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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

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

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, 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

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

Cashew Satay Sauce

The other half made a request for a satay sauce, so I’ve come up with the below recipe.  A quick search of satay sauces revealed lots of different techniques and … Continue reading

February 16, 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

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

Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

If you’ve ever been to a Mexican restaurant in North America, you will normally get at bowl of pico de gallo and corn chips to munch on as you look … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Asian-Style Steamed Fish with Asian Greens and Broccoli

One of my favourite fish dishes is a steamed fish with ginger, spring onion and soy sauce.  While you can also do this with a whole fish (and the fresher, … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meal for One: Fettuccini with Prawns, Snow Peas and Broccoli

I went through a stage of not eating pasta – because I got sick of tomato-based sauces and I didn’t want to go with a not-so-healthy cream sauces.  Then I … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cashew Nut Butter (Version 1)

I had a whole lot of cashews in my pantry so I thought I’d try a nut butter in the Thermomix.  There is a recipe for peanut butter in the … Continue reading

June 2, 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

Steamed Fish and Vegetables with Dijon and Lemon Sauce

I love steaming fish.  It keeps the fish moist and it’s really difficult to overcook it this way.  The cooking time depends on the thickness of the fish.  The fish … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment