Food Styling

Life Changing Food Cookbook Challenge Aug 18

You know I like nothing better than a cookbook challenge YUM!! And because Jo & Fouad are coming to Tassie at the end of August – this was a good excuse to cook the book!! Plus it’s great because the recipes are so healthy in the Life Changing Food cookbook too!! I have already made a few delicious recipes from the book but I’m looking forward to trying some I haven’t tried yet too. Bring it on!! YUM!!

Mexican Hot Chocolate

 

Golden Butter Coffee

 

Runner Bean & Garlic Braise

 

Cream of Broccoli Soup

 

Apple & Pork Belly Hotpot

 

Roasted Berries

 

Coconut-Chai Chia Pudding with Roasted Berries

 

Beetroot Hummus

 

Hummus

 

Buckwheat Crackers

 

Jo’s “Best Ever” Butter Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

 

Roast Vegetable Salad (without avocado or salad leaves)

 

Hazelnut Tabouli

 

Cabbage & Bacon Stir-fry

 

Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder with Red Wine Sauce with Cauliflower & Leek Mash

 

Toum

 

Baba Ghanouj with Garlic Mushrooms

 

Hainanese Chicken Rice

 

Fermented Chilli Relish

 

Fermented Salsa

 

Apple Cinnamon Nut Porridge

 

Saffron & Lemon Chicken with Toum (Lebanese garlic dip)

 

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Milkshake

 

Labne (Yoghurt Cheese)

 

Beetroot Labne Dip

 

Sauerkraut

 

Pumpkin with Pesto

 

Beef & Quinoa Patties

 

Sunflower Seed Paella with Prawn & Chorizo

 

Mango Macadamia High-energy Smoothie

 

Charred Capsicum & Walnut Dip

 

Egg, Bacon & Spinach Pies

 

Purple Power Smoothie

 

Red Rocket Smoothie

 

Sweet Potato Rosti

 

Chilli Bowl

 

Grain Free Scones

 

Apple Pie

 

Almond Meal Pastry

 

Chicken Broth

Steaming Hot Cookbook

I love using the Varoma on the Thermomix to steam delicious meals & treats, here are a few of my favourite Varoma recipes from the Thermomix Baking Blogger ‘s new Cookbook called Steaming Hot – I will be updating with many more very soon. My absolute favourite varoma recipe would have be the whole steamed chicken!! YUM!!

Steamed Pork Buns are a huge hit too!!

 

Hainanese Chicken Rice recipe by Sophia the Thermomix Baking Blogger

 

Spinach Gnudi & Cherry Tomato Sauce

 

Colourful Bagels

 

 

Thai Chicken Balls & Coconut Sticky Rice ( I used some black rice in mine too)

DIY ThermoBar

So Dani Valent told me that she was doing a ThermoBar event in Melbourne at Turning Point Ripponlea & I really wanted to go but it was just not possible this time around so we did our own at my house on the same night!!! What delicious fun we had too!! Dani was nice enough to share some of the recipes they were having at her ThermoBar night too. Unfortunately I was pretty busy & didn’t have time to take many “posh photos” on the night so I will share an album of iphone pics from everyone too. Dani even FaceTimed me so we could watch Chef Jose Chavez’s Thermomix demo of one of his recipes for the night. What a wonderful surprise!! My guests were very happy!! I had 10 friends in total that could make it on the Thursday before Easter, I even invited 2 non-thermie friends!! Although they have both been to lots of Thermie events 🙂

We had the same cocktails as they did, only we had Dani’s recipe for the Nefrozi instead of the Negroni that Nate made in Melbourne.

We made 4 of the recipes they had in Melbounre too – the Fragrant Coconut Fish Soup was so delicious!! Gazpacho Shooters, Salmon Rillettes with Vegan Mango on Crispy Croutons and the Chocolate Mousse & Whipped Ricotta, Cinnamon & Cocoa Powder Cones.

Plus we made & served extra Dani Valent recipes too like the Duck Liver Parfait, Gingerbread Crumbs & Chocolate Foam – recipe from In the Mix Cookbook by Kym Machin, it was surprising & delicious, most people’s favourite dish. One of my guests brought the Pumpkin Arancini Balls with smokey yoghurt dressing, I also made tempura vegetables, tomato shots, cheesy quinoa bites, pierogies & pretzels. My other friend brought the Parsley & Orange juice recipe as a palate cleanser, which was just perfect.

I had a dessert bar too with Tarte Tatin, Chocolate Chilli Cherry Ripe, Gingerbread, soft baked choc chip cookies, mini easter eggs, leftover frozen desserts from our Dani Valent lunch – Cherry Choc Top & White Chocolate Baileys Ice Cream with Coffee Crumb (another crowd favourite!) My friend made the ganache recipe from In the Mix using Pedro Ximenez instead of Kirsch.

Plus I was just dying to make the mango dry ice sorbet & it did not disappoint at all, probably the best sorbet I have ever tasted!! YUM!!

Sangranita

 

Nefrozi

 

Watermelon Blush

 

Mango Pina Colada

 

Fragrant Coconut Fish Soup

 

Pumpkin Arancini with Smokey Yoghurt Dressing.

 

Duck Liver Parfait, Gingerbread Crumbs & Chocolate Foam – recipe from In the Mix Cookbook by Kym Machin.

 

Lettuce Soup

 

Pierogies

 

Pretzels

 

Cheesy Quinoa Bites

 

Tomato Shots (recipe by Lynette MacDonald from Dani’s In the Mix Cookbook)

 

Chocolate Mousse & Whipped Ricotta, Cinnamon & Cocoa Powder Cones

 

Chocolate Chilli Cherry Ripe

 

Passionfruit Dry Ice Sorbet