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Providing hints and tips on using your Thermy, suggestions and recipes - from a very happyily Thermomixed South Australian couple

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Testing recipes Thermomix cookbook (Australia) - "Everyday Cooking" - and converting and/or trying others - This is purely OUR PERSONAL opinion of the Thermomix and the recipes!

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Little Balls of Joy

Posted by Bee & John on May 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Bliss Balls, Protein Balls, Treats, Truffles….. what are they?


Well, there are hundreds of recipes out there, and following are just a couple, but do you NEED to follow a recipe? Some of us, actually, most of us…. once you have made a few from recipes you have an idea what your family likes in them and what works…. and what doesn't!  Then, you can easily just grab some ingredients together, just chuck it all in thermy and whammo, you have these littl...

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Mushrooms???.. lets have some Fun(gi)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Like mushrooms?  I do!  I never used to, but I have come to really apprecieate them over the past few years..


My only introduction to them as a child was canned champingons (little button mushrooms). But I started to actually enjoy them RIGHT after I tasted my first hot meal made in the thermomix... the Mushroom rissoto at the demo!

 


What are they really? Well, according to Wikipedia they are "gobbley gook....... 1000 wo...

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Fesenjan - Persian deliciousness

Posted by Bee & John on April 24, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (1)

What the heck is Fesenjan?  I thought the same..... initially.  Now it is one of the most fabulous, special (easy) meals that I have made!  A special shout out to Helen who suggested I try it - thank you SO much!!  


It is not a meal for the pressed-of-time people.  This will take at least 2-3 hours and best made the night before eating (we ended up eating it 2 days after cooking) to really bring out the flavours.  But fabulous if you want...

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Cups to Grams - a guide

Posted by Bee & John on April 21, 2014 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (2)
I was fooled recently by a website who SERIOUSLY missjudged their weights when she converted her cups into grams and I ended up with a very weird cake!  So, I thought I would put this form together to help other people get NORMAL cakes :-)

Is it exact?  Perhaps not minutely exact - but hopefully a darn good guide!!
I used spreadsheet f...
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Savoury Pancake

Posted by Bee & John on April 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

If you don't know already (really?  Why not?) my heritage is Dutch.  We have some weird ideas. the Dutch.... Mayonaise with your hot chips (Devine!), Apple Sauce with every meal (fabulous) and pancakes, mini, flat, fat, sweet or savoury.


The First I do all the time.  The second I can't convince John that it is worth trying.  But the third is something I'veenjoyed making for ages... but not the savoury ones - until now!!


It's really very ...

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Pomegranate Molassas

Posted by Bee & John on April 18, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I was given a taste of some pomegranate Molassas once... ages ago.. SO long ago that I can't even remember when and where I had it!  The lady had made it and wanted me to try some... OK... it was ok, a tangy sauce... so, I thought, what could I possibly do with that? And put it out of my mind.... or so I thought.


Over the years I have remembered the name of the sauce, and the excitement of the person who had made it and at the back of my mind has ALWAYS been the thought...

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loosing weight with the Thermomix? An owners story

Posted by Bee & John on April 8, 2014 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I sat at the computer this evening to check my emails... and read the BEST email I have ever received from a friend!  (Client first, now friend!)

I reprint it here word for word... except the names....  Enjoy!!  I know I did, I'm still smiling and had replied that I have never been so happy to get the blame for something in my life!!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dear Bee

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Brown Sugar - Make your OWN!!!

Posted by Bee & John on March 28, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (7)

I couldn't believe it!  Not until I saw it, did it, tasted it and used it!  YES, you CAN make your own Brown Sugar,


It is is SO easy it's a shocker that they charge you for it!!!


Brown Sugar


  • 400g sugar
  • 40g Molasass (80g for DARK brown sugar)
Then 
  1. hit REVERSE (you don't want to grind it down to a g...
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Anzac Crack

Posted by Bee & John on March 28, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In The Mix 2... Who (ifyou already HAD In the Mix 1) didn't rush right out and get it!!??


Who (and be honest) didn't look at the recipes and think two things.... 1- WOW and 2- Too fancy for me.


I've learnt (amazing how this old dog CAN be taught) that the cookbook is a new format for cookbooks... yes there are elaborate, fancy pants, recipes - but really it is a HUGE collection of recipes grouped not only into their subgroups (mains, soups, deserts etc) but...

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In the Mix Cookbook - Number 2 - A general Ramble

Posted by Bee & John on March 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well... it comes to some people late.  SOME people take forever to get information filtered through their brain!  NOT saying that'd be me.... of course not!  Never!  Maybe :-(


I again eat humble pie.  NOT a very tasty meal at the best of times, but as my darling John will be proud (yeah right!!) to tell you, I'm NEVER wrong.  So.... don't tell him.... ok?


I waited with baited breath for the In the Mix 2 cookbook.  Looks GO...

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Crunchy Cheese topped Tuna Bake

Posted by Bee & John on March 17, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Anne Wood, from Waikerie, was another happy consultant at our recent Thermomix conference in South Africa.  Lucky for me, she was also my room mate.  Even luckier, we got on very well, with similar tastes in food (and the amount of it LOL), shopping, music etc.


We were chatting about our favourite recipes, and she mentioned she had put her family's favourite,

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Cranberry Cous Cous Salad

Posted by Bee & John on February 16, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Monday..... its Monday!  No, I don't have Monday-itis.... but now that I live my very happy thermomix consultant life, it is the ONE day where I am always booked out.   During the daytime I do my house cleaning (or pretending to do it while getting distracted with... um... anything I can find!) and in the evening, either a meeting or I cook a meal for the Keough family and bring it to my father-in-law's place to share with everyone.


Today it is a bit different as I...

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Oreo Balls

Posted by Bee & John on February 6, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Just before Christmas, I did a delivery to a fabulous cook, and she got straight into the thermomix and made Oreo balls!  I just HAD to have the recipe!!!!


EASY PEASY Oreo Balls!!!


  • 2 packets Oreo. 
    • Speed 8 for 10-15 seconds
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons out & put aside
  • Add cream cheese to the rest of the crumbs. 
    • Mix speed 6 until combined

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Nico's Satay Chicken & satay sauce

Posted by Bee & John on February 6, 2014 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Well... it had to happen, a brand new cookbook going "use me". "use me"... so I did.


How can you tell if you hav a good cookbook?  Well... to me, it is making something that you LOVE to order at restaurants.  If it is BETTER than what you would normally get from that restaurant?  It's a great cookbook.... well maybe it's only a good recipe, but work with me here LOL


With that little test in mind, I decided to try the Satay Chicken and the Pea...

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Nico Moretti Cooking Class review

Posted by Bee & John on January 29, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night I helped out at a very special cooking class - It was with Nico Moretti, a fabulous chef from Western Australia....well.... he's actually from Canada (and of course as I spend the first 6 months of my life in Canada that makes him even more special!) and he has an Italian Heritage and just LOVES asian food... so just THINK about what sort of recipes he cooks up!!


I had heard about Nico from other consultants who had met him before (he last came nearly 4 years ago....

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Picnic Bread

Posted by Bee & John on January 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (3)

You might have heard that I met enough happy new Thermomix owners last year that I earned a trip to South Africa!!!!  Well.... that pleasure isn't going to go unpunished.  My lovely manager, Michelle, has asked me to do a cooking segment in our next meeting... and to cook something South African.  Well.... what the heck is something "South African"??


I turned to a very useful search engine and there were some lovely sounding recipes all for the taking.  ...

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Mango Chutney

Posted by Bee & John on January 25, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (3)

I was "talking" to Sue from the https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thelma-and-Souise/255867974437307" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Thelma and Souise facebook page - inverted comments because it was via messages lol - and she mentioned Mango Chutney.  Now I love Mangos, but John, in one of his very few incomprehensible negatives, doesn't.  But... He DOES love his chutneys.... which I don't.  So, after Sue's comment I thought that Mango Chutney would be JUST the thing to suit ...

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Tomato Sauce - cooking in bulk

Posted by Bee & John on January 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Yumm!!  Home made tomato sauce!!!


I grabbed a box of tomatoes yesterday, quite cheap!  and proceeded to make the next 12 months quota of tomato sauce.


Is it cost effective?  Well, here's the breakdown.

3/4 box of tomatoes.  $8 for the box so that's $6

1.5k of plums, off our tree so free.  I would imagine that this t...

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Make your OWN patty pans

Posted by Bee & John on December 22, 2013 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I was making a batch of fruit mince tarts - mini ones so that we can eat OTHER things too at Christmas LOL - anyway... I was thinking about the method I use to make my own Patty Pans.


I thought you might like to use this as we head into a busy baking time :-)


Why ?  They're quick... they're easy and.... they're quick!  Hope you find them useful!


FIRST: get a piece of baking paper (the non-stick sort... otherwise... what's the poi...

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Double Choc Pretzel Cookies

Posted by Bee & John on December 21, 2013 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Have you been seeing photos like the one below, all around the thermo-cyber-space?  On websites and your TV?

That's because they're an intriguing recipe and, lets face it, one of the easier things, in the fantastic In The Mix 2, to make

I have made them 3 times now... all in the name of research!!!... and I must say that I have a relatively pertinent hint to give you when you are making these, as well a great alternative/addition.
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