Chicken Tagine

Lemony Chicken Tagine in an instant!

Don’t hate me, but this recipe doesn’t use the Thermomix. I know right? But it is so tasty that I can’t just keep it to myself. I’ve made this using my other great love, my new digital pressure cooker, my “Instant Pot”. Don’t panic if you don’t have one; you can cook this in any pressure […]

Broad Bean Risotto

Broad Bean, Rocket, Lemon & Sage Risotto with Crispy Skin Lemon Chicken

Sorry it has been a very quiet few months around here. There’s been big changes a foot (which I will tell you all about next time), coupled with a bit of a medical emergency which had me out of cooking action for quite a while. But don’t worry, I’m back and have so many recipes half […]

Varoma Chicken

Legless Chook (or how to cook a whole chicken)

When I first became a Thermomix Advisor I was often telling people “did you know that you can cook a whole chicken in the varoma?” – a question that was often greeted with astonished looks. “It’s true” I’d say, “I haven’t tried it but…”. To be honest my Husband does a great roast chicken, so […]

Sweet and Sour Pork

Healthy New Year Sweet & Sour Pork

It’s that time of the year when I reflect back on the vast quantities of fudge, cake and other treats we’ve been enjoying in the build up to xmas. The cold weather in the northern hemisphere doesn’t help the comfort food cravings. While I usually do my best to eat healthily all year long I […]

peanut satay sauce

Authentic Peanut Satay Sauce (just imagine it with a few orchids)

I love peanut satay, luuurve it! I’ve made lots of variations of it over the years, pre-whizzy machine days I used peanut butter but now I get the extra satisfaction of really making it from scratch using whole peanuts. You can use satay sauce to pour over meat or tofu with vegetables and rice, use it […]

Asian Style Fish with Coriander Cashew Pesto & Coconut Rice

It’s Friday which in some places always equals fish for dinner. This reminded me to hurry up and post my new fish recipe! I did promise a delicious new recipe after my less delightful mince post, so here it is. I’m very keen on Asian flavours, particularly Vietnamese as they  use a wealth of fresh herbs […]


I’m Not Mincing Words (there’s collagen in those burgers).

Vegetarians avert your eyes, look away now, this is all about meat. Well, meat and “collagen”, a polite term for some other bits people prefer not to think about. I know that this post is a bit different to my usual recipe trials, so I promise that it will be followed very soon by a […]