My favourite Thermomix recipes!
Yes, it’s very difficult for me to pick favourites - I love them all! But interestingly this is one of the most common questions I get asked by customers… and it makes sense. My favourites are probably the recipes I cook the most, and the recipes I cook the most might well be the recipes you’ll cook the most! So let’s go through some of my favourites, in no particular order… and hopefully some of these inspire you to get cooking in your Thermomix :)
Lazy Breakfast Loaf
I did say no particular order… but this would be absolute favourite! I make this recipe all the time… it honestly couldn’t be easier, and foolproof. EVERYONE can bake bread with this recipe! This recipe is straight from my cookbook ‘Everyday Thermo Cooking’, but luckily you can get the recipe FREE, and you can even watch me making it in my kitchen…
2. Rainbow Rice
Delicious. Nutritious. Super easy - all you’ll need for this meal is your thermo bowl, knife, chopping board and 25 minutes (20 of those you can be off doing something else!). This would have to be one of the most popular recipes made by customers and uploaded to social media. Everyone loves it, and for good reason! A quick dinner in it’s own right, or a fancy side. Recipe page 29, Thermo Cooker Fresh Favourites.
3. Korean Rice Bowl
It looks like a stir-fry, it tastes like a stir-fry, but it’s a whole lot easier and a lot less mess! The entire dish is steamed, making it fresh and light. It’s also super speedy to make; if you start with boiling water you can have this delicious meal on the table in less than 20 minutes. That’s my kind of cooking! Page 60 of Everyday Thermo Cooking, but lucky for you you can access the recipe FREE here!
4. Fresh Pasta Dough
I don’t consider all cooking therapeutic, but i really do love making fresh pasta, running it through the pasta machine until it’s silky smooth! It’s a great weekend activity, and it’s so much easier with a helper :) The recipe is free on my blog, you can access it here!
5. Crunchy Baked Mussels
Mussels are one of my absolute favourite ingredients to cook with - they’re cheap, they’re a nutrient powerhouse (more iron than red meat!), they take mere minutes to cook AND they are one of the most sustainable and ethical seafood choices. Win! I know they’re not to everyone’s taste, but with the crunchy crust and cheesy flavour I recon I could make a mussel convert out of anyone! Recipe page 19 from my Thermomix cookbook ‘Quick Dinners’.
6. Dark Chocolate Cakes
These are rich, fudgy and delicious – it’s almost impossible to believe there’s no eggs, butter, milk or even chocolate! It takes just a minute or two to whip up the batter in the thermomix, and I’ve usually got all the ingredients on hand in the pantry making iteven more convenient. I like the individual ones - easy to serve, share and store, but of course you can use the same mixture for one large cake :) This recipe is straight from my cookbook ‘Everyday Thermo Cooking’, but luckily you can get the recipe here FREE :)
7. Coconut Yoghurt
I’ve tested mine a hundred times and it’s definitely foolproof! And cheap to make at home. Like the cow’s milk original, it has so many uses in both sweet and savoury dishes, from breakfasts, smoothies and desserts to dips, sauces and dressings (I love it alongside curries mixed with grated cucumber!). But unlike the original, it’s great if you are lactose intolerant, paleo or vegan … or perhaps you just want to give the cows a break. My version is particularly thick and creamy, replicating a Greek-style yoghurt. Special thanks to my mum Janene for becoming the doyenne of coconut yoghurt – she’s tested every conceivable method and variation, and this is the version that consistently comes out on top. This recipe is straight from my cookbook ‘Everyday Thermo Cooking’. (By the way I also love making my own cow’s milk yoghurt - my super-thick Greek-style recipe can be found in ‘Fresh Favourites’).
I loooove bagels, and I love how easy they become to make at home once you’ve got a thermomix! The thermie does the kneading for you, and the Varoma does the steaming for you (instead of the traditional boiling method which is much more work!). Double whammy. I love thermie bagels so much that they make a few apparances in my books - my traditional bagels and blueberry bagels can be found in Quick Fix in the Thermomix, while my cinnamon raisin bagels can be found in ‘Fresh Favourites’. But good news - I’ve also got my Hot Cross Bagels (a spiced Easter-inspired bagel) free on my website! You can check it out here.
And so many more favourites!! Honestly there are so many possibilities at your fingertips when you’ve got a Thermomix… but you need the right recipes! A machine without recipes is like an iPhone without apps - pretty useless. You can check out all my free recipes here, plus the latest of my eight cookbooks below…
Happy cooking! x