Monday, November 12, 2018

Birthday Celebrations with Thermomix: Chocolate Pie

Every year for my Birthday my family makes me a requested pie. I usually leave them all alone for a few hours while they bake for me.  Thermomix chops the nuts, seeds and coconut for the crust, heats the chocolate with coconut cream for the filling and whips the coconut cream into the whipped topping.  Don't you just love how everything happens in the Thermomix bowl?  The ease of preparation pairs with the ease of clean-up. Just add soap and water and mix to clean-up all the chocolate.  Better yet, go for no waste: add some milk for a latte or smoothie beforehand. My boys have grown up with Thermomix and homemade food.  I feel that the Thermomix stimulates their interest and participation in the kitchen. This chocolate pie recipe has been adapted to fit the Thermomix. This pie is a family favorite.  It's so simple to make, try it for your next celebration!

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