October 20, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson
As you may remember in Dear Thermalina, Is Thermomix REALLY for ME? and Dear Thermalina, Is Thermomix for Brekkie REALLY for me?, my two goals in trialling the Thermomix :
GOAL 1: Will the Thermomix help me save time?
GOAL 2: Will the Thermomix help me make recipes within my food lifestyle.
I cannot emphasize HOW much time I have saved (not only in prep time), but in preparing “deliciously healthy” meals, plus HOW much I have already saved!
Thermalina, The Thermomix has already paid for itself!
“How has the Thermomix paid for itself already?”, I “hear” you say Thermalina?”
I buy less groceries, I buy more fresh groceries, a win-win situation for me!
I am still cooking and baking in ways pre-Thermomix, but at the end of the day, I actually have “extra time” for Chef Georgio aka hubby and me! PRICELESS!!!
Thermalina, I continue to research and read worldwide about people’s comments that Thermomix foods are bland and the textures are not the same as they are used to etc.
I can GREATLY dispel those MYTHS Thermalina, as IF the foods are bland, it is the person making the recipe and NOT because it is a Thermomix recipe.
I hope I haven’t offended any of my readers today Thermalina!
Thermalina, did you know I have an “unending” and “very exciting” list of worldwide recipes I am PASSIONATELY and ENTHUSIASTICALLY looking forward to create?
I am never short of being inspired by a Thermomix recipe worldwide Thermalina!
I am also finding Thermalina, there are many like-minded and new Thermomix strangers in Computerland!
“Strangers?”, I “hear” you say Thermalina?
Strangers are people who are not yet friends Thermalina and if one believes in their passion, then people will come and “like” via Facebook, “follow” via Twitter and or “pin” via Pinterest something that I have shared with interest!
“What do I have to share today?”, I “feel” you “nudging” me Thermalina, true!
Is it always because YOU are AS excited as me to see what recently re Seasonings, Spices, Sauces, Jams, and Marinades, I REALLY did do?
For starters, PLEASE tell me viewers in my featured photo, do YOU see a crocodile smiling back at YOU too?
Please say, it is NOT just me!
The featured photo recipe was inspired by Mussels with spicy sauce via Thermomixer.
I chose this recipe Thermalina as is a “wonderfully delicious, easy to do Varoma recipe!”
In turn, I made my creative twist with the sauce using scallops I had on hand!
vegetable stock concentrate via Adventures with the Thermomix
For my “future to be” Thermomix friends lol, one of the first “confidence builder” recipes is concentrate; this recipe in my opinion comes out great!
You simply add 1 -2 tablespoons to water in a recipe; saves HEAPS on money; great way of increasing fresh veggies (Aussie lingo for vegetable) in one’s food lifestyle; minimizes food wastage too!
Make your own additive-free taco seasoning via Natural new Age Mum
Satay Marinade/Sauce via ThermOMG
I omitted the honey (as is not on my food lifestyle) ; substituted Naturally Sweet Xlear Xylitol; increasing liquid for personal taste!
“MADE in 1 MINUTE!!!!!” Thermalina!!!!! Can YOU believe it too?
Tomato Sauce (Ketchup) via Quirky Cooking
Substituted Naturally Sweet Xlear Xylitol and with the wonderful variation’s Jo suggests Thermalina, anyone can create their own Tomato Sauce (Ketchup) that “tastes great” and “is unique” too!
Thermomix Tomato Paste – No Sugar Added via Food.com
Thermalina, another “sugarless” and “tasty” bonus for me; freezes well too!
This Chicken Tikka Paste (p17) via Fast + Easy Indian Cooking Thermalina is GREAT and even made extra to share with a friend or two!
“So quick, healthy, easy to do!”
What I WOULD recommend Thermalina to “future to be” Thermomix owners is they purchase the wide variety of cookbooks available as purchasing a Thermomix Thermalina is NOT just about “buying the machine, see you later”; never to be heard from again.
Last, but CERTAINLY not least today Thermalina is my Joanna’s Ginger & Rosewater Jam as inspired by Instant Ginger Jam Recipe (just add water & Thermomix!) via Helene’s Super Kitchen Machine.
Joanna’s Ginger & Rosewater Jam
200 grams Buderim Naked Ginger Uncrystallized
130 grams Rosewater
NOTE: As a proud Aussie, it gives me great pleasure supporting Australian products and Australian producers; feel free to check our Buderim’s great products and history!
Add ginger and rosewater to Thermomix bowl; cook 7 minutes/Varoma/speed 1/cap off.
Add cap; blend 45 seconds/100 degrees/speed 8.
Blend until desired consistency. I blended for 30 seconds, then scraped the sides of bowl down for an additional 15 seconds.
This is ONE of the things I LOVE about Thermomix recipes Thermalina; recipes are provided “as a guide” to follow, but everyone can add a bit of their own creative twist and after all Thermalina, isn’t cooking, baking and sharing ALL about FUN?
Yes, Thermalina, I have personally thanked each person’s site and recipe!
Readers….Does one of the recipes today “jump out” at you?
I would love to hear what you think as love smiling when I read your comments too!
“What’s that Thermalina?”, you want my readers to choose what my next Thermomix category post will be?
You want to give readers a “hint” Thermalina? TRUE?
Thermalina revealed to me today it could be a course i.e. Appetizers, DIPS, snacks, PIZZAS etc. or it could be a “specific” worldwide cuisine i.e. INDIAN, MEXICAN, Moroccan, American, Australian!
Thermalina also asked me to mention to you, “Joanne is always up for a fun-filled food Thermomix challenge,” so you can make the suggestion with your comments for recipes as easy or as difficult to do!