Easy Meal at the end of a long day

Love Australia Day and being with family and friends.   But at the end of a long day, you just want something easy to make for dinner.

That’s where my Thermomix helps me! 


Easy coleslaw and Lamb Chops

Make homemade mayo  (TM5  follow recipe with egg straight from the chicken nest box😄)

Scrape out mayo and put into jar (refrigerate ) and with a couple of tablespoons of mayo left in Thermomix add cabbage, carrot,  apple, onion (if you want or capsicum as I did ), salt, pepper and turn to speed 4 for 2-5 seconds.  Check and scrape down sides of bowl each 2 secs.

Lamb chops?!  Get the boys on the  BBQ....easy😆

Getting Ready for School

School is almost about to start!  I thought I would try and get ahead by preparing some sweet treats.

Chocolate chip muffins and chocolate coconut slice.

The Chocolate chip muffins is based on a recipe I have posted before.

But here it is 😄

Low Sugar Muffins

Whisk together:
1/2  Cup  Rice Bran Oil
1/2  Cup  Rice Malt Syrup (you could also use honey)
2    Eggs
1  teas  Vanilla
1/4  Cup  White Sugar (optional), could also be coconut sugar if you don't mind a darker                                         colour muffin

Then fold in:
1 1/2  Cup  GF Self-Raising Flour (you can also use Spelt/ Wheat based if this is your preference )
Plus flavour of your choice (see list for ideas)

Spoon into 12 muffin cases and bake in preheated oven 180C for 15-20 min. Let stand for 5 minutes and then put on cooling racks. Best eaten just warm or can be frozen.

Flavour Ideas:

1 Cup  Fresh or Frozen Raspberries & 1/2 Cup Choc-Chips (Well Naturally sugar-free brand)

1 Cup  Fresh or Frozen Raspberries & 1 Banana, mashed

1 Cup  Fresh or Frozen Blueberries & 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Zest of 1  Lemon, juice of lemon and 2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds (omit vanilla in base                                          mix)

3/4 Cup  Cranberries, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/4 Cup  Raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) & add choc chips (optional)

            Apple Crumble Muffins:

Use base GF Low Sugar Mix (omit vanilla -  optional) and add 1 apple (peeled and diced  very finely) and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.  Spoon into muffin cases and then top with crumble mix which is made up of  20-30 g shredded coconut, 40 g plain GF Flour, 50 g brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and  1½ tablespoons coconut oil mixed together to form the ‘crumble’.

The Chocolate Coconut Slice is very simple.   I used a combination of 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup coconut sugar and 3 eggs.  Then simply add 1 cup self raising flour, 1/4 cup cacao, 1 cup coconut and a dash of vanilla  (optional ).  Spread in a lined flat rectangle tin and bake 180°C for 10-15 mins until cooked.  When cool spread with low sugar hazelnut spread (from IQS) and sprinkle with coconut. 

It's not sugar free but I've tried to lower the amount of sweetness.  You could also use Rice Malt syrup.

Easy Beef and Veg

I was wanting to make an easy, go to meal.   What resulted?

100-200g beef (or chicken ) per person
1-2 zucchini  (diced )
1-2 carrots  (diced)
1 red capsicum  (diced)
1-2 onions  (diced)
1-2 tabsp stock concentrate paste (vege) (T/mix) or bone broth /stock

1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon sage (or fresh)
1 tablespoon dill/parsley
Black pepper to taste

You can use herbs of your choice 😊

Have you tried?...

Have you tried IQS Energy Meffins?

Delicious! Simple!  Easy to have on hand and great for lunches...


Christmas Leftovers

What to do with Christmas leftovers?  We hate waste but why, oh why do we prepare so much for Christmas?

Take a look and see some ideas for using up Christmas leftovers:

  • http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/content/make-most-christmas-leftovers
  • http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/christmas+leftovers
  • http://www.jamieoliver.com/christmas/collection/leftovers/
  • http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/collections/christmas-leftover-recipes.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQiA-4i0BRCaudDcrrnDi6kBEiQAZSh5f3n1JhEd1hygwDXHfEi-H9TAqI35rEuY033rsR3FLS8aAkWM8P8HAQ

The above are just a few websites to check out!

Yungaburra Foodmarket

Recently our town suffered a great loss when the local Foodmarket was burnt down.  I guess we never really understand how much a place means to a small town until its gone.

The owners rallied and in less than a month were operational again at a temporary location.  This is not without its challenges but shows the true Aussie spirit.

If you're in Yungaburra call into our local Foodmarket and say G'day, grab your milk and bread (veges and grocery items too!)

The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area.

Well done to the team at Yungaburra Foodworks - you are champions!

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