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Penne and Sausage (Version 2)

Here is version 2 of the penne and sausage recipe.  It is drier than the original with one less can of tomatoes which allows for a concentrated tomato flavour after … Continue reading

February 23, 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

Pork, Spinach and Mushroom Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Zucchini Ribbons

I wanted a recipe for a non-chicken dish and pork meatballs came to mind.  I’ve used mushrooms instead of breadcrumbs and the spinach adds colour and helps to keep the … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chicken and Vegetable Pie

I’ve been looking for ways to thicken sauces without flour or starch.  This recipe uses onions and cauliflower to make a thick sauce to hold the filling for my pie … Continue reading

February 2, 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 with Green Bean, Spinach and Cherry Tomato Salad

Here’s a quick salad recipe for a light lunch.  The chicken is steamed in the Varoma after being marinated in garlic and lemon juice.  Green beans are added to the … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stuffed Chicken Thighs (Version 2)

This is an updated version of the stuffed chicken thigh recipe.  I’ve done a couple of things to up the flavours in this dish – first, I cooked down the … Continue reading

January 19, 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

Lentil and Vegetable Curry

Every so often, I feel like making a vegetarian dish.  The trick though is to make one tasty enough that the other half doesn’t realize that there is no meat … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pork and Vegetable Dumplings

Dumplings have become a holiday tradition in our family and I usually end up making a couple of batches at the start of the holidays.  They freeze well so the … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Irish Stew

Despite spending a bit of time in Ireland, I’ve never actually eaten a lot of Irish stew (and definitely, have never cooked it) – but as I was thinking about … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

Lasagna (Version 1)

This is my first attempt at lasagna using the Thermomix to make the sauce.  I’ve used the bolognaise recipe as the basis for this lasagna, but I’ve found that while … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Japanese Chicken Curry (Version 2)

Here’s an updated version of the Japanese chicken curry recipe.  To make the sauce smoother than the original, the sauce ingredients have been processed for longer and at higher speeds. … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

Beef and Vegetable Stew

I remember having an “aha” moment when I realized that tomatoes are the key to a rich beef gravy in a stew.  In this recipe, I’ve packed in lots of … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Steamed Chicken with Ginger, Spring Onions and Oyster Sauce

It’s actually the sauce that makes this dish – with the chicken being the vehicle for absorbing the flavor.  Traditionally, the chicken would be cooked whole and chopped into pieces … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicken Burgers

Every so often, I get a hankering for a burger.  Now though, it tends to be without the bun.  This recipe is a chicken version using the same technique for … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment
























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