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 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 dessert. I usually […]

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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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Vanilla Salted Chicken in the Varoma

With the warmer summer months coming upon us, the thought of having the oven on for hours to cook a whole chicken was not appealing at all. Especially on Christmas day! Steaming a whole chook in the Varoma sounds like such a much better idea. I followed the basic technique for cooking a whole chicken in the Varoma from the […]

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White Chocolate Truffles

Two versions of white truffles, cute ones for the kids and vodka ones for the adults. If making them for adults only, just double the vodka amount and add the mixture with the biscuits. Otherwise if making for kids and adults, I take out half of the mixture into a separate bowl, then add the vodka, so […]

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Carob Truffles

Although I don’t want to think about it just yet… Christmas is just around the corner! It always sneaks up on me so quickly, even when I attempt to be prepared each year! Knowing my history, I have decided to start sharing some of my Christmas recipes with you now. Rum balls have always been […]

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