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

Fragrant Chicken Broth (lemon/coconut)

Posted by Bee & John on November 11, 2014 at 4:05 AM

And last but not least for today - is the conversion of a Fasting Day / Low Calorie meal from the UK 5:2 website for use by a Thermomix -

Fragrant Chicken Broth, Thermomix version - as requested.

I've had a little twiddle with the ingredints (that sounds weird... but you know what I mean right?) and I have to say that it is VERY VERY delicious!!!! &...

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Hearty Bacon and Mushroom soup

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 ...

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Asian Soup Stock Concentrate

Posted by Bee & John on October 10, 2014 at 2:05 AM

Well... it's our first week into our 5:2 diet (info at the bottom of the page)... time will tell how long we continue it... but the first two fast days were fine for me!  I was very surprised that while I WAS'T eating.... I spent an inordinate amount of time talking about food and looking up recipes LOL

One recipe that caught my eye was an asian broth with poached chicken... looked amazing (and I was hungry so I was already imagining the taste.

So... w...

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Easy chicken noodle soup

Posted by Bee & John on December 22, 2011 at 10:10 PM

I have had SUCH a busy time of things lately... so busy that it was no surprise to John that I ended up getting relatively crook.

What do you feel like eating when you feel like (insert your favourite descriptor of feeling bad here)?  Chicken Soup of course.  

But... I was in a bit of a quandry... I had thown out my packets of chicken noodle soup mix AGES ago and hadnt missed them because of the fabulous soups you can make in the Thermomix.


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Prawn Bisque

Posted by Bee & John on November 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM

I almost had to invent a new "tick" category for this one!!  This is a SUPER dooper fancy pants recipe.... but it is also super dooper easy.

I didn't even know what a Bisque was until the other day.  I attended the super chef Andrew Fielke Thermomix cooking class recently and he gave out this recipe and showed us how to make it easily in the Thermomix.  Who would have thought that prawn shells can be s...

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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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Vietnamese Chicken Soup

Posted by Bee & John on April 11, 2011 at 7:49 AM

This is a fabulous and easy recipe from Nico Moreti's Cooking Passions cookbook (that has alot of Thermomix methods in it!)

Anyway - dead easy - takes a little while to make the broth/stock so allow that time.  The book says 4 litres.... but I only did 2 litres in the Thermomix... that was plenty!  I then just halved the other ingredients.

HINT: cook the chicken and the carrot chunks in th...

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Tomato real instant noodle soup

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 7:21 AM

This recipe is in the little "Lunchbox and after school ideas" which is a little ripper!

The "real-instant" noodle method intrigued me and I was dying to try it.  I did pause a bit because I'm not really a fan of tomato soup... but took one for the team (or the website) and made it just as the recipe said.

You know what?  It was delicious!  

For such a small list of ingredients... it made a HEAP!  2 litres!  Feel f...

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Chicken Stock

Posted by Bee & John on December 15, 2010 at 12:39 AM

This was so easy... and yum... AND useful!!  chicken, herbs, veggies, salt, boil, mince store!  that's it.  

1 Tsp into 500ml of water.  It is so nice, tasty and GOOD for you!  yum!

It came from the "My Way" cookbook.

Lettuce Soup

Posted by Bee & John on December 6, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Lettuce soup... I can almost hear you thinking about wartime recipes... depression recipes... Surely lettuce soup is just short of boiling old shoes for stock right?


I must admit I did this recipe as a bit of a joke... something to laugh about and then chuck out.  I had the lettuce and spring onions in the garden so it wasn't going to cost me anything but time...  But it was DELICIOUS!!  I wasn't prepared for it.  Y...

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Mushroom Soup

Posted by Bee & John on November 16, 2010 at 4:20 AM

John and I went for a drive on the weekend and ended up, as we usually do, at Protero Wines - they have the fabulous fruit and veggies and they are situated near Gumeracha (In the Adelaide Hills)

I have used their produce in my dishes before - this is where I got the yummy tomatoes and made the tomato sauce! - but this is the first time I used their RECIPE

Some fresh rosemary - to taste.  I used only tips, but about 10cm worth all up

1 garlic clo...

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Lover's Soup

Posted by Bee & John on October 29, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Guess what!  There will be a new cookbook coming out!  Yup - a yummy collection of recipes from around the world - called "travelling with thermomix"

At our team meeting this week, my "boss" (she hates it when I call her that LOL) cooked up one of the recipes - Lover's Soup.

Basically it was a carrot/ginger soup.

It was rich and colourful, looked thick but was not rich.  As friends and family may know, my favourite vegetable...

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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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Pumpkin Soup

Posted by Bee & John on August 22, 2010 at 3:05 AM

People might wonder why I haven't posted pumpkin soup before this... it's a basic right??  Well... it is, but if your husband doesn't like pumpkin........

Anyway, I had a fun delivery this week, which turned out to be a luncheon :-)  And Wendy made the pumpkin soup in the Thermomix.  As it was a Queensland blue pumpkin, we took the skin off, but left the seeds.  easy to make and absolutely delish!

It was a little creamy for me - not bein...

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Tomato Soup

Posted by Bee & John on June 14, 2010 at 12:39 AM

While I was in a Tomato mood.... I kept going and made some tomato soup.  I followed the recipe mostly (I didn't have any tomato paste so I put in some of the tomato "ketchup" that I had made)

It was nice.... but there was something I felt was missing with the soup.  It was tasty, it was nutritious, with the lentil beans, but I think it was more to do with my palate than the soup itself.  I was far too used to Heinz variety tomato soup and it just wasn't as to...

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Potato and Leek Soup

Posted by Bee & John on May 28, 2010 at 2:48 AM

This was easy - and very nice!  We haven't eaten it yet (drunk it?) but I have had a lovely big spoonful to try it.

Thinking I might do a costing of the recipes?  Give it a go anyway.

Potato - 30c

Onion - 30c

Leek - $1

Bacon - $1 (yup, I snuck some in)

So.. for $2.60 I have 4 times as much yummy soup, at much less than it would cost to buy, a tin of it.  AND I know what went in it.

HINT: a...

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