Vegetarian

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!
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.
October 14, 2016
Pumpkin Brownie Pudding with Peanut Butter Sauce - www.quirkycooking.com.au

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 […]
March 12, 2016
GAPS Wraps, Quirky Cooking

GAPS Wraps

At the start of the year I ran a competition for my Blog Birthday Giveaway, and the first prize was a recipe developed for the winner. The […]
March 7, 2016
Grain Free Bread Formula

Grain Free Bread Formula

Almond Pumpkin Bread or Apple Sultana Spice Bread – same formula, different variations Do you ever wish you had a few simple recipe formulas that you could learn, so […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]