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if we have to eat is now on Facebook

It’s time for some changes!  You can now also find if we have to eat on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ifwehavetoeat).  I’ve decided to mix things up a bit – I’m going to keep this … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchiladas

The Thermomix can play a big or a small part in preparing a meal. In this recipe, I’ve used it to make the sauce and steam the chicken. Get an … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oats, Cottage Cheese and Banana Pancakes

I’ve recently discovered that I like cottage cheese. As a child, the look of it was enough to turn me off – but a friend of mine recently introduced me to toast … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Cauliflower and White Bean Macaroni Cheese

When I was growing up, macaroni and cheese came out of a box and was bright orange. This wonderful invention was a staple in my childhood and university years and … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Moroccan-Inspired Lamb Stew

I went through many iterations of this recipe to get it right – much to the delight of my other half who has loved each attempt! Steaming the eggplant and … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vegetable Bolognaise

Here’s another vegetarian dish for the recipe collection.  In this one, I’ve cooked the pasta with the sauce in the Thermomix and I’ve also added lentils to make a more filling meal. … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Vegetable Korma

I’ve been trying to include more vegetarian dishes into our diet and here’s one of them. I’ve used the same spices as the chicken korma recipe but have substituted the … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Zucchini, Corn and Chickpea Fritters

I usually can’t go past zucchini and corn fritters when I see it on a menu, but they’re a pain to make at home because most recipes require you to … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I’ve always liked Brussel sprouts (as long as they’re weren’t boiled to death) – but I’m probably the exception to the rule. However, I have discovered that by roasting them, … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chicken and Vegetables with Leek and Mustard Sauce

I love all-in-one meals in the Thermomix and this one is has quickly become a favourite in the various iterations of testing. Chicken and vegetables are steamed in the Varoma … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beef and Vegetable Stew (Version 2)

Here’s a new version of the beef and vegetable stew with less tomato and a thicker sauce. I’ve also added a few more flavourings with parsley, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Orange Juice

There’s nothing quite like freshly squeezed orange juice – and not the stuff that comes out of those multi-purpose juicers. We have an orange tree in our back yard and … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crispy Skin Salmon with Broccoli and Peas

I realized recently that I’ve done this dish so many times on this blog, but have never posted the recipe, so here it is. This is probably one of the … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Chicken Korma with Vegetables

Chicken korma was the first Indian curry that I ever ate. I was a child at the time so understandably; my parents went for this creamy and mildly spiced dish. … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chicken, Sweet Corn and Egg Soup

I was sick this week, so I decided I’d try a chicken soup. Chicken and sweet corn soup is one of those great comfort dishes and I’ve gone slightly Asian-style … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meal Planning (w/c June 8, 2014)

It was a long weekend for us in Sydney, so a bit late with my posts this week. I’ve put up the chilli recipe from last week and I’m going … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chilli Con Carne

Growing up, I was never a big fan of kidney beans and their mushy texture so I have avoided this dish for a long time.  As I’ve started to use … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meal Planning (w/c June 1, 2014)

This week’s menu includes the most popular recipe on the site with over 1,900 views(!)  – pulled pork.  I’ve posted last week’s cottage pie recipe and I’ve also drafted a … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cottage Pie

I’ve finally gotten around to coming up with a Thermomix version for a cottage pie. This is a traditional beef one – but with sweet potato as a topping and … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 6 Comments
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