Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year!

Best wishes from Kristan and family - here's to an awesome 2014 for all! :-)

Best wishes from Kristan and family – here’s to an awesome 2014 for all! ūüôā

The Newsletter

I’m getting in early this month so I can wish everyone a Happy New Year, but also give you as much time as possible to consider Interest Free purchase options, as well as getting in quickly to book into a Demonstration if you have been thinking about it during January.

You can read the newsletter via PDF from……….. HERE

(I will edit in the details for January promotions to this area once available)

Some thoughts on food, Thermomix’s and having survived my first food-intolerance-filled Christmas…

I can’t tell you how relieved I am to have had my Thermomix this Christmas. It has meant I could do easy meals, quickly and under pressure with hungry kids on those busy days in the lead-up to Christmas… not to mention allowing me to travel with our highly food-intolerant toddler without much of a food-fallout either.

The easy clean-up even in someone else’s kitchen was fantastic, as was the ability to make batches of goodies in advance when my older children needed food so they could stay with their grandparents for a few days between Christmas and New Year.

Gluten, dairy, soy, egg and corn free bread rolls

Gluten, dairy, soy, egg and corn free bread rolls

These bread rolls are one food I prepared for my family around Christmas – nice easy snack and gets them away from thinking of gluten filled bread!

It’s been my current project to get them more ‘normal’ … I’ve managed to get them to a fairly stable point now – they come out consistently fluffy and similar to ‘normal’ bread rolls.¬†Big catch with them seems to be the oven temperature that you cook them at. I pre-heat the oven to 200C and generally cook there or a bit cooler, for around 15-20 minutes. If you are finding that your bread/rolls aren’t cooking through, maybe try having the oven hotter in the pre-heating stage at least. It will probably come down to experimentation with how your oven best functions.

I will update the recipe (here) with some more pictures and clarifying what I do in the coming weeks.

Enough from me for now! Best wishes for 2014, and I hope that it is everything you had hoped for, and not too many of those nasty unexpected things pop in!

Please take care in the remainder of this festive season.

– Kristan

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Useful Thermomix and other links…

I like to give a list of useful links to people who attend my Demonstrations, so I thought instead of an email which has a massive amount of information to read all in one hit, that I would create a list here, and people can more easily refer back to it down the track.

Take what information you need, when you need it!

My Newsletters

Recent newsletters can be found by clicking the following links:

  • November 2013 –¬†click¬†here
  • December 2013 – click¬†here
  • January 2014 – click here

Useful general links to Thermomix-related websites

These pages have recipes, information about the Thermomix or other relevant information…

Once you have your Thermomix, these may become even more useful to you:

Favourite Recipes I use…

My family and I are on a restricted diet at present Рfree of additives (numbers Рflavours, preservatives, colours etc) and low or moderate in most natural chemicals (salicylates, amines, glutamates). We generally are dairy and gluten free as well, though we have been using enzymes to help us to digest several food types lately with excellent success.

I often mention the recipes that I use for our family…

  • My version of a great gluten, dairy, egg, soy etc free fluffy bread – click here
  • Quirky Jo’s Rice (& Almond) milk – we omit the nuts, but its still great – click here
  • No Tomato Sauce – Thermomix version –¬†click here
  • ‘Pear Ketchup’ – Thermomix versions – my normal recipe of choice = here, or a similar alternative, click here
  • Failsafe Hummus (uses Pear Ketchup) – click here
  • I’ve got cook books from Kersten’s Kitchen, and I love how she has transitioned her family onto a healing diet away from purely eliminating troubling foods – click here
  • I’ve just seen a new one from The Truthful Kitchen… Failsafe Waffles! These will be added to our menu soon I think…click¬†here

Magnesium

Aside from my Thermomix discussions, I have been known to mention my own journey involving magnesium to improve tolerances to food for myself/my youngest daughter. Here are some useful links…

  • Details on Magnesium deficiencies symptoms and diagnosis –¬†here
  • Got Mag – Magnesium Deficiencies 101 – click¬†here
  • Gluten sensitivity and magnesium deficiency – click¬†here
  • Dr Carolyn Dean – ‘The Magnesium Miracle” – click¬†¬†here
  • Magnesium and pregnancy – how to help reduce morning sickness –¬†here
  • Over 300 Enzymes Need Magnesium to Function – click here

You can get magnesium oil at a number of different suppliers, please contact me if you would like to know who I buy from (no I don’t officially stock/supply any magnesium oil at this stage, though I do keep extra bottles at my home incase anyone is needy… I just sell them at cost price to me).

I will qualify the above links with a suggestion/warning… DO NOT just go and get any old magnesium supplement… DO NOT just assume that what you are taking within something else is enough either. Have a chat with me if you like, or read the links above, they explain why.

I can make suggestions on how much oil to spray on your skin… adults and kids do vary as to how much to apply and you should go steady so that other minerals don’t get out of balance and give you a headache, tiredness etc. See¬†this¬†link to understand why you need to take it steady.

Mineral balance in general is an area I’m still learning on… some really useful references can be found from the following sites.

  • Copper toxicity and its relationship with our health (relevant for MANY people, not just those with food intolerances)… click here
  • Understanding allergies in relation to minerals… click here. Follow the links on that page to also learn more about hair mineral analysis… worth considering
  • Want to know where your mineral balance is at? Even those of us in Australia can use this service to test a sample of our hair and to get guidance on how to rebalance things. The solutions offered are not automatically hideously expensive and self-promoting product lines… we will be getting these done for us soon.

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I’ll add more here as I find them ūüôā

Enjoy!

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December 15, 2013 · 12:06 pm

Merry Christmas 2013! Some Christmas links and cheer :-)

December 2013 - new customer offer

Get these goodies if you purchase during December ūüôā

 

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post in the lead-up to Christmas (and getting close to the end of Interest-Free for late 2013/early 2014.

My family and I wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful festive season and new year. I know for us 2013 has been a massive year and it has come to an end completely different to how I expected, for the positive I might add…

Enjoy!

Kristan.

Click the link below to read the PDF:

December 2013 Newsletter

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December 15, 2013 · 5:45 am