With a heavy heart I have decided to hang up my Thermomix Consultant Apron for a while. We have some great new consultants in the area now, which leaves me to re-adjust my priorities.
My original goal was to introduce families in NE Vic to Thermomix and offer a easier way to provide good, wholesome and nutritious food and give the kids a really good start to life. Now with more consultants in the area and the word is spreading like wild fire, I feel comfortable knowing that we're in good hands.
Thermomix has offered me an amazing journey and has opened up a whole new world to me and the adventure of "real" food!! To anyone interested in becoming a consultant, I would highly recommend it.
I'm happy to still be contacted for any queries or can point you in the right direction to some other wonderful consultants.
Happy Thermomixing and thank you so very much for your support and encouragement!
Joelene xoxo

Monday, November 16, 2009

Nan's Boiled Salad Dressing

In the pursit of finding all things low fat for a little longer, I dug up Nans Boiled Salad Dressing recipe which she uses pretty much as a replacement for mayo. Nan uses it in her coleslaw, through chopped egg and lettuce, and anywhere you'd use a dressing or mayo. And it's not full of oil! So here it is:

200g sugar (feel free to cut this back)
1 desertspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 heaped desertspoons plain flour *
1-3 egg (in Nan's words "your choice!" - I used 2)
2 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup white vinegar

Place all ingredients into TMX bowl and cook for 8 minutes, 90C on speed 4. Refridgerate once cooked and use a an alternative to mayo or coleslaw dressing.

* Apparently corn flour isn't strong enough to hold in the dressing and will end up going runny.  I'm keen to hear if any gluten free cooks out there have a suggested alternative??

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fat, Egg & Dairy Free Fruit Cake

OK, well this isn't a Thermomix recipe, but had to share it anyway. I've had to seriously cut all dairy and fat from my diet for a little while and had trouble finding something as a bit of a treat, until I stumbled across this recipe from a gorgeous lady I used to work with (Hi Val!!).

Fat, Egg & Dairy Free Fruit Cake
1 cup dried Paw Paw
1 cup dried Pineapple
1 cup dried Apricots (roughly chopped - can pulse a couple of times in the TMX)
1 pkt mixed dried fruit
3/4 cup peacan nuts or walnuts
3/4 cup almonds (roughly chopped - can pulse a couple of times in the TMX)
2 cups fruit juice
3/4 cup coconut
2 cups SR Flour

Soak fruit and nuts in juice over night.
The next day add coconut and SR flour. Mix well and place mixture into greased and lined square cake tin. Cover with foil. Bake in a slow oven (150C) for about 2hours or until cooked. Removing foil for the last 1/2 hour.
Note: Place a tray of water in the bottom of the oven to keep the cake moist. Next time I'll also add a can of crushed pineapple to increase the moisture.

This is a rather heavy cake, but either way I am thankful to have an alternative!!!