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

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Moscow Mule recipe by Nico Moretti

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

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Meatballs

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.

Cheats Easy Chicken Curry

Once you have your homemade Tandoori curry paste in your fridge or freezer you are fully prepared to make this curry in a hurry!! Watch my Youtube video here:
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Cheats Easy Chicken Curry

Ingredients
100g Homemade Tandoori Curry Paste
100g Tomato Paste
400g Coconut Cream
500g – 1kg Chicken thighs cut into large cubes
Optional extra ingredients – Sweet potato peeled & cut into cubes 3cm cubes, handful of frozen peas, handful of spinach leaves.
Place the Tandoori Curry Paste, Tomato Paste, Coconut Cream & Chicken into the TM bowl. (If you are using the sweet potato add it now too.) Cook for 20 mins 100 degrees reverse speed. Stop after 15 mins to add the frozen peas if you are using them. Stir in the spinach leaves at the end if you are using them. Serve with rice or cauliflower “rice”. Happy Thermomixing!!
💚  The Tandoori Curry Paste recipe is on Cookidoo. 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. 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.
Cheats Easy Chicken Curry
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Once you have your homemade Tandoori curry paste in your fridge or freezer you are fully prepared to make this curry in a hurry!!
Ingredients
  • 100g Homemade Tandoori Curry Paste
  • 100g Tomato Paste
  • 400g Coconut Cream
  • 500g - 1kg Chicken thighs cut into large cubes
  • Optional extra ingredients - Sweet potato peeled & cut into cubes 3cm cubes, handful of frozen peas, handful of spinach leaves.
Instructions
  1. Place the Tandoori Curry Paste, Tomato Paste, Coconut Cream & Chicken into the TM bowl. (If you are using the sweet potato add it now too.)
  2. Cook for 20 mins 100 degrees reverse speed. Stop after 15 mins to add the frozen peas if you are using them. Stir in the spinach leaves at the end if you are using them. Serve with rice or cauliflower “rice”.
  3. Happy Thermomixing!! 💚
  4. The Tandoori Curry Paste recipe is on Cookidoo. 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. 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.

My Favourite Thermomix Recipes

We all have recipes that we come back to again & again, so this is my list of my favourite Thermomix recipes.

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The Best Ever Butter Chicken by Quirky Cooking – This recipes title says it all, it’s quick, easy & delicious!!

 

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Hainanese Chicken Rice – I love the Life Changing Food recipe & also Sophia’s Kitchen recipe too from the Steaming Hot Cookbook

 

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Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry with Steamed Cauliflower Rice – even though I do this recipe at demonstrations all the time it is still a favourite to eat at home too. I leave out the water & use a full 400g tin of coconut cream, 1 kg of Chicken & after the onions have sauteed on the TM6 version. I puree the onion on speed 7 for a few seconds. Increase the cooking time by about 5 mins & keep checking it.

 

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Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup – I have so many favourite chicken soups & soups in general in the Thermomix are so easy & delicious

 

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Tomato Soup – quickest & easiest soup, in 10 mins lunch or dinner is ready. You can even make it with good quality tinned tomatoes & I love to add pepperberry oil & or feta cheese YUM!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Herbed Lavosh – you will never want to buy these again they are so easy when you have a pasta machine to roll out the dough 🙂 This recipes is on cookidoo & from the Devil of a Cookbook & the Festive Flavour cookbook.

 

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Chicken & Corn Congee is the ultimate comfort food I’ve served it with fermented shiitake mushrooms. I used the recipes for Chicken Congee & the recipe for creamed Corn from the Dani Valent website.

 

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Cinnamon Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding – This recipe was originally from the Devil of a Cookbook it’s now on cookidoo here

 

New TM6 Cooking Experience Menu Options

We have a new Thermomix so we have new menu options to show some of the new features. You now choose 2 menu items for your cooking experience.

You can either buy your Thermomix before or after your Thermomix Cooking Experience.

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You may choose a sorbet there are 4 options – Fruity Dream, Vegan Fruity Dream, Fruit Ice Cream or Sorbet.

 

You may choose a bread option these are the gluten free Brazilian Cheese Puffs or you may like to try Basic Bread Rolls or Pizza Bianca.

 

Maybe you would like to try the beetroot salad as one of your options. YUM!!

 

Vanilla Custard or Harlequin Custard or Runny Custard.

 

You have a few options for a main course but my favourite and the most popular one is the Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry with Cauliflower “Rice”. It’s so delicious and easy!!

 

Try our new risotto flavour risotto verde or the mushroom risotto.

 

Salmon Veloute’ Meal or you can choose a chicken version both recipes include a vegetable soup.

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.

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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 🙂

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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 🙂