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 Tikka

Posted by Bee & John on July 13, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I was at a client's place last week and while she was cutting my hair (multi-disciplined client - a great hairdresser when she isn't experimenting with her Thermy) she was telling me about when she made the Tikka sauce out of the Indian Cookbook.


She said it was dead easy and tasted fantastic - the only thing with it was that it made HEAPS - and she had already cut it down by half.


Of course the Tikka is a marinade, NOT the main meal, so it is designed to b...

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Cashew Chicken (Easy Indian cookbook)

Posted by Bee & John on June 15, 2011 at 3:44 AM

I saw this recipe and JUST had to try it!

It is actually very easy to do - I would definately make 1 change (see hints below) but it is minor and if forgotten, not a hassle :)


It is surprising how flavoursome and filling such a mild dish is!!


Basically - it is chicken with a few spices, but is not spicy, in a creamy cashew milk.


HINT: do NOT put in coriander seeds!  they don't break down and you are spitting out litt...

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Canelloni (WW style)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Thank you Karen for providing these converted recipes from your German Watching your Weight cookbook!

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Cannelloni

 

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tspn Olive Oil
  • 450g spinach
  • 100ml water
  • 125g Ricotta
  • 1 tblspn lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 125g prawns
  • 16 Canelloni tubes
  • 750g T...

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Vegetable Bolognaise (WW Style)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Thank you Karen for providing these converted recipes from your German Watching your Weight cookbook!

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Vegetable Bolognaise

2 portions = 1 point per portion

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 1 tspn veg oil
  • 2 carrots
  • 200g leek
  • 1 capsicum (red or yellow)
  • 200g tomato
  • 2 Tblspn tomato paste

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Chicken Satay

Posted by Bee & John on April 30, 2011 at 2:45 AM

This is a very different beast to the satay sauce.  First thing you will notice is that there are no peanuts in the sauce!  I hesitated with that point, but then thought I had best try myself a "proper" chicken satay.

Well I have to say (and I LOVE satay) that this is one of the best satay chicken's I have ever had.  It was delicious!

Easy peasy to make.  The "seasoning" part of the recipe was a bit confusing but realised that that mixture is something that is ...

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Osso Chooko

Posted by Bee & John on April 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I tried the Osso Bucco recipe recently, from the Meat Lover's cookbook.... YUMMO!!

I was SO fortunate in being given a huge bunch of basil from a wonderful host recently, so I wanted to try it again... but didn't have any veal.  So - why not use chicken I say!

I used skinless chicken leg fillets.  These are great for steaming, there is a litttttttttle bit of fat within the meat which helps keep it moist while steaming BUT doesn't give you any fatty juices for...

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Lamb Korma

Posted by Bee & John on April 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

This recipe is in the Meat Lover's Cookbook in Australia.

I delivered a thermomix to a lady who went straight to Lamb Korma.  I always help the new owner/s with cooking a meal, but they usually choose something a little more basic.  Nope - Guilia just took to the Thermomix like a pro and was cooking Lamb Korma from the first!  It smelt absolutely delicious so had to go home and try it too LOL.

This is a really, delicious, hearty meal!  It's like a tasty Indian ...

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Moroccan Spicy red lentil soup

Posted by Bee & John on April 12, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I make this quite often actually.  I would never even have tried it but for someone else giving it to me and I tried it to be polite.  YUM!

This recipe is in the Everyday Cookbook - the one you get with the Thermomix in Australia.

Why wouldn't I have tried it?  Well... not a major fan of tomato soup, and lentils?  Aren't they something the Hari Krishna's use??

Anyway, this is delicious!  And quick!  Don't like it spicy?  Don't put in the ch...

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Chicken and Bacon Rolls

Posted by Bee & John on April 11, 2011 at 8:23 AM

This recipe is from the Meat on the Menu cookbook.

It is proof that I didn't cook much before hand, that I didn't realise that what I was putting into the chicken rolls was stuffing, until it was already made and on the chicken.  Duh!

I hate stuffing.... LOL... although these were really lovely (but I will use a different filling next time!)

Super easy, really yummy!  

To be honest, I didn't think that they would have cooked in the time allotted for them to s...

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Mongolian Lamb

Posted by Bee & John on April 1, 2011 at 3:43 AM

This is a recipe from the Thermomix Meat On The Menu cookbook.

I normally cook the Morroccan lamb on the other side of the page and kept overlooking this recipe, however I kept thinking I had BETTER try it!

I was glad I looked at the recipe early, because you have to marinate the meat - so allow for that in your cooking.

It was a little different to any recipe I had tried so far, as the meat was marinated in sauces and an egg!  Yup, egg!

Then when it came to putti...

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Mongolian Lamb

Posted by Bee & John on April 1, 2011 at 3:40 AM

This is a recipe from the Thermomix Meat On The Menu cookbook.

I normally cook the Morroccan lamb on the other side of the page and kept overlooking this recipe, however I kept thinking I had BETTER try it!

I was glad I looked at the recipe early, because you have to marinate the meat - so allow for that in your cooking.

It was a little different to any recipe I had tried so far, as the meat was marinated in sauces and an egg!  Yup, egg!

Then when it came to putti...

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Johnny Pork

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

The name excapes me at the moment for the region this would be similar to... you know, Turkey / Morroccan -ish - SO... I've named it Johnny Pork - John will kill me when he sees it LOL


Of course people familiar with John and I know that HE is the cook.  I follow recipes.... he makes up recipes and just KNOWS what to do.  Here is another recipe he has made up.


Heat up the oven to 180oC


1-2 Pork Fillets (can use chicken)

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Bacon and Vegetable Slice

Posted by Bee & John on February 3, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Recipe from Thermomix Owner, Karen – THANKS Karen!!  I made this last night and it was delish!!


BACON AND VEGETABLE SLICE


This is a converted weight watchers recipe which is VERY versatile and tastes great, its especially good for those watching their weight. You can make it as one big slice, I have also made it in a friand, muffin and mini-meatloaf moulds. The individual servings freeze and reheat well, for a lunch on the go ...

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Onion Flan

Posted by Bee & John on February 3, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I was in Melbourne recently, and stayed with a friend who is quite a connoisseur - in fact she not only likes good food in melbourne, but regularly travels overseas and eats in some very good restaurants in Italy, France......


So, I was faced with a dilemma - what do I cook her in my thermomix??  I thought I would do potato and leek soup, fresh bread and Helene's Onio...

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Turkey Kofta Balls (and garlic sauce)

Posted by Bee & John on February 3, 2011 at 8:31 PM

This is from the new "Travelling with Thermomix" cookbook - which is just fantastic!  I did have mine for a few weeks..... but recently gave it to one of my hosts.  LOL - I miss it already.


It isn't (as I though originally) for caravaners and campers... but is packed full of international recipes :D  It is large hard cover book and a great gift idea - even if you buy it for yourself!  I don't think it is available yet, but will be very so...

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KuKu Paka (Chicken in coconut sauce)

Posted by Bee & John on December 15, 2010 at 1:22 AM

I probably would never have tried this if I hadn't been asked by one of my clients to pop over and help her hubby get over his fear of the thermomix.  (he cooked beautifully... I suspect it was more of a don't WANT to know how to use the Thermomix LOL)


Anyway... they decided to cook Kuku Paka.  As they were such a great bunch of people (another one of my clients had popped over also) that I ended up sitting down and enjoying the food right along with them.  Te...

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Lemon Spice rub

Posted by Bee & John on November 24, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Another of Annabelle Langbein's recipies I am now converting to the Thermomix :)


I am really enjoying her show... this is from someone who would rather have an girlie exam at the docs rather than watch cooks on TV!  There isn't an episode of hers that I haven't gone... "mmmm.... must try that!!"


This is from last Saturday's episode.  Hint - if you get a good Butcher to debone a lamb roast, it comes out flat and will cook evenly.  I used ...

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Dutch Croquettes (and variation)

Posted by Bee & John on October 25, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Well.... here I am about to pass on a family heirloom recipe.. but everyone should have a chance at enjoying this lovely meal :)


My Grandfather, was a butcher in holland (Valkenburg) and from what my mother tells me... sold 5,000 of his Croquettes every week.  Because it was such a pain to make for my mother or father (Both were butchers... and yes, I'm now married to one - no hope for me!!), two things happened.  


1- we made BIG batches (whi...

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Pork/Shrimp ball soup

Posted by Bee & John on September 6, 2010 at 1:36 AM

This is from the Meat on the Menu cookbook.


Easy - Delicious!  I know that I seem repetitive - but there is also one more thing I'm being.... honest!


Remember - my meal of choice before Thermomix was a Roast.  If you came to visit, you'd get a roast.  I have the gingerbread cake recipe too... but that was that.


Now I try anything - and what's more - the recipes from the cookbooks from Thermomix are fantastic!


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Risotto Apricot Chicken Style

Posted by Bee & John on August 22, 2010 at 3:10 AM

Another fabulous dish at that wonderfully fun luncheon after delivering a Thermomix to Wendy.


This was another dish I hadn't done before so I was very interested on how it shaped up - it was really nice.  The risotto was cooked perfectly, it was very tasty and easy like all of Thermomix risottos... however it was quite sweet - and I felt it was a little strange having a sweet risotto.  remember tho... these are my personal preferences and I am by NO means a chef or...

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