December 19, 2017

Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Red Wine Sauce

By Fouad Kassab - We used to serve a more complicated version of this recipe at my restaurant, Baraka. The incredibly popular dish was made by cooking the lamb in a master stock braise with burnt garlic and onions. At home, I use the recipe below, cooking the lamb in a slow cooker. It involves very little preparation time and results in a brilliantly tender and delicious meal with very little effort.
October 26, 2017
Braised Brussels Sprouts, Quirky Cooking

Braised Brussels Sprouts and Second Chances

I can’t remember where I was the first time I tried Brussels sprouts, but I do remember the bitter flavour made even worse by the over-boiled texture. I was in my early twenties, and having grown up in Lebanon, Brussels sprouts were new to me. It certainly was not a culinary revelation. For many years, I avoided the vegetable, deterred by its sulphurous smell and the soggy memory of our first encounter. But this is why forgiveness and second chances are so important.
September 28, 2017
Quirky Cooking - Healing Chicken Soup

Fighting Colds & Flus, and My Healing Chicken Soup Recipe!

When you've got a cold and you're feeling sick and miserable, or you feel the need for a super nourishing meal so you don't GET sick, what do you crave? For me, it's always chicken soup. Maybe it's something to do with my childhood, and mum making soup for us when we were sick... Chicken soup for me means love, nourishment and comfort. But it's not just psychological - it really IS medicine!
April 28, 2016
Bake Fish Fingers (Grain Free), Quirky Cooking

Baked Fish Fingers (Grain Free)

If there’s one food that just about all kids love, it’s fish fingers. My kids would’ve lived on them when they were little, if I’d let […]
December 12, 2015

Moroccan Cauliflower ‘Cous Cous’ Salad

Hey everyone! As you many know, I’m madly working on my Quirky Cooking for Gut Health program, to teach people how to cook for the GAPS Intro […]
November 23, 2015
Best Ever Butter Chicken Recipe by Quirky Cooking, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free

My Best Butter Chicken Ever!

I’m so excited about this recipe, as you’ve probably heard! I was cheeky enough to call it the ‘best butter chicken ever’ because my 16 year […]
June 24, 2015
nut free, grain free muffins, quirky cooking

Zucchini & Pepita Muffins (Grain Free)

  Day to day, things can get a little chaotic to say the least. Time runs away, mealtimes are sometimes snatched on the run, and before […]
March 13, 2015
Bacon, Vegetable Soup, Leftovers, GAPS,

Creamy Bacon and Vegetable Soup – Use Up Your Leftovers!

How can you make the most of every meal you cook? Use up the leftovers! Making meals with the leftovers from last night’s dinner really is a […]
March 1, 2015
Grain free chicken pot pie, Quirky Cooking

Chicken Pot Pie with Grain Free Pastry

You may have seen in my newsletter a couple of weekends ago, that I was recently in the Dandenong Ranges for the Wellness Breakthrough, along with 8 other health and […]
February 26, 2015
Cauliflower Leek Mash Quirky Cooking

Cauliflower & Leek Mash

As you may or may not know, our family is on the GAPS diet, working on healing gut issues and food intolerances. It’s a long, slow […]