July 2012 Thermomix News, Recipes & Promotions. 

July Promotion

Purchase a Thermomix in Julyand receive not one, but TWO, fabulous Thermoservers when you hold your demonstration.  (Demonstrations must be held no later than 31 August 2012.)

The 2.2L round and 2.5L oval Thermoserver are insulated stainless steel bowls which operate like a thermos, keeping food hot or cold for up to 2 hours.  To have one is fabulous, to have two is a luxury!

Existing owners also have the chance to purchase one of the 2.5L oval Thermoservers at $37.50 when they hold a demonstration in July (or receive it free if someone purchases).  Varoma Demo anyone???

A Winning Pumpkin Soup!

In June's newsletter I invited everyone to email me with their favourite winter warmer.  Soups and casseroles galore, but this was the standout recipe as voted by my official judges (Jack & Sam!).

1 large onion peeled and quartered
2 or 3 cloves Garlic
1 tbsp EVOO
650g Pumpkin, peeled and cubed
250g Sweet Potato
400g water 
1 tbsp TM Vegetable Stock Concentrate
2 -3 sprigs Rosemary
100g cream


Place onion and garlic and rosemary into TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 7. 
Add EVOO and sauté for 3 minutes on 1000C on speed 1.
Add pumpkin and sweet potato chop for 20 seconds on speed 7.
Add stock and water and cook for 20 minutes at 1000C on speed 1.
Add cream and blend to a smooth consistency for 20 – 25 seconds going slowly from speed 1 to speed 9.
Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

" "Beautiful soup! Who cares for fish, game or any other dish? Who would not give all else for two pennyworth of beautiful soup?"
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Win a Bowl & Blade set!

Calling all budding Masterchef Mums and Dads!

Upload your favourite original or converted baby or toddler recipe to the Recipe Community to win a bowl & blade set. 

Check the website for all terms & conditions - entries close 10th August.

Welcome to WholeFoodie Kitchen!

Recently I've had to change our little name from My Little Thermomix due to Thermomix's branding policy.  After much consideration, WholeFoodie Kitchen was decided upon - blog changed, Facebook changed, Twitter changed, Recipe Community changed and new business cards ordered.  Phew!  If you haven't liked the new page on Facebook, then head on over and do it now so you don't miss out on any of the recipe links, tips & news that I post in between newsletters.

A big congratulations to ThermoNovice Nan, who's pumpkin soup recipe was the winner from our June competition.  The winning recipe is featured on the sidebar - I'm not much of a pumpkin soup fan but my boys devoured it and asked for seconds, then thirds!  That's a stand out winner, no questions asked!  Congratulations ThermoNovice Nan - I hope you enjoy your Budget Busters cookbook and keep up the good work converting recipes for your Thermomix.

For those of you in Brisbane, make sure you mark down the Cooking Class dates below in your diaries now.  Bookings for the specialty classes aren't yet open and I'll let you know via Facebook when they are - you'll need to get in quick, they're going to be super popular!

Happy Mixing everyone.
Enjoy July!

Cooking Classes!

We've got cooking classes galore coming up in Brisbane at the moment.

My first Back to Basics class at Ashgrove this Thursday night is almost sold out.  We've booked St. Finbarr's at Ashgrove for another basic class on Thursday, 30th August at 6:30pm and bookings for that will be available online shortly or via email immediately.     

August will also see the very first of Thermomix's Specialty Cooking Classes hit Brisbane.  Our first Taste of Asia specialty class is being held on Monday, August 6th at Fig Tree Pocket State School.  This will be followed in September with the fabulous Devil of a Cookbook class at the Rocklea Markets on Monday, 17th September.  Further details on both classes will be released via Facebook during the month, but be sure to save the dates in your diaries now!  If you are especially interested and don't want to miss out, feel free to send me an email and I'll make sure you're first to know when tickets go on sale.

For those of you further afield, check the details on the Thermomix website to find classes closest to you - the specialty classes are being held in multiple venues across Australia, so don't miss out!


Cook-A-Long with Brooke-A-Long:  Yoghurt

It's been a while since we had a Cook-A-Long and I've been asked a few times recently about how I make yoghurt, so I thought it would be a perfect Cook-A-Long recipe

Follow the instructions, make yourself some yoghurty goodness and let me know how you go.  Sometimes yoghurt takes a couple of tries before you're happy with the consistency.  If it's not perfect, don't give up on the first batch - runnier yoghurt is great for smoothies, so even if it's not perfectly thick the first time around your efforts won't be wasted.

What's In Season?

I am often asked how you find out when a particular fruit or vegie is in season in your area.  One of the best ways is just to know your source - generally the food you find at farmers markets is seasonal and local whereas the produce you find at major shopping retailers may not be.

For those in Brisbane and surrounds, look out for the following in July which are in peak season and will be delicious (and cheaper too!):-

Fruit:  Apples, Pears, Citrus, Strawberries, Grapes.
Veg:  Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Potatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Celery, Capsicum and Onion.

Given Brisbane's had such a cold winter so far, some of the usual veg we'd find easy to source are either a bit harder to find or a bit more expensive - pumpkin, squash, Asian veg, spinach, shallots. 

Buying seasonally is cheaper, tastes better and is better for our environment, so have a chat to your local grocer or farmer about what's good each week - they usually have a wealth of information they're more than happy to share!
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