Chicken Salad with Cashew Dressing

The last few days have been absolutely beautiful, warm and sunny at about 28 degrees, Spring is finally on the way! One of the things I love to have in warmer weather is salads. So to have a complete change from all the cozy winter fair I have been …  [Continue Reading…]

Roast Vegetable and Lentil Soup

There has been a lot of sickness in our family the last 2 weeks, and it hit me hard! I find soups incredibly healing for the body and soul, there is something really special about them. I have said before that I love soups and get very disheartened …  [Continue Reading…]

Poppyseed Roll

I have a big jar of poppy seeds in my pantry and I bought them since they are suitable to have on the failsafe diet. I don't use them much, so decided to do a search on some uses for them. I stumbled upon a number of recipes for a poppy seed roll, …  [Continue Reading…]

Chicken and Cous Cous Salad in the Varoma

Domestic Diva: Chicken and Cous Cous Salad in the Varoma

I love using every wonderful aspect of my Thermomix, and this dish does just that. Steaming the chicken in the basket, veggies in the Varoma dish and cous cous in the tray. A complete one meal wonder! This dish is suitable for the failsafe …  [Continue Reading…]

Varoma Deli Chicken Eggs with Garlic Mayonnaise

Domestic Diva- Varoma Deli Chicken Eggs

This takes the boring old poached egg to a whole new level and easily cooked in the Varoma. This is a great dish for a special breakfast, brunch or a lazy Sunday night dinner. It sounds like a strange combination, but it really works and …  [Continue Reading…]

Malted Oat Cookies

These Malted Oat Cookies are soft and chewy. Tasty when sandwiched with the philly cheese filling, or they are also superb just on their own.  My 9yr old, my hubby and I loved them with the philly cheese, and my 5 and 3yr old loved them plain. They …  [Continue Reading…]

Cashew Butter

Domestic Diva: Cashew Butter

A while back on some of the Facebook Failsafe forums I was talking to a few of the girls about making cashew butter. In the past all my attempts had failed, my cashew butter was too dry and not flavoursome and my kids turned their noses up at …  [Continue Reading…]

Failsafe Beef Samosas with Pear Chutney

Trying to get creative with some more food for my littlest non-eater, I started experimenting with more meals to do with pastry or "pie crust" as she loving calls it. Then I remembered I have a set of 3 different sized samosa makers that I purchased …  [Continue Reading…]

Vegetable Stock Concentrate

Domestic Diva: Vegetable Stock Concentrate

A great staple to keep in your fridge is a vegetable stock. Having it home made, you know exactly what’s in it, full of wonderful vegetable goodness and full of flavour for your dishes. I use it in most of my recipes, and people have been asking me …  [Continue Reading…]

Carob Muesli Bars

I know this isn't the most healthy alternative of muesli bars, but it's great for a special treat or even cut into little squares for a party. My kids have grown up not eating commercial muesli bars since they are not failsafe, and in the past when I …  [Continue Reading…]