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Recipe Requests / Re: Arnotts Cheese Shapes
« on: September 14, 2014, 06:47:50 am »
Astarra made your crackers today, very nice!

Recipe Requests / Re: Arnotts Cheese Shapes
« on: August 03, 2014, 10:42:34 pm »
Thank you so much!!!
And by the way, I'm sure any of your recipes will be far superior to Arnotts.

Recipe Requests / Arnotts Cheese Shapes
« on: August 02, 2014, 02:58:42 am »
Hello lovely thermomix gurus.  I haven't been here for the longest time I hope you're all good & mixing up some delights.
You know Arnotts Cheese Shapes? Hubby is addicted, and I can't look at them without eating a whole box. I know, terribly unhealthy!  But if someone has a recipe that is somewhat similar I would be so grateful. It might slow down my scoffing if I have to make them first. 

Bread / Re: no flour no knead seed bread
« on: April 13, 2013, 11:16:18 pm »
Hi Droverjess - not the first link - you won't need 'Colon Care' when you have this bread!  2nd link Psyllium Husks is exactly what you want.  Indian grocers or health food shops should have it.

Here in Australia it's in Woolies in the health food section, also in Chemist Warehouse.

Bread / Re: no flour no knead seed bread
« on: April 13, 2013, 05:10:33 am »
hello JD & ACW!!  it's been a while, lots of recipes I should try!  Psyllium  was something I didn't have on hand but found at my local fruit & veg. I used honey & olive oil and I reckon any seeds & nuts would do if you stick to similar quantities.   Size is small loaf pan.  Won't fool any child wanting a normal vegemite sandwich but its great on its own merits. 

Bread / no flour no knead seed bread
« on: April 13, 2013, 03:40:24 am »
1 cup / 135g sunflower seeds
cup / 90g flax seeds
cup / 65g hazelnuts or almonds
1 cups / 145g rolled oats
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
4 Tbsp. psyllium seed husks (3 Tbsp. if using psyllium husk powder)
1 tsp. fine grain sea salt (add tsp. if using coarse salt)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup (for sugar-free diets, use a pinch of stevia)
3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil or ghee
1 cups / 350ml water

Weigh all dry ingredients in TMX and turbo a couple of times to slightly chop the nuts & seeds, but you want them to mostly retain shape.
Add wet ingredients and mix. If not coming together add a touch more water. Might even find it easier to mix in a normal bowl with a spoon, or mix all in the loaf mould.
Press in lined loaf tin or silicon loaf mould. Let sit for at least 2 hours or longer. 
Preheat oven to 175*c
Bake 20 mins, remove from tin and bake upside down for another 40 mins.
Let cool then slice.
Delicious toasted.

Mix and match your seeds but psyllium is essential to expand and hold it all together in place of flour.
Original recipe and beautiful photos here.

Tips and Tricks / Cake tin size conversion calculator
« on: August 24, 2012, 07:56:46 am »
I found this converter while agonising over whether a recipe calling for a 20cm cake tin can be made using a larger loaf tin.  Maybe you are a sufficiently novice baker like me and might find this useful:

Soups / Cabbage miso soup
« on: August 20, 2012, 12:27:42 pm »
Name of Recipe: Cabbage miso soup
1 small green cabbage
1 celery stick
1 onion
1 carrot
2 garlic cloves
2tbsp miso paste  
Few drops sesame oil  

Put roughly cut veggies into the  *: Chop to quite small and fine about sp 5 (but don't pulverise them!), add water with stock concentrate until it fills to 2 litre mark.   Cook 20mins 100degrees reverse sp 2.  At the last minute add finely chopped garlic and the miso paste.  The miso should be incorporated with no lumps, sp 2 worked for me.  Add a few drops of sesame oil if you like.

My cabbage was very small, you probably don't want more than to fill up to 2 litre mark before chopping.I used brown barley miso.  It's a light soothing soup that makes me feel good. So easy in the TMX and just the thing to keep in the fridge for a snack or light meal.

I got the recipe from here:

Recipe Requests / Re: Healthy Sandwich Spread ideas please?
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:44:20 am »
Thanks for your replies.
Chookie do you mix them all together?  Sounds yum.
Vegemite & avo I'll have to try that.
JD have you tried the Not Margarine, I do have the book but haven't tried it.
Another nice blog to read Culidh thanks.

Recipe Requests / Healthy Sandwich Spread ideas please?
« on: August 12, 2012, 05:38:07 am »
Alternatives to butter or margarine for sandwiches or toast?  Preferably vegan no oil.  I can think of avocado, mustard, tahini, roasted pumpkin... what are your sandwich spread recipes?  Anything unique or obvious that you could share?

Sometimes nothing hits the spot like Vegemite with butter on toast - for the butter/marg avoiders have you found a Vegemite partner?

Thank you

Chit Chat / Re: Consultant sunshine coast
« on: August 09, 2012, 08:45:15 am »
I PM'd you my consultant's details.

Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: Recipe Review - playdough EDC
« on: July 07, 2012, 09:09:02 am »
This is great!  Can't believe I've never made playdough before.  I had a small birthday party to attend today, and it was the perfect homemade gift for the 2yo when the mother didn't want anyone making a fuss with lots of presents.  I made another batch for my kids when we got home, and brought out the pasta maker for some fun.  I took a tip off this forum and added a few drops of essential oils.

When I had my demos, there were lots of kids and slightly distracting in my tiny house.  I'm thinking if I were a demonstrator the first thing I'd do is make a batch of playdough to have the kids entertained while adults get down to the serious business of ooohing over powdered sugar.

Jams and Chutneys / Re: Orange Paste
« on: June 30, 2012, 01:56:34 am »
LucyLuu what do you eat it with, is similar consistency to quince paste?

Jams and Chutneys / Re: Orange Marmalade
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:40:06 am »
My kids love those sour lollies so I'm not surprised they love these sugared orange rinds.  I think lemon would be amazing too.  Nice treat without the weird chemicals.  I'm not a sweet tooth and as a rule don't buy the kids lollies (they somehow acquire them), when I taste one I'm taken aback with the ultra sweet fake chemical flavour.

So I dipped the sugared orange rind in dark almond chocolate and gave up after dipping half because I'm not patient with fiddly things and it's cold so the chocolate was hardening, so threw the rest of the strips in the chocolate and made a slab of orange almond chocolate and now I have a sore tummy because I ate too much!

Jams and Chutneys / Re: Orange Marmalade
« on: June 27, 2012, 04:15:51 am »
Hi ACW, didn't see your reply, I did the orangettes in the TMX after softening the skin on the stove.  They taste great but I'm not sure what the correct result should be.  Slightly soft or more crispy?  Mine are on the soft side after drying all night, but it is very wet here in SE Qld, I think drier air would help.  I'm yet to dip in chocolate and the little sugary orange strips keep disappearing.  A little time consuming but I love the idea of using up the skin that I would normally throw away.  Just the pith went in the bin as I had no need for a pith helmet  ;)

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