Happy Anniversary


It's our third wedding anniversary today and in true romantic style, S has gone above and beyond with a gift to commemorate it.... He agreed to the purchase of a Thermomix! I know, it doesn't get much better than that and to say I'm excited is an understatement. Enough to make up for the fact that I'm home watching The Block with a sleeping E while he is playing soccer. That said, we did have a night out earlier in the week to make up for it.

So If we were following gift guides, it should have been leather on the traditional list (hmmmm could have been interesting) and glass, crystal or pearls on the modern. I wouldn't say no to a strand of pearls but hey, a thermie will end up being a heck of a lot more useful and particularly with B2 joining us soon.

For those who've never heard of the Thermomix, it's basically a kitchen appliance that replaces almost everything in your kitchen as it steams, weighs, chops, mills, kneads, sautée, emulsifies, stirs and more all in half the usual time it takes to do any of that. It promotes additive free cooking, using fresh ingredients and minimises preparation and cleanup. It literally makes perfect risotto in under 20 minutes with no stirring or fresh peanut butter in 30 seconds.

Be warned though, they're German made and they don't come cheap. You can also only see one in action at a demo and if you attend a demo, they say it's not a question of if you will buy one but when. 

I have known of and wanted one forever and recently got chatting to my mum and sis about them. Turns out my mum had a friend who had just become a consultant so mum decided to support her by hosting a demo. After that, mum was sold and bought one the next day and after a week of nonstop use, insisted my sister and I get one too. Well, with a recommendation like that from my most respected source, who am I to disagree?
I'm already making lists of what to make first up and I may even start posting my weekly menu plan and grocery list once I have the Thermomix figured out so I can track how I'm getting value from it by both saving money from shopping, wastage and if there is an improvement in our diet. 

Does anyone have a thermomix and can offer some advice, must try recipes or any must know owner tips?

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  1. We've had our thermie for 18 months now and it has been a life saver! Quirky cookings blog is an absolute favourite of mine. She also has a Facebook page.

  2. I am so gonna follow along for your meal plans! I have made curry paste from scratch, strawberry yoghurt ice cream, fish paste, kneaded bread and pizza bases, as well as pasta sauce so far, and I have tried to use the Steamer functions a couple of times too. I think I am upset that I only have one sometimes because I want to use it to make everything. You're gonna have so much fun. Happy 3 year anniversary!

  3. Oh yay, I love my thermie. Quirky Cooking is a great blog for healthy recipes (I enjoy her all in one meals) and make good use of the recipe community. You can pretty much google any food + thermomix at the end and have a few recipe options pop up. Some of the recipes are trial and error.


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