Spicy Carrot and Cauli Bites

These are a delicious fritter, great as a side dish or snack. I love these straight from the oven, so light and fluffy but they keep well in the fridge to use during the week if they’ll last that long! I’ve made these with other vegetable combinations (eg pumpkin and potato was nice) and next…

Mushroom Soup

This is my favourite mushroom soup, it’s ready in a no time at all and only has a few basic ingredients. I often add some cooked chicken slices to make this a full balanced meal that includes protein, carbs and fat. This is one of those soups that make you go “Ahhh” when you have…

Chilli Infused Vinegar

Our chilli bush is producing really well at the moment and I wanted to find a way to use them for future use. I used to freeze them but often they end up forgotten at the back of the freezer. I didn’t want to make sauce because the following day, I would have more chillies…

Baby Teething Rusks

I wanted to make my grandson a batch of home made teething rusks to pass onto my daughter. They turned out really well! They are hard and don’t fall apart when he sucks them, they go gradually soft where he gnaws away at them. Obviously adult supervision is a must and consumption must be appropriate…

Thermomix Tomato Sauce

I was so excited to buy 1.5kg of fresh local tomatoes for only $5 yesterday! It takes next to no time to make a batch of tomato sauce in the Thermomix. It keeps well in the fridge and so handy for pizza topping, adding to the slow cooker and of course served with meat or…

Protein Bars

Commercial protein bars are expensive and it’s hard to find one that tastes nice, quite often they are overloaded with stevia or fake sweeteners (and other strange nasties).ย  I’ve been experimenting awhileย  with protein bar recipes and have finally found one I’m happy with. Even though I am using vanilla protein powder, I use extra…

Yellow Squash Soup

Yellow squash are in season at the moment, I got given some giant ones that I was keen to use. I never quite know what to do with yellow squash. I usually find them a little tasteless but this soup was very nice with the addition of sumac which gave it a fresh lemony flavour….

Thermomix Lunch in a Basket

As a sole trader who works from home, I’m often stuck for lunch ideas when there seems to be nothing in the house. Hunger strikes and I want something NOW. I’ve been wanting to get more vegetables into my diet lately and this quick and easy meal has been working really well. I usually have…

Quick Mix Banana Cake (Coconut Flour)

This is one bowl wonder. Add all ingredients and mix, my favourite style of cooking! I am really happy with the coconut flour based banana cake. The cakes I’ve made in the past with coconut flour have turned out very dry or dense, or I’ve had to use other flours to lighten it up (eg…

Lemon Poppy Seed Slice

This is a quick and easy lemon poppy seed slice with a similar taste to traditional lemon poppy seed cake with a different nutty (more wholesome) texture. I like to let my Thermomix do the work (and save a step) by throwing in the lemon pieces, but if you don’t like the slightly bitter taste…

Gluten Free Anzacs

These are a gluten free “Anzac style” biscuit. Traditionally of course the main ingredient of Anzacs are oats and I’ve chosen ground almonds and quinoa flakes as the alternative to make them flour/gluten free. Disclaimer: ๐Ÿ™‚ if you are looking for a taste replica of traditional Anzacs this is NOT the recipe for you. Quinoa…

3 Ingredient Chocolates

These wholesome chocolates using only three ingredients are a winner each time. I’ve shared this recipe with many friends (and fellow campers while travelling) over the years and they all love it. The non-Thermomix version is super fast and I’ve whipped these up in an ad break many times when the chocolate cravings hit, with…

Espresso Bites

These bliss balls are a great little snack with a delicious coffee flavour, perfect for morning or arvo tea! The cacao nibs give these a wonderful crunchy texture. If you don’t have time to roll balls, simply press into a tray and cut into squares. Makes: Approx 25 Ingredients 60g Medjool dates (approx 4) 150g…

Hot Cross Biscuits

Warm and spicy, these are a delicious chewy cookie with the flavours of hot cross buns! A great alternative if you are looking for a different type of wheat free, gluten free Easter treat. Makes: Approx 20 Ingredients 200g raw almonds A few strips of orange rind 90g currants 30g coconut oil 50g rapadura 1…

Kale Salad

This is a versatile salad recipe that you can make your own, use the base recipe then add in some extra’s to make it a dish which can be different each time. With vegetables, proteins and fat, this salad is a go-to complete meal great for lunch or a light dinner. Makes: 2 as a…

Nutty Spelt Pizza Bases

I’d like to share our favourite pizza base recipe, we have been using this one for years! If you love thin crispy bases (and dislike thick doughy bases), then this is the recipe for you. It’s not a gluten free recipe although I’ve swapped regular wheat flour for spelt which is an ancient grain (with…

Almond Jam Drops

Delicously chewy, these gluten free almond jam drop biscuits are so popular each time I make them. I use my Thermomix Chia Jam for this recipe, but a good quality ‘no added sugar fruit spread’ would work equally as well if you’re strapped for time. Makes: Approx 18 Ingredients 200g raw almonds 90g dried fruit…

Chocolate Gummy Snacks

These treats are so unusual, not rich like chocolate but very creamy and more-ish. Using only a few ingredients, add all ingredients to your Thermomix to stir and warm – then simply pour into a tray or moulds to set in the fridge. Makes: 12, depending on moulds or tray used Ingredients 250g coconut cream…

“Make and Go” Soup

This is a quick and easy soup! No fiddly steps involved, no garlic peeling, no sauteeing, just a few basic ingredients and three simple steps and your soup is ready to go! Pack it in a Thermos to take out, or serve straight away for a quick meal at home. My recipe uses sweet potato…

Pizza Slice

This is a wholesome pizza slice that packs neatly for a packed lunch or picnic because the portions are square (rather than pizza shaped)… it’s easy to eat on the go because the topping stays firmly attached to the base. Try it with your favourite pizza toppings. Makes: 8 slices Ingredients Base: 40g raw almonds…

Summer Slice

This is a wonderful home made fruity slice with the added goodness of ground linseeds and almonds. This also bakes up nicely as a decorative flan for a special occasion and work well as muffins too!ย  A great way to use up stone fruits when they are in season. Makes: 12 Ingredients 70g almonds 20g…

Chicken Noodle Slice

This is a gluten free, savoury slice full of protein, vegetables and some carbs too. It holds together well as a cold packed lunch and really nice hot from the oven too. Serve with a salad or eat on it’s own. Makes: 12 portions Ingredients Noodle Base: 150g dry soba noodles Water 1 egg Chicken…

Choc-Protein Slice

This slice is my man’s favourite. It’s fudgyย  with a nice crunchy texture. With added nuts, seeds and added protein, it’s a fulfilling and nutritious alternative to a processed packaged bar. Only two steps, then press into a tray and refrigerate, easy ! Makes: 24 Ingredients 150g raw almonds 150g raw cashews 30g seeds (eg…

Thermomix Sauerkraut

Making sauerkraut manually is so simple, but the Thermomix makes it SUPER simple! Traditionally you would finely shred the cabbage either by hand and massage this in a large bowl for awhile with salt to wilt the cabbage and create the brine. I must admit, I’m not keen on doing it this way all the…

Apple Streusel Slice

This is a lovely easy to make apple slice as a day time treat or dessert topped with a bit of Greek yoghurt or thick cream. With only two tablespoons of plain flour to the whole recipe, it’s not too doughey, but gives a satisfying base that makes this slice so special. Makes: 12 slices…

Chia Jam

This jam is so easy to make, 2 ingredients, 2 steps then add to your jars!ย  With no added sugar it has a natural rich berry taste and the goodness of chia seeds. The chia seeds look so pretty in the jam and form a natural gelling texture giving this jam the perfect texture. Makes:…

Hash Greens

They are like hash browns… but green ! I love to eat these straight out of the fridge and they pack well for snacks as a bread/cracker alternative with your favourite savoury topping (poached eggs!). Hot straight from the oven, they are great as a side with dinnerย  (and then keep any leftovers in the…

Goji Lemon Balls

These bliss balls make a nice change from the very sweet bliss balls made with dates, chocolate and other dried fruit. I love the tangy taste and crunchy texture of these plus they look pretty too! Makes: 24 balls Ingredients 50g goji berries 20g shredded coconut 150g raw almonds 1 tbsp (15g) lemon (or lime)…

Wholesome Party Pies

These meat pies are really tasty (minus the sugary and processed nasties found in so many commercial meat pies). Coupled with my paleo pie crusts and the cauliflower cheese topping, it’s a wholesome version of a good little Aussie meat pie. I love these served with home made tomato sauce. Makes: 12 pies Ingredients Pie…

Paleo Pie Crusts

This pie crust recipe creates enough to fit 12 standard sized muffins and forms a healthy base for your favourite savoury pie recipe (or leave out the salt for sweet recipes). It has a delicious nutty taste that will complement all sorts of pies. The photo shows the bases removed from their muffin trays but…