Tick of Yum

Providing hints and tips on using your Thermy, suggestions and recipes - from a very happyily Thermomixed South Australian couple

Our Ticks of Yum

Chicken Carbonara (no eggs)

Posted by Bee & John on July 23, 2010 at 5:25 PM

This is the first of JOHN'S recipes - converted for Thermomix

This is YUM - one of my favourite meals AND doesn't taste any different for being in the Thermomix - in fact it tasted better (of course LOL)


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 150g lean bacon
  • 600g diced chicken leg or fillet
  • 150g of sliced mushrooms
  • 240g of pasta
  • 2 teaspoons of TMX stock 
  • 200g of cream
  • 1/2 ...
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Moroccan Lamb

Posted by Bee & John on July 17, 2010 at 6:18 PM

I was doing a really fun demo the other day, and one of our Thermomix purchasers was there.  She was telling me about a recipe that they do quite regularly.  Although she got it from taste.com, it was actually from a great recipe source... Thermomix Forum and thought up by "virgosandra".

well.... it is a HUGE winner.  What a magnificent, easy, fantastic meal!!  It is exotic...

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Chicken and Cashews

Posted by Bee & John on July 5, 2010 at 10:32 PM

I have been postponing this recipe - because 200g of chicken just didn't look enough.  But, and it sure surprised me, it certainly was!

Super easy and quick, although there is a mid step so it isn't a leave and pick up the kids from school recipe.

Steam the chicken in the Varoma - take out the rice and add the veggies, sprinkle with sesame oil and seasame seeds, add handful of cashews, steam some more.  Make the sauce, mix.


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Beef Rendang

Posted by Bee & John on July 2, 2010 at 7:00 PM

This is not really a recipe I would have tried if it wasn't for this website and my plan to go through all the recipes... however I thought I would give it a go.

Not being very adventurous when we go to an Indian restaurant (I usually order butter chicken) I didn't actually have any idea what this would taste like - but it didn't seem like (considering the ingredients) it would be difficult OR too spicy.

So.... what I did was use all the ingredients but onl...

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Hungarian Goulash

Posted by Bee & John on June 18, 2010 at 10:58 PM

I had been putting this recipe off.... the ingredient list looked WAY too long... but today I thought I would give it a go.

My advice?  Give it a go...... don't be put off by the list of ingredients - a long list of ingredients do NOT equal a long preparation time.  


The cloves of garlic and onion was chopped and sauting while I chopped up the meat. The meat was browning while I was collecting the spices and chopping the tomatoes - a...

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Pizza dough / Pizzas

Posted by Bee & John on June 14, 2010 at 12:49 AM

I made one batch of the pizza dough yesterday morning and then left it to rise.  

The recipe said not to let it over rise, and if it was going to be a while - pop it in the fridge to rise.  But trust me, our little kitchen was freezing yesterday morning (by Adelaide standards) - about 6oC overnight and we don't have central heating.  I went back to bed with a cuppa (thanks John... he makes the BEST coffee [probably tastes better because I don't have to make it...

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Tomato Sauce (Base for Pasta)

Posted by Bee & John on June 12, 2010 at 3:48 AM

I still had plenty of tomatoes left over from making the tomato "ketchup" recipe so i thought I'd try this.  (It also postponed me cleaning the bowl for another 30 minutes LOL - back to my book!)

To get all the ingredients into the bowl? 1 minute.  To blend, 1 minute - now it is cooking for 30 minutes.  That's it!  Even raw it was a very tasty mixture.    

It will be a fantastic base for baked pasta, lasagne, spaghetti sauce, g...

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Little shepherd pies

Posted by Bee & John on June 8, 2010 at 3:48 AM

We had some Beef Strog left - enough for one large serve, or two small ones.

I minced a few slices of bacon on 6 for a few seconds and then added a heaped teaspoon of corn flour and the leftover Beef Strog.  Again Speed 6, about 10-15 seconds.

I had already made one lot of shortcrust pastry and had rolled it out and cut out 8cm circles.  They weren't big enough really, but as the dough was a bit thick, I just squished them into the trays (Muffin p...

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Beef Stroganoff

Posted by Bee & John on June 8, 2010 at 3:20 AM

What can I say... beef strog is beef strog really.  The recipe is a nice one and very quickly made.

From starting to get the stuff together to cook, sautéing the onions, putting all the rest of the stuff in and setting it cooking, and putting everything away - then sit down with a coffee to wait until it's cooked.... 13 minutes.


Beef strips (we used rump) $10 

Mushies $2

spices - we had them :-), but I'm guessin...

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Pizza Rissoto

Posted by Bee & John on May 24, 2010 at 5:31 AM

We stepped out of our realm a little tonight... we used a recipe from the Super Kitchen Machine Blog - I have been dying to try it!!

In a word... Delish!!

I didn't follow the recipe completely....

I used low fat, South Australian Metwurst (Steimie - from Wayville Farmer's Market), some VERY lean short back bacon (3 eyes) a little bit of chi...

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Mushroom Risotto

Posted by Bee & John on May 18, 2010 at 4:45 AM

You know... I nearly forgot to put this here.  We do this meal for us, ALOT, and we do it at our demos too.

We put some sundried tomatoes in first, with the onion/garlic and chop it down a bit.  That puts a really lovely flavour through it.


HINT: At our very first demo, the host was keen on having some chicken with it.  Now it's easy, of course just to add some chopped raw chicken with the rice and just cook it......

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Mashed Potatoes

Posted by Bee & John on May 18, 2010 at 4:40 AM

I haven't actually done this... but I have eaten it - a LOT!  this is how John does his mashed potatoes now (new to my blog?  John does a lot of the cooking :-)  ) 

How easy is that!  (I think this may become my catch cry) 

Some potatoes, peeled and chopped, bit of milk, bit of cooking, bit of whipping - done.

The potatoes come out smooth and hot - just how I like it.

John uses only 500-600g ...

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Butter Chicken

Posted by Bee & John on May 18, 2010 at 4:27 AM

We're not often at an Indian restaurant, but I do love my butter chicken, I couldn't wait to try it.

First of all, we had to get all the spices - thought it would be expensive, but I bought 9 packets of spices at Central Market for less than $6 and then some cinnamon sticks.... I was off.

First of all, make the Garam Masala.  Now, I had never  heard of garam masalla before, and I have NEVER made a spice mix from scratch.  Couldn't have been e...

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Meatloaf (Varoma)

Posted by Bee & John on May 8, 2010 at 4:16 AM

Was really lovely... however there were some lessons learnt....


LESSON: don't use bought mince unless it is VERY lean (ours WAS lean and everything yummy... but can see that would have been a problem ie: greasy sauce) TMX ground mince, from good steak, would have been better. Bought mince is also finer in texture - slightly chunkier would have been better.

LESSON: and this is the REAL lesson... if the meat is not cooked and you put i...

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Chilli Con Carne

Posted by Bee & John on May 8, 2010 at 4:07 AM

5 Ticks of Yum

So easy :-)  Easier than normal actually... why? John made it for me LOL

dare I say yum? It does seem to be a bit repetitive.... yum, yum, yum...

When it is cooked, pop the Chilli Con Carne in the thermoserver to keep warm, then cook the rice. Specially nice! Why? The rice is cooked with chilli-con-carne flavoured water... AND cooking the rice, washes the sauce away LOL.

NOT FATTY at ALL if you make yo...

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