Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food, Uncategorized

Chicken and Leek Potato Scrolls

(gluten, dairy, soy, egg, yeast and nut free)

These are delicious little morsels, perfect for lunch boxes and little tummies (big tummies as well!). Made with potato pastry, these scrolls are perfect for anyone avoiding gluten, dairy and yeast as well as nuts, eggs and soy. Pretty incredible right? The potato pastry is easy to work with and results in a soft middle and crunchy outside. So darn delicious!

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Baking, Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food

Carob Bean Brownies

{gluten, dairy, soy and nut free. contains eggs)

Flourless. Nutritious. Delicious!

When I first bought carob powder at the beginning of the elimination diet, I thought for some reason it would taste like cocoa. It didn’t. I wasn’t really impressed the first time I tried it. Not at all. So if you’re new to the elimination diet and are discouraged that you don’t like carob. You are not alone 🙂

For my kids however, it was love at first taste.

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Desserts, Healthy Snacks

Homemade ice blocks : Pear Sorbet

{gluten, dairy, soy and nut free. contains eggs}

This weather is weird. So warm in the afternoons that the kids go to bed with short summer pj’s and then it gets so cold overnight that I’m getting up to check they have enough layers on. I don’t know why, but I get so worried about them getting cold. I mean what’s the worst that could happen? They’re not actually going to freeze. Our climate is too balmy for that. But I worry none the less. Gotta love those irrational mumma fears ay.

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Baking, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food

Carob crackles

{gluten, dairy, soy, nut and egg free}

Chocolate crackles remind me of the 90’s. Birthday parties with soooo many lollies, chocolate spiders, fizzy spiders, cheezels  (putting one on each finger and having orange stained skin), red skins and fairy bread. Sugary bread covered in sugar. Nice. And remember those ice-cream cakes from McDonalds. They were the bees knees. The absolute best.

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Easy Dinners, Healthy Snacks, Main Meals, Sides, Vegetarian

rainbow veggie shreddies

{gluten, dairy, soy and nut free. contains eggs}

We got home from holidays a few weeks ago and had nothing edible at home (besides 5kg of home grown passionfruit that Jack can’t eat…wahhh). There were a few {slightly floppy} veggies in the fridge, and a few eggs left. Chuck them together with flour and salt and you have a tasty and colourful meal!

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Failsafe Pear Sorbet
Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Vegetarian

healthy pear sorbet

{gluten, dairy, soy and nut free}

Oh this hot weather calls for some refreshing sorbet! What fruit is on the menu…why pears of course!?

I remember when I first looked at the elimination diet list hoping, praying for some fun, summery fruits to be included. Perhaps mango, passionfruit or raspberries (the latter two we are currently growing in our garden. Wahh). The wave of disappointment when I saw only pears (and peeled at that!). That must be the most boring fruit of them all I said.

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Easy Dinners, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food, Main Meals, Sides, Vegetarian

friendly falafels

{gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nut free}

Failsafe Falafels. Um, you mean boring balls of veg. Can they be done successfully without all the spice and pomp? Yes, yes they can. What is my measure of success? Both my kids woofed it down for lunch and with a mouth full of hummus (aka falafel sauce), my toddler Jack said “v’ese are so yummo mum!” and then giggled to himself because he said ‘yummo’ instead of ‘yum’. What a kid! For someone who has been more picky than ever lately (I think this whole diet thing is starting to wear thin…I don’t blame him)…this was a wonderful result!

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Failsafe Ice-cream
Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Vegetarian

maple and cashew ice-cream (dairy free!)

{gluten, dairy, soy and egg free. contains nuts}

I have been wanting to make homemade ice-cream for such a long time. I remember my mum getting an ice-cream cookbook when I was about 5 or 6 and I thought that was the best present ever! I used to sit, flicking through the recipes and picking ones I’d like to try. We never got an ice cream maker, so the attempts we made never really worked well.

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Failsafe Marshmallows
Baking, Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food

healthy vanilla marshmallows

{gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nut free}

Hello good lookin’! These beauties are a healthier version of the ones you can buy at the supermarket. They are super, super easy to make and are simply made with gelatin, rice malt syrup, vanilla and rolled in arrowroot flour. That’s it!! Failsafe and healthy…perfect for birthday parties, lunch boxes, afternoon teas, toasting on the fire or melting in a cup of hot chocolate. Mmm.

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Condiments, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food, Vegetarian

hummus dip

{gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nut free}

Who doesn’t love hummus? It’s just great. Full of protein and flavour.

This hummus recipe is based on Sandra’s genius blog, Cooking for Oscar. What a woman!

The tahini is replaced by pear puree which gives it a smoothness without being too sweet. The lemon is replaced by citric acid for the zing. A hint of garlic makes it feel a little authentic in flavour.

One little tip I’ve added is to pour in a little water at the end. It helps loosen up the hummus a bit and makes it really creamy and smooth.

friendly falafels with hummus.

Simple, tasty and a great sauce to go with my green tacos and crispy chicken, with quinoa salad or rainbow salad bowl with falafels.

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Baking, Biscuits, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food

Maple Shortbread Biscuits

{gluten, dairy, egg, soy and nut free}

Delicious ‘buttery’ (without the butter), maple sweetened biscuits that will please both failsafe and non-failsafers alike.

This recipe is based on a vegan recipe I found online and must be one of the most simple biscuit recipes out there. With pantry and staple fridge ingredients you can create these delicious biscuits in no time!

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