Easter

March 23, 2018
Gluten Free Maamoul, Quirky Cooking

Gluten-Free Maamoul – Lebanese Easter Pastries

by Fouad Kassab This year I took it upon myself to make the impossible possible. The challenge was, could I create a gluten-free maamoul - Lebanese Easter Shortbreads - that's as good as the real deal? Inspired by my macadamia and currant shortbreads which I included in our cookbook, Life-Changing Food, I have created this recipe for gluten-free/grain-free maamoul. The result, I promise you, is as good if not better than the originals. And if you don’t believe me, bake a batch and see for yourself. The only thing is, do you have the self-control to wait until after Easter to dig in?
March 15, 2018
Raspberry Jelly Cheesecake Slice, Quirky Cooking

Raspberry Jelly Cheesecake Slice

I now have cheesecake back in my life, and I'm so happy that I just had to share this recipe with you all - a healthy revamp of the old Aussie favourite, Raspberry Jelly Cheesecake Slice. :) Can't have dairy? Don't worry, there's a dairy-free, vegan version of the recipe as well!! WOO HOO!!
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.
March 20, 2017
Honey Sweetened, All Natural Marshmallows

Easy Marshmallows: Honey Sweetened & All Natural

Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, additive free, naturally sweetened marshmallows!  The other day I decided I really should work out a Thermomix version of honey-sweetened […]
March 26, 2016
Banana Pecan Spice Bread (grain free), Quirky Cooking

Banana Pecan Spice Bread (Grain Free)

It’s Easter, and that means a lovely long weekend. I’m in holiday mode, and just want to spend the whole weekend sleeping in the autumn sunshine. And when […]
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 […]
August 25, 2015
Strawberry Jelly Pie Grain Free Quirky Cooking

Strawberry Jelly Pie (Grain Free)

What do you do when life gets a little crazy, and you’re feeling the need to slow down, let go, simplify, back off, say no, stress […]
July 31, 2015

Grain Free, Egg Free Chocolate Banana Cake

  I had a funny thing happen the other day. I was asked to speak at the local CWA’s annual general meeting, and cook something for […]
April 3, 2015
grain free dairy free hot cross muffins quirky cooking

Grain Free Hot Cross Muffins (GAPS Friendly)

You’ve probably noticed that I’m a very last minute kinda person. I’ve been meaning to work out a grain free, GAPS friendly hot cross bun recipe […]
March 29, 2015
Dairy Free Salted Caramel Chocolates Quirky Cooking

Salted Caramel Chocolates (dairy free)

A few months ago I decided I needed a homemade version of  Salted Caramel Chocolate that would be dairy free and soy free. I looooove salted caramel […]