Diva’s 10th Anni! Celebrating with a Tiramisu Cake with Mascarpone Icing

I am a big believer that milestones need to be celebrated; birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and general life events. If cake is involved, even better!  I planned on doing something for the 5th anniversary of when I started my blog, but the date came and went before I even realised. Today marks 10 years from when I started out blogging the failsafe recipes that I was cooking for our family. So much has happened over that time, and although we are not strictly failsafe any more, I still like to create the odd recipe to share. I'm sorry it's not as often as I used to. My love for …  [Continue Reading…]

Mashed Potato & Lentil Gems with a Creamy Chive Dressing (GF DF)

Mashed Potato & lentil Gems with a Creamy Chive Dressing (GF DF)

Potatoes are a staple of the failsafe diet. You can easily get tired of the same old dishes when it comes to potatoes... mainly mashed or roasted. I tried to make potato balls with left over Thermomix Mashed potato, but unfortunately the recipe for mash in the Thermomix makes it too sloppy for this. When I tried to make them again, I steamed the potato in the Varoma then put it into the bowl to whip with the butterfly. This gave a much better textured mash to roll. This recipe can easily be made without a Thermomix, just combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. You can also …  [Continue Reading…]

Carob Ganache Truffles

Ganache is easy to make in the Thermomix, poured over a standard cake takes it to the next level of presentation and taste. Ganache sets hard in the fridge, I had to fiddle with the quantities to get it just right for truffles. It our Aussie heat, it …  [Continue Reading…]

BBQ Chicken with Whiskey Glaze

BBQ Chicken with Whiskey Glaze

The traditional Christmas feast is all about glazed hams and fancy turkey dishes, neither of which are suitable failsafe. I wanted to try to create a beautifully glazed whole chicken dish that would look amazing in the middle of your Christmas dinner …  [Continue Reading…]

Pulled Chicken Sliders

Pulled pork and brisket are popular meats in restaurants and with home cooks, but sadly the meat with slow cooking (amines) and the most of the sauces attached are a chemical nightmare and therefore not suitable for the failsafe diet. My husband …  [Continue Reading…]

Herb & Garlic Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are great for entertaining any time of the year. They look great on a platter and can be easily adapted to suit your allergies or intolerances. Dress them up for Christmas or special occasions with ribbon. Small individual cheese …  [Continue Reading…]

Bean Salad

Domestic Diva: Bean Salad

Fresh green beans are in all the fruit and veg shops at the moment and look so good. I love beans, but getting the family to eat them is usually a struggle. I thought I would try a salad rather than just the usual quick and lazy microwave steam to …  [Continue Reading…]

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 …  [Continue Reading…]

Vegetable Soup with Roasted Garlic & Chickpeas

Domestic Diva - Veggie Soup with Roasted Garlic & Chickpeas

I love making soups in winter! There is something really heart warming and healing about them. Plus, garlic makes everything taste better, I have 10 in this recipe, but you can add more. You can never have enough garlic. Roasting the chickpeas and …  [Continue Reading…]

Christmas Meatballs

Domestic Diva - 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 …  [Continue Reading…]