Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Weekly meal with Thermomix: steamed rice, veg and fish

A favorite Thermomix meal: steamed rice, veg and fish.  Everything made in one go, one space and turns out perfect every time

Set Thermomix and forget.  I get everything in place, take my boys out for a bike ride and return: 22 minutes, Varoma temp,  speeed 3.  That's it!

Big Brother chooses not to eat fish.  I store in fridge mason jars of Thermomix steamed and shredded chicken and hard -boiled eggs for such moments
Baby Brother loves this meal.  He likes the flavored broth in little bowl for dipping
Packing Papi's lunch for following day
Look how clean the Thermomix bowl is after cooking this meal.  I just fill with water and some dish soap and spin blades for 30 seconds to finish cleaning

Switch up protein: today it's cod

See how veggies steam under fish.  The parchment paper holds the sauce on the top tray

Scrumptious Saturdays

perfect market watermelon
new discovery: hibiscus greens
Plant It Forward dandeloin greens and hibiscus leaves.  These leaves added a lemony addition to our warm coconut broth 
Boys planted a "hibiscus tree" to their nature village in back yard

preparing long beans
Thermomix chops scallion and sautees in olive oil at the perfect temperature. I have stir-fried veggies stored in my recipe list. The Thermomix makes perfect veggie stir-fry.  I press buttons and walk away.  I return 10 minutes later to perfect results
   Time, temperature, speed all calibrated. The blade spins counter-clockwise as to not chop while stir-fying.  My Thermomix boyfriend is a genius!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thermomix veggie stock paste

In go to the Thermomix bowl: fresh herbs from the garden and produce from the farmers market

Thermomix chops, cooks and blends all in the same bowl with the push of buttons
And then it self-cleans

Veggies, herbs, olive oil, white wine and salt.  Homemade and no preservatives. Store in fridge for added flavor boosting   
veggie stock paste added to broth used to steam the rice, veg and fish for lunch.

Teatime Today: homemade Thermomix coconut milk smoothie with raw cacao and cardamom

Today I made a bi-weekly batch of Thermomix coconut milk.  Instead of rinsing the Thermomix after making the coconut milk, I continued with an afternoon cold beverage.  250 grams of freshly made coconut milk, raw cacao powder, collagen, cinnamon, ice and a drop of Doterra cardamom oil. Refreshing and energizing! In the same Thermomix bowl where I made coconut milk and a beverage, I'll make grass-fed meatballs and steamed sprouted rice.  And before bed I'll grind my own flours and make waffle batter for tomorrow's breakfast. I love you, Thermomix!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Thermomix Cooking Experience

braiding the milk break
We made mushroom risotto and my friend had a gorgeous salad to accompany. We sipped on Thermomix mint lemonade as we cooked  

Berry Dream: never ceases to amaze     
Book a Thermomix cooking experience with me and enjoy everything the Thermomix can do for you

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Garden Delights: Cucumbers

Boys are thrilled.  They eat a lot of cucumbers! In fact, pepino/pepisi was one of Big Brother's first funny words   
ready to slice

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Thermomix Asian-Style Rice With Egg and Veggies

sesame seeds sprinkled on top for a few of us-one way we eat sesame without cooking with it

With simple ease, an entire meal is made in the Thermomix.

It's Friday and time for lunch.  What shall I make today with my Thermomix?

With my Thermomix, I am guided through a recipe and everything is made in one place.  I won't have a mess to clean up, everything will be precisely cooked and I can do other things in between steps.

I have a few veggies hanging around still from the Farmers Market: a head of broccoli, 2 carrots and zucchini.  I also have leftover rotisserie chicken.  A favorite way to use up such veggies and chicken is in the Thermomix Asian-style rice with egg and veggies.

I was recently asked: "What can the Thermomix do for me?  Why do I want to spend money on a Thermomix?" I think that this meal is a good example. Beginning to end all in the Thermomix. I am making something which would take much more effort and time without the Thermomix.  Plus, it's hot out in Houston, and I won't have to turn on the stove today since everything will cook in the Thermomix with its built in temperature control. 

Yes, the Thermomix will begin this dish weighing out the onion, bacon and oil and will sautee them.  Will I have to cry chopping the onion? Nope, because the Thermomix chops the onion for me.  The Thermomix will then steam rice, veggies and protein simultaneously.  For this recipe, for example, the rice will gently and precisely steam in the basket while the veggies in the Varoma bowl and eggs on the top Varoma tray will cook up perfectly.  It's so effortless and wonderful!

Not only does the Thermomix weigh, chop, sautee and steam all together with precision, it's a breeze to clean up after you are finished eating.  Hey, it even cleans itself!
This is what's left behind.  I empty out the TM bowl, add water with a little soap and spin clean

Another Thermomix plus is the access to recipes which can then be plugged into a self-selective recipe menu to be loaded onto the Thermomix screen.  Would you believe that the screen walks you through each step of the programed recipe? 

With the Cookidoo platform, you have access to thousands of recipes.  You log-in, browse, select and save to create your own recipe list.  Then, when you want to make something, you turn on your Thermomix and connect your Cookidoo and select the recipe you want to make.  I did just that today.  I have this recipe in my recipe list to then pull up when I want to make it.  And when it's time to start cooking the Thermomix walks me through step-by step.

I should also add that you can generate a weekly menu and shopping lists.

Simplicity, ease, and deliciousness every day!  Any break in the kitchen with special diets and allergies is much appreciated.

Bowl: steamed rice mixed with the sauteed baon, onion and carrot, and steamed veggies
Egg?  What? Little Brother is allergic to egg?  He is.  He can tolerate in baked goods and it's safe for him to have the egg cook on top in such a way.  He doesn't eat the actual egg. 
Allergic mom doesn't usually eat egg.  I tossed in some sauteed collard greens and kimchi-one of the few ways garlic/ginger found in house
Big Brother cut the egg into squares for himself and Papi
following day's lunch: steamed some more veg in Varoma for 10 min. Then added to bowl shreddded leftover chicken along with the rice/bacon/veg mixture.
such an easy way to revive leftovers.  Just love my Thermomix and Varoma.