ABBEY'S CHOICE FEBRUARY 2016 -----
This is a book about Australian food, the unique flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples of this land for over 50 000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly ever touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing this book.
We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun the foods that grew here before white settlers arrived. We love superfoods from remote, exotic locations, yet reject those that grow in our own land. We say we revere sustainable local produce, yet ignore Australian native plants and animals that are better for the land than those from Europe.
In this, the most important of his books, John Newton boils down these paradoxes by arguing that if we are what you eat, we need to eat different foods, foods that will attune us to the this land and play a part in reconciling us with its first inhabitants.
Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with? How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes - revealing the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. Based on the very latest scientific research, How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases, chapter by chapter, to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. With emphasis on individual family health history, acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you make valuable decisions about your diet in order to live a longer, healthier life.
The evidence is in. The latest research into type 2 diabetes shows that for some people it's possible to put diabetes into remission and for others they can prevent or at least delay the complications of diabetes. Reversing Diabetes explores what these findings mean for you. Drawing on over 20 years of clinical experience as an Accredited Practising Dietitian, including nearly 16 years at Diabetes Australia, Dr Alan Barclay combines the highest- quality evidence about the nutritional management and prevention of diabetes into one easy-to-read book.
A cookbook filled with treasured family recipes that are simple to make, fuss-free and full of flavour. From the team behind the popular online community Over60 comes a cookbook featuring a delicious collection of tried-and-true recipes - favourites that have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. With dishes to suit people living on their own as well as larger families, there are chapters on breakfasts and brunches, morning and afternoon teas, easy lunches, delicious dinners, family entertaining, as well as preserves and jams. There are also handy hints on everything from freezing meals, and adjusting quantities of a recipe to serve one (or ten), to what dishes are best suited to cooking on a caravan trip! This is a book perfectly suited to anyone who appreciates gathering around the table with loved ones to share great food, with minimal fuss.
The Deliciously Ella way of eating isn't about following a diet, it's about enjoying delicious, natural food to help you look and feel your best. Luckily, Ella understands that nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients needs to fit in with your existing lifestyle and not feel like something difficult, which is why she has written this book - to help you make the right choice every time and start to glow from the inside out. With Deliciously Ella Every Day, her easy-to-make food will become a natural part of your life.
Ella's new book is packed with 100 more of her trademark simple yet tempting plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes. Be inspired by her quick weekday dinners, slow-cook comfort food designed to be shared, amazing colourful salads and incredible food to take with you when you're on the go. Add to these a selection of easy yet delicious breakfast options and smoothies, an array of sweet treats and a variety of soothing drinks - and this may just be Ella's best collection yet.
Featuring the top ten rules for living the Deliciously Ella way, lists to help you get organised, plus tips and tricks to help you get ahead, this is the cook book you've been waiting for to help you get your life and your health on track - with zero hassle.
For untold centuries, the Bedouin of the Arabian Peninsula, in their desert tents, have served their honored guests lavish meals featuring roasted lamb with rice.
Bedouin hospitality has not changed over the ages but Arabian cuisine has undergone a remarkable evolution in the last 100 years, making it extremely diverse. This diversity is due, in part, to the explosion of wealth on the Arabian peninsula which has drawn people - along with their foods and cooking methods - from around the world. The blending of these culinary worlds has produced something remarkable.
In The Arabian Nights Cookbook, author Habeeb Salloum has compiled an amazing array of recipes that celebrate this blending of cultures while still making it compatible with the everyday kitchens of the Western world. From the familiar, Hummus Bi-Tahini, to the unique, Stuffed Lamb, Salloum offers an accessible world of savory tastes and memory provoking aromas.
Authentic Arabian recipes include: Classic Hummus Chickpea Puree Spicy Eggplant Salad Hearty Meat and Bulghur Soup Tandoori Chicken, Omani-Style Golden Meat Turnovers Fish Fillets in an Aromatic Red Sauce Spicy Falafel Patties Delicious Stuffed Zucchini Cardamom Fritters with Walnuts in Orange-Blossom Syrup Real Arab Coffee Made Just Right And many more...
From Mesopotamian brewers seven thousand years ago to microbreweries in 21st century Brooklyn, beer has captivated mankind in countless ways. There's an undeniable allure to the idea of transforming one's kitchen into a home brewery, and Brew It! is the simplest, most user-friendly guide available for beginning brewers ready to start beer making today. A complex concoction involving a little chemistry, biology, and physics, beer is essentially a multi-step process of fermentation. This colorful DIY guide demystifies malt, hops, and yeast and will soon be leading readers toward amber mugs of all-grain beer! From brew day to bottle day to game day - Brew It! guides home brewers from the initial stages of preparing for their first batch to the satisfying suds of a job well done!
Bestselling author and food writer Debra Samuels uses her unique skills and deep love of Japan to make the cuisine of her adopted country attainable in My Japanese Table.
Bringing a wealth of experience and a great passion for Japanese cooking to the table, Debra introduces the aesthetics and quality food that are the hallmarks of Japanese cuisine. She learned through her years in Japan that true Japanese homestyle dishes are easy to prepare once you master a few basic techniques. And now that authentic Japanese ingredients are available in most supermarkets, Japanese food has become far more accessible than ever before.
The recipes in this Japanese cookbook, the result of decades spent teaching and preparing homestyle Japanese dishes, include familiar favorites like Hand-Rolled Sushi and classic Miso Soup and less familiar but equally welcome dishes such as Lobster Rolls with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Fried Pork Cutlets. There is also a chapter on the increasingly popular bento lunch boxes, along with a wonderful selection of desserts, including the delectable Mochi Dumplings with Strawberries. All of the recipes come with stories and cooking tips to help bring the sights, aromas and tastes of Japan into your kitchen at home.
This Japanese cookbook includes chapters on: Basic recipes Sushi Snacks and appetizers Soups and salads Rice and noodles Meat and poultry Fish and seafood Vegetable and tofu dishes Bento Desserts and drinks.
My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons as Ruth Reichl heals through the simple pleasures of cooking after the abrupt closing of Gourmet magazine. Each dish Reichl prepares for herself - and for her family and friends - represents a life's passion for food: a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues; slow-cooked beef, wine and onion stew that fills the kitchen with rich aromas; a rhubarb sundae to signal the arrival of spring. Part cookbook, part personal narrative, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year reveals Reichl's most treasured recipes, to be shared over and over again with those we love.
Going vegan can be a daunting prospect. Many familiar foods and products are out of bounds, and it can be hard to know how to enjoy a healthy, tasty diet. But help is at hand from top vegan author Áine Carlin, with an in-depth handbook for everything you need to know about going vegan. Sections include Where to Start, Eat Vegan (a collection of 90 delicious recipes), Wear Vegan (a guide to vegan clothing and beauty) and Live Vegan (how to maintain your new lifestyle long term and deal with moments of weakness).
Recipes such as Jerk-marinated Cauliflower Steaks and Macadamia Cream Blueberry Pie will satisfy those giving up meat and dairy for the first time, and there are also delicious selections of raw and gluten-free dishes. Learn how to make your own plant milk, nut cream and even vegan-friendly beauty products. Áine’s practical advice, non-judgemental approach and tempting recipes are the perfect tools as you begin your journey down the vegan path.
Whatever happened to eating real food? In a world of fasts and fads, whirlwind diets and mealtime anxiety, isn't it time we took back the joy of eating real, whole food and enjoyed the good health, energy and glowing vitality that can go with that? We only need to look at the increasing incidence of diabetes, food intolerances, allergies and digestive irritations and disorders to see that whatever it is we're doing to our food, it's not agreeing with us... In Real Delicious, Chrissy Freer will show you how quick, easy, satisfying and invigorating it is to cook and eat real food. These are simply delicious recipes to share with family and friends for your whole life... Eat real, eat well and love it!
Supercharged Food for Kids will inspire you to create fresh, wholesome and nutrient-rich meals that your children will enjoy again and again, giving them the energy and nourishment they need to thrive. You'll find recipes here that will please even the pickiest of little eaters! With advice on how to avoid added sugar and processed foods, eating for allergies and intolerances, tips for busy families and even the lowdown on how to sneak superfoods into everyday meals, this book is full of resources to help establish positive eating habits for your kids that they can maintain for the rest of their lives. Supercharged Food for Kids features old favourites such as pizza, nuggets, pasta and desserts reinvented using fresh, healthy ingredients, plus ideas for yummy snacks and school lunches that kids will actually want to eat. Think Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, Cacao Bomb Crackles, Cheesy Mini Tartlets, Crunchy Chicken Drummers, Watermelon Icy Poles and Savoury Breakfast Muffins, just for starters...
Eat Right for Your Shape takes a fresh look at the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda and applies it to the way we eat. In Ayurvedic practice, identifying your unique body type, or 'dosha', and keeping it in balance is the key to maintaining your weight and overall health. This practical guide and cookbook will help you to achieve the ideal weight for your body type, connect with your constitutional needs and understand how to bring about harmony in your life through food, nutrition and mindfulness. An extensive introductory section to Ayurveda features tips, tables of dosha specific foods and meal planners as well as yoga exercises illustrated with step-by-step photographs. The recipe section includes shopping lists and over 120 delicious seasonal dishes. At-a-glance symbols indicate which dosha each recipe is suitable for, and which dishes are appropriate during intermittent fasting. Take the Ayurvedic path to good health and abundant natural energy, and achieve your ideal weight and shape.