Sunday, September 6, 2015

Giveaway—WIN a Carbs By Numbers cookbook!

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition :)  However, there can only be one winner, and that is: Elaine Fitzgerald!

Elaine has until Wednesday, 9 September 2015 to email us (eatandbemerrycrew @ with her postal address so that we can post the prize to her.


Yes, it’s giveaway time!  Local duo Sandra Dunbar and Meg Pell, who live on the Mornington Peninsula, have teamed up to write Carbs By Numbers – a cookbook where each recipe has 15g of carbs or less per serve.

Every recipe comes with a gorgeous photo, extensive nutrition details and is also gluten-free.  Recipes include artichoke, hazelnut and bacon soup (you had me at bacon!), cauliflower couscous with blueberries and preserved lemon, and steak strips with mustard and buttered celeriac.  To tempt you to enter, the authors have kindly shared a recipe for you to try.

Japanese pancakes - 7g carbs (from Carbs By Numbers by Sandra Dunbar and Meg Pell)
Also called okonomiyaki, these make a lovely light lunch.

1 tablespoon (20ml) canola oil
320g green cabbage
270g zucchini
50g spring onions
110g almond meal
6 eggs
2 tablespoons (40ml) tamari
2 tablespoons (40ml) sesame oil
2 tablespoons (40ml) homemade sweet chilli sauce
2 tablespoons (40ml) homemade mayonnaise

1. Slice one spring onion and set aside for garnish.
2. Grate the cabbage, zucchini and remaining spring onions.
3. Lightly beat the eggs with the tamari, sesame oil and the homemade sweet chilli sauce.
4. Add the almond meal followed by the vegetables.
5. Heat 1 teaspoon of canola oil in a medium frying pan, add a quarter of the batter and cook until bubbling.
6. Flip and cook through. Set aside and keep warm and repeat for the remaining 3 pancakes.
7. Drizzle each pancake with homemade mayonnaise, then sprinkle with the reserved chopped spring onion.

Prep time 10 mins; total time 30 mins; serves 4; serve weight 223g.

Nutrition panel
energy 2085.3kj
energy 498.2cal 
protein 18.1g 
total fat 43.7g 
saturated fat 6.2g 
cholesterol 280.9mg 
carbohydrate 6.7g 
sugars 6.6g 
dietary fibre 5.9g 
vitamin C 76.3mg
total vitamin A equivalents 181.7µg 
sodium 839.5mg 
potassium 684.7mg 
calcium 134.4mg 
iron 3mg

The prize
One lucky reader will win a copy of Carbs By Numbers (RRP $24.95).

How to win
Answer the following question by leaving a comment below:

“What’s your favourite low carb recipe?”

The rules
1. One winner will be drawn randomly and their name will be published on the blog on Sunday, 6 September 2015.

2. The winner has until Wednesday, 9 September 2015 to email the Eat And Be Merry Crew (eatandbemerrycrew @ their name and postal address. The prize will be posted to the winner.

3. Comments that are left anonymously will not be considered.

4. One entry per person.

5. Only Australian residents can participate in the competition.

You can find out more about Carbs by Numbers via their Facebook, Instagram (@carbsbynumbers) or website.

Good luck!


Winnie T. said...

I love quinoa with grilled chicken!

Unknown said...

Sounds like this book would be welcomed by my over-stressed jeans waistband!

Unknown said...

I love stir fried rice noodles!

Mariann Faith said...

Mashed potatoes for me.

Myli Kumarasingham said...

My favourite carb recipe has to be bread and butter pudding. Naughty in the extreme, which is why I need the Carbs by Numbers cookbook to help achieve balance.

Unknown said...

Spaghetti bolognese

Steph said...

My fav low carb recipe is pasta with spiralized veggies

Sophie said...

My favourite low carb recipe is cauliflower puree! steam the cauli with some peeled garlic, puree, add butter and parmesan cheese.

Beaker and Boo Take On... said...

My fave Lo carb recipe is San Choy bao

Unknown said...

My mum makes the best gazpacho

Angus said...


Anonymous said...

Almond milk berry banana smoothie, Jess.

Di from Max The Unicorn said...

Low Carb Cashew Chicken! So yummy.

mandachic said...

Cauliflower pizza - its the ultimate substitute for many forms of carbs

Bronze Toes said...

Shepherd's Pie made with pumpkin mash instead of potato - warming and delicious

Di from Max The Unicorn said...

Elaine was the only entrant not to actually answer the entry question! LOL Anyway congrats to Elaine.

delasoul26 said...

Lamb, mushroom and chilli bolognese on zucchini pasta noodles is my yummy (and easy!) go to meal!

eviee1 said...

The easy Fish and salad, chips are optional but I think a few can't hurt!

EatAndBeMerryCrew said...

Hi Di, we'd like to take an inclusive approach to the giveaway. If we haven't heard from Elaine by Wed we will redraw the prize.

Infantboyclothing said...

I love scrambled eggs.

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