Come and be delighted by Chef, Fiona Hoskin, and Foodie, Arwen Genge in this 2 hour class where the girls will demonstrate how to create easy, tasty, nutritious dishes using their Thermomixes.
Green Smoothie – find out the best way to make this energising drink 🙂
Quick Vegetable Curry
Vegan Sweet Potato Dip
Grain Free Seed Crackers
Gluten Free Pizza
Golden Flaxseed Wraps
Shredded Chicken inside a Golden Flaxseed Wrap
Gluten Free Aussie Meat Pies with Native Pepper Berries
Gluten Free Aussie Meat Pies with Native Pepper Berries (option topped with Cauliflower Mash)
Cacao & Wattleseed Chia Puddings with Berries
Aussie Gluten Free “Dampers” with Blueberry & Chia Jam
Paleo ANZAC Biscuits
All dishes are gluten and grain free with no refined sugars and you will get to taste them all.This class is suitable for paleo, vegetarian, coeliac, and health conscious people wanting some quick, easy gut-healthy recipes you can produce at home. The class is also perfect for Thermomix owners wanting some hints and tips on cooking and using their Thermomix and for those wanting to see how a Thermomix could fit into their kitchen. There are limited seats for this specialist class so make sure you secure YOUR seat as soon as possible. 🙂
Nico Moretti At The Emerald Class Thermomix trip to Lake Como – Italy, making Crostata di Ricotta (Almond & Ricotta Tart)
I first met Nico Moretti when he did a Cooking Class in Hobart about 4 years ago, it was a wonderfully delicious & inspiring class. I was very excited to get my copies of his amazing cookbooks signed too 🙂 Nico runs a cooking school in Perth, which he started in 2002. Nico & his wife Belinda run Cuisine & Culture Tours around the world – they even have some in Tassie too. Nico was our guide at the Thermomix Emerald Class trip to Lake Como in Italy last year. And this May I’m joining their tour of Japan with my hubby & I’m so excited!! Thanks so much to Nico for answering my Famous ThermoFive questions 🙂 Check out some of Nico’s awesome recipes on the Thermomix Recipe community here. I love all of his recipes but my favourite that I have made the most is the Frozen Mojito!!
1. What do you love about your Thermomix?
When I got my first Thermomix in 2002 I didn’t do much baking, but the Thermomix opened up a whole new world of recipes that I would never have attempted without one such as Italian focaccia like my mother would make, to shortcrust pastry for sweet and savoury dishes, and to profiteroles. One of the first things I made with my Thermomix back then was a “Croquembouche” for my daughter. It was so easy to make choux pastry and creme patisserie with the TM that I have never looked back.
2. What is your favourite Thermomix Cookbook or Thermomix recipe?
I’m most familiar with the recipes in our own “Delicious Journeys” and “Food for Friends” cookbooks, so they tend to get a work out at our place. We continually get friends asking us to bring along our Nico’s Butter Chicken or White Chocolate Pannacotta dishes from these cookbooks, if asked to bring something along for a gathering. When I’m away, Belinda always turns to the Prawn & Saffron Risotto recipe from “Delicious Journeys”.
3. What is your top Thermomix tip?
I always tell my Thermomix clients to “cook for flavour, not for speed”. This is especially true for sautéing things like onions as a base for sauces like my Tomato Pasta Sauce, where you want to take the time to cook down the onions. I believe you can’t sauté an onion in 2-3 minutes, and always cook them for a minimum of 10, sometimes up to 15 minutes, to let those flavours develop. If you don’t cook them for that long, the raw taste of the onion and other base flavours will carry through to the end result.
4. What is your quick & easy go to meal?
We always have a batch of my Tomato Pasta Sauce (Ragu di Pomodoro), from our “Delicious Journeys” Cookbook in the freezer. We make a batch of it at least every 2-3 weeks and as it has already taken the time to cook down to become wonderfully rich and sweet, you can use it either straight as it is on your favourite pasta or pizza, or simply sauté up some chilli, chopped bacon or chorizo, or some sliced mushrooms then simmer the Tomato Pasta Sauce with it for a few minutes until heated through. Too easy!!
5. Which Thermomix recipe/s do you want to try next?
Having just come back from researching our “Discover Sri Lanka” Cuisine & Culture experience for next March, I am working on some new Sri Lankan recipes including a Sri Lankan Chicken Curry and a Godhamba Roti which is used to make one of my favourite Sri Lankan “short eats” called Kottu.
Welcome drinks with Nico Moretti on the first night of the Emerald Class Lake Como trip.
Fiona Hoskin is one of my most favourite people, she is an award winning Chef who has turned around her cooking & eating habits around to be gluten free, grain free & refined sugar free. I have learnt so much from Fee over the almost 7 years we have been friends. I just love her infectious positivity & her delicious healthy recipes. Most are available on her website & I’ve been lucky enough to cook, test & photograph some of the recipes too 🙂