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!!!
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 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
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
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
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 Gowing
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.
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
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)
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
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!!)
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.
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.
– Pizza dough (try mini pizzas or pizza scrolls)
– Bread and rolls (try lunchbox sized rolls)
– Omelettes (try wraps or rolls)
– Lasagne (try “lasagne cups” baked in a muffin tray)
– Quiche (try mini quiches, easier for little hands)
– Vegetarian sausage rolls
– Vitality truffles (bliss balls)
– Lightly steamed raw veggies
* 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:
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.
We had an amazing day for lunch at Josef Chromy Wines with Lunch by Alain Passard. It was wonderful to see how many guests had come over from Melbourne for this much anticipated lunch including food writer Dani Valent who got me an in to take photos in the kitchen to go with her interview here. I’ll let you read all about it on her site but here are some more of my photos of the delicious day that I hope you will enjoy.
Layered Salad in a Jar is a fun way to serve salad & you can have so many variations based on your favourite in season salad ingredients. My version was created for a healthy eating workshop & after speaking with the nutritionist who was presenting I put together this yummy nutritious combo.
First make your dressing, I chose to use flaxseed oil & apple cider vinegar, you can use use lemon or lime juice instead of the vinegar or use extra virgin olive oil in place of the flaxseed oil.
Choose your flavours, try fresh herbs or your favourite mustard or even fresh chilli.
I love the zing of fresh ginger & garlic plus I had some gorgeous vibrant fresh turmeric as well!
Blitz 10g each of fresh ginger, garlic & turmeric for 5 secs on speed 7. Add 100g of apple cider vinegar & 100g chosen good quality oil & salt & pepper to taste, mix for 10 secs on speed 5.
Pour in your chosen amount of dressing to your jar or jars.
I like to make a “massaged” kale layer on top of the dressing layer, it really makes the kale taste amazing! After making your dressing leave about a tbs in the TM bowl, remove the stalks from the kale & put the leaves into the TM bowl & chop for 2-3 secs on speed 5 to your desired texture. Season to taste then set the Thermomix for 2-3 mins reverse speed 2. You can use a jam funnel to get your ingredients into the jar without pouring half of them onto the table. Try not to pack your ingredients down too much because you need room to stir them when you are eating the salad.
I like to include a shredded chicken layer, using leftover steamed chicken breasts (from steamed whole chicken) or you can poach them in the simmering basket after cutting them in half & cover with water to the max line cooking for about 20 mins, 100 degrees speed 1. You might like to chop up fresh herbs & garlic before adding water to give the chicken some flavour or use a big tbs of veggie stock paste. Once the chicken is cooked allow to cool & place in the fridge. Place cold chicken breasts into the Thermomix bowl & chop for about 3-4 secs reverse speed 4 until desired consistency is reached.
You can put layers of any of your favourite veggies, just think about vibrant colours to make it more appealing. It is better for any wetter ingredients to go towards the bottom of the jar, especially if you won’t be eating the salad until the next day. I hand chop things like cucumber, tomato or cherry tomatoes. If you are using avocado you will have to squeeze some lemon juice on it to stop it from going brown. I love using red cabbage or fresh beetroot that has been peeled I chop it for 3-5 secs on speed 5. Broccoli is another favourite of mine too. You could even do a boiled egg layer. Hand sliced radish looks & tastes great too.
Finish it off with some freshly chopped chives or other herbs & toasted seeds or nuts for some added texture.
If you want to ditch the jar, this salad is still delicious in a salad bowl! 😀
Words can not express how excited I was to get my advanced signed copy of this awesome cookbook!! I have been lucky enough to do a bit of recipe testing for this cookbook & was invited for a week of the photoshoot – along with a couple of other cooks I got to cook some of the dishes that were photographed for the shoot. We all had a Thermomix each to use. It was so amazing to watch the pros work their magic with the styling & photography, I learnt so much & had so much fun too. I am so grateful for the experience.
There are so many amazing chapters & delicious recipes to share with you, here are a few pictures of the recipes I have made already & I will continue to update them. By the way don’t forget to check out the official Entertaining with Dani Valent site & register your progressive dinner in Feb to win great prizes.
The day after I got the book in the post – so exciting!!
Kale, Chia, Pear & Orange Smoothie
Green Fig & Lime Marmalade
Rhubarb & Blackberry Breakfast Tart
Spiced Carrot Porridge
Bacon and Cinnamon Scrolls with Salted Maple Glaze
Smoked Salmon Muffins with Steamed Eggs & Herbed Relish
Tuna Empanadas made by my Mum
Chorizo & Prawn al la Sidra
Herb-Salted Chicken and Chickpea Casserole
Peas & Jamón
Steamed Orange Pudding with Almond Milk Ice Cream
Daikon Salad (recipe with Masterstock Chicken)
Steamed Fish Black Beans & Rice (I had to use trevally instead of snapper)
Char Siu Bao – Steamed Pork Buns
Sichuan Pepper and Chilli Salt Squid
Chinese greens with XO Sauce
Rhubarb & Vanilla Rhumba
Pear Mulled Wine
Spiced Nut Clusters
Mushroom Cappuccino (Mushroom Soup)
Sweet Potato Blini with Cumin & Sesame Crème Fraîche
Black & White Chocolate Tatufo
Pea & Lettuce Soup
Steamed Asparagus with Caper Crumb
Champagne poached Chicken Terrine (Rustic Serving)
Champagne poached Chicken Terrine (Posh Serving)
Ruby Kingfish with Citrus Yoghurt Dressing
Spinach Salad with Crunchy Quinoa & Green Goddess Dressing
Apple, Pear & Bay Leaf Cake & yes it’s gluten free!
Shichimi Togarashi Oysters
Pumpkin & Blue Cheese Arancini
Inside Out Chicken Parmigiana (I used sweet potato instead of potato)
Sweet Potato & Grain Salad
Peanut Butter Parfait, Chocolate Bark & Raspberries
Mandarin Crème Brûlée (I couldn’t find my blow torch lol!)
Pappadums with Mint & Coriander Chutney
Apple & Cucumber Relish
A variation is the Tandoori Cauliflower
Goan Fish & Tamarind Curry with Coconut Rice
Kashmiri Garlic Naan
Pilaf with Fragrant Tarka
Shirkhand (flavoured hung yoghurt)
A BIT CHEFFY
Pineapple Rum Cocktail
Cheese Puffs with Honeyed Goats Cheese
Confit Salmon, Parmesan Gnocchi with Creamed Cauliflower.
Mango Truffles, Strawberry Spheres & White Chocolate
Gin & Cucumber Cooler
Gin & Cucumber Cooler (So refreshing)
Guacamole with Mango (Yes I love it!)
Smoky Chicken Thighs
Chilorio Shredded Pork with Lime-Pickled Onions
Chilorio Shredded Pork with Lime-Pickled Onions ( & I also had it with pork crackling too YUM!)
Steamed Corn with Chipotle Mayo & Coriander Salsa
Spiced Apple Liqueur
Prawns, Wasabi Panna Cotta with Lime Sauce (I didn’t have any yuzu for the sauce)
Hearts Entwined Loaf
Parmesan-Crusted Lamb Cutlets, Creamed Spinach & Smashed Spuds
Chocolate Love Cake with Turkish Delight Jelly (I made my jelly into hearts & I only had pink food colour instead of red)
Chocolate Love Cake made for a team members birthday 🙂
Zesty Avocado with Crab
Asparagus Tart with Sour Cream Pastry
Prawn Salad with Horseradish Cream (a couple of changes to ingredients to what I had available)
Turkey Buffe & Herby Quinoa Stuffing
Spicy Peach & Mango Chutney
Celebration Saffron & Sage Bread with Ginger Butter
Blackberry Vinegar Chocolate Truffles
Roasted Carrot Hummus
Yoghurt Soup Cups
Grain Salad Lettuce Cups
Vadouvan Spiced Mini Rolls
BRING THE KIDS
Tomato Soup with Ham & Cheese Wands
Sticky Chicken Drumettes
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder & Fennel with Agrodolce
Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake Towers
Lychee & Mango Icy Poles
Once called a Thermomix Demo the name has changed to a Thermomix Cooking Experience. Just as the name suggests you experience how easy it is to use the Thermomix first hand. You & your 2-3 guests get to cook a dish with your consultant. You will get to use use the guided cooking on the recipe chips for 2 of the dishes. Of course you get to taste the delicious food too, which in my opinion is the best part, seeing & tasting is believing. Cooking from scratch with a Thermomix means you get maximum flavour into your food, enables you to be additive free, while saving you time & money. Plus there are some new menu items (indicated with a *). This Thermomix cooking experience commences on the 1st Feb 2017.
For dessert choose Fresh Fruit Sorbet or *Fruity Berry Dream
(by the way we always eat our dessert first at the Cooking Experience)
Both are quick easy & delicious, the ThermoWOW factors are seeing sugar being made into icing sugar in 10 secs!! See the Thermomix chop ice or frozen fruit in about 1 minute!!
Fruity Berry Dream
Choose a Bread Option
*Brazilian Cheese Puffs
ThermoWOW factors – gluten free, quick, easy & cheesy YUM!! Recipe is from the Good Food Gluten Free Cookbook & recipe chip.
ThermoWOW factors -see how to mill your own flour, the kneading of the dough in 2 mins and we also have fun making different shaped rolls together too!
Pizza bread topped with rosemary & garlic, the ThermoWOW factors are chopping fresh garlic & rosemary in a few seconds & seeing how the Thermomix kneads dough in about 2 mins!
Choose a main dish from these 4 options
*Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
ThermoWOW factors- learn how to make your own mince meat, with this family favourite & versatile meal.
The Mushroom Risotto has the ThermoWOW factors of using the guided recipe, grating parmesan cheese in 5 secs, chopping, cooking & stirring, a quick, delicious & easy meal.
Chicken or Salmon Veloute’ Meal
Veloute’ Meal ThermoWOW factors are seeing an all in one meal made, chopping, cooking, steaming & pureeing – you cook a veggie soup, while steaming your protein & veggies. Some of the soup is made into the delicious velvet sauce to go over the protein & veggies.
Being a host is easy & fun, you provide a few ingredients & your consultant brings the rest plus there are some great rewards, choose here.
Or Mix and match your menu options with the options from the Flavours of India Cooking Experience.