Chinese pork spare ribs

Ingredients 2 pork rib racks (with 10 ribs per rack) 40 g olive oil 1 onion, cut in half 30 g tomato paste 30 g soy sauce 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 40 g Maple syrup 1 cm piece of ginger Method Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a tray with baking paper Place…

Easy Thermomix Chilli

Ingredients 1 brown onion, halved 2 cloves garlic 1 red capsicum, quartered 20 grams olive oil 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons Ground Coriander 2 teaspoons sweet paprika, ground pinch dried chilli flakes 500 grams Beef mince 400g can kidney beans, rinsed, drained 400g can tomato soup Guacamole 1 avocado Juice of 1 lime Salt…

Shakshuka (North African dish)

Ingredients 1 teaspoon paprika, smoked or sweet 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 3 Garlic cloves, peeled (whole) 1 medium onion, peeled & halved 30g olive oil 500 g ripe tomatoes, diced 30 g tomato paste 10 g honey 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 1 tin of borlotti beans,…

Baked piri-piri fish with crushed potatoes

Ingredients 600g small new potatoes 2 red peppers, cut into chunky pieces Olive oil Salt, pepper and dried herbs like thyme for seasoning 4 large fillets of white fish, skinless and boneless Salad leaves Lemon wedges Piri-piri sauce 6 hot pickled Peppadew peppers 1 tsp chilli flakes 2 garlic cloves Juice and zest of 1…

Mushroom risotto with blue cheese and pear salad

Risotto 1 eschallot or 1/2 brown onion 40g butter 40g olive oil 320g risotto rice 60g dry white wine 1-2 tbsp vegetable stock paste 250g portobello mushrooms (large ones) 720g water Parmesan cheese Risotto method Follow recipe on the Thermomix Basic Cookbook chip   Salad 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon…

Blue cheese and pear salad

This recipe is adapted from here and makes a perfect side salad for pasta. We purchased fresh mushroom ravioli and aubergine sauce to accompany the salad. It was absolutely delicious!! Ingredients 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard Salt and pepper Baby spinach leaves 2 ripe…

Sweet potato rosti salad with pork chops

    This dish is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe and turned into a main meal. The different ingredients and flavours seem odd but all together are really delicious. Ingredients 600g sweet potato 3 carrots ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard Juice of ½ a lemon Olive oil 100g frozen peas 100g baby spinach 4 large…

Indian Spiced Chicken Thigh

  A fair number of recipes I end up modifying just for our personal tastes and cooking style, also modifying them to utilise our Thermomix. However this Jamie Oliver recipe is so good, I would probably cook it again as per the original recipe except for the spices as I couldn’t find curry leaves and…

Bits and pieces dinners #1: Sausages and mash

I’m not sure why but I really enjoy dinners comprised of a whole bunch of different little dishes. Maybe because you get to try all sorts of different things without the flavours becoming boring. That is why I wanted to do a series on bits and pieces dinners and the first one is a sausages…

Homemade Chicken Parmigiana

It’s surprisingly easy to make breaded chicken (or schnitzel) from scratch with some old stale bread and chicken breast. Add sauce and cheese to the top and you have an easy chicken parmigiana! Here’s my recipe: Ingredients 3 to 4 slices of stale sourdough bread (or lightly toasted fresh bread), crusts removed Dried oregano Salt and…

Lamb meatballs in a sweet tomato sauce

My favourite lunch at the moment are the lamb meatballs from Farmstand in Covent Garden but it’s too expensive to eat out in London so I attempted to recreate it at home. I based mine off this recipe but I’ve made a few changes to make the tomato sauce sweeter and less tart. I’m really happy…

Super easy roast chicken dinner

This dinner isn’t a quick meal but it is, as the title says, super easy. Ingredients 500g cubed vegetables like sweet potato, swede, carrot, red onion, zucchini Olive oil Seasoning from whatever dried herbs and spices you have e.g. oregano, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper 1 roast in the bag whole chicken Gravy 1…