Earlier this year I bit the bullet and had a look at this thermomix everyone seemed to be talking about. I was a total skeptic. How could a $2K kitchen appliance really be worth the outlay.
I had a toddler, a baby, and a husband working very long hours. Despite going to culinary school and knowing how to cook we were eating pretty simply and a lot of pre-packaged crap. Life was hard. My son is a Velcro baby and is very rarely away from my side. Any meals had to be quick and simple and involve very little preparation.
So I had a look at a thermomix thread in the cooking section of a Homebirth website and was blown away. Recipes galore for delicious food and mums bragging about cooking it one handed! Recipes for every single meal of the day.
Next stop was the website – www. thermomix.com.au – and I was so impressed, but not yet convinced. Shortly after a good friend came over and it came up that she has a thermomix and uses it to feed her family of 6. And it was 9 months interest free that month only!
I was sold. I contacted the demonstrator and had to have one ASAP. And it wasn’t long before one was on my bench. I had a demo and that in turn has meant another friend has bought one and then one of her friends.
I use my Thermomix daily. I make so much in it. Crumpets, pancakes, smoothies, juices, pancakes, sorbet, ice cream, coulis, stews, meatballs, boil eggs, cook rice, jams, cake batters, knead bread. I love that I can make a sauce, cook rice and steam chicken and vegetables all at the same time.
Generally, when the baby is happy playing mid-morning I cut the vegetables (into large chunks) and defrost the meat for dinner. Takes about 5 minutes. The rest of the cooking happens with the baby square on my hip.
If I had my time again I wouldn’t have bought half the stuff I bought my first baby, I would have bought basic clothes, a baby carrier, a bassinet, a car seat and a Thermomix. They are a mothers best friend!
How many mums with new babies just don’t have the time to cook and therefore don’t eat well? Good nutrition is important to a healthy milk supply. And those thy cook before the baby is born and freeze the meals, how often do you find the meals to be completely unappealing when defrosted?
Anyway, Thermomix, 10 out of 10, don’t have one? Get one!