Breakfast

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.

Healthy Eating for 2018

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

 

Cauliflower Soup

Truffle Coma 2017

Hooray for truffle season!! I am in love with truffles, the aroma makes my head spin & my taste buds salivate. So what should you do with your truffle to get the most out of it? I just love truffle infused eggs for making the most delicious & decadent scrambled egg, it’s actually one of the only scrambled egg recipes I really enjoy 🙂

To infuse the eggs, place them together with the truffle in the fridge in a large glass jar with a lid & some paper towel. you should change the paper towel every day or so. I love this job because you get to smell the truffle again!! Aromatherapy to the max!! Truffles also go well with fresh pasta & I love making truffle butter to just simply spread on a piece of toasted sourdough bread!! This year i used some of my truffle infused eggs to make a steamed omelette!! Only the best omelette I’ve ever eaten!!

A few of the recipes I made this year are from The Truffle Cookbook. (The launch lunch of this cookbook is definitely in my top 3 meals of my life!! It was a truffle feast where I went into a truffle induced coma & had truffle oozing from my pores for the next day!!) I buy the 2nd’s truffles to keep the cost down & thankfully this year there was a 15% special due to them having such a good season!! Happy Days for me!! This truffle cost me $100 delivered (delivery was $20).

Scrambled eggs with truffle infused eggs & truffle butter.

 

Homemade truffle butter

 

Tajarin with truffle butter & truffled egg yolk

 

Truffle infused eggs in a steamed omelette

 

Roman Style Semolina Gnocchi

 

Cauliflower & Truffle Soup

 

Whipped Brie with truffle

 

Raviolo with ricotta & truffle infused egg yolk

 

Ricotta ravioli

Thermi Ergoslide Review

Sophia from Thermomix Baking Blogger sent me her thermi ergoslide to review – here is the review I left on her shop after only having my slider for a couple of days “I just LOVE my new Thermi Ergoslide – not only does it look gorgeous but it is such a great design & so easy to use!! I think I need to order 2 more for my other Thermomix too 🙂 Well done Sophia!”

See my thermi ergoslide unboxing facebook live video here 🙂

I have used my Thermomix for about 4 years without them sitting on something & then my friend Kyle made me some tiles with felt underneath them to sit my Thermomix on. I have customers that sit their Thermomix on a chopping board so they can slide it around. Like having an extra thermomix bowl I can’t imagine not having a slider for my Thermomix now 🙂

Why slide? Some of my customers can’t lift their Thermomix up due to many reasons or some of them can’t trust themselves because they know they are used to sliding other appliances. The 3 feet underneath your Thermomix are the feet of the scales & if you continually drag your Thermomix on the bench you can affect the reading of the scales.

Thermi Ergoslide – Sophia developed this amazing product & has thought of everything including how good it looks, check out how many different colours are available, suitable for any kitchen. I really am going to get 2 more so each of my Thermomix has one, I haven’t decided on the colours yet. Sophia has thought of everything even the packaging!

I borrowed my friend Kelly’s thermi ergoslide & love the speckled grey colour – also you will notice it is perfect for either model Thermomix.

 

Notice the 2 sets of feet -the sliding ones at the back & the sturdy ones at the front. Also note the indent at the front which makes it easy to grasp & then slide.


So it all comes down to the all important price, as usual you do pay for good quality. The full retail price is around $134 – $150 depending on the colour you choose & if you are attending one of Sophia’s Australian classes you can pre order thermi ergoslides & skip the postage fee. This is my first product review but I give it 5 stars (highest rating) & I am happy to recommend it to anyone. Happy Thermomixing!!