|Posted by Bee & John on October 31, 2014 at 2:40 AM|
Well... the journey John and i are on (the 5/2 diet) seems to be working well (3 kilos off for me in 3 kilos - john "isn't counting" but things are looser)... and what's more John is even more into it than me which is great for my morale!
John is home this week after hernia surgery and he is disgustingly healthy... although moving slower than normal (not mentally you understand!!). But... the good thing is, that he has had plenty of time for cooking and recipe hunting ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on April 24, 2014 at 8:25 PM|
What the heck is Fesenjan? I thought the same..... initially. Now it is one of the most fabulous, special (easy) meals that I have made! A special shout out to Helen who suggested I try it - thank you SO much!!
It is not a meal for the pressed-of-time people. This will take at least 2-3 hours and best made the night before eating (we ended up eating it 2 days after cooking) to really bring out the flavours. But fabulous if you want...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on April 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM|
If you don't know already (really? Why not?) my heritage is Dutch. We have some weird ideas. the Dutch.... Mayonaise with your hot chips (Devine!), Apple Sauce with every meal (fabulous) and pancakes, mini, flat, fat, sweet or savoury.
The First I do all the time. The second I can't convince John that it is worth trying. But the third is something I'veenjoyed making for ages... but not the savoury ones - until now!!
It's really very ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on March 17, 2014 at 7:40 PM|
Anne Wood, from Waikerie, was another happy consultant at our recent Thermomix conference in South Africa. Lucky for me, she was also my room mate. Even luckier, we got on very well, with similar tastes in food (and the amount of it LOL), shopping, music etc.
We were chatting about our favourite recipes, and she mentioned she had put her family's favourite,Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on February 6, 2014 at 2:20 AM|
Well... it had to happen, a brand new cookbook going "use me". "use me"... so I did.
How can you tell if you hav a good cookbook? Well... to me, it is making something that you LOVE to order at restaurants. If it is BETTER than what you would normally get from that restaurant? It's a great cookbook.... well maybe it's only a good recipe, but work with me here LOL
With that little test in mind, I decided to try the Satay Chicken and the Pea...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on August 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM|
Well.... aren't the "professional" chefs falling over themselves showing how much they love their Thermomix.... and I sure as heck love that!!!
Julie Gordon, the winner of Australia's first Masterchef competition, has come on board with this groovy little video for Chicken and Choritzo Stew
I heard about this for the first time a little while ago from head office, and then (shock!!!) forgot abo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on July 7, 2013 at 7:15 PM|
Can you cook Lamb Shanks in the thermomix? I didn't think so but thought I would find out whether they really WERE possible. (besides..... I get to show off the lovely Oval Themoserver which is July's "with purchase" and for any current owners who have a demo in July (2013).
The thing with Shanks is - they not only have to cook.... but get very tender and have that "fall apart" stickiness that makes them so very delicious! Could you get that with just a steamer?Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on October 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM|
Mini Chicken Pies
Fist of all... do they have to be mini - of course not! make a larger one, less pastry needed and less fiddly
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|Posted by Bee & John on August 14, 2012 at 9:10 PM|
I have heard about salt crusted chicken - saw the recipe in a Women's Weekly Cookbook MANY years ago... but hadn't tried it... been thinking about it though......
It just hit me the other day... I want to try it!!
What is it? Basically a dough with a very high salt content that bakes HARD over the meat, creating a locked in, spekky looking meal with the TENDERE...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on August 3, 2012 at 12:55 AM|
One thing I learned when I moved over to SA, was that while we are all Aussies, each state has it's very own take on things - ie: language! What I had enjoyed in Victoria - yummy Souvlaki's, served in Turkish Bread - were called Yiros here and served in soft pita breads. They're Kebabs elsewhere.... our own mini version of dialects.
What are they? Basically, cooked marinated meat, mixed with chopped tomatoes, cheese, garlic sauce and what ever takes your fancy (I...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on June 4, 2012 at 9:05 PM|
Well, finally... FINALLY... I made the Salami Fettuccine from the Everyday Cookbook. In my defence there are SO many fabulous recipes out there.... I just didn't get around to it
Well... the question is, of course, is HOW does it do the long fettuccine in the bowl? I'll put you out of your misery early on... it did it VERY well! Of Course!
I did change the recipe a tiny bit... I didn't have any fresh tomatoes so I used a tin of cho...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on April 17, 2012 at 5:25 PM|
Kerrie Farm Chicken Coating.... Why do it? FABULOUS!
Easy? weeeellllll.... not as in chuck it in and Bob's your Uncle type of recipe - you have to soak the chicken, make the seasoning and then fiddle a bit with the coating. But it certainly doesn't need any special skills and if you have already made the seasoning (It makes enough for about 3-5 meals depe...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on April 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM|
I received an emai/post for Tartiflette from Tenina.com the other day, and it sounded delicious!! but... It is a side dish and I was going to be busy that day and didn't have time to do the salad or another dish so I decided to have a play with the recipe and make it into a main meal.
DefinatelyRead Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on March 14, 2012 at 4:05 AM|
Ah.... Sausages in brown onion gravy. The ultimate in comfort food. Rich, tasty, filling and just darn YUM!!
Pre-Thermomix, this was one of my 6 recipes. That's right, I had 6 recipes. My girls didn't starve... but variety was something that happened in other people's houses.
The original recipe was from my cook book bible... the Women's Weekly Favourites book. Worn and weary after 20 odd years in my kitchen.
...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM|
Ever since I delivered a Thermomix to a client who wanted to make Pasties as their first meal (I stick around as a bit of a saftey net while they do their first dish) I have wanted to make them too. It is amazing how I'm not the size of a small whale (maybe I'm a tiny one already) with the recipes I want to make. I'm like a kid in a lolly shop, even after nearly 2 years, I see a recipe and I want to make it too!!
ANYWAY - Pasties. How easy!!!Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM|
I love Annabel Langbein's recipes. Why? Personally I am not a "flavours-must-balance make-it-look-pretty use-fancy-ingredients" cook I'm a "get something from my cupboard and make it taste good" cook. Annabel Langein's recipes are all down to earth, easy and tasty!
The only problem with her? She doesn't use a Thermomix - So I have converted this fab recipe from her book (Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on December 22, 2011 at 10:45 PM|
Everytime I deliver a thermomix to someone and they use the butter chicken recipe from the Everyday Cookbook as their first dish (I wait while they make their first dish and provide a safety net and advice if asked) I nearly always go home and make it! It is just SO delicious and something very fancy and special made so very easily.
Well!.... it happened again the other week and I immediately asked John to bring home some chicken (SO handy have a butcher in the family)...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on November 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM|
I was looking for a recipe to use up the prawns that I had left after I made the Bisque with the shells - because these prawns had been sitting in the freezer for WAY too long and had developed 3rd degree freezer burns, I was looking for a creamy sauce to hide the damage.
I used a combination of the Recipe Community recipe andRead Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on November 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM|
People are often surprised when I say I do my stir fried veggies in my Thermomix. Easy. Yum - er... actually not yum... DELICIOUS!
I think I might have mentioned my earlier preference for all things NOT vegetable? Well, done this way they are really lovely and tasty! Satisfies the inner herbevore!
It's easy too, which is a huge bonus. Chop some garlic, chop some ginger, saute, add veggies, cook a couple of minutes, add a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bee & John on September 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM|
What I love about the Australian Thermomix recipe website www.recipecommunity.com.au - is that you can put in a couple fo the ingredients you have and it comes up with recipes with those ingredients!!
I wanted something a little different so put in chicken, chilli, onion - and one of the recipes that came up was Syrian Chick...Read Full Post »