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 – […]

Have you joined the ‘Thermomix cult’? Chatting Thermomix on 3AW’s A Moveable Feast

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix | 3 Comments
Have you joined the ‘Thermomix cult’? Chatting Thermomix on 3AW’s A Moveable Feast

I love chatting with Kate Stevenson and Ross Stevenson on 3AW’s A Moveable Feast radio show, so it was great to go in there this weekend to follow on from my recent ThermoMyth-busting article. Ross kicked off talkback with this nice little tease: “Have you joined the ‘Thermomix cult’? Do you own one; do you want one? Do you swear […]

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 […]

Quinces on ABC Afternoons + Pot-roasted Spiced Quinces recipe

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, News, Recipes, Thermomix | One Comment
Quinces on ABC Afternoons + Pot-roasted Spiced Quinces recipe

Quinces are just coming into season now: they are strange, hard, knobbly, furry fruits and rather unappealing at first glance. They do have a beautiful perfume though – and they’re cheap, around $3 a kilo. To me, they smell pink, which might sound strange, but makes more sense when they are cooked, because they turn […]

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 […]

My Own Tomato Festival

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | 12 Comments
My Own Tomato Festival

Late summer means beautiful tomatoes and I am buying, eating, cooking and preserving them like crazy! Seasonal eating was a major theme at last weekend’s Melbourne Tomato Festival, a glorious, sunny day of eating, drinking and celebrating Italian culture. I was honoured to be part of it (see below for the two dishes I demo’d). But first, a very basic […]

Bialys recipe for Thermomix

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | No Comments
Bialys recipe for Thermomix

Helene Meurer is known to the Thermomix world as SuperKitchenMachine thanks to her lively and informative blog superkitchenmachine.com. Her Onion Jam Flan was a big favourite from In the Mix 1 and this recipe has been just as popular. Bialys are a savoury bun, originating in Białystock, Poland, and brought to wider attention in New York […]

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) […]

Apricot and Almond Cake recipe for Thermomix

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Blog, Thermomix | One Comment
Apricot and Almond Cake recipe for Thermomix

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been inundated with apricots, which is a very nice problem to have. I’ve made jam, chutney, pie and simply steamed them for breakfast muesli topping. Oh, and I have also made many, many apricot cakes. I created this recipe and it was a huge hit – let me […]