Saturday, 21 October 2017

Thermomix Foodie Cooking Experiences

Hello Everyone. This year I will be doing 2 cooking experiences. The first one on Sunday October 29th at 2:00 p.m. at my home. I will be using my Thermomix TM5 machine to show you. Lemonaide, Onion Focaccia Bread, Pumpkin Soup, Coleslaw and Fruit Sorbet.  It takes approx. 90 minutes and is ideal for beginners. Everyone is welcome however class size is limited. Let me know A.S.A.P. There is no charge for this class.

The second cooking class will be on Sunday November 26th at 2:00 p.m. and will be on gifts to make with a fee of $25.00 per course.I will make a moc Baileys, Walnut and Brie Shortbread, Almond Addiction, Obatzer (Camenbert Dip) and a Christmas Stollen.  This should take approx. 2 hours.Also limited class size and let me know A.S.A.P.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Vegan Queso Recipe from the Urban Vegetarian

I got invited to the Que Pasa Factory where I met Desiree Nielsen who is on the gusto T.V channel as The Urban Vegetarian. She demonstrated this queso dip with Que Pasa's organic tortilla chips.  It tasted really great so I decided to make it in the Thermomix to save a lot of time and clean up. Her original recipe is listed above. It's really got a great zing to it!  I really like the Que Pasa tortilla chips as they are non GMO, organic and gluten free.

3T extra virgin olive oil, (I used 30g)
1 onion (100g)
2 carrots (150g)
2 cloves garlic (I used 3)
1 Cup soy milk (250g)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin ( I used whole seeds and ground them up as I didn't have ground cumin)
1/2 tsp salt
1T tomato paste
2 T fresh lemon (Juice of 1 large lemon)
1/2 C nutritional yeast (45g)
1 T Dijon mustard
1/4 cup pickled jalapenos (50g)
1 tsp pickling liquid from jalapenos (20g)

Add carrots, garlic, onion and cumin and chop 5 sec/speed6
Scrape down
Add olive oil
Saute 5 mins/Varoma/speed 2
Add all other ingredients and cook 3 mins/Varoma/speed2
Blend gradually turning up to speed 10 for 30sec-1minute.
Serve over tortillas. YUMMMY!!!!!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Pea soup in Thermomix

This is a super easy healthy soup to make in 9 minutes. It has a fantastic colour and it can be eaten hot or cold. You can jazz it up adding different spices too. I served it with a minted olive oil. Pea soup is a favourite among Brits. It is still nutritious as the peas aren't cooked to death.

1 onion
10 g olive oil
400g frozen peas
400g water
1 T veggie soup stock (homemade)
Black pepper and salt to taste
Add onion chop 8 sec/speed 10.
Scrape down.
Add olive oil and saute 3minutes VAROMA/speed 1
Add peas and water saute Cook 9 minutes/VAROMA/speed 1
Blend 30 seconds gradually increasing speed to 8,
Adjust seasonings.
Serve hot or cold.
Serve with mint oil or yogurt.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Vegetarian Pate in Thermomix

My daughter told me that she will be a vegan from now on.  I told her that she had to pay attention to her diet and eat wholesome food. This pate is high in protein and can be used as a sandwich spread or a dip.  It tastes really good.  I got the recipe from the German Thermomix group that I belong to.  They call it vegetarian liver sausage. It is really quick to make too.

200g sunflower seeds
100g onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp herb de Provence
100g water (1 MC)
1 tsp homemade veggie stock
20g olive oil

Add onion and garlic, speed 10/4 sec.
Add olive oil and saute 3 minutes/Varoma
Add sunflower seeds, water, salt,and veggie stock puree 5-10 sec/speed 7
Done, Serve with veggie sticks, crackers or make a sandwich.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Steamed Lemon Cake Thermomix

This is a great way to bake without turning on your oven. Especially if it's hot outside. It makes the cake really moist too. Fabulous! My husband complains that I never bake.  Here goes. This recipe is from Fabulous Flavour on Every Level Cookbook. Page 236.  This cake is also not overly sweet which I really like. I did not add a chocolate glaze. You do need a metal baking tin.

150g butter
180g sugar
1 organic lemon zest and juice
3 eggs
20g milk
180g flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1400g water

-Grease a metal baking pan that fits into varoma. Careful not to obstruct holes. I put 2 chopsticks underneath the bowl so that the steam will go around the metal bowl.
-Place sugar and lemon zest into bowl 30 sec/speed 10
-Scrape down
-Add butter, eggs, milk, lemon juice, flour,baking powder,salt and mix 30 sec/speed 5
- Transfer to tin and cover with heat resistant plastic wrap.
-Place water in mixing bowl and steam 70 minutes/VAROMA/speed 1
Let cool and enjoy with fresh fruit or whipping cream.
 Place metal pan it Varoma and steam.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Ciabatta Buns Thermomix

These are super easy and economical to make yourself.  I find bakeries seem to charge a lot for them. It's quick to make them yourself. This recipe is from the German baking book on page 240. Das Back Buch.

20g Olive oil
300g water
20 dried yeast
500g all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt ( I used a mixed herb and salt blend)

Grease baking pan with olive oil on parchment paper.
Water and yeast 2min/37C/speed 2
Add Flour, oil, salt
3mins/DOUGH mode
Let rise in a warm spot 20 minutes
Shape into a oblong form and cut into 8
Dust with flour.
Bake 15-20 minutes 250C or 375 F.

 They smell delicious and are easy to do for a fraction of the price from a bakery. You also know what went in to them. YUMMMY!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup (Detox)

I swore I was never going to make this soup again but unfortunately I had a cabbage staring at me in the fridge.  Also since I have put on extra pounds from all the beer drinking due to hot weather. Hmm. I thought I would try it again but this time in my Thermomix.  Well I have to say it tasted pretty good. Even better then I remembered.

150g-200g Cabbage
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 onion
1 T olive oil
250g mixed vegetables (I used, beet, beans and peppers)
1T Italian seasoning
1 T Veggie stock paste (homemade is best)
1T lemon juice
1T tomato paste ( I used leftover curry ketchup, homemade)
salt and pepper to taste
750-800g water (watch your max level)

Add onions and garlic, Chop 3 sec/speed 10
 Scrape down
Add olive oil and saute 3 min/Varoma/speed 1-2
Add all other ingredients except water and blend 3 sec/speed 10
There should still be some texture to veggies
Add water and saute 20-25 minutes Varoma/speed 2
Check seasonings and serve.
Yummy, healthy!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Thermomix Basil Icecream

My friend in Germany told me about this a couple of years ago.  She was having a dinner party and made this for dessert. She told me that I needed to try it as it was really delicious. I am not big on desserts so it has taken me a while. Boy was I missing out.  It is really fantastic and refreshing.  Something totally different. Now with Basil being in season, I will be making it a lot.  I have also added it to my cook key so it's dead easy.YUM.

10-12 Basil leaves
1/4 lemon peel
150g sugar
250g whipping cream
150g yogurt
15g milk
Place Basil, lemon peel and sugar 10sec/speed 10
Scrape down
10 sec/speed 10
Scrape down
Add cream, yogurt 2 mins/50C/speed 3
Freeze in flat container minimum 4 hours
Cut into cubes and place in Thermomix adding 15g milk
Blend 10sec/speed 6
Serve immediately!
Garnish with basil or mint leaf.