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Pear and Raspberry Bread

I had some pears in the fridge that I hadn’t eaten and some raspberries in the freezer so I thought I’d try a pear and raspberry bread.  I wanted to … 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

Egg Wrap with Smoked Salmon, Spinach and Tomato

When it comes to breakfast, toast and cereal have never really done it for me – and while a full cooked breakfast with the works is nice for the weekends, … Continue reading

January 27, 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

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

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

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

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

Irish Brown Bread

A friend of mine introduced me to Irish brown bread.  In one of his jobs, he had to bake six loaves a day so he could make it without a … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spaghetti Bolognaise (Version 2)

I’ve managed to get much more flavor out of version 2 of the spaghetti bolognaise recipe.  Sweating out the onions and garlic and then cooking the meat first have made … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stuffed Chicken Thighs (Version 1)

Here is my first attempt at stuffing chicken thighs and cooking them in the Varoma.  I love that the steaming keeps the meat nice and moist and that the stuffing … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mexican-Style Chicken Stew

Here’s a quick dish that I used to make on the stove, which I’ve converted for the Thermomix.  It’s a versatile dish that can be eaten on its own or … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment
























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