Beef stir fry with Udon Noodles

I love making this dish when we are camping. It is quick and easy utilising the Varoma. If you do not have a Thermomix or you are without power when camping, I have done this over gas in a wok / large frying pan. This dish is suitable for the …  [Continue Reading…]

Camping on the Failsafe Diet with a Thermomix

I grew up camping it was always a wonderful childhood experience for me. I love that I can now give  my kids the same experiences. Now I am a mum, I can appreciate all the planning that goes into a trip away. I usually do up a meal plan with quick …  [Continue Reading…]

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 …  [Continue Reading…]

Potato and Leek Pancakes

These are like fritters, but for the sake of my fussy Miss 3 we call them pancakes and she loves them. They are great as an accompaniment to a main meal,  for brunch or as an easy dinner just on their own. They are quick to make in the Thermomix and …  [Continue Reading…]

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 …  [Continue Reading…]

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 …  [Continue Reading…]

Pear Mince Pies

Domestic Diva - 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 …  [Continue Reading…]

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 …  [Continue Reading…]

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 …  [Continue Reading…]

Hungarian Fried Potato Bread

Hungarian Fried Bread or Lángos as it's called is a fried bread made with mashed potato. I was in Hungry when I was about 19 and unfortunately I can not remember ever having one of these (though that was a long while ago now and the memory is not …  [Continue Reading…]