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I made a silverside and while the recipe itself smelled awesome in the kitchen (is the Breville crockpot recipe), the silverside (corned beef) came out a beautiful pink; could only be enjoyed by slicing it very finely; otherwise the meat was chewy.

I did not have to throw it out; as minimizing food wastage I am passionate about

Being a newbie, it is always great to ask for help and obtain first hand knowledge...

Thank you in advance with any suggestions and specific links will be appreciated too! :)

Cheers! Joanne

Condiments and Sauces / Sugarless Tomato Paste (with photo)
« on: September 29, 2013, 07:26:17 am »

Inspired by this recipe
Thermomix Tomato Paste - No Added Sugar

Sugarless variation coming soon via blog post by me

Is GREAT that in bringing things back to the basics, the Thermomix reinforces "A Life of Healthy" :)

Cheers! Joanne

Chit Chat / My Thermomix was delivered today!
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:55:45 am »
Don't know HOW honestly have lived without one, true!

Look forward to seeing and reading HEAPS more with it that I have previously done too!

Look forward to learning more each and every recipe.

I will be looking to convert some recipes which as a newbie, will need some guidance and help!


WHOO HOO! Are YOU as E-X-C-i-T-E-D as me? lol


Jams and Chutneys / Sugarless Strawberry Jam with Photo
« on: September 25, 2013, 02:08:39 am »
G'day! This is my first official post other than introducing myself.

I am now also officially a Thermomix owner and awaiting delivery! Exciting as can be!

We are all inspired by what we read and recipe is really an original...

...found one I liked online and adapted (no pecin/jam setta) for my particular food lifestyle...

DH said it was GREAT...him also enjoying was a bonus too...

Look forward to heaps more postings, sharing, asking questions, commenting on other people's posts from me! :)

Cheers! Joanne

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Taste Tandoori help?
« on: September 11, 2013, 03:38:26 am »
I have posted my question there, but all the ingredients are in the blender and need a quick reply if possible

As I am still learning, doesn't this need to be ground first before cooked?

Thank you!

birdsam wrote:Maddy the TMX calendar comes from Head Office or I guess your consulatant. I believe this years has just been released.
Here's the Tandoori mix for you.
2 cloves garlic
2 chillies (I only use 1)
1 onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
1cm fresh ginger, peeled
juice 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
cayenne to taste
pinch each of sumac and saffron
2 tablespoons paprika for colour
2 tablespoons tumeric
70g tomato paste
100g greek yogurt

Place all ingredients into bowl and saute 3 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 3. Leave to cool.
Add yoghurt and cook for 2 minutes on 100 on speed 1.

This in then ready to be used on chicken. I don't use it all in one go, and keep the rest in the fridge. I try to use the leftovers within a couple of weeks.

What to set? what to do? Thank you!

Curried Lentil Carrot Cashew Soup
750 grams carrot, cut in quarters
1200 grams water
120 grams red lentils thoroughly washed and drained
80 grams cashews, unsalted
2 tbsp TM vegetable stock concentrate
20 grams olive oil
1 large onion,cut in quarters
1 tbsp madras curry paste or red curry paste EDC
25 grams coriander leaves and stems
125 grams yoghurt
shredded coriander leaves for garnishing

Curried Lentil Carrot Cashew Soup

Place carrots into TM bowl and grate, 10 secs /speed 5
Add 1200g water and stock, bring to boil 12 mins / 1000/ speed 1.5
Add lentils and cook 8 mins / 1000 / speed 1.5
Set aside.
Chop onion 4 secs / speed 5
Scrape down, add 20g O/Oil and sauté 3 mins / Varoma / Soft / Reverse
Add cashews and curry paste and sauté 2 mins / Varoma / Soft / Reverse
Add carrot mixture and 25g coriander and mix together 10secs/ speed 5
Season to taste.
Blend in two batches each 1 min / speed 8 or 9
Garnish with yoghurt and shredded coriander

G'day! I tried to find a contact at her set; to no avail today

I have made this soup today is smells amazing; including making my own Curry Power too!

How to get the machine to 120 degrees?

I set for 100 and cooked for a little longer until the red lentils were done.

Anyone? Thank you!

Cheers! Joanne

Introduce Yourself / Newbie from South Australia
« on: August 14, 2013, 10:03:18 am »
G'day! I am VERY new to Thermomix but have been doing A LOT of research, have attended the WONDERFUL Cooking with Varoma (which I shared the experience on my blog)

I had my first Thermomix Play Date (which I also shared) and in September, I will be loaned a Thermomix to see what recipes I can make, create and back based on my specific food lifestyle.

I don't see a lot of recipes that use Xyltiol which is part of my food lifestyle. Stevia is way to sweet for me. Natvia does not break down in most recipes like the company's Xylitol I use.

I will be looking to learn more and sharing my experiences along the way, but would love to see if anyone here uses recipes made with Xylitol. I did see Jo uses it rarely.

I cannot use dates, figs, honey, agar agar as sweeteners. I limit white potato, rice, etc., so it should be a great challenge for me!

Cheers! Joanne

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