The Unknown Chef is newest addition to the Birdz of a Feather family; it’s our recipe category. Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The recipe for a happy life is the right blend of family and friends to share it with, don’t you think?
‘The Unknown Chef‘ is inspired by Hubs. But does anybody really trust a skinny chef? Find out why you should! Although his ambitions to become a well-known chef didn’t go to plan, the blog at least provides an outlet to help prove the naysayers wrong!
You’ll find quick and easy recipes that are real timesavers, like our pressure cooker pulled pork. All the recipes are accessible to everyone. Even those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, there are gluten free substitutes that will work every time.. Hubs himself has celiac so every recipe on the site caters to a gluten-free diet.
Our recipe for Kibbeh is unconventional and not traditional in the least. Kibbeh is a Lebanese dish that is made with bulgur and ground meat (beef or lamb). For an authentic recipe, a reader has kindly shared this YouTube tutorial in Arabic (the recipe is listed in English in the comments).
While Kibbeh means to form a ball, there are many ways to shape it; balls, patties or football shaped. Traditionally, these have a stuffing in the centre. However, we’ve adapted a Milk Street recipe, which is not stuffed, to make this a totally gluten free preparation. I don’t know how the bulgur would taste, but I can guarantee you won’t miss the wheat if you try our version. It’s delicious.
We’ve got another Belgian waffle recipe perfect for a weekend morning! These Belgian waffles are not unlike the homemade belgian waffles we posted last year. However, this time we’re aiming for the crisp factor.
Crispy waffles stand up better to stacking, slathering with syrup or even adding a scoop of ice cream. Instead of eating these for breakfast, they’re also great as a dessert waffle.
We promised you an easy mushroom gravy from scratch when we posted our easy poutine recipe. So the time has come for a delicious and quick mushroom sauce recipe. It really doesn’t take that much more time than using a package so why not make it fresh? And you can pronounce all the ingredients that go into it!
The combination of colours in this Tomato and Green Bean Salad remind me of the Italian flag! This mediterranean side dish is a great accompaniment to any meal but I especially enjoy it with these tender ribs.
Fall off the bone tender ribs are easy to achieve with baked ribs cooked low and slow. But if you’re not going to slather them in sauce and barbecue them afterwards, then you need a flavourful rub. And this dry rub hits the mark.
Green onions and eggs the way my grandmother made it is a technique I’ve never found on the internet. Sure, you can throw green onions into an omelette or scrambled eggs. But this isn’t that by a long shot! Surprisingly, the eggs in this recipe are double cooked!
This quinoa salad recipe is a delicious alternative for mediterranean couscous salad whether or not you have to eat gluten free. But you actually won’t miss the pasta, (I actually prefer it) especially when you consider how healthy quinoa is!
I’m hesitant to even call this chaffle recipe a recipe because it’s just two ingredients. But you can always add in two more ingredients to make it more bread like so you can enjoy it as a chaffle breakfast sandwich as we do.
As soon as October hits, I can’t wait to make pumpkin muffins! The end of the month is Hubs’ birthday and he always requests two things to celebrate; these pumpkin spice muffins and the gluten free pumpkin pie we shared yesterday. The added benefit of course is that I get to enjoy them too!
Today is Hubs’ birthday! Instead of cake, he requests a gluten free pumpkin pie each year. Making gluten free pie crust is always hit and miss with me – mostly miss. Luckily these days, just about every supermarket carries frozen gluten free crusts – such a huge convenience!