Thermomix

The all amazingly awesome Thermomix!!

Kitchen 3Yes I love the Thermomix!! Yes I have 3 (no I don’t need 3) Yes they have names!! And they have eyes!! This is my kitchen, I don’t have a built in cooktop, just a single plug in one – It will be the kitchen of the future 🙂

Yes I am a Therrmomix consultant (have been for over 4 years now)

So why do I love the Thermomix?!

It’s a moveable kitchen.

You can make so many things from scratch so quickly & easily. So of course the food has amazing flavour!!

It gets used multiple times every day.

Yes I love cooking but it suits people who love to cook or people that want to spend less time in the kitchen and people who are time poor & want dinner in a flash.

My favourite functions are milling whole spices; you heat them up first in the Thermomix & then mill them. It’s perfect for curries & dips. I always mill cinnamon sticks too. I love how it cooks & stirs for you while you do something else. I love the kneading function & the steaming function. I even love the latest feature for the model 5 – the guided recipes, which is perfect for those times when you can’t be bothered thinking!! (Admit it we all have times like that?!)

I’m not selling them to make money, I may have called myself the crazy Thermomix lady because it is a passion & I truly believe every household should have one! (we can sell a Thermomix to anyone in Australia – so watch out!) I have seen so many people change the way they cook & eat. People that have never cooked that are now cooking with a Thermomix. People using more fresh ingredients, trying new recipes, I’ve seen people falling in love with their Thermomix! Sometimes I am even lucky enough to be a part of someone’s joy at getting a Thermomix as a surprise for a birthday or wedding gift. I have even seen people win a Thermomix from a raffle! There are lots of Chefs that use them in restaurants & cafes all over the world too!

(This post is not quite finished & will be updated with even more amazing Thermolove soon!!)

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Blackberry Chutney

Freshly picked blackberries from next door made into a delicious chutney to go with cheese.

Blackberry Chutney

Blackberry Chutney
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Recipe type: Chutney
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Serves: 2 medium jars
 
Ingredients
  • 60g Fresh Ginger (or to taste)
  • 150g Red Onions, peeled & chopped in half
  • 500g Fresh Blackberries
  • 150g Sugar
  • 150g Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place ginger slices into the TM bowl & chop for 5 secs speed 7, scrape down & repeat if needed.
  2. Add onion & chop for 5 secs speed 5.
  3. Add remaining ingredients & cook for 30 mins 100 degrees, reverse, soft speed with the simmering basket on top of the lid instead of the MC.
  4. You may like to cook for a bit longer, the chutney is still a bit runny.
  5. Pour into sterilized jars & open after about a week or more.

 

Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste is the first thing you make when you buy a Thermomix. I will spend an hour with you teaching you how to use your Thermomix & we will cook this amazing recipe together as part of your training. This stock paste is a good base for a lot of recipes – 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 1 stock cube.

Because of the salt content it will keep for up to 6 months in the fridge.

This recipe is really adaptable, if you are missing a couple of the ingredients it won’t matter. You may also like to add leek or mushrooms to the recipe.

Please have all your ingredients ready as per the picture shown – you don’t need to cut things up too much now that you own a Thermomix 🙂

Thermomix Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste
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Serves: 1 litre
 
Ingredients
  • 200g celery, chopped into thirds - keep light coloured leaves on
  • 2 carrots, chopped into rough pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled halved
  • 1 tomato, halved
  • 1 l large zucchini, chopped roughly into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bunch parsley, fresh
  • few leaves basil,fresh
  • few leaves sage, fresh
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 150 grams rock salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. We will follow the guided recipe to cook this recipe - Instructions are in the Basic Cook Book.

 

Thermie Green Quiche

This is the first recipe I posted on the Thermomix recipe community & I started with a Thermie Green theme, all my recipes were the colour green!! I love this recipe because it is so quick & easy. And we normally have a lot of silver beet in the garden to use up. My mum used to make a version of this recipe when I was little, she made it with a wholemeal pastry though & steamed the silver beet first. Oh & my first Thermomix you tube video is of me making this recipe – it’s a bit embarrassing!

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THERMIE GREEN QUICHE

Thermie Green Quiche
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Recipe type: Savoury baking
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Serves: 8 slices
 
Ingredients
  • 150g spinach leaves, fresh or 1 bunch of
  • silverbeet
  • 50g parmesan cheese
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • to taste salt & pepper
  • 1 sprig dill, fresh optional
  • olive oil to grease quiche dish
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees (for fan forced) - 200 degrees.
  2. Place Parmesan cheese into TM bowl process for 5 seconds on speed 10. Set cheese aside.
  3. Add garlic clove process for 3 seconds on speed 7.
  4. Add spinach leaves or silverbeet leaves, cream cheese, eggs, salt & pepper & dill (if using) process for 5 seconds on speed 7. You may need to scape down the sides of the bowl & repeat.
  5. Pour mixture into greased quiche dish.
  6. Sprinkle with reserved parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 - 25 until lightly brown on top.
  8. You can always put this mix on top of your favourite pastry or mountain bread - it also is a great filling for mini quiche.

 

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding!!

Now that I have your attention, I know we probably all have a favourite recipe for this mine is in the Devil of a Cookbook & it has cinnamon in it too.

Anyway I had my 2 friends come over for a cooking session, we called it “desserts for lunch” 🙂 1 of my friends has the older model Thermomix (TM31) & the other friend doesn’t have a Thermomix (yes it is rare for me to have friends that don’t own one!) They brought over every type of cream you can imagine – thick cream, runny cream, double cream & ice-cream!!

My friends didn’t want to do the cinnamon bit, so we left that out. Anyway we were chatting & snacking on cream cheese herb & garlic dip & then realised the sauce ingredients had been mixed in with the pudding ingredients – epic fail!! Lucky we hadn’t added the pudding sugar yet. We decided to proceed with the recipe making another sauce so this is the result a sweeter & even more richly chocolate pudding that sent us into a food coma. Another friend dropped in the next day & ended up having some for “morning tea” I think it may be safe to say you will always have friends if you make chocolate pudding!

Chocolate pudding