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!!
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)
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Kale, Chia, Pear & Orange Smoothie
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
Tuna Empanadas made by my Mum
Chorizo & Prawn al la Sidra
Herb-Salted Chicken and Chickpea Casserole
Peas & Jamón
Steamed Orange Pudding with Almond Milk Ice Cream
Daikon Salad (recipe with Masterstock Chicken)
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
Rhubarb & Vanilla Rhumba
Pear Mulled Wine
Spiced Nut Clusters
Mushroom Cappuccino (Mushroom Soup)
Sweet Potato Blini with Cumin & Sesame Crème Fraîche
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!!
It’s no surprise to me or anyone else that I love the Dani Valent website. It is a subscription site for amazing Thermomix recipes and videos, you get approx 1 free recipe a month for the free subscription or for a yearly membership you get 1 recipe a week & you start with all the current recipes when you join. It’s great value & features home cooking recipes by Dani & also amazing Chef’s recipes too. What’s not to love? Being inspired to try & taste new recipes, learning new skills & ideas for your Thermomix cooking plus I love seeing how Chefs use the Thermomix for their dishes. Sign up here.
I have now currently made ALL of the recipes from this website & some of them I have made a few times because they are so delicious 🙂 It has taken me a few years to complete all the recipes and I will be attempting to keep up and cook each new recipe every week and update this post with the photos of the recipe. I hope you will be inspired to cook along too. Happy Thermomixing!!
Here is one of the free videos with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking making Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.
Since the 1st of this year I have been on a health kick – yes I have had to have a few meals off in that time, but choose to keep coming back to nourishing foods with lots of veggies. Healthy is different to everyone and I love to indulge with delicious food all the time but healthy food is also delicious. So I will share with you some of my favourite healthy creations along the way. It’s all about the green smoothies, salads, stir frys, fruits that are not too high in sugar and herbal teas. Already I have been feeling much better for it and my hubby has even been having green smoothies too!!