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┬áparmigiana! Here’s my recipe: Ingredients 3 to 4 slices of stale sourdough bread (or lightly toasted fresh bread), crusts removed Dried oregano Salt 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…

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…

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…

Thermomix Basic Cookbook’s Vegetable Stock Paste

If you purchase a Thermomix you will get the Basic Cookbook for free. The Basic Cookbook has a recipe for vegetable stock paste that is full of vegetables and fresh herbs. We add this paste to so many dishes to boost the flavour and it lasts in the fridge for months in a sealed glass…

Red lentil dhal

Click here for the original recipe. Ingredients 1/2 onion 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 big tomato, diced 200 grams dried red lentils 2 tbsp Vege stock paste 750 grams water 20 grams olive oil Poppadoms 350g long grain white…

Satay chicken & vegetables

Click here for the original satay sauce recipe. Ingredients 1 onion 1 clove garlic 10 grams olive oil 150 grams crunchy peanut butter 10 grams soy sauce 10 grams fresh lemon juice 10 grams brown sugar 165 grams coconut milk 350g long grain white rice 500g chicken breast, cut into strips 1cm knob of ginger…

Grilled salmon with Mango salsa

Ingredients 4 x 100-200g fillets of wild atlantic salmon 4 serves of sweet potato fries 1 lemon Pink or sea salt Olive oil Salsa 2 mangoes diced 1 avocado diced 1 small red chilli (de-seeded), diced 1 small bunch of coriander Juice of 1 lime 1/2 small red onion diced Method Reheat your oven to…

Pesto pasta with bacon & cherry tomatoes

Recipe 3 tbsp Thermomix Basic Cookbook’s Basil Pesto recipe 2 serves spaghetti (we use gluten free brown rice pasta from Doves Farm 5 rashers of bacon cut into small strips 2 cups of cherry tomatoes halved Parmesan cheese Cook spaghetti as per package instructions (our spaghetti takes 10 minute and we add salt to the…