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…

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…

Chilli lime pork ribs

The original recipe comes from here. I’ve reduced the amount of honey and usually add more fresh herbs so as to not waste them. Serves 4. Ingredients 5 cloves garlic 3cm piece peeled ginger 2 small chillies or to taste ½ red onion peeled Handful fresh mint leaves Handful fresh coriander leaves 2 tsp coriander…

Bacon wrapped chicken

My fiance and I invented this recipe with whatever ingredients we had on our campervan trip around Scotland. It turned out so well that we decided to have it again. Now it’s been added into our regular rotation of dishes. Serves 2 add more chicken breasts to serve more people. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 4…

Jamie Oliver’s Thai Green Chicken Curry

Here is the original curry recipe. Our version is very similar except we prefer chicken breast over chicken thigh and it is adapted to the Thermomix. Here is the original coconut rice recipe. Ingredients 700 g skinless free-range chicken breast Olive oil 400 g mixed asian mushrooms 1 x 400g tin of coconut milk 1…

Pearl barley minestrone soup

Here is the original recipe. Our version is very similar except for a few extra vegetables and crispy bacon. Ingredients 2 carrots 2 celery stick 2 zucchini 1 large garlic clove 1 handful basil 4 bacon rashers (shortcut) optional 2 spring onions sliced 1 tin borlotti beans rinsed and drained 1 tin tomatoes (400g) 700g…

Single pan garlic, paprika & rosemary chicken

  Ingredients 500g cubed root vegetables (sweet potato, parsnip, carrot etc.) 1 bunch of fresh rosemary 2 garlic cloves Paprika powder Salt & pepper for seasoning 4 chicken breasts Olive oil Method Preheat oven to 200°C Line a baking tray with baking paper In a large bowl or container add vegetables and enough olive oil…

Curried sausages and rice

This recipe was adapted to our tastes and the Thermomix from a recipe my Aunty taught me when I was a kid. It’s a delicious meal that reminds me of my childhood that is very typical of Australian country cooking. Ingredients 350g long grain rice 500g pork sausages 2 tbsps vegetable stock paste 2 bay…

Oven baked lamb chops with tzatziki

Click here for the original tzatziki recipe. Ingredients Chops 8 lamb chops Dried rosemary Salt to taste Tzatziki 3 cloves garlic 1 cucumber, thickly sliced 500 g Greek yogurt 20 g extra virgin olive oil 5 g Lemon juice, fresh Pinch salt Sides Salad ingredients – lettuce, tomato, cucumber Chips – sweet potato or other…

Shredded beef burrito bowls

This recipe is really nice in a bowl or rolled up as a burrito. It was adapted from this recipe. Ingredients Rice 200g wild rice 1000g water Shredded beef 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon paprika 600 gram Beef Steak, cubed 1 tablespoon tomato paste 3 cloves garlic 1 large red onion, quartered…