Cream of Mushroom and Chestnut Soup

A deep and earthy soup made from two of my favourite ingredients, mushrooms and chestnuts. Use chicken stock for extra flavour or vegetable stock for a vegetarian treat. Absolutely gorgeous! Makes 8 starter servings or 4 large bowls.

Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan and Vegetarian Coconut Milk Wraps with Sweet Chilli and Lime Dipping Sauce

This dish is simple and full of goodness and flavour. It’s a great way to get the kids to eat their vegetables, too. Makes 5 or 6 crêpes and can easily be doubled.

Le Moulin de la Bussière, a fabulous French antiques shop

The Moulin de la Bussière in France is an antiques shop with a difference. The owners have sourced high-quality items from many periods, including some great vintage clothing and furniture. And I’ve got a vintage banana bread recipe for you 😉

Thermomix Green Tomato Chutney

A deep and earthy combination of some of my favourite flavours, and a fabulous use for those late-season green tomatoes that won’t ripen on the vine. Savour with cheese, spread on a ham or chicken sandwich, or go wild with some foie gras. Makes 4 jars.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Kohlrabi and lime salad, Thermomix style

A flavour-packed instant Thermomix salad using an unusual (and unusually delicious!) vegetable. Adapted from a recipe by chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Stuffed Courgette Flowers are a delicious way to enhance the subtle flavour of our good friend the courgette!

Courgette Tabouleh (Couscous)

A delicious way to enhance the subtle flavour of our good friend the courgette. Full of summery flavours and ready in two minutes, start to finish!

How to infuse oils in your Thermomix

Like all infused oils, Basil-Infused Olive Oil is fast and easy to make in your Thermomix for a delicious treat that’s a great gift from the garden!

Easy Peasy Cocktail Party Finger Foods

Friends drop by unexpectedly? Or planning a low-effort cocktail party? Try these Easy Peasy Cocktail Party Finger Foods you can make with just a few store cupboard ingredients!

ThermoHubby John’s Courgette Gaspacho with Mint

ThermoHubby John’s recipe for a delicious cold soup made from courgettes/zucchini, mint and a bit of garlic. Very tasty and so easy in the Thermomix! Can be gluten free.

Honey, Gorgonzola and Rosemary Savoury Cake

This cake is a subtly delightful combination of sweet and savoury flavours that is perfect as a pre-dinner treat with cocktails or a crisp white wine. Serves 8 to 10 as a starter with a rocket salad or more as a pre-dinner appetizer. It’s great party food too, and it won’t last long on a buffet table!

Carpaccio of Tomatoes with Fresh Goats’ Cheese

Carpaccio of Tomatoes with Fresh Goats’ Cheese is a super idea for enhancing the summer’s colourful tomatoes!

Capture the Sunshine with Lindeman’s Wines

A 7-course surf and turf menu to capture the sunshine with Lindeman’s wines from Australia.

Monkfish Cheek Colombo Curry

A cheeky little recipe using what I found in the veg drawer and my supermarket promotion find of monkfish cheeks. Any firm white fish will be equally delicious. Serves 2 and can easily be doubled.

Sugar-Free Thermomix Coconut Lime Cake with Natvia

This Sugar Free Thermomix Coconut Lime Cake is made with Natvia 100% Natural Sweetener so you can have your cake and eat it, too!

Mexican Chicken All-in-One Varoma Meal

This is a great mid-week family meal that won’t cost an arm and a leg. You can either steam the chicken thighs with their skin and then crisp them up under the grill or remove the skin for a lower fat version that will be just as tasty.

Cauliflower Couscous (Tabouleh)

Flavours of mint and lemon. That subtle crunch of just-cooked couscous semolina. Add a dash of chopped parsley and it’s called Tabouleh, a Middle-Eastern staple dish that the British somewhat

Artichoke Vinaigrette

Start with really fresh artichokes from your local market or supermarket, and finish with your choice of dipping sauce. Vinaigrette is a classic, and so are hollandaise and just plain melted butter. I prefer the acidic touch of the vinaigrette, which enhances the flavour of the artichoke.

Super Easy Chocolate Mousse

This fast and easy recipe makes a super easy chocolate mousse that is rich and delicious yet nice and light. Especially good made with dark chocolate!

Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free Chewy Peanut Butter Teff Brownies

If you love brownies but don’t love gluten, try these Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies. You’ll get hooked on their subtly peanutty, caramel taste 😉

Dead Easy Bolognaise Sauce

Spaghetti Bolognaise, or Spag Bol to its intimates, is a favourite dish around the world – and especially with Thermomix owners because it is so fast and easy to make in our Best Friend in the Kitchen!

Coffee Walnut Cake

A delightful cake with two fantastically complementary flavours – coffee and walnuts – perfect for a snack or for afternoon tea!

Je suis Charlie

In honour of the victims of the Paris attacks in January, 2015

Cranberry-Orange Bread

Delicious with loads of butter and a glorious cup of tea, or with a mug of steaming hot chocolate when you come back from ice skating, your family will love this Cranberry-Orange Bread as much as mine does!

Merry Christmas 2014!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours, wherever you are, friends and family, near and far. Happy Thermomix cooking!

Last-Minute Christmas Food and Gift Ideas

Looking for some great ideas for Christmas gift foods? Here’s a list of my favourites.

Mince Pies with Thermomix Puff Pastry and Homemade Mincemeat

Extremely easy to make in your Thermomix, this mincemeat recipe is perfect for mince pies and tarts. And so is the puff pastry recipe from Thermomix France. Bon appétit !

Easy Asian-flavoured Prawn Bisque

Hate waste? Need inspiration? Turn your scraps and a few bits from the fridge into a fabulous lunch for one! And with no added fat, it’s great if you’re watching your weight.

Thermomix Pea & Mint Soup

This is my go-to recipe for pea and mint soup. Fast, easy, delicious! Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as a starter.

All-in-one Stuffed Chicken Thigh Thermomix Varoma Meal with Curry Sauce

To take full advantage of this under-utilised part of your best friend in the kitchen, why not make an all-in-one healthy steamed meal? Here’s a template you can use to adapt whatever you like and whatever you have in the fridge.

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