Many years ago I gave my new customers the Thermomix 30 Day Challenge. Because it is my 10 year Thermoversary I wanted to revamp the challenge to bring it up to date to the new model TM6 & to give back to my awesome Thermomix customers as I share my favourite recipes & Thermomix tips & tricks. You can start the challenge at anytime. I will be starting on the 1st of November with facebook live videos everyday too.
DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE? To try 1 new thing a day with the Thermomix, if you miss a day you can make it up on a different day & you can swap the days around if you need to as well. Over the 30 days we want to use all the parts of the Thermomix and as many functions as we can. These recipes are just suggestions so please adapt to suit your own eating style. I will also be introducing you to my favourite Thermoxers along the way too!!
Day 1: Vegetable Stock Paste
DAY 1: MONDAY Have you got some vegetable stock paste in the fridge? If not make some today or try a new stock you haven’t made before a chicken, mushroom or beef.
Today is the perfect day to practice your menu planning using cookidoo – including using the shopping list feature. (Please contact me if you need help with this. I do provided training at all my deliveries & cooking experiences too)
DAY 2: TUESDAY Have you tried steaming a whole chicken? You can simply place 1 litre of boiling water into the TM bowl & place the chicken into the varoma with any of your favourite flavours in & around the chicken. There are many great recipes for Hainanese Chicken Rice including the recipes by Jo Whitton in your Life Changing Food Cookbook. (This cookbook is also available as an App & it has a few of my food photos!!) Dani Valent has a wonderful video on steaming chicken & making a chicken stock with the bones which is something I do quite regularly. (I also add water to the bowl after making the dog food & whizz it up to clean the bowl to make a puppuccino for my dog Jet.)
DAY 3: WEDNESDAY Use any leftover steamed chicken breasts to make shredded chicken on reverse speed 4 for 2 secs. Use in salads sandwiches/wraps or soups. If you are vegetarian you might like to make the pulled jackfruit recipe. Use the chicken stock to make a soup or try Arwen’s Flu Fighter Chicken Soup.
Day 7: SUNDAY Tandoori Curry Paste – This is how I change the recipe: I like to heat up the whole spices in the Thermomix for 3 mins Varoma speed 1. Allow the spices to cool then mill the spices on speed 10 for 1 min. Set aside. Place the garlic & ginger into the TM bowl & chop for 5 secs speed 7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl add 50g of the oil & cook for 5 mins Varoma temperature speed 1. Allow to cool before adding all the remaining ingredients including the milled spices & whizz it all up for 30 secs speed 10 scrape down the sides of the bowl & repeat if needed. Store in 100g portions in the fridge for 1 month or in the freezer for longer.
Day 30: Tuesday – This Basque Cheesecake recipe by Dani Valent is the best way to celebrate becoming a Thermomixing superstar!! Congratulations on completing my 30 Day Thermomixing challenge!! I hope you had delicious fun!! Or try Dani’s Chocolate Volcano recipe on cookidoo from the Entertaining with Dani Valent Cookbook.
Step 2: When it arrives – Veggie Stock Paste is the recommended recipe to make when you receive your new 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 – either in person or virtually. I have Thermomix customers all over Australia, so we can do this via facetime or zoom if you are not living in Tasmania.
You will also need to pre register on cookidoo here to activate your 30 day free trial on this online recipe platform. Your Thermomix comes with a 6 month subscription and then you can choose to continue the subscription for $69 a year. You will still have the Basic Cookbook recipes on your Thermomix if you decide not to continue or you have no access to wifi. All the recipes on cookidoo are tested by Thermomix and new recipe collections and cook books are being added every month. Start browsing recipes and creating your own favourite recipe lists. I will teach you how to use cookidoo while your veggie stock paste is cooking and answer any of your questions.
Make sure you have your wifi password handy too because you will need it to log into your new Thermomix.
This veggie stock paste is a good base for a lot of savoury recipes – 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 1 stock cube.
Please have all your ingredients ready as per the picture shown – the best bit is you don’t need to cut things up too much now that you own a Thermomix!! 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.
Have some containers or jars ready to store your veggie stock paste it will make about 1 litre & because of the salt content it will keep for up to 6 months in the fridge. (You will use it up before then I promise) You can also store it in the freezer but it won’t actually freeze if you use the full amount of salt.
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
We will follow the guided recipe to cook this recipe - Instructions are in the Basic Cook Book.
Here is a delivery video for you to refer back to if you forget anything – please select English Australia when choosing the language and please note the measuring cup actually weighs 82 – 83g.
You may wish to join my Arwen’s Thermo Pics Customers facebook group, it’s a great place to ask questions share food pictures and recipe ideas. And to the right of this post you should be able to sign up to my monthly customer newsletter
Here are some things that may help get you started
It’s no surprise to me or anyone else that I love the Dani Valent website. It is a subscription site for amazing Thermomix recipes and videos, you get approx 1 free recipe a month for the free subscription or for a yearly membership you get 1 recipe a week & you start with all the current recipes when you join. It’s great value & features home cooking recipes by Dani & also amazing Chef’s recipes too. What’s not to love? Being inspired to try & taste new recipes, learning new skills & ideas for your Thermomix cooking plus I love seeing how Chefs use the Thermomix for their dishes. Sign up here.
I have now currently made ALL of the recipes from this website & some of them I have made a few times because they are so delicious 🙂 It has taken me a few years to complete all the recipes and I will be attempting to keep up and cook each new recipe every week and update this post with the photos of the recipe. I hope you will be inspired to cook along too. Happy Thermomixing!!
Here is one of the free videos with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking making Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.
There have been a few versions of The Basic Cookbook which comes with your Thermomix – each time it gets bigger & better. There are so many great base recipes from this book so I thought I would share some photos of the recipes I have made from this book. As the name suggests they are basic recipes so play around and add extra chilli, extra cheese or whatever takes your taste buds fancy.
It’s the new kid on my kitchen bench the Thermomix model 6 & yes I’ve got 2 already!! You don’t need 2 but it just helps me do my job so well (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it LOL) I’m slowly testing out all the new things to let you know all about them and I will update this post as I go. The best way to check it out is to book a Thermomix Cooking Experience so you can see and taste it all for yourself. See the menu options on the previous post.
Anyway some of the new features and functions the new Thermomix has to offer are wowing off my customers socks !!! It has a bigger screen and you can log directly into cookidoo to start guided cooking straight away. There are new slow cook & sous vide function available too. The new MC that locks in & the new flexible spatula are very popular. Within guided recipes to you can access higher temperatures for sauteing or sugar work for things like honeycomb (I don’t actually like it but I’ve made it a few times now)