Start the new year with our new books: get healthy the easy way with Berit Nordstrand's The Scandinavian Belly Fat Program; curl up on the sofa with Neil Perry's Good Cooking; and plan a trip off the beaten track with Monique Van Den Heuvel...
The Scandinavian Belly Fat Program by Berit Nordstrand
Did you know that your waistline is your lifeline? Lose the fat around your waist and you live a longer, healthier and happier life. By implementing simple 'foodsteps' gradually over a period of 12 weeks, Berit Nordstrand's The Scandinavian Belly Fat Program will help you change your eating habits in the longer term, so that you can maintain a stable, ideal weight and good health for the rest of your life. Berit has also included delicious recipes for each week so you can make sure you’re sticking to your goals. Enjoy Crumble cake and Quick raspberry sorbet in your first week of cutting out added sugar; in week 5 replace white rice and pasta with nutritious recipes like Linsotto with mushrooms and Indian dal; consume the right minerals in week 9 with Oven-roasted chicken with tomato sauce; and munch on Raw chocolate cake whilst sipping on Green tea with honey and ginger in week 10.
The Scandinavian Belly Fat Program is packed with tips and tricks which will help you to speed up the burning of fat, increase muscle mass, reposition fat around your body and reach your ideal, healthy waist size. Welcome to your new life!
Amsterdam Style Guide by Monique van den Heuvel
Amsterdam is famed for its pretty canals, world-class galleries and edgy night life, but, as with any major city, a new generation is busy establishing design studios, cafes, clothing stores and creative spaces - breathing new life into former industrial areas and quiet neighbourhood streets. Monique van den Heuvel's Amsterdam Style Guide is a refreshing alternative to traditional travel guides: shining a light on small businesses run by people who love what they do. Monique's favourite places to eat, sleep and shop, as well as insider tips from local business owners, will help you make the most of your visit. This Amsterdam is best travelled by bike or canal boat, at a pace that allows for plenty of diversions; whether that's lunch and a smoothie at a health-food cafe, shopping for vintage treasures with a latte in hand, or enjoying an evening cocktail by the water ... inspiration lies around every corner.
Neil Perry's Good Cooking by Neil Perry
Good living is tied to good shopping and cooking. You don’t need diets, you need a balanced diet. Eat a good balance of dairy, nuts, vegetables, grains, poultry, meat and fish. Don’t go for fad diets and you will be able to maintain a healthy weight and not have to deprive yourself of anything. Just eat the naughty things in moderation.
Neil Perry’s Good Cooking has over 110 simple yet sophisticated recipes that will show you just how easy it is to create amazing flavours at home with seasonal produce as the hero. Drawing on culinary influences both global and local, this collection features recipes suitable for any occasion, and is full of food that will entice you into the kitchen and inspire you to cook. Nail your dinner party with starters like Mexican-style king prawn cocktail and Pork and kimchi fritters with spring onion dipping sauce; satisfy the family with delicious dinners like Wok-fried duck with coconut milk, Thai basil and vermicelli, Slow-roasted rack of lamb with quinoa salad and tahini sauce and Cinnamon and chilli braised beef; and devour desserts like Raspberry and yoghurt mousse cake and Spiced date cake with crème anglaise.
Good Cooking is an absolute must-have for the kitchen shelf.
Click here for sample recipes from Neil Perry's Good Cooking