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Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste is the first thing you make when you buy a Thermomix. I will spend an hour with you teaching you how to use your Thermomix & we will cook this amazing recipe together as part of your training. This stock paste is a good base for a lot of recipes – 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 1 stock cube.

Because of the salt content it will keep for up to 6 months in the fridge.

This recipe is really adaptable, if you are missing a couple of the ingredients it won’t matter. You may also like to add leek or mushrooms to the recipe.

Please have all your ingredients ready as per the picture shown – you don’t need to cut things up too much now that you own a Thermomix 🙂

Thermomix Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste
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Serves: 1 litre
 
Ingredients
  • 200g celery, chopped into thirds - keep light coloured leaves on
  • 2 carrots, chopped into rough pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled halved
  • 1 tomato, halved
  • 1 l large zucchini, chopped roughly into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bunch parsley, fresh
  • few leaves basil,fresh
  • few leaves sage, fresh
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 150 grams rock salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. We will follow the guided recipe to cook this recipe - Instructions are in the Basic Cook Book.

 

Thermie Green Quiche

This is the first recipe I posted on the Thermomix recipe community & I started with a Thermie Green theme, all my recipes were the colour green!! I love this recipe because it is so quick & easy. And we normally have a lot of silver beet in the garden to use up. My mum used to make a version of this recipe when I was little, she made it with a wholemeal pastry though & steamed the silver beet first. Oh & my first Thermomix you tube video is of me making this recipe – it’s a bit embarrassing!

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THERMIE GREEN QUICHE

Thermie Green Quiche
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Recipe type: Savoury baking
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Serves: 8 slices
 
Ingredients
  • 150g spinach leaves, fresh or 1 bunch of
  • silverbeet
  • 50g parmesan cheese
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • to taste salt & pepper
  • 1 sprig dill, fresh optional
  • olive oil to grease quiche dish
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees (for fan forced) - 200 degrees.
  2. Place Parmesan cheese into TM bowl process for 5 seconds on speed 10. Set cheese aside.
  3. Add garlic clove process for 3 seconds on speed 7.
  4. Add spinach leaves or silverbeet leaves, cream cheese, eggs, salt & pepper & dill (if using) process for 5 seconds on speed 7. You may need to scape down the sides of the bowl & repeat.
  5. Pour mixture into greased quiche dish.
  6. Sprinkle with reserved parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 - 25 until lightly brown on top.
  8. You can always put this mix on top of your favourite pastry or mountain bread - it also is a great filling for mini quiche.

 

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding!!

Now that I have your attention, I know we probably all have a favourite recipe for this mine is in the Devil of a Cookbook & it has cinnamon in it too.

Anyway I had my 2 friends come over for a cooking session, we called it “desserts for lunch” 🙂 1 of my friends has the older model Thermomix (TM31) & the other friend doesn’t have a Thermomix (yes it is rare for me to have friends that don’t own one!) They brought over every type of cream you can imagine – thick cream, runny cream, double cream & ice-cream!!

My friends didn’t want to do the cinnamon bit, so we left that out. Anyway we were chatting & snacking on cream cheese herb & garlic dip & then realised the sauce ingredients had been mixed in with the pudding ingredients – epic fail!! Lucky we hadn’t added the pudding sugar yet. We decided to proceed with the recipe making another sauce so this is the result a sweeter & even more richly chocolate pudding that sent us into a food coma. Another friend dropped in the next day & ended up having some for “morning tea” I think it may be safe to say you will always have friends if you make chocolate pudding!

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Roasted Beetroot & Pomegranate Dip/Relish

beetroot relish

This is seriously amazing!! I love the Healthy Chef – Teresa Cutter’s recipes & I have all her books including her latest one Purely Delicious – her hubby does the amazing photos too! Here is the link to her recipe – I had to add garlic to it too of course! Also the bowl that the relish is in is from her shop – it’s called the wellness bowl – you can drink out of it like a cup or use it for dips & sauces ( They are currently out of stock though) I also love her Matcha Green Tea Powder.

Did I mention I got to meet Teresa Cutter last year in April? I was so excited it looks like I was going to cry!!

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Healthy New Year 2016

Yes I know It’s really cliche’ to start being healthy on the 1st of Jan – well at least I didn’t start until the 4th of Jan though so that is kind of unique – right?

So it’s been green smoothies, beetroot juice, roast lamb salad, smoked salmon frittata, steamed harissa chicken & vegies. All delicious & nutritious, however not too exciting for a self confessed foodie. I had a craving last night & ate some leftover steamed veggies!!

It’s also been helpful I have been filling in to teach extra Bodybalance classes while our other instructor is away and I have also dusted off my walking shoes & been for a walk everyday (yes it’s been a whole 2 days all ready!!)

It’s also a great excuse to get out all my healthy recipe books & work on some menu planning ideas. I do have some unhealthy dates booked into the diary as well as some recipe testing coming soon so it seems like a good balance of healthy & fun recipes coming up in Janurary. You have to keep it real – right?

 

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