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Title: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: judydawn on December 17, 2012, 08:08:28 am
List of contents courtesy of VieveMS

Breakfast
Almond Pancakes (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12099.0) p29
Baked Egg Pots (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12102.new#new) p 31
Coconut Berry Smoothie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12112.new#new) p33
Grilled Mushrooms and Eggs p35
Nutty Porridge p37
Raspberry Yogurt Smoothie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12669.0;topicseen) p39

Lunch
Avocado Salad (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14221.msg316440;topicseen#new) p43
Broccoli and Cauliflower (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15449.msg355411;topicseen#new) Soup p45
Chicken Drummettes  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12131.new#new) p47
Chilli Mayonnaise (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12098.0) p49
Coconut Lime Chicken (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=16358.0) p51
Crumbed Chicken p53 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12874.0)
Greek Style Lamb Salad p55
Prawn and Wasabi Salad p57
Pumpkin and Asparagus Frittata p59
Sesame Chicken Patties (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12100.0) p61

Dinner
Chicken Puttanesca p65
Cauliflower Rice p67
Cheesy Spinach Sauce p69
Herb and Garlic Butter p71
Lamb Ragu (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12113.new#new) p73
Seared Tuna Salad p75
Spicy Seafood Soup p77
Thai Prawn and Lemongrass Soup p79
Vietnamese Beef Broth (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=13050.0;topicseen) p81

Snacks
Chocolate Mousse p85
Chunky Spinach and Cashew Dip (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12078.0;topicseen) p87
Coconut and Lemon Macaroons p89
Guacamole p91
Iced Lime Tea p93
Spicy Nut Mix p95
Watermelon and Lime Sorbet (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=12097.0) p97
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 18, 2012, 12:30:33 pm
Great job JD  :-*
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: VieveMS on December 19, 2012, 01:02:09 am
This is a really nice cookbook and would make a great christmas present.  Like Quick Fix in the Thermomix, every recipe has its own double page - one for the recipe, one for the photograph.  The thing I like about all of Alyces' recipes is that they are uncomplicated and use ingredients that most of us probably already have in the panty.  That means you can start cooking straight away...
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: kt2 on January 02, 2013, 06:50:35 am
I'm waiting for this one to be available in the book shops as I want to look at it first before buying. It seems quite expensive for what it has listed in its contents.  If anyone has this, do you recommend it? Is it worth the money?  :)
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: Gertbysea on January 02, 2013, 08:30:00 am
Kt2 my DD bought this book. Look at the table of contents  posted.  Is there anything of interest to you?  There are quite a few salads and soups.  The first recipe does not appear until page 29 from memory. Is  there a must have recipe you are interested in? 

Do you need a Thermomix recipe for Grilled mushrooms and eggs? Herb and garlic butter ?  Or do you want yet another recipe for a yogurt smoothie?  Cauliflower  rice?

Have a good read and see if you  need any of these recipes before you buy it.  If you cannot live without another recipe for  watermelon and lime sorbet or Guacamole then this is the book for you.

This is how I go about deciding to buy yet another cookbook.

Gert
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: kt2 on January 02, 2013, 09:01:35 am
Thanks Gert ;D

Will certainly have a good look before deciding  ;)
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: Persistenttiger on January 15, 2013, 07:51:48 am
Kt2 my DD bought this book. Look at the table of contents  posted.  Is there anything of interest to you?  There are quite a few salads and soups.  The first recipe does not appear until page 29 from memory. Is  there a must have recipe you are interested in? 

Do you need a Thermomix recipe for Grilled mushrooms and eggs? Herb and garlic butter ?  Or do you want yet another recipe for a yogurt smoothie?  Cauliflower  rice?

Have a good read and see if you  need any of these recipes before you buy it.  If you cannot live without another recipe for  watermelon and lime sorbet or Guacamole then this is the book for you.

This is how I go about deciding to buy yet another cookbook.

Gert

You've just convinced me that I don't need this cook book, lol.
Title: Re: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: Jamberie on January 15, 2013, 11:55:33 am
I've been tempted to buy it too because I like Quick Fix in the Thermomix. But I need to pay nearly $10 in postage and I just feel that altogether it is a bit much. Especially with Gert's comment taken into consideration.
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: GiloKez on January 15, 2013, 12:56:45 pm
I'm so sad as I love Alyce and her first book but this book does not grab me at all:( I neeeed to feed my thermo cook book addiction soon. Very soon.
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: inthekitchen on January 30, 2013, 12:24:44 pm
I love Quick Fix (the writing, layout, recipes, it's just a great book) & I like this book too but honestly haven't used it much.  The Chicken Puttanesca is fantastic though :)  I think because it's low carb, it misses out on including things that the TM does really well;  like breads, desserts & all in one recipes, the kind of recipes that grab your attention or make life easier.  It's still a lovely book but I think it has a niche market, it's definitely not an EDC/family book that everyone would find useful. I'm interested to know what the next book in the mini series will be :)
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: Pearsall on January 30, 2013, 01:16:08 pm
I'm waiting for this one to be available in the book shops as I want to look at it first before buying. It seems quite expensive for what it has listed in its contents.  If anyone has this, do you recommend it? Is it worth the money?  :)
I bought thus book from Weigh n Pay at Woodvale Boul. Whitfords Ave, Woodvale. Great shop with loads of great produce.
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 30, 2013, 01:20:30 pm
Love that shop too, but I always buy too much
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: cookie1 on January 30, 2013, 11:52:31 pm
This book was available at my local Dymocks last weekend. (Carousel). They had quite a few copies. They also had QFITT and were getting more of FFS when they were available.
I had a good look through Alyce's new book and decided not to buy it. I have no doubt that when she does desserts or baking I will be buying it.
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: judydawn on January 31, 2013, 01:03:31 am
An added advantage to decision making when you can hold the book and have a good look through Cookie - lucky you.
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: obbie on February 02, 2013, 05:08:11 am
very wise way to decide about a book Gert.

i love to make up recipes on the go..
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: blackwood on March 23, 2013, 12:16:29 pm
I have just bought this book...and I have to say I LOVE IT!!!! Alyce Alexandra and her team really know how to put together a great cookbook. The photos are gorgeous, the recipes are to die for, and there are fantastic healthy tips on the benefits of various ingredients.

The recipes in this book, generally call for everyday ingredients, which I love. Most things are items stocked in everyone's pantry.

The set out of the book is perfect. Each recipes has a large (amazing looking) photo on one side, and the recipe ingredients and method set out in the most easy to follow way on the other side.
 
The photo of Grilled Eggs and Mushrooms seriously makes me want to lick the page it's printed on!!! :) If my husband wasn't sitting next to me I probably would! :)  :D

Her books not only benefit us as cooks, but her charitable work sees her donate money to disadvantages communities, such as vulnerable street children in Cambodia. What a compassionate person!

What more can I say? I just love this book! I would rate this as my second favourite Thermomix cookbook, coming second only to Quick Fix in the Thermomix! Why does this one come second? Only because it has 97 pages and QFITT has over 200!

I can't wait for the next mini series cookbook! I've heard the next one will be coming out in June, looking forward to hearing what the latest theme will be!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: GiloKez on June 10, 2013, 05:55:30 am
I'm so sad as I love Alyce and her first book but this book does not grab me at all:( I neeeed to feed my thermo cook book addiction soon. Very soon.

Well I bought it anyway and I MUST apologise for this past post. This book is awsome have made a few things out of it already and gosh its good. I can even see myself losing a few kilos with this book. Yummmmmm love love love it!!!8)
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: Nik2bstar on July 16, 2013, 01:26:59 am
This book is now available as an e-book. I just bought it at the iTunes Store. I'm looking forward to taking a look at it on my iPad  ;D
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: SoBlessed on July 16, 2013, 08:40:42 am
I got the ibook too as I'm low carbing.  I don't have sugar or honey either, so I'll have to modify some of the recipes.
It's a great book, although I would not have wanted to pay the price of the paper copy + P/H.
I like recipes on my iPad.
Title: Re: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: tarasis on July 19, 2013, 09:39:14 pm
I grabbed the sample on the iBookstore to check it out. Whoever picked the pages needs a clunk on the head as the sample is utterly useless. It's basically the author name, series name, book title, legal matter, dedication, acknowledgements and a buy now page.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/20/6u8emupa.jpg)

So thank you Judy &VieveMS for listing the recipes here.
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: judydawn on July 20, 2013, 02:31:25 am
An index list is what we are looking for when trying to decide whether to buy a book or not so I agree with you on that one Rob.
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: alyce alexandra on July 22, 2013, 12:52:13 am
I grabbed the sample on the iBookstore to check it out. Whoever picked the pages needs a clunk on the head as the sample is utterly useless. It's basically the author name, series name, book title, legal matter, dedication, acknowledgements and a buy now page.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/20/6u8emupa.jpg)

So thank you Judy &VieveMS for listing the recipes here.

Hi Tarasis,

I am sorry you did not find the sample book helpful! Given the format we produce our iBooks in we actually do not get a choice as to the sample pages, it is simply the first 8 odd pages of the book. We have the contents of the book up on our website, along with some other images etc, if you are interested in more information on any of our books I recommend you visit http://www.alycealexandracookbooks.com/store . thanks for your interest, alyce :)
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: Wonder on July 22, 2013, 12:59:53 am
Thanks for responding Alyce. I always download the samples first and then make my decision to buy or not based on the sample, based on teh information in the sample I gave it a miss. I'll have a look at your site instead.
Title: Re: Alyce Alexandra's Low Carb Cookbook
Post by: tarasis on July 24, 2013, 02:00:35 pm
Thanks Alyce I will check those out. Not being able to choose the sample pages is very unfortunate as it's partly how I decide to get a book or not. Iirc the sample for Quick Fix In the Thermomix was much better.

An even worse sample I recently saw was the Sweet Poison Quit Plan UK edition, which had two pages in the sample book; namely the cover and the author Bio. The normal version (US? Aus?) has many more pages.