5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food

Jamie’s brand-new cookbook is HERE.Featuring simple, delicious recipes from the new CHANNEL 4 series – Quick and Easy Food – kicking off on Monday nights at eight o’clock, Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients is his most straightforward book yet. Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you’ll conjure up THE most exciting food . . . from this week’s episode snappy sesame seared tuna with an Asian twist – blushing in the middle and slathered in savoury, salty Japanese miso paste, a golden layer of sesame seeds on fresh crunchy spring onions and sugar snap peas. Messy meatball buns – finger lickin’ family food that’s fast and loaded with flavour: super-soft buns filled with minced beef balls in green pesto, molten, melty buffalo mozzarella and juicy plum tomatoes. Jamie’s naughty but nifty and irresistibly gooey, chocolate rye cookies – chunky dark chocolate, rye bread, free-range eggs and golden caster sugar for home baking at speed AND to finish, the ultimate comfort food classic, a hearty, crazy qui…see more



French Provincial Cooking


Elizabeth David’s books belong in the libraries of everyone who loves to read and prepare food and this one is generally regarded as her best; her passion and knowledge comes through on every page. She was one of the foremost writers on food in the latter half of the 20th century and this book has her most celebrated writing. “French Provincial Cooking” should be approached and read as a series of short stories, as well written and evocative as the best literature. The voice is highly personal and opinionated, sometimes sharp but always true and always entertaining. Here is a long essay on French cuisine, offering background stories and sketches of recipes more than the slavishly didactic type of recipes that most modern readers might be used to today. For many Elizabeth David was the first to introduce us to the French notion of la cuisine terroir, sometimes interpreted as ‘what grows together goes together’. For David, this is the heart of regional cooking, and the thing which most distinguishes it from cooking in haute cuisine restaurants where diners arrive at any time or any season and expect to be able to order any well known French speciality. One of the passages which best characterizes David’s approach to a lot of cooking is her opening statement on the perfect omelette: ‘As everybody knows, there is only one infallible recipe for the perfect omelette: your own.’ The book starts with a short essay on each of the major culinary regions of France, starting perhaps not surprisingly with Provence which is blessed an abundance of produce. The largest portion of the book consists of chapters on cuisine by type of dish: Sauces, Hors-D’oeuvres and Salads, Soups, Eggs and Cheese, Pates and Terrines, Vegetables, Fish, Shellfish, Meat, Composite Meat Dishes, Poultry and Game, and Sweet dishes. The book is all the more valuable in that it paints a picture of a cooking style which existed before modern equipment such as the food processor. Most importantly, the recipes work if your aim is to produce the most excellent food imaginable. What initially may seem to be annoying details (e.g., for omelettes, eggs ‘should not really be beaten at all, but stirred,’ whereas for scrambled eggs, they should be ‘very well beaten’) are actually secrets to be treasured, that elevate a good dish to a superb one. The lesson is that good food should be done simply, but it takes care, attention to detail, and frequently, time. A hardback edition of “French Provincial Cooking” has been unavailable for many years and Grub Street is re-issuing it because of overwhelming demand. It should become as popular an edition as the best-selling “Elizabeth David Classics”.


Hunger : A Memoir of (My) Body

‘I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.’New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties-including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life-and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life…show more

The Barefoot Investor : The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need


This is the only money guide you’ll ever need That’s a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won’t be overwhelmed with a bunch of ‘tips’ … or a strict budget (that you won’t follow). You’ll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand. This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. You’ll also get the skinny on: Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months Doubling your income using the ‘Trapeze Strategy’ Saving $78,173 on your mortgage and wiping out 7 years of payments Finding a financial advisor who won’t rip you off Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday Why you don’t need $1 million to retire … with the ‘Donald Bradman Retirement…show more


How to Eat Better : How to Shop, Store & Cook to Make Any Food a Superfood

‘James Wong brings some welcome sanity to the world of healthy eating…its genius is his advice on how to get more nutrition from fruit and veg. It’s fascinating, and better than cutting out food groups or paying for so-called superfoods’ – delicious. magazine SELECT a Braeburn apple over a Fuji and get almost double the antioxidants from a fruit that tastes just as sweet.STORE strawberries on the counter, instead of in the fridge, and in just four days they will quadruple their heart-healthy compounds.COOK broccoli with a teaspoon of mustard and send its levels of cancer-fighting potential skyrocketing ten-fold.Between the rush to keep up with the latest miracle ingredient, anxiety about E-numbers and demonization of gluten/dairy/sugar (or the next foodie villain du jour) many of us are left in a virtual panic in the supermarket aisle. Tabloid headlines, ‘free-from’ labels and judgemental Instagram hashtags hardly help matters – so what should we be buying?How to Eat…show more


Family Feud

A Sicilian man wasn’t criminal, but he asked police to arrest and jail him. When local authorities refused, he entered a nearby store and swiped a pack of gum. Then he threatened the store clerk and waited for the cops to show up! His motives? He was trying to avoid spending time with his relatives on New Year;s Eve.

Some of us can relate to this guy– we’re willing to do almost anything to evade certain family members. But avoidance rarely offers lasting peace.

Fed up with his father-in-law, Jacob packed up his family and vanished without leaving a forwarding address. When Laban finally caught up with them, he scolded Jacob for leaving so suddenly, Then “Jacob became very angry, and he challenged Laban”(Genesis 31:36). Since his attempt to tiptoe away had failed, Jacob realized there was no way around an honest discussion of past offenses with the father of his wives.

Rehashing wrongs only intensifies our urge to escape, unless forgiveness is involved. Jacob had to forgive Laban for manipulating him relationally and in business matters. And Laban had to forget about his missing idols and the farewell party he never got to host. With their issues in the open, the two men promise not to harm each other. Instead of distancing himself, Jacob had taken a step closer to Laban, agreeing to leave his grievance in God’s hands. Laban reciprocated and asked God to be their judge.

In the end, Laban kissed his kin and blessed them. While not every family feud has a tidy resolution, there is a better chance for harmony when we stop avoiding our family issues, face the hard work of forgiveness, and call a truce with the relatives we’d rather renounce.

     Jennifer Benson Schuldt (Our Daily Journey)

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Family Feuds : Wollstonecraft, Burke, and Rousseau on the Transformation of the Family

Family Feuds is the first sustained comparative study of the place of the family in the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, and Mary Wollstonecraft. Eileen Hunt Botting argues that Wollstonecraft recognized both Rousseau’s and Burke’s influential stature in late eighteenth-century debates about the family. Wollstonecraft critically identified them as philosophical and political partners in the defense of the patriarchal structure of the family, yet she used Rousseau’s conceptions of childhood education and maternal empowerment and Burke’s understanding of the family as the affective basis for political socialization as a theoretical foundation for her own egalitarian vision of the family. It is this ideal of the egalitarian family, Botting contends, that is one of the most important yet least appreciated legacies of Enlightenment political thought.



Ken Cooper’s kitten

In 1983, Ken Cooper’s 3-year career as an armed felon ended when he was sentenced to 99 years in Florida’s infamous prison—The Rock. With just five guards controlling 900 inmates, The Rock was a hell hole of knifings, beating, murders, and rape. But while there, Ken Cooper heard the gospel through a brave prison chaplain and became a follower of Jesus. Soon some of Ken’s cellmates did too, and their lives began to change.

     One day Ken and his friends adopted a kitten that they named Magoo. Magoo’s back had been broken and his eyes had been blinded by acid–cruel acts committed by other inmates. But Ken and the other kind inmates held Magoo each day, took turns feeding him, and even prayed for his sight to return. Magoo was lavished with love. And his sight did return!

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     The justice system could punish Ken and his cellmates, but it couldn’t change their hearts. The kindness shown to Magoo revealed the transformation taking place inside them.

     The apostle Paul once  lamented that many of his fellow Jews rejected Jesu for the Old Testament law. Paul’s response was that while that law was good, it could only condemn when we broke it. Like the civil law that judged Ken Cooper, the law exposes our bad deeds and sentences us.

    In contrast, Jesus, by His Spirit, offers inner transformation. He enters our lives and starts restoring our souls to make us “more and more like Hi. as we are changed into His glorious image. We are freed and changes.

     For Paul, the good-but-condemning law was no match for the good and transforming Spirit. Ken Cooper would concur, for God’s grace turned hardened criminals into kitten-loving gentlemen—–Sheridan Voysey

Related Article :”Change Your Thinking with CBT : Overcome stress, combat anxiety and improve your life”

All of us experience complicated thoughts and feelings as we negotiate the day and these feelings can be difficult to manage. Sometimes we are aware that the way we think contributes to our difficulties, but don’t know what to do about it. Change Your Thinking is soundly based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), the standard psychological tool used by therapists. The aim of CBT is to develop realistic thought patterns to help us respond better to upsetting emotions. In this book Dr Edelman demonstrates how to dispute that nagging voice in your head and deal more rationally with feelings of anger, depression, frustration and anxiety. The book also offers sensible suggestions for more effective communication and for finding happiness – something that is within everyone’s grasp. CBT can help you change your thinking and make a difference to your life – beginning today.