Monthly Archives: January 2013

Special Mashed Potato

Is it wrong to tell a half truth to your kids if it is for their own good? I make mashed potato but add carrot and pumpkin to make it healthier and just call it  special mashed potato.  They love it, and I love it too knowing they are getting extra serves of veggies.


4 Potatoes
2 Carrots
1/4 butternut pumpkin
150g milk


Roughly chop veggies and place in thermomix bowl.  (There should be about 900g of veggies, but this doesn’t need to be exact).

Add milk and close lid.

Cook for 25 minutes at 100°C reverse soft spoon

Insert butterfly, add butter, and stop reverse.  Whip for 30 seconds at speed 4

For an added serve of veggies, place extra veggies in the Veroma and place on top of bowl while potatoes are cooking.

Orange mashed potato with steamed veggies and pan fried salmon

Orange mashed potato with steamed veggies and pan fried salmon

Serves: 4

Approximate calories per serve: 140

By |January 21st, 2013|Salads and Sides|1 Comment

Blueberry & Almond Porridge

What do you have for breakky?  When I am trying to be healthy I like to cook porridge.  It fills me up, tastes great and it quick and easy to prepare.  Unfortunately my kids don’t really like porridge, so I quickly put my oats and water in the thermomix set is for 7.5 minutes then get the kids cereal ready.  What could be easier?

Blueberry and almond porridge


40 grams Oats
210 grams water
1 tablespoon blanched almonds
1/4 cup blueberries
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1/4 cup hi lo milk


Place oats and water into thermomix bowl and lock lid

Cook for 7.5 minutes at 100°C  reverse speed 2

Pour porridge into a bowl and top with blueberries, almonds and cinnamon.  Add  milk and serve

You can add honey or sugar, but I prefer mine just like this.


How do you like your porridge?


Approximate calories per serve: 315








By |January 20th, 2013|Breakfasts|1 Comment