Lamb Meat Pies

It’s Australia Day tomorrow! Amongst the madly preparing for school going back in two days time, baking and covering books, I asked my family what they would like to eat on Australia Day. I loved their first choice… MEAT PIES! Yes! I even had some lamb in the freezer and some pastry sheets, including a […]

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Mussels and Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

  A couple of months ago I posted this pic below on my instagram of some Organic Black Bean Spaghetti that I found in a local health food store. It was been sitting in the pantry staring at me every time I open up the door screaming out to be used. I wanted to make […]

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Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

  I love this recipe for it’s simplicity and especially due to the fact that all 3 of kids loved it and gobbled it up with gusto, including my fussy plain Jane youngest! Simple; as it is using 2 ingredients… my new BBQ sauce recipe which I whipped up in the Thermomix and chicken. You […]

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Wombok Salad with Chicken

  My mum makes a mean wombok salad, one of the things I have missed since going Failsafe. We managed to find some dried noodles* at a local Chinese supermarket that listed all the ingredients as Failsafe. Since I had the noodles, the main ingredient of this recipe, I had to adapt her wombok salad! […]

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Creamy Garlic Chicken and Seafood Pizza

Pizza is an all time favourite at our place. It becomes a family activity, everyone rolls out their own base and puts their pizza toppings on. It’s a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen and they can’t blame me for how it turns out since they made it, lol!  Miss 4 loves calamari […]

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Chicken Drumsticks with Pear and Celery Marinade – Thermomix

While flicking through my Thermomix cook books for inspiration, I discovered that the Chicken Cacciatore recipe in the Meat on the Menu cookbook cooked the chicken drumsticks in the Thermomix bowl! I was fascinated, surly they would be ripped to pieces, even if cooked on reverse. I just had to try cooking them this way. […]

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Failsafe Chinese Dumplings and Chive Pancakes with Dipping Sauce

Dumplings were another dish that we sampled regularly while travelling in China. There was nothing like buying them straight from the street markets, the tastes and smells were an amazing experience. The locals were so quick to make them, it was like an art form. For me, inexperienced as I am, they were rather time […]

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Lasagne – My Big Batch Failsafe Version

My son’s absolute favourite meal is lasagne. When my children ask what is for dinner when this is on the menu, the response is always “Garfield’s favourite!” and they know exactly what is coming. Of course lasagne is traditionally made on a base of tomatoes and topped with cheese, my recipe is completely without both. […]

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Chinese Style Filled Steam Buns & Easy Chicken Noodles with Magic Sauce

I love Asian food and have been fortunate to travel to China and Hong Kong a few times to visit my parents while they worked in an orphanage over there. With their local knowledge, I got to experience real food cooked by the locals. My son loved the steamed bun and dumplings and they have […]

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Crab Risotto with Mascarpone

 We have made two discoveries recently. The first is that Miss 4 adores crab meat and can’t eat enough of it. The second discovery is mascarpone which Miss 6 and I can’t stop eating!  I was actually going to buy some mascarpone when I discovered a recipe for it in the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook. My […]

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