Tenina Holder is a wife and mum and most recently a grandmother, who started cooking for a living back in 2006 when she was employed by the original Kleenmaid company as a cooking consultant, a job that quickly grew into this site.
Tenina worked as the First Ever, Official Recipe Developer for Thermomix Australia, for over three years and during that time wrote literally hundreds of recipes for the machine you know and love. If you own a Thermomix, you have probably cooked one or more of her dishes. Always prolific, she helped develop recipes for the following books whilst at Thermomix;
A Taste of Vegetarian
A Taste of Asia
Meat on the Menu
The booklets, Lunchbox, Entertaining with Nico, Rawlicious, Budget Busters, and Festive Flavour and she created the first calendar in 2009, going on to do the 2010, 2011 and 2012 calendars.
Tenina also did a lot of work for the Thermomix parent company Vorwerk International, which was tough, because she had to make several trips to Europe, but someone had to do it! She collaborated on three of the international books on your shelf, worked with Dani Valent on 'In the Mix' and has developed many of the recipes that are tagged with Thermomix in Australia on the recipe community. (Phew)
Her best selling published cookbooks are pride of place in kitchens of people the world over and include;
For Food’s Sake
Keeping it Simple
The Convenient Vegetarian
Cooking with Tenina; More Great Recipes for the Thermomix
She recently finished a new title, now selling like American hotcakes, Tenina’s America. A showcase of great iconic American recipes all made with ease in a Thermomix of course!
Her self published titles and ebooks are also prolific;
Merry Christmix one and too, 12 Days of Christmix, What’s for Dessert? What’s for Breakfast? Nifty But Thrifty, Dinner Spinner, Souperbowl, Portable Lunches, Varoma Therapy and the Tenina’s Top 25 series which grows annually. All of her ebooks are part of the ever growing Insider Club community that takes up most of Tenina's energy as she loves producing content and videos for this paid subscription model. If you haven't joined, you are missing out!
She also works for global companies producing great recipes for either a Thermomix or other thermal blending appliances. Her newest partnership is about to be announced and may involve some very big culinary names as well the latest technology. Watch this space!
Tenina has become the premium go to source for all Thermomixing expertise and of course fresh and easy recipes that work. Her cooking classes are sold out in literally hours, her many cookbooks frequently appear on the Australian best seller lists. Her following is growing and global with people as far away as Malaysia, Chile and Kazakhstan loving her books and sending her fan mail! Tenina is not afraid of salt, butter or sugar and believes chocolate is a health food.
Her spare time is spent dreaming up new cooking projects, visiting with her grandchildren, pinning delectable pictures to Pinterest and planning her next culinary tourist trek. Tenina has been seen without her trademark pearls, but rarely without her lip-gloss.