Gluten and grain free bread rolls


I’m not gluten free or even much of bread eater but I do love these gluten and grain free bread rolls in the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook.

You need 300g of raw almonds for this recipe but my group leader gave me a great tip. Her son is gluten free and absolutely loves these bread rolls! One day she didn’t have enough almonds so she used half almonds and half pumpkin seeds and they still came out great! She’s even successfully tried the recipe with a mix of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds to make it nut free 🙂

The recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients but one of them is gluten free baking powder. You can make your own gluten free baking powder using the recipe in the Basic Cookbook.

The dough is made in 5 quick steps and then ready to form into rolls. It is a sticky dough but very easy to work with. The recipe says it makes 12 portions but I’ve made 16 rolls that were still a decent size. And if you have any leftover rolls you can store them in the freezer.

Contact your consultant to get your copy of the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook and recipe chip or buy the combo online here.

Layered Chicken Dinner


The Layered Chicken Dinner from the new Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 is a winner!

I had been wanting to make it since I first saw the new cookbook but with a total cooking time of 1 hour and 45 minutes I had to plan ahead.

There isn’t too much prep work to do and you don’t have to wash the bowl after making the chicken rub. I think haven those flavours in the soup really added to the amazing flavour. I didn’t have enough pumpkin so I add 300g of sweet potato and maybe that also really added to the flavour.

While the soup was cooking the chicken was steaming in the Varoma. This took 55 minutes which was plenty of time for me to get my home workout done!


Then it was time to add the carrots and potato around the chicken and steam for 15 minutes. That was enough time for me to have my shower. The chicken was cooked by now and it was time to blend the soup before making the gravy.

This was actually my first time making gravy and it was divine. It did have 2 teaspoons of chicken stock paste in it which added a lot more flavour. And while the gravy was cooking the broccoli and green beans were steaming in the Varoma. I just love layered cooking!

So while this meal has a long total cook time I can guarantee it is definitely worth it and I think it just might be my new favourite Thermomix recipe!

Have you made it? Did you love it as much as me? I’d love to hear from you. Please comment below xx

Garlic prawns

IMG_6632Garlic prawns have always been a family favourite so I was excited to try the recipe in the new Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook.

The sauce mixture is so simple with garlic, parsley, olive oil, tomatoes, veg stock paste, dry white white and oregano but these flavours all come together amazingly.

I followed the variation tip and doubled the recipe to cook more prawns. So instead of cooking the prawns in the simmering basket I could fit more prawns by using the Varoma.

IMG_6633All of this was done in less than 30 minutes which included the extra 5 min cooking time for the extra prawns.

So not only was this recipe really simple to throw together – the flavours were just amazing 🙂

Have you got the new cookbook yet? What have you tried?

Don’t have the new cookbook yet? You can purchase your copy online or contact your consultant xx

Something for Everyone Cooking Class 27 July 2015


The special edition cooking class featuring recipes from the Something for Everyone cookbook has just been announced.

The menu for this exciting new cooking class includes:

  • Nectarine sorbet
  • CADA
  • Roasted seedy nut butter
  • Crunchy carrot salad
  • Zucchini, pea and mint soup
  • Prune and walnut brownies
  • Cheese cut out biscuits
  • Chia and pepita gluten free loaf

Click this link to see the flyer with full menu and event details.

This class is suitable for both Thermomix owners (TM31 and TM5) and non-owners.

Email me at to secure your place as this cooking class is guaranteed to sell out!

Find the next cooking class in your area here.

Chicken broth with angel hair pasta


 I felt like I was coming down with something this weekend and when I woke up this morning I knew I was sick. I have a throat infection so while I still have my appetite I also have a sore throat which limits my food choices.

So I thought I would finally try the Traditional Chicken Broth with Angel Hair Pasta from the Cooking for Me and You cookbook. Nothing soothes like a warm nourishing bowl of soup and this recipe was just what the doctor ordered 🙂

Any small cuts of chicken on the bone can be used in this recipe and any leftover broth can be used in risotto recipes in place of stock paste and water.

Order the Cooking for Me and You cookbook online here or contact your consultant.