Wow these crazy times we live in at the moment have seen some terrible things happen but also some inventive and amazing things too. So I love this idea that Chef Charlie Carrington and his team came up with to have Masterclasses with 3 recipes a week and each week will be a different country’s cuisine. If you are lucky enough to live in Melbourne you can order the box of ingredients for the week and then cook along at home while you watch the YouTube Atlas Masterclass If we can’t travel the world right now we may as well taste it in our own kitchens. I have been doing the DIY version and having to make up parts of the recipes myself as some of the ingredients boxes includes parts of the recipes already completed like the spice mixes, pickles or sauces. This really has been a delicious journey so far and I am definitely along for the culinary trip around the world with Charlie & his team. I’m so grateful to be able to join in and already have been introduced to some new recipes, ingredients and spices to make & taste.
We all have recipes that we come back to again & again, so this is my list of my favourite Thermomix recipes.
The Best Ever Butter Chicken by Quirky Cooking – This recipes title says it all, it’s quick, easy & delicious!!
Hainanese Chicken Rice – I love the Life Changing Food recipe & also Sophia’s Kitchen recipe too from the Steaming Hot Cookbook
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.
Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup – I have so many favourite chicken soups & soups in general in the Thermomix are so easy & delicious
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!!
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.
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.
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.
I couldn’t think of a better way to say goodbye to 2020 than with Bruny Island Oysters & when I saw they had a special pack with all their condiments too I was all in!!
Well what can we say about the year that was 2020? It was crazy, unbelievable & for so many of us so very challenging. I think I went through each an every emotion at some stage through the year. However I choose to focus on the positives. So many amazing, unique experiences & memories were made in 2020. I actually enjoyed staying at home, it made me just stop & appreciate everyone & everything I have in my world. I thank you all!! I loved travelling the world virtually with Chef Charlie Carrington‘s Atlas Masterclass, making his 3 recipes from a different country every week has been lots of delicious fun!! Being able to have some of my favourite restaurant meals at home was a fun novelty too. It was fun being able to do some online classes & live cooking with Chefs that would normally too busy for these sorts of things. I loved Ben Shewry & Hamish Blakes live cook a longs on Instagram & Jock Zonfrillo had a great cook-a-long too.
I thought I would not be earning an income because we couldn’t do face to face Thermomix demonstrations but because most people were at home cooking more they were ready to buy themselves a Thermomix!! I am so very grateful to my wonderful customers who referred me to their friends. I think I enjoyed cooking, eating & drinking a little bit too much & yes I need to be a bit more healthy this year to get rid of my covid kilos/food baby!!
Cheers to you all, wishing you a happy & healthy new year!! Happy Thermomixing everyone!!