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Pinch of Nom Comfort Food

Pinch of Nom Comfort Food

Author: Kay Featherstone, Kate Allinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2021

More than 100 hearty, easy and slimming recipes from Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, authors of the bestselling Pinch of Nom series. From satisfying savoury dishes to indulgent desserts, Pinch of Nom Comfort Food is packed with slimming-friendly, delicious dishes that will keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy. From lazy weekend breakfasts to filling mains and warming puddings, this book is brimming with tasty meals that are easy to make. Many of the dishes have alternative cooking methods, so you can choose whether to cook in the oven, slow cooker or pressure cooker, depending on your schedule. From Katsu Chicken Bites, Steak and Chips Pie and Cheesy Aubergine Bake to Slow Cooker Stroganoff, Halloumi Couscous Burgers and Millionaire Shortbread, you'll be spoilt for choice on what to cook first. Feeling adventurous? Try Danger Dogs! Need a sweet and fruity fix? Cherry Pie ticks all the boxes. Featuring Pinch of Nom's trademark big flavours, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients to create dishes that everyone will love - whether they're watching their waistline or not.

Together

Together

Author: Jamie Oliver Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Dedicated to the NHS and key workers for looking after us and keeping the nation going, enabling us to get back together, Oliver’s latest book and the 25th in his collection  is a triumph of togetherness. Being together is precious and after all of our recent time apart, this book is a celebration of that and the joy of good food. Every chapter starts with a little menu card for each meal, for easy sharing with your diners. This is a stress-free step-by-step guide to entertaining, no matter what the occasion. From a laid back feast to a sunny gathering, cosy indulgence or celebration roast, this book has it all. And my favourite bit is the recipe methods which help you get super organised the day before your event, thus maximising your precious time with your guests. Every single recipe has a glorious full colour photograph and Oliver’s nutrition team has been busy with a whole nutrition section which features easy-to-read nutrition information on every dish. Mouth watering, I’m already popping get-togethers in the diary so I can test these recipes out. And recreate some of the stunning table settings and beautiful images peppering the book. And let’s not forget the cocktail section to help you enrich any gathering you throw. Coffee negroni, yum. Jammy margarita, yes please. I’m off to test a few out…

Joe's Family Food

Joe's Family Food

Author: Joe Wicks Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time together with 100 brand new family-friendly recipes from Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, the nation's favourite PE teacher and record-breaking bestselling author. With 100 healthy, tasty, simple recipes to feed the whole family, this book is sure to provide new favourite go-to meals for speedy suppers, celebrations and everything in between. As the proud dad of two kids, Joe understands the realities of life as a busy parent. Sometimes you're short of time, and it's hard to come up with a balanced meal when you have a thousand things to think about! This book does the hard work for you, so cooking and sharing nutritious food can become a social, fun activity for your family. Each recipe is specially designed to please every family member, leaving you all feeling healthy, happy and satisfied. Including: Mexican chicken burgers with avocado smash and sweetcorn salsa Peanut butter popcorn Frying-pan pizzas with little trees and fennel sausage Cheesy orzo-stuffed tomatoes Broccoli and pancetta carbonara Filled with swaps to cater to all tastes and ideas for involving the kids when you're cooking, this flexible cookbook will soon become your family favourite. The man who kept the nation moving during lockdown, Joe has sold more than three million books in the UK alone. He has more than four million followers on social media, where fans share their personal journeys towards a happier, healthier lifestyle. All of his books have been non-fiction number one bestsellers.

One: Pot, Pan, Planet

One: Pot, Pan, Planet

Author: Anna Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Sunday Times bestseller Award-winning cook Anna Jones blazes the trail again for how we all want to cook now: quick, sustainably and stylishly. In this exciting new collection of over 200 simple recipes, Anna Jones limits the pans and simplifies the ingredients for all-in-one dinners that keep things fast and easy. These super varied every night recipes celebrate vegetables and deliver knock-out flavour but without taking time and energy. There are one-tray dinners, like a baked dahl with tamarind-glazed sweet potato, quick dishes like tahini broccoli on toast, one-pot soups and stews like Persian noodle as well as one-pan fritters and pancakes such as golden rosti with ancho chilli chutney. Onebrings together a way of eating that is mindful of the planet. Anna gives you practical advice and shows how every small change in planning, shopping and reducing waste will make a difference. There are also 100 recipes for using up any amount of your most-eaten veg and ideas to help you use the foods that most often end up being thrown away. This book is good for you, your pocket and the planet.