Hello, and welcome to my blog. I am a mother of 4 small boys (yeah, lucky me!) who loves to cook.
I first heard of a Thermomix many years ago, while I was researching information in regards to Autism. You see, my eldest son was diagnosed with ASD when he was about 4 years old. I spent a lot of time in front of the computer until the wee hours researching treatment options - I was prepared to do ANYTHING to cure him. During my research I came across a thing called biomedical intervention. In a nutshell, this involves nutritional and environmental medicine, gastro intestinal treatment and dietary intervention. Many parents were reporting amazing results, so I decided to give it a go.
A number of these parents were using a machine called a Thermomix, to make wholesome and nutritious food for their children, which basically consists of a diet free of gluten and casein.
When we moved to a small country town in NSW, it was very difficult to find any decent Gluten Free and Dairy Free foods for my son, so I was making it all myself which was really time consuming. I just happened to look at the Thermomix website one night and it turned out that they were conducting a cooking class in town, so along I went. I was a little skeptical at first - they claimed this thing could chop, beat, mix, emulsify, mill, knead, blend, cook, stir, steam, weigh and melt. How could one appliance do all these things? But shortly into the demonstration I was sold! I've been happily Thermomixing ever since!
The tons of research I have done over the years has really opened my eyes up to the amount of garbage that is in most of the foods we consume, even in those I once thought were healthy. I now refuse to feed my children ANYTHING that has any nasty food additives - and that includes fast foods, processed foods, junk foods, biscuits and lollies. But don't be alarmed - they get lots of treats. I just choose wisely or make them myself, that way I know exactly what's in them.
Oh, by the way - to the Pediatrician who said my son needed to be enrolled into a special school - he is happily attending mainstream school and doing very well.