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Chit Chat / Re: Food Magazine Subscriptions
« on: April 28, 2012, 12:45:13 am »
The only magazine I subscribe to is Healthy Food Guide. I did have a lot of old Recipes+ and Super Food Ideas magazines, but I rarely looked at them. They were full of a lot of recipes I wouldn't cook without making extremely vast alterations. So I ripped out a few recipes, stuck them in a folder, and recycled the rest of the magazines.

I used to work in a newsagency, and at the end of each week/month/quarter when all the old magazines were pulled off the shelves and replaced with current editions, staff were allowed to take the old magazines home. I must say I was never impressed with Masterchef, Donna Hay, Gourmet Traveller, or a number of other foody magazines. I often threw them in the recycling without finishing them. Glad I didn't pay for them!

But I love my Healthy Food Guides. I read them cover-to-cover and then re-read them over and over again, reminding myself of all the little tips to make my cooking healthier. If you hadn't guessed already, I am very health-conscious ;)


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Drinks / Re: Winter Banana "Smoothie"
« on: April 27, 2012, 02:23:44 pm »
Oh dear JD! I don't think it would be quite the same without the banana... ;)

But that has got me thinking that it might be interesting to try with different fruits... I might experiment! :D

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Cookie1 I heard that if you keep chocolate on the top of the fridge the calories hate heights and they all jump off...guess where I keep my choccy stash!   ;D

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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I am loving the sound of a chocolate risotto, but that leads me to a dilemma...would I want to risk my last thermomix meal on something I'd never cooked before? I would be slightly annoyed if it didn't turn out right, or if it didn't suit my tastes.

THE PLOT THICKENS...

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Think I would make a batch of washing powder (cos thats not a meal)
Then a Cobb Loaf (cos thats not a meal)
Then I don't know...Delicious Vegetable Quiche with a salad on the side, and then I would pop over to chookies for some cream puffs - bellisimo!

I love your thinking CP ;D ;D ;D

Maybe we should make it a progressive dinner - that way we would be able to have a taste of everyones last meal.
THAT is a what I call a fantastic idea  ;)

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Salads / Re: Beetroot salad from EDC
« on: April 24, 2012, 01:19:45 pm »
I used to love this with steak and homemade chips ;D

Back when I ate chips. And steak, for that matter...

Always used to reduce the amount of onion though. I found it a bit overpowering.

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Very true Hally ;D

Has anyone ever tried chocolate porridge? ???

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Chit Chat / Re: Free 1 hour sessions at Perth City Library, WA
« on: April 24, 2012, 01:12:42 pm »
If I start walking now, I might make the last one!!! :D

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Drinks / Re: Winter Banana "Smoothie"
« on: April 24, 2012, 12:53:48 pm »
My pleasure JD! I did wonder if I should have put it in breakfasts... ???

I am just having a glass of water and realised there's an ant in it. How very rude >:(

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Drinks / Winter Banana "Smoothie"
« on: April 24, 2012, 12:42:06 pm »
Winter Banana Smoothie
Serves one

Ingredients:
20-30g oats
1 large banana, roughly chopped or broken
100g low-fat vanilla yoghurt
250ml skim milk
Extra flavourings as desired: vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon, LSA... you could even try some cocoa powder to make it chocolatey... ;)

Method:
1. Grind oats for 6 seconds/speed 8, or until desired consistency is achieved.
2. Add banana and yoghurt. Blend for 10 seconds/speed 4.
3. Add milk and cook for 7 minutes/70 degrees/speed 4.

Notes:
I love this "smoothie" on cold days. I never make it exactly the same but this is basically what I do. Sometimes I add more oats, cook it for longer, grind the oats more finely, or add more milk. Depends how I feel on the day :D

Below is a photo of one I made tonight. I put a small handful of blueberries in the bottom of my glass, and then poured the smoothie on top. Yum!

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Would this be like our last meal to be eaten?

Yep ;)

Well if it was indeed the last meal I would be making in it, I'd go out with a bang and do a steamed standing rib roast in the varoma with all the trimmings as I did on this page.

JD that looks absolutely Y-U-M-I-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!! Will definitely be having a go at that soon. Good thing I'm not losing my thermomix anytime soon ;)

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Chit Chat / If you could only cook one more meal in your thermomix...
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:37:46 am »
...what would it be?

I have often wondered what I would do without my thermomix. And I don't know why, but that led me to wonder how on earth I would decide what to cook if I were only able to cook one more meal.

I think I would go for good ol' porridge. I love the stuff, and it brings back many happy childhood memories.

But then again...

I do love chicken curry. And my salmon and spinach pasta. And mushroom risotto. And custard. And chicken and vegie soup. And smoothies. And...

Anyway. The point of this thread: what would you cook, and why?

 ;)

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I always use speed 4. It generates a good amount of steam because the water is going higher and faster. If you have TM on a very low speed, your food will cook a lot more sloooooowly :o

That has been my experience anyway ;)

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Cakes / Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« on: April 24, 2012, 12:28:59 am »
I'd definitely grease the cup Amy.

Thanks JD :) Just thought I'd check :D

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Chit Chat / Re: What are your Favourite Pizza Toppings
« on: April 23, 2012, 01:10:34 pm »
My top three pizza favourites would have to be...

1. Garlic prawn, green capsicum, onion, pineapple and mushroom.
2. Thinly sliced tomato, mushroom, tuna, tinned corn and red capsicum.
3. Sliced leftover vegetables (I like carrot, cauliflower and broccoli) topped with thin slices of tomato.

Yum yum, I want pizza now...

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