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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2009, 04:19:25 am »
Purplehat I'm pleased that the TMX is helping so much with your dietary requirements. It certainly seems to help a lot of people that way. Even those of us that don't have such strict requirements find ourselves eating even healthier than before.
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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2010, 03:24:05 pm »
Cooking was usually in the 'chore and bore' category for me. I've got chronic fatigue syndrome :( and was finding it difficult to get the energy to cook, let alone the enthusiasm. Add to that 2 small offspring whose repeated choruses of 'yuck' at whatever was put in front of them and the thought of x no. of years in the kitchen made me want to stick my head in the oven. Even DH was commenting about my ever-decreasing repertoire of meals. I read about the TM first on the simple savings site then read everything else I could find on it. I had to have one! I knew it would change my life. It has.

I used to have a very 'no-recipe, stand-back-and-throw' style, which is why things never turned out the same way twice, but cooking with the TM is more like following a chemical equation, and I love it! ;D ;D Add to that 2 little boys who are excited to see what turns up next and I have to say I am beyond thrilled. :-*

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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2010, 10:28:11 pm »
Nice to see the TMX has turned you into an enthusiastic cook Karen.  We may as well enjoy cooking - we have a lifetime of it ahead of us.  I overheard two elderly ladies once - one was saying she didn't know what she was going to cook for tea and was sick of trying to come up with ideas.  That is never a problem in this house - I think I will go to my grave thinking of all the things I haven't cooked  ;D ;D
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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2010, 08:01:36 am »
That's wonderful news Karen. Your children will be cooking for you before long using the TMX. Our house is a bit like Judy's.  I have so many new recipes to try that I will need to live to 1000 at least. Gee I will be grumpy by then.  I keep all the recipes we like and then when I am lacking in inspiration I go back and do one of the favourites. I love looking through books and my million magazine cut outs to decide what we will eat for the week.
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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2010, 11:29:22 am »
I bought the T.M because I felt that I needed a new challenge ,  however it seems to have taken over how I view recipes and even restaurant meals.    It has opened up a whole new world of cooking.    Like Judydawn and Cookie I have hundreds of recipes I can't wait to try.

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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2010, 11:59:36 am »
Oh, if only we were in our thirties again Chookie and Cookie1 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2010, 12:09:02 pm »
Gosh, wouldn't we be dangerous if we were?
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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #67 on: January 03, 2010, 12:38:53 am »
LOL - just thinking last night - why the heck didn't I buy one 5 years before I (actually MrsT) did?  So many things I'd like to try.

Hope the chronic fatigue is waning with your new enthusiasm for cooking LA Mummy  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2010, 02:00:33 pm »
Ooh yes, I'm in lurve! Didn't think it was possible to feel this way about an appliance. I'm fairly passionate about my Dyson though :D

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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2010, 12:19:00 am »
The Dyson is good but that's what I call work LAMummy, the TMX and cooking is fun  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2010, 03:27:44 am »
I agree - although I wouldn't be without my dyson even for a day.  ;D

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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2010, 04:00:24 am »
How lucky was I. DD2 was going to get rid of hers in a garage sale for $50 then checked with me to see if I would like it first.  No charge of course. Only problem was that I had nowhere inside the house to store it so it lives out in the garage.
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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2010, 11:49:46 am »
LOL. Ours is currently stationed next to our toddlers highchair. It only gets put away when we have visitors at the moment. :)

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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #73 on: January 22, 2010, 03:14:42 am »
I first heard about the thermomix a few years ago, my auntie had been to a demo. Once I heard the price though I was very skeptical and thought it would be a big wast of money.

Fast forward a few years and at 25 I felt like I was 100, I had shocking sleep patterns, always tired and grouchy and although I wanted to get fit I could never get the motivation to exercise. After doing some research on fatigue etc I came across some info on the effects of our diet on fatigue, mood etc. I then bought a book entitled 'the 150 healthiest foods on earth by Jonny Bowden', this book changed my life and I decided to stop eating the copious amounts of c**p such as white bread and rice, sugar and junk food and actually give my body some nutrition.

At about the same time I was invited to a thermomix demo with my mum. I only saw the first half (sorbet, dip and salad) before having to shoot off for a dancing class (I had finally managed to get some exercise happening at this stage) however I was sold just on this. My Mum and I held a second demo with Dad, my boyfriend and my mums best friend and her hubby. All three couples bought one, our consultant had only been doing the job for a few months and had never sold so many at once!

The reason I actually bought the machine was I could instantly see how it could help me in my change to a healthly lifestyle. As I was now preparing fresh food rather than frozen junk I was struggling to cook and work full time and never imagined how I would cope when and if I ever had children. i could see how the thermomix could enable me to make fresh food from scratch without having to sacrifice hours of my time. The best example I can think of is butter, I make butter in 5 minutes with Thermie but would never ever use a butter churn as it would take hours and hours!

Since getting my thermo I would never ever part with it, I would have two if I could afford it. My thermomix has enabled me to eliminate just about all additives and preservatives from my diet as I make everything from scratch including butter(!), sauces, dips, yoghurt and just about anything you can buy in a jar. My boyfriend and I are now working on our veggie patch and tropical fruit garden so that I can continue to create delicious fabulous nutritious food with great ease with fresh, organic incredients.

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Re: What made you buy your Thermomix?
« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2010, 03:19:10 am »
This is wonderful news . I am so glad it has helped you. I wish we had ours when my DH was suffering from Ross River virus, it may have helped him-even though it is a different thing. I must share the information with a friend who has had chronic fatigue for some years and really battles.
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