Atlas Dinning’s Masterclasses

Atlas Dinning’s Masterclasses

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
Grilled Pork Chop with Black Pepper Sauce and Singapore Noodles
Cauliflower & Potato Biryani with Almond Mint & Tomato

Week 27: Sri Lanka

Chicken Curry with Coconut Sambal, Silverbeet and Rice
Lamb Chops with Devilled Cashews & Kottu Roti
Egg Hopper Dahl with Green Coconut Sambal & Chai

Week 28: Germany

Chicken Schnitzel with Mustard Mash and Zucchini Asparagus & Dill Salad
Cheese Kransky with Curry Wurst Sauce and Onion Cabbage & Apple Salad served with a (homemade) Pretzel
Smoked Pork Hock with Potato Rosti and Apple Slaw

Week 29: Egypt

Grilled Chicken and Spiced Rice

Week 30: We are back in France

Thyme Roasted Chicken with Lentils & Goats Cheese Salad
Steak & Frites with Cafe de Paris Butter & Asparagus
Tuna Nicoise Salad with Olive & Caper Vinaigrette

Week 31: We are Back in Mexico

Yucatan Chicken with Black Beans Rice and Pineapple Salsa
Carne Asada Tacos with Tomato Salsa and Mexican Chopped Salad
Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas with Guacamole

Favourites

Chicken Burrito with Rice, Beans & Red Tomato Salsa

Week 32: We are back in Vietnam

Ginger Caramel Chicken with Lime & Chilli Peanuts
Bun Cha Pork Meatballs with Vermicelli Noodles & Vietnamese Mint
Bahn Xeo with Tofu Mushrooms and Pea Tendrils

Week 33: We are back in India

Butter Chicken with Chaat Masala Almonds & Basmati Rice
Seekh Lamb Kebab with Roti & Mint & Yoghurt Chutney
Rajma Chawal Paneer Date & Tamarind Chutney and Diwali Sweets

Week 34: We are back in Lebanon

Za’atar Flatbread with Chicken Feta & Pomegranate Dressing
Spiced Lamb with Muhammara Pickled Onion and Turnip
Falafel with Turnip Pickles Hummus and (homemade) Pita

Week 35 We are back in the USA for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Chicken & All The Trimmings
I added some extra roast veggies too!!
Classic Beef Burger with a (homemade) Potato Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Special Sauce & Fries.
Baked Beans with Corn Cakes and Tomato Peach & Ricotta Salad
My Addiction To Dani Valent’s Recipe Website

My Addiction To Dani Valent’s Recipe Website

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!

Chai Porridge

Miso Hollandaise (served with slow 60 degree eggs)

Buckwheat Kedgeree

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

Lettuce Soup

Steamed Oysters with Ginger & Spring Onion Oils, recipe by Victor Liong

Pierogies

Pretzels

Steamed Corn with Spicy Allioli another drool worthy recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner. Watch the free video here.

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

Sophia’s Grissini (Thermomix Baking Blogger)

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 here.

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

Victor Liong’s Corn Custard with Chicken Congee – it’s seriously good!!

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 🙂

Gnocchi

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!

duck bao

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 Gowing

Zhoug

Tandoori Cauliflower

Tandoori Chicken

Preserved Lemons

Butter

Sushi Shapes from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂

Chicken Lettuce Cups from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂

Ultimate Mac and Cheese Toastie – recipe by Anthony Femia

Pineapple-spiked Vietnamese Lamb Salad

Hainanese Chicken & Egg, seriously amazing recipe by Trissalicious This is also from In the Mix & includes my favourite way to cook eggs – at 60 degrees!!

Jerk Chicken

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 here.

Palak Paneer

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

Lamb Ribs

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”)

Beef stew with Polenta

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

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

Beef Rotolo

Boeuf a la Ficelle (Beef on a String)

Dani’s Hungarian Grandmother’s Goulash

Un-sandwiches – Dani’s Lunchbox Lessons 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

Spaghetti Bolognese

Millet and Beetroot Pilaf

Double Trouble Dumplings with Tomato Passata

Kimchi

Amazake

Vegan Kimchi Mayo

Rice Crackers & Furikake

Fortune Cookies

Chestnut Butter

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

Granola Bars

Sophia – Thermomix Baking Blogger‘s Orange Polenta Cake 🙂 ( pic taken on set in Dani’s kitchen)

Cherry Pasta recipe by Chef Lorenzo Cogo (a gorgeous fusion of Italian & Japanese)

Chocolate Volcanos

Tarte Tatin

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 here.

Orange, Cardamom & Pistachio Truffles

Castagnaccio

Elaine’s Chocolate Cake – this is a super duper keeper recipe for sure – here are my other photos.

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 Wholefood Alchemist.

Chlorophyll Paste & Smoothie

Mexican Green Juice

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Smoothie by Jo Whitton

Jar Smoothies (Mango) from the Lunchbox Lessons post 🙂

Wet Chai

Tiramisu Martini – recipe by Anna Polyviou

Carrot & Sage Cocktail

Blueberry Spritz

Peach Margarita

Casa Daiquiri

Nefrozi

Watermelon Blush

Negroni

Sangranita

Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind & Ginger Pickles

Lemon Bomb Smoothie – recipe by Jock Zonfrillo

Mint & Choc-Chip Hemp Smoothie recipe by Julie McKie

Rhubarb Saffrontini

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
Pear Friands
Potato Masala
New Bigilla Broad Bean Dip – recipe by Julia Busuttil Nishimura
Uttapam
Fermented Tomato Relish

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.

Home Quarantine Tips

Home Quarantine Tips

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 https://www.instagram.com/hongsta_gram/

I’m loving watching Massimo Bottura’s fun live videos too. https://www.instagram.com/massimobottura/

David Lebovitz has been making amazing drinks & cocktails!! https://www.instagram.com/davidlebovitz/

Darren Purchase always has great recipes https://www.instagram.com/darrenpurchese/channel/

George Calombaris has been cooking up a storm too https://www.instagram.com/gcalombaris/channel/

I’m so looking forward to Charlie Carrington’s Masterclasses that travel around the world virtually – It’s Vietnamese starting soon https://www.instagram.com/charliesatlas/?hl=en

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