Fudge Cake.

The Avocado Cookbook

The Avocado Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Avocados. Delicious, versatile, and good for you! This humble green fruit adds velvety texture and creamy nutty flavours to every dish, turning any meal into something really special. Packed with Protein and vitamins - good nutrition has never been so neatly packaged.

Occupation-Based Activity Analysis

Occupation-Based Activity Analysis

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2015

Occupational therapists use occupations and activities as not just a goal, but also as a treatment medium, therefore, they must understand both the uniqueness of a client's occupations and how an activity can be used therapeutically. To analyze the complexity of an occupation takes much more depth of understanding of the person engaging in it, his or her environment, and the uniqueness of the occupation a person has chosen. The new Second Edition of Occupation-Based Activity Analysis continues the tradition of teaching students and clinicians the process of conducting activity analyses and occupation-based activity analyses. Dr. Heather Thomas has updated Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition to reflect the significant changes made to the activity analysis process and terminology in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition. As in an activity analysis, occupation-based activity analysis looks at what is required for full participation, yet goes beyond analyzing the activity; it looks at what it means for the person engaging in it and how and where it is performed by that person. Inside Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition, each chapter is dedicated to a component of the activity analysis process and corresponding section of the Framework. Chapters have been restructured based on a greater emphasis on occupation-based activity analysis. From start to finish, readers are guided through identifying the occupation, sequence and timing, objects and properties, space and social demands, body functions, and structures and performance skills required. New in the Second Edition: Chapters throughout the text have been updated to reflect the changes in the Framework A new chapter to reflect the new addition to the Activity Demands section of the Framework Changes in terminology and definitions in the areas of occupation, performance skills, and body functions Additional activities provided at the end of each chapter Appendices and forms have been updated to reflect the changes in the Framework Images have been updated with greater clarity and resolution Updated and new instructor materials for faculty to use in the classroom Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom. As a foundational skill, activity analysis and occupation-based activity analysis is utilized throughout students' careers and into their lives as practitioners, making Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition the perfect textbook for the occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant student, faculty, or clinician.

1001 Recipes You Always Wanted to Cook

1001 Recipes You Always Wanted to Cook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Clear your shelves and kick-start your kitchen with the only cookbook you'll ever need. Whether you're looking to rustle up something simple from the store cupboard or want to spoil your friends with a show-stopping feast, this book has the perfect recipe for every occasion. Tuck in to an amazing array of snacks, light meals, soups, speedy suppers, one-pot wonders, family classics, party food, al fresco eats and baked treats. Discover ideas for eating lite complete with full nutritional breakdowns, as well as lifesaving freezer recipes and easy peasy gluten-free meals. You'll also find the ultimate top 10 recipes for everything from cocktails to crushes and salsas to sauces. Complete with classic dishes and fresh ideas for modern flavours, plus mouth-watering colour photographs, this book is the ultimate kitchen essential for beginners and experienced cooks alike.

A Journey Through Time in Verse and Rhyme

A Journey Through Time in Verse and Rhyme

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/1998

An invaluable collection of poetry for use by teachers at every stage of school life from primary to mid-teens. The poems are arranged by age of the child from six to fourteen, and provide support for the subject matter of lessons from botany and physics to history and astronomy. They encompass a wide variety of moods from gratitude and wonder at the natural world to the courage and heroism of individuals pitted agains the odds, and range from ancient Egypt to modern times. Works by well-known poets -- Shakespeare, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning -- are found together with the refreshingly unfamilar. Sections on alliterative verse, riddles, tongue-twisters, action verses and the seasons of the year provide a stimulus for practical activities in the classroom. Also included are meditative verses for teachers to help them deepen their understanding of the children in their care. A resource book to treasure, it will awaken a love of poetry in both young and old.

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