Thermomix Crustless Quiche

Thermomix Crustless Quiche

Howdy egg fans. I don’t know about you but for me the crust was pretty much always the best part of the quiche. Plus technically, if you want to define quiche the crust is essential. But never one to be too worried about such things like actual definitions or spelling of things so I decided to blog this recipe anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-crust. The way the delicious eggy goodness soaks into the sides without taking away the crunch, well heck. YUM. But sometimes a girl needs to lay off the butter and the floury goodness. Sometimes. So I hatched a plan to bypass my usual excesses of butter pastry by searching for a great quiche recipe…

Miso Soup for the Soul

Miso Soup for the Soul

This recipe inspired by THIS amazing looking soup by The Bonjon Gourmet I pinned this recipe a LONG time ago. I bought the ingredients months ago. And tonight, a mere week before the tofu was due to go into the land of questionable food stuffs that is the after date of a best before I finally made it. Or my version of it anyway. You see I wasn’t as diligent buying the ingredients as I thought. But close enough is near enough apparently because this soup was DELICIOUS. I’ve been a little under the weather. I’m fighting off a cold of sorts. Sore throat, stuffy and puffy. Tired too. So what better to fight off a pre-winter nasty than a…

Passionfruit & Lemon Cake

Passionfruit & Lemon Cake

This one is from an old New Idea that I tore out and kept. It’s advertised as a classic recipe and it totally is. Over the 12 months or so of use I’ve altered it a little and let’s just say it’s fail proof. I figure it’s one of those things that you need up your sleeve to be a well-rounded person. Well rounded meaning skill set, not well-rounded in the belt region. Buuuuut you know the spiel, moderation people. I made this cake for a work mate’s birthday {the most recent incarnation} so I took the opportunity to grab some photos and share it here with YOU. You’re welcome! 

Thermomix Won Ton Soup

Thermomix Won Ton Soup

Look it was a craving thing. For days and days all I could think of was a salty and satisfying soup with parcels of delicious and comforting wontons. I wanted something rich in flavour but reliable like home. I wanted filling and comforting but light in this heat. I searched the interwebs for recipes. I asked on Facebook. Piece by piece I built a recipe base and then, I gave it a shot… Thermomix friends, get your machine, your steamer lid thingy and the basket as well. Probably the spatula as well. If you’re making them without a Thermomix you’ll need some large saucepans and a food processor. I’m sure you’re able to adapt my Thermie method to make it work…

Ice Ice Tea Baby

Ice Ice Tea Baby

Last week I shared a photo of my mason jar full of iced tea. Homemade and all kinds of awesome. A few people asked about what was in it and why I make my own tea at home. So being the obliging blogger I am I took a few more photos of my most recent batch for this post. I want to share this recipe and some tips for creating a yummy blend. Iced tea and I are besties, so let’s get started, shall we?

Turkey Burgers my Hubby will eat

Turkey Burgers my Hubby will eat

Welcome friends and meet the turkey burger. Simple and all kinds of wonderful. I’m happy to be finally introducing you. Hubby’ pretty happy too given I told him THREE weeks ago I was making them to grab some photos for the blog. They eventuated just last night. Bad wifey. Very. Bad. Wifey. What can I say, I love to cook until I HAVE to cook. Rebel. Anywaaaaay, these simple burger patties are great for baking, bbq’ing or anything in between. The turkey is kept moist by the tomato and shallots {and speedy cooking time}. And short version, they are a win. Go heavy with the salt, pepper and herbs, the turkey just seems to soak it up. Enjoy of hearty…

Chicken + Mango + Chilli Summer Salad

Chicken + Mango + Chilli Summer Salad

Hold onto your hats folks this chicken, mango and chilli salad is THE BEST. Big call, I know. BIG CALL. But it is. So get used to it. It’s loosely based on a Nigella Lawson recipe from the Forever Summer cookbook {an essential for all Queenslanders I think. Forever summer indeed!}. Mine is nowhere near as pretty and elegant but it’s just as tasty. The one I made for THIS post was actually almost eye-watering. It had a little too much chilli. So I’ve adjusted the recipe below and added some tips for if you want to regulate or reduce the heat in your salad. After all no one needs a whiny and complaining dining companion after you’ve made dinner.

The Juice + Smoothie Rainbow

The Juice + Smoothie Rainbow

Welcome folks to a juice and smoothie extravaganza. Hubby and I have been juicing and blending all year long and have developed a number of recipes that we love and wanted to share. Given the huge amount of beautiful fruit and vegetables available I’d do a rainbow juice and smoothie post to show off something for everyone! Fun right!? Fun indeed. I had a lot of the basic ingredients and picked up a few extras on my way home. Now obviously depending on your fruit and vegetable requirements and budget, you’re probably not going to have them all on hand at once. Choose a favourite and start there. I’ve added some tips below each {some will keep, some won’t, blend…

Cherry Tomato Haul Caprese Inspired Salad

Cherry Tomato Haul Caprese Inspired Salad

Okay that was a really long-winded title for what is basically a bunch of chopped up tomatoes in a bowl. Seriously. But it’s such a tasty little treat that I felt like I need to cover all my bases. It’s caprese salad inspired because the three key components are here; tomato, spinach and mozzarella. The original calls for slices of each. I’ve gone mini with the cheese, chopped the cherry tomatoes and just splashed around the spinach. Whoops. Sorry tradition. And then it goes all sorts of haywire because I ADDED CHICKPEAS.  No really it happened. No one tell the Nonnas out there. But believe me, if won’t matter if you’re eating it as a side, as a main meal…