The shortages and supermarket queues of lockdown increased people’s interest in making food from scratch.
Why buy a bag of flour or a jar of mayonnaise when you can make your own at home? Mill your own herbs – why not?
This approach also means purchasing less packaging and knowing exactly what’s in your food. Both of these are important to Claire Dorset of Manly, who has studied epigenetics and wellness and eats mainly gluten and dairy-free food.
The busy property consultant says she was “in a cooking rut”. She and husband Tim tried food boxes for a while, but it was expensive.
Discovering Thermomix, early last year was a game changer.
More than a multi-cooker, Thermomix TM6 is an all-in-one kitchen appliance that has been in NZ for more than a decade, but now has the added bells and whistles of Wifi and automatic updates.
Currently it has more than 20 functions. It weighs, chops, cooks, kneads, whips, can be used to make milks, ferment yoghurt and mayonnaise and mill flour. It slow cooks, sautés, steams and blends – and much more.
Claire says the recipe platform Cookidoo means she can plan menus that she has time to cook, so she and Tim eat better than ever.
Once she’d tried it, Claire was a convert and six months later she became a Thermomix consultant, helping others in their kitchen and supporting new and existing owners.
“It saves time and money – healthy eating need not be expensive,” Claire says.
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