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    Default Spin Off: Cooking machine (Thermie etc) dinners that have changed your life

    I was going to ask in the other thread but thought I'd spin it off as the question is for those with any cooking machine, Thermomix, Bellini, Cooking Chef, etc. What dinners do you now cook that you either never used to bother with because they were too much work or never tried because they seemed too adventurous? Particularly whole meal type things, not sauces to go with meat and veg.

    As I'll be working full time next year I'm looking at ways to make cooking dinner easier for DH. He's not an experienced cook but isn't inept. He often bites off more than he can chew, has no idea how to time things, starts too late and has to focus 100% so can't multitask to get things done for the kids at the same time. The end result of all of this is on his cooking nights we usually end up eating 2 hours later than normal and the kids then still need to have baths, chores etc done.

    So I'm wondering if a machine will give him few no-work, no-brain meals and, more importantly, if they are the sorts of things that my family will actually eat. So, what are your favourites to throw the ingredients in and come back to a meal 20 minutes later?

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    My go to meal is mixing mince herbs etc then rolling into balls into the varoma. Quick bowl rinse then add onion garlic and random veg from fridge and blitz, add oil and cook for a few mins then add tins of tomatoes. Put varoma on and steam meatballs and veg whilst sauce cooks away and I clean up do bath.
    I need to use it more though so keen for ideas

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    Thermomix butter chicken and beef madras from the Skinnymixers website. No way would I have bothered before, esp butter chicken.
    Eggs benedict made with eggs sous vide and homemade hollandaise. Not something I'd have stuffed around with before!
    Homemade baked beans and huervos rancheros- not hard dishes the old fashioned way but very easy with a tmx.
    Breads, butters, dips and jams. Not full meals but yeah... Super easy now.

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    Fried rice, creamy chicken and brown rice soup.

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    I make everything love beef stroganoff and making my own flour now. Also the quirky singapore noodles yummy

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    Creamy Tomato & Salami Fettuccine!

    Also, Apricot Chicken Risotto (make sure you use apricot nectar instead of the water and cook it longer) but any risotto really!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goblin Queen View Post
    Creamy Tomato & Salami Fettuccine!

    Also, Apricot Chicken Risotto (make sure you use apricot nectar instead of the water and cook it longer) but any risotto really!
    Oh how could I forget that fettuccine! Have you tried it with chorizo? Mmmmmm

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    Fried rice, paprika chicken, garlic prawns, honey mustard chicken....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Thermomix butter chicken and beef madras from the Skinnymixers website. No way would I have bothered before, esp butter chicken.
    Eggs benedict made with eggs sous vide and homemade hollandaise. Not something I'd have stuffed around with before!
    Homemade baked beans and huervos rancheros- not hard dishes the old fashioned way but very easy with a tmx.
    Breads, butters, dips and jams. Not full meals but yeah... Super easy now.
    All of these I would like to be able to make quickly and easily, I need to get me a tmx!


 

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