Homegrown Produce!!

It’s the most delicious time of the year if you have a veggie garden or have friends with a veggie garden. You can not ever beat the taste of a fresh home grown tomato. It almost seems a crime to cook with them.

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Zucchini Slice

Zucchinis are growing at a rapid rate too -So it is very necessary to make Zucchini Slice too!! 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Fig Pizza

Fig Sourdough Pizza

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Fig & Honey Smoothie

Fig & Honey Smoothie recipe from the USA Cookidoo

How Wild Things Are Cookbook

This gorgeous new cookbook is by Analeise Gregory & I’m excited to try as many of the delicious recipes as I can.

Mulberry Clafoutis
Honey Madeleines
Cherry Kernel Steamed Panna Cotta with Fresh Cherries & Fig Leaf Granita
Crayfish Cocktail
Crayfish Omelette
Basque Cheesecake

Basque Cheesecake

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chargrilled Oyster Mushrooms with Wakame Sabayon

Chargrilled Oyster Mushrooms with Wakame Sabayon

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant -Chinese Breakfast Eggs & Brown Rice

Chinese Breakfast Eggs & Brown Rice

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant | Mussel Butter Tagliatelle

Mussel Butter Tagliatelle

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Potato Gnocchi

Potato Gnocchi with Lap Cheong & Kombu Butter

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Salt-baked Beetroot with Macadamia & Blackberries

Salt-baked Beetroot with Macadamia & Mulberry ( I used blackberry instead)

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Gougeres

Roger’s Gougères

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Red Cabbage Schnitzel with Anchovy Mayonnaise

Red Cabbage Schnitzel with Anchovy Mayonnaise

Thermomix Risotto Flavours

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

What is your favourite Thermomix risotto recipe? After making the mushroom risotto so many times at Thermomix demonstrations I am surprised I can still get excited about risotto.My favourite is the crayfish risotto.

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Green Pea & Spinach Risotto

Green Pea & Spinach Risotto

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Lemon & Leek Risotto

Lemon & Leek Risotto

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Beetroot Risotto

Beetroot Risotto

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Ellie's Seafood Risotto

Ellie’s Seafood Risotto

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Crayfish Risotto

Crayfish Risotto

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon

Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon

Entertaining with Dani Valent

Words cannot express how excited I was to get my advanced signed copy of this awesome cookbook!! I have been lucky enough to do a bit of recipe testing for this cookbook & was invited for a week of the photoshoot – along with a couple of other cooks I got to cook some of the dishes that were photographed for the shoot. We all had a Thermomix each to use. It was so amazing to watch the pros work their magic with the styling & photography, I learnt so much & had so much fun too. I am so grateful for the experience.

There are so many amazing chapters & delicious recipes to try & I have cooked, photographed & tasted them all!! By the way don’t forget to check out the official site Entertaining with Dani Valent each chapter has a spotify playlist too!!

The day after I got the book in the post – so exciting!!

BRUNCH

Bloody Maria

 

Kale, Chia, Pear & Orange Smoothie

 

Wholemeal Crumpets

 

Green Fig & Lime Marmalade

 

Rhubarb & Blackberry Breakfast Tart

 

Spiced Carrot Porridge

 

Bacon and Cinnamon Scrolls with Salted Maple Glaze

 

Smoked Salmon Muffins with Steamed Eggs & Herbed Relish

 

Tiraccino

SPANISH

Sunny Gazpacho

 

Tuna Empanadas made by my Mum

 

Tuna Empanadas

 

Chorizo & Prawn al la Sidra

 

Herb-Salted Chicken and Chickpea Casserole

 

Peas & Jamón

 

Steamed Orange Pudding with Almond Milk Ice Cream

CHINESE

Masterstock Chicken

 

Daikon Salad (recipe with Masterstock Chicken)

 

Prawn Wontons

 

Steamed Fish Black Beans & Rice (I had to use trevally instead of snapper)

 

Char Siu Bao – Steamed Pork Buns

 

Sichuan Pepper and Chilli Salt Squid

 

Chinese greens with XO Sauce

 

Fortune Cookies

 

Fortune Cookies

 

PARTY

Cherry Margarita

 

Rhubarb & Vanilla Rhumba

 

Pear Mulled Wine

 

Romesco Dip

 

Rice Crackers

 

Spiced Nut Clusters

 

Mushroom Cappuccino (Mushroom Soup)

 

Sweet Potato Blini with Cumin & Sesame Crème Fraîche

 

Lamb Kibbeh

 

Black & White Chocolate Tatufo

 

LADIES’ LUNCH

Mimosa Float

 

Pea & Lettuce Soup

 

Steamed Asparagus with Caper Crumb

 

Champagne poached Chicken Terrine (Rustic Serving)

 

Champagne poached Chicken Terrine (Posh Serving)

 

Ruby Kingfish with Citrus Yoghurt Dressing

 

Spinach Salad with Crunchy Quinoa & Green Goddess Dressing

 

Apple, Pear & Bay Leaf Cake & yes it’s gluten free!

 

PLAN AHEAD

Shichimi Togarashi Oysters

 

Pumpkin & Blue Cheese Arancini

 

Almond Thins

 

Inside Out Chicken Parmigiana (I used sweet potato instead of potato)

 

Sweet Potato & Grain Salad

 

Peanut Butter Parfait, Chocolate Bark & Raspberries

 

Mandarin Crème Brûlée (I couldn’t find my blow torch lol!)

INDIAN

Pappadums with Mint & Coriander Chutney

 

Apple & Cucumber Relish

 

Tandoori Chicken

 

A variation is the Tandoori Cauliflower

 

Goan Fish & Tamarind Curry with Coconut Rice

 

Palak Paneer

 

Kashmiri Garlic Naan

 

Pilaf with Fragrant Tarka

 

Shirkhand (flavoured hung yoghurt)

 

A BIT CHEFFY 

Pineapple Rum Cocktail

 

Vegetable Pots

 

Cheese Puffs with Honeyed Goats Cheese

 

Confit Salmon, Parmesan Gnocchi with Creamed Cauliflower.

 

Mango Truffles, Strawberry Spheres & White Chocolate

 

Chocolate Volcanos

MEXICAN

Gin & Cucumber Cooler

 

Gin & Cucumber Cooler (So refreshing)

 

Guacamole with Mango (Yes I love it!)

 

Smoky Chicken Thighs

 

Chilorio Shredded Pork with Lime-Pickled Onions

 

Chilorio Shredded Pork with Lime-Pickled Onions ( & I also had it with pork crackling too YUM!)

 

Flour Tortillas

 

Red Rice

 

Steamed Corn with Chipotle Mayo & Coriander Salsa

 

Family Beans

 

Churros

 

ROMANTIC

Spiced Apple Liqueur

 

Prawns, Wasabi Panna Cotta with Lime Sauce (I didn’t have any yuzu for the sauce)

Hearts Entwined Loaf

 

Parmesan-Crusted Lamb Cutlets, Creamed Spinach & Smashed Spuds

 

Chocolate Love Cake with Turkish Delight Jelly (I made my jelly into hearts & I only had pink food colour instead of red)

 

Chocolate Love Cake made for a team members birthday 🙂

CHRISTMAS

Zesty Avocado with Crab

 

Asparagus Tart with Sour Cream Pastry

 

Prawn Salad with Horseradish Cream (a couple of changes to ingredients to what I had available)

 

Turkey Buffe & Herby Quinoa Stuffing

 

Spicy Peach & Mango Chutney

 

Celebration Saffron & Sage Bread with Ginger Butter

 

Pavlova Towers

 

 

Blackberry Vinegar Chocolate Truffles

BARBECUE

Baba Ghanoush

 

Roasted Carrot Hummus

 

Zhoug

 

Yoghurt Soup Cups

 

Cevapcici

 

Grain Salad Lettuce Cups

 

Vadouvan Spiced Mini Rolls

 

BRING THE KIDS

Tomato Soup with Ham & Cheese Wands

 

Sticky Chicken Drumettes

 

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder & Fennel with Agrodolce

 

Cobb Salad

 

Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake Towers

 

Lychee & Mango Icy Poles

Coconut Rice

I’ve been making this delicious recipe for around 10 years now. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. Watch my youtube video here

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

Ingredients:

400g Jasmine

Rice 800g water

400g coconut cream

Place the rice into the simmering basket & rinse under running water in the sink until the water is clear. Place the water & coconut cream into the TM bowl. Put the simmering basket with the rice into place inside the TM bowl. Put the lid & MC on set the TM to cook for 20 mins Varoma temperature Speed 4. Using the TM spatula carefully remove the simmering basket & tip the cooked coconut rice into a Thermoserver until you are ready to serve.

Inspirational ideas:

💚  You can add a couple of kaffir lime leaves to cook on top of the rice.

💚  You can place the varoma on top instead of the MC & steam some vegetables & or protein at the same time.

💚  You can pour some of the cooking liquid onto the rice in the Thermoserver & let it sit for a few mins to soak up the extra liquid.

Here is the TM31 recipe

Happy Thermomixing!! 💚

Coconut Rice
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Serves: 4-6 serves
 
Ingredients
  • 400g Jasmine Rice
  • 800g water
  • 400g coconut cream
Instructions
  1. Place the rice into the simmering basket & rinse under running water in the sink until the water is clear.
  2. Place the water & coconut cream into the TM bowl. Put the simmering basket with the rice into place inside the TM bowl. Put the lid & MC on set the TM to cook for 20 mins Varoma temperature Speed 4.
  3. Using the TM spatula carefully remove the simmering basket & tip the cooked coconut rice into a Thermoserver until you are ready to serve.
  4. Inspirational ideas:
  5. 💚 You can add a couple of kaffir lime leaves to cook on top of the rice.
  6. 💚 You can place the varoma on top instead of the MC & steam some vegetables & or protein at the same time.
  7. 💚 You can pour some of the cooking liquid onto the rice in the Thermoserver & let it sit for a few mins to soak up the extra liquid.
  8. Happy Thermomixing!! 💚