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LCMs? LTMs? Rice Bubble Snack Thingos

I have seen the recipe in the book and a few versions going around but none of them really appealed to me. So I came up with these as a slightly healthier version and must say, was pretty pleased. Best of all, the kids just loved them.

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Add to the Thermomix and cook for 5 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 3

  • 50g butter
  • 60g coconut oil
  • 50g sugar or rapadura or any other sweetener
  • 2T honey

Add 1t vanilla essence, then add the following and stir gently on reverse for a few seconds:

  • 1 cup of puffed amarenth
  • 3 cups puffed rice
  • 50g coconut.

Give it an extra stir with a spatula, pour in to a lined square tin and press down firmly with baking paper over the top. Refrigerate until set, then cut in to bars.

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A Handful Of Bliss

For those who need exact measurements in a recipe, look away now. Or, give this a go anyway as it really is fool-proof.

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Into the thermomix put the following and blitz on speed 8 for around 15 seconds:

  • A handful of raw cashews
  • A handful of raw almonds
  • A handful of goji berries

Add to it the following and blitz on speed 7 for around 20 seconds:

  • A handful of apricots
  • A handful of dried raspberries
  • A BIG handful of fresh dates, seeds removed
  • A handful of raw cacao powder
  • A splash of coconut oil

Form in to small balls, roll in coconut and freeze. Perfect for an afternoon snack.


Cherry Tomato and Orange Jam

Another load of delicious tomatoes arrived today, so decided to try something a little different. This is what I came up with.

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Add to the thermomix:

  • 1kg of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 200g of rapadura sugar
  • 100g butter
  • zest of one large orange
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1t pepper

Cook at Varoma temp, speed 1, reverse, for around 1 hour and 15 minutes, measuring cup OFF. You will need to sit the basket on top to stop it spitting everywhere. Keep checking it, once it starts looking like a sticky, thick jam, it is ready.

Spoon it in to a jar, once cool, put in the fridge. I boil my jar in a pot on the stove first, as a token effort at sterilization.


Chia and Banana Spelt Pikelets, Thermomix Style

There are loads of recipes floating around for pikelets with chia seeds added, here is my version.

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Add to the thermomix 2 big spoons of chia seeds plus 2 big spoons of puffed amaranth. Blitz on speed 9 for around 10-15 seconds.

Add the following to the chia and amaranth:

  • 80g spelt flour
  • 2t baking powder
  • 1 small banana, chopped
  • 80g of plain yoghurt
  • 1t vanilla
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 a measuring cup of water

Mix on speed 6 for a minute .

Heat a little butter in a non-stick pan, drop spoons of the mix in once hot. When golden, turn and cook the other side.

Serve with chopped bananas, drizzled with honey. Or blueberries. Or strawberries. Or anything really. This will make around ten, or enough for two small children.


Savoury Muffins

These have a lovely flavour, for adults as well as kids and are so easy. Pretty much any veggies you have in your fridge can be used, this is what I used today…

50g or so of parmesan, milled in the Thermomix until fine.

Add and chop on Speed 5 for around 10 seconds, or until desired consistency:

  • 1 zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, roughly chopped
  • 50g butter, chopped

Add and mix for a few seconds on Speed 4:

  • 2 eggs
  • 250g milk
  • 400g spelt flour
  • 4t baking powder
  • 2t Thermomix stock
  • salt and pepper

Check consistency, should be thick, but able to fall off the spoon. Spoon in to muffin cases and cook in a preheated oven, around 220 degrees, for around 15-20 minutes, depending on the size.

Slather with butter, eat hot or cold, perfect for freezing too.


Yoghurt Cheese Spread

The Thermomix has copped an absolute hiding these last few days, I honestly don’t know how I ever lived without it.

Yesterday, I made yoghurt, using organic milk and the last half a cup of yoghurt from the last batch I made. I always follow Valeries Yoghurt Method, it is fool-proof. I decided to turn this whole batch into yoghurt cheese, so followed her tutorial here…

Instead of turning it into balls, I sprinkled it with salt and put it in a container in the fridge.

Lunch was simple. The two endies from the spelt bread I made the other day, smothered in yoghurt-cheese spread, sprinkled with a bit more salt and a handful of chopped garlic chives.

Tomorrow’s version will probably involve cherry tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Bring on tomorrow!

 


Blueberry Choc Fudge

For something that tastes like it is straight from the Angels, this is incredibly good for you. Loaded with antioxidants, it has no nasty sugars in it that will get you or your kids all hyper and provides an instant pick-me-up.

None of that applies though if you decide to eat the whole batch in one go…

Put in to the Thermomix 60g of the chocolate of your choice. I used raw cacao nibs. Blitz on speed 9 for around 20 seconds.

Next, add 40g of coconut oil and warm it through for 2 minutes at 50 degrees. Blitz again for around 10 seconds

Time for your nuts. I used almonds and cashews. You however, could use any variation you liked, such as macadamia, walnuts, pistachios…

Add the following and blitz it till you’re happy with it:

  • 220g of those nuts
  • 2 big spoons of raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 30g of shredded coconut
  • Puffed amaranth, a really big handful
  • 3 big spoons of chia
  • A pinch of salt

Add a really big handful of dried blueberries, or any dried fruit you like. Bring it all together, till it’s well mixed, then warm through at 50 degrees, for around 3 minutes, Speed 3.

Pour it out in to a lined tray, press it down really firmly till it’s around an inch thick and freeze for a couple of hours. Then, slice it in to cubes, wrap in baking paper and put in a freezer bag.

Eat a piece every time you walk past the freezer. Well, maybe not.

Credit has to go to Tash, after seeing her recipe for Super Fudge, I decided to try my own. Her recipe is here…

http://crunchworthy.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/power-house-fudge.html