TM5 – What’s the scoop?

Thermomix TM5From Leah Steinberg, Thermomix Consultant.

Last week, in the suburbs of sunny Queensland, we were all buzzing with the news about the new TM5

What, prey tell, is the TM5 you ask?

Social media is a-twitter with it all and it’s created a stir, alright. The TM5 is the latest generation from Thermomix. An amazing kitchen machine that is famous for ‘revolutionising the way you cook’.

Leah_SteinbergWhere to start with explaining its phenomenal features…

First of all, it’s got guided cooking – one step at a time through your recipe. It’s phenomenal – you simply insert your recipe chip to access over 200 digital recipes, featuring step-by-step instructions. Given that all I have time for cheese on toast, it’s fantastic to whip up something more healthy like a beetroot salad or a sweet potato soup. This function is extremely convenient for the time-poor (me!), or those that love to travel with their Thermomix (me again!).

Next up – there’s a selection of automatic recipes, actually stored on the Thermomix. They are one-step recipes where the Thermomix controls all settings and uses its built-in sensors to work out the state of the food and react to suit. The entire cooking process is completed for you at the touch of a button – now that’s easy peasy. Bring on more yoghurt, rice and custard, I say! More recipes to be added soon.

Of course you can still use your Thermomix cookbooks, recipes from the Recipe Community or convert your own faves to create culinary masterpieces. Use the manual functions for this and you’ll feel right at home, spinning that dial.

I think there are loads of benefits of owning and using a Thermomix. For starters, you can get your kids to cook for you. Bonus! It’s safe and easy with step-by-step instructions – what could possibly go wrong? You can also save money – I’m going to make all my friends jam, almond biscuits, caramelized onions and dukkah for Christmas presents this year – sorry about the spoiler peeps! But I can do it all from scratch and that’s amazeballs…sorry again!

If you’d like to take a further look at the TM5, feel free to give me a buzz – I’d be more than pleased to show you how it can change your life and at least, make it yummy! or 0403 171 268 (yes, I am a Thermomix consultant – but don’t hold that against me)

Oh and check out my amazeballs below recipe…



Serves: 12
What you’ll need

  • 250g dates
  • 250g almonds
  • 20g cacao
  • good splosh of pure maple syrup
  • teaspoon of organic coconut oil
  • desiccated coconut for rolling them in


1. Place ingredients in bowl and blitz about 10-20 seconds on speed 6 in the thermomix.
2. Wet hands, roll into balls and roll in to coconut and eat straight away or store in fridge or freezer.

What’s Cooking in Your Kitchen?

Does your kitchen also serve as a part time office? workbench? school project centre? party room? When you think about it, we expect a lot from the room we call ‘kitchen’, So my question for you is this: does your kitchen serve and support your daily life, with streamlined order and touches of heart and soul, or does it need a little magic wand treatment? If it’s the latter, click here to get our Clever Kitchens guide. Clever Kitchens reveals the common issues with most kitchens that are easily overcome, the ten steps to organising your kitchen like a professional, clever kitchens techniques and routines to make your day a dream, and the details of how to put some heart and soul back into your kitchen.

I know when my kitchen is sorted my days always take off to a great start. I admit this is not every day – there are ebbs and flows in life that sometimes keep me from my usual kitchen maintenance routine – but when my kitchen is sorted, I feel like I can take on the world. It cannot be underestimated the feeling you get when you’re greeted in the morning with a fridge whose contents are visible and fresh, a pantry displaying neat rows of easily accessible produce and benches clean and clear. Implements have a logical home and you need only to think about the day ahead rather than the loose ends and unmade decisions of yesterday. In fact, it’s such a great feeling, that I had to write about it and share the secrets in my e-book Clever Kitchen Drawers. So let’s cut to the chase – if your kitchen is not serving and supporting you today, it’s time to make a change. Here are seven signs that tell you your kitchen passes the Clever Kitchens test:

  1. Your benches are completely clear and ready to deal with whatever you need to throw at them, be it school bags, brief case, shopping bags or tonight’s dinner
  2. You take less than 3 minutes to unpack the dishwasher because every item has a home in a logical place
  3. The cupboards and drawers are not overstuffed and their contents do not leap out and try and grab you when you go to take one of the 20% of items you actually use. Yes, did you get that? Only 20% of what you keep in your kitchen is actually used…….hmmm….(see you later pizza stone, fondue pot, bread maker, pasta machine and vegetable juicer, anything costing $19.99 on late night television)
  4. You have five zones in which all relevant items are located: cleaning, cooking, food preparation, food storage, food serving (oh, and the sixth: the ‘dumping’ zone!)
  5. Weight, size and frequency of use are taken into consideration when deciding where to store your items
  6. You have a place to think and plan while the pots are on the boil. Whether it be a laptop, a reference binder, a pad and pen or just the phone, you have the ability to connect to yourself and the world while you turn out culinary masterpieces.
  7. People feel good in your space – you feel good there. It just flows.

So if you want to know how to achieve this, we’ve done the hard work for you. You can get access to the Clever_Kitchens workbook here