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A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:50:22 pm »
Full index and where to buy this book can be found here


Almond & Coconut Steamed Puddings with lemon syrup Page 199
Almond Sunflower Seed Milk Page 24
Apple Berry Custard Crumble page 185
Banana Pomegranate Parfait Rice Pudding  page 198
Basic Raw Dark Chocolate page214
Beef Stroganoff with Cabbage "noodles" page 118
Black Bean Mole page128
Cabbage Patch Soup with Sweet Potato Mash page 98
Caramelised onions Page 35
Chocolate Green Smoothie page 63
Chicken and Macadamias with Coconut Lime Satay Sauce page 108
Chicken Stock Paste page 20
Coconut Green Chai Smoothie Page 63
Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup page 97
Coconut Yoghurt Page 27
Creamy Chicken And Brown Rice Soup.page 96
Dairy Free Spelt Brioche Page 162
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake page 176
Gingerbread Biscuits page 179
Gluten Free Artisan Bread Page 146
Gooey Flourless Fudge Brownies page 175
Grain free cinnamon donut cupcakes Page 171
Grain Free Lasagne page 134
Green frappaccino Page 64
Hearty Lamb & Bean Hotpot Page 120
Layered Chia Pudding page44
Lemon Herb Barramundi with Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Puree Page 123
Lemon Olive Oil Salted Macadamia Biscuits page 180
Huevos Rancheros Page 52
Mexican Black Bean and Chorizo Soup page 100
Mini Impossible Quiches Pge 74
Monkey Bread pge 163
Mum's Potato Salad page77
My Fave Green Smoothie page 63
Nasi Goreng Page 110
Nut Butter Page 32
Omelette wraps with mushroom sauce Page 51
Onion and Garlic Mayonnaise page 36.
Quick Cashew Vanilla Ice-cream Page 182
Quinoa and Chia Seed Flatbread. page149
Raw Chocolate Semifreddo Page 196
Raw Macadamia Cheesecake Page 201
Salted Caramel Sauce Page 192
Sesame Salmon with creamy Tikka sauce Page 124
Spelt Bread Page 151
Spicy BBQ Chicken all-in-1-meal Page 107
Tamale Pie Page 131
Tomato Bean Soup with Mini Meatballs page 99
Tostadas page 85
Tropical Quinoa Porridge page 42
Vanilla Chai Tea page 65
Vietnamese Fish Curry with Sticky Rice page126
Walnut & Cacao Nib Bliss Balls correction Page 212
Warm Quinoa Salad page 72
Whole Chinese Chop Chicken with Chilli Ginger Sauce page 113
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 01:48:56 am »
I read this book last night and it certainly gets the thumbs up from me even though I have no allergies whatsoever.  Jo has always had a great following so there is no doubt this book will be a real winner, we have all been waiting for years for her to write a book.
I made a list of a few items I would need to make some of her recipes, it's not that long as I will still use my normal products in most of her recipes.

I found many of the recipes had quite a long list of ingredients but, in the case of herbs & spices, they are things we would normally have on hand anyway.  I love that her recipes are for a bigger family, we can halve them or in my case perhaps I will do 1/3 of some recipes.

A great book Jo, congratulations to you for finally getting it out there and to HO, thanks for my copy and the 2 for another giveaway competition. 
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 12:18:55 am »
Hi Judy, thank you for the kind review! So happy you like it :)
I haven't managed to get on here for a while, so busy! I mostly answer questions on my QC chat group, but I'll try and answer any questions here too.

Thanks for all the encouragement and support over the last few years, guys!!
Jo  :-*
Quirky Cooking: http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com/
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 12:41:29 am »
Thanks Jo, it would be lovely to see you posting on the forum especially if there are any queries with recipes from the book.  We all know how busy you are but I know it's appreciated when those who write books take the time to check back in to see how everything is going.
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 02:16:37 pm »
I'm really enjoying the book and finding I can make quiet a few recipes as I have many of the items in the pantry already or as Judy has pointed out herbs & spices etc you would stock anyway. It's highlighted to me how much we have changed the way we cook over the pass 6 months because of DH & his diet.

Jo's blog & now book shows how you can make wonderful tasty food while being healthy or dealing with allergies/food intolerances.

I like the additional information in the book - tips, ingredient substitutes, glossary of pantry items and soaking & activating.

I've been thinking about getting a dehydrator & after seeing this is how Jo makes her coconut yoghurt, it's gone higher up on the to buy list. I would be Interested what brand Jo has.

Well done Jo.

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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 02:57:07 am »
I have just ordered Jo's book, I tried to hold out but didn't last long. I love her blog.  Jo has achieved so much and shown how extremely useful the thermomix can be for families with dietery difficulties to overcome. Well done Jo and thanks.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 01:14:56 pm »
I've been following Jo since I started here on the forum. I love her approach to food and her clever adaptations. I don't have any allergies, but I do feel we all rely too much on wheat and dairy in our diets, so I do like to vary my grains and I tend to drink nut milks rather than dairy milk in my tea and coffee.

Jo has done a fantastic job with this book, nothing has been left to chance and there's a comprehensive ingredients list and substitutions are also listed. I give it the three thumbs up!!! ;D
A great cook is one who can rustle up a fabulous family meal with some freezer burnt chops, wilted carrots, sprouting potatoes and cabbage that's gone brown on the cut edges.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 04:01:33 pm »
It's a wonderful book. I will try and change a few of my "bad habits" and slowly move towards her ways I think. I look at how she is not overweight and wonder if she does some form of strenuous exercise on the side or whether she is a born greyhound, or whether it's diet related? Just give me some skinny!
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 10:46:16 pm »
I'd say it's in her genes CP.
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2014, 12:29:20 pm »
I certainly didn't get any of those genes.  :-\ :-\ :-\. Jo is certainly a great advertisement for her cooking. I'm not sure I could afford the amount of nuts she uses though.
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2014, 03:20:08 pm »
she gets great buying power from being in a co-op, but I just couldn't be bothered a) being that organised, and b) setting it up
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2014, 06:29:56 am »
she gets great buying power from being in a co-op, but I just couldn't be bothered a) being that organised, and b) setting it up

I'm feel the same CP.
I child-proofed my house, but they still get in!

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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2014, 07:37:05 am »
We were involved in one many years ago. It was fine at first but then it fell to the same few to go and buy the stuff and share it out. Everyone else had excuses, oops reasons why they couldn't do it. That was only for fruit and veggies though.
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2014, 11:10:02 pm »
At last I have a copy of Jo's book.  I have only managed a quick read so far.  It looks great, I too like the sound of her way of eating and would like to adapt to more of it.
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Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2014, 02:01:52 am »
I love this book and have cooked so many of her recipes - some a number of times.  It is my most used thermomix book :) I love the fact that I have been using my varohma more as well. My doctor has recently put me of a gluten and dairy free diet trial and this book has been SO helpful.