Thermomix Recipe Platform

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Thermomix in Australia recently announced the very exciting news that the Thermomix Recipe Platform is in the final testing phase.

There’s always perks about being a Thermomix consultant and right now the best perk is being a part of the testing phase.

I can’t wait until testing has finished and you all can have access to the platform. You will have access a wide range of Thermomix recipes from any device, wherever you are. Continue reading

My ThermoResolutions for 2016

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Can you believe we are already in the second week of 2016?!

I am so excited about what 2016 has to offer and hope time will start slowing down now that the festive season is well and truly over.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Years. Sorry for being quiet on the blog for the past month but I ended up taking this time to recharge my batteries and now I am ready to make 2016 the best year yet!

The beginning of a new year is often a time that many of us will declare New Year’s Resolutions or set new goals. As a ‘recovering perfectionist’ I have not taken this approach for 2016. Instead,  I am going to focus on how I want to feel this year and set any intentions based on that. Continue reading

Not using my Thermomix

I bet you never thought a Thermomix consultant would ever write a blog about not using their Thermomix. But earlier this year I caught a virus and my health suffered greatly.

I would struggle to wake up in the morning and each day I would finish my full time job and come home and crash. On the weekends I would spend the whole day in bed!

The doctor couldn’t work out why I was so  tired and feeling flat. In the end he prescribed anti-depressants and that was when I schedule my first naturopath appointment. I’m not saying I’m against anti-depressants. Hubby is on them and he was the one that told me not to fill the script.

My visit with the naturopath was enlightening and I left with a plan to help me recover from adrenal fatigue. In addition with supplements to take I needed to change my diet. My naturopath wanted me to switch to a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet.  Continue reading

My Thermomix Food Journey

Pre-Thermomix I ate the standard Western diet and followed the food pyramid. I ate lots of carbs such as bread, rice and pasta and thought eating low fat foods would help with my weight managemen without knowing how much sugar was in these low-fat products. Over the years I have struggled with my weight and I was a constant yo-yo dieter.

I purchased my Thermomix after starting my health and fitness journey. I wanted to get fit and healthy before turning 30. I did this by running a half marathon and learned the hard way that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. I then joined the 12 week Maxine’s Challenge and started changing my eating habits. I followed the meal plan which focused on eating the right amount of macronutrients to build the physique you want. The meal plan included:

  • lean meats, chicken and fish and eggs for protein
  • slower digesting carbs like oats, brown rice and sweet potato
  • fibrous vegetables like broccoli, lettuce and capsicum
  • essential fats like avocados, nuts and seeds, and oils like olive oil and coconut oil.

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Cooking with Thermomix

Cooking with your Thermomix can seem a little daunting at first. But it is also exciting as you open your world to the all the benefits of owning a Thermomix which includes my number one benefit – time saving. We are all so time poor these days!

And that’s where Thermomix stepped in to save the day. Ingredients can be chopped or milled in seconds. Gourmet meals can be made in minutes. Cooking with your Thermomix is such a time saver.

So how do you cook with your Thermomix? There are three ways to cook with the TM5. You can cook manually, use a recipe chip for guided cooking, or use the automated function inbuilt in your Thermomix. All three methods of cooking are used during a demo. Click here to read more about Thermomix demonstrations. Continue reading

Purchasing my Thermomix

I have just received my final statement from Once Credit so my Thermomix is now officially paid off! Woo hoo!

This made me realise I have posted blogs about deciding to get my Thermomix and when I received it but I didn’t really write about purchasing my Thermomix on the interest free finance plan. So I thought since I have finished paying it off now would be the perfect time to write about it. Especially with the current 24 months interest free promotion generating a lot of interest in purchasing your Thermomix on finance.

So first of all the finance payment plan is offered by Once Credit and it is actually a credit card called the Once Agile Visa card. There is an annual fee of $99 which is payable on opening the account (settlement) and again on the annual anniversary. The interest rate is normally 11.99% for 12 months and then 19.95% per annum. There are periods when 12 months interest free is offered and for the first time there is a 24 month interest free offer on until 11 January 2016. Click to view the 24 months Interest Free flyer to see how you can own your Thermomix today from as little as the cost of a cup of coffee per day! Continue reading

Getting started with my Thermomix

IMG_6465When I first got my Thermomix I made lots of lists of what I wanted to make, when I was going to make it and what I needed to make it.

I was house-sitting at the time so I found myself needing to buy a lot of essentials. At first it was just things like plain flour and arborio rice. Then I had to buy bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar to bake with. And white wine vinegar, sesame oil and fish sauce to cook with. The list just seemed to grow and grow.

Most of these items I had back at home but not in the cupboard where I was house-sitting. This got me thinking about new Thermomix owners who may have just moved into their new home or maybe just started their new journey as home cooks. Continue reading

Happy Halloween

I know Halloween is an American tradition but I have always been big on Halloween. I guess it’s because I am such a big kid at heart!

I really enjoyed putting a Halloween twist on some Thermomix recipes this week. I had originally only planned to just make some chocolate cupcakes but once I caught the Halloween bug the inspiration just kept on coming.

Here’s a behind the scenes snap taken mid-cookup!

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So if you are looking for some Thermomix Halloween inspiration check out the links below. There’s a mix of sugar and spice so it doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice 😉

Ginger-dead biscuits
Merin-ghouls
Witches broomsticks
Mummy Pizzas
Spiced pumpkin cupcakes
Choco-lantern cupcakes
Skull biscuits

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I’d love to hear what you cook up this Halloween. Trick or Treat!

Receiving my Thermomix

As I mentioned in my previous blog about training to become a Thermomix consultant I got the news that my TM5 has arrived during my last day of training. I was so excited!!! If you’re a Thermomix owner then you know the excitement I’m talking about.

I was so excited that my Thermomix had arrived that I went to pick it up from my consultant’s house after I finished training. This is not what normally happens but my consultant had commitments that night so we arranged for me to get my delivery briefing at her house. This delivery briefing is very important and runs you through the basics of how to use your Thermomix. During the briefing you also make the vegetable stock paste from the Basic Cookbook (BCB) together. This is the first thing you make not just because it uses the main functions of the machine but also because the veggie stock paste is in a lot of the main recipes. It’s like liquid gold – it adds so much flavor to your meals! Continue reading

Training to be a Thermomix consultant

I hope you’ve been enjoying this blog series about how I became a Thermomix consultant. If you’ve just joined us you can read my blog post about becoming a consultant here.

So after meeting the requirements of a Thermomix business it was time to start my training. I absolutely love the training that is provided by Thermomix! They really want to set you up to give you your best start in your Thermomix business.

The initial training is covered over 3 x  weekly sessions and includes:

  • Base 1 Training
  • Practical Cooking Training
  • Base 2 Training

This fit in very easily with my full-time job as they also have weekend sessions available and the practical cooking training was held in the evening. Continue reading