The PFEs were contacted recently regarding a new cookbook out called “carbs by numbers recipe options 15g carbs or less per serve“ which provides recipes of 15g of carbs or less per serve! My interest was piqued from the start because of a couple of interesting recipes, dishes such as Japanese Pancakes, Chocolate Zucchini Cake, various Loaves, all which can be created with reduced carbs! That would suit me! The book’s beautiful photography was also another factor!
Some info on the book and its authors….
carbs by numbers recipe options 15g carbs or less per serve is a recipe book that makes carb-conscious meal planning easy. For example, four seed crackers (1g) with guacamole (1g) followed by pork and sage rounds with cauliflower mash (4g) and finishing with tiramisu (7g), adds up to a meal of just 13g of carbohydrates.
The book is also unique by providing readers with extensive nutrition details for every recipe. And all recipes are gluten free. Every recipe has the following information shown in a nutritional panel next to the recipe: energy kilojoules and calories, protein, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, sugars, dietary fibre, vitamin C, total vitamin A, sodium, potassium, calcium and iron.
All the recipes are colour coded according to the level of carbohydrates per serve: 0-5g carbs is colour coded green, 6-10g carbs is colour coded blue and 11-15g carbs is colour coded magenta.
The 112-page book with a full colour photograph for every recipe includes options that many low-carb followers may not expect to find such as crunchy granola, Japanese pancakes, tiramisu, pizza and chocolate cake. There’s a good cross section of hot and cold recipes, vegetarian and non vegetarian, and all are family-friendly. All the ingredients are readily available at supermarkets.
There are recipes for:
- sauces, condiments & treats
Measurements are in metric with a detailed imperial conversion chart that covers dry and liquid measures along with an oven temperature conversion chart.
About the authors:
Sandra Dunbar and Meg Pell live on the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne, Australia. Both are successful business owners. The decision to create a partnership and publish a series of recipe books was made in 2013 when the idea of taking a fresh look at carbs took shape. This has evolved into recipe development sessions where high carb foods are substituted with natural ingredient combinations.
Their first book, carbs by numbers recipe options 15g carbs or less per serve arrived in bookstores in late July 2015 with their second book already in the pipeline and due for release in the next few months. Georgia McDermott was commissioned to do the food styling and photography.
Over the last couple of weeks I have tried four dishes from the recipe book, the Japanese Pancakes, Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Zucchini & Almond Loaf and the Creamy Chicken Soup. I found the recipes really easy to follow, and turned out quite well! I especially liked the Japanese Pancakes and the Zucchini & Almond Loaf! The Chocolate Zucchini Cake was an interesting one as a few of my friends had the perception of it being a vegetable cake and didn’t like it. The health conscious ones did. I quite like the taste too but might tweak the recipe slightly if I make another one next time to suit me.
I will share the recipe for the Japanese Pancakes and Chocolate Zucchini Cake in subsequent posts over the next few days as I’m allowed :)
carbs by numbers recipe options 15g carbs or less per serve is available in softback from the carbs by numbers websitewww.carbsbynumbers.com, as well as all good retail book stores, both online and in-store. The eBook can be purchased from iBook or Kobo either direct or through the www.carbsbynumbers.com website. The softback has a RRP of $24.95 while the eBook can be purchased for $9.95.
And now for the most exciting bit, the giveaway! I have been given ONE BOOK to giveaway to one lucky reader! All you have to do is head over to the website and reply by email to email@example.com, or leave a comment on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account on which recipe you are most interested in! The index is located towards the bottom of the page. Winner will be announced on Sunday 12/9/15. Good luck!