How to cook up a book

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix, Thermomix news | No Comments
How to cook up a book

As I’m in the middle of shooting my third cookbook, it reminded me of this article I wrote two years ago when my second book was released… Photo shoot prep time. Photo: Lavinia Clarke Creating my second cookbook was really hard work, especially for my neighbours, who received text messages such as ”Vodka cocktail testing now – […]

My Vegetarian Daughter’s Quick Sustaining Dinner

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | No Comments
My Vegetarian Daughter’s Quick Sustaining Dinner

I came up with this when Ruth, my 12-year-old vegetarian daughter, had a sausage sizzle after her soccer practice one day recently. Well, she doesn’t eat sausages, so I sent her along with a tub of this quick, sustaining dinner. She liked it so much she had it for her school lunch the next day, […]

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 […]

Ribs on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, News, Recipes | No Comments
Ribs on ABC Afternoons

Every month or so I visit the lovely Clare Bowditch at 774 ABC Melbourne to talk food. This week being the first week of winter, I decided we should chat about ribs, marvellous ribs, because they are such good, hearty comfort food. We also chatted about Neil Perry closing Rockpool in Sydney, other favourite winter dishes […]

Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup from Quirky Cooking

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, News, Recipes, Thermomix, Thermomix news | 10 Comments
Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup from Quirky Cooking

I’m a big fan of Jo Whitton, known to many as Quirky Cooking. Jo has shared her journey with food and wellness via her Quirky Cooking site and cookbook and the gorgeous book Life-Changing Food with co-author Fouad Kassab. Jo also has an online program, Quirky Cooking for Gut Health. She’s great! I don’t really have foods that I avoid – […]

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 Recipe: Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog, Thermomix | 6 Comments
Thermomix Recipe: Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

I’m not paleo, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free but this 20-minute dinner ticks all those boxes. Oh, it’s very tasty too. In fact, I’m really sorry I’ve sent my husband off with the leftovers. I didn’t activate the nuts but I guess you could! Raw cauliflower is blitzed in the Thermomix to form a kind of […]