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Desserts / Chocolate icecream from recipe community
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:40:08 am »
This was the first icecream I made in my new ICM:

I substituted about 2/3rds of the dark chocolate with milk to use up an opened packet and it was lovely, perfect for the kids. Would like to try it with all dark choc, I imagine it would be decadently rich!
I like recipes that use whole eggs - already have a surplus of egg whites in the freezer!

Desserts / Strawberry icecream (egg free)
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:33:02 am »
I used this recipe for strawberry icecream, really delicious!

I mashed the strawberries in the TMX before mixing with the other ingredients. Made a half portion to fit in my icecream machine.

Chit Chat / My year with thermie
« on: December 12, 2012, 09:26:16 am »
I just realised that my first anniversary of owning a TMX passed over a week ago, I can't believe the year has gone so fast! It's also been just over a year since I joined this forum, and I'm so glad I did.
I want to thank all you forum members and especially our brilliant moderators for all your invaluable advice and wonderful recipes. Without you all I doubt I would have achieved half as much with thermie. From being a 'reluctant' cook, I now can't wait for my days off when I can get in the kitchen! I make my own bread, curry pastes, dips, sauces etc and the kids always have home made snacks in their lunch boxes. I never would have thought this was possible a year ago.
I've also started to save money (thanks H) despite having a few more tins & gadgets (thanks shopping thread), and I've had a lot of laughs. Oh - and I also have a surprise waiting for me under the Xmas tree!
Sorry to ramble on, just wanted to say a heart-felt thanks, and keep up the good work! 😘😘😘

Condiments and Sauces / Rogan Josh Paste - Jamie Oliver recipe
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:23:59 am »
Hi all, I used the recipe from Jamie Oliver's website to make rogan josh paste, there are other pastes listed as well so worth checking out:

Haven't used it yet, plan to make slow cooked lamb rogan josh over the weekend.

Makes about 1 cup of paste, could be doubled easily.


2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp black peppercorns
2 cloves garlic
thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger
75g roasted peppers from a jar
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp peanut oil
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 red chilli
1 bunch fresh coriander

Put cumin seeds, coriander seeds & peppercorns into bowl, roast for 5 mins Varoma temp speed1.
Let spices cool down a bit then blitz at speed 8 for 1-2 mins
Add rest of the ingredients and blend by turning dial to speed 10 for 1 min, scrape down and repeat if necessary

Starters and Snacks / Raw Carrot Dip
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:08:26 am »
This recipe came with my Aussie Farmers F&V delivery - from "Natural Naughties"

Name of Recipe: Raw Carrot Dip

4 carrots
45g olive oil
1-2 garlic cloves, depending on taste
a pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup natural cashews, soaked overnight & drained
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp ground cumin

Chuck everything in the bowl and chop at speed 5 for 3 secs. Scrape down bowl and blend by turning dial slowly up to 7, repeat until you have desired consistency.
Too easy!

Sorry no photo

The cashews give this dip a nice creamy consistency - the colour is a little less 'orange' than other carrot dips but still looks very pretty!

Recipe Requests / Ideas for Father's Day goodies?
« on: August 30, 2012, 01:15:13 am »
Hi all,
It's Father's day here in Victoria this Sunday - since my partner died when our kids were very young, we haven't celebrated father's day for about 5 years, but... I have been seeing a lovely man who the kids adore (I call him 'The Fella') so I was thinking of making him some goodies as a father's day present. The girls will be getting him something from the father's day stall at school (they are very excited about that), and we are taking him and his daughter out to lunch, but I thought it would be nice to make him something as well - I often send him home with a 'care package'!
He has a real sweet tooth, loves anything with chocolate in it! Any recipe suggestions? I was thinking rocky road, brownies, truffles, that sort of thing....

Hi all, I couldn't find a review for this so thought I may as well start one. Made this yesterday, needed to use up lemons and this recipes uses 3 so perfect for me. Delicious flavour, still a bit runny after being in the fridge overnight so not sure how it will go in a tart. The recipes states it makes 1 1/2 cups but mine was more like 2 1/2 so I think my lemons were a bit too juicy!
I'd give it 5/5 for flavour, 4/5 for consistency - probably due to too much lemon juice.

Chit Chat / Just felt the earth move
« on: June 19, 2012, 12:29:09 pm »
It was an EARTHQUAKE people! Keep your minds out of the gutter, sheesh! Seriously though, felt a big tremor here in Melbourne, very weird.

Tips and Tricks / Inserting links using tapatalk
« on: June 14, 2012, 01:09:04 am »
Just trying something
Ok - did this link work? If not, how do I do it please? And can I make it look pretty like Judy does  using tapatalk?

Tips and Tricks / Suggestions for pre-made pizza?
« on: June 13, 2012, 01:00:30 am »
Hi all, my DD is having some friends over for a slumber party this weekend and I'm trying to prepare as much as possible in advance. I want to serve mini pizzas & was wondering what would be the best method ie. Should I cook pizzas with toppings then freeze, freeze them uncooked, freeze pizza bases uncooked then add toppings on the day, or partly cook pizza bases then freeze?
As you can tell, I'm at a bit of a loss here 

Chit Chat / Chopped an onion last night!
« on: June 12, 2012, 01:17:46 am »
LOL - hardly breaking news I know, but it was the first time I've chopped an onion in 6 months! (since I've had my TMX). Then I couldn't find my garlic press - couldn't even REMEMBER what it looked like! Don't worry, thermie isn't broken, was busy boiling eggs for DD who is sick & needed comfort food.
Shows how quickly you adapt to having that extra pair of hands in the kitchen...

Chit Chat / What's your "Five"?
« on: May 29, 2012, 01:29:56 pm »
Those of us in Oz must all be aware of a certain supermarket chain's promotion of their loyalty program whereby customers can nominate 5 items which they will then get discounted every week (at least I think that's how it goes).
I haven't joined this program, but it's got me thinking: what would my 5 be now, & what was it before I had thermie?

Muesli bars
Sweet biscuits
Frozen Crumbed chicken or fish
Rice crackers

Sugar or flour (always running out of one or other)
Rice crackers
Baby spinach (have developed addiction)

I get milk & bread delivered, so that doesn't count, & I rarely buy the same type of meat 2 weeks in a row. I buy a lot of essentials e.g. toilet paper in bulk so don't buy weekly.
I still need rice crackers for lunch boxes, other than that my shopping habits have changed quite a bit - don't think I'd save much on my current "5".

So - which 5 weekly items would you choose?

Chit Chat / Is anyone watching Masterchef?
« on: May 10, 2012, 03:34:54 am »
Hi all, I know Masterchef has started this week but I haven't been watching it. I was addicted to it the last 2 seasons but I'm trying not to get sucked in this year!
Has anyone been watching it? Maybe I should just take a little peek......

Chit Chat / Saw TMX at the shops!
« on: April 22, 2012, 07:51:11 am »
I was at northland shopping mall in Melbourne yesterday & there was a thermomix stand there. Had a quick chat to the ladies manning the stand - unfortunately they couldn't demonstrate the TMX there, just talk to people about it. They said they'd had lots of attention - bet they would've had a lot more if they could have shown what it could do! Hopefully they got lots of bookings for demos....

Babies and Kids / Chicken & Corn Chowder - from Family Circle
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:09:03 am »
I'm posting this in the Kids' section because it's my 6yo's favourite, however it's fine for the whole family, if a little bland for grownups! Converted from Family Circle's Cooking - a Commonsense Guide (my bible).

Name of Recipe: Chicken & Corn Chowder
Number of People: 4 adults
2 x Chicken fillets, cut into pieces
20g butter
5 spring onions, roughly chopped
2 rashers bacon, roughly chopped
1-2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
450-500g potatoes, diced
2 cups/500ml chicken stock (sorry forgot to weigh)
1 1/2 cups milk (I think this equals 400g, forgot to weigh again!)
420g can creamed corn
700g water

Place water in TM bowl & chicken into simmering basket. Insert basket & cook 12-15 mins on 100/speed 3. You may need to stir chicken half way through to ensure it is cooked
Remove basket, drain TM bowl. Place chicken in bowl & shred 3-4 secs/Reverse/speed 4. Remove chicken & set aside.
In clean TM bowl, place onions,bacon & celery and chop 2-3 secs/speed 6.
Add butter and cook 3 mins Varoma temp/speed 1.
Add potatoes and cook 2 mins/Varoma temp/speed 1.
Add chicken stock, cook 15 mins 100/Reverse/speed soft, or until potatoes are tender
Add the shredded chicken, milk and creamed corn and heat through - struggled with this bit, took about 15 mins on 80/Reverse/Speed Soft I think?
Serve with cracked pepper

Tips/Hints: This is my first conversion so apologies if some of the instructions are a bit vague. I know there's other chicken & corn recipes on here but I'd be in Big Trouble if I messed with this recipe so had to convert!
You could of course cook the chicken any other way, or even use bbq chicken; I used Tenina's method but I've been asked NOT to shred the chicken next time - DD likes it chunky!

members' comments

bkmundt - Our almost 6 year old loved it, as did us adults. Thanks for the recipe. I added only 300 ml of milk and that was great for us. I like thicker soups!

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