Category Archives: cookbooks

Jamie Oliver #5ingredients #Jamies #QuickandEasy #Food new book TV series Channel 4

Jamie Oliver hits the highlights of food again, with his new TV series and cookbook – 5 ingredients – Jamie’s Quick and Easy food.

TV links to see Jamie Oliver’s new show:

 

Jamie Oliver #5ingredients #Jamie’s #QuickandEasy #Food new book TV series Channel 4

 

To see more about the new book from Jamie Oliver – please check out the Amazon link below –

 

Dr Hazel Wallace Recipes and fitness for healthier, happier living

Hazel’s mission nutrition! @thefoodmedic

A very good new book from Dr Hazel Wallace – a full-body guide to health and well being. The Food Medic – includes recipes and fitness for a better you.

Read about Hazel and her approach to nutrition and exercise in Daily Mail article The Food Medic with advice taken from the book.

I am looking forward to getting my copy, selling well in the UK and Ireland  – deservedly so!

Look, review or buy The Food Medic book by Dr Hazel Wallace on Amazon
https://twitter.com/Thefoodmedic/status/861989647844601857

Some example recipes from Hazel in the Daily Mail:
The Food Medic: Chocolate hazelnut protein oats | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Chocolate swirl banana bread | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Sticky soy-roasted salmon & aubergine | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic Dr Hazel Wallace reveals how you can eat comfort food… – Daily Mail

The Food Medic: Chocolate orange sweet potato brownies | Daily Mail …

The Food Medic: Sweet potato nachos & chilli | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Tandoori chickpea & courgette burgers | Daily Mail …

 

Fitbit and Polar Fitness Watches

A great way to track your everyday activities, using a fitness watch : Fitness watches and  products I use a watch with GPS and can record my walks or runs on Google Maps.

Amazon has a number of ideas by Alice Liveing for healthy eating and exercise plans: Clean eating Alice

Eating correctly is at the centre of good health as is exercise and movement – check out the Superfoods store:

Zanna Van Dijk STRONG 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes Fit Healthy Balanced Body

For a balanced approach to Health and Exercise, to become STRONG and lose weight and belly fat – another interesting book by Zanna Van Dijk called STRONG: Over 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes For Achieving A Fit, Healthy and Balanced Body was published just towards the end of the last year (2016).

My new theme for @Cook_BookReview FoodBlog is to research the most current books and ideas that offer the best potential for developing our health, body and mind.

So a really good candidate is STRONG: Over 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes For Achieving A Fit, Healthy and Balanced Body – click the link to read more and see offers to buy on Amazon from £5.99.

It seems current trends lead to the conclusion that we need exercise, movement and healthy foods to maximise our potential.

Zanna Van Dijk has come up with the concept of making us strong, by exercise and eating with balance as the core concept.

Book Content:

There are three sections in Zanna’s book:

MOVE, NOURISH and THRIVE

MOVE:

Considers how best to move, through the most efficient forms of exercise.

Resistance, HIT and preparation, recovery.

A comprehensive list of 80 exercise, with sets and reps to target each of the key body areas, with beginner and advanced sections.

NOURISH:

A selection of 40 recipes for the main meals, with sensible, healthy balanced ingredients.

What food is, the need for balance in meals and a number of tips and tricks to enable healthier choices.

THRIVE:

Reflection and self-evaluation. 

A very good guide to health, exercise and food to improve your body.

Though as with all books of this type, ask your Doctor for advice before starting any new regime – but with numerous beginners sections – the book is a gentle start to exercise that can transform our physical and mental health.

For the latest see Zanna’s website: Zanna Van Dijk and her Blog: Blog – Zanna Van Dijk

Zanna Van Dijk on Instagram Zanna van Dijk (@zannavandijk) • Instagram photos and videos and on You Tube Zanna van Dijk – YouTube and on Twitter Zanna van Dijk (@zannavandijk) · Twitter and on FaceBook Zanna van Dijk – Home | Facebook

Check out Zanna’s videos to help lose weight and lose belly fat.

My Diet and Fitness Routine for Fat Loss – YouTube

Strong Ep. 2 | How To Get A Flat Stomach – YouTube

The Daily Mail has an article on how Zanna transformed her figure and health an Instagram – FITSPO star.

She is taking the same approach as Shona Vertue – see blog:  Shona Vertue: The Vertue Method A Stronger Fitter Healthier You in 28 Days

Book offer links on Amazon:

STRONG: Over 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes For Achieving A Fit, Healthy and Balanced Body

The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days


How to Cook Steak

Recipes: How to cook Steak

First of all what type of steak do you have?

There are four main types of steak:

  • Tenderloin or Filet mignon, Châteaubriand, fillet, filet. …
  • New York Strip or Strip, Manhattan, Kansas City strip, top sirloin, top loin, contre-filet. …
  • T-Bone or Porterhouse. …
  • Ribeye or Entrecôte, Delmonico, Scotch fillet, Spencer, market, beauty….

Once you know type of steak, then you can understand how to marinate, prepare and cook the steak.

Jamie Oliver has some nice recipes and videos  showing how to cook steaks:

How to cook the perfect steak – Jamie Oliver

How to cook steak, with Jamie Oliver’s mate Pete – YouTube

Delia Smith – a standby for all recipes:  How to grill and fry meat by Delia Online

Delicious magazine has a nice approach: How to cook the perfect steak  by delicious. magazine

BBC Good Food guidehas a couple of approaches:

How to cook the perfect steak by BBC Good Food

How to cook steak by BBC Good Food

 

Happy cooking and enjoy your steak!

 


Make a Fish Batter

Recipes: How to make a Fish Batter

When making a fish batter we have numerous chefs who have the best advice and videos to help, want to use beer, tumeric – lots of choice.

BBC Good Food – have a nice recipe for fish batter using  flour, salt, baking powder and turmeric see: How to batter fish by BBC Good Food

Delia Smith – Delia on-line has a great recipe for Shallow Fried Fish using flour, baking powder, salt and pepper: see Shallow Fried Fish Recipes byDelia Online

Jamie Oliver – Fish, chips and mushy peas. Yes we lie it! A simple homemade beer batter: Fish and Chips by Jamie Oliver Recipes

 

Rick Stein’s Long Weekends Rick Stein – 6 Oct 2016

So there was a book after all… Rick Stein’s Long Weekends is due 6 October 2016.

After the episodes we have seen so far – there are more due, 10 in all. See the episode details on the BBC website.

1/10 Bordeaux

2/10 Reykjavik

3/10 Berlin

4/10 Vienna

5/10 Bologna

Copenhagen

Cadiz

Lisbon

Thessaloniki

Palermo

Rick Stein in Europe for a long weekend in search of good food, lovely wine and recipes. The first five adventures were in Bordeaux, Berlin, Reykjavik, Vienna and Bologna. The nxt fibe adventures will be this autumn when Rick will be discovering Copenhagen, Cadiz, Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Palermo. As Rick travels he will visit markets, restaurants, wineries, cafes and bars and then show us his own take on many of the recipes he finds. The locations are beautifully filmed.

Rick Stein @Rick_Stein Mexico and California TV and Book September 2017

Rick Stein's Long Weekends

Rick Stein’s Long Weekends
By Rick Stein

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Product Description

Cadiz, Palermo, Copenhagen and more… Rick Stein goes in search of good food in fabulous locations, and all of them just a quick hop, skip and a jump from the UK.

Rick Stein’s Long Weekends will accompany the second half of the BBC One series, airing in Autumn 2016.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #4273 in Books
  • Published on: 2016-10-06
  • Released on: 2016-10-06
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.92″ h x 1.26″ w x 7.56″ l, 2.17 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 320 pages

 

Jamie Oliver Super Food Family Classics Healthy Recipe Listing

Jamie Oliver has just released his new cook book Super Food Classics, another best seller from Jamie? See all of Jamie’s super recipies listed below…..

In this new cookbook, Jamie says he is really excited by his new book.

Published on the 14th July -super cook, super food, super recipies super Jamie Oliver

The point is to provide family favourites but ensure they are nutritious and healthy.

See the video Jamie Super Food  and the book details link or see below:

Best selling cookbooks now… and latest Cook Book Blogs…

Super Food Recipes

Breakfast
Chocolate porridge – Greek Yoghurt & Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Brilliant boiled eggs – four delicious & balanced ways
Breakfast donuts – honey, jammy blueberries and yoghurt
Toasted popeye bread – eggs, vine tomatoes and chilli sauce
Healthy balanced smoothies – super purple, super creamy, super choc, super green
Strawberry Buckwheat Pancakes – greek yoghurt and rosemary maple syrup
Magic poached eggs two ways – truffled mushroom with herby smoked salmon
Pineapple pancake mess – Yoghurt, coconut, cashews and lime
English Breakfast Frittata – bacon, mushrooms, spuds and tomtatoes
Roasted stone fruit – coconut, date and oat crumble
Crispy rice pancakes – curried chickpeas, eggs and coconut slasa
Mango lassi bircher – ginger, nuts, turmeric and fennel seeds
Avocado on rye toast – loads of inspiration parts 1 & 2

Quick Fixes
Chicken lollipop dippers – pea & mint couscous, charred asparagus
Japanese miso stew – tofu, seaweed, greens & chilli oil
Pasta pesto – green beans, broccoli & asparagus
Sri lankan prawn curry – tamarind, baby corn & pineapple rice
Chicken goujons – pitta, little gem, tomatoes & avo sauce
Pasta & 7 veg tomato sauce – 4 super-simple ways: Asparagus, pea & mint / Bacon bits, rosemary & balsamic / Ricotta, rocket & pine nuts / Flaked tuna, capers & lemon
Veggie fried rice – sesame, tofu & chilli eggs
Grilled beef kebabs – shredded crunch salad, feta & pitta
Cheat’s pea soup – smoky ham, pasta, mint & feta
Crispy trout, oats & thyme – horseradish yoghurt, spuds & veg
Pesto mussels & toast – baby courgettes, sweet tomatoes & peas
Sweet & sour stir-fry- loadsa sprouts, pineapple & noodles
Creamy chopped salad – grapes, tarragon, chicken & croutons
Sesame butterfried chicken – peanut sauce, asian slaw & rice noodles

Healthy Classics
Super shepherd’s pie – smashed neeps & tatties
Italian super-food burgers – balsamic onions, mozzarella & slaw
Chicken fajitas – smoky dressed aubergines & peppers
Salmon & prawn fish pie – sweet potato & spud mash
Healthy chip butty – cheesy sweet potato, avo & ketchup
Chicken tacos – black beans, avocado, corn & cherry toms
Smoky; veggie chilli – sweet gem & cheesy jacket spuds
Healthy chicken kiev – new potatoes, carrots & green veg
Sweet potato fishcakes – chopped salad, feta & red pepper salsa
Cheat’s pizzetta – fennel, rocket & prosciutto
Ratatouille pie – filo, ricotta, basil & almonds

Salads
Super tuna pasta salad – feta & crispy cayenne crumbs
Tandoori chicken salad – minty yoghurt dressing & poppadoms
Jamie’s italian super-food salad – grains, grilled avo, broccoli & harissa
Prawn noodle salad – passion fruit dressing & sesame seeds
Moorish crunch salad – couscous parcels, orange & harissa
Chopped charred veg salad – couscous, wraps, feta, mint, nuts & seeds
Super brussels sprouts slaw – citrus, flaked salmon, feta & nuts
Korean bibimbap bowl – rice, veg, pork & hot chilli sauce
Prawn & avo cocktail salad – new potatoes, crunchy veg & cress
Warm smoked trout salad – new potatoes, beets & soft-boiled eggs
Super salad platter – avo, sweet potatoes, broccoli & beets
Salmon crudo & crispbreads – fennel, apple, broad beans & avocado

Curries and Stews
Chicken jalfrezi – blackened peppers & tomato rice
Sag aloo korma – sweet potatoes, chard & chickpeas
Thai green chicken curry – aubergine, baby corn, cashews & lime
Veggie gurkha curry – aubergine, sweet potatoes & chickpeas
African prawn curry- scotch bonnets & sticky okra basmati
Baked tarka daal – cauliflower, split peas & chapatti
Chinese steak & tofu stew – sticky rice & beans, Szechuan sprinkle
Chicken korma – cauliflower & brown rice
Spring chicken stew – loadsa lovely veg, bacon & barley
Balinese chicken curry – purple kale rice, chilli & lemongrass
Beef & Guinness stew – English mustard pearl barley

Traybakes
Chicken & chorizo bake – peppers, sweet potatoes & spuds
Mango teriyaki salmon – brown rice & chilli cucumber pickle
Giant meatballs – sweet tomato & jalapeno sauce
Persian veggie pilaf – saffron, blueberries & borlotti beans
Sicilian ‘sh bake – aubergine, tomatoes, pine nuts & raisins
Garlic & thyme chicken – mushrooms, cherry toms & asparagus
Pork meatballs – sweet onion & apple gram, bread buns
Jerk aubergine & peppers – rice, beans, coconut & coriander
Brazilian ‘sh bake – peppers, chillies, tomatoes & paprika

Pasta and Risoto
Veggie Bolognese – loadsa veg, lentils & parmesan
Jools’ tuna pasta bake – sweet leeks, fennel & tomatoes
Squash & sausage risotto – radicchio, thyme & parmesan
Spaghetti rosso – golden chicken & charred green veg
Scrum winter lasagne – savoy cabbage & creamy chicken stew
Tomato risotto – Garlic basil sauce
Garlic mushroom pasta – creamy thyme & trufle sauce
Pasta agrodolce – sweet peppers, salted ricotta & basil
Super greens cannelloni – creamy ricotta & basil sauce
Sausage pasta – broccoli, chilli & sweet tomatoes
Spinach pici pasta – baby courgettes, tomatoes & pine nuts
Spaghetti cake – sweet aubergine & tomato
Pea & spinach risotto – mint, cottage cheese & parmesan
Squash mac ’n’ cheese – crispy crumbs & popped beans
Prawn & fennel risotto – crispy pancetta & chilli sprinkles
Squash & ricotta ravioli – z-veg tomato sauce, rocket & parmesan

Soups
Alphabet tomato soup – fresh basil & cheddar cheese
Spinach, mushroom & risotto soup – shattered parmesan & hazelnut crisps
Peruvian sweet potato soup – corn, peppers, chicken & quinoa
Black bean soup – poached eggs, salsa & tortillas
Four seasons minestrone – a celebration of beautiful veggies
Super leek & potato soup – herb, parmesan & almond toasts
Mulligatawny – rice, spice, lamb, lentils & veg galore
Korean chicken hotpot – noodles, mushrooms, tofu & kimchee
Navajo soup – squash, beans, corn & flatbreads

Kitchen Hacks
Proper chicken nuggets – sweet paprika & parmesan crumb
Batch minced meat ragu – loadsa veg, beans & sun-dried tomatoes
Jumbo ‘sh fingers – golden crispy breadcrumbs
Weekly poached chicken – incredible flavoursome stock
Super-quick batch pesto – nuts, parmesan & loadsa basil
7-Veg tomato sauce – packed with hidden goodness
Curry pastes – korma. jalfrezi & thai green
Amazing stewed orchard fruit & jam – apples & pears, bay, orange & vanilla
Fruit ice lollies – loads of super-fun inspiration


I Quit Sugar – Sarah Wilson- Simpilicious 306 sugar-free recipes

I Quit Sugar – Sarah Wilson

Well Sarah Wilson had a great book I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook published 2 Jan 2014, now out in paperback for £4.99.

Sarah followed this up with I Quit Sugar for Life: Your fad-free wholefood wellness code and cookbook published 8 May 2014, also available in paperback now for £5.00.

But the best of all has just been published I Quit Sugar: Simplicious (£9.99 at the moment) – an excellent and very detailed book.

As the Amazon review says:

“Sarah Wilson, bestselling author of I Quit Sugar, taught the world how to quit sugar in eight weeks, then how to quit sugar for life, incorporating mindful, sustainable, whole food practices. Now with I Quit Sugar: Simplicious she strips back to the essentials, simply and deliciously. She shows us:

* How to shop, cook and eat without sugar and other processed foods
* How to buy in bulk, freeze and preserve, with ease and without waste
* How to use leftovers with flair

All three hundred and six recipes – from guilt-free sweet treats to one-pot wonders and abundance bowls brimming with nutrients – expand our knowledge of age-old kitchen processes and tend to our profound need to be creative with food.

Drawing on the latest nutrition research and kitchen hacks, this is the ultimate cooking guide for those who want sugar out of their life and are ready to embrace the life-affirming, health-giving, planet saving simpliciousness of real food.”

Book Description:

From the bestselling author of I Quit Sugar, the ultimate cooking guide for those who want sugar out of their life and are ready to embrace the health-giving simpliciousness of real food.

About the Author:

Sarah Wilson is an international bestselling Australian author and entrepreneur. She is the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was one of the hosts of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest rating show in Australian TV history. She is the author of international bestsellers I Quit Sugar and I Quit Sugar for Life.
Sarah blogs on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism, toxin-free living and anti-compulsion on her website. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

This is an excellent piece of work! It is really alot of labour and effort to produce such a detailed and very comprehensive volume on how to eat Simply but heathily.

If you want to be healthy, live an active and long life – buy this book – it is as SIMPLE as that!

This is not an occasion to say pass on what could be life-changing – have a look at the book (in Amazon) and the reviews for a great set of comments and explanation of the scope of the book. The book is very detailed (lots of ideas) and does require application to prepare all the different preserves, frozen treats, use of herbs, grains, smoothies, soups, shortcrust pastries, pies, salad, tacos, pot stews, miso, slaw, noodles, cakes, omelletes, dosas, toasties.

How to buy in bulk, save money, prepare in advance…. all good stuff!

But the bottom-line is the food is very, very healthy and like everything in life, you don’t get something ofr nothing: in other words – to be healthy we need to apply effort, to the food we eat, the exercise we take, the sleep we need.

Easier said than done.

I hope you have a look at Sarah Wilson’s wonderful book.

As a a proof of the efficacy of these recipes – try the Chicken Bone Broth – it really does heal as you eat/drink it.

As an alternative try the new Marks & Spencer soup range with roast chicken broth:

  • Chicken & vegetable soup
  • Chicken & super grain soup
  • Chicken, mushroom & rice soup

and see if you feel 100% better afterwards. This is what Sarah’s book can offer us too!