Lunches

December 4, 2018
Herb-Crusted Fish, Quirky Cooking

Lebanese Style Herb-Crusted Fish

It's nearly Christmas! If you are feeling inspired to make something extra special for the holidays, you can try your hand at Fouad's recipe for Sayadiyeh, which he recently demonstrated on SBS Food Safari! However, this year, we are keeping things much simpler. In the absence of an army of assistants, and in the heat of the Australian kitchen, simpler dishes are a must. Today we are sharing a recipe for Lebanese-style herb crusted fish. This recipe is adapted to use a Thermomix® method - you will find the original 'conventional' method in our cookbook, Life-Changing Food. We love that this dish can be prepared ahead of time and eaten at room temperature, or even cold. A perfect addition to the Christmas banquet!
December 15, 2017
Paleo Christmas Fruit Cake, Quirky Cooking

Paleo Christmas Fruit Cake & Christmas Recipe Round-Up

Well it's that time of year again, when the Christmas excitement (and the Christmas stress) begins to escalate, and we madly scramble for Christmas cooking ideas and gift ideas, try to tidy up the house because family is coming, and wonder why we didn't get organised earlier this year like we were planning to??? (Or is that just me? Ha ha!) Here's a recipe round-up and a beautiful grain free Christmas cake recipe to help you out!
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]