Fiona Hoskin’s Happy & Healthy For Life Recipes

Fiona Hoskin’s Happy & Healthy For Life Recipes

Fiona Hoskin is one of my most favourite people, she is an award winning Chef who has turned around her cooking & eating habits around to be gluten free, grain free & refined sugar free. I have learnt so much from Fee over the almost 7 years we have been friends. I just love her infectious positivity & her delicious healthy recipes. Most are available on her website & I’ve been lucky enough to cook, test & photograph some of the recipes too 🙂

Gluten Free Flaxseed & Almond Bread

Famous ThermoFive with Fiona Hoskin

Famous ThermoFive with Fiona Hoskin

My FAMOUS THERMOFIVE interview with Fiona Hoskin.
I met Fee when I first started my Thermomix business over 6 years ago & she even delivered me my first Thermomix!! I have learnt so much from her over those years & I’m so grateful for her awesome infectious positivity & friendship – Check out her website here.

1. What do you love about your Thermomix? 

I love it’s versatility – how it can do the work of so many other kitchen appliances.

2. What is your favourite Thermomix cookbook or Thermomix recipe? 

The basic chip! Great for the go-to guide to egg poaching etc.

3. What is your top Thermomix tip? 

To spend some time researching how your Thermomix can save you time, money, and space, while helping you cut down on store bought foods and things in plastic while also cooking you highly nutritious foods. That way you can get the maximum benefit from it.

4. What is your quick & easy go to Thermomix meal? 

Curried anything! Homemade from scratch! Yum!

5. Which Thermomix recipe/s do you want to try next? 

Next on my list to try are vegan recipes as I’m getting increasing requests for dairy free meals.

Thanks so much Fee for taking the time to answer my questions. See more Famous ThermoFive interviews here.

Healthy Eating for 2018

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

Kiwi Collection on Cookidoo

Kiwi Collection on Cookidoo

Lamb Cutlets with Spinach & Pea Puree

My Mum & her family are from New Zealand so as soon as I saw thew Kiwi collection on cookidoo I knew I had to try some of the recipes. I made the afghan biscuits with my nephews too & they loved it! A recipe our Mum used to always make for us. The thing I like about this Lamb recipe is you use a pan to sear the lamb & the Thermomix is used for a marinade for the Lamb before it goes into the oven & then a red wine jus is made in the pan & the spinach & pea puree is made in the Thermomix. it tasted amazing too!!

Afghans – Mum used to make these all the time & we loved them!!

Sophia -Thermomix Baking Blogger’s Famous ThermoFive

Sophia -Thermomix Baking Blogger’s Famous ThermoFive

I’m so excited to be working with Sophia Thermomix Baking Blogger including her upcoming Australian Cooking Class Tour starting in Melbourne on the 23rd Nov & finishing in Newcastle on the 7th Dec. Sophia lives in London & is a Thermomix baking expert. She was taught to bake from a young age by her Dad who has been a professional baker for many years. I’m so excited to meet her in real life in a couple weeks time 🙂 I have all her cookbooks and heaps of her products that I absolutely love!! Including the Thermi Ergoslide.

1. What do you love about your Thermomix?

I love that my Thermomix is always on hand when I need it. It makes my baking life so much easier. I could never just whip up a cake in 40 seconds if I didn’t have it. My Thermi gives me the opportunity to be free and creative and have enough time to make a wonderful meal for everyone without having to slave away in the kitchen for hours. It’s just a wonderful helper.

2. What is your favourite Thermomix Cookbook or Thermomix recipe?

I would have to say I’d love to big up my Real Bread book. I am completely obsessed with sourdough bread and this book is full of incredible sourdough bread recipes. It is one of the nicest things you can eat and the fact that Thermomix can make it so easily is a huge bonus. My book Real Bread is also full of amazing tips on sourdough baking and how to get the process started. I’ve been a sourdough fan since I was a child and my Dad the baker taught all I know today about sourdough baking. 

3. What is your top Thermomix tip?

I think by far my favourite Thermomix tip is that you can use the measuring cup to cut out the most adorable scones, cookies or any other biscuits. You don’t even need a cookie cutter and besides those shapes you can use the TM5 measuring cup to make a cute Easter egg or butterfly shape. Love it.
4. What is your quick & easy go to Thermomix meal?

I love a good bolognese. We make it once a week at home and I always use the recipe for Chorizo bolognese from my book Practice Mix Perfect. It’s quick, it’s easy and super delicious. We always make enough to have some leftovers the next day. If I want to mix it up I make meatballs instead which can also be found in my booklet Bella Italia.

5. Which Thermomix recipe/s do you want to try next?

I am currently really trying to make gluten free sourdough bread so that’s next on my bucket list to tick off. It’s a bit of a tricky one but, hey, I’ve got a Thermomix.

 

Thanks so much Sophia for your inspiring answers to my my Famous ThermoFive questions, see more Famous ThermoFive interviews here.