Caramel & Pear Trifle

My grandma used to make a mean trifle every Christmas, it was the best! Sadly I never managed to get a recipe for it. I have always wanted to try making trifle, it really is a dish that you can let your imagination run wild with. I have included a few ideas below. This is […]

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Christmas Meatballs

Merry Christmas! I love the Christmas season, especially when I am organised, have all my shopping done early and menu sorted. This year, none of that happened, the last few months have been a bit hectic (including moving house) and I still haven’t finished shopping or worked out what we are eating Christmas day. This […]

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White Chocolate Bark

I have been wanting to try making chocolate bark for a while now. I knew it would be easy, but just one of those things I never got around to. After making it at our latest “Make it Merry” Thermomix cooking class, I had to attempt a failsafe diet version. It got a huge tick […]

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Pear and Red Quinoa Salad with Maple Dressing

 I have developed a love for quinoa. It has been called the latest superfood, and I love to try to get more nutrition into my kids any way I can without them even knowing it. Red quinoa looks so pretty cooked and made me think of Christmas. With our hot climate in Australia, I would […]

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Egg Flip & Irish Whiskey Egg Flip

I had a flash back this week of my mum making my brother and I egg flips as we were growing up. It was a wonderful memory and I can remember them being a filling drink to have after a big day at school. I have now introduced them to my family and it has […]

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Reindeer Tarts

With pinterest as my inspiration once again, I was loving all the different cute little Christmas treats that looked like Reindeer’s.  None of them suitable for the Failsafe diet, so I decided to try to create my own. They are basically a very easy caramel tart, and yes I cheated and used caramel top n fill! […]

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Ice cream Bombe

Every year at Christmas, we have an Ice Cream Bombe for dessert at dinner time. It is a more appealing dessert for kids and perfect for a hot summers Christmas. There are many variations to this Ice Cream Bombe, you are only limited by your imagination! You can fill each layer with whatever your tastes […]

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Christmas Tree Dip

This is a very simple and fun idea I copied off pinterest to make suitable for the Failsafe Diet and even while on elimination diet phase. The original was using a supermarket salsa jar (which has preservatives in it) and a piece of capsicum (which is very high Salicylates) cut into a star for the top. I […]

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Pear Mince Pies

These little pies are divine! A great Failsafe diet alternative for fruit mince pies at Christmas time. Leaving them plain on top or a different shape cut with pasty can make them perfect for any occasion. Lovely served at room temperature or heated up with ice cream, custard or Whiskey Cream Sauce for a decadent […]

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Whiskey Cream Sauce

This is my Failsafe diet version of a Christmas Brandy Sauce using Whiskey. Unfortunately brandy is out for the Diet, but hey, whiskey is in!  This suits my husband, he is a whiskey man. I have to hunt him down whenever I make this sauce as he takes off with the Thermomix bowl and a […]

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