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Soups / Re: Yellow Squash Soup
« on: July 18, 2016, 06:32:05 am »
Thanks Denise and Cookie.
Yes, maybe even eggplant. They are all of similar texture and very subtle flavour. This soup was great for abundance of produce that I received recently. It grows well this time of year up here, and the yellow squash I got given was enormous, almost pumpkin sized! I should have taken a photo of it.

Soups / Yellow Squash Soup
« on: July 15, 2016, 01:48:31 pm »
Hi all!
The sumac is the winner in this recipe, it really give it a fresh tangy flavour.
I think this soup would also work well with zucchini.

Makes: 4 servings


    600g yellow squash, chopped
    2 cloves garlic
    20g olive oil
    600g chicken stock
    2 tsp sumac powder
    2 tsp salt
    1 tsp dried parsley (or handful of fresh)
    Fresh chives to serve, optional


    Add squash and garlic to Thermomix: 3 sec, speed 5
    Add olive oil : 7 min, varoma temp, speed 1 (MC off)
    Add remaining ingredients: 10 min, 100 deg, speed 1 (MC on)
    30 sec, speed 8 or until smooth


Adjust salt to suit taste, I used 2 tsp because I use homemade stock which isn't salty

Would work well with any type of stock (eg beef or vegetable)


Starters and Snacks / Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« on: April 11, 2016, 02:05:45 am »
Sounds lovely CUILIDH! Glad they worked out and you liked them.  :D

Starters and Snacks / Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« on: April 10, 2016, 07:56:49 am »
That's great Katj, yes I find I only need a couple. I'm the only one who eats these (as DH has separate chocky ones) so a batch will often last me a couple of weeks.

Starters and Snacks / Re: Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« on: April 03, 2016, 12:37:16 am »
Thanks Cookie and Denise

Hi Cookie, go with the tablespoon measure, my scales showed 10g when I added it. I'll adjust the recipe actually, thanks

I've found that the times I've used the scales for such a small measure it can easily be too sticky  :(

Starters and Snacks / Espresso Bites (bliss balls or squares)
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:01:28 pm »
These bliss balls or squares are a great snack with a coffee flavour, perfect for morning or arvo tea! The cacao nibs give these a wonderful crunchy texture.

Makes: Approx 25


    60g Medjool dates (approx 4)
    150g raw cashews
    80g walnuts
    2 tsp coffee powder
    20g cacao nibs
    1 tbsp water


    Add dates, nuts and coffee  to Thermomix: 5 sec, speed 8
    Add water and cacao nibs: 5 sec, speed 4
    Roll into balls or press into a small lined tray (silicone loaf pan is ideal, no need to line)
    Refrigerate until firm then slice into squares if using tray

- Photos available at:

Cakes / Hot Cross Biscuits / Cookies
« on: March 21, 2016, 11:37:25 am »
These are a delicious chewy cookie with the flavours of hot cross buns! A great alternative if you are looking for a wheat free, gluten free Easter treat this weekend.

Makes: Approx 20

200g raw almonds
A few strips of orange rind
90g currants
30g coconut oil
50g rapadura
1 egg
tsp baking powder
tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
Slivered almonds, approx 2 tbsp


- Preheat oven to 180C / 350F, line a baking tray
- Add almonds and orange rind to Thermomix : 10 sec, speed 9
- Add remaining ingredients : 10 sec, speed 4
- Spoon tablespoon sized balls onto tray and press down to flatten
- Top with slivered almonds to create crosses, push down
- Bake for 10 min or until browned
- Cool on the tray until they are firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack

Photos and notes: Please see:

Soups / Re: "Make and Go" Soup
« on: March 21, 2016, 11:33:57 am »
Thanks all, yes it's a really easy/good one for all types of variations using what you have on hand. I usually make this once a week.  :D

Soups / Re: "Make and Go" Soup
« on: March 19, 2016, 05:55:07 am »
That's great MAB19, thanks for the feedback  :D

Salads / Re: Kale Salad (Mix 'n Match)
« on: March 16, 2016, 12:24:36 am »
Thanks so much all  8)

Thermilover I love kale chips too, I normally find it a bit rough in texture raw, but Thermomix fixes that of course. Also great as a 'hand massaged' salad, you literally massage the leaves with dressing and it's really nice.

Cookie, have you tried it steamed? That's the probably easiest way to start with kale, it's sort of like spinach.

Salads / Kale Salad (Mix 'n Match)
« on: March 15, 2016, 07:39:24 am »
This is a versatile recipe that you can make your own, use the base recipe then add in your choice of extra's to make it a meal which can be different each time.

Makes: 2 as a meal, 4 as a side


Base Salad:

    100g carrot, sliced into 3cm disks
    80g kale (removed from main vein)
    1/2 orange, flesh only
    10g (1 tbsp) tamari
    2 tsp lemon or lime juice
    20g (1 tbsp) olive oil
    Fresh basil or other fresh herbs of choice

Optional Extras:

    Chopped cherry tomatoes, cucumber or other veg
    Cooked rice, quinoa or your favourite whole grain
    Feta or parmesan cheese
    Sliced boiled egg or cold meat


    Add all base salad ingredients to Thermomix : 2-4 sec, speed 5
    Serve with any optional extra's either stirred through the salad and/or arranged on top
    Refrigerate or keep in a cooler bag until ready to serve

PHOTOS & NOTES:  Please see:

Desserts / Re: Chocolate Gummy Snacks
« on: March 09, 2016, 07:53:08 am »
Yes sky is the limit with different flavours, pureed fruits, fruit juices (eg lemon/lime), different milks, chocolate, coffee etc. Must try my agar agar when I get a chance, I would also like to create a vegetarian option.

Desserts / Re: Chocolate Gummy Snacks
« on: March 08, 2016, 12:58:31 am »
Mmmm Thermilover, your "version" actually sounds really good !! hee hee  ;D

Desserts / Re: Chocolate Gummy Snacks
« on: March 08, 2016, 12:57:29 am »
Yes definitely Wonder, coconut sugar will work just the same. Any sugar will work actually. Let us know how you go!  :)

Bread / Re: Nutty Spelt Pizza Bases
« on: March 08, 2016, 12:55:32 am »
This one is a real thin and crispy one Cookie, especially when rolled out real thin  :D

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