Smart Savings When You Stay In: Budget-Friendly Tips for Home Cooking

As the cost of living rises, we’re here to help with the best tips and recipes for staying in! Save money while still enjoying restaurant-quality meals at home with our brunch ideas, fake-away meals, and cocktail recipes!

Feeling the pinch of rising living costs? We all are! Whether it’s a spike in petrol prices, a high electricity bill, or the soaring price of groceries, everything seems to cost more these days.

The good news is, with Thermomix® and TheMix Shop at your disposal, you can bring life’s luxuries home and save money with smart supermarket bargain hunts, making the most out of your groceries, and indulging in hearty, restaurant-quality meals from the comfort of your home.

Read on for our savvy saving tips.

Make “Fake-away” Your New Go-To

Transform your favorite take-out and restaurant dishes into homemade delights at a fraction of the cost with Thermomix®. You’ll be enjoying your meal faster than waiting for delivery! Craving curry? Dive into this Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry in just 30 minutes . In the mood for Italian? Bring those Mediterranean flavors home with our Vegetable Lasagne. 

The Steaks Have Never Been Higher!

With meat prices soaring, choosing cheaper cuts is a smart move that doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! Cuts like shoulder and neck are rich in flavor and become incredibly tender when slow-cooked. Use the TM6 Slow Cooking mode to prepare delicious meals the whole family will love. For instance, try using pork shoulder in this Pulled Pork Burger.

Another great tip is to mince your own meat in the Thermomix®. It’s incredibly easy and gives you full control over what goes into your mince. Buy affordable cuts like chuck steak, then use Turbo mode to mince the meat from slightly frozen. Check out the recipe on Cookidoo® and use your homemade mince in a variety of dishes. We’re currently loving Meatballs in Tomato Sauce!

Embrace Flexitarian Living with Meat-Free Mondays!

Switching to seasonal produce is a fantastic way to save on groceries (learn more about eating with the seasons here), and incorporating more plants into your diet is beneficial for both your health and the environment. Adopting a “flexitarian” approach means enjoying a variety of foods while choosing meat less frequently and opting for more plant-based options.

Try replacing meat with seasonal vegetables a few times a week. Take advantage of the current pumpkin abundance with a delicious Pumpkin and Ricotta Cannelloni, or substitute beef with mushrooms in this hearty Mushroom Bolognaise. For more veggie inspiration, explore the Plant to Plate collection on Cookidoo®.

Mix It, Shake It, Stir It: Cocktails and Mocktails!

What’s a weekend without a delicious cocktail? With Thermomix®, you can easily mix your favorite drinks at home and save money while doing it! Check out Cookidoo® for all your favorite cocktail recipes and get creative with flavors you love.

If you’re participating in Dry July, you can still join the fun with some tasty mocktails. Here are three of our top picks:

Pear Shrub
Lychee Sorbet Cocktail 
Coconut Lime Spritz

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