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 masterclass or each of the nights Charlie does a live video on instagram where he cooks the recipe and answers any questions. 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.
Week 1: Vietnam Fish Cake, Cucumber Salad with Bean Sprouts (I was missing bean sprouts) YUM!! Chicken, Rice, Egg and Peanut Crumble – So Delicious!! Mushroom Pho – so nourishing! Week 2: Israel Shawarma Lamb Pitta with Hummus Israeli salad & pickles Chicken Schnitzel Spiced Butter and Pumpkin Salad Eggplant Matbucha chickpeas goats cheese & olives – AMAZING!! Week 3: Korea Buckwheat Noodles, Chicken Mince & Red Kimchi – So good, I used my homemade kimchi & smoked tofu YUM!! Beef Bulgogi Mushroom Bibimbap Egg & Seaweed Week 4: Mexico Chicken Tamales Pulled Pork Tacos Pumpkin and Black Bean Enchiladas Week 5: Peru Papas a la Huacaina Lomo Saltado Smoked Cauliflower, Quinoa Salad and Ocopa Sauce Week 6: France Chicken Cassoulet Beef Bourguignon Classic French Onion Soup Week 7 Brazil Sausage Feijoada Carne Churrasco Vatapa Pumpkin Week 8 Thailand Satay Chicken Pad Kra Pao Moo – Pork Loin Stir Fry with Green Beans Pad See Ew -Mushroom, Noodles & Chinese Broccoli Week 9: China Kung Pow Chicken Pork belly Week 10 America Fried Chicken with Mac & Cheese Smoked Beef Brisket (I bought mine from The Wood Fiery Red Head) Slaw, Dill Potatoes and BBQ Sauce All American Chilli with Chopped Salad Week 11 Lebanon Chicken ‘Shish Taouk’ Lamb Shawarma Pita Zucchini, Chickpea, Yoghurt Crisps Week 12 India Tandoori Chicken Goat Vindaloo Aloo Gobi with Dal Makhani Week 13 Spain Patatas Bravas -Chicken, Potato, Chorizo Pork Albodiga – Meatball Roast Vegetables Almond Gazpacho Spanish Omelette with Olive Tapenade and Rocket and Pear Salad Week 14: Turkey Marinated Chicken Skewers, Hummus, Turkish Pilaf Rice Beef Tepi Kofta, Broccoli Tabouli, Tahini, Flatbread Braised Leek & White Beans, Walnuts, Feta Week 15: Argentina Chicken Milanesa Minute Steak, Potatoes, Radish and Chimmichurri Quinoa Stuffed Capsicum Broccoli and Chimmichurri Week 16: Greece Lemon Marinated Chicken, Greek Salad, Tzatziki Pork Gyros Potatoes Tzatziki (on homemade pitta bread) Eggplant Moussaka Week 17: Morocco Lemon Marinated Chicken with Caramelised Onion & Olive Sauce and Cous Cous Lamb Kofta, Tomato Sauce and Moroccan Carrot Salad Vegetable Tagine Week 18: Portugal Peri Peri Chicken, Rice, Cabbage & Fennel Salad Peri Peri Chicken Rice Cabbage & Fennel Salad Salted Blue Grenadier with Potato Salad Egg & Olive Sauce Caldo Verde Kale Soup with Crumbed Cabbage & Egg Week 19: Britian English Chicken Roast with Sautéed Vegetables and Gravy Bangers & Mash Mushroom & Leek Shepherd’s Pie Week 20: Italy Chicken Milanese with Crushed Potatoes and Peperonata Porchetta with Fennel and Radicchio and Orange Salad Mushroom Ragu with (homemade) Fettuccine and Sautéed Silver Beet Week 21: Japan Chicken Teriyaki (homemade) Udon Noodles with Daikon Salad Beef Tataki with Cucumber Wakame Salad and Ponzu Sauce Mushroom Okonomiyaki Week 22: Columbia Colombian Chicken Rice Sofrito and Blistered Beans Pulled Pork Patacones with Orange and Coriander Salad Arepa Butternut Squash with Black Beans and Salsa Week 23: Taiwan Three Cup Chicken with Ginger Basil and Rice Braised Pork Belly with Rice and 5 Spice Vegetables Cold Noodle Salad with Egg, Sesame Dressing and Vegetables Week 24: Indonesia Satay Chicken Skewers with Rice & Pineapple Sambal Beef Rendang with Roti and Cucumber Salad Mei Goreng with Tofu and Crispy Egg Week 25: Croatia Paprika Chicken with Gnocchi and Mustard Sauce Cevapi Sausage with Red Capsicum Sauce, Potato and Dill Stuffed Cabbage Roll with Beetroot Butter, Fennel and Dill Salad Week 26: Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice with Chinese Broccoli and Ginger & Spring Onion Sauce
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.
Matcha Smoothie Bowl
Black Rice Pudding
Breakfast Curd with Toasted Grains recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner – It was really yummy!
Miso Hollandaise (served with slow 60 degree eggs)
Mango Lassi recipe by Jessi Singh
Khachapuri (a cheese pie from Georgia) recipe by Anthony Femia – so GOOD!!!
Wattleseed & Macadamia Dukkah
Bread With Tomato recipe by Emma Warren
Steamed Oysters with Ginger & Spring Onion Oils, recipe by Victor Liong
Steamed Corn with Spicy Allioli another drool worthy recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner. Watch the free video
Shane Delia’s Warm Roasted Cauliflower Dip with Spiced Beef – You have to try this!! It could be the best dip ever!! I loved watching the video for this recipe too, it was a lot of fun!
Blue Cheese Dip – recipe by Anthony Femia
Dani’s Dill Spiked Feta Dip
Cervelle de Canut Cheese Dip
Everything Salsa & then the same salsa used to make a cashew dip & a cream cheese dip- just 2 of the ideas for the salsa – so tasty & versatile!
Chicken Tart – This recipe by Dani has the most amazing lemon & mustard flavoured pastry – plus shredded chicken & buttery leeks in the filling!
Spicy Peach and Mango Jam Glazed Ham
Dani Valent’s Pithivier
Cheesy Quinoa Bites, recipe by Alice Zaslavsky
Sopa Freda de Meló – Melon Soup – Emma Warren
Strawberry Gazpacho with Tomato, Basil & Goat’s Cheese Salad
Gazpacho – recipe by Eyal Shani
Recommended way to serve this dish is to drink straight from the Thermomix bowl!! If it’s good enough for Dani, then I’m in 😉
Scallop Mousseline with Lemon Caper Sauce
Leek, Potato and Truffle Soup
Tasty “Emergency Lentil Soup” watch the video
Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup – recipe by Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking
Matzo Ball Soup
(Dani asked me to make this recipe & photograph it for her website, I also had to make my own matzo because I couldn’t find any in Hobart to buy :-))
Pumpkin Soup with Virtual Bacon Dust – recipe from George Calombaris – this recipe is from the In the Mix cookbook – I have made it so many times & it’s my all time favourite pumpkin soup!
Mushroom & Millet Minestrone
Soulful Chicken Soup
Goma Dofu (Japanese sesame tofu)
Jing Shui Daan recipe by Tony Tan – its a delicious steamed custard with shitake mushrooms & pork with black beans on top 🙂
Cauliflower Rice – it’s a delicious vegan recipe 🙂
Shane Delia’s BBQ Prawn Kofte Salad is seriously good!!
Pear Coleslaw with Pear Vinaigrette
Beetroot, Pear & Pomegranate Salad
Prawn & Potato Salad
Lamb Shank Barley Casserole – Yes the shanks are steamed in the Varoma for some of the recipe!
Delicious Duck Bao – inspired by the Momofuku recipe by David Chang
Char Siu Bao – Steamed Pork Buns
Hummus- recipe by EyalShani, such a great video to watch, and a delicious recipe to guide you but it is ultimately up to your taste buds to adjust the balance of flavours 🙂
The Beauty of the Beets recipe by Sam
Ultimate Mac and Cheese Toastie – recipe by Anthony Femia
Pineapple-spiked Vietnamese Lamb Salad
Hainanese Chicken & Egg, seriously amazing recipe by
This is also from In the Mix & includes my favourite way to cook eggs – at 60 degrees!!
Quirky Cooking Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chicken Pot Pie is so Yummy – we even took some for lunches too!.
Chicken Tinga So easy & delicious (pictured with my gluten free wrap – Dani’s recipes serves it with her flour tortilla recipe)
Turkey Buffe and Herby Quinoa Stuffing
Steamed Fish with Eggplant Miso – so healthy & fresh – a great recipe using the Varoma.
Aligot – French cheesy mash – so wicked & so good!!
Chilli & Lime Crumb
– I’ve made this recipe from In the Mix Cookbook before – I love how tasty & versatile it is. watch the free video
Marmitako (Basque Seafood Stew) recipe by Chef Ruben Trincado – A delicious video filmed in Spain.
White Garlic Soup with Seafood – recipe by Chef Jaun Carlos Caro, in the video (filmed in Spain) you see him using the TM 21 to make this dish.
Vadouvan Mussels which includes the recipe for the Vadouvan spice mix 🙂
Tuna version of the Poke with Furikake & Wasabi-spiked Avocado Sorbet
Wasabi-spiked Avocado Sorbet
Kha Nhom Jeen Nam Prik – Thai recipe by Pla Liamthong, that not too spicy peanut sauce is so good!!
Gang Prik with Steamed Chicken -another great Thai recipe from Pla Liamthong
Thai Ribs with Coconut Rice & Coleslaw – this is the version I made with lamb instead of the beef – I made the beef version too & that was amazing, I will be making it again soon – for sure!!
Thai Ribs with Coconut Rice & Coleslaw
Fork-Apart Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder
Vitello Tonnato – An Italian dish of poached beef & tuna egg sauce, sounds weird but it is really delicious 🙂
Gang Prik with Stir Fried Kangaroo – recipe by Pla Liamthong (I served mine with broccoli “rice”)
Barolo Braised Beef with Polenta Cremoso, recipe by Chef Joseph Vargetto – The best polenta I’ve ever tasted!!
Cauliflower Crumbed Schnitzel
Low & Slow Asparagus Risotto – I got to watch Dani make this video at Prahran Market 🙂
Creamy Tomato and Vodka Pasta Sauce
Egg Fu Yong, recipe by Ben Shewry – yes there is creamy scrambled eggs under that shredded chicken 🙂
Native Pepper Berry Salt recipe by Jesse McTavish
Lamb Cutlets, Salsa Verde & Lovage Oil recipe by Jesse McTavish
Pork Cutlets with Chestnut & Apple Hash
Boeuf a la Ficelle (Beef on a String)
Dani’s Hungarian Grandmother’s Goulash
Un-sandwiches – Dani’s
made alphabet shaped rolls, I made the round ones!!
Best Ever Bread Buns – (these ones were made by Dani herself I got to be on her set for a couple of days shooting!! Yes it was awesome!!)
Dani cooking her BeetRoot Burgers for us to eat for lunch 🙂
BeetRoot Burgers – This is the one from the shoot made by Dani herself too & I got to eat it 🙂 Well we all had one, they were very tasty!!
My version of the BeetRoot Burger
Millet and Beetroot Pilaf
Double Trouble Dumplings with Tomato Passata
Vegan Kimchi Mayo
Rice Crackers & Furikake
Pan de Muerto – Mexican Bread of the Dead
Pan de Muerto – Mexican Bread of the Dead
Banana-Choc Hemp Bliss Balls- Recipe by Julie McKie
Cherry Pasta recipe by Chef Lorenzo Cogo (a gorgeous fusion of Italian & Japanese)
Peach & Mulberry Cobbler (Dani’s Recipe is for apricot cobbler)
Chilli Peanut Butter Truffles
Chocolate Mousse Brownies – Dani calls them little squares of joy & they are so WOW!!
Basque Cheesecake is so easy & delicious!! Watch the free video
Orange, Cardamom & Pistachio Truffles
Elaine’s Chocolate Cake – this is a super duper keeper recipe for sure – here are my other
Karen Martini’s Banana Bread recipe
Plum Syrup Cake
Chocolate Ravioli with Orange & Apricot Sauce, recipe by Joseph Vargetto.
Steamed Pecan Pie Puddings
Steamed Orange Pudding with Almond Milk Ice Cream
Cherry Semifreddo, recipe by Christy Tania ( I loved licking the butterfly & the bowl for this one ;-))
Choc Top recipe by Christy Tania using the Cherry Semifreddo recipe (I didn’t have the correct silicone moulds but it was still deliciously wicked!!)
Egg Tarts – Tony Tan Recipe
Instant Chocolate Mousse
White Chocolate & Bailey’s Parfait with Coffee Crumble recipe by Julie from the
Mexican Green Juice
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Smoothie by Jo Whitton
Tiramisu Martini – recipe by Anna Polyviou
Carrot & Sage Cocktail
Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind & Ginger Pickles
Lemon Bomb Smoothie – recipe by Jock Zonfrillo
Mint & Choc-Chip Hemp Smoothie recipe by Julie McKie
Cucumber, Lime & Mint Dry Ice Sorbet – recipe by Chef Pierre Roelofs
Passionfruit Dry Ice Sorbet – recipe by Donato Toce from Gelato Messina (This is possibly the best sorbet I’ve ever eaten!!)
Okonomi-Kimchi Savoury Pancakes Inside-out Chicken Parmigiana Green Beans with Ricotta Salata Rolled Omelettes Kombucha Spritz Tortilla (mine doesn’t look so good but it tasted good – I did the frypan option) Middle Eastern Salmon with Tahini Sauce and Walnut Relish Winter Minestrone with Butter Lovin’ Leeks with Parmasean and Chilli Twist Bread Easy Nut-Free Pesto French Toast Casserole Flourless Almond, Coconut And Vanilla Cake recipe by Belinda Jeffery Chestnut Pancakes with Instant Pear Bircher Muesli Carrot Layer Cake recipe by Christina Tosi ( also in the In the Mix 2 cookbook) Korma Curry Sauce by Jesse Singh Pekmez – Turkish grape syrup Pozole Negro – Mexican Chicken Soup Brown Basmati Rice Salad Potato Mochi – recipe by Michael Ryan Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Cutlets with Green Tahini Sauce Mint & Coriander Chutney, recipe by Jessi Singh Apricot and Almond Cake Prawn Cocktail Skewers recipe by Emma Warren Buttered Cabbage with Orange Syrup – recipe by Gerard Phelan Spice Rubs Egg in a Jar Coconut Chicken Salad Otak Otak Lamb Kustilji recipe by Shane Delia Bloody Maria Lazy Tomato Spaghetti Tomato Shorba Korean-style Pork Ribs – Daeji Galbi Toasted Coconut Paste (Kerisik) – recipe by Suriya Abdullah Chilli Padi Chicken Rendang – recipe by Suriya Abdullah Roasted Beef Rib Rendang Butter Chicken Tomato Focaccia Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart Tomato Tart Chocolate Ganache Sea Corn Tacos ( I used prawns instead of crab) Neil Perry’s Chilli Sauce Tomato Jam Double Trouble Fennel & Tomato Chutney Mexican Drinking Chocolate Butter making with a butter press Anzac Crack Quince Paste Tomato Paste Tempered Chocolate Peanut Slab Apricot Grissini Steamed Snapper, Heirloom Tomatoes and Burnt Butter Sauce recipe by Jesse McTavish Silky Pumpkin Tagine with Couscous and Harissa Honey, Rosemary and Buttermilk Chicken Pilaf Papdi Chaat – recipe by Jessi Singh Roasted Aloo Gobi – recipe by Jessi Singh Cardamom Pistachio Kulfi – Recipe by Jessi Singh Coconut Fish Curry – recipe by Jessi Singh Waffles with Horseradish Cream Seaweed Butter recipe from Kazuki Chocolate Brownies Mulled Wine Hong Kong-style Braised Pork Ribs with Tomato – recipe by Annie Xavier Wombok Coleslaw recipe by Gamila MacRury Beef Noodles recipe by Olivia Tan Berbere Genfo Barley Porridge Hakka Yam Abacus Beads – recipe by Annie Xavier Golden Pillow – recipe by Theresa Lee Golden Pillow & inside is a Tamarind Pork Curry – YUM!! Stir-fried Pork and Long Beans – recipe by Annie Xavier Bitter Greens Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette Dulce de Leche Peanut Butter Coleslaw Slow-Cooked Brisket Tacos with Grilled Spring Onions and Tomatillo Salsa Dani’s Vegetarian Daughter’s Quick Sustaining Dinner Dulce de Leche Espresso Martini – recipe by Gamila MacRury Steamed Fish with Quinoa, Spinach and Basil Fried Calamari with Chipotle Mayonnaise Calamari with Herb Crumb Ghee Paneer Apple Clafoutis recipe by Gamila MacRury Chicken Liver Pate recipe by Charlie Carrington Mango & Cardamom Sorbet Best Ever Bread Buns Mushroom Cappuccino Beetroot-Cured Kingfish Salad Zhoug & Salmon Salad Bloody Caesar Clam Salad Bûche de Nöel Marron, Chestnut and Pine Mushroom Risotto (I used lobster instead) Recipe by Philippa Sibley but I used my Thermomix as much as possible to make this delicious meal. Cilbir – recipe by Coskun Uysal – brown butter crumble, poached 60 degree egg with smoked yoghurt, brown butter sauce and crispy chicken skin. Mackerel with Pil Pil on Olive Oil Rice – recipe by Jesse Gerner (I used a different fish that was available) Pan-Roasted John Dory with Bay Leaf Oil & Sugar Snap Peas – recipe by Phil Wood Finger Lime, Gin & Cucumber Cooler from Dani’s Cocktail ebook – so good!! Simple Shakshuka Sauce recipe by Charlie Carrington Simple Shakshuka Sauce recipe by Charlie Carrington I added mixed roast veggies, feta & fresh coriander YUM!! Carrot Kheer Zesty Avocado with Crab Blackberry Vinegar Chocolate Truffles Apricot Cobbler Chicken Congee Spice Biscuits + Booze Christmas Trees – Chrissy Kueh! (except I made them in snowflakes shapes with blue pea tea to colour the top layer) Kadhi Pakora recipe by Saransh Goila Basic Cake with Plums Chestnut, Macadamia & Plum Tart with Olive Oil Pastry with Plum Sorbet with Davidson Plum Sherbet Everyday Emergency Hummus Ganache Tartlets Asparagus Tart with Sour Cream Pastry Prawn Wontons with Peanut Sauce and Chilli Oil Hummus with Prawn & Crab – recipe by Tom Sarafian Pesto alla Trapanese – recipe by Joseph Vargetto Pesto alla Trapanese – recipe by Joseph Vargetto Served with homemade fresh pasta Japanese Curry Cubes Zucchini Fritters with Quick Pineapple Chutney Peanut Butter Miso Biscuits Pasta with Burnt Butter and Sage Crumpets Fresh Sardines with Vinegar and Currant Dressing Koshari – recipe by Tom Sarafian Chocolate Banana and Pecan Cookies recipe by Helen Goh Orzotto (Barley Risotto) Parsnip and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Almonds Crumbs recipe by Darren Robertson Goat’s Cheese, Artichoke & Herb Stuffed Sweet Potato by Jules McKie Blackberry Pumpkin Pancakes Celeriac and Apple Soup with Parsley and Thyme Oil Put-It-On-Everything Chilli Soy Dressing – recipe by Khanh Nguyen Sri Lankan Black Curry Powder Romany’s Sri Lankan Black Beef Curry Beef Short Ribs with Pickled Carrots and Noodles Steamed Asparagus with Caper Crumb Sambar – Southern Indian Lentils – recipe by Payal Bisht Broccoli Pesto
I’ll keep updating this page as I go with photos of the recipes I have made from the site – as you can see there is a good range of family meals & exciting fun things to give a try too.
Of course greens are so good for us, so what are your favorite ways to “Eat Your Greens”?
Manu’s Watercress Soup Greens Pie
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!! eloiseemmett.com 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