I’m so excited about this new 28 Day Challenge that will help all our Thermomix customers get the most out of their amazing Thermomix!! I started the Everyday Challenge on Sun 16th Sept so I will be updating this post and instagram with photos of all the recipes I am cooking on the challenge. I will also be doing live videos on my facebook page for every recipe to help you with the inspiration. You can start the 28 day challenge at anytime and there are 3 to choose from : The Everyday Challenge, The Gluten Free Challenge and The Cost Saving Challenge.
Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have & use the #28dayslovemythermomix when you post your own photos on social media to be in the running for some great prizes!! DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?!! DO IT!! DO IT!!
Sign up for the challenge here & you will be emailed an ebook with links to all the recipes for the 28 days. Register on cookidoo for the 30 day free trial to access the recipes on cookidoo.
Sun 16th – Preparation recipes are Homemade Butter, Vegetable Stock Paste & Creamy Tomato, Salami Fettuccine.
Vegetable Stock Paste
Creamy Tomato, Salami Fettuccine (I used chorizo instead).
DAY 2 Zucchini Slice
Day 3 Black Bean Tomato Soup with Lime Coriander Cream
Day 4: Carrot, Feta & Mint Salad.
Day 5: A choice of smoothie – Daily Green Juice, Apple Pie Smoothie & Ruby Glow Smoothie
Day 5 : Automated custard recipe I made half vanilla & half chocolate using dark chocolate instead of cocoa
Day 6 Fakeaway Chicken in Yoghurt with boiled rice (homemade automated yoghurt also pictured not included in the challenge)
Day 7: Pie day I choose Gluten Free Chicken & Leek Pie
Day 8: Souffle’ Omelette with Hot Smoked Salmon and Kewpie Wasabi Mayo
Day 8: Coconut & Beetroot Balls
Day 9: Chicken & Corn Soup
Day 10 Pizza Dough & Tomato Pasta Sauce
Day 11 Pumpkin & Bacon Risotto (I roasted my pumpkin & bacon & added it to the risotto)
Day 12 the challenge was to find a recipe on the USA Cookidoo to make, I choose Beef Chili with Red Rice & Guacamole.
Day 13: Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
Day 13: Citrus Margarita
Day 14: American-style Pancakes
Day 14: Lasagne Bolognese (I made my own fresh pasta too YUM)
Day 14: Herb & Garlic Pull-apart Bread
Day 15: Pumpkin Pie Porridge
Day 15: Aussie Potato Salad
Day 16: Chicken & Pesto Risoni
Day 17: Chilli Beef with Lemon Feta
Day 18: Fruit & Nut Muesli
Day 19: Rough Puff Pastry and Salmon En Croute
Day 20: Turkey Burgers with Caramelised onions & capsicum
Day 21: Layered Chicken Dinner
Day 21: Layered Chicken Dinner
Day 22: Seafood con arroz
Day 23: Healthy Chocolate Mousse
Day 24: Choose a recipe from the UK Cookidoo I chose Lemon Drizzle Madelines
Do you love soup? I most certainly do, however my hubby is not a fan of soups so a lot of the time, I will have a soup for breakfast and or lunch, sometimes I make a really thick & chunky soup & I tell my hubby it’s a “casserole” 🙂
Soups were a regular occurrence in our household growing up & Mum used to make us the most delicious lamb, barley & vegetable soup. My guilty pleasure was a tinned tomato soup served with cracked pepper, crumbled feta & fresh basil leaves! Now I just make my own tomato soup from fresh tomatoes, it only takes about 10 mins in the Thermomix & is so delicious! Anyway because winter is normally the best time to enjoy soups & I wanted to share some of my favourite recipes, to give you some inspiration & ideas.
Obviously start with the best fresh ingredients you can get, making your own stock will give you the best flavour or using some stock paste that you make in the Thermomix. You can make veggie, chicken or beef stock paste very easily, these recipes come with your Thermomix and are so handy to have in your fridge or freezer to give a flavour boost to any soup or casserole. They have a lot of salt in them to help preserve them & to bring out the flavour of your dish. The Thermomix is so perfect for making soups, everything in the one bowl, the chopping, sautéing, cooking, stirring & then pureeing.
Quirky Cooking’s Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup This is my go to soup is anyone is feeling slightly unwell, so quick easy & nourishing & I always love squeezing lemon juice into most of my soups too! (Plus I’m so excited that Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking loved my photo of her soup so much she bought it to use on her website!) The other very popular soup recipe by Jo is her Creamy Chicken & Brown Rice Soup, put this on your winter cooking list if it isn’t already!
George Calombaris’ Pumpkin Soup with Virtual Bacon Dust from In the Mix Cookbook by Dani Valent. This is my favourite Pumpkin Soup recipe by far, so creamy & delicious. I even leave the skin on my butternut pumpkin because the Thermomix is so awesome at blending it all up. The Virtual bacon dust is made from toasted & caramelised sesame seeds with brown sugar & Japanese stock powder (dashi) I also made it replacing the dashi with dried porcini mushrooms & it was still just as yummy.
For an awesome roasted pumpkin flavour. I also love roasting a pumpkin whole along with some sweet potato, onion & garlic still in their skins. Once they have cooked you can remove the skins if you wish & then add some of your favourite stock & maybe some cream or coconut cream, once you have cooked it all then puree till smooth.
Peter Gilmore’s Cauliflower Soup from In the Mix 2 Cookbook, in the book it is served with seared scallops & fresh truffle, but it is still absolutely amazing even with out the scallops & truffle. Even just using some truffle oil & or truffle salt if you have it, will take it to the next level.
My beetroot soup recipe is coming soon, I use fresh beetroot, fennel & cabbage and serve it with homemade yoghurt & horseradish with a bit of smoked salmon if you want to make it a bit fancy for guests.
I love the smoky spicy flavour of chorizo & any recipe that has it is as an ingredient is always so delicious – This is the Mexican Black Bean & Chorizo Soup another awesome recipe by Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking.
Another chorizo soup I love is with chunks of chorizo, kale & sweet potato YUM!
In my minestrone soup, I use as much veggies from the garden as I can, I loosely use Jamie Oliver’s recipe (I leave out the pasta) & it’s delicious with or with out some parmesan cheese on top!
Spicy Moroccan Lentil Soup – This recipe is in the cookbook that comes with your Thermomix so quick easy & tasty!
The pea soup from The Devil of a Cookbook is also amazing & speaking of peas – how good is a pea & ham soup too?!
Soups are hearty, healthy, nourishing & soul warming, they can be a little bit posh or simple & quick. The main thing is they taste so good, like anything you make from scratch!! Happy Thermomixing Everyone 🙂