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Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Meal Planning (w/c May 26, 2013)

It was a busy week and the weekend has been no different!  I’m always looking for different ways to speed up the weekend cooking.  One way is to have one … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicken Meatballs with Vegetable Ragout

The first time I used the Thermomix to steam meat was for the Vietnamese meatball recipe on the Thermomix Recipe Community.  I’ve used this as inspiration for this Italian-style meatball … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicken Curry

A while ago, I made a batch of the Red Curry Paste from the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook and I wanted to use some of it up this week.  I’ve tried … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meal Planning (w/c May 19, 2013)

Here’s this week’s meal plan. The soup is an easy meal to make for lunches and I made the red curry paste from the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook a while ago, … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broccoli and Potato Soup

My parents used to own a sandwich store in a busy downtown office building.  We used to hang out there over the school holidays and I remember a delicious cream … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Penne and Sausage

When I was in university, the cafeteria made a dish that soon became a favourite – rigatoni and sausage.  In fact, it was my first exposure to that wonderful group … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Simple Stir-Fry

There are no strict rules for stir fry – at least not the way that I make them.  I usually free pour on the marinade so don’t worry about being … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meal Planner (w/c May 12, 2013)

I wanted quick and easy recipes this week so I could have enough time to write up the blog posts!  Last week, I didn’t get a chance to make the … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicken, Spinach, Pea and Broccoli Risotto

This is the first risotto I’ve attempted in the Thermomix.  Whenever I’ve made risotto on the stove, I always try to pack a lot of vegetables into it – and … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

Baked Beans

Baked beans are great for breakfast – filling and a serve of vegetables too.  Canned beans are convenient, but full of salt and sugar.  I looked at a lot of … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Crispy Skin Salmon with Cabbage and Onion

Pan-frying the salmon after steaming gives the skin a nice crisp finish while keeping the fish moist.  The cabbage side gives you enough flavor and moisture that you don’t need … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tofu, Eggplant and Pork Mince Stir-Fry

This recipe is a combination of two favourites of mine – ma po tofu and braised eggplant – but without the spice (as the other half can’t take the heat!)  … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dry Fried Green Beans

I first remember eating beans cooked this way at Billy Kwong’s restaurant in Surry Hills.  Hers were tossed in a miso sauce, but since I cook these as a side … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meal Planner (w/c May 5, 2013)

It’s been a busy weekend, so the meal plan for this week aims to keep the make-ahead cooking as quick and easy as possible.  For dinner, I’ve got a few … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup

My first attempt at soup in the Thermomix worked out so well, that I thought I’d make another one.  A lot of creamed soup recipes include flour, butter or cream … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mini Zucchini and Haloumi Frittatas

Frittatas are great for taking to work for breakfast.  They’re easy to make and look impressive too! Makes 12 Ingredients 3 zucchini, chopped into 3cm pieces 250g haloumi, cut into … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Steamed Chicken and Sausage Rice

I adapted this recipe for the Thermomix from the book The Food of China: A Journey for Food Lovers by Deh-Ta Hsiung and Nina Simonds.  When I was testing it … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment