Festive Demo Menu


Yes a new menu for the Thermomix Demo – It is available from now up until Christmas, perfect if you have already had the other Thermomix Demo Menu & want to see & taste something a bit different, the new menu will last for 1.5 hrs instead of 2 hours plus it’s a lot of fun!

We start with an avocado palate cleaner sorbet.


Gingerbread dough.


Chicken & Asparagus Risotto


Brandy Cream for dessert served with ginger bread 🙂




Thermie Green Vegetarian Curry


This is one of the first recipes I added to the Thermomix recipe community around 4.5 years ago & it has been extremely popular – of course you can add chicken to it if you prefer, it’s great to grow my own lime leaves too. You can store lime leaves, chillies & coriander roots in the freezer, so you have most of the ingredients ready to go for an easy week night dinner packed full of flavour. It’s delicious served with my coconut rice recipe too – if you are making the coconut rice recipe in the Model 5 you need to add more liquid either coconut cream or water to take it up to the 1200g marker & it’s a bonus you can steam more veggies on top of the rice while it’s steaming! Or if you really want to pack in more veggies why not serve it with my roasted cauliflower “rice” recipe. For more great vegetarian recipe ideas click here.

Thermie Green Vegetarian Curry
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 6
Leave out the fish sauce if you are making this for vegetarians.
  • 1 onion cut in half.
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ginger, approx 2cm
  • 1 bunch coriander , including roots
  • 1 tablespoon TM vegie stock concentrate
  • 3 big green chilies, with or without seeds depending how spicy you like it
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, optional- leave out for vegetarian guests
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 fresh or frozen kaffir lime leaves
  • 600 grams sweet potato, pumpkin, carrot or potato, 2cm cubed -use any or a combination of all of these vegetables
  • 400 grams light organic coconut cream
  • 400 grams zucchini, broccoli, peas or snow peas, cut into chunks-use any or a combination of all of these vegetables or other favourites you may have
  • 400 gram Chickpeas, drained & Rinsed (one tin)
  • 100 grams spinach leaves, fresh
  1. Put onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, tm stock and chillies in the TM bowl chop for 15 sec speed 8, scrape down sides of bowl.
  2. Add peanut oil, fish sauce and ground coriander & cumin and cook for 4 min 100 degrees speed 1.
  3. Add kaffir lime leaves, coconut cream & 600g hard vegetables to TM bowl.
  4. Place spinach leaves into the thermoserver.
  5. Add the rest of the soft green vegetables place into the Varoma -zucchini & broccoli on the bottom & snow peas & peas on the top tray.
  6. Cook for 15 mins reverse Varoma temp speed 1. Check vegetables if any of the steamed vegetables are cooked remove & place into the thermosever.
  7. Add chickpeas to TM bowl & cook for an extra 5 mins reverse Varoma speed 1 only if vegetables need to be cooked further.
  8. Add to the Thermoserver & stir through the spinach.
  9. Serve with coconut rice or jasmine rice.



Five Textures of Parmesan

Textures of parmasean

Cheese is one of my favourite ingredients & so I have wanted to make this recipe from current top chef in the world Massimo Bottura from his restaurant Osteria Francescana. I loved watching the Netflix series Chef’s Table & the episode with Massimo was great. (Watch it here) And another reason to get excited for me is that I will get to eat a dish prepared by Massimo himself when I am in New York in early October – the foodie stars have aligned & I am booked into a progressive dinner cooked by 6 top chef’s including Massimo Bottura!! Yes I am extremely excited I wonder which dish he will be making it may even be this one? This is a recipe from Dani Valent’s cookbook In the Mix 2 cookbook it has been adapted for the home cook. Normally featuring not only 5 textures of parmasean but 5 ages of parmesan. I decided to use 5 different types of parmesan instead, making the best I could with what I could get & I was very happy with the results 🙂 Apart from my domestic cream siphon not working very well that is!

5 parmasean cheeses in a row

5 parmasean cheeses

parmasean cheese cubbed

parmasean cheese chopped


5 parmasean cheeses chopped

I even made homemade ricotta for one of the elements to the dish – see my cheese making post here.


One of the elements even called for making a parmasean stock out of the rind of the parmasean 🙂




Whole Orange Almond & Vanilla Cake

Orange almond cake 2

Could the world possibly need another whole orange cake recipe? I’m sure this popular recipe that has been tweaked many times over so here is my version to join all the others. The original recipes had the oranges being boiled for about 1 hour, I just love how the Thermomix makes this such an easy recipe but whizzing up the almonds into almond meal & whizzing up the whole oranges, plus it’s a great one for all those that love gluten free food.

Not many ingredients & it’s super easy to make.

Mill 250g almonds, 200g raw sugar & 2/3 of a vanilla bean with 2/3 tsp cream of tartar & 1/3 of a tsp bicarb soda for 20 secs speed 9.


Add 2 oranges that have been cut in half & 3 eggs chop on speed 7 for 10 secs, scrape down the bowl & repeat. Pour into a lined & greased 20 cm tin & bake for 45 mins at 180 degrees.

While the cake is cooking, place 50g sugar & 1/3 vanilla bean with zest from 1 orange into the TM bowl & chop for 20 secs speed 10. scrape down the bowl & add 50g orange juice cooking for 5 mins 100 degrees speed 1 & then add 25g butter & cook for 3 mins 80 degrees speed 1.


Skewer the hot cake a few times & pour the syrup over.


orange cake

You may like to decorate with orange segments fresh lemon thyme & rosebuds if you are feeling a bit fancy 🙂


Whole Orange Almond & Vanilla Cake
Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: Gluten Free Baking
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Serves: 12 slices
  • Cake
  • 250g Almonds
  • 200g Raw Sugar
  • ⅔ of a Vanilla Bean
  • 2 oranges with the peel still on, cut into halves
  • 3 eggs
  • Optional Syrup
  • ⅓ of a Vanilla Bean
  • Zest from 1 Orange
  • 50g Raw sugar
  • 50g Orange Juice
  • 25g Butter
  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees & grease & line a 20cm cake tin.
  2. Place almonds, vanilla bean & sugar into the TM bowl & chop for 20 secs on speed 10.
  3. Add the oranges & eggs & chop for 10 secs on speed 8.
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared cake tin & bake for 45 mins or until cooked.
  5. If you are making the syrup place the sugar, orange zest & vanilla bean into the TM bowl & chop for 20 secs on speed 10.
  6. Add the juice & cook for 5 mins, 100 degrees, on speed 1. Add the butter & cook for 3 mins, 80 degrees speed 1.
  7. When the cake comes out of the oven poke a skewer through the cake multiple times all over the cake & pour the syrup over the cake.