Zucchini Flowers

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in Blog, Recipes | 2 Comments
Zucchini Flowers

They’re not around for long so I’m always excited to see zucchini flowers at the market or fruit shop. Buy them if you see them! And if you’re growing zucchini, pluck some when they’re at this stage – before they turn into baseball-bat-sized monsters. They’re not hard to prepare. My favourite way is to stuff […]

11 delicious no-cook plates to bring to a party

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
11 delicious no-cook plates to bring to a party

It’s on. That party, the picnic, that “we have to catch up” get together. Yes, you’re looking forward to it – except for one thing. There’s that scary question you have to ask: “What can I bring?” There’s a danger that they won’t say, “Bring a few beers or some wine.” What if they say, […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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’s journey with food and wellness, shared on her Quirky Cooking blog and in her Thermomix cookbook, has been inspiring and helpful to many people dealing with food intolerances and allergies. Jo has now expanded her sharing with a new program, Quirky Cooking for Gut Health. I don’t […]

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 […]

Chilli cherry ripe recipe

Posted on May 18, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | No Comments
Chilli cherry ripe recipe

My love affair with dark chocolate and especially –  Chilli Cherry Ripe I read every article that tells me dark chocolate and red wine are good for me – it’s great to be affirmed in my life choices 😉 I was already a serious Thermo-fan when I realised I could do chocolate work in it. That new […]