To Her Core Styling & Instagram Challenge

To Her Core Styling & Instagram Challenge

I love a good challenge and a styling one is always great fun unfortunately it was a busy time for me so I am running very late to get all the photos posted.

Our first challenge was “a beautiful mess” – I was making a leafy thai style salad so decided to play around with the herbs & the dressing for this challenge.

 

Fiona Hoskin – Happy and Healthy for Life recipe for Vegan Lasagne – This challenge was ‘invisible lines’

 

iPhone pic of our strawberry coconut panna cottas with strawberry leaf jelly plated by my awesome friend Fiona Hoskin – challenge is “repetition, repetition”

 

Creamed Spinach Dip – Challenge was “layers”

 

Chicken & Vegetable Soup – Challenge was rule of thirds.

 

Mexican Green Juice – Finding Balance

Kiss Biscuits

Kiss Biscuits

Kiss Biscuits
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Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 16
 
A favourite treat for morning or afternoon tea - try making your own jam & adding a tablespoon of rosewater to the jam to really take it to the next level!!
Ingredients
  • 100g sugar
  • 130g butter, softened
  • 1ts vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • Homemade raspberry jam
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 2 drops pink food colour or 1 tsp beetroot powder
  • 2tbs boiling water
  • hundreds & thousands, optional to decorate
Instructions
  1. Add butter, sugar & vanilla extract, insert the butterfly into the TM bowl & mix for 30 secs on speed 4. You may need to scrape down the bowl half way through. Keep the butterfly spinning on speed 4 as you add each egg & you may need to stop & scrape down the bowl again.
  2. Add the flour & baking powder & mix for 5 - 10 secs speed 4 with or with out the butterfly. Rest dough in the fridge so it is cool enough to work with. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees. Roll out dough onto the Thermomat sprinkled with a little extra flour & use a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuit shapes. Place them onto baking trays lined with baking paper. Bake for 8 -12 mins until cooked but not too brown. Allow to cool, then sandwich together with raspberry jam in the middle, you can just dust with icing sugar or mix icing sugar, extra 30g butter with food colouring & boiling water on speed 6 for 5 secs. Then spread on top of the biscuits & sprinkle with hundreds & thousands (if using).

 

 

Rhubarb Clafoutis

Rhubarb Clafoutis

My Rhubarb Clafoutis recipe holds a special place in my heart – it’ so easy & you can make it gluten free using almond meal instead of flour. This is another recipe the is included in Eloise Emmett‘ s Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook.

 

Rhubarb Clafoutis
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 6
 
If you want to make it gluten free simply use almond meal instead of the flour
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened for greasing dish
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 250g grams rhubarb, sliced into 1cm width
  • 100 grams plain flour, or almond meal
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 150 grams milk
  • 150g cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or seeds form 1 vanilla bean
  • icing sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Grease a 25cm round or rectangle baking dish with the softened butter, then sprinkle sugar over base and sides.
  3. Place the rhubarb slices into the base of the dish.
  4. Add plain flour (or almond meal), baking powder, eggs, sugar, cream, milk and vanilla into mixing bowl and blend for 10 secs speed 5 or until combined.
  5. Pour this mixture over the rhubarb - it will float to the top so sprinkle some more caster sugar on top to help sweeten the rhubarb.
  6. Place into oven and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until puffy & golden.
  7. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

 

My Addiction To Dani Valent Video Website

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. 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 🙂

Here is one of the free videos with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking making Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.

 

Matcha Smoothie Bowl

 

Black Rice Pudding

 

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

 

Chai Porridge

 

Miso Hollandaise (served with slow 60 degree eggs)

 

Buckwheat Kedgeree

 

Mango Lassi recipe by Jessi Singh

 

Khachapuri (a cheese pie from Georgia) recipe by Anthony Femia – so GOOD!!!

 

Lettuce Soup

 

Steamed Oysters with Ginger & Spring Onion Oils, recipe by Victor Liong

 

Pierogies

 

Pretzels

 

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!

 

Blue Cheese Dip – recipe by Anthony Femia

 

Sophia’s Grissini (Thermomix Baking Blogger)

 

Dani’s Dill Spiked Feta Dip

 

Cervelle de Canut Cheese Dip

 

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!

 

Cheesy Quinoa Bites, recipe by Alice Zaslavsky

 

Strawberry Gazpacho with Tomato, Basil & Goat’s Cheese Salad

 

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 😉

 

Scallop Mousseline with Lemon Caper Sauce

 

Leek, Potato and Truffle Soup

 

Tasty “Emergency Lentil Soup” watch the video here.

 

Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup – recipe by Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking

 

Matzo Ball Soup (Dani asked me to make this recipe & photograph it for her website, I also had to make my own matzo because I couldn’t find any in Hobart to buy :-))

 

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

 

Soulful Chicken Soup

 

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 🙂

 

Gnocchi

 

Cauliflower Rice – it’s a delicious vegan recipe 🙂

 

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

 

Pear Coleslaw with Pear Vinaigrette

 

Beetroot, Pear & Pomegranate Salad

 

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 is ultimately up to your taste buds to adjust the balance of flavours 🙂

 

The Beauty of the Beets recipe by Sam Gowing

 

Zhoug

 

 

Tandoori Cauliflower

 

Tandoori Chicken

 

Butter

 

Sushi Shapes from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂

 

Chicken Lettuce Cups from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂

 

Ultimate Mac and Cheese Toastie – recipe by Anthony Femia

 

Pineapple-spiked Vietnamese Lamb Salad

 

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!!

 

Jerk Chicken

 

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.

 

Aligot – French cheesy mash – so wicked & so good!!

 

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.

 

Palak Paneer

 

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.

 

Vadouvan Mussels which includes the recipe for the Vadouvan spice mix 🙂

 

Tuna version of the Poke with Furikake & Wasabi-spiked Avocado Sorbet

 

Wasabi-spiked Avocado Sorbet

 

Kha Nhom Jeen Nam Prik – Thai recipe by Pla Liamthong, that not too spicy peanut sauce is so good!!

 

Gang Prik with Steamed Chicken -another great Thai recipe from Pla Liamthong

 

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!!

 

Thai Ribs with Coconut Rice & Coleslaw

 

Fork-Apart Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

 

Vitello Tonnato – An Italian dish of poached beef & tuna egg sauce, sounds weird but it is really delicious 🙂

 

 

Gang Prik with Stir Fried Kangaroo – recipe by Pla Liamthong (I served mine with broccoli “rice”)

 

Beef stew with Polenta

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

 

Cauliflower Crumbed Schnitzel

 

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

 

Creamy Tomato and Vodka Pasta Sauce

 

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

 

Pork Cutlets with Chestnut & Apple Hash

 

Beef Rotolo

 

Boeuf a la Ficelle (Beef on a String)

 

Dani’s Hungarian Grandmother’s Goulash

 

 

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

 

Spaghetti Bolognese

 

Millet and Beetroot Pilaf

 

 

Kimchi

 

Amazake

 

Vegan Kimchi Mayo

 

Rice Crackers & Furikake

 

Fortune Cookies

 

Pan de Muerto – Mexican Bread of the Dead

 

Pan de Muerto – Mexican Bread of the Dead

 

Banana-Choc Hemp Bliss Balls- Recipe by Julie McKie

 

Granola Bars

 

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

 

 

Cherry Pasta recipe by Chef Lorenzo Cogo (a gorgeous fusion of Italian & Japanese)

 

Chocolate Volcanos

 

Tarte Tatin

 

Peach & Mulberry Cobbler (Dani’s Recipe is for apricot cobbler)

 

 

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.

 

Orange, Cardamom & Pistachio Truffles

 

 

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

 

Karen Martini’s Banana Bread recipe

 

Plum Syrup Cake

 

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

 

Steamed Pecan Pie Puddings

 

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.

 

 

Mexican Green Juice

 

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Smoothie by Jo Whitton

 

Jar Smoothies (Mango) from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂

 

Wet Chai

 

Peach Margarita

 

Casa Daiquiri

 

Nefrozi

 

Watermelon Blush

 

Sangranita

 

 

Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind & Ginger Pickles

 

 

Lemon Bomb Smoothie – recipe by Jock Zonfrillo

 

Mint & Choc-Chip Hemp Smoothie recipe by Julie McKie

 

Rhubarb Saffrontini

 

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

 

Passionfruit Dry Ice Sorbet – recipe by Donato Toce from Gelato Messina (This is possibly the best sorbet I’ve ever eaten!!)

 

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.

Creamy Potato Salad

Creamy Potato Salad

This is the Thermomix version of my Creamy Potato Salad from the Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook by Eloise Emmett.This recipe is very adaptable, you can use sweet potato instead or a combination or potatoes or veggies. In Tasmania we love our pink eye potatoes but you can use any potato you like, waxy potatoes work best for the salad recipe though. Tt can be dressed with natural yoghurt or homemade mayo (or a combo of the two) or a vinaigrette. You can change it up & serve it with crispy bacon pieces or smoked salmon & capers!! Endless possibilities!! YUM!!!

Creamy Potato Salad
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Recipe type: Everyday
Cuisine: Tasmanian
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Serves: Serves 6
 
This recipe is very adaptable, you can use sweet potato instead or a combination it can be dressed with yoghurt or homemade mayo or vinaigrette served with crispy bacon or smoked salmon & capers!! Endless possibilities!!
Ingredients
  • Fresh herbs - parsley, dill & or mint
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 500g Boiling water
  • 6 eggs
  • 800g washed pink eye potatoes, cut into quaters
  • 1 tbs dijon or seeded mustard
  • 250g sour cream
  • salt & peper to taste
  • ½ bunch spring onions & or chives, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Place parsley and chosen herbs with garlic into into TM bowl and chop finely for 2 seconds on speed 7. Set aside.
  2. Place water into TM bowl and place eggs into the simmering basket, potatoes into the Varoma dish. Set Varoma into position and steam at Varoma temperature for 15 minutes on speed 2. or until eggs are cooked to your liking. Place the eggs into a bowl of cold water to cool them down.Continue to steam the potatoes until they are cooked through. (The time will depend on the size of your potatoes)
  3. Discard water and peel eggs. Remove and set aside to cool.
  4. Place cooled potatoes into a bowl, with half the chopped fresh herbs, half the spring onions & or chives and add the mustard, sour cream, salt & pepper, mix together to evenly distribute. Place on a large serving platter. Cut eggs into wedges and add to platter. Sprinkle over remaining herbs & spring onions and or chives. Serve immediately.

Thermomix Everyday 28 Day Challenge

Thermomix Everyday 28 Day Challenge

I’m so excited about this new 28 Day Challenge that will help all our Thermomix customers get the most out of their amazing Thermomix!! I started the Everyday Challenge on Sun 16th Sept so I will be updating this post and instagram with photos of all the recipes I am cooking on the challenge. I will also be doing live videos on my facebook page for every recipe to help you with the inspiration. You can start the 28 day challenge at anytime and there are 3 to choose from : The Everyday Challenge, The Gluten Free Challenge and The Cost Saving Challenge.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have & use the #28dayslovemythermomix when you post your own photos on social media to be in the running for some great prizes!! DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?!! DO IT!! DO IT!!

Sign up for the challenge here & you will be emailed an ebook with links to all the recipes for the 28 days. Register on cookidoo for the 30 day free trial to access the recipes on cookidoo.

Sun 16th – Preparation recipes are Homemade Butter, Vegetable Stock Paste & Creamy Tomato, Salami Fettuccine.

Butter

 

Vegetable Stock Paste

 

Creamy Tomato, Salami Fettuccine (I used chorizo instead).

 

DAY 2 Zucchini Slice

 

Day 3 Black Bean Tomato Soup with Lime Coriander Cream

 

Day 4: Carrot, Feta & Mint Salad.

 

Day 5:  A choice of smoothie – Daily Green Juice, Apple Pie Smoothie & Ruby Glow Smoothie

 

Day 5 : Automated custard recipe I made half vanilla & half chocolate using dark chocolate instead of cocoa

 

Day 6 Fakeaway Chicken in Yoghurt with boiled rice (homemade automated yoghurt also pictured not included in the challenge)

 

Day 7: Pie day I choose Gluten Free Chicken & Leek Pie

 

Day 8: Souffle’ Omelette with Hot Smoked Salmon and Kewpie Wasabi Mayo

 

Day 8: Coconut & Beetroot Balls

 

Day 9: Chicken & Corn Soup

 

Day 10 Pizza Dough & Tomato Pasta Sauce

 

Day 11 Pumpkin & Bacon Risotto (I roasted my pumpkin & bacon & added it to the risotto)

 

Day 12 the challenge was to find a recipe on the USA Cookidoo to make, I choose Beef Chili with Red Rice & Guacamole.

 

Day 13: Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

 

Day 13: Citrus Margarita

 

Day 14: American-style Pancakes

 

Day 14: Lasagne Bolognese (I made my own fresh pasta too YUM)

 

Day 14: Herb & Garlic Pull-apart Bread

 

Day 15: Pumpkin Pie Porridge

 

Day 15: Aussie Potato Salad

 

Day 16: Chicken & Pesto Risoni

 

Day 17: Chilli Beef with Lemon Feta

 

Day 18: Fruit & Nut Muesli

 

Day 19: Rough Puff Pastry and Salmon En Croute

 

Day 20: Turkey Burgers with Caramelised onions & capsicum

 

Day 21: Layered Chicken Dinner

 

Day 21: Layered Chicken Dinner

 

Day 22: Seafood con arroz

 

Day 23: Healthy Chocolate Mousse

 

Day 24: Choose a recipe from the UK Cookidoo I chose Lemon Drizzle Madelines

 

Day 25: Boiled Eggs

 

Day 25: Quiche Lorraine

 

Day 26: Pumpkin & Antipasto Risoni Salad

 

Day 27: Sour Cream & Chicken Enchiladas

 

Day 28: Black Forest Pavlova Stack