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Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans: Over 100 Nomtastic Recipes!
Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans: Over 100 Nomtastic Recipes!
by Henry Fong
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Love of Real Food, 11 April 2014
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What a glorious work of art this book is. I was so entranced by the first few pages, I made a cup of coffee and sat down and read every single page in one session. I constantly say to friends that the term "food industry" is a contradiction on terms (what one friend calls a "terminological inexactitude". Real food has nothing to do with industry. Industrialised food is processed, fat and sugar laden chemical gunk which should have no place in any home. This book will show youngsters what you have never been shown before, and refresh those who grew up in the post second war period how real cooking can move on and be even better that our mothers made it. The recipes are real, that is, they are not long lists of complicated, hard to find ingredients. They are straightforward and thank heavens, not anything like the pretend food that chefs create after faffing about with stuff for hours on end. Hardly know where to start with the recipes, they are all so good, and even better, low in carbs.
The style is engaging, easy to read and each page is clear, with lots of great photos. This woman really loves proper food and her family is clearly thriving on it. I have no doubts at all that the first recipe I choose will be as perfect as the writer predicts. Buy this with confidence if you want low carb, paleo food with no industrialisation behind it. Throw another mammoth leg on the fire mother, I am coming home!


Songmics 10 Tier Shoe Rack Stand Standing Storage Organizer 58 x 28 x 160cm RXJ10H
Songmics 10 Tier Shoe Rack Stand Standing Storage Organizer 58 x 28 x 160cm RXJ10H
Offered by Songmics
Price: 13.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars can't be beaten for the price, 30 Jan 2014
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First, the company uses DPD, not the best courier in the world. The driver did a 3-point turn in front of my home and drove away, and I only later learned he tried to deliver it to the wrong house, for reasons known only to him! He then left it with someone else whom I don't know, who only gave it to me late afternoon. What a stressful day - particularly as the DPD customer service clearly think WE are all liars and their drivers are ok!
Anyway, to get to the product: It is lightweight, so don't bump into it in the dark. Easily put together, no parts missing, thank heavens.
The shelves are sturdy enough but walking boots have to be put in sideways as the height of each shelf is not sufficient. I have managed to get all my dog-walking boots and shoes in it, plus trainers and dog leads etc. The box it came in fits on one shelf to contain doggie bags and collars and harnesses. For some absurd reason, I really like it! It is cheap enough but not tatty and is certainly fit to be seen in the hall. Bought it because it is narrow and tall and does not cause too much of an obstruction in my narrow hall (thanks Bovis). The cover keeps the dust off and there are side pockets too! Can't go wrong really, apart from the courier. Gof for it.


Pulsin Natural Whey Protein (1kg)
Pulsin Natural Whey Protein (1kg)
Price: 28.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The best yet, 29 Jan 2014
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This is the best whey protein I have had, having been made nauseous with a couple of others I had given up on whey. However, this is a fine product, particularly because of the grass-fed cows who are not given hormones. I use this to dilute the Good Hemp flavoured Hi Plant Active protein because it is too sickly sweet to tolerate on its own. I mix 450grm of the Good Hemp with a kg of Pulsin and get the dilution of sickly sweetness just right. However, on its own this is a pleasing, creamy whey, which mixes beautifully and is good with carb-free coconut milk or yogurt. Enjoy.


Good Hi Plant Pro Active Shake Strawberry 900g
Good Hi Plant Pro Active Shake Strawberry 900g
Price: 15.04

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars sickeningly sweet, but I have found a remedy, 29 Jan 2014
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This a relatively healthy hemp protein shake with not too much carbohydrate. It mixes fine provided there is sufficient liquid, anything less than an "optimal" amount gives a thick, gloopy mess which must be watered down. It's ok mixed with yoghurt though. It's one big let down is the sickly sweetness. Having opted for a natural sweetener (stevia), the manufacturers had to go and spoil this supplement by adding too much. Stevia is 15 times sweeter than sugar! I have even diluted this shake with an equal amount of natural, unflavoured hemp powder, but this made no difference at all. Great if you are a sugar junkie, but thumbs down if you only want a low level of sweetness. If I made a smoothie of this with, say, banana, I would throw up! Sorry, but this lets it down. I have purchased the chocolate and the strawberry and the strawberry is harder to mix well, being very gritty in texture, there is often a fine grit left at the bottom of my glass.
UPDATE - SOME MONTHS LATER..... OK, here is the update - purchased 2 kg of Pulsin natural whey protein in order to mix with the Good Hemp Active Chocolate and Strawberry, hoping to reduce its sweetness level. Here is the winning formula: mix half the Good Hemp (450 grm), with 1kg of Pulsin natural whey. This dilutes the sickening sweetness of the Good Hemp sufficiently to make it edible. Hope this is useful.


The Big Book of Juices and Smoothies: 365 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day
The Big Book of Juices and Smoothies: 365 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day
by Natalie Savona
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good as far as it goes, 22 Dec 2013
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I have given this 3 stars only because the emphasis is on fruits with too little focus on healthy vegetable juices.
Given that all sugar, including fruit sugar, is not good for health, and that this book offered 365 opportunities to provide a fair spread of healthy juices with vegetables, I was somewhat disappointed. If you are putting on weight around your abdomen, and have even a teeny suspicion you are in a pre-diabetic state (Metabolic syndrome) or have type 2 diabetes, this book will not do you any favours and you should choose a book with more healthy juice recipes such as The New Green Juicing Diet by Elizabeth Swann. However, that said, if juices and smoothies are your thing, you will find no end of combinations to suit your ever-changing needs for sugar and keep you happy with your juicing choices. It is well set out and gives a modicum of information re the vitamins etc found in the various fruits and some veg mentioned. I purchased this copy as a used purchase and am heartily glad I didn't pay full price. Savvy juicers will know that you can adjust the fruit content and slip some vegetables into some of the juice recipes and give them to children but this is not so easily achieved with smoothies. All in all, not a bad book, just somewhat one-sided in its approach.


Moosewood Cookbook
Moosewood Cookbook
by Mollie Katzen
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars better than some uk books, 26 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Moosewood Cookbook (Paperback)
This book contains a selection of delicious recipes, but be warned, you will need to search online for a comprehensive list of foodstuffs and their weight in USA cups! I found a couple which I printed off and tucked inside the book. One word of warning, beware of buying a second hand one from Amazon marketplace sellers - my book stinks to heaven of a damp musty cellar, has writing on most of the pages and some pages bent and torn. World of Books are to blame! Will avoid in future.
Otherwise, treat yourself to a good vegetarian book with confidence, Moosewood is worth buying.


Plenty
Plenty
by Yotam Ottolenghi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.42

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice to look at, 6 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Plenty (Hardcover)
The recipes are no doubt excellent but they require so much faffing and so many different items I just cannot be bothered. Wish I had purchased something else instead. The problem with "cheffy" type cooks is that they live in a world where everyone is well-off and can afford to eat like this.
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Xylitol Natural Sweetener 250g (9x250g)
Xylitol Natural Sweetener 250g (9x250g)
Offered by Xylitol Uk
Price: 21.51

4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful sweetener, 6 Oct 2013
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Good to have a natural sweetener which has not been too processed into a cancer-causing substance. Versatile and essential when you need a bit of a sweet taste without having to poison yourself.


Marigold Organic Low Salt Bouillon Cubes 0.09 g (Pack of 6)
Marigold Organic Low Salt Bouillon Cubes 0.09 g (Pack of 6)
Price: 7.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bargain buy but it is not the same., 6 Oct 2013
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Bought a job lot of these at a good price, but I prefer the powder in a tub. This is not the same. Disappointed.


UK Ring Sizer / Measure For Women Sizes A-Z
UK Ring Sizer / Measure For Women Sizes A-Z
Offered by Natural Diamond
Price: 9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars simple but effective, 6 Oct 2013
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What's not to like? Keep it sweet and simple and this works a treat. What a bargain buy for the price.


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