Aussie Low Carb Cookbook Wins International Award

Aussie Low Carb Cookbook Wins International Award

From 5,000 entries, carbs by numbers picks up Silver at the IPPY’s

Sandra Dunbar and Meg Pell’s first cookbook, carbs by numbers recipe options ─ 15g carbs or less per serve, has won a silver medal in the international 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, known as the IPPY’s.

The IPPY’s recognise excellence in independent publishing and are held each year in North America.

Carbs by numbers was among a handful of Australian publications recognised at the awards, which are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers.

This year’s contest attracted nearly 5,000 entries with winning medallists from 11 countries who vied for IPPY gold, silver and bronze medallions in around 110 categories.

carbs by numbers ─ 15g carbs or less is the first in a series of low and no carb recipe books. Sandra and Meg’s second book, carbs by numbers ─ christmas, has festive recipes that are also 15g of carbs or less per serve.

carbs by numbers has won a silver medal in the international 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards
carbs by numbers has won a silver medal in the international 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards

This makes the book perfect for any special occasion celebrations with recipes for meals to make ahead and last minute options. Plus, there is a selection of festive drinks such as Pomegranate and Mint Gin Fizz and Blueberry Mocktail.

All the festive recipes have 15 grams of carbs or less per serve with some stand-outs in terms of the low carb value such as Cranberry Nut Roast, Roast Loin of Pork with Baked Apples, Cream Cheese Mince Pies, Sherry Berry Trifle and Mocha Cream Truffles.

Co-author Sandra Dunbar said they were stunned when advised they had won the silver medal in the Cookbooks – Nutritional/Vegetarian category.

“It did take us the good part of two years to bring the first book to fruition, so it is very rewarding. Our carbs by numbers books are all beautifully presented and have an extended nutritional panel for every recipe,” she said.

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 winning 112-page book has a full colour photograph for every recipe and includes options that many low-carb followers may not expect to find such as crunchy granola, Japanese pancakes, tiramisu, pizza and chocolate cake. The recipes are also gluten free.

Dunbar with the silver medal for her co-authored cookbook, carbs by numbers, which took out the award at the international 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY’s)
Dunbar with the silver medal for her co-authored cookbook, carbs by numbers, which took out the award at the international 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY’s)

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.

carbs by numbers recipe options ─ 15g carbs or less per serve is available in softback from the carbs by numbers website www.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

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