Egg Free

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!
June 27, 2017
Fat Bomb Jellies, Quirky Cooking

Fat Bomb Jellies

Only a few years ago, it seemed like the entire world was certain that fat was going to kill us. From the perspective of a population that was suffering from extreme weight issues, soaring cholesterol levels and an epidemic of heart disease, cutting out fat seemed to be the logical thing to do. If ever there was a usual suspect, fat had to be it: it was energy dense (all those calories in a single tablespoon!), full of cholesterol (the stuff we see in clogged arteries), and it tasted really good (tasty things have to be bad for you)!
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 […]
October 14, 2016
Pumpkin Brownie Pudding with Peanut Butter Sauce -

Pumpkin Brownie Pudding with Peanut Butter Sauce

Sometimes I come up with really wacky interesting ideas for recipes. This one got me a few weird looks from my friends and family, but I’m used to that. Once […]
June 11, 2016
How to make haloumi, Quirky Cooking

How to Make Your Own Halloumi, with Step by Step Photos!

  Guest blog by Arwen’s Thermo Pics   I’m super duper excited to share this blog post with you! Last year I met a gorgeous lady in […]
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 16, 2015

Grain Free Gingerbread Biscuits

When my kids were little, their favourite Christmas tradition was eating gingerbread ‘star biscuits’ and drinking ‘pearl tea’ (hot water, almond milk and honey), while dancing around […]
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 […]