I first loved the name Tilly when my friend and I were watching ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’ starring Katharine Hepburn. In the movie, they introduce the maid who spends most of the time in the kitchen organising dinner. I leant over to my friend and said, “wouldn’t it be amazing to have a Tilly? You just get dressed for dinner and all the work is done for you!”. My friend smiled and said one word, “Thermomix”.
So without further adieu, let me introduce you to my Tilly.
Isn’t she beautiful! Tilly is my Thermomix. Here she is making us an omelette while I am busy in the bathroom straightening my hair.
Thermomix? I hear you ask. Let me blow your mind. She is an expensive piece of equipment who is worth her weight in gold…a milliion, trillion, gazillion pieces of gold. I wish I had bought her years ago! She is a machine that I have always dreamed of and only found out about at the end of last year. Since then I have been wanting one! From non-cooker to I-can’t stop-myself-cooker, my life has changed.
Tilly can do the following with the push of a button and a turn of a dial – chop, beat, mix, whip, grind, knead, mince, grate, juice, blend, heat, stir, steam and weigh food. I have been selling all my old kitchen stuff (juicer, rice cooker, blender, food processor, bread maker, mixer, scales, etc) and Tilly has pride of place on my counter. I use it three or more times a day.
I can put uncooked pasta and vegies inside Tilly (sounds a bit weird) and she will chop and cook to perfection while I get other things done around the place. She won’t burn a single thing.
These are some of the things that I (I mean Tilly) have made so far -
- bacon and mushroom risotto (while I sat on the couch with mum & a glass of white)
- countless quantities of vanilla custard (while I cleaned the kitchen/put the eggs, flour, milk, vanilla extract & honey away – I only had 7 minutes until the custard was ready!)
- sweet chilli sauce (forget the preservative stuff from the shop – this stuff is WAAAAAY better)
- chilli con carne (while I had a shower & hopped into my PJ’s. Yes, Tilly cooks the meat too. She is so clever)
- the omelette in the above photo
- Juice (orange juice with all the seeds – just peel. Carrot, apple and ginger juice – apple core and all). No wastage here, all the fibre and you don’t need as much fruit.
- sticky rice dessert (while hubby and I sat and had coffee on our patio)
- beetroot salad (quick, delicious lunch while tidying up the house)
- Sorbet (using organic rapadura sugar, ice, frozen berries and lime in no time!)
My most favourite thing about Tilly the Thermomix is that you can eat foods in its most natural state. If I want Rice Flour, Tilly will whip it up for me from plain old rice! I can make my own peanut butter, butter, mayo, choc sauce, bread, etc. It is amazing for people with allergies too. Hello gluten-free world!
Here is a sample of what Tilly can do -
There is so much I could tell you. I don’t want to write a long post here (cause who likes endless reading right?), but if you own a Thermomix please comment below on your favourite thing about this amazing machine :)