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Starters and Snacks / Re: Sweet & Spicy Carrot Hummus
« on: January 28, 2018, 08:24:17 am »
Thanks for trying it Cookie. Iím glad you liked it.
Your crackers look wonderful  :)

Starters and Snacks / Re: Sweet & Spicy Carrot Hummus
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:53:36 am »
Yes it is spicy Judy. The first time I made it I was a bit scared about the amount of sriracha in the recipe and I only put a tiny bit in. Then I tasted it and added more, tasted it and added more, until I was happy with the level of heat and spice. Perhaps do that, just in case you do think itís too spicy.

Richardís 13 year old nephew loved it and it wasnít too spicy for him.  You might like to add a touch more maple syrup if youíd like it a bit sweeter. Richard complains when savoury food is sweet, so I held back on the sweetness.

Starters and Snacks / Sweet & Spicy Carrot Hummus
« on: January 21, 2018, 01:00:21 am »
This has been my go-to dip lately.  Everyone I have offered it to loves it.
I adapted the recipe from a recipe on a blog called "Bowl of Delicious" and converted it to TMX.
Its nice as a dip, or in wraps with chicken and salad etc.

Sriracha is a popular spicy chilli sauce that can be purchased from most supermarkets.

Sweet & Spicy Carrot Hummus

2 small to medium carrots (approx 150g), roughly chopped
1 clove garlic
1 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
30mls olive oil
20mls lemon
10mls maple syrup, or more to taste
25mls Sriracha hot sauce, or more or less to taste
1 teaspoon cumin powder
Pinch of salt and pepper

Add carrots and garlic to TMX bowl, chop 5 seconds speed 6
Scrape down sides of bowl
Add all other ingredients except water
Blend 10 seconds speed 8
Scrape down sides of bowl
Add Ĺ to 1 tablespoon of water
Blend 10 seconds speed 8
Scrape down sides of bowl
Taste and adjust if necessary (add whatever you think is needed - more cumin, lemon juice, Sriracha, salt & pepper etc)
Add a tiny bit more water if the consistency is too thick
Blend 10 seconds speed 8
Garnish with sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and a drizzle of Sriracha

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: December 24, 2017, 08:27:30 am »
Hello everyone!

Itís nice to see you all still here cooking and posting away.
Popped in to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas from myself and Richard.  Eat, Drink and be Merry! Hope Santa brings you what you wish for.

Itís been a busy year, with work, life in general and moving Mum into a nursing home. Lucky for me I was able to get Mum into Wesley, which is a great nursing home and it means I get to catch up with Judy quite a lot.

Iím still cooking heaps and using my Thermieís.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow forum friends 😀❤️ xx

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: December 24, 2017, 08:21:30 am »
Tonight we are having some home made bread rolls from the freezer with some Xmas leg ham. Picked up the ham today from a local butcher, looking forward to trying it.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: June 15, 2017, 06:29:04 am »
Hi everyone  :)
I havenít posted for ages, as life is keeping me quite busy.  I still enjoy reading what everyone is up to.

On 1st May Mum went into a nursing home for 28 days respite.  Mumís age and her Parkinsonís disease, meant her living at home alone wasnít really an ongoing option.  She hated the nursing home at first, but after a while settled in ok.  The nursing home was close to me, but the room she had was very noisy (stuck right between the kitchen and a storeroom) and she had a shared bathroom.  After the 28 days respite, she could have become a permanent resident, but I made the decision to extend her respite, in the hope the nursing home could find her a better room.

It turned out to be a good decision, as a better room did become available, but not in that nursing home Ė but in Wesley House (where Judyís Mum and Geoff are).  Mum moved in last Thursday.  Her room is so much nicer and Wesley House is just wonderful, a lot better than the previous nursing home.  Mumís in a different wing than Judyís Mum and Geoff, but Judy has been going out of her way to help me and to help Mum settle in.  Thanks Judy  :D

Just need to sort out Mumís house now, and then hopefully I can return to cooking!  :)

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: March 28, 2017, 01:45:21 am »
Sounds nasty Astarra.  Hopefully everyone will be ok again soon.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: March 28, 2017, 01:44:31 am »
Luckily I didn't burn myself.  I always stand well back from the pressure cooker and use a long wooden spoon to move the value to release the pressure. 
The soup was mainly up the wall, on the bench top, floor and some on my clothes.

I'm scared of the stove top pressure cookers and I don't think I could use one of those.
Mine is an electric pressure cooker and it's very safe if used correctly.  It was user error for sure that saw the soup fly everywhere.

Cakes / Re: Macadamia Biscuits....alamost healthy!
« on: March 26, 2017, 05:37:02 am »
Looks like a nice recipe to try Cookie, thanks for posting it  :D

Desserts / Re: Lime Tart (FODMAP Friendly)
« on: March 26, 2017, 05:35:40 am »
That looks great Jamberie  :D

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: March 26, 2017, 05:34:47 am »
This morning I made pea & ham soup in my pressure cooker using the ham bone I froze after Xmas.

I had a bit of a disaster, I must have over-filled the pressure cooker a wee bit and once it finished cooking I released the pressure straight away instead of leaving it awhile to reduce pressure on it's on.  I ended up with soup everywhere, including on me and right up the wall.  Took me ages to clean up.  I shouldn't be so inpatient!  :-))

A big thank you to TMX HO for supplying the prizes and a big thank you to Judy for organising the competition and for paying for the postage.
Magic Bean Cake is a favourite recipe of mine.  My MIL is gluten free and magic bean cake is a quick and easy chocolate cake I can whip up for her.  Best thing is everyone seems to enjoy this cake, not just those who eat a gluten free diet.

I've made this recipe for many occasions, including my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary party.  They had a normal celebration cake ordered from a bakery and I supplied the GF alternative, making a huge square cake decorated with fresh cream and strawberries.

My photo is my MIL birthday cake from a few years ago - I think I need to remember less is more when it comes to cake decorating!

Starters and Snacks / Re: Zucchini Tots
« on: March 26, 2017, 05:24:24 am »
They look lovely Judy.

No occasion at my place is complete without bread! 

Chookies Plain White Rolls (No Fuss) recipe is an easy versatile recipe which I love.  It the first bread recipe I had success with when I first bought my TMX years ago.   A few dismal bread failures using recipes from the original EDC almost put me off bread making, but Chookies ďno fussĒ recipe gave me hope I could be a bread maker.

I love how this recipe is so adaptable and you can use any sort of flour, seeds etc that you like to make different sorts of bread from the base recipe.

Here's a photo of when I made a bread "wreath" for Xmas.  Not perfect, but everyone enjoyed love the taste.

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: March 08, 2017, 12:43:49 am »
Chookie that is great news about Cherokee.
I have my fingers and toes crossed it all goes smoothly  :D

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