Guides, Hints & Tips

Guides, Hints & Tips2020-06-01T14:10:48+10:00

Avoiding shredded chicken breast in the Thermomix

    I have a lot of people ask how I manage to cook chicken breast meals without shredding the chicken. Well it took me a long time and a lot of disappointing meals to work out how to do it. Boy do I mean A LOT of disappointing meals.   This is what I find work for me:   Preparation Make sure you don’t cut your chicken breast pieces too small. Mine are about 2cm x 2cm. I occasionally make the Thermomix hot before put the chicken in. If you can, saute onion, garlic etc first then add the chicken in. I don’t always do this but I find [...]

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Soft bread in the Thermomix is possible!

  Bread was the most frustrating thing to make in the Thermomix. It would always be dense, doughy and too heavy. It was edible but it was nothing like the lovely soft fluffy bread you can purchase at the supermarket or bakery. After a lot of experimenting I have found a few tricks to ensure the end result is soft and fluffy. These tips can also come in handy if experimenting with other types or doughs where the final products is a little denser intentionally. My new (daggy) catchphase is "Bake it til you make it!". Making good quality bread and bread products is an art. It takes a lot [...]

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How do I meal plan?

  What is meal planning? What is meal planning you ask let alone how on earth do I actually do it? Meal planning is planning your meals, commonly dinner, for a set period of time whether it be a week, fortnight or month. It allows you to be prepared to avoid the "Whats for dinner tonight?" scenario. You know the one - you are sitting at your desk at work or perhaps with the kiddies watching Peppa Pig for the billionth time today and it has just hit 4pm. You think to yourself "Oh! I forgot to pull something out for dinner... I wonder what's in the freezer... hmmm wonder [...]

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From fridge to freezer: 200 freezer friendly recipes!

  I am often asked about what recipes I have on the blog that are great for freezing. Believe it or not, most of mine are freezer friendly! Some of my freezing tips for cooked foods: Cool foods before you freeze them. Placing hot food straight into a freezer only brings the core temperature of the freezer down and also encourages ice build up on the food as its cools and freezes. Wrap and store the food item well before placing into the freezer to prevent freezer burn - it isn't pretty and makes the food taste pretty average. Freeze smaller portions for quicker thawing. Label everything that goes into [...]

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TRTLMT Back To School Guide 2015

Lunchboxes are something I get quite excited about. I don’t know why but it is something I get a kick out of. Crazy I know. Maybe I’ll change my mind when I have two kiddies in full time school in February 2015.   I can appreciate that lunchbox ideas are often hard. We end up repeating the same thing day in and day out, not that children mind all that much I’ve found. It’s always good to add some variety though.   I’ve created this little booklet for you to make lunchbox filling just that little bit more easy but also fun and to encourage children being involved in the [...]

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Thermomade Christmas Gifts

   Thermomade Christmas gifts made in your tmx or similar machine for friends and family is not only easy and cost effective, it's also a beautiful gift from the heart. Below are just some of the items I like to place into hampers as Christmas gifts. Baby's First Christmas A homemade batch of rusks or teething rings make a great addition to a gift for baby. Include a little print out of the recipe so Mum can make them too (Ideal from 4-6 months+ old). Banana Biscotti Rusks  Oat Cereal Oatmeal Rusks Teething Rings A hamper of basics These are great packaged in small jars with ribbon and a little [...]

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