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 […]

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 […]


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 […]