Well I don’t do many events but when I got an invite to Quirky Cooking’s book launch I was pretty excited………….until I realised it was the first day of school and preschool. And the first day at a new preschool involved tears (from the little one and me the big person) so it was a day I had to stick close to home and be on call just in case things didn’t go smoothly. Thankfully it was a great day. And since I couldn’t make the launch but was desperate to get my hands on the book I sent my lovely friend Lisa (a new thermomix owner) along to the book launch.
And so it’s over to Lisa to tell you about this book…………….
Food Allergies are becoming a lot more common in society and for some choosing or having to eliminate certain foods from your diet can be overwhelming but with the Thermomix you are able to create wholefoods and know exactly what ingredients are in the meals you prepare for yourself, family and friends and also you can easily substitute ingredients.
If you own a Thermomix then you may be aware of the fantastic blog by Jo Whitton called Quirky Cooking. Jo shares great recipes with different ways to substitute sugar, wheat and dairy, these substitutes can also be used for your own recipes. Jo started her blog initially as a place to share some of her recipes she created after noticing some family members were suffering from some food intolerances. Since her launch 5 years ago the Quirky Cooking Community has grown and many have been awaiting her cookbook to be released.
I was invited to the Quirky Cooking book launch on behalf of Retro Mummy at Rushcutters in Rushcutters Bay, a gorgeous food hub including deli and restaurant. Meeting Jo was amazing, she is such a lovely person and was happy to have a laugh before launching her book.
Jo shared some of her favourite recipes from her new book and also demonstrated a few recipes including Green Chai Smoothie and also Banana Ice-cream with Salted Caramel sauce, such divine food made from scratch in the Thermomix. The Quirky Cooking Cookbook has some of her favourite reader recipes and a lot of new recipes and covers everything from basics, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Quirky Cooking will be available through the Thermomix website from the 5th May
But to win a signed copy just in time for Mother’s Day just tell me why you’d like this book at your house and I’ll pick a winner next Tuesday 6th May and express post it out to you. Competition is open to Australian residents only, terms of my giveaways are here and please note that this giveaway is organised by retro mummy and not Thermomix. Good luck.
Congratulations to Christy who won the giveaway, thank you so much to everyone who entered.