Thermobexta’s Maple-Roasted Pumpkin with Walnut Dukkah


Tomorrow is the day I release my second cookbook for pre-sale – Summer Meal Mix Up! It’s a very exciting time and I know that many of you can’t wait to get cooking from it, so I’m sharing the ingredients for one of the salads in the book  – Maple-roasted pumpkin with walnut dukkah. This way, you can have everything on hand to make it as soon as the eBook hits your inbox! Continue reading Thermobexta’s Maple-Roasted Pumpkin with Walnut Dukkah


Thermobexta’s Smashed Eggs

curried egg and salad
This is a very simple idea that works well with any mix of veg you have on hand. I use it as the filling for wraps with some shredded lettuce, or sometimes skip the wrap and stuff it in a cos lettuce leaf and my kids sometimes have it in sandwiches. When I was talking to my sister about it the other day, she asked if it would work as a dip, which is a great idea that I hadn’t thought of – perfect for lunch boxes! Continue reading Thermobexta’s Smashed Eggs

Thermobexta’s Festive Couscous Salad

Pearl cous cous salad

There is a greatly improved, more streamlined version of this recipe in my cookbook, Summer Meal Mix Up, which you can find here.

This is a vibrant and flavoursome salad great for any time of the year, but a particularly good one for Christmas!  It can be made a day or two in advance – keep the dressing separate until just before you’re ready to serve.

Continue reading Thermobexta’s Festive Couscous Salad

Thermobexta’s Sesame Roast Pumpkin Salad

Sesame Pumpkin Salad

No Thermomix necessary for this one! Even though it is used to make the dressing, those without can make it by simply crushing the garlic and shaking all ingredients vigorously in a jar.

400g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and diced into 1.5-2cm cubes (peeled weight)

1-2 tbs macadamia oil (or oil of your choice)

salt and pepper Continue reading Thermobexta’s Sesame Roast Pumpkin Salad