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 πŸ™‚ 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 MelΓ³ – 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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

Gnocchi

Cauliflower Rice – it’s a delicious vegan recipe πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

The Beauty of the Beets recipe by Sam Gowing

Zhoug

Tandoori Cauliflower

Tandoori Chicken

Preserved Lemons

Butter

Sushi Shapes from the Lunchbox Lessons post πŸ™‚

Chicken Lettuce Cups from the Lunchbox Lessons post πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

BeetRoot Burgers – This is the one from the shoot made by Dani herself too & I got to eat it πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ ( 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 πŸ™‚

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
BΓ»che de NΓΆel
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

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.

Healthy Me in 2020

Healthy Me in 2020

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!!

Spicy Beef Soup with Cauliflower “Rice”
Fiona Hoskin’s Green Smoothie Recipe
I made this for my hubby – Healthy Banana Bread – recipe from cookidoo
Strawberries from Hillwood Berry farm served with dark chocolate ganache (might not be too healthy but I only ate the strawberries I promise)
Tandoori Chicken Salad
G&T Drunken Chicken Salad with Baby Carrots and Dukkah Recipe by Matt Wilkinson
Hemp Seed Porridge – recipe by Luke Hines
Cauliflower and Seed Loaf recipe by Luke Hines
Healthy Mint Slice Recipe by Luke Hines
Steamed Crab & Prawn Omelette
homemade coconut yoghurt
Shredded Chicken Salad with Toum dressing
Luke’s Block of Choc (Luke Hines)
New Years Eve Lunch 2019

New Years Eve Lunch 2019

The last lunch of the year celebrated with relatives and the day before my detox. I still had leftovers to use up so arranged my menu around that. I only had to buy Chicken Drumsticks for the Miso, Ginger & Lime Chicken recipe from Ottolenghi’s Simple cookbook and I had everything else I needed for a feast. YUM!!

I would also like to take this time to reflect on 2019 – what a year and what an amazing foodie adventure it was. I feel so very privileged to have eaten some amazing and interesting food with friends and family, both in home and at restaurants. I have met awesome Chefs and cooks along the way. I have cooked alongside friends at some wonderful cooking classes and workshops. Not to mention all the Thermomix cooking experiences and cooking classes spent with my customers and friends. Thank you to everyone for being such a wonderful support and part of this epic, delicious foodie adventure. I’m looking forward to lots more amazing food in 2020. Happy New year to you all!!

Chicken with Miso, Ginger and Lime
My famous Potato Salad recipe
Roasted Eggplant with Anchovies and Oregano
iphone pic of the Pull Apart loaf I used up leftover ham, pesto, cheese and butter.
Summer Deliciousness

Summer Deliciousness

Summer is so great, eating fresh salads and grilled meats YUM!! Let’s get cooking and eating ASAP.

Grilled Quail with Fresh Field Grove Olive Oil recipe for Cherry & Cucumber Salad
Rannoch Farm Quail with a Quinoa, Citrus and Herb Salad

In the Mix 1

In the Mix 1

One of my favourite Thermomix cookbooks by Dani Valent. I’ve made so many recipes from this book already but some photos were on my old phone – so I’m very happy to cook, photograph and eat as many recipes from this awesome book again. YUM!!

Salmon Rillettes recipe by Philippe Mouchel – so delicious!!
Onion Jam Flan – recipe by Helene Meurer (minus the olives on top) Yummy & Easy recipe.
Herb Scrolls recipe by Madalene Bonvini-Hamel
Olive Bread – recipe by Nicolas Poelaert (who I’ve met a few times now & he even signed his recipes in my cookbook)
White Chocolate Crisps, Cumin and Cream – recipe by Sat Bains
Fig Syrup and Fig Muffins recipes by Dani Valent
Fig Grissini – (recipe in the book is for apricot and cardamom) Recipe by Caroline Velik – she is also the food stylist for the book and when she signed her recipe suggested fig as a replacement YUM!!
Quince Paste recipe by Jeff Brady who I have met a few times now but still haven’t got him to sign his recipe in the book. He is a true foodie!!
Beef Stir Fry recipe by Dani Valent
Chilli Lime Crumb recipe by Sam Massari
Chlorophyll Paste recipe by Tom Cockerill and Green Smoothie recipe by Dani Valent
Crumpets recipe by Jeff Brady
Tomato Shot recipe by Lynette Macdonald I’ve met her a few time to but have not got her to sign her recipe, I’ve made it heaps & love it so much even if you just want to make the tapenade it’s great.
Peach Margarita recipe by Dani Valent
Pumpkin Soup with Virtual Bacon Dust is one of my favourite soup recipes, so creamy & decadent – recipe by George Calombaris
Duck Liver Parfait, Gingerbread Crumbs and Chocolate Foam – unbelievably awesome recipe by Kym Machin
Scallop Mousseline with Lemon Caper Sauce recipe by Willie Pike
Spelt Pizza recipe by Jo Whitton
Beetroot, Pomegranate and Pistachio Salad recipe by Troy Payne
Fig Tapioca Pudding – recipe by Troy Payne
Kirche Ganache – made with Black Raspberry liqueur instead – recipe by James Petrie
Blue Cheese Eclairs – recipe by Kirsten Tibballs
Honey Truffles and Earl grey tea Truffles – Recipe by Kirsten Tibballs
Smoky Peanut Mole recipe by Paul Wilson
Vegetable Tempura recipe by Jane Etherton