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
What another delicious day eating Eloise Emmet’s amazing food along with amazing ingredients right from this very farm in Glen Huon : Saffron & lavender. We also had award winning olive oil served with homemade bread with saffron butter on woodfired whole salmon. Of course I had to make a saffron Basque Cheesecake which just took it to the next level especially when I decorated it with dried saffron petals. The gorgeous ceramics were made by the farm owner Lisa Britzman too, such a talented lady. We had some amazing guests for the workshop too so it made for the most relaxing afternoon. Long table lunch in the in the olive grove is not something I will ever forget and I am truly grateful to have this wonderful experience. Thanks so much to everyone for their awesome contributions.
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!
Miso Hollandaise (served with slow 60 degree eggs)
Mango Lassi recipe by Jessi Singh
Khachapuri (a cheese pie from Georgia) recipe by Anthony Femia – so GOOD!!!
Wattleseed & Macadamia Dukkah
Bread With Tomato recipe by Emma Warren
Steamed Oysters with Ginger & Spring Onion Oils, recipe by Victor Liong
Steamed Corn with Spicy Allioli another drool worthy recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner. Watch the free video
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
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!
Spicy Peach and Mango Jam Glazed Ham
Dani Valent’s Pithivier
Cheesy Quinoa Bites, recipe by Alice Zaslavsky
Sopa Freda de Meló – Melon Soup – Emma Warren
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
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
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 🙂
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
Prawn & Potato Salad
Lamb Shank Barley Casserole – Yes the shanks are steamed in the Varoma for some of the recipe!
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
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)
Turkey Buffe and Herby Quinoa Stuffing
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.
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
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”)
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, 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
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
Millet and Beetroot Pilaf
Double Trouble Dumplings with Tomato Passata
Vegan Kimchi Mayo
Rice Crackers & Furikake
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
Cherry Pasta recipe by Chef Lorenzo Cogo (a gorgeous fusion of Italian & Japanese)
Peach & Mulberry Cobbler (Dani’s Recipe is for apricot cobbler)
Chilli Peanut Butter Truffles
Chocolate Mousse Brownies – Dani calls them little squares of joy & they are so WOW!!
Basque Cheesecake is so easy & delicious!! Watch the free video
Orange, Cardamom & Pistachio Truffles
Elaine’s Chocolate Cake – this is a super duper keeper recipe for sure – here are my other
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
Instant Chocolate Mousse
White Chocolate & Bailey’s Parfait with Coffee Crumble recipe by Julie from the
Mexican Green Juice
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Smoothie by Jo Whitton
Tiramisu Martini – recipe by Anna Polyviou
Carrot & Sage Cocktail
Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind & Ginger Pickles
Lemon Bomb Smoothie – recipe by Jock Zonfrillo
Mint & Choc-Chip Hemp Smoothie recipe by Julie McKie
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!!)
Okonomi-Kimchi Savoury Pancakes
Tortilla (mine doesn’t look so good but it tasted good – I did the frypan option)
Middle Eastern Salmon with Tahini Sauce and Walnut Relish
French Toast Casserole
Flourless Almond, Coconut And Vanilla Cake recipe by Belinda Jeffery
Chestnut Pancakes with Instant Pear Bircher Muesli
Carrot Layer Cake recipe by Christina Tosi ( also in the In the Mix 2 cookbook)
Korma Curry Sauce by Jesse Singh
Pekmez – Turkish grape syrup
Pozole Negro – Mexican Chicken Soup
Brown Basmati Rice Salad
Potato Mochi – recipe by Michael Ryan
Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Cutlets with Green Tahini Sauce
Mint & Coriander Chutney, recipe by Jessi Singh
Apricot and Almond Cake
Prawn Cocktail Skewers recipe by Emma Warren
Buttered Cabbage with Orange Syrup – recipe by Gerard Phelan
Egg in a Jar
Coconut Chicken Salad
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.
I was lucky enough to go to an Indian Seafood Course at Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Padstow Cornwall. Here are some of the delicious recipes I have recreated from the day.
Tandoori Fish with Garlic Naan
Making homemade bread is so easy with the Thermomix, kneading is a breeze, milling your own flour too & even making gluten free breads!! I will be updating this post with my bread baking creations.
Spelt dinner rolls
Bagels are steamed in the varoma before baking in the oven – delicious!!
5 seed bread before the oven
5 seed bread YUM!!
This watermelon weighs over 10 kilos!! I’m on a mission to lose more than this water melon this year, after the delicious indulgences of last year 🙂 Bring it on!
Recipe from the Quirky Collection on cookidoo “Eat the rainbow” Breakfast Bowl. (I didn’t have any Halloumi though)
Yes everyone does it this time of year, I was very happy to find this delicious recipe which includes a fermented beetroot & apple salsa recipe. I will definitely make this recipe again & would happily eat it for any meal. Healthy doesn’t have to be boring at all. I’ll be cooking & tasting more healthy style recipes on cookidoo & I’ll keep you posted on what I find 🙂
Salmon with Ginger Sauce & Spiced Cashews from the Quick & Easy Meals Collection on Cookidoo
Lemon Bob Smoothie recipe from
Dani Valent site by chef Jock Zonfrillo