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WELCOME TO THE BOOKTOPIA FOOD & DRINK BUZZ

Christmas was good wasn't it? The roast was lovely, the ham was delicious, the pudding was wonderful and the pavlova, oh, that was the best. But Christmas is over, and we can't have pavlova every day (as much as we want to).

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The early months are a time of new promises and new beginnings, especially in the kitchen. Thankfully the best cookbooks around are designed for healthy eating without the cost and bother of most healthy cookbooks.

Michelle Bridges takes on superfoods in her latest effort, while the Clean Living boys return with another super offering. There's also Karen Martini, Sarah Wilson and even the AWW gets in on the superfood revolution! It's enough to make me want to dive into a kale smoothies right now!

Bon Appétit!

Andrew Cattanach
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MICHELLE BRIDGES MAKES IT EASY AND DELICIOUS
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by Michelle Bridges


Andrew says: Michelle Bridges is surely Australia's Favourite Health Freak, and with her  collection of easy, healthy dishes you'll have a skip in your step for the rest of 2014.

Blurb: Get the best out of the food you eat to get the best out of yourself.

Michelle Bridges, Australia's most popular diet and fitness expert, shares her superfoods - the essential ingredients that pack the healthiest punch. From beans that boost your brainpower to vegies that help prevent disease, these nutritional big hitters are beneficial additions to everyone's culinary arsenal.

Inside you'll discover:
  • the benefits each superfood provides
  • information on how they can help you to improve your state of mind, exercise effectively and lose weight
  • weekly menu plans and shopping lists
And with 80 tasty, tantalising recipes - from awesome breakfasts and elegant evening meals to light lunches and on-the-go sandwiches - it's easy to incorporate these sensational superfoods into your diet.

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IT'S NOT EASY BEING CLEAN
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by Luke Hines, Scott Gooding


Andrew says: Watch this space as Luke Hines and Scott Gooding become superstars in the next twelve months. Their strength lies in making difficult lifestyle and eating habits easy, and their Clean Living Cookbook is not to be missed.

Blurb: Eating healthy has never been so delicious.

No matter how much exercise you work into your daily routine, you can't be in optimal condition if you're not eating right. With this in mind, Luke and Scott have created a collection of recipes that are easy to make, delicious to eat and, best of all, great for your overall wellbeing.

The paleo diet - also known as the 'caveman diet' - is based around the belief that you should only eat what you can catch, pick from a bush or forage for. So cut out all those hard-to-digest grains and unnecessary sugars, and fill up on these delicious, nutrient-dense meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 


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SARAH WILSON IS STILL OFF THE SWEET STUFF
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by Sarah Wilson


Andrew says: I Quit Sugar was an absolute juggernaut, and I'm betting fans will love I Quit Sugar For Life even more. A more detailed, more accessible companion for the sugar junkie in all of us.

Blurb: Quitting sugar is not a diet. Quitting sugar is a way of living without processed food and eating like our great-grandparents used to before the crap.

With her bestselling book, I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson helped tens of thousands of Australians to kick the habit. In I Quit Sugar for Life , Sarah shows you how to be sugar-free forever. Drawing on extensive research and her own tried and tested methods, Sarah has designed a program to help families and singles:
  • banish cravings by eating good fats and protein
  • deal with lapses
  • maximise nutrition with vegies
  • exercise less for better results
  • detox safely make sustainable food choices
  • cook sugar-free: 128 desserts, cakes, kids' stuff, comfort dinners and tote-able breakfast and lunches
I Quit Sugar for Life is not just about kicking a habit it; it's a complete wellness philosophy for your healthiest, calmest, happiest self.

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ANOTHER ROUND OF MARTINI
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by Karen Martini


Andrew says: I have a copy of Karen Martini's classic at home and I've already churning through the recipes. A welcome paperback format of Karen Martini's masterpiece full of, well, Karen Martini masterpieces.

Blurb: Karen loves cooking traditional food - be it Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or comforting English baking - but adds something extra to make it look and taste special: kibbeh, normally made with lamb, is a revelation when ocean trout is used instead; a dollop of smoky eggplant completely transforms a piece of chargrilled tuna; and a classic cheesecake becomes an elegant dessert when paired with a spoonful of wine-soaked berries.

Based on Karen's phenomenally popular column in Sunday Life magazine, this collection of 150 recipes, beautifully photographed by Earl Carter, offers the inspiration needed to turn the evening meal into a special occasion, every night of the week.

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MASTERCHEF INC.
A HOMEGROWN TABLE
by Emma Dean

I'D EAT THAT
by Callum Hann
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Emma Dean, winner of the 2013 MasterChef, is on her way to becoming a household name. Growing up on a hobby farm, her love of everything fresh and seasonal began at an early age. This is reflected in her first collection of recipes, with a farm-to-table approach to food and her earthy style, using food grown or foraged to create wonderful recipes you'll love to share. A Homegrown Table covers a range of meals for every time of day. With over 80 nourishing recipes, Emma combines the familiar with the unusual, showcasing different cuts of meat, heirloom vegetables and wild greens.

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The perfect kitchen companion, featuring detailed advice and over 90 recipes for fast, easy and delicious meals that will be enjoyed by novice and experienced cooks alike.

Callum Hann is back with a collection of recipes and sound advice that will give novice foodies the skills and the enthusiasm to become better, more knowledgeable, happier cooks. In addition to over 90 fast, fresh and simple recipes there is a wealth of information on cooking fundamentals, ranging from a guide to flavour combinations and advice on choosing the right restaurant --as well more...

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AWW GET IN ON THE SUPERFOOD REVOLUTION
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by Australians Women's Weekly


Andrew says: The superfood craze doesn't seem like it's going to go away. Why? Because it works! Superfoods + The Australian Women's Weekly? Now that's a match made in heaven.

Blurb: The recipes in this book feature super foods as the star ingredient for added energy and well-being. Included are a wonderfully diverse and healthy range of family-friendly recipes including grains, pulses, seafood, nuts, lean meat, fruit, soy and dairy products, vegetables, herbs and spices as our hero foods. Once you start eating food based on these super ingredients - you'll marvel at how well you feel each and every day.

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EAT YOURSELF HEALTHY

EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL
by Lee Holmes

EAT LESS CRAP LOSE THAT FAT
by Sam Pease
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Over 100 nutritionally rich, delicious anti-inflammatory recipes for ageless beauty

Eat Yourself Beautiful is a guide to achieving inner and outer health and ageless beauty through simple, delicious recipes using nutritionally rich, anti- inflammatory 'super' foods. Many of the dishes in this inspiring and practical book are gluten, wheat, yeast and sugar-free, individually identified by at-a- glance icons. Also included are beauty-friendly menu plans and shopping lists; advice on what foods to avoid; how to detox; and advice on identifying hidden more...

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Fresh and original diet book that teaches you how to lose weight easily, written in a fun, lively style. Eat Less Crap...is an entertaining collection of embarrassing self-confessions about food-guzzling that'll teach readers easy ways to lose weight. It allows for screw-ups because let's face ita we're human. Whether you want to lose five, 50, or 500 kilos u losing weight is easy once you have Sam's secrets. Five years ago Sam Pease was fat and frazzled. None of the popular diets appealed because they preached the same message: give up all the foods you love and exercise for an hour, three times a week. That more...

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A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION
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by Lyndey Milan


Andrew says: The Best Collection indeed! Lyndey Milan is one of Australia's favourite foodies, and this collection of her best recipes is a wonderful reference point for any home cook.

Blurb: Over 150 recipes from one of Australia's most energetic food, wine and lifestyle personality. Lyndey Milan's sensational recipes have placed her in the award-winning ranks of chefs. There is no gastronomy here - this is food for everyone. It's packed with minimal fuss and maximum flavor, and takes the hard work out of planning a complete meal.

This stunning collection takes the best recipes from Lyndey's kitchen.

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20/20 VISION
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by Lola Berry


Andrew says: Despite the groundbreaking popularity of her 20/20 diet, Lola Berry is just a healthy cook at heart. Full of a love for food some healthy cookbooks lack, The 20/20 Diet Cookbook is perfect starting point for anyone looking to lose a few of those December pounds.

Blurb: Leading Australian nutritionist Lola Berry devised the ground-breaking and easy-to-follow 20/20 Diet based on years of experience in her own practice, helping people to shed excess kilos, and also her own weight journey.

Lola's tried and tested path to weight-loss and good health loads the body up with nutrient-dense foods and avoids the dairy, grains and refined sugar that are common allergens. Basically, it's about eating what humans were designed to eat: unprocessed, nutritious, natural, seasonal, whole and delicious foods.

In The 20/20 Diet Cookbook, Lola introduces a raft of natural ingredients as she offers inspired, nutritionally packed dishes that are gratifying, full of flavour and simple to make, for any night of the week. Beautifully photographed throughout, the recipes are based on an ethos of:
· No sugar

· No wheat

· No gluten

· Very little dairy

They encourage you to expand your pantry with whole and natural flours, oils, alternative fats and sweeteners and to try plenty of different grains, seeds, plenty of nuts and berries in your cooking. Lola teaches about each ingredient in her inimitable, charming style, and shares 80 of her favourite recipes that make it easy to decide what to eat next - recipe such as:

Roast Chicken with Quinoa, Pistachio & Cranberry Stuffing * Pumpkin, Almond & Zucchini Loaf * Banoffee Pie * Crispy Kale Chips * Rocket, Macadamia & Strawberry Salad * Kangaroo Steaks with Mango & Avocado Salsa * a whole chapter of delicious smoothie recipes * Mexican Chili Beef * Raw Rose and Raspberry tart * Sticky Date Pudding * Strawberry, almond and pomegranate pancakes

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THE SUPER SUPERFOOD JUST GOT SUPER...ER
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by Penny Doyle


Andrew says: Cooking with Quinoa used to be as difficult as pronouncing its name. But that has all changed, as millions of health fanatics around the globe have pushed and prodded the superfood into a delicious staple of dishes everywhere. This is the definitive collection of these recipes, something to get very excited about!

Blurb: This is an inspired collection of original quinoa recipes that make the most of this amazing superfood. An informative introduction covers the story of quinoa, where it is cultivated, its nutritional properties and how to use it to maximum effect in a healthy diet. It shows how to utilize the incredible properties of this gluten-free 'pseudograin' in recipes such as Granola with Fig and Date Compote, Seared Malaysian Scallops on Black Chilli Quinoa, Bean Jambalaya and Mocha Brownies.

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A SMOOTH WAY TO SPEND YOUR SUMMER
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by Nicola Graimes


Andrew says: Nothing says summer like an ice-cold juice or smoothie. Packed with great ideas and combinations, look no further for your vitamin hit than this gorgeous collection of receipes.

Blurb: Whether you're looking for a potent pick-me-up, an effective detoxifier, a postworkout boost, a weight-loss aid or an anti-ageing rejuvenator, this book shows you how to make flavour-packed juices and smoothies with health-enhancing properties.

Along with the nutrients gleaned from fresh fruit and vegetables, these greattasting drinks contain active super-nutrients such as spirulina, wheatgrass, maca, baobab, lacuma, acai berries, chia seeds and raw cacao. To help those unfamiliar with these super-nutrients, an in-depth list of their numerous health benefits, with information on how to use them. There is no comparison between home-produced juices and mass-produced ones - with homemade drinks you can choose your favourite fresh produce, they are additive-free with no added sugar, and they're not pasteurized, a process which can deplete their nutritional status.

Alongside over 100 recipes, this book gives practical advice on getting the most from your fresh produce, plus a guide to buying a juicer or blender.

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Michelle Bridges

The Clean Living boys

Sarah Wilson

Karen Martini

Masterchef Inc.

Australian Women's Weekly

Eat yourself healthy

Lyndey Milan

Lola Berry

Penny Doyle

Nicola Graimes


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