Health & Wellbeing (199)

Aquafaba

ISBN: 9781911621157

Authors: Sebastien Kardinal, Laura Veganpower    Publisher: Grub Street

Vegan cooking without eggs using the magic of chickpea water From the Latin aqua (water) and faba (beans), aquafaba is the cooking liquid found in tinned beans...


Vegan cooking without eggs using the magic of chickpea water From the Latin aqua (water) and faba (beans), aquafaba is the cooking liquid found in tinned beans and other legumes like chickpeas or the liquid left over from cooking your own. It can be used to replace egg whites in many sweet and savoury recipes. Its unique mix of starches, proteins, fibre and sugars, which are left in the water after cooking, gives aquafaba a wide range of emulsifying, foaming, binding and thickening properties, making it the perfect ingredient in vegan cooking or recipes for those who have egg allergies. It’s amazing to think that this precious liquid that we all threw down the sink could have such incredible properties? This is a real culinary revolution. The authors give all the secrets of aquafaba; how to make your own at home with just chickpeas and water and then how to use it in a dazzling array of recipes. Aquafaba beaten with a whisk produces a mountain of snowy white, giving volume to your muffins, and binding in your pasta. At last for vegans, lemon meringue pie, mousses, mayonnaise, macaroons and meringues are on the menu. Sébastien and Laura have thought of everything. Having created your aquafaba there are even a collection of recipes at the end of the book which use those cooked chickpeas to make hummus, falafels and curries.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$35.00
The Little Book of Yoga

ISBN: 9781786852809

Author: Eleanor Hall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

There are plenty of reasons to try yoga – strengthen your body, soothe your soul, reduce stress and many more! This easy-to-digest guide has plenty of tips to...


There are plenty of reasons to try yoga – strengthen your body, soothe your soul, reduce stress and many more! This easy-to-digest guide has plenty of tips to help you get started and is packed with a variety of poses that target a range of abilities. Be inspired to enjoy all that’s best about an AWESOME YOGA LIFESTYLE.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2018


$19.99
Not For Ourselves Alone

ISBN: 9780995102507

Author: Jenny Robin Jones    Publisher: Saddleback

Not For Ourselves Alone traces belonging in its broadest context - for people everywhere and through time. Jenny Robin Jones uses her own experience to track ho...


Not For Ourselves Alone traces belonging in its broadest context - for people everywhere and through time. Jenny Robin Jones uses her own experience to track how, in the modern world, we develop a sense of belonging via our individual self. She finds belonging under attack as never before. The overblown cult of the individual can leave people lonely or alienated from those around them. Society offers salvation by shopping and the single-minded pursuit of profit, but a feeling of emptiness often persists. In conversation with friends and family members, Jenny records how those dear to her are finding their own ways to belonging in spite of difficult circumstances. In essence they are replacing the twentieth-century story of ourselves as either self-interested individuals or just herd animals by a narrative with kindness, compassion and inclusion at its heart.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 16-04-2018


$39.99
Back From The Brink

ISBN: 9780473421700

Author: Bill Blaikie    Publisher: Nawmac Ltd

“Shall I shoot?”… “No don’t shoot”… I’m going to shoot”… “Don’t shoot!”. Rapid fire yelling within the confines of a vehicle stuck in ...


“Shall I shoot?”… “No don’t shoot”… I’m going to shoot”… “Don’t shoot!”. Rapid fire yelling within the confines of a vehicle stuck in the middle of stalled traffic, facing an unknown person wearing a full burqa peering into the car. Inches away from the driver’s face, a large hand pressed against the window. “We didn’t know if they were male or female or what was about to happen, but we were absolutely sure that if we shot this person, the crowd, including the armed policemen nearby, would turn on us and there’d be no escape.” In 2004, Lieutenant Colonel William Blaikie shipped out to Afghanistan, to head up a team dedicated to rebuilding the country after the war. As part of the New Zealand Defence Force, his skills lay in intelligence and communications – his mission was to form a team, develop and implement plans to work with USA and Coalition partners to help get Afghanistan back on its feet. Bill experienced situations that were beyond tense, often facing life and death situations and decision making that required deep and quick thinking, based on not always having enough information at hand. On his return home to New Zealand, his journey through coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder began, and the nightmares were not limited to sleep time. Everything has remained at life and death levels for Bill, and this book details how he and his wife Nancy have worked through suicide attempts, getting help, and finding answers to what is an epidemic level challenge for military personnel everywhere. “No amount of training can prepare you for what happens in your head after the uniforms are off and the guns are packed away.”


Bind: paperback


Pages: 164


Publication Date: 11-11-2017


$29.99
Doctors in Denial : The forgotten women in the 'unfortunate experiment'

ISBN: 9780947522438

Author: Ronald Jones    Publisher: Otago University Press

When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women’s Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Herbert Green’s st...


When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women’s Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Herbert Green’s study into the natural history of carcinoma in-situ of the cervix (CIS) – later called ‘the unfortunate experiment’ – had been in progress for seven years. By the mid-1960s there was almost universal agreement among gynaecologists and pathologists worldwide that CIS was a precursor of cancer, requiring complete removal. Green, however, believed otherwise, and embarked on a study of women with CIS, without their consent, that involved merely observing, rather than definitively treating them. Many women subsequently developed cancer and some died. In 1984 Jones and senior colleagues Dr Bill McIndoe and Dr Jock McLean published a scientific paper that exposed the truth, and the disastrous outcome of Green’s experiment. In a public inquiry in 1987 Judge Sylvia Cartwright observed that an unethical experiment had been carried out in large numbers of women for over 20 years. Since that time there have been attempts to cast Green’s work in a more generous light. This rewriting of history has spurred Ron Jones to set the record straight by telling his personal story: a story of the unnecessary suffering of countless women, a story of professional arrogance and misplaced loyalties, and a story of doctors in denial of the truth.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$39.95
For the Love of Running

ISBN: 9781786850157

Author: Paul Owens    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Running is the simplest, most natural, the most wildly liberating and gloriously exhilarating of sports. Collected here are all the most fascinating insights in...


Running is the simplest, most natural, the most wildly liberating and gloriously exhilarating of sports. Collected here are all the most fascinating insights into the world of running - from its illustrious history to the modern day greats - that you will ever need to inspire your next run, wether it's a 5k or an ultramarathon.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 135 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 09-06-2017


$27.99
Never Stop Dreaming

ISBN: 9781786850249

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Dreams are places our imaginations can run wild and our hearts can be truly free. Whether you are a daydreamer or you’re dreaming big, this collection of beau...


Dreams are places our imaginations can run wild and our hearts can be truly free. Whether you are a daydreamer or you’re dreaming big, this collection of beautiful quotes and inspiring statements will help you reach for the stars.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$17.99
You Are Amazing

ISBN: 9781849539753

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Remind a special someone in your life just how wonderful they are with this colourful little pick-me-up, packed full of uplifting quotes, down-to-earth advice, ...


Remind a special someone in your life just how wonderful they are with this colourful little pick-me-up, packed full of uplifting quotes, down-to-earth advice, journal pages and strictly ‘good vibes only’. The perfect way to say YOU ARE AMAZING!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-01-2017


$19.99
Pedal Power

ISBN: 9781786850065

Author: Anna Hughes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

A bike can be so many different things – a simple way of navigating busy city streets or enjoying quiet lanes, a cross-country steed to take a rider up hill a...


A bike can be so many different things – a simple way of navigating busy city streets or enjoying quiet lanes, a cross-country steed to take a rider up hill and downdale or even a world-beating racing machine. What unites everyone who rides is that they each have their own cycling story to tell. This book collects inspirational stories from riders around the world, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the London cyclist who rode 10,000 km in a month, to the daredevil trials rider who hops from building to building, to classic tales of grand-tour rivalries and legendary cycling records of days gone by. Essential reading for anyone who loves life on two wheels.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2017


$24.99
Be Who You Are : The Human Face of Reiki

ISBN: 9780473239886

Author: Anna Simms    Publisher: Fraser Books

Be Who You Are is the story of Anna Simms’ personal Reiki journey. The words “Rei’ and Ki’ are thought to originate from ‘Raku-Kei’ and are from the...


Be Who You Are is the story of Anna Simms’ personal Reiki journey. The words “Rei’ and Ki’ are thought to originate from ‘Raku-Kei’ and are from the Japanese language. Raku is the vertical energy flow through the body and Kei is the horizontal energy flow. ‘Raku-Kei’ is the art and science of self-improvement used by ancient Tibetan llamas dating back thousands of years. Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) means Universal Life force and is a system of natural healing which involves the lay-on of hands and distant healing. As Anna Simms says: “It was nearly 30 years ago when I discovered Reiki. I was living in Hong Kong and due to go into hospital for major surgery. It was also the year I decided I would compete in the Dragon Boat races, so I wanted to heal quickly.” Dragon boating seemed impossible, but someone mentioned Reiki. Anna saw a practitioner, made a surprisingly rapid recovery from her operation and competed in national and international Dragon Boat competitions that year on Hong Kong Harbour.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


$25.00
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