Bliss balls


Raw cocoa / cacau bliss balls recipe 

  • 110 grams Almonds raw, nuts
  • 110 grams pitted dates
  • 45 grams coconut oil / olive oil
  • 35 grams Desiccated Coconut
  • 30 grams Raw Organic Cacao Powder / cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

( makes about 12-15)

1. place almonds into TM bowl 20 seconds, speed 9

2. place all other ingredients together into TM bowl 20 seconds, speed 9

3. roll into bite sized balls and cover in extra desiccated coconut

Brilliant ,minutes to make , no baking required, keep in fridge, great for snacks and for lunchboxes .







Chocolate weetbix slice

Chocolate weetbix slice

A classic kiwi recipe from


  • 180g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 75g (1 cup) dessicated coconut
  • 3 weetbix, crushed
  • 140g (1 cup)  flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 135g (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 15g (1/4 cup) cocoa

Thermomix method

  1. Add 180g butter to TM bowl , melt 3-5 mins , 50C, speed 3 until melted
  2. Add all other ingredients to bowl and mix speed 3-4 for 20-40 seconds until mixed .
  3. Press into slice tin
  4. Bake 180C for 15-25 mins ( 25mins works for our oven , crunchier
  5. Ice when cooled with chocolate icing .

Singapore noodles

Singapore noodles

reminder – reduce water content from 420g to 150g. Too watery otherwise particularly if noodles are precooked .

This recipe (see link above ) for Singapore noodles from Quirky Cooking is super, super tasty . Love this dish , curry flavour with coriander and lime yum ! Makes a full thermoserver and is one of those dishes that always tastes better the next day so great to have in fridge for snacks . We topped with fresh coriander , chilli sauce and lime . Fantastic food for winter chills . Miss 16 will take to school for lunch .

We use thermomix for first half of the recipe from sautéing the onion garlic carrot and chicken . Then used the pan to stir fry all together with noodles and chinese cabbage because we upped the cabbage content slightly  to over what would fit in the tmx. Reduced water content because we used rice noodles instead of vermicelli bean thread noodles.  And precooked the rice noodles for a few minutes in boiling water . Easily one of my favourite all in one meals .

Chocolate and plum Brioche


Chocolate and plum brioche

School holiday baking, this is the guided spiced cherry brioche recipe from the Festive Flavour cookbook. Instead of cherries and spices , we filled the brioche wreath with chocolate chunks,  plums and cranberries. Easier than expected because there is only one prove required a the beginning. Filled two rolls and then plaited and joined to make the wreath .

Chocolate plum and cranberry filling

The recipe is almost same as this one above in the recipe community , only one tsp of salt not two and 40g of sugar instead of 30g. Slightly easier method , make two longish rolls and twist together then join to make one wreath. Bake 35 mins at 180c.

Delicious and impressive coming out of the oven today.

Chocolate plum brioche sliced




Banana honey pikelets

Banana honey pikeletsimage   Banana honey  pikelets from Road to loving my Thermomix’s blog above are a super easy Sunday breakfast for the girls, frozen the leftovers for school lunches. Added a little sugar for extra sweetness,  a dash a maple syrup on top is more than enough. Yah another recipe to add to the collection. She has so many amazing recipes to share its a fantastic tmx blog to get lost in.

20 minute chocolate cupcakes


Piece of cake literally, tried this top rated cupcake recipe from the community , wanting a 5 minute prep time this is the one,  they’re ready for the oven. No need to ice, taste lovely and moist as is. We like the melt butter and add other ingredients recipes. Didn’t pulverise the chocolate too much so it’s like chocolate chip cupcakes. Ready for lunch boxes .

Hash browns

Hash browns

We love hash browns and we  were keen to try this recipe from thermokate. Kids peel the potatoes while I  peel a little onion, whizz it up in the tmx for a few seconds, strain liquid in the basket, then add egg, flour salt and pepper and ready to pan fry. We didn’t bother using the rings, doesn’t have to look to fancy. Never have to buy hash browns again, light tasty and so easy, a great snack item after school or light meal. Prefer this recipe to the potato pancakes in the basic cookbook.


Vegetarian sausage rolls

Vegetarian sausage rolls
Vegetarian sausage rolls

You would never believe these tmx vegetarian sausage rolls didn’t contain meat. Another fantastic guided recipe that makes a whole tray and great frozen for  lunchboxes .   The filling is made from walnuts rolled oats and feta cheese, a bit runny but cooks up fine if they’re cut by pressing rather than sawing. Then the filling is a little more enclosed in the roll and doesn’t ooze out. Super tasty and made with guided puff pastry recipe which was very easy too. Best of all the puff pastry is much less greasy than the bought pastry. Watched a YouTube video on how to roll out which  will be copied below

Rice Salad

Brown rice salad

Wonderful guided brown rice salad from the basic cookbook. Vegetables steam at same time as the rice which cooks in the basket. For extra flavour to the rice, added a tablespoon  of chicken stock paste to the steaming water.  Mixed in tuna, cherry tomatoes, olives, mint, parsley  and gherkins at the end. Perfect for lunch boxes and when you need to cook ahead. Yah easy dinner is done before midday.

Will try a friend’s suggestion next time, mix cooked rice with the chopped raw salad recipe from the basic cookbook as a change from cooked vegetables and add different combination of proteins and herbs and would take out time needed to chop vegetables too ( chickpeas/ bacon/ coriander/ roasted vegetables/ feta/nuts/cranberries)

Tip : let the rice and vegetables cool before assembling