It was Colin at glutenfreesydney's birthday recently so I made a celiac friendly cheesecake to celebrate - thermomixed of course. I combined Quirky Jo's Raw Macadamia Lime Cheesecake base, with a salted caramel (was more a butterstotch than salted caramel) and salted caramel swirl no-bake cheesecake recipe from the Thermomix recipe community.
My present for entering the dirty thirties was a holiday to Thailand in May. Yes, I'm a very lucky lady! Having never been to Thailand before, we wanted to fit as much in as possible in 10 days. Which turned into 8 days due to some serious Thai-dal waves. The itinerary: Bangkok > Ko Samui > Ko Phangan > Ko Tao > Railay.
Due to a botch up with the Emirates and Qantas merger we missed our flight and didn't arrive in Bangkok until 1am. On the upside Lebua aka the Hangover hotel upgraded us to an executive suite that was bigger than our apartment at home. Score!
After reading a lot of reviews I was overly excited about the Cafe Mozu breakfast buffet. It didn't disappoint, we were giggling like kids when we saw the amazing spread. Ham and cheese omelette and dumplings, together on a plate at last! The pizza oven toaster was impressive but I felt sorry for the toast man with a furnace behind him.
Sriracha has a massive following. There are tees, art, cookbooks, water bottles, heels, comics and a soon to be documentary dedicated to this hot saucy little number. I use to think it was Vietnamese but has it's roots in Si Racha, Thailand. The now famous rooster bottle version was created by an entrepreneurial Mr Huy Fong when he emigrated to America, so it's as American as Heinz. After coming across Serious Eats' recipe I decided to give it a go with the Thermomix.
The recipe calls for fresno or jalapeno chillis but I went with birdseye chilli as that's what they seem to have in Sydney supermarkets. If anyone finds fresno or jalapeno chillies in Sydney please let me know!
I made half the recipe just in case my first go at chilli sauce was a fail. It weirded me out to keep the green stems on so I snipped them off. Chuck everything except the vinegar into the TM, set lid to close and turbo pulse.