Wow! I’m so honoured to let you know, I’ve just been voted one of the top 20 Best Thermomix Blogs and Websites, worldwide! The best Thermomix blogs as voted by Feedspot compile these lists from thousands of blogs on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness.
To be ranked with blogs like Quirky Cooking (Jo Whitton), Skinnymixers (Nikalene Riddle), Thermobliss (Lauren and Lucy), Thermojo (Jo Reardon) and The Annoyed Thyroid (Sam) is mindboggling. I follow many of these wonderful ladies myself, so ranking with and above many of them has blown me away.
The fact that all of these blogs are in Australia where Thermomix is more widely known and accepted by consumers means that my little blog in the UK is the only one in the UK or Europe on the list.
I’m also the only non-caucasian on the list. That is huge for me. There aren’t enough women of colour or from the Indian sub-continent, or Asian continent, who are Thermomix Ambassadors and Influencers. I mean, just the population of Indians in India alone is approximately 1.5 billion (2022) and if we take the Indian diasporas living outside the country, that’s another 32 million; 18.68 million are persons of Indian origin, whereas 13.45 million are non-resident Indians.
We could all do more to change the awareness of Thermomix in our own cultural and family backgrounds. More users from the sub-continent need to get on board with Thermomix. Our Indian cuisine consists of a variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to India. We can use the Thermomix to heat the spices, blend the spices, makes the sauces for curries and chutneys, to knead the dough for chappatis, rotis to naans.
But the unique thing about me is that I am also a mix of my origin and my current environment.
Whilst I always joke, a household is run how the ‘woman’ was brought up – read in my case, Indian – I married a British-born-Polish man, and have two racially mixed children, who are truly British. I bought my Thermomix when my daughter was just 4 months old, so as a new parent about to wean her first baby, the Thermomix helped me. As a parent, with a full-time job and two young kids, my Thermomix was a lifesaver saving time in the kitchen, yet creating delicious, healthy meals for myself and my family. Now that my kids are older, they have a love for cooking and have an incredible palate because of the variety of food we cooked. I do one meal for everyone; none of this one meal for adults and another for children; not in my household. If you ask them what their favourite foods are one will say Mexican fajitas and the other will say sous-vide steak and fries. My death role meal would probably be a Japanese bento, whereas my husband when questioned would say Thai Tom Yum Gai.
I’m also a housewife. A mother. Someone who has weaned her kids using Thermomix. A full-time career woman, who needs to feed her family when I come home from work. A foodie, who loves fine dining. A home cook who loves her Thermomix.
So ‘My Story’, it’s a unique one and one that I gladly share with you all.
My name is Ankita Stopa and I am passionate about helping people cook more healthy and creative food. Life is busy enough and anything that can help us save time and money is something we all need in our lives.
I’m from India, which is one of the oldest and richest food cultures in the world. Indian cuisine is well known for being one of the world’s spiciest, influential, diverse and unique. As Indians differ from one another by religion, region, state, language and caste, our cuisine varies so much that we have positioned ourselves as one of world’s most diverse. The beauty of being an Indian living abroad is having both a great appreciation for different Indian cuisines, and a palate that enjoys all gastronomies.
Most of the recipes I make in my Thermomix are traditional family recipes handed down through generations. My mother and grandmother were both great cooks, and shared their knowledge with me. I grew up in Saudi Arabia and have travelled all over the world to many European and Asian countries; I worked and lived in Japan and now reside in the London, U.K. with my Polish husband. I have always enjoyed exploring the culture and food in each country. As a lover of food and brought up traditionally Indian, I have always cooked from scratch with delicious results but often time consuming. Before having my children, I enjoyed winding down and taking time to cook after I came home from work. It’s only when I had my daughter that I first heard about Thermomix and realised how easy home cooking could be.
I work so hard to provide honest independent reviews on Thermomix, my experience as an Advisor and Team Leader, as well as recipe conversions to keep it relevant and useful to new customers looking to buy a Thermomix, as well as owners and users for inspiration that I’m so pleased that the blog and website is well received.
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