Chlorophyll Paste

Weekly Staples made in the Thermomix

Weekly Staples

If I have these in my fridge/pantry already made my life is so much easier – here is my list!!

Veggies Stock Paste

The first thing you make when you get a Thermomix, it saves you money & it adds extra flavour to soups & casseroles. Made from fresh veggies & herbs & a lot of salt to preserve it. It can last in the fridge for up to 6 months if you didn’t use it up first! 1 teaspoon is equal to 1 stock cube. Here is the ingredients list or you can put other things in too like mushrooms or leftover green parts of your leeks. So versatile & it packs a flavour punch!

Veggie stock paste

Thermomix made natural yoghurt

The automated recipe on the Thermomix model 5 is fantastic, with the option of using cream (yes please) and using powdered milk. it is one of 2 recipes where the blades stop moving & it keeps it at 37 degrees for 8 hours. Yoghurt is a great substitute for anything with sour cream if you don’t have any on hand, good for smoothies & also if you strain it over night you had labne – the most delicious yoghurt cheese!!

yoghurt

Tikka Paste

This paste is pure gold, so full of flavour. There are many variations on this paste recipe, I love the one from the Indian book so I am going to stick with that. Not only is this paste the start of the butter chicken recipe, (once you have your chicken marinating you can have butter chicken on the table in about 1/2 hour a perfect weeknight meal.) You can also use it to marinate any meat before grilling it. It makes a good marinade for a whole chicken before you steam it too. PS Yes you can store chillies, ginger or other fresh herbs in the freezer until you need them.

Tikka paste

Pesto

This is just so versatile, a dip or spread or toss through fresh pasta. So many varieties of pesto to try, pictures here is Jude Blereau’s recipe for pumpkin seed & coriander pesto. Here is my regular pesto recipe or my kale pesto recipe. You can use different nuts or a mixture of herbs, or even add some spinach leaves in for some sneaky veggie smuggling! Pesto is also an awesome filling in scrolls with cheese 🙂

pesto

Mustard

I hope you like it hot? This is my recipe for spicy mustard yum!! I use it when I make mayo or spread onto cold meats. I also use it in the famous veloute’ sauce we do at the Thermomix demo.

Mustard

Vanilla Bean Paste

My friend Charlie did extensive testing to create this awesome recipe that I use all the time. TIP: After making it add milk to the bowl and make the best vanilla milkshake ever!! Flavour saving is awesome!!

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Butter made in the Thermomix

My friends from A girl, a guy, furkids and food have the best  butter recipe or check out Dani Valent’s video on making butter here along with some great flavoured butter ideas. So why would you make your own butter? It tastes so good!! You can save money & you also get buttermilk to cook with as well! Here is my butter post.

Butter

Milled Pink Salt with Dulse (seaweed)

I know I store my pink salt in a pink chook? It’s kind of a bit strange but it’s worked for me the last 4.5 years!! I was first introduced to this salt by Fiona Hoskin at the first demo at my house when I had just decided to become a Thermomix consultant. It’s got lot’s of minerals etc but I just love the taste, it’s a recipe from Cyndi O’Meara. I used to use a recipe for it, but i make up a big container of it & then use it for everything even in my stock paste. I use about 500g of Himalayan rock salt & 50g dulse flakes & mill it up for on speed 10 for about a min until it has reached the consistency I like.

salt

Homemade Mayo or Aioli 

You can make so many different variations on mayo, using different oils, or egg free, add any herbs you like? I always love having garlic, lemon & homemade mustard in mine. I’ve even made a wasabi & lime version. So good to use as a dip on some bread or to dress a potato or sweet potato salad.

Chlorophyll Paste 

Recipe is in the In the Mix Cookbook I keep ice cubes of this paste in the freezer & add them to my smoothies or juices for an intense kick of green goodness 🙂

Coconut Milk or Cream

I normally make this right before starting my curry recipe, and then depending on the curry recipe I use the same TM bowl for the curry without washing the bowl (flavour saving) I love using Quirky Cooking recipe here is a good video that shows how to do it. Yes you will need a nut milk bag to strain it – they are available online or at most health food shops.

coconut

Wraps

I need to thank my foodie friend Charlie again for this recipe she got it off her Indian friend’s Mum & converted it to the Thermomix. So versatile I have used different oils or fats added black sesame seeds to make it look a bit different – here is the video of Charlie cooking her roti wraps. You can store them in the freezer wrapped in glad wrap & reheat them in the varoma.

flatbread

Chlorophyll Paste

Chlorophyll Paste – A recipe by Tom Cockerill, Entropy Restaurant – Link to the recipe is here. This recipe is in the first In the Mix Cookbook. I was inspired to make this after attending Spa Chef Sam Gowing‘s  Food as Medicine Cooking Class in Melbourne where I saw Dani Valent herself make this for us & we had a taste too. You can add the paste to scrambled eggs or pasta dough to get a gorgeous vibrant green colour.

The first step is to make 500g of ice into “snow” by using the turbo a few times. place ice into a large bowl to one side.

 

After heating the 750 mills of water to 70 degrees we add a truckload of greens to the TM bowl – 250g of baby spinach & up to 150g grams of green herbs – I had heaps of parsley & mint in my garden.

 

*Then blitz up the greens with the water for 6mins on 70 degrees, speed 10. Then pour it quickly into the bowl of ice.

 

you normally strain through muslin cloth – I used 2 nut bags for the straining, it’s best to drain it overnight.

 

The pulp is then put into ice cube trays int the freezer – that is if like me you like to use it in your green smoothies?

 

Then when you are making a smoothie add 1 or 2 cubes of frozen chlorophyll paste for an extra dose of green goodness – Dani advised that even 1 cube added to a glass of water mid afternoon can give you an instant green pick me up.

 

  • This recipe was written for the TM31 you have to adjust it for the Thermomix model 5 to 6 mins, 70 degrees speed 6 & then blitz at speed 10 afterwards for 30 secs or until smooth.