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Book Description

2 Aug 2012

The Hairy Bikers have lost almost 6 stone between them and you can lose weight too...

Si King and Dave Myers are self-confessed food lovers. Food isn't just fuel to them, it's their life. But, like many of us, they've found that the weight has crept on over the years. So they've made a big decision to act before it's too late and lose some pounds. In this groundbreaking diet book, Si and Dave have come up with tasty recipes that are low in calories and big on flavour. This is real food for real people, not skinny minnies. There are ideas for family meals, hearty lunches and dinners, even a few knock-out bakes and snacking options. The Hairy Bikers will always love their food - pies and curries won't be off the menu for long! - but using these recipes, and following their clever tips and heartfelt advice, you can bake your cake, eat it, and lose the pounds.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: W&N (2 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297869051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297869054
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 19 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25 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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How to love food and lose weight.

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216 of 221 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying all the recipes 5 Sep 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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531 of 550 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calorie Counting for people who love food. 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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594 of 631 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 14 Aug 2012
By Big Mama TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for everybody who enjoys food 13 Sep 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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147 of 161 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ideal Cookbook 6 Aug 2012
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My copy arrived last Thursday and I think I've cooked every meal we've had since then from this cookbook, it's wonderful, my husband and I have very different diet needs (I need to loose weight, he doesn't) so finding meals that suited both of us was a real challange. The recipes are easy to follow and delicous.Si & Dave have cooked all over the world and their experience really shows through in the flavours of the dishes. So far I've cooked the Ginger Chilli Salmon, the poached eggs and bacon, the chicken korma, the lemon and blueberry fairy cakes and the cheese & leek pasties, I've only had the book 4 days. I can now cook meals which help me loose weight and that my husband will enjoy. Would recommend this book to everyone!
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210 of 231 people found the following review helpful
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent with some lovely recipes
Made some lovely meals using recipes from this book and the whole family thouroughly enjoyed I follow slimming world and get weighed on a weekly basis and go to group with a... Read more
Published 17 hours ago by Louise Legg
3.0 out of 5 stars would not recommend to a friend
not as good as I expected some good recipes but not really for me. seems expensive some of the m
Published 18 hours ago by katie 21
4.0 out of 5 stars What can I say
Watched the series on TV. Thought it was awesome, might inspire me. Sadly not, given I
have just watched The Hairy Biker Asian at it's best...... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Fiona burton
5.0 out of 5 stars I Use These Books 2 or 3 Times a Week
There are so many yummy recipes in this book I don't know which to choose next. The trouble is I love the ones I have chosen first and want to keep repeating them for a while but... Read more
Published 3 days ago by 2essie
5.0 out of 5 stars My best cookery book
I have tried several recipes from this book and have not been disappointed yet. The instructions are clear and each recipe has a photo ( a must for me) Have also brought the follow... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Carys
5.0 out of 5 stars Hairy bikers recipes
The recipes in this book are uniformly excellent ; we've tried most of them at this stage. The best cookery book yet
Published 8 days ago by Peadar O'Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely recipes
Very good cook book, if you're trying to lose weight. We are using it, but not really trying to lose weight, as the recipes are so great!
Published 10 days ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars help at hand
A lovely to follow if you want to lose weight and keep it off. I have been following the recipes for my husband and he is losing weight slowly, but still enjoying his food. Read more
Published 13 days ago by C. M. A. Draisey
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious and makes counting calories a dream
I have tried most of the recipes in this book and have not yet been disappointed. Yes they are 'usual' recipes but much lower in fat and calories - what's not to like? Read more
Published 13 days ago by Helen Samuels
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hairy Dieters: How to love food and lose weight
Loved the recipes in this book. However as I am following Weight Watchers I would have liked the recipes to have been shown as pro points as well as calories to save me time... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Alison Hunter
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