Lunchbox lessons

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog, Recipes | No Comments
Lunchbox lessons

A really bad thing happened in Term 4. The kids went to my parents for a school-night sleepover. What I was really looking forward to, more than the party I was going to, more than the minor sleep-in the next morning, was the fact that I’d get a day off the school lunches. My mum […]

Chicken Congee Thermomix recipe

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | No Comments
Chicken Congee Thermomix recipe

Congee is a simple, comforting Chinese rice porridge. It’s a very popular light meal in many parts of Asia, where it’s often served for breakfast or supper, with any number of additions, including tendon, tripe and pizzle. My version is offal free – don’t worry if you’re averse to spooky bits! I’ve eaten congee over the […]

Introducing Dani Valent Cooking!

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix news | No Comments
Introducing Dani Valent Cooking!

I’m so excited to announce my new Dani Valent Cooking website has arrived! Dani Valent Cooking is a mixture of my dishes, including some from my In the Mix cookbooks, plus videos with some of my favourite Thermomix cooks and chefs. There’s homely stuff, cheffy stuff and everything in between. I’ve shared 20 cooking videos to […]

Dani Valent Cooking website launching June 9!

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix, Thermomix news | No Comments
Dani Valent Cooking website launching June 9!

I’m so excited to announce the launch date for my new website is June 9 – woohoo! I can’t wait to share it with you. Dani Valent Cooking is a mixture of my dishes, including some from my In the Mix cookbooks, plus videos with some of my favourite Thermomix cooks and chefs. There’s homely stuff, cheffy stuff […]

Thermomix Steamed fish with quinoa, spinach and basil recipe

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | No Comments
Thermomix Steamed fish with quinoa, spinach and basil recipe

This healthy, tasty, gluten-free dinner is so easy in the Thermomix, using the steamer basket and Varoma steaming compartment to create a layered complete meal. Iridescent basil oil, gently warmed in the Thermomix, lifts this dish with colour and flavour. I’ve used dory fillet, but you can also use a small whole fish or other […]

Plum Syrup Cake recipe and video

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | 2 Comments
Plum Syrup Cake recipe and video

Not too sweet, and with wholesome almonds, this moist cake makes the most of seasonal plums. There are two plummy elements: a simple plum syrup (stirred through the batter and drizzled on top), plus the plum-studded cake itself. I make my cake in the Thermomix but there are traditional methods below too. Use other fruits when plums […]

Three Thermomix Dairy recipes – Butter, Ghee and Paneer

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | 4 Comments
Three Thermomix Dairy recipes – Butter, Ghee and Paneer

I recently hosted a Thermomix dairy demo as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s cool and creative cow hub, the Urban Dairy. Each year the festival turns Queensbridge Plaza into an unexpected food experience – last year it was a bakery, this year it was all things dairy, with all the soft-serve, cheese and parmigiano pasta […]

Chicken Lettuce Cups School Lunchbox recipe

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog, Thermomix | One Comment
Chicken Lettuce Cups School Lunchbox recipe

School Lunchbox Winner: Thermomix recipe by Dani Valent This picnicky version of sang choy bau is a school lunchbox winner. It’s healthy, crunchy and energising, not to mention gluten-free. This quantity will last two children for about three days (less if you sneak some for yourself). The chicken makes great sandwich filling, too. What’s your (or your kid’s) […]

Thermomix Peanut Butter Coleslaw

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | No Comments
Thermomix Peanut Butter Coleslaw

Salads made in the Thermomix are the best and jazzed up coleslaws are even better. There’s a Vietnamese angle to this peanut-loving recipe so add a handful of Vietnamese mint if you want to theme it even more. I haven’t bought peanut butter since I bought my Thermomix. I seek the best roasted, unsalted peanuts […]