Pastes are so handy to have but rarely used enough. With paste in the freezer half your meal is already done for you. Simply pull out your favourite paste and add it to the ingredients. The beauty of making your own paste is you can regulate and customise everything that goes into the paste. Can't handle the heat but love the flavour? Just tone down the amount of chilli. I find store-bought paste is sometimes so spicy that you have to add so much water or coconut milk to tone down the spiciness that you end up losing the flavour. And with the Thermomix, it is so easy to just put everything in and blitz away. Pack away that mortar and pestle, and save yourself from a wrist injury! Get Thermoblitzing.