The Weekend Matters: LouLou Kebabs and Delicious Savoury Crackers

(In which we sample spicy, fragrant kebabs parcelled in pitta bread filled with green leafy salad, smoked mackerel pate and hot salt and pepper crackers with cheese for a light, Armenian themed family Saturday tea)

My new favourite go-to cook book for the month of July is this:

I like this one because it has family friendly food, easily paleo adaptable but all the basics for good family spreads such as a house full of teenagers demands – including chapters on



To understand my household food needs, picture this: coming home from work on Friday night and having followed the trail of pizza crumbs out back to the garden, I found seven sixteen year old boys squashed in the hot tub between my son and the hawk (who was dancing to Mike Posner – don’t ask).

So you see,  quick, easy family friendly food thus becomes an essential and this book really delivers!

LouLou Kebabs


700g of lamb mince
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon (or more to taste) of cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg and cumin
Salt and fresh ground black pepper


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and form into sausage shapes.
At the last minute, place onto skewers
Cook on an iron griddle for about 20 mins (or in the oven at 180)
Serve with lots of fresh green salad and pea shoots and for those that would like carbs, warm some pitta breads and make some mayo and mint sauce.

Salt and Pepper Crackers


2 cups of almond flour, 1 egg, fresh sea salt and black cracked pepper


Mix to form a dough then roll out very thin and cut into shapes
Bake in the oven til crisp about 180 for ten – 15 mins

Serve with smoked mackerel pate strong cheese, salad and a cold meat board and enjoy!

See you Friday…

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