How time flies! I started this blog because I’ve met so many people who knew that certain foods bothered them, but just found it too difficult to change the way they were eating. They’d try avoiding dairy or wheat (or whatever it was) for a while, then give up. And so many people have the idea that healthy, allergy-friendly food is second-best, and really doesn’t taste good at all. I wanted to show people that you can make healthy, allergy friendly meals (and sweets) that are so delicious, everyone will want some! There’s no need to feel left out because your way of eating is not the norm. I wanted to encourage people not to give up, that it’s not as hard as it seems as first – you just need to be creative and willing to experiment with alternative ingredients! So, two years ago, on Boxing Day, I decided to begin a blog. I came up with the name “Quirky Cooking” because people had commented in the past on my ‘quirkiness’ and my different cooking style, and it seemed to fit. 🙂
So here I am, two years down the track, still having fun blogging… and I want to tell you how much I appreciate all you readers, and the lovely comments and emails you’ve sent, and the chats we’ve had – I love talking to you all! Please keep leaving comments and questions, and stop by sometime and have a chat, either here (through my chat box) or on my Facebook page!
And just to let you know how much I love to hear from you, I’m going to do my first GIVE AWAY!!! All you have to do to WIN is leave a comment on this post (just click on ‘… comments’ at the bottom right of this post) about what recipe you like best on my site, or what you have found helpful, or even a question or a recipe request… I like a challenge, so if you have a particular allergy, and would like some suitable recipes, let me know. 🙂 And the prize is…
I believe that not only should you be putting healthy food into your body, but you also need to use only healthy products ON your body. Your skin is your body’s largest organ – whatever you put on your skin will end up inside of you. That’s why I love Miessence products – they stand in a class of their own by being independently certified to international food grade standards by some of the world’s most respected organic certifying organisations, namely, Australian Certified Organic (ACO), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and IFOAM (Europe).
As you may have noticed, I LOVE chocolate… so I thought it would be fitting to give away a sample bottle of my favourite perfume: ‘Delicious’ – by Miessence… an irresistable combination of chocolate, honey and vanilla with a floral hint of sweet jasmine.
I also love coconut oil and coconut cream… so I love the smell and feel of Miessence’s Tropical Body Milk... a light, certified organic body milk that soothes and moisturises skin, featuring raw coconut oil that creates a protective barrier against moisture loss, as well as aloe vera gel for nourishing and hydrating the skin, and jasmine essential oil. I think you’ll love it too!
The prize will also include some other Miessence goodies – a geranium cleansing bar, sample sachets, and more! For more information about Miessence, and why I love it, check out my Miessence site. And leave a comment on this post before Sunday the 23rd of January to go in the draw to win!
Oh, and here’s my very first blog post for those who haven’t read it… “Trying Something New”
Love from Jo 🙂