Spotlight day

Thought I'd also start doing some Spotlight days. In the theme of why this blog was created, which was to show how often and on what I use my Thermomix for.
So today was a normal day in my kitchen. A weekend day so the chance of some baking (we aren't big baking family but usually make something on the weekend for lunch boxes etc).

Breakfast - pancake batter.
Made spreadable butter - as it's hot I've changed the recipe a bit so it doesn't melt so easily - 150g butter, 100g water, 100g rice bran oil.
Lunch made rice (to go with left over beef stroganoff, cooked in the tmx last night).
Afternoon made banana bread (forum recipe linked a few posts ago, still a winner!)
Dinner we had roast and made the gravy in the tmx.

So you can see how the tmx has integrated it's way into our lives and cooking and even after all this time is still being used multiple times a day.

Mock Rice and chocolate dessert

OK not been a week or more since last blog but a couple of interesting things to blog.
1. chocolate dessert by chookie from the forum , so so so so simple. Evap milk, chocolate and gelatin. And YUM!!!!!!!!!!
2. Mock rice by Helene. Basically cauliflower rice (5 seconds on reverse speed 5) OMG this is brilliant. My kids love cauliflower so loved this - they preferred raw, I preferred cooked.
But for anyone wanting to lower carbs, calories, glycemic load, and more protein then try this. We had it with wontons (so the skins had the processed carbs already) and stir fry asian veg.

I'm not a cauliflower fan like the kids but really enjoyed it cooked, added a little soy sauce (or any other fitting sauce) and I think it's a great substitute.

7 January update

Wow can't believe how the time is flying by! Where did Christmas go? Soon it'll be time for the kids to go back to school and I don't feel rested yet!

Favourites from the last couple of weeks.
Well despite hoping to be adventurous over the holidays we are still very busy so it's all old favourites.

Banana bread using this recipe - def a winner.
Enchilada's (forum recipe, will be linked on here) still dd2's favourite meal.
Usual stock and soup - made a cream of brocolli and mushroom one this week, yum!
Had chicken in yoghurt two nights ago which dd2 had been asking for for ages, was a nice as I remembered it. (forum recipe, though think it comes from the indian cookbook but I always use the printed copy I have).