Holiday Cooking

I hope you’re all enjoying the Christmas break – isn’t it nice to have some time off! I didn’t get around to taking photos of everything I made at Christmas, but here’s a few photos from our holiday cooking… using my Thermomix, of course! If you want the recipe for any of these, let me know. They are all dairy-free and naturally sweetened.

Happy holidays!


Chicken & Potato Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing

(from the Thermomix Festive Cookbook – the dressing is amazing!


Kiwi Fruit, Lime and Mint Sorbet
(So refreshing!)

Sabayon with Poached Meringue and Pistachios
(Very rich – take my advice and don’t eat it late at night – you won’t be able to sleep!)

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cranberry & Pistachio Stuffing

(Steamed in Varoma with sauce cooking in bowl, sliced potato steaming in small basket in bowl, and broccoli on top – delicious!)

Mini Steamed Puddings
(Steamed in Varoma – a bit rich for me!)

Crustless Macadamia Pie
(Delicious and very quick! Also made a Pecan version, which we liked best – no photo, must have eaten it too quickly!)

Holiday Jelly Salad

(A family favourite – homemade jelly made with cranberries, green apple, orange segments & juice, pineapple pieces & juice, pecans/walnuts, celery, honey & gelatin.)

Christmas Wreath Bread

(Homemade spelt & seed bread braided into a wreath shape – made these for gifts.)



7 thoughts on “Holiday Cooking

  1. Mandy and Jack says:

    Your food is always SO BEAUTIFUL! I follow your blog because one of my best friends is allergic to sugar, dairy, and gluten, and I like having recipes she can eat (though, I must admit, I still haven’t cooked anything from here for her! But I surely will soon). But thanks for posting the pictures too! You make it look beautiful. And if they taste as good as they look, I know they’re delicious!

    Merry Christmas/Boxing day! 🙂

  2. Thermomixer says:

    Great work again Jo – love those pics.

    The sabayon and poached meringues sounds good. Might trouble you for the recipe for that one.

    The crustless macadamia pie also – when you have time. Ta

    Will check out the old posts when time permits,

    Happy hols

  3. Jo says:

    Thanks M & J! My photos aren’t always as good as I’d like them (I only have a cheap digital camera these days), but I have a good program to help me fix the lighting, etc! (Sneaky!)

    Thanks Thermomixer – I’ll post my version of the sabayon recipe (with poached meringue) and macadamia pie soon! 🙂

  4. JoAnn says:

    Hi Jo,

    Just found your blog recently….love the way you cook! 🙂

    I’d really like the sorbet and the crustless macadamia nut/pecan pie recipes, if possible….I’m gluten free because of celiac disease, but if your recipe is not gluten free I may be able to convert it.

    My email is joanno AT ipac DOT caltech DOT edu.

    Merry (Belated) Christmas and Happy New Year!

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