Arwen’s Thermomix Flu Fighter Chicken Soup

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Thermomix Flu Fighter Chicken Soup

Arwens Flu Fighter Chicken Soup
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Serves: 6
You can add any veggies you like
  • Fresh corriander, leaves and roots
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • 1tbs Fresh Turmeric, or 1 tsp dried ground turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2tbs fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 2tb fresh parsley leaves
  • 2tbs coconut oil
  • 2 - 4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1tbs TMX vege stock paste or chicken stock paste
  • 1 litre water or liquid chicken stock
  • 3tbs tamari , or soy sauce
  • 30g mirin, optional
  • 1tbs Miso Paste
  • 100g baby kale or spinach leaves
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  1. Place coriander leaves into TM bowl & chop for 3 secs/speed 7. Scrape out of bowl & set to one side.
  2. Place lemon zest, parsley, ginger, spring onions, fresh turmeric, chilli, coriander roots & garlic into the TM bowl chop for 20 secs/speed 10. Add the coconut oil & cook for 2 mins varoma speed 1. Add the stock paste into the bowl.
  3. Place the cubed chicken breast into the simmering basket inside the TM bowl. Cover the chicken with the water or stock.
  4. Set time 20 mins on 100 degrees speed 2.
  5. Ensure chicken is cooked through, & empty cooked chicken pieces into the broth into the TM bowl. Then add all remaining ingredients (except the kale or spinach) Don't forget the chopped coriander. Mix 10 secs reverse speed 1.
  6. Place baby kale & or spinach leaves into soup bowl & pour the hot broth over, making sure to portion out the chicken cubes into the bowls. serve with extra chilli slices & more lemon juice to taste.



Arwen’s Thermo Pics 30 Day Challenge

Many years ago I gave my new customers the Thermomix 30 Day Challenge. Because it is my 10 year Thermoversary I wanted to revamp the challenge to bring it up to date to the new model TM6 & to give back to my awesome Thermomix customers as I share my favourite recipes & Thermomix tips & tricks. You can start the challenge at anytime. I will be starting on the 1st of November with facebook live videos everyday too.

DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE? To try 1 new thing a day with the Thermomix, if you miss a day you can make it up on a different day & you can swap the days around if you need to as well. Over the 30 days we want to use all the parts of the Thermomix and as many functions as we can. These recipes are just suggestions so please adapt to suit your own eating style. I will also be introducing you to my favourite Thermoxers along the way too!!

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Day 1: Vegetable Stock Paste

DAY 1: MONDAY Have you got some vegetable stock paste in the fridge? If not make some today or try a new stock you haven’t made before a chicken, mushroom or beef.

Today is the perfect day to practice your menu planning using cookidoo – including using the shopping list feature. (Please contact me if you need help with this. I do provided training at all my deliveries & cooking experiences too)

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Sophia’s Kitchen recipe for Hainanese Chicken Rice

DAY 2: TUESDAY Have you tried steaming a whole chicken? You can simply place 1 litre of boiling water into the TM bowl & place the chicken into the varoma with any of your favourite flavours in & around the chicken. There are many great recipes for Hainanese Chicken Rice including the recipes by Jo Whitton in your Life Changing Food Cookbook. (This cookbook is also available as an App & it has a few of my food photos!!) Dani Valent has a wonderful video on steaming chicken & making a chicken stock with the bones which is something I do quite regularly. (I also add water to the bowl after making the dog food & whizz it up to clean the bowl to make a puppuccino for my dog Jet.)

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DAY 3: WEDNESDAY Use any leftover steamed chicken breasts to make shredded chicken on reverse speed 4 for 2 secs. Use in salads sandwiches/wraps or soups.  If you are vegetarian you might like to make the pulled jackfruit recipe. Use the chicken stock to make a soup or try Arwen’s Flu Fighter Chicken Soup.

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Kel’s Gluten Free Wraps

Day 4: THURSDAY Charlie’s wrap recipe or try Kel’s gluten free wrap recipe.

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Thermie Green Curry

Day 5: FRIDAY FAKEAWAY Thermie Green Chicken Curry or Thermie Green Vegetable Curry or find a Thai curry style recipe on cookidoo.

Day 6: SATURDAY Weekend breakfast workshop: Try my favourite steamed omelette recipe or use the egg boiler mode for boiled eggs just the way you like them. Maybe you want to try the poached eggs with the blade cover recipe. And how about some hollandaise sauce to go with that?

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Tandoori Curry Paste

Day 7: SUNDAY Tandoori Curry Paste – This is how I change the recipe: I like to heat up the whole spices in the Thermomix for 3 mins Varoma speed 1. Allow the spices to cool then mill the spices on speed 10 for 1 min. Set aside. Place the garlic & ginger into the TM bowl & chop for 5 secs speed 7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl add 50g of the oil & cook for 5 mins Varoma temperature speed 1. Allow to cool before adding all the remaining ingredients including the milled spices & whizz it all up for 30 secs speed 10 scrape down the sides of the bowl & repeat if needed. Store in 100g portions in the fridge for 1 month or in the freezer for longer.

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Thermie Green Quiche

Day 8: MEATLESS MONDAY Thermie Green Quiche

Day 9: TUESDAY Cheats Easy Chicken Curry (You can also use other vegetables instead of the chicken if you prefer)

Day 10: WEDNESDAY Coconut Rice

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Cauliflower “Rice”

Day 11: THURSDAY Roasted Cauliflower “Rice”

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Creamy Potato Salad

Day 12: FRIDAY Creamy Potato Salad

Day 13: SATURDAY Bread workshop: Choose a bread or roll recipe from cookidoo or gluten free bread. My favourites are brioche, focaccia, tangzong bread Dani Valent’s Best Ever Bread Buns. Sophia’s Kitchen has amazing bread recipes too, the Artisan bread recipes is very popular.

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Chilli Mussels

Day 14: SUNDAY Chilli Mussels or Tomato Soup

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Beetroot Risotto

Day 15: MONDAY Beetroot risotto

Day 16: TUESDAY Fresh Pasta

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Bechamel Sauce

Day 17: WEDNESDAY Bechamel

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Lentil Bolognese

Day 18: THURSDAY Bolognese or Lentil Bolognese

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Thermie Green Dip

Day 19: FRIDAY Choose a dip like my favourite Thermie green dip & find a recipe on cookidoo for homemade crackers or lavosh

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Charlie’s Apricot Chutney

Day 20: SATURDAY Choose a jam, chutney, sauce or relish. I love Charlie’s Apricot Chutney – I add some fresh red chillies to the recipe.

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Pork Rillettes

Day 21: SUNDAY Pork Rillettes or Charlie Carrington’s chicken liver pate’ recipe or try a Mushroom Pate recipe from cookidoo

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Homemade Butter

Day 22: MONDAY Homemade Butter

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Homemade Yoghurt

Day 23: TUESDAY Homemade yoghurt or vegan fruity dream

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Beef Stir-Fry

Day 24: WEDNESDAY Dani Valent’s Beef Stir-Fry recipe

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Rhubarb Clafoutis

Day 25: THURSDAY Rhubarb clafoutis

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule recipe by Nico Moretti

Day 26: FRIDAY choose a cocktail/mocktail recipe from cookidoo.

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Day 27: SATURDAY Slow cooked meatballs with the blade cover.

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Sous Vide Wallaby using the sous vide kangaroo with rosemary recipe on cookidoo.

Day 28: SUNDAY Try something new – Do something that scares you – maybe it’s converting your own recipe to the Thermomix or maybe you would like to try the sous vide mode if you havent tried it yet.

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Kiss Biscuits

Day 29: MONDAY Kiss Biscuits or Soda Water Scones.

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Basque Cheesecake recipe by Dani Valent available on Cookidoo

Day 30: Tuesday – This Basque Cheesecake recipe by Dani Valent is the best way to celebrate becoming a Thermomixing superstar!! Congratulations on completing my 30 Day Thermomixing challenge!! I hope you had delicious fun!! Or try Dani’s Chocolate Volcano recipe on cookidoo from the Entertaining with Dani Valent Cookbook.

Souper Favourite Thermomix Soups

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” 🙂

Chicken Soup

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.

Tomato soup only takes 15 mins to make & you can pimp it to taste even better – like adding pepper berry oil & or feta cheese!! YUM!!

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.

Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup 2

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!

Pumpkin soup

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.

Cauliflower Soup

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.

Or if you might like a mix of the two In the Mix Cookbook Recipes concepts & try the Cauliflower Soup with Bacon Dust – the bacon is real in this recipe!

Beetroot Soup

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.

Chorizo Soup

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!

Or try Dani Valent Cooking Emergency Lentil Soup – recipe here.

Flu Fighter

Arwen’s Flu Fighter Soup, you can change this recipe as much as you want depending on the ingredients you have & how much chilli you can handle 🙂


Josh Lopez’s Charred Sweet Corn Soup with Hens Egg, Pecorino Crumble, Coriander, I was so lucky to see Josh make this in front of us at Thermofest at the Goldcoast March 2015.

The pea soup from The Devil of a Cookbook is also amazing & speaking of peas – how good is a pea & ham soup too?!

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Venison Pho Style Soup

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 🙂

Home Quarantine Tips

I’ve currently been in home quarantine for 7 days, so I’m halfway through after cutting my holidays early leaving Brisbane last week. My state (Tasmania) had just put in place that anyone returning to the state from overseas or the mainland had to self quarantine for 14 days as a precaution in case any of us had the Covid-19 Virus to stop the spread of this virus to the community. I like to remain positive so I have been keeping a diary on Facebook of what I’ve been doing & I have just loved cooking my way through the week.

I’m now in my 8th day of home quarantine and despite having a long list of things I have needed to do at home for quite some time, (I am very skilled at procrastinating!!) I have been watching some awesome, inspiring and fun live videos on instagram and facebook by some of my favourite Chefs.
So I thought I would share my list so far and please let me know if you have anyone else to add to the list – I haven’t gone out of my way to search for these they came up on my feeds and I have started enjoying them and may be slightly addicted!! (I have barely watched netflix etc)

Also as an aside the Pets of Isolation – what’s your pet doing today? group is really good too – not to mention the Bin Isolation Outing Facebook group!! has live cooking workshops with her kids about 3 times a week – visit her website to see what is coming up & you can even cook along – once I get some more ingredients I can’t wait to make some of the recipes!!

Massimo Mele has been sharing videos of his son cooking with him too and has more coming out soon.

On instagram I’ve been drooling over Dan Hong’s videos

I’m loving watching Massimo Bottura’s fun live videos too.

David Lebovitz has been making amazing drinks & cocktails!!

Darren Purchase always has great recipes

George Calombaris has been cooking up a storm too

I’m so looking forward to Charlie Carrington’s Masterclasses that travel around the world virtually – It’s Vietnamese starting soon

UPDATE: I completed my 14 days in home quarantine only to continue into home self isolation. So not much has changed. I am unable to continue working at the gym and even though the gym is doing live stream classes to our members the Bodybalance class I teach has strict copyright laws, so members are still able to do all those classes on the Les Mills on Demand App and so am I. I am fortunate to be able to exercise at home even though it is not as much fun & my motivation is a bit low. I have a few bits of pilates equipment at home too so I have been enjoying a stretch on the roller too. We are allowed to go out to exercise and maintain social distancing and have no more than 2 people together (unless you have more than 2 in your immediate family). I try to go to my local dog beach once a day so my dog can get some exercise too and I take off my shoes and walk on the sand and in the sea water. It has always been my happy place and now even more so. I have had most of my food delivered and we are allowed to go out for essentials while maintaining social distancing.

Everyday I have a routine take a photo of the sunrise, go for a walk on the dog beach with bare feet & paddle in the water (as long as it is good weather). Choose cookbooks of the day to read – 1 non Thermomix cookbook and 1 Thermomix cookbook or cookidoo collection, I post these on my instagram stories and on my Facebook page. They are chosen in relation to facebook memories or what is going on at the time. Of course morning coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner are very important parts of the day. Checking social media & posting food pics throughout the day. watching any live cooking videos that are on during the day and cooking along with any of the cookalongs. Saturday nights is virtual happy hour with my friends and Sunday nights are virtual family dinner night. There have been some great positives to come out of this time. I have slowly been ticking off a list of things I have always wanted to cook, some have been great and some not so great!! It is all part of the adventure.

We do Sunday Night Virtual Family Dinner via Facebook Messenger every week now – this is the Swedish meatball recipe from cookidoo.
I love to watch the sunrise every morning – it’s a perfect way to start the day!!
Saturday night Virtual Wine Time – I had some delicious grandvewe cheese and made the gourmet crackers & quince paste and my friends surprised me with a drop off of fresh oysters and Tasmanian Sparkling Wine that brought me to tears of joy!! We have continued a regular wine time and have a group chat every sat night at 6pm.
DIY Atlas Dining Masterclass Week One VIETNAM – Fish Cake, Cucumber Salad – I have created a new post with all the recipes I am cooking from the masterclass here.
So I had a crazy idea to do a live facebook video of me doing a cook along with Eloise Emmett’s live video – we thought it was hilarious!!
Fresh Field Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Quince Cupcakes – I ade 1/2 with steamed quince & half with my homemade quince paste.
Immunity Boosting Shot from the Thermomix USA facebook page
Dalgona Coffee
Flu Fighter Chicken Soup
Eloise Emmett Braised Octopus with Weston Farm smoked paprika fresh pasta & olives
I ordered Frogmore at Home & it was so delicious more pictures to follow – I put a dress on and even some earrings for our wonderful date night at home.
Fish Croquettes from Eloise Emmett’s live workshop
Chilli Mussels from the basic cookbook
Hot Cross Buns – recipe from the Basic Cookbook
Octopus recipe from the Tasmanian Pantry cookbook
Dani Valent’s recipe for Soft-bake Choc Chip Cookies
Lamb Tagine adapted a recipe from the Cornersmith cookbook
Hot Smoked Salmon & Feta Steamed Omelette
A friend dropped off a truckload of quinces so I made Quince Jelly
Homemade Pita (recipe on cookidoo) with Charlie Carrington’s signature Hummus recipe
Hamish Blake & Ben Shewry did a fun cookalong on instagram – 2 courses for a romantic dinner – We were given our list of ingredients to have ready and then 5000 people watched and cooked along!!
I used frozen prawns and adapted the dessert recipe and made it in the thermomix lucky I had extra bowls!!
Flambe Prawn Pasta was so delicious!! Also it was my first time doing Flambe!! Heaps of fun!!
I didn’t fully melt my chocolate for the chocolate mousse so mine was a choc chip mousse but it still tasted delicious!! Hamish’s mousse look a bit like this too!! We made these 2 recipes in 1 hour with Ben instructing us – it was seriously the best fun ever!!
Belated Easter Isolation Truffles – Orange, Cardamom & Pistachio Truffles from the Dani Valent site
It doesn’t look pretty but it is Dani Valent’s Hungarian Grandmother’s Goulash recipe served with sweet potato mash.
Chicken Soup
Rhubarb Champers – for some reason while in isolation I have decided it’s the perfect time to try all the recipes I have been meaning to make – this one is from the Devil of a Cookbook.
Elaine’s Chocolate Cake recipe from Ben Shrewy’s grandmother – I was meant to go to a Masterclass at Attica so this was the next best thing.
I made a delicious hot chocolate with the leftover ganache and my facebook followers gave me permission to eat cake for breakfast.
I did an ANZAC slice cookalong facebook live with my customers I always like to put chocolate on top. I made a hot chocolate to clean the bowl YUM!! My pop is the one in the top far right in this picture.
ANZAC morning spent on my front deck – we will remember
It was such a special treat to have my favourite Sushi at home from Masaaki’s
Nico Moretti Recipe for Tom Yum
Dani Valent recipe for Pasta with Burnt Butter and Sage
Darren Purchese Recipe for Canele’
It’s been fun making my favourite weekend brunches at home while supporting local bakeries & producers
Nico Moretti recipe for Orecchiette con Broccoli
Apple Chilli Jelly
Little Missy Patisserie at Home
Nico Moretti’s Butterflied Roast Chicken with Herbed Lemon & Garlic Butter
Takeaway Ramen from Panko Chan
Dani Valent Crumpet recipe
Pineapple Pisco Sour
Huon Crab Apples dropped off to me from a friend’s tree
Hamish Blake & Ben Shewry’s TransTasman instagram cook along Fancy Fish n Chips
Hamish Blake & Ben Shewry’s TransTasman instagram cook along Hot Pav
Pumpkin Soup with Virtual Bacon Dust – my favourite Pumpkin Soup
Humming Bird Cake I made for my friend’s birthday
ISO Birthday Survival Kit
Little Missy Patisserie Eclair
Darren Purchase recipe for Ched Bundy – Serial Griller
Tried making the Aloft mushroom dumplings but they were not as nice as the Aloft ones!!
Rosemary Gimlet
Corn Custard with Chicken Congee from the Dani Valent site – recipe by Victor Liong
Homemade tonic water
Spicy Tan Tan Ramen from Panko Chan
Truffled Scrambled Eggs on Pigeon Whole Bakers home baked croissant
Pisco Sour – I used Pisco in the Atlas Masterclass for the Peruvian menu so I had to made some cocktails with the leftovers!!
Pierogi – with homemade quark filling inside
We had a DIY Dark MOFO Winterfeast at a Friend’s house I made Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter’s with Bruny Island Oysters & Cape Grim Vodka
Chilli Mustard Prawns with Fresh Pasta