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Offline WenV

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Re: Another newbie here!...
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2012, 10:25:12 am »
Oh, I think I would be dreaming abt my TM if I fall asleep tonight. :)

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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2012, 12:10:19 pm »
Hi WenV....do you have your new helper yet?

I just got mine last night, already feel like I made the right choice and having hubby at my one on one demo was a great idea to help
seal the deal  ;D
He loved my beetroot salad as part of his dinner tonight (tick)...I served it on top of some cos lettuce with rocket and topped it off with cubed
avocado and a few pepitas (pumpkin seeds) extra drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

I think we have found a wonderful forum to be part of, don't you?
Good luck with your TM delivery  :)


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« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2012, 12:58:38 pm »
Hi WenV all the best for D day tomorrow!!

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« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2012, 03:28:14 pm »
Hi Girlpower247 and Greyhoundmum!

Unfortunately, my TM has yet to be delivered to my consultant. But I did receive a text today confirming she should get it tmrw and has made an 11am appt with me to drop it off. Must be the busy Xmas period and consultants are doing the delivery instead of couriers to ensure Pre-Xmas delivery.

I agree that this forum is wonderful! So many nice and welcoming members who are so helpful. Can't wait to make healthy meals with it. :)

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« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2012, 03:29:58 pm »
Hi WenV....do you have your new helper yet?

I just got mine last night, already feel like I made the right choice and having hubby at my one on one demo was a great idea to help
seal the deal  ;D
He loved my beetroot salad as part of his dinner tonight (tick)...I served it on top of some cos lettuce with rocket and topped it off with cubed
avocado and a few pepitas (pumpkin seeds) extra drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

I think we have found a wonderful forum to be part of, don't you?
Good luck with your TM delivery  :)

Your beet root salad sounds yummy!! Will have to give it a try.

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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2012, 11:42:16 am »
My TM arrived today! Yay!!  We had two meals out of it today, a pumpkin soup that my consultant kindly made in order to show me the ropes around the machine, and then a mushroom spinach risotto that I made myself this evening.  Both dishes were delicious!  Can't wait to try out another recipe tomorrow morning.  Perhaps a cooked oat porridge or eggs in the TM for breakfast....I love poached eggs and I wonder if this can be done in the TM.

Must say, I am pretty please with my purchase and early Xmas present :D

Thanks everyone for your suggestions and help.  :)

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« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2012, 02:10:40 pm »
Slow cooked poached eggs
Poached Eggs
Personally I crack a couple of in two silicone individual cupcake holders and place them in the internal steaming basket and cook Varoma /9 minutes /speed 1 (place 500g of water in the TM bowl)
if you go to the home page and type in Poached Eggs in the search box many more helpful hints and tips will help you.
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« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2012, 02:13:34 pm »
I found that poached eggs take quite a while done this way so helps if you start with boiling water in the TM.

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« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2012, 02:33:42 pm »
Thank you CC and Greyhoundmum!  Useful tips... :)

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« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2012, 06:44:30 am »
Welcome to the forum.

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« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2012, 08:41:57 am »
Thanks Trudy!  I feel so privileged to be part of such a select group of positive people! :)

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« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2012, 10:20:32 am »
Congrats! Your new kitchen helper has arrived  ;D Pleased you are enjoying yours too.

I'm going to make the pumpkin soup tomorrow (using 1/2 pumpkin / 1/2 sweet potato) as per the EDC recipe, I have read mixed reviews on here for this recipe but you mentioned yours was delicious, just wondering if your consultant tweaked the recipe at all? Thanks

There are sooo many recipes on forums, cook books....I don't know where restart!  LOL

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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2012, 11:47:33 am »
So glad your TMX has arrived WenV.  Enjoy your cooking.

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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2012, 01:04:16 pm »
Hi GP247!
Thank you, and yes I an enjoying having the Thermie in the kitchen :D. I actually look forward to cooking more now then ever.

As to the pumpkin soup, my consultant used carrots instead of sweet potato. And she also didn't skin the carrots or pumpkin, and included the pumpkin seeds in the soup. The result was slightly seedy (finely blended texture - speed 8-9, I think) but doesn't detract from taste. My consultant also mentioned to use slightly less water so the soup would be thicker. 

When I added rice to the pumpkin soup to feed my 16mth old, he ate it up without hesitation. He loved it!  Hope that helps.

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« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2012, 01:05:40 pm »
So glad your TMX has arrived WenV.  Enjoy your cooking.

Thanks, VieveMS!  I sure am.... :D