THE #1 FASTEST SELLING NON-FICTION BOOK IN THE UK
Slimming food has never tasted so good; the must-have first cookbook from the UK's most visited food blog.
Sharing delicious home-style recipes with a hugely engaged online community, pinchofnom.com has helped millions of people to cook well and lose weight. The Pinch of Nom cookbook can help novice and experienced home-cooks enjoy exciting, flavourful and satisfying meals. Accessible to everyone by not including diet points, all of these recipes are compatible with the principles of the UK's most popular diet programmes.
There are 100 incredible recipes in the book, 33 of which are vegetarian. Each recipe has been tried and tested by twenty Pinch of Nom community members to ensure it is healthy, full of flavour and incredibly easy to make. Whether it’s Cumberland Pie, Mediterranean Chicken Orzo, Mexican Chilli Beef or Chicken Balti, this food is so good you’ll never guess the calorie count. This book does not include ‘values’ from mainstream diet programmes as these are everchanging. Instead the recipes are labelled with helpful icons to guide you towards the ones that suit you best – whether you’re looking for something veggie, fancy a fakeaway, want to feed a family of four or have limited time to spare.
Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone owned a restaurant together in The Wirral, where Kate was head chef. Together they created the Pinch of Nom blog with the aim of teaching people how to cook. They began sharing healthy, slimming recipes and today Pinch of Nom is the UK's most visited food blog with an active and engaged online community of over 1.5 million followers.
Showing that dieting should never be a barrier to good food, Pinch of Nom is the go-to home cookbook for mouthwatering meals that tick all the boxes.
In this hit-and-miss outing, restaurateurs-turned-food-bloggers Allinson and Featherstone (Pinch of Nom Everyday Light) translate their approach to lighter eating to American audiences, though with a decidedly British feel. For example, they offer recipes for Full English Wraps (a burrito-esque take on the traditional English breakfast of sausage, eggs, baked beans, bacon, and tomatoes) as well as Yorkshire Pudding Wraps (the roast beef, mushrooms, and arugula are saut ed and placed on the "pudding," a baked pita-like bread of flour, eggs, and skim milk). Basing their light approach solely on calorie count (neither author is a certified nutritionist or dietician), and using substitutions (margarine for butter, reduced-fat cheese, etc.) the duo offers pages of lighter riffs on favorites like oven-baked chicken fingers with DIY breadcrumbs; doner kebabs (made with low-fat beef, and served with low-fat yogurt); and chicken breasts and leeks in a sauce of blue cheese and low-fat cream cheese. Not all swaps are appetizing cr me brulee calls for skim milk and subs artificial sweetener for sugar to achieve its signature caramelized crust, and eclairs employ margarine, artificial sweetener, and self-rising flour for the classic choux dough and reduced-fat whipped cream in lieu of custard. Diners interested in incorporating lighter dishes into rotation may find a few winners here, but those serious about sensible, healthy weight loss will find better guidance elsewhere.
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Brilliant to finally realise how simple it can be to make something that tastes gorgeous and doesn’t make you pile on the pounds but rather helps you loose them.
Pinch of Nom
Lots of recipes that look worth a go but doesn’t work in this format! Needs a clear list of recipes in the contents. Too many to scroll through and the index in the back is not a substitute for a list of contents in section order. Very frustrating!