Mermaid Under the Sea Party

With 3 kids, the deal is, they take it in turns to have a party (so they will have one every 3 years), or they can choose to do something special like a family trip to Movie World, Sea World or something special on their party year instead. …  [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Koftas with Cashew Cream

I love middle eastern food, and I like to try to find ways to bring food from other cultures into our failsafe home and make the variations I need to get even a slight hint of what the original is. I know this is nothing compared to a real Kofta with …  [Continue Reading…]

Custard Mountain Slice

I am indulging my sweet tooth again. Layered slice using mountain bread, custard and carob icing. Simply divine! Easy to put together, and looks classy (well I still need practice at making it look that way... but you can get an idea of how classy it …  [Continue Reading…]

Bangers and Mash

I must admit, I had a lot of trouble bringing myself to post this blog. I mean... Bangers and mash, really? It is a meal a lot of people take for granted. But on the failsafe diet, gravy is not really something we can indulge in, one because of the …  [Continue Reading…]

Carob Cookies

Domestic Diva: Carob Cookies

Need a quick morning or afternoon tea treat? These are easy to whip up in the Thermomix and best of all, they are failsafe and suitable for an elimination diet. I have had this recipe for years and can not remember where I found it. I have adapted it …  [Continue Reading…]

Glazed Spanish Mackerel with Warm Vegetable Cous Cous Salad

This recipe neither complies with the failsafe diet or was made in the Thermomix!  The reason I didn't use my Thermomix... I had to send it away for a few repairs and service. I think I have been working it way too hard, lol! I am missing it terribly …  [Continue Reading…]

Washing Powder and Gel in the Thermomix

A friend on Facebook put out the challenge a while ago to Go Green in all areas of cleaning and housekeeping. One of the areas she talked about was washing powder and she inspired me to give it a go and I haven't looked back!  For the last 8 months I …  [Continue Reading…]

Failsafe Mince with Wedges & Sour Cream

This meal is my son's favourite. This is another great variation for using mince. I use the Failsafe Mince in the Thermomix and serve it on top of Potato wedges with sour cream and Pear Ketchup. It may sound like a strange combination, but it works …  [Continue Reading…]

Pear Turnovers

Today isn't so much about the recipe, but the amazing experience I had this morning in the kitchen... turnovers are easy, we have all been there, done that. But today was different for me. For those that don't know, here is a little bit of history to …  [Continue Reading…]

Failsafe Mince in the Thermomix

Domestic Diva: Failsafe Mince In The Thermomix

This recipe is the basis I use for all my mince dishes. It is a failsafe mince suitable for an elimination diet, and therefore not a tomato in sight! All our plates come back to the kitchen licked clean and my son and husband always come back for …  [Continue Reading…]