It is not often that we are about the house on the weekend so I don’t do a lot of cooking. However, this weekend I made a bit of an effort and ended up making some lovely things. When I say ‘effort’, it wasn’t that great as most of the recipes were done in the Thermomix. I really can’t explain just how much of a marvel the Thermomix is. If you don’t have one, don’t let that put you off clicking on the links to the recipes as most could be done without it, or perhaps completed with another appliance that you have.
Have a look at my creations, I am more than a little proud of some of them…..
Apple Porridge made in the Thermomix while I got ready for the morning. It can’t get much easier than that! The boys LOVED it. Recipe is here.
Banana and Coconut Bread. We all loved this. The recipe is one for the Thermomix but easy and well worth adapting if you don’t have one. I also had my first attempt at scrolls. These were spinach and feta. Yummo. A fantastic brunch or lunchbox food. You can find the recipe here.
Healthy Banana Ice Cream. This is made with just a little sugar (or in our case dextrose), frozen skim milk and frozen banana. It is just like soft serve ice cream without the guilt. I will post more about easy ice creams made in the Thermomix soon.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mocha. This recipe calls for cocoa, but I have been right into using raw cacao and I am convinced of the health benefits. Hubby and I love this rich drink.
Mango, Banana and Apple Green Smoothie. This was my own concoction but you can read about my green smoothies here. This one was demolished by my boys in seconds, despite them watching two big handfuls of spinach going into the mix.
Chinese Combination Short Long Soup. I did freestyle with this recipe and added things I knew we would like. It was a hit all round. Master C loved the dumplings.
Another dish that I stupidly didn’t photograph, despite the fact it was the stand out dish of the weekend, was Singapore Noodles. Oh. So. Yummy. Instead of making it with vermicelli noodles, I used angel hair slim noodles which have less than 7 calories per serve. The meal had next to no calories and was so filling. I can see this appearing regularly on my meal plans.
I’d love to hear whether you get up to cooking or baking on the weekends or is that your ‘time off’? Have a great week.