I have a Maxi and don't use it as much as I used to but tonight I tried a chicken in the slow cooker for the first time - and tipped the juice into the Maxi and added flour, soy sauce and some oil and made perfect gravy in 7 minutes. This is a great meal - $6 aldi chook and some mash and steamed veg and perfect gravy.
Look on the thermomix recipe forum , google it and you will find a gazillion recipes . Yum!
I've had my thermomix for just over a week and love it I had wanted one for a few years, so its very exciting to finally have it.
In the past week I have made
potato and leek soup
chocolate cake with chocolate ganache
smoothies and juices
chicken tikka masala
I use it usually around 3 times per day.
The Everyday cookbook that comes with the thermomix does have some recipes for baby (including playdough and finger paint) but you can get the baby and toddler cookbook.
This month's special included the thermoserver, plus 2 extra cookbooks so there are lots of choices of recipes, plus there is the online community and blogs, my fave is quirky cooking.
Yes the Varoma does come with the thermomix.
In terms of tips for using daily, you need to meal plan - so for breakfast (now its winter) we have boiled eggs or porrige, and a smoothie/juice. We plan and bake things for snacks (savoury or sweet muffins, zucchini bake, biscuits, dips etc), we are making soups for lunches (or having leftovers) and then I plan to use the varoma to make main meals.
There are lots of recipes around, but having the ingredients and meal planning and being organised mean you will get the most use of your thermomix
Its been my birthday week since getting the thermomix so I haven't made many dinners as yet - been going out
Thermie gets delivered at my demo 23/6 yay!!!
ive been scouring recipe pages to meal plan for a fortnight, using thermie at least once a day. I figure working that out will plan the groceries and let me figure out what the pantry staples ill need that I can advance purchase.
Today in my thermomix I made porridge then a breakfast smoothie.
Then I make savoury muffins, muesli bars, fruit straps, yoghurt and soup!
Nothing fancy, just school snacks and an easy dinner.
Over the weekend, I made ratatouille, focaccia topped with garlic, olive oil and oregano, chocolate cake, white sauce for lasagne, beef strog, and cinnamon scrolls.
yesterday, I made 2 x lemon yoghurt cakes and the savoury mince for cottage pie.
Plan on making minestrone soup tomorrow!
ETA - I LOVE the cinnabon Clone cinnamon scrolls - awesome!!!
Try the hot chocolate in the edc - it's amazing! I have one every day. Today I've also made soup for dinner, stewed rhubarb, stewed pears and crumble topping.
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