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Embrace Sustainability with Your Thermomix

Sustainable September is the perfect opportunity to make conscious choices that benefit both our planet and our well-being. If you’re a Thermomix enthusiast, you’re in luck! This versatile kitchen appliance can be a fantastic ally in your quest for sustainability. From reducing food waste to saving energy, your Thermomix can help you make eco-friendly choices effortlessly. In this article, we’ll explore five simple ways to support Sustainable September using your Thermomix, making it easier than ever to make a positive impact on our environment.

  1. Plan Your Meals Wisely

Cookidoo menu planningOne of the cornerstones of sustainable living is reducing food waste, and your Thermomix can be your greatest ally in this endeavour. With its precise measurements and cooking capabilities, it helps you prepare just the right amount of food. To get started, plan your meals for the week using Cookidoo, and use your Thermomix to assist you in portion control and preparation.

Try batch cooking using your Thermomix, preparing larger quantities of food, and then storing it in reusable containers. This not only saves time but also reduces packaging waste from store-bought convenience foods.

Additionally, your Thermomix can help you create delicious meals from leftovers, transforming yesterday’s dinner into today’s gourmet lunch. By minimizing food waste, you’ll not only support Sustainable September but also save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

  1. Embrace Local and Seasonal Ingredients Seasonal food

Choosing local and seasonal ingredients is another vital step towards sustainable living. By supporting local farmers and reducing the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation, you can make a significant impact.

Your Thermomix can assist in this effort by helping you explore new recipes that highlight seasonal produce. Utilize the recipe community and online resources to discover delightful dishes that match what’s available in your region during September.

Consider preserving excess seasonal fruits and vegetables using your Thermomix to make jams,, or pickles. These homemade delights not only reduce food waste but also promote self-sufficiency and support local agriculture.

  1. Make Your Own Staples

Kitchen staplesReducing your reliance on store-bought staples can significantly contribute to sustainability. Many packaged products come with excessive plastic packaging and long ingredient lists that may contain additives and preservatives.

Your Thermomix can empower you to make homemade staples like nut butter, bread, and yogurt. By doing so, you not only have control over the ingredients but also cut down on single-use plastic waste. When you buy ingredients in bulk, you further reduce packaging waste.

Experiment with making your own plant-based milks using ingredients like almonds, oats, or soybeans. It’s not only more sustainable but can also be cost-effective in the long run.

  1. Energy-Efficient Cooking

Energy savingsEfficiency is a key component of sustainability. Luckily, your Thermomix is designed to be energy-efficient. It’s a multi-purpose appliance that can perform a wide range of cooking tasks in one pot, saving time and energy.

When using your Thermomix, consider using the Varoma steaming attachment. This method is not only healthier but also consumes less energy compared to boiling or frying. Plus, it preserves the nutrients in your food.

To further reduce energy consumption, be mindful of preheating your Thermomix. In most cases, it’s not necessary, and you can start cooking right away.

Finally, remember to make the most of your Thermomix’s timer and temperature control features. These functions allow you to set precise cooking times and temperatures, helping you avoid overcooking and wasting energy.

  1. Eco-Friendly Cleaning

CleanAfter preparing delicious sustainable meals with your Thermomix, it’s time to consider the eco-friendliness of your cleaning routine. Traditional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that harm the environment. Instead, opt for green and homemade cleaning solutions.

Your Thermomix can be instrumental in making these eco-friendly cleaners. For instance, use it to create an all-purpose cleaner with ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils. This not only reduces plastic waste from store-bought cleaners but also minimizes the environmental impact of chemical runoff.

When cleaning your Thermomix itself, utilize its self-cleaning function whenever possible. This efficient feature saves water and energy compared to manual washing.

As you embark on your Sustainable September journey, your Thermomix can be your trusted companion in making eco-conscious choices. By reducing food waste, embracing local ingredients, making your own staples, cooking efficiently, and adopting eco-friendly cleaning practices, you can contribute to a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. So, dust off your Thermomix, get creative in the kitchen, and let it help you make a positive impact on the planet while enjoying delicious, homemade meals. Sustainable living has never been more attainable, thanks to the versatility of your Thermomix.

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Garam masala

This is my family recipe for homemade garam masala, so easy to do in the Thermomix. Blending your own spice mixtures ensures that you can use high-quality spices and by grinding them fresh, the flavours are enhanced compared to any store-bought product.

Garam masala is an aromatic mixture of spices, used as a base in many Indian dishes, like curry, to bring flavour and warmth. Each family has a different recipe and ingredients but for the most part, garam masala will include coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In other variations on garam masala, ingredients may include turmeric, saffron, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, mustard seeds, mace, star anise, tamarind, fenugreek, bay leaves or Malabar leaves.

Credit: A version of this recipe can also be found Indian cookbook produced by India when the they sold TM31. The Indian Chef, Shamim Ahmed worked at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi for 24 years as the Head of Mission Cook was instrumental in producing this book.  I was convinced when my Mum’s cook made this dish. I thought she had taught him how to convert her recipe to the Thermomix and she said, “No, it’s in the basic book that was given to us when we bought the Thermomix”. When Vesta Appliances lost the distribution license in India for selling Thermomixes when the TM5 launched, I bought their stock and now sell them in my shop. The rest is history.

N.B. If you are a VIP One Girl Customer, you can also purchase a discounted version on my VIP Shop.

Jamie Oliver’s Lamb Koftas

“These authentic lamb koftas are just how kebabs should be – fresh, spicy and full of flavour! ”

My kids were away for the summer which gave me a lot of spare time. Thermohubby and I managed to head to Istanbul for a long weekend and indulge. The food in Turkey was amazing and on our return, I wanted to find a recipe for Lamb Koftas.  I didn’t get round to it when I managed to capture a Jamie Oliver recipe on one of his Money Saving Meals programme (circa 2013) and came across this recipe for lamb koftas.

Authentic kebabs are delicious, full of nuts, spices, herbs and fruit, as anyone who’s tasted proper Middle Eastern cooking knows. In this recipe I’m using a spice called sumac (something I conveniently picked in Turkey) – it has a lovely flavour – but if you can’t find it, try lemon zest instead. Buy really good minced lamb, or else a cut of trimmed shoulder or neck fillet and mince it up at home in a food processor. If you buy slightly older lamb (hogget or mutton), it’s important to ask your butcher to remove the sinews, and that you cook the meat for a few minutes longer.

Hangover cure

Hangover Cure Smoothie

Stanley George for this Pharmacist-approved hangover cure smoothie.  Too many toasts and cheers may have you cursing, do your body a favour with this morning-after smoothie recipe.
(Re-blogged) Seventeen-year veteran pharmacist and owner of Stanley’s Pharmacy in NYC, Stanley George, is used to tending to the bleary-eyed crowd on Saturday mornings at his Lower East Side pharmacy where he serves up his signature “Drinks + Drugs.” Stanley relies on herbal tonics alongside traditional Western medicine to give clients the best of both worlds. His hangover remedy tea is popularly consumed with a dose of Advil on the side.


Blend the ingredients below and slurp away to detoxify, rebuild electrolytes, and restore your body’s normal pH levels (see individual explanations below). This delicious hangover cure was prescribed by Stanley exclusively for SELF and now easily converted to Thermomix by One Girl.

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire pudding is an English food made from batter consisting of eggs, flour, and milk or water. It is a versatile food that can be served in numerous ways depending on the choice of ingredients, the size of the pudding and the accompanying components of the dish.

As a first course it can be served with onion gravy. For a main course it is often served with beef and gravy and is part of the traditional Sunday roast, but can also be filled with foods such as bangers and mash to make a meal. Jam and sugar can be added instead if served as a dessert (which I personally didn’t know about until writing this post and rest assured will be trying out for you …to make sure.

One of the reasons I wanted to include this in the recipe section is the ease of making it in the Thermomix. Yorkshire pudding is definitely a faffy recipe with having to weigh both wet and dry ingredient usually. The beauty of using a Thermomix is that everything can be weighed easily into the TM bow, mixed and poured straight into the trays to bake. No mess, no faff.

Cream scones

Quick and Easy Cream Scones

I’m delighted to have my friend and fellow Thermomix owner, Kerry join me as a guest blogger. Here’s her family recipe for cream scones.

I grew up in the bush in Australia and I learnt to bake at a very young age. My grandmother and my Mum would make amazing scones when I was younger, and I remember many local show days and CWA cookery events where scones very similar to the ones below were served with home made jam and freshly whipped cream. I loved them so much (and I still do!) that I’ve adapted and tweaked their original Australian recipe for my TM5. 

These scones are super quick and easy and can be ready in just over 15 minutes if you need a quick morning or afternoon tea treat when visitors pop by unexpectedly! They’re beautifully fluffy and they work every time!

Basil pesto


This easy, beautiful pesto recipe is absolutely bursting with fresh herby flavour. … You can whizz up your own delicious pesto in under 5 minutes – it’s great for a fast-fix meal.  Homemade pesto is tastier than any shop bought version and this recipe shows how easy it is to make.

I use it on it’s own with pasta (always a winner in my home), spread it on a warm, crusty roll or smother it on salmon and steam with rice in the Thermomix; whatever you do with it, it’s a winner and a staple in my kitchen fridge.

And if you want ideas on how to eat pesto, check out this article I found online.