About Arwen Genge

http://www.arwensthermopics.com

I'm Arwen, I'm passionate about food. I love cooking and experimenting with flavours and different cuisines from all around the world. I also have dreams of one day having my own cooking show. It was this dream and my love of food that lead me to an exciting Thermomix career in 2011. I love using my Thermomix, often using it multiple times a day to quickly whip up delicious meals and treats at home for family and friends. I source fresh, local produce and ingredients whenever I can, including harvesting produce from my own kitchen garden. I love cooking every single element of a dish from scratch so I am guaranteed to get maximum flavour into my food. I get a real buzz out of inspiring others to get the most out of their Thermomix by trying new recipes. I have been lucky enough to do some recipe testing & I enjoy food styling & photography. You can also find me on instragram and the Thermomix recipe community.

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Healthy New Year 2016

Yes I know It’s really cliche’ to start being healthy on the 1st of Jan – well at least I didn’t start until the 4th of Jan though so that is kind of unique – right?

So it’s been green smoothies, beetroot juice, roast lamb salad, smoked salmon frittata, steamed harissa chicken & vegies. All delicious & nutritious, however not too exciting for a self confessed foodie. I had a craving last night & ate some leftover steamed veggies!!

It’s also been helpful I have been filling in to teach extra Bodybalance classes while our other instructor is away and I have also dusted off my walking shoes & been for a walk everyday (yes it’s been a whole 2 days all ready!!)

It’s also a great excuse to get out all my healthy recipe books & work on some menu planning ideas. I do have some unhealthy dates booked into the diary as well as some recipe testing coming soon so it seems like a good balance of healthy & fun recipes coming up in Janurary. You have to keep it real – right?

 

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Kids Cooking & Lunchbox Ideas Class

Kids Cooking & Lunchbox Ideas Class Mon 18th Jan 2016 6.30 – 8.30pm

With local Chef Ellie Emmett from Ellies Eating featuring recipes from her cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook.

In this fun demonstration style class we will show parents how to make “real food” into a range of lunch box items that will help to offer visually appealing and exciting food, having your little ones wanting to try something new.

Sit down lunchbox style dinner included – so you can taste all the delicious recipes plus you get to take the lunchbox home with you & a copy of Ellie’s cookbook, her calendar & gift cards. You may even win one of the lucky door prizes!

We will be using the Thermomix for most of the recipes but you do not need to own a Thermomix to attend or benefit from this class.

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White Bean Dip
Broccoli Salad
Stephanie’s Scrumptious Scrolls
Pork Wontons (including making the wrappers)
Lasagne Cups (including fresh pasta)
Sushi Rolls
Carrot Cupcakes
Rice Paper Rolls
Apricot Squares
Chocolate & Coconut Balls
In your take home Tupperware sandwich keeper
Kiss Biscuit
Homemade “roll up” or Fruit Leather
Maggie’s Marvelous Muesli Bar

Signed copies of the Real Food for Kids Cookbook available to purchase for $29 each.

Limited tickets available for $80 each.

At the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania

1 Ford Parade Lindisfarne 7015

Contact Arwen to book in
arwen.thermomix@gmail.com or 0400 145 977

Keep up to date on our Facebook event page

Kids class Flyer

Sarah’s Cheese Biscuits

These are perfect to have in the fridge or freezer ready to slice & bake when unexpected guests arrive – like this New Years Eve!!

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Sarah's Cheese Biscuits
Author: 
 
Or Biscuite' Fromage Perfect for unexpected guests Great to serve with drinks & nibbles
Ingredients
  • 125g cheddar cheese cubed
  • 60g parmesan cheese cubed
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbs self raising flour
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 125g cold butter cubed
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • black sesame seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place both cheeses into the TM bowl & chop for 5 secs on speed 9.
  2. Add the flours, cayenne pepper & butter & chop for another 5 secs speed 9.
  3. Add lemon juice & mix for another 10 secs speed 4.
  4. Roll into a long log shape approx 38cm long & wrap with glad wrap - place in the fridge for at least 3 hrs (or in the freezer if using in further down the track.)
  5. Heat the oven to 180 degrees. Slice off rounds about 5mm thick & place onto baking paper (sprinkle seeds on top if using), bake for 15 mins or until lightly brown.

 

NYE 2015

So glad to finally have a few days off after our 3 days of fun at the Taste Theatre, I hadn’t organised anything for NYE just a quiet evening at home. About 3pm my sister rings up & says that apparently my hubby had invited them over & did we still want them to come? (It was a throw away comment at Christmas.) We thought why not it was another warm day so we thought we would throw together a BBQ. Lucky I had bought that lamb off the farmer at the market in Dec, we got some lamb chops out of the freezer. We had our tub of Quirky Cooking’s BBQ sauce I had already made the delicious cheese biscuits log & had it in the freezer, so sliced it up & baked it. We had corn chips, with homemade pesto, some leftover scrolls from the Taste Theatre session, olives, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, plus we threw together a Greek style salad with lettuce from the garden! Some times last minute get togethers can be the best ones 🙂

NYE BBQ

HAPPY THERMOMIX NEW YEAR!!

HAPPY NY

Taste of Tasmania Inspire Cooking Demos

We had already been booked in for 2 days for a 1 hr cooking demo each day at the Taste Theatre, then just a couple of days before hand we were asked to do another demo on The Taste of Tasmania opening day – Mon 28th Dec.

So to keep it easy & simple we decided on my soda water scones, rhubarb & raspberry jam, whipped cream, homemade butter & lemon butter. Well it went down a treat, what a perfect way to use local produce that is in season!

Day 2 was Charlie’s roti, apricot chutney & her paneer curry all completely made from scratch.

Day 3 we had my friend & local Chef Ellie Emmett promoting her latest cookbook the Real Food for Kids Cookbook with her 2 gorgeous daughters who made fresh pasta with a fresh tomato sauce & I made my pesto, pumpkin & chickpea scrolls.

We had an absolute ball over the 3 sessions & everyone enjoyed the delicious food.

Of course as it was our last session we had to celebrate & stayed on at The Taste to try some of the delicious food on offer.

What a perfect way to end an awesome year with amazing friends, delicious food & fun!

Curry

Paneer & Vegetable Curry
Author: 
Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
 
Ingredients
  • 2 litres milk
  • 3 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp chilli powder (or 1 fresh chilli)
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs coriander seeds
  • 1 ts ground ginger (or fresh ginger)
  • ½ tsp turmeric (or fresh turmeric)
  • 3 cardamon pods
  • ½ cinnamon quill
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion cut in half
  • 20g olive oil
  • 400g canned tomatoes
  • 40g pitted dates (optional)
  • 1 tbs of TMX veggie stock paste
  • 400g sweet potato cut into 3cm cubes
  • 500g mix of other green vegetables in season - zucchini, beans, peas, broccoli or cauliflower.
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbs fresh coriander chopped to garnish
  • 2 tbs fresh mint leaves chopped to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat milk for 20 mins/90 degrees/speed 2.
  2. Add the vinegar & stir for 1 min/speed 2.
  3. Place a nut milk bag into the simmering basket into a clean sink or container and pour in the contents of the TM bowl to drain the curds from the whey.
  4. Rinse the ball off whey in the nut milk bag under some fresh water.
  5. Place this ball still in the bag & simmering basket into a container into the fridge with a weight on top to allow all the excess liquid to drain out. making sure the drained liquid will not be in contact with the whey. It is best to do this over night or for a few hours.
  6. You can then cut your paneer into pieces ready to use in the curry recipe.
  7. Place all the dry spices & plain flour into the bowl & dry roast 3 mins/Varoma/speed 1.
  8. Allow to cool for about 5mins & then mill for 1 min/speed 9.
  9. Add garlic, onion (& any optional fresh spices) chop for 3 secs/speed 7.
  10. Add oil & saute' 3 mins/Varoma/speed 1.
  11. Add tomatoes, dates, sweet potato, salt & pepper (& cauliflower if using) cook for 3 mins/100 degrees/reverse/soft speed.
  12. Add remaining veggies & cook for 15 mins/100 degrees/soft speed.
  13. Gently fold in the paneer & garnish with fresh coriander & mint.
  14. Serve with steamed rice, freshly made rotis & apricot chutney.

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