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  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1st edition (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297869051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297869054
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 1.5 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,946 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Hairy Bikers, self-proclaimed food lovers, decided it was time to cut back on some of the calories and adopt a healthier lifestyle, without sacrificing flavour. This book is packed with delicious recipes that are for "real people, not skinny minnies" - including hearty family meals and baked treats (EASY FOOD)

Bikers ought to be hirsute, cider-loving and tubby. But in their latest book of recipes Si King and Dave Myers have shed the pounds and immediately reaped the benefit in sales. The moral being that you don't have to lose flavour along with the hefty calorie content (BELFAST TELEGRAPH)

The last people you thought you'd see hosting their own dieting show, but the Hairy Bikers did it in style and proved that losing weight doesn't have to involve lettuce leaves and rabbit food! One of our faves from the slimmed-down duo is the scrummy Spanish-style bake (GOOD TO KNOW RECIPES)

Healthy food doesn't have to be boring, as The Hairy Bikers - now Hairy Dieters! - prove with these mouthwatering low-fat dishes (WOMAN'S OWN)

Dave and Si have lost nearly six stone between them and they've devised lower-calorie versions of usually calorific favourites... keeping all the flavour in tact. Try it - you'll like it. (REVEAL)

The food's good, the advice sensible (RADIO TIMES)

showcases the many mouthwatering, healthy recipes that have helped them drop the pounds... low-calorie delights as a bechamel-free lasagne that uses leeks instead of excess pasta and tandoori chicken with fat-free yoghurt (DAILY EXPRESS)

low-calorie but equally tasty versions of some of their favourite recipes (DAILY MAIL)

Hearty dishes that won't pile on the pounds (BBC GOOD FOOD)

Si & Dave's recipes are SO much more delicious than the average diet dishes, it's no wonder they lost nearly 6st between them! (WOMAN)

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395 of 402 people found the following review helpful By Marin on 5 Sept. 2012
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Have been using this book to create almost all our meals for 5 weeks now.

The recipes are very simple to follow and have all tasted really good.

I have lost 1 Stone so far and my wife has lost 8 pounds so we are both very happy with this.

Not just down to the recipes in the book as you have to exercise as well, I go mountain biking and my wife goes to a gym.

So for now we are going to continue to use the recipes in the book - give it a try as it does help to loose weight.

***Update 1 after nine weeks ***

Have now lost 2 Stone and the wife 1 Stone - still using the book for most meals.

***Update 2 after seventeen weeks ***

Have now lost over 3 Stone and the wife 1 Stone 4 pounds.
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593 of 620 people found the following review helpful By KM Cook Book Queen on 30 July 2012
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What do foodie minded (and bellied) folk eat when they are cutting back a bit? I've wondered this often and it was with much anticipation that I opened this one up.

I wasn't disappointed either. The hairy bikers have done a good book here with some excellent recipes and pictures that make you want to try the recipes. Food chapters are: Breakfast & Brunch, One-Pan Dishes, Grills & Roasts, Pies, Stews, Vegetables & Salads, Fakeaways, Pasta & Rice, Puddings & Cakes and Lunch Boxes & Snacks.

Many of the dishes have a comforting feel, some are spicy, some light and delicious like: Salmon with chilli Ginger Sauce, Peppered Steak with Mushrooms, Lemon and Thyme Roast Chicken, Cajun Spiced Chicken with Potato Wedges and Chive Dip, Chicken and Ham Tangle Pie, Lean Lamb Hotpot, Lamb Tagine, Chilli Salad Bowl, Chilli Con Carne and a number of really great sounding curries. This is just a taster of the recipes, I fancy trying a lot more. My favourites of the sweet recipes are Summer Fruit Meringues and Chewy Cranberry and Apricot Bites.

I've recently taken a lot more interest in cooking to lose a bit of weight, for much the same reasons as the bikers - to give my health a boost - so this book has come at just the right time for me. Starting off tonight with one I already have the ingredients for, their Chicken and Mushroom Risotto.
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643 of 689 people found the following review helpful By Big Mama on 14 Aug. 2012
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Having watched one of the programmes, my hubby and I decided to look for an accompanying cook book. This is it! The recipes are great and what a variety of ingredients.

There are six of us at home, me, hubby, 2 x 20 year olds, 1 x 19 year old and 1 x 16 year old. All with large appetites, but only me needing to lose weight.

I prepared the ingredients for the casserole, put it all in the slow cooker, switched it on and went to work. Late afternoon, I received a text message from my 20 year old son explaining that he would be out until after 7pm, but could I please, please, please keep him some of the casserole as it smelled so good!

When I got home, I had to practically fight my way through the rest of the family - it was like a scene from Oliver Twist with them standing there with bowls in hand. Not one complaint was received apart from there being none left!

I am a large eater and have found the portions to be more than adequate and certainly far more substantial than any ready meals I have purchased.

The Skinny Beef Lasagne also received rave reviews.

We are all looking forward to trying more of the delicious looking recipes.

The various sections are well laid out, calories are detailed for the recipes per portion and clear ingredient lists make these straight forward and easy to prepare. I have not come across any ingredients that I could not find in my local supermarket and certainly none that were so fancy I hadn't heard of them.

As I do not possess any of the previous Hairy Biker cookbooks, I cannot comment on previous reviews that the recipes are simply a reworking of the originals.

As far as I am concerned, these tasty meals will be very useful in encouraging me to keep on my weight loss / healthy eating plan.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By janeyjack on 13 Sept. 2012
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One of the best cookery books I have ever bought the recipes are so good you would not know they were dieting recipes.I would recommend it to everybody
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216 of 239 people found the following review helpful By Honeypot on 13 Aug. 2012
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Having recently purchased the book I was relieved to find that it was 1. easy to follow 2. used readily available ingredients (even found harissa in the supermarket) 3. easy to follow instructions 4. easy to cook and 5. tasted delicious.
I have countless cook books confined to the cupboard because they are too complex and I give up the will to live after just reading them. All the recipes offered that I have made are bursting with flavor just as they promise, with no complaints from any of the family, making for a pleasant change. It is true the book is simple and to the point - which as a busy working Mum suits me down to the ground. I would highly recommend this book based on the fact that I have actually used it and am still using it. Can't say fairer than that......................
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65 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. G. Jones on 15 Sept. 2012
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I watched the show and made a fair few of the freely available recipes - this coincided with a decision I had already made to shed a few pounds. By not just following the recipes but applying the cooking advice to my own recipes I've been able to eat well, not go hungry but still keep my daily calorie count around the 1500-1600 mark as a maximum, usually its closer to 1400.

I'm not as religious with it as the HBs so my weight loss is a gradual affair but I don't feel like I am on a diet and have still managed 14lbs in about 6 weeks (I also cycle regularly), I am just not over eating and making sure the things I do eat are cannily made. And the most important thing is that the food is delicious and filling.

All of these recipes are easily doable,all very straight forward with easily obtained ingrediants - nothing seems particularly daunting - this is food, not fine dining which is EXACTLY what you need for every day cooking.

I have given 4 stars rather than 5 because whilst most recipes are sort of 'stand alone', often there can be instances of (x calories - not including rice). This is fine but it should have an additional note which says how many extra calories the accompaniment would be. Its a minor niggle I know and doesn't affect me much but for people new to cooking/calorie counting you need to make life as easy as possible.

I've seen a very few negative reviews for this book, most don't relate to the actual product, the remainder frothing about how calorie counting does/doesn't work.

This is pretty good news, when you find a product where the negative reviews have no substance you can be pretty confident in the purchase.
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