Category Archives: Recipes

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

A special road-trip TV series and book, from Rick Stein visiting San Francisco, Baja California and travelling down to Mexico.

The superb and world reknown seafood of the north Pacific coast, the mole of Oaxaca, spices and salsas of Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

Rick on an inspired trip for sure!

Due in September – check info and preorder at  Rick Stein: Mexico and California (TV Tie in)

Oklava: Recipes from a Turkish-Cypriot kitchen

Amazing book Oklava, wonderful food from a Turkish-Cypriot Kitchen by Selin Kiazim.

Combining different regions close to each other, Mediterranean, Southern Europe and the Middle East. The cookbook from Selin Kiazim  offers Turkish-Cypriot foods of wonderful  flavour combinations.

Oklava: The Cookbook on Amazon – Recipes from a Turkish-Cypriot kitchen

Memories of Northern Cyprus foods and cooking. Ready for food adventures?

Recipes include:

  • Pistachio-crusted Banana & Tahini
  • French Toast with Orange Blossom Syrup & Smoked Streaky Bacon
  • Grilled Quails with Palm Sugar, Sumac & Oregano Glaze
  • Courgette, Feta & Mint Fritters
  • Crispy Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Breast with Yoghurt
  • Chilli-Roast Cauliflower
  • Chocolate, Prune & Cardamom Delice

 

The Clever Guts Diet Daily Mail Dr Michael Mosley Pull out Friday (@drmichaelmosley)

The final Clever Guts pull out with the Daily Mail by Dr Michael Mosley, on Friday looks at how we make decisions about what to eat.

A radical thought here, quite significant! Who or indeed what makes the decisions of what to eat, do we make that decision consciously or is it a subconscious process? Or is it the millions of neurons in our gut? Is it the microbes in our gut?

Dr Mosley suggests the microbes have more control and influence over us than we ever thought.

Makes one think doesn’t it! (No pun intended here).

Scary to imagine that it may not be our choice – but our microbiome?

Black Friday

So if we have not so good microbes – does that predispose us to select foods that are in fact bad for our health? If we have good microbes then we crave foods that are healthy?

So the conclusion is that by feeding out gut, healthy gut-friendly foods, we are improving our health, our physical and mental well-being – reducing weight and benefiting in many ways.

Revolutionary – worth reading the book and grasping these concepts if it helps us avoid serious illness for as long as we can.

By the way the book is a fun read and really is full of great research and clear explanations. Dr Mosley has the gift of being an excellent communicator, he is inquisitive about our health and how to improve it… a great read!

Recipes today:

  • Lazy lemon and lime baked chicken
  • Seafood risotto
  • Turkey Bolognese
  • Crab linguine
  • Cheat’s cassoulet
  • Tuna and vegetable stir-fry
  • Anti inflammatory tumeric dressing
  • Cashew dressing
  • Oil and lemon dressing
  • Lemony vinaigrette
  • Hummus dressing

The great thing is the book is now available to buy!!

A large amount of very useful advice, guides and recipes can be found in the very well-written and amusing book – see the links to read more and consider buying the book as a reference volume to keep handy.

Previous blogs:

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Thursday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Wednesday

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Tuesday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Monday

and

Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

To read more and purchase a copy:

Fast Exercise by Dr Michael Mosley

The Fast Diet recipe book Mimi Spencer Dr Sarah Schenker Dr Michael Mosley – recipes Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

Thanks to Dr Mosley for a great read.. enjoyed it very much!

 

 

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Curries are a great health food  and can assist the microbiome, see the new books by Atul Kochhar and Dan Toombs for ideas on recipes, different curry powders and ingredients. Use Dr Mosleys approach to select the correct ingredients.

30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar  

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home  


Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Thursday

Out today – 18 May 2017: Dr. Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet and has a series of articles each day in the Daily Mail with free pull-out.

Dr Michael Mosley is famous for the Fast Diet and the 8-week Blood Sugar books.

He is fascinated with how our bodies work, disease, longevity and how to promote long-term and lasting health.

It is a laugh out loud read… although all the advice in the book will do us good , the laughter I had reading is was a therapy in itself!

In Thursday’s Daily Mail, the topic is how to repair a bothersome tummy and the recipes included today are:

  • Seaweed and Prawn courgetti
  • Avocado with smoked salmon
  • Tanya’s healing smoothie
  • Crunchy carrot and beetroot salad
  • Kippers with spinach and tomatoes
  • Happy gut chicken soup
  • Hearty beef and orange stew
  • Moroccan beetroot chicken
  • Classic squid Provencale
  • Mackerel or cod in salsa verde
  • Tummy-soothing bone broth

 

If you have IBS or ‘leaky gut syndrome’ – any stomach or bowel sensitivities – then there is good news, depending on our history, the book can help with advice on how to remove foods from the diet and slowly reintroducing foods to locate those that may be causing the illness. Check out the book for the guidance through this process.

The great thing is the book is now available to buy!!

A large amount of very useful advice, guides and recipes can be found in the very well-written and amusing book – see the links to read more and consider buying the book as a reference volume to keep handy.

Previous blogs:

The Clever Guts Diet Daily Mail Dr Michael Mosley Pull out Friday (@drmichaelmosley)

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Wednesday

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Tuesday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Monday

and

Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

To read more and purchase a copy:

Fast Exercise by Dr Michael Mosley

The Fast Diet recipe book Mimi Spencer Dr Sarah Schenker Dr Michael Mosley – recipes Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

 

Curries are a great healthy food  and can assist the microbiome, but see the new books by Atul Kochhar and Dan Toombs for ideas on recipes, different curry powders and ingredients. Use Dr Mosleys approach to select the correct ingredients.

30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar  

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home  


Gino D’Acampo @Ginofantastico Gino’s Healthy Italian for Less 100 feelgood family recipes for under £5

Released on Thursday 18 May Gino’s Healthy Italian for Less: 100 feelgood family recipes for under £5: 100 feelgood family recipes for under £5 will help us to learn how to cook like a true Italian, on a £5 budget! F

How to cook Italian but save money with the smart tips and tricks. 100 simple meals.

Very nice book cover —

Buy the correct ingredients cheaply, keep and store food to take advantage of your fridge and your freezer, and fill those meals with flavour.

Bring down the cost of your weekly shop and start eating better than ever with Gino’s Healthy Italian for Less.

 

Get in shape for the summer with @thebodycoach Joe Wicks free in The Mail on Sunday

Recipes – Get in shape for the summer with Joe Wicks @thebodycoach this Sunday in The Mail on Sunday 21 May a free 24 page recipe guide of delicious low-carb recipes free. Based on Joe’s new book he is back with Cooking for Family & Friends, where healthily food can be fun and inclusive for everyone at every occasion. Forget restrictive diets or low-calories, instead get  to spend time cooking for more than one or two people.

Joe Wicks @thebodycoach new look as he strips off for Mens Health magazine July 2017

See the great recipes that are tasty and easy – and designed to keep the whole family lean!

Recipes include: available at the Daily Mail Joe Wicks page

Also included above – recipes from the Daily Mail 28 May 2017 for more recipes from the new book – and the Mail on Sunday for the article on Get lean summer bestselling body coach Joe Wicks

What about exercises? There are none in the book. See Joe’s training videos.

For a choice of offers on the new book at Amazon due 1 June 2017 – please  click to read more about the new book and order a copy of Joe Wicks Cooking for family and friends for half-price.

More of Joe Wicks recipes on Pinterest

 

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home

New #cookbook 4 May 2017 The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs @TheCurryGuy is a new cookbook that offers 100 recipes that provide recipes to help us duplicate the real British Indian Restaurant curry  that we buy every week at home. A time of visiting sites through-out the UK when Dan tasted different dishes and picked up tricks and tips for the best curry house recipes has been distilled down into this excellent book.

If you have heard of Dan – you may know he has a blog @TheCurryGuy where he has been blogging about all things curry and helping guide people to select and use the spices and ingredients to recreate the best curries.

Some of the recipes in the book include:

  • aloo gobi
  • samosas
  • saag aloo
  • pakoras
  • tarka dhal
  • tikka masala
  • korma
  • pickles, chutneys and raitas
  • bhaji
  • dopiazza
  • madras,
  • pasanda
  • rogan josh
  • dhansak
  • vindaloo
  • karai
  • jalfrezi
  • bhuna
  • keema

Such a good idea, we all like a good curry, but it is not always possible to recreate the authentic Curry House curry. So let Dan show you the way………………….and yes I bought it and I liked it very much! ☺️

Amazon UK

 

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 …

 

Joe wicks Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

A new book from the @theBodyCoach Joe Wicks – Cooking for Family and Friends at Amazon: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together.

Finding it difficult to decide what to cook for friends or family groups?

Joe Wicks #thebodycoach has helped hundreds of thousands of people to transform their bodies and improve their health and feel amazing with his effective workouts and simple recipes.

Joe Wicks @thebodycoach new look as he strips off for Mens Health magazine July 2017

Cooking for Family and Friends is a beautifully photographed collection of Joe’s easy favourites and crowd-pleasers, such as Roast Chicken with Celeriac Mash and Bacon Greens, BBQ Ribs with Dirty Corn, and Tandoori Chicken Thighs with Chapattis. All the recipes are big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat.

This weekend – Get in shape for the summer with @thebodycoach Joe Wicks free in The Mail on Sunday

Due 1 June 2017  buy the new book at Amazon currently you can order a copy for half- price Joe Wicks Cooking for family and friends

Recipe links to Joe Wicks in the Daily Mail:

Daily Mail Joe Wicks – The Body Coach 
Joe Wicks, part two: Chicken & leek gnocchi bake 
Joe Wicks, part two: Lamb madras curry 
Joe Wicks, part two: Banana, rum & raisin ‘ice cream’ 
Joe Wicks, part two: American-style blueberry pancakes
Joe Wicks, part two: Carmela’s spaghetti bolognese 
Joe Wicks, part two: Parma ham, fig & goat’s cheese salad 
Joe Wicks, part two:  Grilled prawn & halloumi salad
Some recipe links at Joe Wicks recipes on Pinterest

So good health – but be careful and note the warnings in each of his books before exercising.

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!