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Sandra's No-Tomato Sauce

I have been using this all over the place...  and a bit like the Deli Chicken,  it has helped save Failsafe cooking all over again.  People on the facebook Failsafe pages are talking about it,  it has been translated into Thermomix-ese on the "Something From Nothing" page and here's mine.

Oh,  but first,  here's --->  Sandra's original.



Ingredients :

1 tin Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed150g Pear, about 2 large halves1 teaspoon Citric Acid1/4 cup (50g) Brown Sugar1 teaspoon Salt2 medium Carrots*, peeled and roughly chopped 1 stick Celery, roughly chopped4 Spring onions roughly chopped3-4 cloves of garlic1/2 cup WaterMethod:
Add all ingredients, except water, to TMX and pulverise on Speed 8 for about 5-8 secondsAdd waterWith MC in, cook for 25minutes,  Speed 3,  100ºC Purée by gradually increasing to Speed 9 for about 15 seconds*Moderate Salicylates

Verdict:  When I first tasted this I thought....    >.<  ewwww!...  but then I remembered I'd just ta…

Chicken Balls and Noodles in Broth

Dinner tonight needed to be something light,  for my visitors who had already been out for lunch.  But it also needed to fill the frillypantii tummies.  An idea for some sort of Asian style broth was forming...  (not that I know anything about Asian cooking)... where people could choose to go heavy on the broth or heavy on the fixings. Well, this absolutely worked a treat!  I am so pleased with this... the kids all had seconds.  I think most of the grown-ups did as well.  Tonight this served 8 people, along with some tasty bread.

Again I used the whiskey...  I am really enjoying this kick of flavour.  Now I'm going to have to go and re-write all the recipes here...  splash the whiskey around.  In the name of yummy recipes... of course.  If you add whiskey to a recipe and it works  please tell me okay??  (Like Red Dirt Girl on the Chicken and Chickpea Casserole.)  In fact,  anything you do that adds to a recipe...  please share.

Ingredients:
500g Chicken Mince (a little bit frozen w…