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Super Easy Thermomix Hollandaise Sauce

16 Sep

I love Hollandaise Sauce, but I never make it.

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I have tried numerous recipes. I have even had one on one lessons from a Chef. But nothing has ever really worked for me. No matter what method I try, I can only get a recipe to work maybe once, maybe twice but never again. I have made a whole lot of acidic scrambled eggs, split oily concoctions & other major fails.

That was until I started making it in my Thermomix, now I am in love with making my own Hollandaise, because it makes it for me & it works every time ๐Ÿ™‚

I can be grilling salmon, assembling a salad & the Hollandaise is making itself. Now that’s my idea of cooking!

You can choose to make your Hollandaise with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, I prefer the vinegar as it makes it a little tart & cuts through the butter. But,its all a matter of preference & lemon juice makes a ย more traditional Hollandaise.

Hollandaise Sauce a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 150g chilled unsalted butter
  • 2 T lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • pinch himalayan salt & pepper

So here is the hard bit!! Are you ready??

Put all ingredients in your Thermomix & turn it on for 8 minutes at 90 degrees on speed 3. Sit back & wait for the Magic to happen.

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If you are worried about the high amount of butter in this recipe, never fear – butter is good for you!

It not only tastes great & makes everything taste better it has a myriad of health benefits which can be read about here.

Enjoy

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Healthy Sugar-Free tomato sauce – I kid you not!

13 Apr

Tomato Sauce is not a condiment, it is one of life necessities!

Just ask my “little miss” who dips her chips in Tomato Sauce & then licks them clean, only to re-dip the chip. She would gladly sit down to a big bowl of Tomato sauce for dinner, if only Mama would let her.

For this reason developing a healthy tomato sauce recipe was an “Urgent Priority” when we decided to kick all the chemicals, additives & nasties in our diet.

Making a yummy tasting tomato sauce without SUGAR is a tall order. But this sauce tastes so good – you won’t believe its healthy & you will never go back to that icky red stuff that comes from a bottle!

The only problem with this scrummy sauce is that without all the colourings that come in supermarket sauces, it’s a little meek in colour. But what it lacks in colour, it makes up for in flavour!

“Little Miss” approves & has given the sauce her two thumbs up (kids equivalent to a 3 hat Restaurant rating). And she is still double dipping those chips!!

Let me introduce you to tangy, tasty, heaven in a bottle.

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Healthy Sugar-Free Tomato Sauce a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

  • 300gm Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 pear
  • 1 plum
  • 1/2 a medium apple
  • 1/2 an onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/8 c dates (aprox 8 dates)
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T Tamari sauce (or Organic soy sauce)
  • 1/8 t ground cloves
  • 1/8 t ground nutmeg
  • 1 t smokey paprika
  • 1 t salt – to taste
  • 1/2 t pepper – to taste
  • 1 t olive oil

Brown onions & garlic in a little olive oil with a pinch of salt & pepper in a saucepan until they are caramelised.

Roughly chop the tomatoes, pear, apple & plum and add them to the pot to saute. After 5 – 10 minutes of cooking add the vinegar along with the rest of the ingredients & cook until the fruit & tomatoes begin to break down & are cooked.

Take the saucepan off the heat & blend your sauce in either a food processor or with a stick blender. Once smooth return your sauce to the stove & cook for a further 30 minutes over a low heat, stirring occasionally.

Taste your sauce & adjust seasoning to suit your preference, I make mine for “Little Miss” so its a little on the bland side. Feel free to add some chilli or more spices to give your sauce that added punch. If it tastes a little vinegary at this stage don’t worry as it mellows once its cool.

Bottle your delicious, healthy sauce & keep it in the fridge and slather that baby on everything!!

This recipe makes a small bottle of sauce. We prefer to make small batches often, to ensure we don’t have spoiled sauce. But if you prefer a large batch, double or triple the recipe & enjoy sauce to your hearts content.

This sauce has been in our refrigerator for 3 weeks now & is still going strong but being a natural, preservative free product it won’t last forever – not that it has any show of that around here!

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