Banana honey bread Thermomix recipe

30 seconds honey banana bread Thermomix recipe

 

30 seconds Banana honey bread Thermomix recipe

Light, fluffy and scrumptious banana honey bread. From ingredients to oven in under one minute thanks to Momo the Thermomix. 

  • 4 bananas – as ripe as possible
  • 125 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams honey
  • 230 grams self raising flour
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C

  2. Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 5.

  3. Pour the mixture into a lined baking tin or silicone mould. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes.

  4. Serve warm with a hot chocolate or cup of tea!

 30 seconds honey banana bread Thermomix recipe

Never let another over-ripe banana go to waste again!

Another batch of this deliciously moist honey banana bread is currently baking in my oven – ooooh I wish I could transfer the smell via the internet, it is divine!

What I love best about this recipe is that it is so easy to make and only uses ingredients most people will have in their cupboards already. And best of all: it goes from ingredients to oven in less than a minute!

I know it will disappear very quickly as soon as the kids come back from school.

I mean – who doesn’t love banana bread?! Loaded with ripe fruits, substitute some of the sugar for honey and you’ve got yourself a perfect recipe for a bit of weekend baking with the kids.

This is definitely the only banana honey bread recipe you will ever need, certainly the only one I use.

You can also use this as a basic banana bread recipe. Add raisins, walnuts or hazelnuts to make it a banana honey and nuts bread. Perfect for breakfast on the go!

Sometimes I even add frozen blueberries to make a blueberry banana cake.

Ready to give this a go? Get all your ingredients ready, turn your oven on and go go go.

See you in 30 seconds?

As ever if you’ve enjoyed these pesto and pistachio muffins, I’d be extremely grateful if you could leave a comment below.
Bon appetit – Enjoy x

For more Thermomix baking ideas – head over here.

Still for bananas to use? Have you tried our 3 ingredients oatmeal Thermomix magic balls yet? Nut-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Dairy free – if you replace the chocolate chips with raisins, Full of healthy stuff, Delicious, No added sugar, No butter, No flour, Incredibly practical for busy mornings, And did I say, very morish?! Can these Thermomix magic ‘balls’ be any more perfect?

pesto and pistachio muffins

Pesto and pistachio muffins Thermomix recipe

Pesto and pistachio muffins Thermomix recipe

Looking for something deliciously different? Try these delicious pesto and pistachios muffins.
Savoury muffins I hear you say? Yes absolutely! They taste just as good as the sweet alternative.
These delicious pesto and pistachio muffins are soft, fluffy, very light and truly scrumptious.
Serve them straight from the oven with a nice green salad for a quick and healthy dinner. They also make a very good alternative to sandwiches for lunch boxes (Not in a school though because of the nuts!!). How about adding them to your scrumptious brunch?
Packed full of flavours, you can make them on Sunday and then freeze for the rest of the week. Cake for lunch anyone?!
The first time I made pesto and pistachio muffins, was to bring them for an aperitif, where they were gone in seconds – literally!
We’ve also eaten them as a family dinner, still warm from the oven with a side salad and some green beans.
They are simply scrumptious and a total doddle to make. This is a great recipe to use leftover pesto.
The Momo touch:
  • You will go from raw, unchopped ingredients to ready to bake in under 10 minutes.
  • Grate cheese, add the rest of the ingredients and mix it all, all in one bowl – easy peasy!
  • No need to use tons of pots and pans and no washing up at all since Momo will clean itself!
As ever if you’ve enjoyed these pesto and pistachio muffins, I’d be extremely grateful if you could leave a comment below.
Bon appetit – Enjoy x
For other easy lunch box ideas, click here
Head over here for great aperitif ideas.

Pesto and pistachio muffins Thermomix recipe

Looking for something deliciously different? Try these delicious pesto and pistachios muffins.

Savoury muffins I hear you say? Yes absolutely! They taste just as good as the sweet alternative.

These delicious pesto and pistachio muffins are soft, fluffy, very light and truly scrumptious.

  • 80 grams gruyere cheese
  • 50 grams fresh basil
  • 50 grams pine nuts
  • 10 grams olive oil
  • 100 grams milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 180 grams self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 60 grams pistachio
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C.

  2. Add 80 grams gruyere cheese to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5

  3. Add 50 grams fresh basil, 50 grams pine nuts, and mix for 5 seconds / speed 6.

  4. Add 10 grams olive oil, 100 grams milk, 3 eggs, 180 grams self-raising flour, and salt & pepper. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 4. 

  5. Add 60 grams pistachios and mix for 10 seconds / speed 3. 

  6. Transfer the dough to muffin cases / mould. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on size. 

 

Green salad with lemon and elderflower dressing

Garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing – with or without a Thermomix

Garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing.

This salad with lemon and elderflower dressing is easily halved to serve two or doubled for a crowd.

When entertaining or even cooking for my own family, I am always looking for something new and refreshing. This garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing recipe fits the bill perfectly.

This is the perfect BBQ salad as well as a healthy vegetarian/vegan, light meal.

This salad is incredibly versatile. Add cooked beetroots, feta cheese, rice noodles, croutons, bacon bits, chicken or salmon pieces etc to the recipe and you’ll have a variety of options to suit every palate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like a lot of recipes on this blog, feel free to use good old pots and pans instead of a Thermomix.

The Momo touch:

  • Make the lemon and elderflower dressing in seconds.
  • Cook vegetables perfectly and crunchy every time.
  • no need to worry about forgetting pots and pans on the hob.

I am a true believer that THE SECRET of any salad is the dressing. This lemon and elderflower dressing really is what makes this salad so very special.

Mix sharp lemon juice with sweet elderflower. Coat tender asparagus, peas, and crunchy sugar snaps. This certainly is a truly divine combination.

Elderflower is very much associated with long summer’s days. It makes wonderfully, refreshing summer drinks.

Did you know that the cordial can have many other uses? It also makes a stunning lemon and elderflower dressing (or vinaigrette as we like to call salad dressing in France).

This simple, yet delicious green salad with lemon and elderflower dressing, is perfect for preparing the night before for tomorrow’s lunch – just keep the dressing and the vegetables separate until the last minute.

Enjoy x

Looking for more salad inspiration? Click here to find out what my all-time favorite salad recipe is… the one that kids, as well as friends, ask for over and over again.

Garden salad with elderflower and lemon dressing

When entertaining or even cooking for my own family, I am always looking for something new and refreshing. This garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing recipe fits the bill perfectly.

This is the perfect BBQ salad as well as a healthy vegetarian/vegan, light meal.

  • 1 lemon
  • 5 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 5 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 8 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 bunch of small asparagus, cut in half
  • 150 grams sugar snaps
  • 100 grams peas (Fresh or frozen)
  • 150 grams radishes
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 little gem lettuces
  1. Wash the lemon and peel its skin with a vegetable peeler. Add the peels to the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 seconds / speed 6. Scrape down the sides.

  2. Add the juice of the lemon, 5tbsp elderflower cordial, 5tbsp white wine vinegar, 8tbsp rapeseed oil. Mix for 5 seconds. Set your dressing aside.

  3. Give the TM bowl a quick rinse. Fill the bowl with 1L water

  4. Prep the vegetables in the Varoma trays: Add 1 bunch of asparagus, cut in half, 150g sugar snaps and 100g peas to the trays. Make sure you leave gaps for the steam to circulate around. Steam for 20 minutes / Varoma / Speed 2.

  5. In the meantime, prepare your lettuce, slice the radishes thinly and slice the red onions. Arrange all in a large flat serving bowl.

  6. When the rest of the vegetables are ready, put them in ice cold water straight away to stop the cooking and keep the crunchiness. 

  7. Dry the vegetables and arrange over the salad. When it’s time to serve, add the dressing and toss. 

  8. Serve straight away. Bon appetit. Enjoy x

Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe

Thermomix curry recipe: Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea – Gluten free, Dairy free and Vegan

 

Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry

  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 red chilli (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cummin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 300 grams fresh spinach
  1. Add 1 onion, halved, 1 garlic clove, 1cm fresh ginger and 1 red chilli (totally optional) to the mixing bowl. Chopped for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides. 

  2. Add 30ml olive oil, 1tsp ground cinnamon, 1tsp ground turmeric, 1tsp ground cumin, 1tsp ground coriander, 1tsp ground clove to the mixing bowl. Cook for 3 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.

  3. Add 1 tin coconut milk, 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered and 3 sweet potatoes, cubed. Cook for 20 minutes / 100C / reverse speed low.

  4. Add 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed and 300g fresh spinach. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / reverse speed 1.

  5. Serve immediately with naan bread / rice or as a side dish to a meat curry. 

Thermomix curry recipe: Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea – Gluten free, Dairy free and Vegan

As you might have noticed by now, we love a good Thermomix curry in this house (click here for my other curry recipes).

Our curries are (always) most of the time home made of course. That way we know exactly what’s in it. It is a lot cheaper than a take away and it’s usually a doddle to make. In other words it’s the ultimate fakeaway.

Serve your curry in these stunning copper dishes and you have the ultimate fakeaway!

I know curry can be a very intimidating thing to attempt but once you have all the ingredients, it really is not that complicated.

Honestly – just give this sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe a go. You will not be disappointed.

If you’re more experienced in the curry making department, I am sure you will be equally as pleased by the awesomeness of this recipe. It’s full of flavours, vegetarian (even vegan) and pretty cheap to boot.

With the added sweetness of sweet potato, this Thermomix curry recipe is delicious for kids of all ages too, even babies.

This recipe is very versatile – replace the spinach with thinly sliced red peppers, add shredded carrots or green beans or even top with cashew nuts to add even more flavours.

Our family love this sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe and we hope yours will do too. Please comment below and tell us how you got on. I’d love to see your pictures too.

Serve with yoghurt and naan bread. Add however much chilli you require / can tolerate / enjoy!

23 kitchen must-haves – 2018 best kitchen gadgets that cost less than £20

23 clever kitchen gadgets available on Amazon right now for under £20, that will make your cooking much more efficient.

Since I spend time researching the best kitchen gadgets around as well as some pretty special recipes (tough life I know!) to share with awesome people like you, my content may contain affiliate links for products I personally recommend, use and love. If you take action (ie. decide to buy one of those products on the back of my recommendation – blush, blush, thank you for the trust!) I’ll earn some coffee money ☕ at no extra cost to you, which I will duly drink while writing more recipes and other useful articles for you.

We all want to make our prep time in the kitchen efficient and having cool kitchen gadgets to help along the way makes it possible.

Here are in our opinion 23 of the coolest kitchen gadgets and tools under £20 that made us wonder “why didn’t we think of that ourselves?”.

We do love our kitchen gadgets and since having Momo the Thermomix in our life, we’ve certainly got rid of quite a few but there are some that are just fab.

With companies constantly creating new tools to make prepping and cooking easier, it is difficult not to spend hundreds if not thousands of pounds into the latest gizmo.

So we’ve done all the hard work for you. Whether you’re tired of having lemon pips in your drizzle or need a better way of planting your indoor herbs, you’re in the right place!

Here are 23 of our favourite kitchen gadgets available from Amazon that cost less than a take away for two – £20 – yet work like they cost way more and will change your food prepping and cooking for the better.


 

 

Electric Breakfast Sandwich Maker Machine – £19.99

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Enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast sandwich within minutes. The first layer will cook the bottom half of the sandwich, you can add some pre-cooked meat at this stage; ham, salami, sausage, bacon or a burger patty. The second layer will cook a fresh egg perfectly, right inside the sandwich. Finally; the top layer will gently toast the bread and holds the heat inside the sandwich. Slide out the separate hot plate and the sandwich will be assembled. Easy and perfect every time!

IngenuiTEA Loose Tea Infuser – £18.00

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I really do like this little gadget. Open the lid, put in some loose tea then pour on the boiling water. The tea leaves do their floating and sinking thing and you can see how strong your tea is getting. When ready, simply place it on top of your cup. This will cause a valve at the bottom to release: crystal-clear tea flows down, while the mesh filter retains all the tea leaves.

IngenuiTEA teapot is also super easy to clean – just rinse it out with water or pop it in the dishwasher. You will wonder how you got along without one.

A product that works brilliantly and is a delight to behold.

Living Nostalgia indoor metal herb pots and tray Set – £16.85

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I absolutely adore this Living Nostalgia range and this indoor pot and tray set is spot on. Ideal for growing a selection of herbs and spices on your windowsill or in the kitchen, it’s functional, robust and looks attractive – it makes a great starter kit for growing your own herbs and spices.

It also makes the perfect gift for a keen chef, perhaps a would-be gardener or someone who needs to clear up their kitchen’s window sill of a bunch of random pots.

Joseph Joseph caddy sink area organiser – £16.20

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I have been lucky enough to have been gifted a couple of Joseph Joseph products recently and I absolutely love them (their nest of bowls is probably my favourite!).  They’re not the cheapest around and yes you could easily get a less expensive caddy sink organiser, but be honest, would it look as good as this one?

The design is highly practical, and very high quality; the entire unit can be dismantled for easy cleaning and it looks amazing.

Miracle Thaw Defrost Tray – £15.98

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No electricity, chemicals, batteries or microwave – just pure magic! Very simply explained, this miracle tray absorbs natural heat and energy in the air and then releases it directly into the food.

It’s absolutely perfect for busy family life when your freezer is full of meat but you always forget to take it out long enough in advance.

Miracle Thaw is guaranteed to thaw food naturally and perfectly every time. Chicken breast ready to cook in under 30 minutes? Yes, really!

6 Plastic party plates for food and drink in one hand – £14.24 (+p&p)

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How awesome are these?

Have you ever found yourself trying to eat your buffet food while holding a drink? This won’t be a problem anymore, thanks to these ingenious plates.

I just love the extra convenience for when people want to wander and mingle.

They’re also great as children party plates or as plastic serving plates – perfect for crisps and dips for example.

Silicone baking mats – £13.96

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These are my best friends in the kitchen. They get used almost every time I bake or cook something in the oven.

They’re really good quality, nothing sticks to them and they fit my oven baking sheet perfectly.

Sausage rolls no longer stick to the baking tray, woohoo! No scraping off stuck on bits of pastry, no more soaking the trays in the sink. I also find them fabulous for baking bread rolls, cookies and meringues.

I would highly recommend these liners to anyone who enjoys baking but hates the aftermath! A great and much more cost-effective alternative to using baking paper.

Long cuff water stop latex gloves – £12.99

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Do you hate getting wrinkles on your fingers whenever you do the dishes or get your hands dirty or cut from all the cleaning? You need these long cuff latex gloves.

They are perfect to use for washing dishes, cleaning, caring for an elderly, flower arrangements and more. These are the ideal warmer water stop gloves that can protect hands from hot water, soap and cleaning chemicals. Definitely a useful must-have for soft, ageless and wrinkle free hands!

Rice and spaghetti measure – £11.48

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Wave Goodbye to Wastage and Say Hello to Portion Control
Why do I always cook too much rice and too much spaghetti?

It’s enough – you know it’s enough, but it just doesn’t look very much in the pan, so you add a little bit more and then some more for good luck!!

This rice and spaghetti measure is a simple, non-calibrated measure for a single portion of rice in the bowl and a single generous portion of spaghetti through the hole. As you get to know your measurements, add a little more or a little less depending on the dish you are preparing.

Metal lemon and lime squeezer – £10.99

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We’ve got one, my mum’s got one, my disabled dad’s got one, all my brothers too – this is truly one of those ‘I have no idea how I lived without it’ kind of product.

It gets every possible drop of juice from the fruit. There never a pip wandering around in my juice. It cleans in seconds and is dishwasher safe.

I used to have an electric citrus press which was great but always a hassle to get out of the cupboard. This squeezer is easy to store with other kitchen tools. Perfect for when you want to make lemonade for the kids or a quick margarita with your friends.

Glass kitchen food scale – £9.99

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Very sexy, light, small and neat. Very accurate, easy to use and switch between weight variations. Everything you need from a kitchen scale really!

Stuffed burger press – £9.95

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This is a great burger press to make your own burgers. It is very simple to use: add minced meat to the base, press with the top to remove the middle, fill with your favourite fillings. Put some more mince on top. Add the case back on and press away.

It’s never been easier to make your own burgers. Make them healthier with no added salt or preservative or as my children like them, stuff them with cheese and chorizo.

The press means that the burgers are squashed to perfection with no risk whatsoever of barbeque disintegration.

In a nutshell: very easy to use, very easy to clean, and the fact you can add a nice surprise inside of your burger is awesome.

Reusable silicone food bag – £8.69

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The solution to our plastic bag addiction. So much better than using plastic all the time.

If you’re like us and used to using a lot of Ziplock bags in your life, then this is the best alternative out there. It is perfect for reducing plastic use at home and on the go.

  • steam veggies
  • freeze food
  • great lunch sack
  • completely airtight making them perfect for storing leftover avocado
  • fridge safe
  • microwave safe
  • better than a huge mat of plastics floating in the ocean.
  • unlike plastic bags, they contain no petroleum, no PVC, and no latex

Joseph Joseph Scroll Garlic Peeler – £8.00

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If like me, you love your garlic, you need this product in your life. It’s like magic. I can finally peel garlic without using my nails. It’s easy to fill, easy to wash, simple and elegant. Another amazing product from Joseph Joseph.

Wine glass markers – £7.47

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No more ‘which one is my glass again?’

What a great idea for parties, personalize your wine glass, write messages on mirrors, windows or picture frames, or use the Wine Glass Markers for many other creative projects.
The Wine Glass Markers can be used on any glass or ceramic surface — allowing you to replace those old wine tags, or skip the need to search for your stash of wine charms before the next event.
It’s mess-free, easy erasable and dishwasher safe.

GREAT FOR SO MANY DIFFERENT USES! 
Set them out before a party, barbecue, wedding/baby shower, or anytime people are gathering
Give them as a gift for the hostess at the next party you’re attending
Add a personal touch to gifts by writing birthday or congratulations messages on wine bottles, picture frames or any glassware
Replace cheesy wine charms or the ugly paper markers at wine parties
Label the spices and foods you store in glass jars
Label cheese plates or other dishes you bring to parties. Write a message on the hallway or bathroom mirrors
Foster your kids’ imagination by letting them draw on the windows and glasses
Essential accessory on wine tastings and seminars

Non-stick pizza crisper tray – £6.99

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Finally a really good pizza crisper. I am the first to admit that I had never realised just how much of a difference this would make to cooking pizza, but it really does come out 100% better whether it’s store-bought, frozen or homemade.

We like our pizzas here and we’re a bit fussy when it comes to achieving the perfect crispiness – sub-standard is not an option – and since we haven’t yet invested in a proper wood-fired oven, achieving a well enough cooked base without burning the toppings has always been a bit of a challenge… until now!

This tray really makes cooking pizza or chips evenly a breeze.

Nut milk bag – £6.95

Do you know someone who’s dairy-free? These little bags enable you to make your own fresh and nutritious milk from almonds and other nuts with or without a Thermomix. Just pour blend into the bag, strain and squeeze and voila – just so easy! No mess, no fuss, delicious and healthy with very little effort.

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Lakeland soup ‘n’ sauce clear storage bags – £6.69

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Storing soup is no longer a two-person job thanks to these sturdy Soup’n’Sauce freezer bags that stand upright of their own accord, making them really easy to fill.

I think we have finally found the ideal pour and store freezer bag solution. Thank you, Lakeland!

They’re perfect to store any soup, stack very nicely side by side in the freezer, which means they take very little space compared to solid plastic containers, defrost in the microwave and clean in the dishwasher.

Robust, reusable and reliable! Perfect for anyone who regularly makes batches of home-made soup, stock and sauce.

Electric coffee pen art pen for latte – £6.67

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A very simple yet genius idea that makes creative message writing a doddle. Just add ground spice or chocolate of your choice and surprise loved ones with a thoughtful or funny message.

This electric coffee pen is also ideal for children to use – they will never tire of drawing and presenting you with their own special work of art.

Animal house monkey peeler – £6.08

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So this one is a bit of a cheat, it won’t make your peeling quicker or easier but we just couldn’t resist how cute and cool it looks.

With its bright orange colour and its funky design, it’s also likely to encourage kids to help out.

Herb cutting scissors – £5.99

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A pair of scissors that cuts with 5 blades at once. One of those I-don’t-know-how-I-managed-without-them kitchen tools.

And yes they do make a great gift. Works perfectly, so quickly and cleans easily.

5 blades work together at once to neatly cut fresh herbs, the soft grip handles make it comfortable to use, an ideal addition to any kitchen.

Lurico bear meat claws – set of 2 – £5.89

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These Lurico Meat Claws are one of the most versatile cooking tools on the market. They are ideal for:

  • Meat shredding – Make pulled pork out of pork shoulder 10 times quicker than regular forks
  • Meat tongs – Move meat on and off the grill or oven
  • Meat slicer – Holding a large piece of meat while shredding or cutting. Can also be used as a fruit or vegetable holder
  • Alternative to BBQ gloves – Keep your hands protected and from getting burned
  • Salad tongs – very useful to toss salad.

Can colander / strainer – £5.24

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Instead of using the can’s metal lid to drain, simply place this fantastic little strainer over the opening and press. Safe, effective and easy to use, it stops you from getting the tuna liquid on your hands, keeping fingers clean and scent-free.

It works well, is easy to clean, not expensive and makes life easier. What more could one ask of a kitchen gadget? Perfect.

 

Thanks for reading!

There are hundreds of kitchen gadgets that could have made this list, but we chose our top picks based on what we think most kitchens are missing, whether they have a Thermomix or not, great value and general usefulness in making life easier. Do share with us any of your own suggestions in the comment box below. We will review and update this list regularly and might very well use your suggestion.

Deliciously creamy banana and peanut butter porridge Thermomix recipe

Pimp up your porridge with this delicious banana and peanut butter Thermomix recipe.

Baby, it’s cold outside – very very cold. If there is one thing that can help you get out from under the warm duvet, it is a warm bowl of creamy porridge. That’s why you should make this super quick banana and peanut butter porridge Thermomix recipe. It is the perfect breakfast for people who don’t have much time in the morning.

I play ‘beat the porridge’ – one minute to pop everything in the mixing bowl and turn the Thermomix on, it then takes 12 minutes for this deliciously creamy banana and peanut butter porridge to be ready.

Just enough time for me to get ready (including the shower! Yes I am quick in the morning!) or get the kids into their school uniform, finish last minute’s homework or pop into the local corner shop because one of them has just remembered they have a home economics lesson today.

When I come back to the kitchen, my porridge is perfectly creamy, hot and filling. Just what I need in the morning.

A simple and healthy recipe featuring peanut butter and including bananas into the porridge (as supposed to sliced on top). This is also a perfect way to use up brown bananas.

Low FODMAP, vegetarian & can be Gluten-Free if using the right oats and Vegan too by substituting the milk with your favourite plant milk. This is a great one for the freezer too.

The peanut butter is a brilliant source of extra protein and fat whilst the oats provide an excellent source of slow releasing complex carbohydrates. It will keep you going all morning.

Alternatively, why not try these bananas and oats ‘magic balls’?

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Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe

 

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe.

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe.

This is a flavourful curry paste from a recipe originally published by an Indian friend. – for the original non-Thermomix recipe, click on Suneil’s website here, which will make enough paste for 4 curries – you can also use it to marinate chicken to grill.

It’s surprisingly easy to make and much healthier and better tasting than the shop-bought ones. You’ll know exactly what it’s your curry! No nasties or additives. 

A great home-made basic curry paste Thermomix recipe that freezes beautifully. Make it in batches and freeze for when you want to create an authentic curry.

Better than a takeaway, it is the basis for the ultimate fakaway – this fragrant, rich and versatile paste includes spices like coriander, cumin and turmeric, mixed with onions, garlic and ginger. 

There’s no chillis in this recipe but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some or lots – how hot do you want it to be?

Why make this with a Thermomix?

– no onion chopping

– no constant stirring

– no risk of anything burning

– put it on and carry on with your life 

– no pots and pans to wash up

– the finest spice mill you could ever wish for

  • 5 medium white onions
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 5 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 5 tbsp cardamon pods
  • 5 tbsp cloves
  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp white peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 5 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 7 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400 mls water
  1. Add 5 onions, halved, 6 garlic cloves and 2 cm fresh ginger to the mixing bowl. Blitz for 20 seconds / speed 6 or until it forms a paste.

  2. Add 7tbsp vegetable oil and cook for 20 minutes / speed low / 100C without measuring cup. Set aside.

  3. Wash and dry your mixing bowl.

  4. Add 5 tbsp coriander seed, 2 tbsp cumin seeds, 5 tbsp cardamom pods, 5 tbsp cloves, 2 tbsp fennel seeds and 1 tbsp white peppercorns to the mixing bowl. Dry fry for 5 minutes / Varoma / speed 1. Enjoy the wonderful smell!

  5. Add 3 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp salt and 5 tbsp cinnamon powder. If you’ve decided to add chilli powder, now is the time to do it! Mill for 20 seconds / speed 10.

  6. Add the onion mixture to the spices and cook for 20 minutes / 100C / Speed low, replacing measuring cup with simmering basket. Add 100ml of water every 5 minutes.

  7. It should look like a thick paste. If it’s too liquid, cook for a further 5 minutes. Leave to cool.

  8. When cool, stir in some chopped coriander, divide into 4 equal parts, roll each into clingfilm to form a cylinder, which you can now freeze.

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumbles Thermomix recipe

 

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe

Warm yourself up from the inside with this delicious rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe.

This classic combination is a favourite in every household, it certainly is in ours – and this is a way to make it even healthier. Because of the oat and nuts, it has a lower gluten content which makes it easier to digest.

Our Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe is one to love and this will be a dessert you return to time and time again. 

A little warning though – it makes for a rather sharp fruit combination. If you like things a bit sweeter, then add more brown sugar to the fruits (50 to 100g should be plenty!)

You thought a classic fruit crumble couldn’t be any more comforting? 

This Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe is adapted from a recipe I came across in the Tesco magazine.

  • 400 g rhubarb
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 zest of 1 lemon
  • 50 g honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 75 g butter, chilled
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 50 g oats
  • 100 g pecan or walnuts
  • 75 g brown sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

  2. Place 6 Granny Smith apples, quartered and 400g rhubarb stalks, cut in chunks in the mixing bowls. Chop for 10 seconds / speed 4. Scrape down the sides.

  3. We like our fruits stewed – if you do too: add 50g honey, the zest of 1 lemon, 2 tsp cinnamon and 3tbsp water to the mixing bowl. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low without measuring cup.

    Otherwise, combine the chopped apple and rhubarb with 50g honey, the zest of 1 lemon, 2 tsp cinnamon in an oven proof dish. Just add an extra 20 minutes to the oven cooking time if you take that option.

  4. Divide the mixture between 6 ramekins and leave to cool.

  5. Rinse and dry the mixing bowl.

  6. Place 100g pecan or walnuts in the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 seconds / speed 4.

  7. Add 75g butter, chilled and cubed, 75g plain flour, 50g oats, and 75g demerara sugar to the mixing bowl. Press Turbo 3 times. 

  8. Sprinkle evenly over the apple and rhubarb mixture and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. 

  9. Serve with Thermomix vanilla custard, vanilla ice cream or cream.

Greek chicken and spinach risotto Thermomix recipe

 

 

Greek chicken and spinach risotto Thermomix recipe

Greek chicken and spinach risotto Thermomix recipe

Risotto is probably the most popular dish within the Thermomix community and it’s not difficult to understand why. 

The hardest part about making risotto is usually the constant stirring. That bit is completely taken care off by the Thermomix. It does all the hard work for you and makes absolutely stunning risottos. 

This particular Greek chicken & spinach risotto Thermomix recipe didn’t disappoint and it’s now definitely in the running for my top 5 Thermomix risottos of all times. 

I got the inspiration from this One pot Greek chicken risotto recipe on the Casa de Crews website. 

Who says risotto can’t be Greek? Sweet onions, crumbled feta cheese, flavourful herbs, such as dill and oregano make for an amazing combination. 

It’s also full of good stuff and gluten-free.

10 minutes prep and the rest of making this Greek chicken and spinach risotto Thermomix recipe is totally hands-free. If that doesn’t make for a perfect weeknight meal, I am not sure what does!

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  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 400 g arborio rice
  • 120 g baby leave spinach
  • 600 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 ml dry white wine
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • To serve (optional: olives, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, slices of lemon.)
  1. Place 1 onion, halved and 3 garlic cloves into mixing bowl and chop 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add 4 tbsp olive oil and saute 3 minutes / 120C / speed 1.
  3. While the Thermomix is sauteing, add 2 tsp garlic powder, 1½ tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dill, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  4. Chop 8 chicken thighs in 8 pieces. Add to the mixing bowl. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  5. Add 400g arborio rice. Stir in with the chicken a spatula. Saute 3 minutes / 120C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed without measuring cup. Scrape bottom of mixing bowl with a spatula to loosen the rice.
  6. Add 120g fresh spinach, 600ml vegetable stock, 200ml dry white wine and a pinch of salt.  Cook 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed. Place simmering basket instead of measuring cup.
  7. Add 200g feta, crumbled and cook for a further 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed. Place simmering basket instead of measuring cup.
  8. Serve topped with sliced cucumber, more feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, slices of lemon.

Mild, child-friendly thai red curry paste – Thermomix recipe

 

Mild, child-friendly Thai Red curry paste Thermomix recipe

Mild, child-friendly Thai Red curry paste Thermomix recipe

What would you like for dinner? Not Thai food… said no one ever!

 Is it just me though? Or is it simply impossible to buy a ready-made non-spicy Thai red curry paste? 

These little babies simply get everywhere and the kids don’t like them, and neither do I if I’m completely honest. 

What to do when one needs Thai red curry paste for a recipe such as this gorgeous coconut, quinoa, and lentil curry? Make your own, totally non-spicy Thermomix version of course. 

The good news >>>  Thai red curry paste Thermomix recipe is super easy to make and tastes amazing. 

Plus homemade curry paste makes for tastier curries, and they’re much healthier too! 

It’s done in under 5 minutes thanks to the mighty Thermomix and is packed with awesome flavours. 

Believe me, you will notice a huge difference with shop bought stuff. 

This Thai red curry paste Thermomix recipe can be kept for up to 6 months in the fridge or divide into 4 portions and freeze. You will use it as the base of many dishes, such as soups, curries and stir-fries.

Enjoy and don’t forget to let everyone know how you got on with the Thai red curry paste Thermomix recipe!

  • 1 teaspoons white peppercorns
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander stalks
  • 1 tbsp lemongrass paste
  • 2 shallots
  • 4 cm fresh ginger (sliced)
  • 6 fresh kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • And for the normal (hot version, 5 to 10 dried red chillis)
  1. Add all ingredients to the mixing bowl, blend for 30 seconds / speed 9. Scrape down the sides and repeat 2-3 times until a paste is formed. You’re looking for a buttery oily consistency with no chunks that almost look like a tomato sauce.