Join us This week we are running another round of #freezertolunchbox 5 day challenge. This edition is all about hidden veggies. Yesterday we cooked our 12 Veggie Hidden Pizza Wheels. The tomato paste we made is so delicious I just had to share it on the blog this week. If you missed the challenge and want to know when another is running sign up to our notification mailing list! This tomato paste is delicious and jam packed full of veggies - 10 in fact! This will make a large amount so its perfect to freeze and keep handy for the next pizza night and when tomato paste or pizza sauce [...]
Just an easy recipe tonight as I use this sauce in an upcoming recipe that will be posted here. This is a great sauce to make up and freeze into 2-3 batches for future use in main meals or smaller batches. It is great stirred through cooked pasta with a little shaved or grated cheese. It makes a great bolognese sauce with beef or chicken mince and it tastes delicious on pizzas as a base sauce. Spoon over cooked chicken breasts or use as a dip for nuggets and the like. So versatile!
I just realised that I have never posted my Passata recipe on the blog. I have quite a few recipes to post that uses it so I thought it is about time to upload it. Everyone has their own take on Passata. Generally it is pure tomatoes with nothing added. Others will add flavouring like garlic or herbs. This is my basic one that includes a hint of garlic, salt and a little olive oil to smooth it. Traditionally seeds and skins are removed but due to the power of the Thermomix I have kept them. You can use this like you do tomato puree or diced tomatoes on [...]
Who wants dinner on the table in under 20 minutes and costs less than $10 to serve 4-6? This is the recipe for you. This is one of my favourite pasta sauces served through large pasta shapes (so teh baby can devour them - he loves this!) or through zucchini noodles. It is so versatile and makes a great pizza base sauce too. This is enough sauce for 500-600g of pasta (even more if like a less "saucy" pasta). This makes a great amount for large families or large dinner parties. Serve with salad and garlic bread to stretch it further if needed. This sauce is perfect for the [...]
I cant believe I haven't posted this Roasted Capsicum and Tomato Paste recipe yet as it is one of my most used recipes alongside my bread recipe. This should be a staple in all fridges or freezers alongside your vegetable stock concentrate. I love making tomato paste. It adds so much flavour to your your tomato based sauces, pizza bases and breads. What I love about this is you can really vary the flavours to it. Add some chilli if you want to spice things up. Add herbs such as basil, parsley and rosemary for a delicious herb twist. Add lots of garlic for a delicious garlic punch to [...]
Making your own pasta sauce is so easy. It really is a matter of chuck it all in and let it cook away. I love this one as I pack a lot of vegetables into it so perfect for the kiddies. I often purée this though so they can't see all the veg. Use it with mince, over meatballs, with pasta/zoodles and a little cheese, on your chicken parmigiana, pizza sauce... The list is endless. I make a double batch and freeze into portions. You can bottle it in jars and vacuum seal if preferred.
I saw this on the recipe community and have been eager to try this. We are heading to a BBQ tonight so I thought I would make it to marinate the chicken breasts in. It smells delicious. My partner keeps walking around the house saying “Gosh that smells good”. The verdict: I used much much less cumin then asked for in the recipe. I used 20g as its all I had and even that was too much. I would cut it back to 10g personally. It also needed a lot more lemon but that might be because I didn't add enough in as I just used lemon zest. Overall it [...]
Did you see the delicious salad we had last night for dinner? It was amazing. The flavours were delicious. I tweaked the dressing to suit our tastes. This is a must try!!! All you need to do is blitz 2-4 peeled garlic cloves, 1 deseeded chilli and the peel of half a lime on speed 7 until fine. Scrape down. Add 20g fish sauce, 50g brown sugar, juice from the lime (if some of the pulp goes in great!!! It adds little flavour bursts!) 50g olive oil or oil of choice. Mix until combined and sugar has mostly dissolved. Pour into a jar and place a torn up lime keffir [...]
This is such a versatile sauce full of flavour and lots of hidden vegetables. It's great as a pasta sauce. Serve it over pasta for an easy meal. It also makes a great pizza base sauce or for sauce to go on your scrolls with some cheese, spinach and capsicum. I make up a batch when I have veggies to use up and then I freeze it. It's a very quick meal for those hectic nights.