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i ♥ Chocolate I Love Thermomix cookbook review

i ♥ Chocolate I Love Thermomix cookbook review

Do you love chocolate and Thermomix? Read my review of Janie Turner’s revised TM5 edition of her brilliant cookbook i ♥ Chocolate I Love Thermomix !

Fat-Free Tuna Salad

Fat-Free Tuna Salad

This Fat-Free Tuna Salad contains protein, loads of veg, and no fats. It’s packed with lots of flavour and it’s 4PFEP Phase 2 Compliant.

Fat-Free Vegetable Stock Paste

Fat-Free Vegetable Stock Paste

This Fat-Free Vegetable Stock Paste is fast and easy to make from natural ingredients that you control. You can vary the ingredients according to the contents of your veg drawer, your likes and dislikes, or your dietary requirements, and make it your own. It makes a great TIY (Thermomix It Yourself) gift, too.

Tom Kerridge’s Low-Fat Ragu

Tom Kerridge’s Low-Fat Ragu

Tom Kerridge’s Low-Fat Ragu is my new go-to recipe for a fabulously tasty beef and tomato sauce. Use it in lasagna, on pasta or on zucchetti or courgetti!

Cheezy Chorizo Cookies

Cheezy Chorizo Cookies

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Cauliflower Couscous (Tabouleh)

Cauliflower Couscous (Tabouleh)

Cauliflower Couscous or Tabouleh is fast and easy in your Thermomix. It's gluten free, grain free and can be fat free, too!
Cauliflower Couscous or Tabouleh is fast and easy in your Thermomix. It’s gluten free, grain free and can be fat free, too!

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 incorrectly call Couscous. Memories of many a delightful meal at the Auberge La Pomme d’Or in Sancerre, France, and especially one lunch where Chef Didier Turpin thoroughly enchanted us with a Cauliflower Couscous or Tabouleh.

I just happened to have a lovely organic cauliflower in my fridge along with some parsley, a bunch of fresh mint leaves and a big, juicy lemon. Perfect for creating a fat-free version of Didier’s delicious, gluten-free, grain free side dish. It’s fast and easy to make, it brings a bit of crunch to your meal, it’s just like “the real thing” and it’s really good!

Cauliflower Couscous (Tabouleh)
Gluten free, fat free and Phase 2 compliant if you want it to be, vegetarian, raw, fresh and delicious – this recipe has an awful lot going for it. Serves 2 or 3.

Ingredients
½ a head of cauliflower, broken into a few large pieces
the juice of half a lemon
3 or 4 stalks of parsley, leaves only
2 stalks of mint, leaves only
20 g olive oil (or more to taste; omit for a fat-free Phase 2 compliant version)

The subtle crunch of raw cauliflower is enhanced by the flavours of lemon and mint in this Cauliflower Couscous or Tabouleh.
The subtle crunch of raw cauliflower is enhanced by the flavours of lemon and mint in this Cauliflower Couscous or Tabouleh.

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to your TM bowl or to a food processor and give 2 Turbo pulses (½ second each). That’s it!

Serve as a starter/first course or as a side dish with hot or cold fish, poultry, or meat.

Bon appétit !

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With or without olive oil, this Caluiflower Couscous is deliciously gluten free and grain free.
With or without olive oil, this Caluiflower Couscous is deliciously gluten free and grain free.
Mint, lemon, cauliflower and olive oil meld together to recreate this Middle-Eastern staple.
Mint, lemon, cauliflower and olive oil meld together to recreate this Middle-Eastern staple.