Archives for August 2012

Vanilla Jam Cookies

I ask the kids each week what they want me to bake for their lunches, It was a unanimous “Cookies” this week! Miss 5 had a LetterLand dress  up day at prep today. The letter character letter you came dressed as, you had to provide a plate of food starting with that letter. She chose “Vicky […]

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Pear & Choko Jam

I am not a jam making expert, I just like keep a supply up of failsafe jam so it gives another choice of things to have on sandwiches, piklets and scones. I make mine with jamsetta, whenever I have tried making it without I have not been happy with the consistency and it didn’t set well. […]

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Baked French Toast

I stumbled upon this recipe for a French Toast Bake. It looked like a wonderful way to do breakfast by having it all prepared the night before and popping it in the oven in the morning. The perfect kind of breakfast if you have guests staying over. We have only just finished having this for […]

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Chicken Salad with Cashew Dressing

The last few days have been absolutely beautiful, warm and sunny at about 28 degrees, Spring is finally on the way! One of the things I love to have in warmer weather is salads. So to have a complete change from all the cozy winter fair I have been cooking lately I decided upon making a chicken […]

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Roast Vegetable and Lentil Soup

There has been a lot of sickness in our family the last 2 weeks, and it hit me hard! I find soups incredibly healing for the body and soul, there is something really special about them. I have said before that I love soups and get very disheartened that my kids don’t share my sentiments. […]

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Poppyseed Roll

I have a big jar of poppy seeds in my pantry and I bought them since they are suitable to have on the failsafe diet. I don’t use them much, so decided to do a search on some uses for them. I stumbled upon a number of recipes for a poppy seed roll, they looked […]

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Chicken and Cous Cous Salad in the Varoma

I love using every wonderful aspect of my Thermomix, and this dish does just that. Steaming the chicken in the basket, veggies in the Varoma dish and cous cous in the tray. A complete one meal wonder! This dish is suitable for the failsafe diet. 2 cloves garlic 45g whisky 500g water 2 chicken breasts, […]

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Varoma Deli Chicken Eggs with Garlic Mayonnaise

This takes the boring old poached egg to a whole new level and easily cooked in the Varoma. This is a great dish for a special breakfast, brunch or a lazy Sunday night dinner. It sounds like a strange combination, but it really works and we regularly have our eggs this way.   The famous Deli Chicken […]

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Malted Oat Cookies

These Malted Oat Cookies are soft and chewy. Tasty when sandwiched with the philly cheese filling, or they are also superb just on their own.  My 9yr old, my hubby and I loved them with the philly cheese, and my 5 and 3yr old loved them plain. They would also be nice with just a plain butter […]

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Cashew Butter

A while back on some of the Facebook Failsafe forums I was talking to a few of the girls about making cashew butter. In the past all my attempts had failed, my cashew butter was too dry and not flavoursome and my kids turned their noses up at it. Toni on the forum said she made the […]

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