This is the Thermomix version of my Creamy Potato Salad from the Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook by Eloise Emmett.This recipe is very adaptable, you can use sweet potato instead or a combination or potatoes or veggies. In Tasmania we love our pink eye potatoes but you can use any potato you like, waxy potatoes work best for the salad recipe though. Tt can be dressed with natural yoghurt or homemade mayo (or a combo of the two) or a vinaigrette. You can change it up & serve it with crispy bacon pieces or smoked salmon & capers!! Endless possibilities!! YUM!!!
This recipe is very adaptable, you can use sweet potato instead or a combination it can be dressed with yoghurt or homemade mayo or vinaigrette served with crispy bacon or smoked salmon & capers!! Endless possibilities!!
Fresh herbs - parsley, dill & or mint
1 clove garlic (optional)
500g Boiling water
800g washed pink eye potatoes, cut into quaters
1 tbs dijon or seeded mustard
250g sour cream
salt & peper to taste
½ bunch spring onions & or chives, finely chopped
Place parsley and chosen herbs with garlic into into TM bowl and chop finely for 2 seconds on speed 7. Set aside.
Place water into TM bowl and place eggs into the simmering basket, potatoes into the Varoma dish. Set Varoma into position and steam at Varoma temperature for 15 minutes on speed 2. or until eggs are cooked to your liking. Place the eggs into a bowl of cold water to cool them down.Continue to steam the potatoes until they are cooked through. (The time will depend on the size of your potatoes)
Discard water and peel eggs. Remove and set aside to cool.
Place cooled potatoes into a bowl, with half the chopped fresh herbs, half the spring onions & or chives and add the mustard, sour cream, salt & pepper, mix together to evenly distribute. Place on a large serving platter. Cut eggs into wedges and add to platter. Sprinkle over remaining herbs & spring onions and or chives. Serve immediately.
What a fun morning we had at TAFE in the studio – I whipped up a batch of fresh pasta dough in the Thermomix (2 eggs & 200g flour, kneaded for 2 mins in the Thermomix) I got out the pasta machine & rolled it out. I wanted to try a different style of food photography – after getting my classmate to be a hand model – I decided I wanted my own “posh lady” hands in the shot instead & was very pleased with quite a few of the photos I got. After a bit of editing I will probably use this first shot for our end of year exhibition.
Now it would be extremely hard for me to choose my favourite meal of the day but I think it could be breakfast. I can eat almost anything for breakfast including soups & left over pizza (or breakfast pizza) or even a champagne breakfast for a special occasion or a very important photoshoot. Hands down the best breakfast I have ever had was Ellie’s crayfish with a smoked Tasmanian cheese sauce, a recipe for her upcoming Seafood Everyday Cookbook that she made for the photoshoot.
The 2nd place would have to be the most amazing buffet breakfast we had in South Africa at Thermofest. There was everything you could ever think of every type of egg, crispy or non crispy bacon, even oysters! (Scroll down through Billy Law’s post to get to the breakfast pictures :-))
I think I ate enough weetbix as a kid to never have to eat weetbix or cereal ever again, sometimes a nice crunchy homemade baked muesli with homemade yoghurt & fruit would be yummy, although I haven’t had that for a few years now!
A much more easier & exciting tasty option is CADA which stands for (fresh) coconut, apple dates & almonds, turbo a couple of times & serve with homemade yoghurt & fresh berries & cinnamon. There are too many more delicious things to eat for breakfast!
Also I love the all day breakfast – that fact that you could eat any breakfast item at any time of the day is very comforting!
Here are my favourite breakfasts that I love to make & eat regularly with the ingredients I have on hand, some are more suited to a weekend brunch.
Protein is ideal at breakfast to keep you full & provide energy for the rest of the day. My favourite breakfast proteins are eggs, smoked salmon or salmon rashers, bacon, chorizo or nuts and seeds.
Quick weekday breakfasts
Smoothies & juices – a quick & easy way to get something healthy into you before you head out the door & I always make enough for a traveller too 🙂
There are so many great recipes for smoothies & juices here are my own favourite recipes
Plus Jo from Quirky Cooking has some great smoothie & juice recipes & so does Teresa Cutter the Healthy Chef. You can just free style it too with your favourite nuts, seeds fruit & or veggies & some ice & liquid. For a great kick of green goodness see my post on making chlorophyll paste too.
Then of course there are the smoothie bowls like Dani Valent Cooking recipe for Matcha Smoothie Bowl.
Porridge is super easy & delicious plus it’s so versatile, I normally used the guided recipe on the chip & use all milk instead of milk & water – the best thing is it cooks & stirs while you are in the shower or getting ready for work/school. I love Ellie’s Apple, cinnamon & honey porridge. Adding any fruit or honey is a winner in my book – growing up we always had it served with milk, brown sugar & wheatgerm.
Steamed eggs or omelettes are amazing!! Another one where once it it ready to steam you can go off & get ready while Thermie cooks your breakfast.
Weekend breakfasts: I most certainly need to include the big breakfast; any of the following – eggs, toast or flatbread, avocado, bacon, salmon or chorizo, tomatoes, grilled homemade halloumi cheese, mushrooms & homemade baked beans. I also love steaming some garden greens to go with a hot breakfast – I grow silver beet & sometimes I will use spinach too.
The Thermomix poached eggs from the recipe chip are great especially if they are served with Thermomix made hollandaise – which can I just say is absolutely AMAZING!! I use the recipe on the recipe chip, it is so good with anything, I mainly serve it with eggs & salmon 🙂 Plus it is mazing with crayfish too!
I LOVE slow cooked eggs – it’s sounds crazy but it is amazing 60 degree eggs have the best texture ever they are cooked in their shell & then you crack them open to reveal perfectness!!
I just LOVE baked eggs too & this recipe from Jo Whitton for Huevos Rancheros is suitable to finish in the pan or oven & it’s so amazing!! I added Chorizo to this one & sometimes I add bacon to it.
Oh my goodness this post could go on forever, with other amazing breakfast you can make with the Thermomix- waffles,pancakes, crepes, bagels, croissants, crumpets (I use the In the Mix cookbook recipe), danish pastries. That’s without mentioning all the delicious breads you can make too!
It is my mission to keep updating this post with all the best breakfast options available for the best meal of the day! I will definitely be posting pics of the steamed breakfast baskets from the In the Mix Cookbook another favourite of mine too. So many breakfasts to eat & not enough time even with all day breakfasts!!