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 my first attempt at making one, not the prettiest, but tasted divine and was devoured quickly. I made each component of the trifle ahead of time, cookies and cake a few days before, caramel and custard the day before. Assemble a few hours before serving. I used a 20cm trifle bowl. I used 5 elements for this …  [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 garlic gives a beautiful rich flavour to the soup. 1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed. 10 garlic cloves, peeled (or heaps more!) 4 tablespoons rice bran or veg oil Salt Garlic salt 200g leek 40g nuttelex or butter 150g celery 400g potato, chopped into 4cm pieces. 250g swede, chopped into 4cm pieces. 40g veg stock paste 600g water Fresh …  [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…]

Jimmy’s Meatballs and Spaghetti

Jimmy's meatballs & spaghetti

Everyone in our family has a set night that they cook dinner. I love getting everyone involved and they have to choose their menu before the grocery shop. My husband is a really good cook and I love it when he creates new dishes. We have watched a …  [Continue Reading…]

Failsafe Mexican Nachos with Chokoacamole

Domestic Diva - Failsafe-Mexican-Nachos-with-Chokoacamole

This was a fun recipe to create. I was getting into a bad rut of making the same meals over and over, (I am sure you can relate...) one being my Failsafe mince in the Thermomix and serving it with pasta. With life so full and crazy with no mojo or …  [Continue Reading…]

Carob & White Chocolate Easter Eggs

Domestic Diva: Carob & White Chocolate Easter Eggs

Happy Easter! A beautiful time of year to celebrate all that was done at the cross for us! Easter can be really hard when doing the RPAH elimination diet when surrounded so much chocolate and deliciousness in all the shops and advertising. Finding …  [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Bark

Domestic Diva - 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 …  [Continue Reading…]

Tiger Roll Cake

Domestic Diva - Tiger Cake Roll

A Swiss roll tiger cake was the perfect choice for my youngest who doesn't like cake and loves tigers. A Swiss roll doesn't look like your traditional birthday cake and is a fun alternative. The best thing is, she actually ate it and enjoyed it! …  [Continue Reading…]

Tim Tams! Failsafe

Domestic Diva - Tim Tams

This Australia Day it's time to indulge a little, time for some delicious Aussie Treats! Tim Tams! I have always wanted to try to make a failsafe diet version, now seemed the perfect time to satisfy my sweet tooth. These got the thumbs up all round …  [Continue Reading…]

Gin & Pear Cocktail & Mocktail

Domestic Diva -Gin & Pear Cocktails

Happy New Year!! To help celebrate the new year, I thought it was time to indulge in a new cocktail for myself. Gin, whiskey and vodka are all spirits suitable for the failsafe diet. I have been in a rut of occasionally just drinking gin and …  [Continue Reading…]