Chocolate Ravioli with Orange & Apricot Sauce

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. Here is one of the free videos with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking making Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.

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 🙂

Matcha Smoothie Bowl


Breakfast Curd with Toasted Grains recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner – It was really yummy!


Chai Porridge

Miso Hollandaise (served with slow 60 degree eggs)


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!


Sophia’s Grissini (Thermomix Baking Blogger)


Dani’s Dill Spiked Feta 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!


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 😉


Tasty “Emergency Lentil Soup” watch the video here.


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 🙂




Cauliflower Rice – it’s a delicious vegan recipe 🙂


Shane Delia’s BBQ Prawn Kofte Salad is seriously good!!


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 ultimately up to your taste buds to adjust 🙂


Tandoori Cauliflower


Sushi Shapes from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂


Chicken Lettuce Cups from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂


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.


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 🙂


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!!


Beef stew with Polenta

Barolo Braised Beef with Polenta Cremoso, recipe by Chef Joseph Vargetto – The best polenta I’ve ever tasted!!


Low & Slow Asparagus Risotto – I got to watch Dani make this video at Prahran Market 🙂


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


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





Vegan Kimchi Mayo


Rice Crackers & Furikake


Granola Bars


Sophia – Thermomix Baking Blogger‘s Orange Polenta Cake 🙂 ( pic taken on set in Dani’s kitchen)


Tarte Tatin


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 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.



Jar Smoothies (Mango) from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂


Wet Chai



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

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.

Thermomixing My Way To Lake Como Italy

I can not believe it – I made it to Lake Como!! Thanks so much to all my amazing customers & friends you are totally awesome!! I will be continuing my Italian Cooking Adventures until I make it to 50 recipes to celebrate 🙂


If I was a nail biter I’d be biting them right now lol!!


Here is the latest update for operation Lake Como – 30 Sales in 30 Days – Challenge accepted!! Things are about to get even crazier!!

Thanks to all my friends & customers for their ongoing support for my Thermomix Business 🙂


I am sooooo excited!! As an Independent Thermomix Consultant we have the opportunity to earn our way to a reward trip to Lake Como in Italy, including a guided foodie tour by WA Chef Nico Moretti!!

Only the top selling 51 consultants from (1st Jan-30th June 2017) in Australia & New Zealand will get to go & I plan to be one of them. (We can sell a Thermomix to anyone in Australia)
Just for a bit of fun every time I get another point towards Lake Como, I am going to make an Italian recipe in the Thermomix & share the photo 🙂
Do you have any favourite Italian recipes you think I should try? I will only need to cook 50 plus recipes in the next 6 months!!

And anyone who hosts a Cooking Experience with 2 or more guests between 9th Jan & 30th April will go into the draw to win a Trip for 2 to Lake Como as well! I hope one of my customers wins the prize!

Join me as I cook my way through Italian Recipes using my Thermomix – 1 recipe for each time I make a sale – I need over 50 sales before the end of June to get to the Thermomix Reward Trip in Lake Como. I do love a good challenge.

See my Facebook Album here.

1. I’m counting this as an Italian Recipe – It is the Inside Out Chicken Parmigiana – Not traditional but very delicious! It’s from the Entertaining with Dani Valent Cookbook.


2. Homemade Pizza Dough


3. I also made Nico’s Ragu Di Pomodoro E Peperoncini – Spiced tomato sauce for the base of the pizza.


4. Homemade pasta dough in the Thermomix made into Spaghetti with Ragu Di Pomodoro E Peperoncini (Spiced Tomato Sauce & Cheese)


5. Dani Valent Cooking Red Wine -Braised Beef with Polenta Cremoso recipe by Joseph Vargetto (I used the truffle polenta I bought at the Essential Ingredient) – The dish tastes better than it looks!


The pasta & truffle polenta I bought at the Essential Ingredient in Newcastle 🙂


6: Tiramisu for 2 (in a jar – one for me & one for my friend & customer who upgraded her Thermomix at the start of March) I used the recipe from the Basic cookbook & added my own homemade vanilla bean paste. I made 1/3 of the recipe so I didn’t have to eat too much 🙂


7: Nico Moretti recipe for Spinach & Ricotta “Gnudi” – “Gnudi” are a classic Tuscan dish, and it’s like ravioli, but without the pasta (just the filling). These light & fluffy gnudi are STEAMED in the VAROMA and served with a fresh Salsa di Pomodoro (Tomato Pasta Sauce)


8. A regular recipe made at our place is homemade pesto, delicious as a quick sauce on pasta or spread on toast with fresh homegrown tomatoes is just heaven.


9. Nico Moretti’s recipe for White Chocolate Pannacotta


10. A family favourite Lasagne – all the elements are cooked in the Thermomix the meat sauce, the béchamel white sauce, the fresh pasta dough & grated cheese. Then into the oven YUM!!


Italian Pantry Shopping – opps someone drank the prosecco 🙂


11. Italian Style Lamb Shank served on Cauli mash with truffle salt. The sauce was made in the Thermomix then poured over the lamb shanks that went into the oven in a casserole dish slow cooked for 2 hours.


12. Puttanesca sauce made in the Thermomix & I cooked the dry pasta I bought at the essential ingredient. (A favourite Italian recipe from one of my customers who just upgraded to a new Thermomix)


13. Potato Sciacciata recipe from In the Mix 2, a Tuscan version of focaccia with potato in it.


14.Spaghetti Carbonara recipe from the Thermomix Basic Cookbook.



16 & 17 (home made) Potato Gnocchi with Pork & Fennel Ragu – A Nico Moretti recipe from his cookbook Delicious Journeys.


18. Osso Bucco – I make the sauce in the Thermomix & seal the floured Osso Bucco meat in a pan & then baked in the oven with the sauce for 2 hours 🙂


19. Orechiette Con Broccoli – another Nico Moretti recipe from his Delicious Journeys cookbook. I cooked the sauce in the Thermomix & the pasta & broccoli in a big pot.


20. Chicken Cacciatore recipe from The Basic Cookbook


21. Meatballs in Tomato sauce with mushrooms. I added mushrooms to the recipe from The Basic Cookbook. We have made it many times at my customers Thermomix Cooking experiences (The meatballs are steamed over a tomato sauce)


22. Italian Hot Chocolate


22. Ciabatta


23. Torte Pasqualina – I accidentally didn’t get the recipe right lol!! I cracked all my egg into the mixture & then realised I was supposed to keep some whole lol!!


24. Ricotta & Spinach Cannelloni


25. (Recipe from one of my Italian Customers) Sylvia’s Almond Bocconcini.


26. Minestone Soup


27. Tajarin with truffle butter & truffled egg yolk 🙂 Recipe from the truffle cookbook by Rodney Dunn – I just thermofied the recipe where I could 🙂 I used the truffle I bought from Duncan Garvey Perigord Truffles of Tasmania ❤️


28. Gnocco Fritto, deep fried bread. I made the dough in the Thermomix 🙂


29. Roman-Style Semolina Gnocchi.


30. Pumpkin & Blue Cheese Arancini


31. Red Wine Risotto (I didn’t like this recipe 🙁 )


32. Hazelnut Chocolate Spread 🙂 (Recipe in the Basic Cookbook)


33. Chocolate Ravioli with Orange & Apricot Sauce – A Joseph Vargetto recipe from Dani Valent Cooking.


34. Sundried Tomato Focaccia


35. Limoncello


Ingredients top up from the Italian Pantry


36. Homemade mozzarella cheese


37. Raviolo with ricotta & truffle infused egg yolk


38. Ricotta filled ravioli with burnt butter truffles & thyme


39.Squid ink pasta


40. Squid ink pasta with prawns in a spicy tomato sauce


41. Quattro formaggi and walnuts (4 cheese pizza)


42. Classic Calzone


43. Napoli Potato Cake


44. Torta Caprese


45. Stracciatella Ice Cream


46. Grissini


47. Chicken Involtini with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto


48. Pizza Bianca, made so many times for Thermomix Cooking Experiences 🙂


49. Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi with Burnt Sage Butter & Spinach


50. Bolognese Sauce – we make this all the time but I kept forgetting to take a photo of it!!


Time to celebrate!! I finished cooking my 50 Italian style recipes just 2 weeks before I will arrive in Lake Como Italy!! This is my new Thermomix model 5 called Bimby (Italian name for Thermomix) I earned this Thermomix while earning my trip to Italy & also sold my 400th Thermomix in that period too! I’m saying Saluti with a glass of Prosecco – Italian sparkling wine 🙂 Thanks everyone so much for all your support for my Thermomixing!!