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I have searched the forum for an answer to this but not sure I have found one. I was making Thermomixer's rocket pesto just now (it is lovely) and as I finished the last bit I noticed the LED display was looking odd.

Since then (ten minutes ago) it has gone mental. It shows fractions of numbers and all the 'function's are lit as if I am weighing, kneading, and reversing all at the same time. If I try and weigh something it just jumps all over the place.

I have checked for moisture (as far as I know it hasn't gotten wet) and cleaned it, turned it off and on more than once, checked for obstructions etc. I do not know where to go from here and can't find anything on the web that fits.

Can anyone offer any advice? I am freaking out a little bit. I have had it for about 15 months and so far no problems other than needing the blade replaced at 12 months.


Breakfast / Monday Morning Muffins
« on: September 18, 2012, 08:28:57 am »
This is a recipe I have been making heaps of for the kids brekky and afternoon tea and just today finally got round to writing down the conversions, so am sharing it. It is seriously healthy considering its muffins. You could easily adapt to a totally grain free version and for a total sugar free version just leave out the honey and perhaps up the dates for sweetness. With thanks to Hannah at the Whole Kitchen (site address below).

210g almonds, ground
230g SR Flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
2 Tbs Cinnamon
1 Tsp each of ground cardamon, nutmeg, ginger
1/2 tsp salt
320g zucchini
2 carrots
1 apple
10 dates, deseeded (I use medjool)
handful raisins (optional)
100g coconut shredded
80 oil - coconut or macadamia work beautifully
3 big eggs
100g honey
1 Tbs vanilla

Grind almonds, add dry ingredients and mix to combine. Tip into a large bowl.

Chop veges and dates 4 seconds speed 5.

Add to dry mix.

Mix rest of ingredients in TMX 15 seconds speed 3 to combine and add to dry/vege mix. Stir to combine.

Divide among 12 - 18 muffin tins and cook 20 - 30 mins in moderate to hot oven. I use fan forced 180 degrees.

Recipe is from and has been adapted to suit TMX.

This is a pretty basic question; I made a pumpkin and sweet potato soup last night in the TMX while I was using the varoma and I inadvertantly put in too much liquid. The soup is too thin.

What's the best way to thicken it? Should I just mash some more veges and then blend them in?


CHRISTMAS / Glaze for Ham request recipe
« on: December 14, 2010, 07:00:59 am »
Does anyone have a nice glaze recipe for ham leg? I have looked around the forum and can't find one (it could be I am not looking in the right place).


Chit Chat / Karratha TMX Rep?
« on: December 05, 2010, 09:22:54 am »
Is there a demonstrator in Karratha, WA? I have a friend there who is very interested.


Diet / Dukan Diet Oatbran Muffins
« on: November 20, 2010, 03:05:32 am »
Name of Recipe:
Dukan Diet Oatbran Muffins
Number of People:
makes 6
140g oatbran
3 eggs
20g baking powder
20 - 40g sweetener (I use Natvia made from stevia) can use maple syrup or sugar.
310g low fat vanilla (or flavoured) yoghurt. I use Ski D'Light Honey Buzz or Mundella Low Fat Vanilla.
Mixture will seem alarmingly runny.

Spray a 6 cup muffin tin with oil.
Preheat oven to 180.
Put all ingredients into TM bowl, blend for about 30 seconds on speed 4.
Pour or spoon into muffin tins (6).
Bake for 20 - 25 mins 180.
Let cool a little before using a knife to run round the edges of each muffin hole to release.

These are adapted from the Dukan Diet's 'galette' of which you have one a day while on the Attack or Cruise phase.
I have adjusted the recipe to make muffins and each contains the daily allowance as per original single galette recipe (which is cooked in a pan).
Whether you are on this diet or not, they are delicious - my kids take one each day in their lunchboxes or have them for brekky.
Wrap each one in greaseproof paper and freeze - to defrost and heat, 50 seconds in microwave.


Recipe can easily be doubled but rather than doubling eggs, use 4 or 5.

Chit Chat / Becoming a TM Demonstrator Consultant
« on: November 08, 2010, 01:11:39 am »
I am curious about becoming a demonstrator. I have called the office-- busy signal, will try again later. In the meantime I thought this might be a good place to ask about what's involved in taking on this business! I am assuming its a case of 'the harder you work the luckier you get.'

If anyone can outline what is involved and how they are finding it as a business I would be grateful.



Recipe Requests / Indian/Asian Pork Recipe? Anyone got one?
« on: July 15, 2010, 08:45:06 am »
Hello all,

I am having a few people for dinner tomorrow night and planning on doing a couple of curries. I am going to do the Chicken in Yoghurt.

I also have some lovely pork fillets to use and was wondering if anyone has a curry or similar that would suit pork?

As yet I don't have the Indian cookbook but have ordered it!


Cottchick in Perth :)

Hello fellow thermomixers!

I am making the meatloaf and red sauce recipe and this will be the first time I have used the varoma. My question is: Do I sit the meatloaf in the bottom layer of the varoma or in the second shallower layer?

Thanks in advance!


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