The Cook Who Knew Nothing | A Gluten-Free Food Blog

A Gluten-Free Food Blog

These gluten-free recipes & experiences are simmered, styled & shot by a curious food photographer dedicated to sharing explorations with other culinary-curious minds. See my commercial photography portfolio for more examples of my work.

Boozy Christmas Gluten-Free Plum Pudding

Adapted from a recipe by Suzanne Gibbs. Photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I never used to get terribly excited about Christmas cake or Christmas pudding. Having come from an Eastern European background, the entire concept of a traditional Anglo-Saxon Christmas cake or pudding was completely foreign to me and not to my taste. As … Continue reading Boozy Christmas Gluten-Free Plum Pudding

Sweet & Spicy Carrot Salad with Coriander

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Carrots are a beautiful vegetable, and I believe any vegetable my three year old will eat to be particularly beautiful. This salad started out as a way to use up a very large amount of organic carrots I bought on special, not realising that I already had a … Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Carrot Salad with Coriander

Creamy Zucchini & Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Mushrooms bring back memories of childhood mushroom foraging expeditions which took place in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges and Daylesford. The Russians (my parents and their friends) would organize mushroom foraging day trips which were quite the epic event. They would pack days in advance and the cooking for the … Continue reading Creamy Zucchini & Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme

Classic Beef Stroganoff

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. For those who don’t know, my heritage is Russian and I have an affinity for Russian food because I grew up with it and enjoy eating it from time to time. One of the dishes I enjoy the most is Beef Stroganoff and when I started researching it’s … Continue reading Classic Beef Stroganoff

The Cookbook Archives: Cajun & Creole Cooking by Terry Thompson

Original recipes by Terry Thompson. Recipe adapting, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. In my local area, the council has a lot of hard rubbish collections. Meaning that householders are given a couple of times a year to put their unwanted bulky trash out for collection by a giant garbage truck. What you’re supposed to … Continue reading The Cookbook Archives: Cajun & Creole Cooking by Terry Thompson

Greek-Style Silverbeet & Leek Frittata With Mint

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Eva was my best childhood friend and we met at the age of three at the Male Street Kindergarten in Brighton in Melbourne’s south-east. We were glued at the hip for a significant portion of our lives including our entire schooling years. Eva is Greek-Cypriot and she is … Continue reading Greek-Style Silverbeet & Leek Frittata With Mint

Sneaky Hidden Vegetables in Lasagne

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. When I first became a mother I had very strong ideas about what kids should eat and I was convinced that my child would be a foie gras-supping gourmand who would relish fare like roasted duck with raspberry star anise glaze. Marc did eat most things for a while, but … Continue reading Sneaky Hidden Vegetables in Lasagne