Mild Coconut Chicken Curry

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I’m going to share with you lovely readers one of our favourite dinner recipes that I have converted for the Thermomix. It’s a chicken curry, which is very mild and based on a coconut cream sauce – even my 2 and 5 year old eat this.

Ingredients
500g chicken breast, cubes
1 onion, peeled and quartered
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 small green capsicum
Small can of tomato paste
1/2 can of coconut milk
Pinch of salt
2 tsp of mild curry powder
2 tsp of Garam Masala
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method
Place the onion, garlic and green capsicum in the Thermomix bowl. Blend speed 8 / 10 secs.

Scrape down the sides of the Thermomix bowl and add the tomato paste, coconut milk, salt and spices and blend speed 7 / 10 secs.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl again and add the chicken cubes. Cook for 20 mins / 100C / Reverse + speed 1.

Serve with Basmati rice and coriander.

This is a delicious curry made from scratch in no time at all!

It’s not my recipe, I found it somewhere on the internet sometime ago but unfortunately I didn’t record the source. We’ve been using it for so long now, and it is so easy that I had to share it with you!

Ricotta Gnocchi

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After a hot Sunday we felt like a light dinner tonight. I had all (well all 3 – so not too big a coincidence) the ingredients on hand for the Ricotta Gnocchi from the Thermomix Vegetarian cookbook. I’ve been wanting to try this one out for a while so tonight it was on the menu!

You could easily accomplish this recipe in a food processor as well, or really even with a wooden spoon and bowl! But of course it is easier using the kneading function on the thermomix!

It all came together well, but with gnocchi you never know until you taste it whether or not it is going to be just perfect. And it was! The mister and the boys gobbled it all down, the only problem was that the recipe didn’t really make enough! I made the larger serving which I presume is meant to feed four but it was not really enough for our family of two adults and two boys under 6. So if you were feeding anymore than this I would be sure to increase the recipe.

Mud Crab steamed in the Varoma

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We were lucky enough to pick up a delicious Mud Crab at the fish market the other day. The lovely fishmonger did all the nasty work and killed, cleaned and quartered it for us.

We steamed it in the Varoma for 15 mins / Varoma temp / speed 3 and it was perfectly done!

I haven’t really done much in the Varoma yet but everything I have done has been perfect.

Golden Syrup Puddings

It’s a cold and rainy day here in Sydney – very unusual February weather! I normally love cold wet weather, it gives me an excuse for lying under a blanket on the couch all day, but since having the boys I dread the wet weather – it is not a lot of fun being locked inside a small house with 5 and 2 year old boys!

But on the hand it does give me an opportunity to try out one of my favorite winter desserts in the Thermomix – steamed Golden Syrup puddings.

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I mixed all the ingredients up in the Thermomix bowl, put a little bit of golden syrup in the bottom of the pudding molds (I just bought these gorgeous pudding molds at Ikea today – how lucky!) and then spooned the batter in on top.

Place in the Varoma and steam at Varoma temp / speed 3 / 25 mins

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The little puddings rose beautifully, almost like a souffle.

Served with some custard made from the Everyday Cooking book. Absolutely delicious and makes those rainy days worth it!

Almond and Carrot Cake

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I just love this cake, it’s from the UK Thermomix website and it is such a great recipe for the kids lunchboxes. I managed to get three carrots in mine and it contains no white flour, it’s all gourd almonds. There is also no butter or oil and yet it is such a moist delicious cake.

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Of course a bit of cream cheese icing also makes it even more delicious!