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Oat and Peanut Butter Cookies

Some recipes are so simple that a Thermomix isn’t required – though in this case, it did come in handy for measuring out the oats! These little cookies use only three … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Pork with Chimichurri Rub and Lentil Gravy

Sometimes a recipe idea just works and this one falls into that category. Pork steaks are topped with a mix of dried herbs and spices and steamed in the Varoma … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

Sweet Potato Bake

The act of baking potatoes with cheese is actually a more varied topic than you might think. The humble potato bake is also known as scalloped potatoes, potato gratin, gratin … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tomato, Bacon and Lentil Soup

One of our grocery chains does a tomato, bacon and lentil soup that we love, so I thought I’d try and recreate it in the Thermomix.  This is a filling … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Caramel Sauce

This caramel sauce uses honey instead of sugar to make it slightly healthier than the traditional alternatives. This recipe has been adapted for the Thermomix from the recipe on the … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lime, Garlic and Chilli Prawns and Vegetables

Welcome to my 101st post! I’m always looking for new things to steam in the Varoma and this time, I’ve chosen prawns.  This is a quick and easy meal to … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chicken and Vegetables with Miso Pesto

For anyone that’s been following my blog, you’ll see a lot of chicken recipes.  I like using chicken breasts as it’s a lean protein and it’s also easy to prepare … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ham, Egg and Spinach Cups

When looking for inspiration, browsing the Food and Drink board on Pinterest is one of my favourite things to do.  A few times now, I’ve seen bacon wrapped frittatas (e.g. … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Steamed Chicken with Mushroom Rice, Peas and Broccoli

I’ve had the idea for this recipe in my head for a while now and finally got a chance to put it down on paper.  This is an easy, all-in-one … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Basics: Steamed Chicken

Steaming chicken in the Thermomix is quick and easy and the chicken can be used in a variety of dishes.  Hot or cold – steamed chicken is a healthy alternative … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Honey Mustard Dressing

The main reason that I bought the Avoca Salads cookbook (Avoca Ltd, 2008) is for their Avoca French salad dressing recipe.  Avoca is a beautiful store and café in Dublin … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cauliflower Purée

A touch of butter makes this a lovely, rich purée – and a great accompaniment for fish or steak.  As usual, the Thermomix is ideal for this recipe because it … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are a great addition to any cheese board.  It’s so easy to cook them in the Thermomix that you can just make up a batch any time you … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 2 Comments