Posts Tagged “diet”

Livwise by Olivia Newton-John – review

Livwise by Olivia Newton-John – review

I know what you are thinking and I was thinking the same. This is going to be a book full of the author’s noble intentions. There will be lots of green food and recipes for dishes that must do you good as you sure wouldn’t eat them for the fun of it. Add to that…

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Indian Superfood by Gurpareet Bains – review

Indian Superfood by Gurpareet Bains – review

Gurpareet Bains shot to fame with international press coverage in September of 2009 when he unveiled ‘The World’s Healthiest Meal’. Now he has turned his attention to the ingredients that could promote good health – Superfood. Indian Superfood is based on the unique but time-honoured Indian concept of using foods to maintain good health. It…

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The Secret Ingredient by Sally Bee – review

The Secret Ingredient by Sally Bee – review

Yes, The Secret Ingredient is a cookbook but its impact is found not just in its recipes but in the poignant story it tells of one beautiful young woman’s fight for life. It’s thought-provoking and a cautionary tale which, if heeded, could indeed save your life or that of a friend or family member. This…

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Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free by Antoinette Savill – review

Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free by Antoinette Savill – review

It’s a sad fact that there are more and more of us who suffer from food allergies or intolerances. The symptoms range from discomfort to life-threatening inflammation after eating offending foods. It’s an inconvenience for adults but upsetting for youngsters. Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free comes to the rescue with a raft…

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Zilli Light by Aldo Zilli – review

Zilli Light by Aldo Zilli – review

I have chosen to be a cookbook and restaurant reviewer because I have a passion for food. Am I the best cook in the world? No. Do I write with the poetry and romance of The Bard? Almost. Am I an authority on ethnic Italian food? No. So why do I think that I can…

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Diabetes Recipes from Around the World by Jane Frank – review

Diabetes Recipes from Around the World by Jane Frank – review

Approximately 200 million people worldwide suffer with diabetes and there are millions more who have diabetes but are not yet aware of it. It’s an increasing problem, with more younger people than ever being victims. It’s a serious disease but it is still possible to enjoy life and good food even when diagnosed with the…

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No-Oil Cooking by Sanjeev Kapoor – review

No-Oil Cooking by Sanjeev Kapoor – review

There are many of us now who are overweight and an increasing number who are clinically obese. In some European countries that figure has increased (no pun intended) to 25% of the population. That is a staggering statistic. We have more overweight people and the weight by which they are “over” has also increased. The…

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Low Calorie Vegetarian Cookbook by Sanjeev Kapoor – review

Low Calorie Vegetarian Cookbook by Sanjeev Kapoor – review

You should expect something special when you are presented with a Sanjeev Kapoor cookbook. Low Calorie Vegetarian really is something a bit different and this could start an exotic diet trend. Sanjeev is probably the most celebrated of Indian chefs, presenting Khana Khazana on India’s Zee TV. It’s been airing since 1993 and its 600th…

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The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden – review

The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden – review

The author, Jonny Bowden, is a nutritionalist but is one of the few who has remained an independent thinker. He hasn’t nailed his colours to the mast of a particular Super Food; and he has refrained from saying that any particular ingredient should be avoided at all cost (apart from the infamous trans-fatty acids). Jonny…

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The Healthiest Meals on Earth by Jonny Bowden – review

The Healthiest Meals on Earth by Jonny Bowden – review

I have read (or tried to read) many a health food cookbook and some of them are a struggle. Lots of the food rests in that part of the colour spectrum that ranges all the way from beige to magnolia. Those ingredients that are promoted are often a bit too chewy (perhaps the action of…

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Traditional and Modern Healthy Chinese Soups and Drinks – review

Traditional and Modern Healthy Chinese Soups and Drinks – review

Well, it’s a lengthy title but it sums up the contents of this book. It’s about health-giving liquids, or at least what Chinese tradition would have you believe are healthy drinks. One has to give some credence to a philosophy that has lasted thousands of years. The Chinese have access to modern medicine but the…

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Top 100 Low-Salt Recipes by Christine Bailey – review

Top 100 Low-Salt Recipes by Christine Bailey – review

We must all know by now that too much salt is bad for us. We can reduce the risk of heart attack, strokes and some cancers if we cut down our intake. We probably all eat more salt than we even realise so some good advice is welcome. Christine Bailey is well placed to give…

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Lighten Up by Jill Dupleix – cookbook review

Lighten Up by Jill Dupleix – cookbook review

Lighten Up – Light, fresh, modern, healthy food is what the book says. You’ll therefore be expecting food that will probably leave you feeling faint in an hour and a half, will cost an arm and a leg from a trendy market specialising in sprouty things, and healthy might mean something beige and full of…

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Cook Yourself Thin – Quick and Easy – cookbook review

Cook Yourself Thin – Quick and Easy – cookbook review

Cook Yourself Thin: sounds like a kitchen workout video. “Try these few simple exercises while you cook – lift those pans, jog between fridge and sink, whisk to lose calories.” Not at all. This is about eating but in a more thoughtful way. Almost sounds too good to be true… but read on. The full…

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Healthy and Delicious by Reader’s Digest – review

Healthy and Delicious by Reader’s Digest – review

It’s all very well telling us that we should eat 5 fruits or veggies each day but that sometimes seems difficult to achieve. Crisps and red wine don’t seem to count and I am not even sure that a stuffed olive is equal to two portions; and is Marmite part of the equation? Perhaps not….

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Fat Bloke Slims by Bruce Byron – review

Fat Bloke Slims by Bruce Byron – review

Well, OK, so Mostly Food and Travel Journal is mostly about food. No surprise there. But it’s also about laughs, health, and encouraging my dear readers to enjoy food. You can’t truly love meals if they are playing a negative part in your life. You should be able to eat and feel good about yourself…

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The Organic Pharmacy by Margo Marrone – review

The Organic Pharmacy by Margo Marrone – review

Founded by Margo and Francesco Marrone, The Organic Pharmacy in Kings Road, London opened in 2002. It was the first and only pharmacy in the world dedicated to health and beauty using only organic products and treatments.  Fully registered with The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, they choose to specialise in herbs, homeopathy and…

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The Top 100 Healing Foods by Paula Bartimeus – review

The Top 100 Healing Foods by Paula Bartimeus – review

Paula Bartimeus is well placed to write this volume on Healing Foods. She is a trained nutritionalist and was editor of Optimum Nutrition Magazine for eight years. Paula has also written Eating with the Seasons. Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” That’s probably a positive approach to healthy living….

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Top 100 Omega-3 Recipes by Penny Doyle – review

Top 100 Omega-3 Recipes by Penny Doyle – review

If you think Omega-3 is a planet often visited in Star Trek Voyager then perhaps you should read the book! Might save your life or at least help you live longer. The authors, Penny Doyle and Audrey Deane, have both worked either as dieticians or in food development. They are well placed to give you…

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Student Cookbook – Healthy Eating by Ester Davies – review

Student Cookbook – Healthy Eating by Ester Davies – review

Ester Davies had penned a Student Cookbook that will honestly help those recently-fledged young people. Why? Because they will read this book. It’s no good handing out copies of your favourite glossy, cheffy recipe book, or Xeroxed sheets of instructions for how to make your grannie’s foie gras-stuffed quail. Students (and this book works well…

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