My Addiction To Dani Valent Video Website

It’s no surprise to me or anyone else that I love this video site that Dani Valent has put together. Sign up here. It is a subscription site for amazing Thermomix recipe videos, you get 1 free video a month for the free subscription or for $89 a year you get 1 Thermomix video (with printable) recipe a week & you start with all the recipes when you join. It’s great value & features home cooking recipes by Dani & also amazing Chef’s recipes too. Here is one of the free videos with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking making Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.

What’s not to love? Being inspired to try & taste new recipes, learning new skills & ideas for your Thermomix cooking plus I love seeing how chefs use the Thermomix for their dishes. I have made a lot of the recipes already & some of them I have made a few times because they are so delicious 🙂

Matcha Smoothie Bowl


Breakfast Curd with Toasted Grains recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner – It was really yummy!


Chai Porridge


Steamed Corn with Spicy Allioli another drool worthy recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner. Watch the free video here.


Shane Delia’s Warm Roasted Cauliflower Dip with Spiced Beef – You have to try this!! It could be the best dip ever!! I loved watching the video for this recipe too, it was a lot of fun!


Everything Salsa & then the same salsa used to make a cashew dip & a cream cheese dip- just 2 of the ideas for the salsa – so tasty & versatile!


Chicken Tart – This recipe by Dani has the most amazing lemon & mustard flavoured pastry – plus shredded chicken & buttery leeks in the filling!


Gazpacho – recipe by Eyal Shani

Recommended way to serve this dish is to drink straight from the Thermomix bowl!! If it’s good enough for Dani, then I’m in 😉


Tasty “Emergency Lentil Soup” watch the video here.


Pumpkin Soup with Virtual Bacon Dust – recipe from George Calombaris – this recipe is from the In the Mix cookbook – I have made it so many times & it’s my all time favourite pumpkin soup!


Mushroom & Millet Minestrone


Victor Liong’s Corn Custard with Chicken Congee – it’s seriously good!!


Goma Dofu (Japanese sesame tofu)


Jing Shui Daan recipe by Tony Tan – its a delicious steamed custard with shitake mushrooms & pork with black beans on top 🙂




Cauliflower Rice – it’s a delicious vegan recipe 🙂


Shane Delia’s BBQ Prawn Kofte Salad is seriously good!!


Lamb Shank Barley Casserole – Yes the shanks are steamed in the Varoma for some of the recipe!


duck bao

Delicious Duck Bao – inspired by the Momofuku recipe by David Chang


Char Siu Bao – Steamed Pork Buns


Hummus- recipe by EyalShani, such a great video to watch, and a delicious recipe to guide you but it ultimately up to your taste buds to adjust 🙂


Tandoori Cauliflower


Sushi Shapes from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂


Chicken Lettuce Cups from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂


Hainanese Chicken & Egg, seriously amazing recipe by Trissalicious This is also from In the Mix & includes my favourite way to cook eggs – at 60 degrees!!


Quirky Cooking Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chicken Pot Pie is so Yummy – we even took some for lunches too!.


Chicken Tinga So easy & delicious (pictured with my gluten free wrap – Dani’s recipes serves it with her flour tortilla recipe)


Steamed Fish with Eggplant Miso – so healthy & fresh – a great recipe using the Varoma.


Chilli & Lime Crumb – I’ve made this recipe from In the Mix Cookbook before – I love how tasty & versatile it is. watch the free video here.


Marmitako (Basque Seafood Stew) recipe by Chef Ruben Trincado – A delicious video filmed in Spain.


White Garlic Soup with Seafood – recipe by Chef Jaun Carlos Caro, in the video (filmed in Spain) you see him using the TM 21 to make this dish.


Lamb Ribs

Thai Ribs with Coconut Rice & Coleslaw – this is the version I made with lamb instead of the beef – I made the beef version too & that was amazing, I will be making it again soon – for sure!!


Beef stew with Polenta

Barolo Braised Beef with Polenta Cremoso, recipe by Chef Joseph Vargetto – The best polenta I’ve ever tasted!!


Low & Slow Asparagus Risotto – I got to watch Dani make this video at Prahran Market 🙂


Egg Fu Yong

Egg Fu Yong, recipe by Ben Shewry – yes there is creamy scrambled eggs under that shredded chicken 🙂


Native Pepper Berry Salt recipe by Jesse McTavish

Lamb Cutlets, Salsa Verde & Lovage Oil recipe by Jesse McTavish


Un-sandwiches – Dani’s Lunchbox Lessons made alphabet shaped rolls, I made the round ones!!


Best Ever Bread Buns – (these ones were made by Dani herself I got to be on her set for a couple of days shooting!! Yes it was awesome!!)


Dani cooking her BeetRoot Burgers for us to eat for lunch 🙂


BeetRoot Burgers – This is the one from the shoot made by Dani herself too & I got to eat it 🙂 Well we all had one, they were very tasty!!


My version of the BeetRoot Burger





Vegan Kimchi Mayo


Rice Crackers & Furikake


Granola Bars


Sophia – Thermomix Baking Blogger‘s Orange Polenta Cake 🙂 ( pic taken on set in Dani’s kitchen)


Tarte Tatin


Chocolate Mousse Brownies – Dani calls them little squares of joy & they are so WOW!!


Basque Cheesecake is so easy & delicious!! Watch the free video here.


Elaine’s Chocolate Cake – this is a super duper keeper recipe for sure – here are my other photos.


Karen Martini’s Banana Bread recipe


Chocolate Ravioli with Orange & Apricot Sauce, recipe by Joseph Vargetto.


Steamed Orange Pudding with Almond Milk Ice Cream


Cherry Semifreddo, recipe by Christy Tania ( I loved licking the butterfly & the bowl for this one ;-))


Choc Top recipe by Christy Tania using the Cherry Semifreddo recipe (I didn’t have the correct silicone moulds but it was still deliciously wicked!!)


Egg Tarts – Tony Tan Recipe


White Chocolate & Bailey’s Parfait with Coffee Crumble recipe by Julie from the Wholefood Alchemist.



Jar Smoothies (Mango) from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂


Wet Chai



Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind & Ginger Pickles


Lemon Bomb Smoothie – recipe by Jock Zonfrillo


Cucumber, Lime & Mint Dry Ice Sorbet – recipe by Chef Pierre Roelofs

I’ll keep updating this page as I go with photos of the recipes I have made from the site – as you can see there is a good range of family meals & exciting fun things to give a try too.

Cookidoo 7 Day Challenge


AIM: To become confident using cookidoo (& your cook key if you have one) Bonus – you might just find a new favourite recipe. You can start the challenge at anytime.

1. Choose 7 Cookidoo recipes to make over 7 days.

2. Try to use the Cookidoo menu planning & shopping list function. (Sync on your Thermomix model 5 if you have a cook-key)

3. Try to make 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner & 1 bake over the course of the week.

4. Try to post a photo on social media of what you have made using with #cookidoo7daychallenge (or send your photo to Arwen’s ThermoPics to be posted.)

5. Try to use 1 recipe from another countries’ cookidoo site.

6. If you miss a day you can make 2 recipes the next day 


Check out my facebook page for some instructional videos on using cookidoo & your cook-key.

*What is Cookidoo anyway?

Lunchbox Corner with Erica Noble

Lunchbox Corner
Love ’em or hate ’em, lunchboxes are an unavoidable necessity. Parents have an important role to play when packing a lunchbox. Learning is hungry work! To fuel children for a day at school, pack a nutritious main lunch plus snacks from the five food groups. Pack to suit your child’s appetite.
Try these Thermomix recipes* from The Basic Cookbook.
Grains and cereals
– Pizza dough (try mini pizzas or pizza scrolls)
– Pikelets
– Pancakes
– Bircher muesli
– Bread and rolls (try lunchbox sized rolls)
– Fruit buns
Meat and alternatives
– Hard boiled eggs
– Omelettes (try wraps or rolls)
– Lasagne (try “lasagne cups” baked in a muffin tray)
– Quiche (try mini quiches, easier for little hands)
– Meatballs
– Fish cakes
– Vegetarian sausage rolls
Dairy and alternatives
– Yoghurt
– Custard
– Smoothies
– Stewed fruit
– Apple sauce
– Smoothies
– Vitality truffles (bliss balls)
– Lightly steamed raw veggies
– Soups
– Potato cakes
– Salads
– Dips
– Smoothies
* If your school is nut-free, either omit the nuts or substitute a mix of seeds in recipes that contain nuts. Try pine nuts (a seed, not a nut), linseeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or chia seeds.
For more lunchbox tips, see:
Written by Erica Noble, Thermie owner and volunteer Family Food Educator. For more ideas and information go to or, or follow Family Food Patch or Healthy Tasmania on Facebook.