Feeding toddlers

My big girl has never been a fussy eater. Sure, there are foods she doesn’t like, but the variety of foods she does like have meant I’ve never had to worry about tricking her into eating hidden, healthy foods. My little girl is a different story!

My little girl has a great apetite, always happy to eat and have a good sizes serve but she likes a good sized serve of eggs, meat, fruit, crust-less bread, cake, biscuits, cheese and occassionly rice. Oh and lollies, she won’t say no to lollies! Vegetables are rarely tasted and often she just takes them off her plate altogether. (Although she will usually eat some peas and chew on a corn cob so we are doing better than many!).

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This month thermomix are giving qualifying customers a free 2.6L thermoserver when they purchase a TM5 in addition to the 2.6L thermoserver you can get for hosting a demo that is linked to your TM5 purchase. So what is a thermoserver and why would you want two of them???

A thermoserver is a double walled stainless steel container which comes with a lid and a base dish. Its insulated so it keeps the food you put in it at a steady temperature. If you have been to a demo you’ve probably seen one in action. You can purchase a thermoserver when you host a demonstration (without purchasing a thermomix), will receive one free if you purchase a thermomix at your own demo (or if you have a delivery demo within 3 months of purchase) or occasionally you will receive one as a bonus gift with purchase.
Here are just a few ideas of what you can do with a thermoserver:

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Why make stock pastes?

Thermomix stock is something Thermomix consultants and owners love! If you’ve been to a demo you would have seen it used, either in the risotto or the soup. We make vegetable stock with you when we deliver your thermomix after purchase, you may even get some stock paste to take home when you attend a demo. The vegetable stock paste is a great base which is used in heaps recipes, but why make your own stock paste?

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Colour my world!

So let’s talk about adult colouring in. Who amongst us is an addict?…. ME!!!! A few years ago my bestie told me she loved colouring in (she was cool before adults colouring in was even a thing!) I was honestly shocked! Boring! Plus I’m no artist so I’d certainly never make anything to be proud of! I was in year 5 before they even gave me a pen license and I’m fairly sure it was a pity pen license!

This year, Aussie grown ups are getting in touch with their inner child and colouring books are flying off the shelves! Retailers don’t seem to be able to keep up with demand most of the time (I spent months searching for a very wanted book at my local Big W store! When I walked in and it was on the shelf I went into full ninja mode and grabbed that book so fast you’d think it was calorie free chocolate!) and new titles are appearing on shelves every week (much to Mr Mixie’s annoyance!).

Not only are these books filled with beautiful pictures but the experts are saying they are good for us too! This year I was diagnosed with PND (which is pretty well under control now) and I’m definitely noticing that, for me at least, adult colouring in is a seriously calming pass time. At the end of a busy, stressful days taking some time out with my gel pens and (growing) collection of colouring in books has a really positive impact on my head space. Another perk is that it’s eating into my screen time. I’ve also noticed when my 4year old joins me with her special book it has a very calming affect on her too.

There are plenty of free printable pages around, or just about every major retailer, newsagent and book shop in Oz stocks them, if you want to see what all the fuss is about!

I’m certainly a convert to colouring in and in the wise words of my girl Samantha…

Pump up the jam…

My 81 year old Grandfather is a bit of a tough crowd. Although I have no doubt that he adores us all, he has trouble showing it and displays of gratitude are rare. But this fathers day I had a very happy Pappy when I made him some thermomix jams!

I found both of the recipes used on the recipe community and they both were delicious! Have you tried making jam in your thermomix? Or on your stove top? What are your favourite recipes?DSC_1322 - Copy

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Fathers Day breaky, thermomix style!

Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful dads on the world and especially to my grandfather who was my first father figure, my Dad who I only met in my late teens but is the real Dad I always wanted and to my wonderful husband who is IMHO the worlds best Dad to our daughters.

Our day started way too early but with the assistance of my trusty thermomix I made a cafe style breakfast I was super proud of!

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