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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2012, 01:12:47 pm »
I actually love the stuffed chicken pockets but not the sauces in the recipe with it.

I've made a few of the desserts too the yeast dumplibgs with berry sauce was yummy

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2012, 04:58:46 pm »
Hi Bambi - what sauce do you like with the chicken?

Might give them a go sometime!

Sam  :)

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2012, 10:44:14 pm »
I actually don't serve a sauce with them. We eat them with mash that I cook under them while they steam and I put some veg around the chicken. Very tasty.

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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2012, 05:41:56 am »
Thanks Bambi! I think I'm going to try it with a parsley cheese sauce!  :D Will let you know how it goes!

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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2012, 08:45:40 am »
Thanks Bambi! I think I'm going to try it with a parsley cheese sauce!  :D Will let you know how it goes!
Oh that would be great!

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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2012, 12:57:54 pm »
Hi Bambi - it was great! I didn't have a recipe so just kinda made a custard without the sugar and added tonnes of parsley and cheese until I got a nice tasting sauce. THe cornflour thickened it and apart from looking a weird green colour 'cos the TMX chopped it ALL up  ;D it was a hit!

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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 01:33:31 am »
I bought this book as it is the monthly demo incentive and I am really disappointed in it. If consultants are trying to promote the varoma it should be with regular, interesting recipes. I am disappointed as I would use the varoma more for family meals than for dinner parties. i don't actually have dinner parties yet I cook every night for my family. Imagine serving the kids blue cheese flan!

Shoot me down for saying this but if I was doing a special dinner party it would be unlikely that I would be steaming something in a varoma. Great for all the people that do! Maybe I have it all wrong but I would imagine that the type of people who would be using the varoma the most are busy mums with families. I would like to see a steaming recipe book for everyday meals with everyday ingredients and I think it would be way more popular. I will be giving my copy of Full Steam Ahead to someone else!

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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 01:50:59 am »
Most people are disappointed with this book cowley.  Have you checked out any of the reviews.  Must admit I haven't done much out of it either but our all-in-one section should have recipes that are more appealing.
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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 02:02:39 am »
Yep ty. I have personally made some great recipes in the varoma. I am annoyed that I had to spend $40 on a book that is a waste of money.

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« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2013, 03:06:05 am »
I bought it recently for $25, so hopefully I can find some recipes that I like to make it worthwhile. Some of the recipes look nice, but I agree with the point above, about more everyday recipes being a better idea.

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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2013, 04:32:30 am »
There are some fantastic veroma recipes around like the ones on this site. I just love the veloute. It is scrummy. I was also given a marinaded beef stir fry and the meat is great in this. Come on Thermomix we want a family friendly varoma recipe book!

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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2013, 06:38:50 am »
Agreed. I don't even like the way it looks. To be honest I haven't bought any HO books for well over 12 months if not longer.
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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2014, 01:41:20 am »
This book came free when I bought my TM, and if anything reading through it turned me off the TM!  Gert, I think your review summed it up the best.  Lettuce soup? Cod in milk? Meat ring? Liver skewers? Perhaps these are considered top-notch dishes somewhere in the world, but not here in Canada, and it sounds like not in Australia either.  But maybe I'll give the stuffed cabbage a whirl. If I invited some adventurous friends (and liquored them up a bit) maybe I'd try the meat ring for a laugh.


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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2014, 01:46:28 am »
Not a much used book here in Australia Laura but there are quite a few reviews so perhaps you could check them out and you might find something from the list which appeals to you.  Meals from our all-in-one meals thread using the varoma probably has more recipes that suit you though.
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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 01:54:18 am »
Yes Judy the Varoma thread on here has been an inspiration! The "all in 1" aspect of the TM/varoma was a huge selling point for me. Makes this weirdo book even more of a disappointment but ah well, moving on to the winners!