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spoiltmomof2 10-17-2012 08:39 AM

Low carbing among friends cookbooks
 
Don't stone for me asking this, PLEASE..... but

Are these books worth their price tag? What I mean is for that same price I bought 3 other low carb cookbooks.

It just seems sort of high. How many recipes are actually in the books?

Jennifer Eloff 10-17-2012 09:15 AM

377 (with variations) or so per cookbook (BIG books) and, yes, I am very biased :), but we have some wonderful, talented authors in them (each producing a mini cookbook of 60 recipes or more) and have to pay each one of them for their work, shipping of books to Amazon, printing and housing them. We also have many talented people from the low-carb community and mostly from this forum contributing their best recipes.

Edited to say low-carb cookbooks are a wonderful resource (not just our books) to help us stay the course and make life more enjoyable and healthier - in the long run, they can save us a lot of doctor visits. I personally love having a collection of low-carb cookbooks. I have no excuse but to cook healthy.

Tofulover 10-17-2012 09:40 AM

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Are these books worth their price tag? What I mean is for that same price I bought 3 other low carb cookbooks.

It just seems sort of high. How many recipes are actually in the books?
I can offer an unbiased opinion: I have had the books for a week now, and I'm already in love with them. Great variety, good instructions, great results. I have other cookbooks that give me the impression that the recipes haven't been tested. Not so with these. The only tough problem? It's very hard to decide where to start.

I had to pay overseas shipping fee and they're worth every cent.

TBipp 10-17-2012 12:03 PM

I love cookbooks, and am very happy with my purchase. Just finished camping for five days and tremendously enjoyed perusing them again. I have other low carb cookbooks, but have been disappointed with the caliber of recipes in some of them.

I have organized a local, low carb support group, and our first meeting is tonight. These cookbooks are going along for show and tell. I feel the major reason low carb fails is because people have insufficient meal ideas. These cookbooks will get them over that hurdle!

There may be 12 orders for cookbooks to Missouri coming in tomorrow morning. :)

PaminKY 10-17-2012 01:42 PM

I have confessed before to being a cookbook-aholic and I have hundreds of cookbooks and many, many of them are low-carb but I can attest that these are two of my favorites and are worth every penny. :up:

I have bought a lot of others that are pretty disappointing as is but with a little tweaking here and there can be made acceptable but very little if any tweaking is needed with the LCAMF cookbooks and even if I do tweak them it is because I like sweeter, hotter and saltier than most people plus I love using glucomannan :D

Jennifer Eloff 10-17-2012 02:17 PM

Wow, thanks so much for the wonderful support and very kind words. It makes me very, very happy to know our hard work is appreciated. Thank you, Tofulover, TBipp and Pam. Pam, you made me laugh! You know why too. :hyst:

TBipp - thank you so much and what an amazing group you have started. That should be fun! You will be able to help a lot of people. Good for you and thanks for taking our books along. Wow! Very, very cool.

Gabby1 10-18-2012 07:12 AM

I have been getting so bored with my recipes- I just bought both volumes of this cookbook! I figure it is a small price to pay to keep me on track.

Jennifer Eloff 10-18-2012 02:06 PM

Thanks so much, Iramirez! :jumpjoy: You look wonderful in your photo. Congratulations on your success. :) P.S. Come join us on the threads when you try any of the recipes. Let us know when your books arrive too.

Tweaker Geek 10-18-2012 07:09 PM

I love my books, since they arrived they have only been next to my TV viewing chair where I peruse them often or on the kitchen counter being used to prepare a recipe. LOL , I may need to get a special set of bookends to keep all the books in the series in one convenient place -- handy!! I have so many cookbooks and notebooks of recipes I have copied or made up that I often want to make something but can't remember which book it's in and I know that the recipes in these books will be very good so I want them all in one place; there is always an idea to use when I get stuck for something different to try.

Jennifer Eloff 10-19-2012 07:45 AM

LOL Tweaker - what a nice problem to have. :) I have my books sitting next to me on my desk. I refer to them daily for various reasons and have already got some favorite recipes that I've made over and over again. One that I really like that I made recently is Lisa Marshall's "Honey" Roasted Barbecue Sauce on page 254, LCAF's, vol-1. It is a copycat recipe of a special request item at Chick-Fil-A apparently. It transcends ordinary roast chicken from the grocery store into something special. Yum!! :up:

Tweaker Geek 10-19-2012 10:31 AM

I just looked at that recipe, Jen - it sounds good. I will have to give it a try soon. How long do you think it would last in the fridge?

I was thinking of chicken for tonight but I just finished making a marinade for a Chinese pork tenderloin instead.

Jennifer Eloff 10-19-2012 06:02 PM

I think it should last at least a week or more. I don't bother cooking it. I just blend all the ingredients in the blender - lazy me! I do coddle the egg in boiling water for 50 seconds before using it.

Tweaker Geek 10-19-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Jennifer Eloff (Post 16026843)
I think it should last at least a week or more. I don't bother cooking it. I just blend all the ingredients in the blender - lazy me! I do coddle the egg in boiling water for 50 seconds before using it.

Good to know, thanks - especially the part about not bothering with cooking it!

Jennifer Eloff 10-19-2012 07:19 PM

:hyst: Yep, I'm all for that - easier the better!

catkan 10-19-2012 07:42 PM

Ok admitting it. Another skeptical. I followed the threads a long time. The threads recommending the recipes out of the first book and than the second book. Seemed like a lot of sweet recipes instead of main meals. Can you tell me if there is more meat and vegetables recipes than desserts and breads using special ingredients?

catkan 10-19-2012 07:44 PM

Adding I have all your other books Jennifer.

Jennifer Eloff 10-19-2012 09:16 PM

Cool, Misty. Yep, mostly regular cooking recipes - they far outnumber the desserts and baking recipes. :)

The categories are Appetizers and Beverages; Salads and Soups; Breakfasts; Main Courses and Sides; Miscellaneous; Breads, Muffins and More; Sweet Endings.

In fact Maria Emmerich who is a real star with desserts and baking in the second book only had a handful of desserts to give you some idea. In volume 3, Kyndra Holley is opting not do any desserts at all. So, yep, even although we get excited about our sweets on this board and in the threads, there are actually more regular recipes than desserts. Hope that helps and good to know you have my old collection of books. I still cook out of them, but now I sub my gluten-free bake mix in the dessert recipes.

catkan 10-20-2012 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Jennifer Eloff (Post 16027115)
Cool, Misty. Yep, mostly regular cooking recipes - they far outnumber the desserts and baking recipes. :)

The categories are Appetizers and Beverages; Salads and Soups; Breakfasts; Main Courses and Sides; Miscellaneous; Breads, Muffins and More; Sweet Endings.

In fact Maria Emmerich who is a real star with desserts and baking in the second book only had a handful of desserts to give you some idea. In volume 3, Kyndra Holley is opting not do any desserts at all. So, yep, even although we get excited about our sweets on this board and in the threads, there are actually more regular recipes than desserts. Hope that helps and good to know you have my old collection of books. I still cook out of them, but now I sub my gluten-free bake mix in the dessert recipes.

Thank you for answering. I still cook out of them too. Love your Apple Curry Meatloaf! I will keep following the threads and see if any recommended recipes come up besides desserts and breads!

Jennifer Eloff 10-20-2012 10:20 AM

Hey, I love that meat loaf as well (Ginny does too) and I did actually include it in volume 1 - just because it is a fave. :)

ohiocat 10-21-2012 07:46 AM

Ok, I hate to sound stupid, but where can I get these cookbooks? Is Amazon the best place or can I order them directly?

Jennifer Eloff 10-21-2012 09:18 AM

Ohiocat, thanks for your interest. On my blog you will find links (the link is in my siggie). Directly you can order the coil bound books which most of us find very useful in the kitchen. Also available on Amazon but perfect bound.

ohiocat 10-21-2012 01:46 PM

Jennifer, Paypal says that Eureka Publishing is unable to accept cash at this time. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks!

Jennifer Eloff 10-21-2012 02:17 PM

Ohiocat, that's unusual. As soon as I know anything, I'll send you a private message.

Jennifer Eloff 10-21-2012 02:40 PM

I think we fixed the problem, Ohiocat. :)

ohiocat 10-21-2012 06:44 PM

Yay! It worked. Thanks!:)

fashay 10-21-2012 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by spoiltmomof2 (Post 16021536)
Don't stone for me asking this, PLEASE..... but

Are these books worth their price tag? What I mean is for that same price I bought 3 other low carb cookbooks.

It just seems sort of high. How many recipes are actually in the books?

What LC books did you buy?

stickergoddess 01-02-2013 07:36 PM

any word on when volume 3 will ship? anxiously waiting for my pre-order.

Jennifer Eloff 01-05-2013 12:56 PM

The books will probably start shipping the end of this next week, so you should only worry January 30th if you still don't have your book.

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 01-07-2013 09:45 AM

I, too, love these cookbooks. Yesterday I almost had a hear attack because I couldn't find my volume 2. Finally found it, and made the Cinnamon Coffee Cake.


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