Madame Thermomix’s Smoked Salmon Spread

A light, quick spread or pâté made with smoked salmon and Greek yoghurt. Makes a quick lunch, is great on a cocktail buffet or just when friends pop around and you want some nibbles. Bon appétit !

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Galician Wild Garlic Pesto

Inspired by ThermoHubby John’s Northwestern Spanish musings, this recipe takes about a minute to make in your Thermomix. To keep it light I used only a small amount of olive oil. And because we used no cheese, this pesto happens to be dairy free. Serve it with fresh trout, salmon, or monkfish, or mix it into some fresh Thermomix pasta. The subtle taste of orange really lifts the flavour of the wild garlic, and the ensemble is enhanced by the almonds. Delicious!

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Baked Belgian Endive with Ham and Cheese, My Way

This recipe for Baked Belgian Endive with Ham and Cheese, My Way makes a hearty as well as tasty dish that’s great for a winter lunch or dinner.

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My Take on “La Poule au Pot” or Chicken in a Pot (Thermostars Season 2)

Follow my journey in the Thermostars cooking contest for Thermomix advisors and take this tasty, historic dish to a new level.

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Happy New Year 2017!

We wish you and yours everything that is good, right and beautiful for 2017 and beyond. Be it with your TM31 or your TM5, Happy Thermomix Cooking!

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Red Pepper (Capiscum) & Tomato Soup

This is one of my all-time favourite soups, not only because it carries the sentimental value of having been Thermomix demonstration soup recipe for UK Thermomix, but because I just love the way the red pepper taste blends with the tomato. And the pinch of cayenne pepper really lifts the whole soup. You can optimise the use of your Thermomix by steaming meat and vegetables in the Varoma while your soup cooks for up to 30 minutes before blending.

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Fat-Free Fish Parcels

These tasty fish parcels are not only fat-free and hCG Phase 2 compliant, they’re just plain delicious! And it’s a great way to make use of your Varoma steamer, too 😉

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Simple Things: Apple Compote

A simple recipe for simply delicious apple compote with no added sugar. Ready in under 30 minutes in your Thermomix!

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Introducing TMix+ (with Salted Chocolate Caramel Recipe)

What do you get when you mix a fabulous appliance created by German engineering, a successful publishing house, a passion for food and the Australian gotta-love-it-gotta-have-it attitude? You get TMix+, the first print magazine created for users of the Thermomix in Australia.

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The Lunchbox Doctor’s Avocado Mayonnaise

A totally healthy alternative to traditional egg-based mayo, Lunchbox Doctor’s Avocado Mayonnaise is fast and easy to make in the Thermomix. Eat it on its own, dollop it on a burger, slather it on a sandwich, serve it as a dip with crudités and/or savoury crackers, enjoy!

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Even food can get Lost in Translation (Avocado vinaigrette)

Have you ever been in a foreign country, looking at the English version of the menu, burst out laughing at some of the fractured translations, and had no idea what you were going to eat? Never fear, there’s a real recipe for Avocado vinaigrette here, too!

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The 4 Blades Magazine: a digital treasure trove for Thermomix users everywhere

Have you seen The 4 Blades Magazine yet? It’s written by and for Thermomix lovers everywhere, by three Thermomix lovers over in Australia. Check it out!

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Whole Varoma Steamed Chicken

ThermoHubby John’s and my favourite way to cook a whole chicken. An all-in-one Varoma meal that’s moist, delicious and easy peasy!

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Alyce Alexandra Cookbook Giveaway!

The lovely ladies at Alyce Alexandra have very kindly sent me a copy of their gorgeous cookbook, “Recipes from our Cooking School” for me to offer to one lucky Why Is There Air reader in the UK, France, New Zealand or Australia. How good is that? Contest ends at noon UTC on Sunday 22nd May 2016.

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Mom’s Chili Con Carne, Thermomix style

My Mom made the best ever Chili Con Carne when I was a kid. Here is her delicious recipe, adapted for Thermomix.

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Light and Fluffy Hot Cross Buns

Light, fluffy and full of flavour, this simplified recipe will have your friends and family begging you to bake hot cross buns all year round!

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Reader Giveaway! Warm your February with Horlicks

Tell us your favourite Why is There Air recipe for your chance to win a nice prize from Horlicks! Contest ends 16 February 2016. Winner announced on Why Is There Air’s Facebook page on 18 February 2016.

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Bite-Sized Dessert Delights

Are you into the bite-size dessert trend? Here are some ideas to try, including my Healthy Bite-Size Fruit Picks. Bon appétit !

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Super-Fast Dutch Oven Bread

A super-fast, no-rise loaf that’s ready in about an hour

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Floss McCarty’s Raisin Sauce

A somewhat sweet way to jazz up a joint of gammon or a roast ham. Gives texture and spice. Try it according to this recipe and then turn the leftovers into a pseudo chutney by adding your favourite curry spices. Bon appétit !

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Mannele, or Alsatian Christmas brioche men

These traditional little Alsatian brioche men are delicious with hot chocolate or even Champagne!

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Beyond Butternut: Glorious Adventures in Squash and Soup

Sometimes you don’t have to go very far to live an adventure in food.

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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.

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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.

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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 😉

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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.

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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.

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Stuffed Courgette Flowers

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

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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!

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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!

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