Beetroot & Goats Cheese Tart

Beetroot & Goats Cheese Tart

 

Beetroot

Yes as may have guessed I have quiet a few Cookbooks, & I couldn’t resist getting the Milk Made Cookbook by Nick Haddow & the first recipe I had to make was this delicious tart – What’s not to love? beetroot & goats cheese a match made in heaven 🙂

 

Roasted beetroot tart

 

 

 

Fresh Pasta Photoshoot

Fresh Pasta Photoshoot

What a fun morning we had at TAFE in the studio – I whipped up a batch of fresh pasta dough in the Thermomix (2 eggs & 200g flour with an optional tbs olive oil & kneaded for 2 mins in the Thermomix) I got out the pasta machine & rolled it out. I wanted to try a different style of food photography – after getting my classmate to be a hand model – I decided I wanted my own “posh lady” hands in the shot instead & was very pleased with quite a few of the photos I got. After a bit of editing I will probably use this first shot for our end of year exhibition.

emotive food pasta

emotive food pasta side view

 

emotive food pasta overhead

emotive food pasta side view craig

emotive food pasta overhead 2

Arwen’s Roasted Cauliflower “Rice”

Arwen’s Roasted Cauliflower “Rice”

I created this recipe for a healthy eating workshop last year & came up with lots of interesting variations. here I have shown the recipe in it’s simplest form, cauliflower, coconut oil & salt & pepper. However you can spice or jazz it up with any or all of the following ingredients: garlic, sweet potato, ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked chilli, black or white sesame seeds, coconut pulp leftover from making coconut milk or cream.

My other cauliflower “rice” recipe is steamed however I much prefer the roasted flavour.

Or eat it cold it makes for an awesome salad, add some almonds & fresh greens & other favourite salad ingredients.

Cauliflower

Start with a cauliflower & heat the oven to 200 degrees.

 

Cauliflower floretts

Break into florets keeping the inner stalk & the leaves.

 

Cauliflower leaves

You can cut the leaves & stalk on Speed 5 for 2 – 3 secs. (This is also when you could put in roughly chopped sweet potato & garlic (optional) too – if you are doing that variation) then place the chopped veggies on a baking tray.

 

Cauliflower rice

Place the florets into the bowl & chop on reverse for about 5 secs speed 4 – it will depend how big your florets are to start with.

 

Cauliflower rice on tray

Put some dollops of coconut oil onto the tray with all the cauliflower “rice” I also love sprinkling my favourite spices here as an option (a teaspoon or 2 each of ground cumin & coriander plus a tsp of smoked chilli) & some salt & pepper. Cook for about 20 mins stirring a couple of time to ensure even cooking.

 

Cauliflower rice in bowl

Then it’s ready to serve anywhere you would normally serve rice or couscous – or you can add some fresh salad ingredients to make it into a delicious salad for lunches.

 

Cauliflower rice & butter chicken

My favourite way to serve it is with butter chicken or another curry – YUM!!

 

Arwens' Roasted Cauliflower "Rice"
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you can make this simply as shown with just Cauliflower, coconut oil & salt & pepper or spice/jazz it up with any or all of the optional ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1 cauliflower
  • Salt & peper to taste
  • 2-4 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - optional
  • 1- 2 large sweet potatoes, roughly chopped, skin on - optional
  • 1-2 tbs your favourite spices to taste, I like, cumin, coriander, turmeric & a bit of smoked chilli,
  • Black sesame seeds, optional
  • 150g coconut pulp - optional, (leftovers from making coconut milk or cream)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Place garlic (if using) into the TM bowl & chop for 3 secs speed 7. Add the cauliflower stalk & leaves & sweet potato (if using) & chop for 2 -3 secs on speed 5. Scrape this out of the bowl & place onto a large baking tray.
  3. Place cauliflower pieces into the TM bowl & chop on reverse for about 5 secs speed 4. Then add to the baking tray. Add coconut oil, salt & pepper & any or all of the other optional ingredients - spices, black sesame seeds & coconut pulp (if using) bake on 200 degrees 20 mins, stirring a few times.
  4. Serve with your favourite curry or anywhere you would normally serve rice or couscous.

 

 

 

Arwen’s Flu Fighter Chicken Soup

Arwen’s Flu Fighter Chicken Soup

Flu Fighter

Arwens Flu Fighter Chicken Soup
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Serves: 6
 
You can add any veggies you like
Ingredients
  • Fresh corriander, leaves and roots
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • 1tbs Fresh Turmeric, or 1 tsp dried ground turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2tbs fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 2tb fresh parsley leaves
  • 2tbs coconut oil
  • 2 - 4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1tbs TMX vege stock paste or chicken stock paste
  • 1 litre water or liquid chicken stock
  • 3tbs tamari , or soy sauce
  • 30g mirin, optional
  • 1tbs Miso Paste
  • 100g baby kale or spinach leaves
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place coriander leaves into TM bowl & chop for 3 secs/speed 7. Scrape out of bowl & set to one side.
  2. Place lemon zest, parsley, ginger, spring onions, fresh turmeric, chilli, coriander roots & garlic into the TM bowl chop for 20 secs/speed 10. Add the coconut oil & cook for 2 mins varoma speed 1. Add the stock paste into the bowl.
  3. Place the cubed chicken breast into the simmering basket inside the TM bowl. Cover the chicken with the water or stock.
  4. Set time 20 mins on 100 degrees speed 2.
  5. Ensure chicken is cooked through, & empty cooked chicken pieces into the broth into the TM bowl. Then add all remaining ingredients (except the kale or spinach) Don't forget the chopped coriander. Mix 10 secs reverse speed 1.
  6. Place baby kale & or spinach leaves into soup bowl & pour the hot broth over, making sure to portion out the chicken cubes into the bowls. serve with extra chilli slices & more lemon juice to taste.