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The Hairy Dieters: Fast Food Paperback – 19 May 2016
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'The Hairy Bikers have really pulled a fast one, cooking up delicious 30-minute recipes that are healthy, low-cal and really satisfying' PRIMA
'You will use it again and again and reap the benefits of a reduced waistline, too.' CHOICE
Following on from their multi-million selling diet books, THE HAIRY DIETERS, THE HAIRY DIETERS EAT FOR LIFE and THE HAIRY DIETERS: GOOD EATING, the Hairy Bikers are back with more delicious low-cal recipes, that can all be made under 30 minutes. THE HAIRY DIETERS: FAST FOOD is jam-packed with tasty recipes for breakfast and brunch, soups, salads, mains and snacks, including Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters, Pasta with Chilli Prawns, Chicken Tagine and Instant Sorbet with Frozen Berries.
Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of delicious recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. The Hairy Dieters books have sold over 2 million copies in the UK, and their fourth book is set to make healthy eating even easier.
Si King and Dave Myers are the nation's favourite food heroes. The stars of numerous TV cookery series, they represent all that is good-hearted and loved about food.
The Hairy Bikers have really pulled a fast one, cooking up delicious 30-minute recipes that are healthy, low-cal and really satisfying--PRIMA
This book is handy for cooking up fast, nutritious meals on hectic weekdays. There really is something for everyone, from curries to breakfast muffins, and they all cleverly cut down on fat and calories.--BBC EASY COOK
What we cooked: White bean and tuna fishcakes and Raspberry and orange soufflés. Their way of making fishcakes was much easier than the traditional method. Using cannellini beans instead of potatoes was a clever way to cut down on calories and prep time, and they had a good texture and lovely lemony flavour. The soufflés were light, fruity and delicious. Both were easy yet looked impressive - ideal if you have people coming over. Best for busy cooks who want to make quick, healthy meals that don't taste like 'diet food'.--BBC GOOD FOOD
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Winners of TV Personalities of the Year at Fortnum & Mason's Food & Drink Awards 2017.
With their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and irresistible enthusiasm, the Hairy Bikers have become Britain's favourite food heroes.
Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers' versatile skills have taken him to some unusual places. He worked in a steelworks as a student, to finance his studies in Fine Arts, and later joined the BBC as a make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics.
Si King hails from North East England and is a big, blond bearded biker with an infectious laugh. He worked for many years as an Assistant Director and Locations Manager for film and television, including the Harry Potter films.
Si and Dave met on the set of a TV drama in 1995 and have been cooking and riding together ever since. They have now written over 15 cookbooks, including Chicken & Egg, Mums Know Best, Bakeation, Meat Feasts and 12 Days of Christmas. In 2012, the boys shed more than six stone between them on The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight. They have also created a range of low-fat sauces (available in Asda and Ocado), launched an online subscription-based weight-loss club, The Hairy Bikers' Diet Club, and published an acclaimed autobiography, Blood, Sweat & Tyres.
- Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson (19 May 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0297609319
- ISBN-13 : 978-0297609315
- Dimensions : 19.05 x 1.27 x 24.77 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 13,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I am, however, not convinced that you could always prep these in 30 minutes, even if you have everything out of the cupboard and ready to go when you start the clock - not everyone can chop veg with the speed of a chef! There are also one or two slightly unusual ingredients which, while not hugely outlandish, are not necessarily things most people have in their store cupboards and which you might struggle to find in a smaller supermarket. I was also slightly annoyed at how many recipes are made in a slow cooker or pressure cooker - I have a slow cooker but not everyone does, and I don't have a pressure cooker or have any intention of buying one.
Time and ingredients notwithstanding, once you have everything you need these dishes are really easy to cook, with no fancy techniques or special skills required, so they're great options for midweek dinners when you've just got in from work and just want to cook something tasty while chatting to your partner or family - nothing too stressful.
I have noticed a mistake in one of the recipes I've cooked - it tells you to use 'half the olive oil' and then at no point tells you what to do with the other half, as it's not mentioned again in the recipe, and I also think the cooking time is wrong, as it takes about 20 minutes rather than 10 to thicken into a stew. So a little more care in checking the recipes wouldn't have gone amiss. But so far, everything we've made has a) worked out fine in the end and b) tasted amazing.
This is book 4 in the Hairy Dieters series. The premise this time is that the key to successful dieting is to put good things on the table, fast - and thus avoid high calorie temptation. This collection is billed as recipes that take just 30 minutes to prepare and cook.
The book includes a chapter on slow cooking and pressure cooking. (Slow cooking? The rationale is that although the cook time is long, the meals are quick and easy to prepare and you spend the half hour in the morning and just open up the slow cooker in the evening). This is great for me, though may annoy those without the necessary kit. There are just 3 slow cooker recipes though and 6 for the pressure cooker.
I find the first book in the series (The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight) to be the best source of recipes, but this one is pretty good. (I'm not overly concerned about speed).
As an eBook it's quite good. Each chapter begins with a linked list of recipes, though there's no index. There are photos of finished dishes.