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Introduce Yourself / Re: Beetroot recipes.
« on: October 13, 2011, 12:36:22 am »
I love beetroot.  It's wonderfully healthy for you and recent scientific studies have shown that drinking the juice or consuming beetroot has the ability to lower blood pressure and improve sports recovery and performance.  One delightful way that I love beetroot, which is non TM, is to simply peel, cut into smallish chunks and to roast it drizzled with a little oil and sea salt/pepper.  This can then be tossed through a leafy salad once cooled or eaten warm.  I often make up a big serve of roasted veggies (beetroot, pumpkin, sweet potato and potato) and roast witrh a few garlic cloves (skin on).  You get the wonderful flavour of the garlic infused through the veggies without the garlicy after taste.

When I was a consultant we were always instructed to tell Tm owners that the scales work best with the cord fully extended.  I think it acts the same as when something is touching the Tm and this interferes with it's reading.  The lid not turning from open to 'on' usually happens when the lid isn't clicked into place all the way.  Sometimes new TM's are a little stiff in the lid and you need to give iit an extra nudge to get the Tm to work - it's a safety mechanism.  Sometimes this can be faulty, but mostly it just needs that extra gentle persuasion.

My mum make the cardamon cookies out of the indian cokbook.  They are quite a hard bickie, but delicious and something a little different.  She puts a whole almond on top of hers and the look llovely.  They would also travel well I think and when she makes a batch they do last for about a week in her cookie jar (unless the kids and I pop over for a visit that is  ;D)

I have used my thermoserver to put my icecream in as it's waiting to be churned

I have used both grain and premilled wholemeal spelt.  The texture is similiar and the only reason I bought premilled was to save time.  I can now get organic spelt flour in 750gm bags from the supermarket for $5.95? or thereabouts.   The other day I accidentaly made a lemonn drizzle cake with all wholemeal and it was declared delicous by our guests.  It is a super moist cake so maybe that's why it turned out ok.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you made, but will never make again in the TM
« on: September 27, 2011, 11:38:44 pm »
We love Quirky's lentil bolognaise, although we prefer it over rice and I usually cook it for 20mins once it's all in or they are still a lttle crunchy for my liking. Not watery though and very tasty and quick

Chit Chat / Re: What have you made, but will never make again in the TM
« on: September 21, 2011, 12:57:20 am »
Bedlam, I tried many different ways and find that the hand held beater works everytime and much quicker so I've just accepted that for me my TM doesn't like egg white beating, I love it for almost everything else though and use it usually 4x a day, sometimes more.

Chit Chat / Re: I'm back!!!
« on: September 20, 2011, 05:35:05 am »
It's amazing isn't, how some restaurant serve up bland, poorly cooked or worse still food that tastes like it has been made with tinned and highly processed ingredients.  I think they only survive becasue the majority of people don't own TM's, so have forgotten what 'real' food tastes like.  I did note that Gordon Ramsey's Australian restaurants have gone bust and owe creditors huge amounts.  So even an enterprise that has the validity of a 'celebrity' can get it wrong.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you made, but will never make again in the TM
« on: September 20, 2011, 05:25:05 am »
I definately wont try mergigue or pavlova in my Tm. I have tried and tried but end up with a failure every time.  Even went out and bought a new hand held beater to do the job and it's faster and with a better result.

Seafood and Fish / Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« on: September 19, 2011, 12:51:05 am »
Hi Chelsea

Yeah a risotto winner.  I love any risotto but no one else inmy family does, but 4 out of 5 in my family loved it and asked for it again.  The ds who didn't ican be the 'fussy' one in our house, so he's just going to have to get use to this one. Thanks for a great recipe.

Chit Chat / Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
« on: September 19, 2011, 12:39:37 am »
Hi Judydg

A couple of questions: how many coffees do you have in a day? Do you add milk and/or sugar?  Do you drink instant or freshly ground coffee? In the 21 day program it is recommended that the main hot drinks are herbal teas, especially green tea. If you just cannot go without a coffee then it's suggested that you drink it black with no sugar and try to make it organic, freshly brewed coffee.  If you like to add milk and sugar, maybe it's not the coffee you like so much but the combination of these.  So no you don't have to give up coffee, but some changes in the way or ammount may be required.  Our bodies are quite amazing and often if there is a sugar, caffine, salt or fat craving it's because the underlying issue is lack of energy due to our body's nutrient quota not being met.  Met the nutrient quota and like magic the cravings disappear.

Special Diets / Another Tm take off machine...
« on: September 16, 2011, 11:16:54 am »
Hi all not sure if this one has been discussed.  I have been following the thermochef posts and was wondering if anyone can translate the info from this machine  I like the way it looks better than the thermochef, the only function that appears to be missing is the reverse function.  Seems like there is going to be more and more competition out there for our beloved TM, which may not necessarily be a bad thing.

Special Diets / Re: rice milk
« on: September 16, 2011, 11:13:22 am »
Janem, try Quirky Jo's blog page as she has a great recipe that I make all the time and it doesn't have huge ammounts of sugar in it.

Chit Chat / Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
« on: September 15, 2011, 05:43:06 am »
Hi Kimby83

You are right!  Once you get uses to tasting foods as close to their natural state you can taste the chemicals.  If you use to eat margarine it is one that is very obvious.  I think I am now very sensitive to hydroginated fats and lots of other cvhemical nasties.  Cabury use to be my favourite chocolate, but now I can't eat it, same with potato chips, use to love em, but now can only have a few before my body says - enough!  The best bit is when you have finished your 21 days you can start living by the 80/20 rule.  Eat fabulous foods as close to their natural state 80% of the time and 20% of the time you eat what you would like.  It's funny though because after you have been eating foods in this way for a while there probably will be some things that wont even make it on to the 20% list.  I wont drink fizzy drinks (unless homemade - with natural mineral water), eat anything knowingly with hydroginated fats or anything with yucky colours/flavours.  When I have worked hard to fill my body with good stuff I just wont compromise with these things.   Good luck. 

Chit Chat / Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
« on: September 13, 2011, 09:00:56 am »
Hi Kimby83

When I help people through the 21 days most of them do find that they have a point where it all gets a bit hard or they feel 'over it'.  This is really normal and usually happens around day 10-14.  Often in the first week energy can ebb and flow as the body moves out some toxins. The important thing is to be tender with yourself - acknowledge that what you a trying to do is make some major changes in your habits and that it takes time.  Then pick yourself up and recommit yourselve to the program.  The dips are also really important as they provide enough 'nutrients' to stop you feeling hungry.  Keep it up and keep writing in your daily health log so you can see the differenes from when you began to when you finish.

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