5.1.14

Pesto style salad dressing (GF, DF, TMX)



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 Needed a quick salad dressing for lunch so threw half a bunch of fresh basil in the thermomix. added maybe 1/4 cup pine nuts (or almonds or cashews), good sprinkle salt and a few tabs of olive oil. I used a blood orange flavoured one. chop on speed 6 for maybe 5 seconds.

i found that this wasn't enough ingredients to get a smooth dressing happening but it was a nice chunky dressing.

I served mine over mixed leaves, cooked chicken and avocado, but i think something to add a little sweetness - some cranberries, or roast pumpkin or sweet potato, would have added to it.

Dairy-free Cauliflower Pizza Base - tested


 I made the Dairy-free cauliflower pizza base last night. mine is green because i put parsley and basil in it lol

 I didn't mind it and would definitely have it again. however there is no way I'd sneak this past any of my family. I think perhaps the dairy version with cheese would be more successful for sneaking ;)

I did learn that making one big base is not a good idea, as the edges were nice and crispy, but the middle was thick and soggy. I will make small individual "pieces" instead.

I also steamed my cauliflower in the tmx basket (lined with baking paper) and i suspect that was an error as it made it much wetter than it should have been.

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3.1.14

Dairy Free Cauliflower Pizza Base

Thanks to Jodie in the Thermo for Paleo FB group:

2 cups cauliflower rice raw in the microwave for 3 minutes. 
Squeeze out all liquid. 
Add two raw eggs and any herbs you may like. 
Spread out thinly on oven flat tray and cook 200 degrees 10 minutes then flip and cook for another 7 minutes. 
Once done fry in pan just to crisp. I use coconut oil. 
This is the best base and can be pre done for later. Enjoy

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28.12.13

Graeme's Chiang Mai Pork Balls (GF, TMX)

my boss's partner shared this recipe with me and I finally got around to making them. a much milder flavour than i expected but definitely very yum and surprisingly quick and easy to make (especially when you don't need to run out half way through to buy whatever mangy coriander woollies has in stock after 2 public holidays...). anyway here's the recipe with a few minor changes from me

1 tspn coconut oil
1 tspn ground coriander
1 tspn ground cumin
1/2 tspn ground turmeric
1 stick lemon grass
2 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger
2 green shallots / spring onions
roots and stalks of 1/2 bunch coriander (washed well!)
chilli to taste
2 kaffir lime leaves, or one piece of lime peel
around 500g pork and veal mince
2 tspns coconut oil
satay sauce of your choice - Graeme recommended masterfoods
1 tin (400ml) coconut milk / cream
snowpeas or other vegies of your choice
chopped coriander leaves to serve

 melt coconut oil & heat bowl - 2 minutes, varoma speed soft
add spices and cook 3-4 minutes varoma speed soft
add in lemon grass, garlic, ginger, shallots, coriander roots / stalks, kaffir lime and chilli and chop on speed 6 until it stops hitting the sides. scrape down and repeat.
add mince and mix by turning knob to closed lid and pressing turbo several times until well mixed
melt 2 tspns coconut oil in fry pan then shape mince into large balls and add to pan. cook over med-med high until browned all over
add coconut cream and several large dollops of satay sauce to taste (you don't want a strong satay taste, just mild). turn heat down and simmer gently for about 5-10 mins
add vegies and cook just long enough for vegies to be slightly soft.

serve sprinkled with chopped coriander. serve over rice, or if carb free i think you could either eat it on its own, or eat over shredded wombuk (chinese cabbage)

photo soon!

30.11.13

Mango, Lime and Coconut Muffins (GF)

I used the recipe base and used coconut flour, coconut milk, lime zest and 2 chopped mangoes.

delish!

shredded coconut would have been great too if you're a fan,