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PRESS RELEASE – Get Creative in the Kitchen Tonight with Vegan Foodporn by Bianca Zapatka

PRESS RELEASE – Get Creative in the Kitchen Tonight with Vegan Foodporn by Bianca Zapatka

Bianca Zapatka’s ‘Vegan Foodporn: 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes’ was the best-selling vegan cookbook in Germany in 2019, and is now translated and available in English! 

Bianca is on a mission to banish many misconceptions about vegan food. This book proves that vegan food is anything but unbalanced, boring, complicated, bland, expensive or simply doesn’t taste good. 

The book shares with readers 100 x 100% plant-based quick and easy recipes, accompanied by beautiful images, to prepare delicious vegan recipes that feed the body and soul. The introduction includes a “My Vegan Kitchen” section, which is a go-to resource for anyone embarking on a vegan journey, and even includes easy substitutions for when it comes to baking. 

The recipes are categorised as: basics (vegan cheeses and nut butters anyone?), breakfast, mains, finger food, vegan classics, light meals, cakes and desserts, to make vegan hosting and entertaining look effortless. Bianca is also quick to point out that the book is aimed not just at vegans but everyone who enjoys cooking. 

Whether it’s vanilla pancakes with blueberry cream and white chocolate, burrito samosas with guacamole, tortellini with almond ricotta or chocolate peanut butter cake, Bianca shows how much fun vegan cooking can be. 

“All of these recipes are unique to my book – this isn’t a compilation of other people’s stuff!” explains the author, who also runs a popular blog. “The vegan lifestyle has moved to become a solid and credible alternative to traditional ways of eating – and all of the research points to the benefits. I have set out to remove the restrictions most people usually associate with veganism, and prove you can enjoy the same dishes and never sacrifice flavour.” 

With over 400,000 people signing up for Veganuary this year, and an estimated 50% of these maintaining the diet, it is safe to say that veganism is more than a passing trend: it is a way of life. 

Opportunities Bianca is available for email or written interview features and/or personal pieces. Certain recipes are available for content syndication. Review copies or pdf of the book are available upon request. 

Please contact Rebecca Goodyear for more information on any of the above opportunities – me@rebeccagoodyear.com +44 (0) 7734 729 543 

About the Author 

Bianca Zapatka is a German-based author, food stylist & photographer, recipe developer and blogger/Instagrammer, with over 625K followers on the platform. She grew up in a foodie household where everything was cooked from scratch, and has loved cooking and baking since childhood. As is apparent on her beautiful Instagram feed, food styling is a big passion of Bianca’s. 

“My goal is to inspire people to eat healthier, adding more fresh and homemade foods in their nutrition, but also to show that making anything from scratch is not as difficult as people may think”, says Bianca. 

About the Book 

‘Vegan Foodporn: 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes’, from Lotus Publishing, is available now: https://amzn.to/3c7e2Jo. 

ISBN: 978 1 913088 13 2 

Publisher’s website: http://www.lotuspublishing.co.uk/. 

Make Hashtag Worthy Vegan Food #foodporn

Make Hashtag Worthy Vegan Food #foodporn

Think Vegan Food is… bland? boring? unbalanced?

Think again!

Try one of these recipes tonight from Bianca Zapatka’s Vegan Foodporn – 100 easy & delicious recipes.

This was the best-selling vegan cookbook in Germany in 2019, and is now translated and available in English! 

Bianca is on a mission to banish many misconceptions about vegan food. This book proves that vegan food is anything but unbalanced, boring, complicated, bland, expensive or simply doesn’t taste good. 

Now to give you a taste! First… tell us how you are feeling!

Got your recipe ready?! Well grab your ingredients and get creative in the kitchen tonight! Make your own Vegan Foodporn!

Loved your food? Buy the book now – CLICK HERE to discover 97 more recipes!

For more information on Bianca Zapatka and Vegan Foodporn, click here

Feeling Sweet: Brownies from Bianca Zapatka’s Vegan Foodporn – 100 easy and delicious recipes

Feeling Sweet: Brownies from Bianca Zapatka’s Vegan Foodporn – 100 easy and delicious recipes

These brownies are the best I’ve ever eaten! A chocolate lover’s dream – you absolutely have to try them!

Recipe below or click here for pdf version!

35 mins

Makes 8

2 tbsp. ground flax seeds

6 tbsp. hot water

175 g (¾ cup) vegan butter or coconut oil + more for greasing

250 g (1¼ cups) sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

150 g (1¼ cups) all-purpose or light spelt flour

75 g (⅔ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

approx. 80 ml (⅓ cup) plant milk

vegan chocolate drops (as many as you like)

1. Mix the flax seeds with the hot water and leave to soak for approx. 5 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 175 °C (350°F). Grease a brownie tin (approx. 28 x 18 cm/11 x 7½ in.) with a little vegan butter and line with baking paper. (Greasing the tin will make the baking paper stick better.)

3. Slowly melt the vegan butter in a saucepan. Add the sugar and vanilla extract and stir well.

4. Sieve the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and mix together. Pour in the melted butter mixture, plant milk and flax seeds and combine to form a smooth batter (make sure you don’t over-mix). Stir in half the chocolate drops.

5. Pour the batter into the brownie tin and smooth over the top. Sprinkle with the rest of the chocolate drops and bake for approx. 30 minutes or until the brownies have reached the desired consistency. (The longer you bake the brownies for, the drier they will be. If you like them nice and gooey, bake for less time.)

6. Leave the brownies to cool for 15 minutes. Using the baking paper to help you, remove from the tin and cool for a further 10 minutes.

7. Cut into individual brownies and enjoy!

Feeling Spicy: Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry from Bianca Zapatka’s Vegan Foodporn – 100 easy and delicious recipes

Feeling Spicy: Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry from Bianca Zapatka’s Vegan Foodporn – 100 easy and delicious recipes

Recipe below or click here for pdf version!

35 mins

 

Makes 4 portions

 

1 medium/large sweet potato

 

1 red onion

 

2–3 garlic cloves

 

a small piece of fresh ginger

 

1 tbsp. coconut oil

 

2 tbsp. Thai yellow curry paste (or curry powder)

 

1 tin (400 ml or 1⅔ cups) coconut milk

 

approx. 150 g (5 cups) fresh spinach

 

1 tin (400 g/2 cups) chickpeas

 

salt

 

chilli powder or pepper

 

fresh lemon or lime juice (optional)

 

cooked rice or another different side

 

For the topping:

 

4 tbsp. cashew nuts

 

1–2 tbsp. sesame seeds

 

1. Peel and dice the sweet potato. Peel the onion and finely chop. Peel the garlic and finely chop together with the ginger. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan or wok. Fry the onion and sweet potatoes for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

2. Add the garlic, ginger and curry paste and sweat for approx. 1–2 minutes.

 

3. Add the coconut milk, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for around 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

4. Wash the spinach, rinse the chickpeas and drain well. Add the spinach and chickpeas to the pan and simmer for around 5 minutes, until the spinach is wilted. If the curry is too thick, add a little water. Season with salt, chilli or pepper and add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice, to taste.

 

5. Sprinkle the curry with cashew nuts and sesame seeds. Serve with rice or another side dish of your choice.

 

Feeling Savoury: Spinach Pizza with Mushrooms and Garlic from Bianca Zapatka’s Vegan Foodporn – 100 easy and delicious recipes

Feeling Savoury: Spinach Pizza with Mushrooms and Garlic from Bianca Zapatka’s Vegan Foodporn – 100 easy and delicious recipes

Recipe below or click here for pdf version!

1 hour + 1 hour to prove

Makes 1 pizza

175 ml (¾ cup) lukewarm water

10 g yeast (¼ cube)

1 tsp. sugar

250 g (2 cups) flour

1 tsp. salt

1–2 tbsp. olive oil

For the topping:

200 g (6 cups) fresh spinach

3 garlic cloves

1 tbsp. olive oil

salt

pepper

150 g (⅔ cup) vegan cream cheese

75 g (1 cup) vegan cheese, grated

150 g (1 ¼ cup) mushrooms

1 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. pine nuts to garnish

1. Mix together the water, yeast and sugar and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle, pour in the olive oil and gradually work it into the flour, starting at the edges.

2. Add the yeast mixture and knead thoroughly for at least 10 minutes. Leave the dough to prove for around 10 minutes and then knead well again, using your hands. Cover the dough and leave in a warm place to prove for another hour.

3. Using a rolling pin, roll out the pizza dough and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. (You can also use a pizza tray or a pizza stone, as long as it’s no higher than 1.5 cm [½ in.].) Preheat the oven to 200 °C (400°F).

4. Place the spinach in a saucepan, cover with boiling water and cook for 1–2 minutes. Squeeze out any excess moisture and roughly chop.

5. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Heat a little oil in a small frying pan and fry the garlic for approx. 30 seconds, stirring continuously. Add the cream cheese and spinach. Season with salt and pepper and stir.

6. Spread the spinach mixture over the pizza base and sprinkle with vegan cheese. Bake for approx. 10–15 minutes until the cheese has melted.

7. While the pizza is baking, fry the mushrooms in the oil for around 6–8 minutes until golden brown. Season with a little salt.

8. Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan.

9. As soon as the pizza is ready, arrange the mushrooms on top and sprinkle with pine nuts.

TOP TIP:

For a softer dough, simply replace the water with plant milk.

Judging at the Beauty Challenger Awards – Beyond Beauty Paris

Judging at the Beauty Challenger Awards – Beyond Beauty Paris

As you may have already read, in September of last year I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at The Beauty Challenger Awards at Cosmeeting’s Beyond Beauty Paris show. Read about my city break here.  I’ve visited this show several times, so it was great to be invited to be on the judging panel of these prestigious awards! It seems so long ago now, but I thought I would share with you some of the highlights from the show for me, if you’ve heard of any of these brand do let me know what products you have tried!

First up, German makeup brand Und Gretel. Unfortunately on the day that I was visiting their sample and selling stock had not arrived so they only had the stuff in the display cabinet. Nevertheless co-founder and Berlin based makeup artist Christina Roth showed me their foundation along with their eye makeup and I was super impressed. The brand and its products had been seven years in the making, and the fastidiousness showed through in the products! It seems rather timely that on the day I wrote this post they launched their products into stores across Germany and one in Austria. Their website goes live on the 29th January – undgretel.com

Next up, Jane Iredale‘s stand. Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of Jane Iredale products, and I was lucky enough to meet the lovely lady behind the brand. I’m ashamed to say I’ve still not typed up my recording – I really should put that on my to-do list! They had a few new products on display. Firstly, City Lights; a stylish new sophisticated palette that they launched for autumn. Check out that eyeshadow palette! Such fabulous neutrals; I feel a smokey neutral eye coming on! There are also some great gel eyeliners and a sparkly lip gloss.

Next, Smell the Roses Hydration Spray; a beautiful rose toner, a few spritzes of this were a welcome refreshment to my skin as I walked around the expo.

Natura Siberica is a brand I’ve seen around at the Natural & Organic Products Europe show, and I tried a couple of their products previously; the eye cream sadly irritated my skin but the face mask I love. I was so happy to see them at Beyond Beauty Paris! It’s one of those that warms on application to the skin. Review on that coming very soon! The below product is definitely on my to try list next – Northern Soap – a detox soap for deep facial cleansing. It’s a black soap, so looks most unusual and certainly stood out the most out of all the products I was reviewing!

Something I did get to try (again review coming soon) is the fabulous Natura Siberica Sea Buckthorn hair care. The cleansing shampoo and deep hydrating conditioner. They are fabulous products that really smoothed my hair, leaving it in superb condition. I also love the smell of them, although what the fragrance is I could not tell you.

Overall, I had a lovely time at Beyond Beauty Paris! Hope to return someday soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release: The Psoas Solution: The Practitioner’s Guide to Rehabilitation, Corrective Exercise, and Training for Improved Function

Press Release: The Psoas Solution: The Practitioner’s Guide to Rehabilitation, Corrective Exercise, and Training for Improved Function

 

AUTHOR: Evan Osar

ISBN: 978 1 905367 78 8

PRICE: £14.99

PAGES: 192

FORMAT: 264 mm x 195 mm

COVER: Full colour

BINDING: Paperback

PUB DATE: 05.05.2017

Book Description

The first book to comprehensively discuss the function of the psoas in posture, movement, and exercise, The Psoas Solution identifies the functional anatomy, biomechanics, and motor control of the psoas and its role in core and hip stabilization. Abundantly illustrated with full-color images throughout, this book also provides most complete review on the relevant research on the psoas available. Integrating this research with clinical experience, Evan Osar identifies the psoas’s role on the hip, pelvis, and low back and demonstrates how to incorporate the psoas into functional movement patterns including squatting, lunging, and bending. The Psoas Solution includes corrective and functional exercise progressions for integrating the psoas into daily activities such as standing and sitting.  Health and fitness professionals will find this a valuable resource full of applicable strategies and exercises to incorporate into their current rehabilitation and training programs.

About the Author

EVAN OSAR is an internationally recognized lecturer, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and integrative movement. He has authored one of the most highly acclaimed industry resources on corrective exercise, Corrective Exercise Solutions,and has created multiple products around integrating corrective exercise strategies into therapeutic and functional exercise programs. Dr. Osar is a regular presenter at chiropractic and fitness conventions and is developer of one of the industry’s most advanced certifications – The Integrative Movement SpecialistÔ.

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For inspection/review copies, high res images, features or interviews contact Lotus Publishing,

Tel: 01243 375006, E-mail: hannah@lotuspublishing.co.uk

Distribution: Combined Book Services, Unit D, Paddock Wood Distribution Centre, Paddock Wood,

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6UU. Tel.: 01892 837171; Fax.: 01892 837272.

Press Release: Fascial Release for Structural Balance

Press Release: Fascial Release for Structural Balance

AUTHORS: James Earls & Thomas Myers

ISBN: 978 1 905367 76 4

PRICE: £24.99

PAGES: 312

FORMAT: 275 mm x 212 mm

COVER: Full colour

BINDING: Paperback

PUB DATE: 10.03.2017

Book Description

This thoroughly revised edition of the authoritative reference Fascial Release for Structural Balance expands its extensive library of techniques and includes all of the most current research on the role and treatment of fascia and myofascia in the body. James Earls and Thomas Myers offer the reader more sophisticated testing to explore the relationship between anatomical structure and function, making this updated edition an essential guide for every practitioner.

Fascia, the biological fabric surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in both mobility and stability. By learning to intelligently work with the variety of fascial tissues, a bodyworker or therapist can help with many chronic conditions, providing immediate and lasting pain relief, as well as reducing the strains that contribute to movement limitations. The authors argue that approaching fascial restriction requires “a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques.”

This book offers a detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy, including “bodyreading”—global postural analysis—coupled with complete technique descriptions. The book features 150 color photographs that clearly demonstrate each technique. Earls and Myers, both respected bodywork professionals, provide any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy—including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial trigger point therapists, and massage therapists—the information they need to deliver effective treatments and create systemic change in clients’ posture and function.

About the Authors

James Earls is the director of Ultimate Massage and Kinesis U.K. He practices Structural Integration and massage therapy in London. Author of Born to Walk (North Atlantic Books, 2014), James has developed a unique blending of functional, comparative and myofascial anatomy.  Thomas Myers has practiced integrative structural therapy for more than 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. The author of the acclaimed Anatomy Trains (Elsevier, 2014), Tom directs Kinesis, which offers continuing education and certification trainings worldwide.

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For inspection/review copies, high res images, features or interviews contact Lotus Publishing,

Tel: 01243 375006, E-mail: hannah@lotuspublishing.co.uk

Distribution: Combined Book Services, Unit D, Paddock Wood Distribution Centre, Paddock Wood,

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6UU. Tel.: 01892 837171; Fax.: 01892 837272.

Press Release: Fascial Fitness: How to Be Resilient, Elegant and Dynamic in Everyday Life and Sport

Press Release: Fascial Fitness: How to Be Resilient, Elegant and Dynamic in Everyday Life and Sport

AUTHOR: Robert Schleip

ISBN: 978 1 905367 71 9

PRICE: £14.99

PAGES: 224

FORMAT: 240 mm x 170 mm

COVER: Full colour

BINDING: Paperback

PUB DATE: 20.03.2017

Book Description

Anyone who wants to be active, mobile, and pain-free in everyday life should be aware of the importance of their connective tissue!

A greater knowledge and understanding of connective tissue has been gained in recent years in the fields of physiotherapy, sports science, and medicine. Muscular connective tissue, known as fascia, plays a large role in health, well-being, and mobility—it transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system, and serves as a sense organ. Fascia ensures the protection of internal organs and forms the basis for a naturally beautiful body shape.

Connective tissue can perform in a similar way as your existing muscles. Fascia responds to stress and nerve signals, and if it becomes tangled or stuck together, pain and movement problems can occur. The fascia should therefore be specifically targeted by exercise, and 10 minutes twice a week is all you need.

In this book the leading German fascia researcher and Rolfing practitioner Robert Schleip describes how new findings in practical exercise programs for the fascia can be translated to everyday use.

About the Author

Robert Schleip directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany, and is Research Director of the European Rolfing Association.

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For inspection/review copies, high res images, features or interviews contact Lotus Publishing,

Tel: 01243 375006, E-mail: hannah@lotuspublishing.co.uk

Distribution: Combined Book Services, Unit D, Paddock Wood Distribution Centre, Paddock Wood,

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6UU. Tel.: 01892 837171; Fax.: 01892 837272.

Press Release: Moving Stretch: Work Your Fascia to Free Your Body

Press Release: Moving Stretch: Work Your Fascia to Free Your Body

AUTHOR: Suzanne Wylde

ISBN: 978 1 905367 74 0

PRICE: £14.99

PAGES: 224

FORMAT: 246 mm x 195 mm

COVER: Full colour

BINDING: Paperback

PUB DATE: 17.03.2017

Book Description

Moving Stretch® is an effective, powerful, and enjoyable program of resistance stretching that strengthens and frees the body, reconditions the body’s fascia, rejuvenates the tissue, relieves pain, and increases both strength and flexibility.  This accessible book gives easy illustrated step-by-step instructions for people who want to feel more upright, taller, more youthful and energized. By using the body’s own natural resistance, Moving Stretch can work the age and tension out of the body, rejuvenating it, boosting performance in amateur and professional athletes and restoring strength and flexibility in young and old, flexible and inflexible alike.

With many different stretches for the whole body, this book also gives you routines for specific goals such as boosting your posture, freeing office workers’ bodies, improving back health, and more. It only takes just 10-20 minutes of stretching to feel better for the rest of your day. Try Moving Stretch and you will never want to stretch “normally” again!

About the Author

Suzanne Wylde is the founder of Moving Stretch®, which grew out of her years of experience as a stretching trainer and more than ten years’ experience as a therapist. She explains how moving with tension engages the fascia and re-conditions it, freeing our bodies from tension and limitation. She has worked with clients from many backgrounds and with very different bodies, and found one thing to be universally true; a strong and flexible body with good posture, capable of powerful, subtle and coordinated movement not only helps you fulfill your physical potential, it is the basis for reaching your potential in all other ways as well. Through stretching she helps people to get rid of old patterns of tension and pain which can hold us back and make us look and feel older than we are, once again uncovering the youthful, relaxed and powerful bodies that we deserve.

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For inspection/review copies, high res images, features or interviews contact Lotus Publishing,

Tel: 01243 375006, E-mail: hannah@lotuspublishing.co.uk

Distribution: Combined Book Services, Unit D, Paddock Wood Distribution Centre, Paddock Wood,

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6UU. Tel.: 01892 837171; Fax.: 01892 837272.