Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Carrot-Coriander Soup and The Optimum ThermoCook

For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis will have already been introduced to the new toy in my kitchen, but for those of you who have not. 
Meet The Optimum ThermoCook that has made itself at home in my kitchen, shoving out of the way the fruit bowl.   Many of you know that I don't really do reviews, so many bloggers accept things and always feel they have to write positive stuff.  I have always been and continue to be very selective and review with honestly and of products that genuinely interest me; and not just for the sake of taking. This post is a Review of the Optimum ThermoCook
The Optimum ThermoCook is made by the same people behind my Optimum 9400 Froothie Blenders. The ThermoCook is quite a neat looking appliance and not too intrusive.  Its boasting that it  boils, blends, chops, heats, kneads, liquidises, mashes, purees, reheats, sautes, steams, stirs, and much much more.   I am looking forward to experimenting, creating and playing in the kitchen with the 20 different functions.  However, it is too early yet to give my full opinion as I am still trying to familiarise myself with it, so I will write more about it as and when I cook and create recipes with it - but so far I have been impressed with it and I think if you had a family to cook for, then the ThermoCook would definitely be helpful in the kitchen. 

I used the ThermoCook over the weekend.  I made a Carrot-Coriander Soup and a Rice Pudding.  Its not a quiet machine, like an attentive child it does let you know its there, as it whirs whilst its working away.  I can see myself using it a lot more, I am looking forward to cooking rice in it and even yogurt. Yes yogurt.  A yogurt maker was on my Christmas wish list, but not anymore! 

Carrot Coriander Soup in The Optimum ThermoCook
Serves 4 - 6
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500g  carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
 1½ pint vegetable stock
1 tablespoon fresh coriander
Salt to taste

Add the onion to the jug with the oil and choose SAUTE for five  minutes.
Then add the remaining ingredients, except for the herbs and season to taste
Choose QUICK SOUP for 15 minutes.
When the process if finished, add the fresh herbs and choose SMOOTHIE.
Serve immediately.
Adapted from my Carrot and Coriander Soup and The ThermoCookbook
If you wish to learn more about the ThermoCook, please do check out the Froothie Website.
Disclosure: Froothie UK sent me the Optimum ThermoCook to use and review at home.  I have not been paid for this post was was not required to give the ThermoCook a positive review.  All opinions are my own.  Affiliate links included in the post. 


  1. Hello Shaheen and a happy very belated birthday to you! Would this new appliance replace a traditional blender? I was curious because you also have a blender from the same manufacturer. As I live in a much smaller space with virtually no counters, I kind of need things to do double duties, so I could replace my hand mixer and blender, not buy a yogurt maker...sounds very interesting. Thank you and I wish you and D a wonderful Christmas. I love your teapot and cup, too.

    1. Thank you so much e x
      Its still early for me to answer that question as its all new to me, but on the face of it Yes - it would. The other blender I have is a high speed blender that makes nut butter quickly, unlike traditional blenders that do basic stuff - smoothies and puree soups, It might be worth checking the site for other reviews, but I as i test further, I will give more honest feedback. Hope to make some bread dough in it this week for a bit of knead testing.
      Thank you for your warm Christmas wishes, Shaheen

  2. It does everything! :O
    The soup turned out looking so good.

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    1. Its certainly boasting it does, I am still playing with it and will give more feedback as I experiment!

  3. You're right. The Thermocook isn't exactly quiet but it does the job! Carrot and coriander is a fantastic combination for a soup.

    1. Thanks Michelle, its one of my fave soups.

  4. This sounds like just the sort of soup I need for these cold, dreary wet days! Lovely!


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