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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

 

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

 

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

 

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!!

 

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 🙂

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Beef Rotolo

 

Boeuf a la Ficelle (Beef on a String)

 

 

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

 

 

Kimchi

 

Vegan Kimchi Mayo

 

Rice Crackers & Furikake

 

Fortune Cookies

 

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.

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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

 

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.

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
 
Fruit
– Stewed fruit
– Apple sauce
– Smoothies
– Vitality truffles (bliss balls)
 
Vegetables
– 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:
http://dhhs.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/121165/Lunchbox_tips_2013.pdf
 
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#getfruity
#packarainbowinyourlunchbox
#movewelleatwell
#healthykids
#healthytasmania
#eatwelltasmania
#familyfoodpatch
 
Written by Erica Noble, Thermie owner and volunteer Family Food Educator. For more ideas and information go to www.familyfoodpatch.org.au or www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/healthykids, or follow Family Food Patch or Healthy Tasmania on Facebook.

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.

 

 

 

Easy Peasy Cheesy – Making Fresh Cheeses with the Thermomix

It’s so hard for me to choose my favourite foods but cheese is certainly up there as a favourite food – it just tastes so good & makes everything else taste so good too, so imagine how delicious your own homemade cheeses taste! It’s kind of dangerous but good. Here are my favourites & maybe some day I will get a chance to make some hard cheeses or even a brie!!

For my step by step guide to making Halloumi Cheese see my guest blog post on Quirky Cooking.

Labne B

This is my homemade Labna cheese in one piece, I start from scratch & make homemade yoghurt in the Thermomix (I use the automated recipe rounding up the cream & the starter yoghurt) & then it is simply left to strain over night so it becomes firm. There is also a recipe for this in the In the Mix (first book).

Labna

Labna 2

You can roll it into balls & marinate with your favourite herbs & spices & then cover it with oil & keep in the fridge. This cheese is so versatile you can eat it on toast with crackers or veggies sticks served in salads or sandwiches. Or simply on it’s own as a cheeky snack – So good!!

Next is the ricotta or paneer cheese – they are pretty much the same thing but used for different dishes – heat up milk (some recipes have cream too) & then add some vinegar to it, let it sit & then strain the liquid away & you are left with the soft fresh cheese to cook with. Try a ricotta gnocchi recipe or a spinach & ricotta pie.

ricotta_1 ricotta

Paneer Curry

Click on this link for the recipe for Paneer Curry 🙂 Which includes the recipe for making the paneer.

 

The other cheese you can easily make in the Thermomix is Mascarpone, I will be making this again soon & will take some photos to share with you. I hope I have inspired you to give cheese making a go? It’s so fun & rewarding and best of all it’s delicious 🙂

 

Dani Valent Cooking’s Chilli Lime Crumb

I love this recipe it’s as easy as 1,2,3 🙂 It’s another great recipe from Dani Valent (via Chef Sam Massari) from her In the Mix Cookbook & Dani Valent Cooking. Watch the free video here.

Lime chilli Crumb

Place all the ingredients into the bowl & heat them up.

 

Lime chilli Crumb

Blitz them up to form the crumb.

 

Lime chilli Crumb

Serve with cubes of melon & I tried pineapple too.

It’s great with rice flour to make salt & pepper squid – as per the recipe in the In the Mix Cookbook, or use the crumb to make spicy nuts YUM!