Vegan

September 27, 2019
Lemon & Currant Bars (grain free)

Lemon & Currant Bars (grain free)

The other day I was searching the supermarket shelves for a muesli bar/snack bar kinda thing that was gluten free, refined sugar free, and not full of chunky nuts (because my youngest daughter doesn’t like the chunky nut bars). I couldn’t find anything suitable, so I went home and converted my Lime & Macadamia Biscuits into bars. They were a winner! I swapped the lime for lemon and added currants, and chilled them really well so they could be cut into bars easily. I recommend keeping them in the fridge or freezer so they stay cold, as that way they are chewy not ‘cakey’. You can wrap them separately in baking paper for lunchboxes, if you like, too. 🙂 If you can’t have nuts, try the nut-free version below – it’s also great for school lunchboxes! Both versions are also gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, and refined sugar free. Enjoy!
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 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 […]
October 13, 2015
coconut spice chia puddings with roasted strawberries - Quirky Cooking

Coconut Spice & Roasted Strawberry Chia Puddings

While we were staying in Perth, we had some friends over for dinner. The beach house we were staying in was pretty basic, and I didn’t have […]
September 10, 2015

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

We’re on holiday in Perth, peeps!!! Ok, I’m also running five Quirky Cooking seminar classes while I’m here, so I’m working as well, but we’re away […]
August 16, 2015
fermented salsa quirky cooking

Fermented Salsa

One of the most important ways to keep your gut healthy and happy is to give it plenty of natural probiotics. When your gut is healthy, the […]
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 […]
June 12, 2015
green smoothie quirky cooking

Super Green Tropical Smoothie with Spirulina

 Sometimes when I make a smoothie, I want a reeeeeally green, green smoothie! And one of the best ways to bump up the ‘greenness’ in a juice […]
December 20, 2014
marinated beetroot & spinach salad quirky cooking

Marinated Beetroot & Spinach Salad

This week on our podcast ‘A Quirky Journey’, the topic was ‘A Quirky Christmas: Surviving and Thriving This Season”. (Listen to it on iTunes, here!) We chatted about […]
March 25, 2013

Raw Macadamia Lime ‘Cheesecake’ (dairy free)

One thing I love about living in tropical Far North Queensland is the abundance of delicious produce grown here. I love that I can go to […]
September 19, 2012
Quirky Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Quirky Avocado Chocolate Mousse

It's like chocolate cream only creamier. It's a mixture between a mousse and a semifreddo. The flavour actually reminds me of the Milo ice-cream I loved as a kid, only better! (Did you love that too?) So don't be put off by the quirky ingredients and lack of sugar - even the fussiest will love this one... unless they find out it has avocado in it - shhhh. ;-) And no, it's not just the usual vegan chocolate mousse made from avocado and cacao powder. It's quirkier. You'll see.
August 11, 2012
Black Bean Mole, Quirky Cooking

Black Bean Mole (Chilli Beans with Chocolate)

    Photo by Arwen’s Thermo Pics   I love Mexican food. Well, maybe I’m really talking ‘Tex-Mex’ food, as that is what I was raised […]