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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Salad, Sides, Vegetarian

crunchy pear salad with mayo dressing

{gluten, dairy, soy free}

A delightful, crunchy salad with a delightful sweetness from the fresh pear and creamy mayo dressing.

Serve with Lamb Koftas and Eggy Rice with Lentils.

Make it, share it, eat it, enjoy it!

It’s delicious served with my lamb koftas and eggy rice with lentils.

If you like this recipe or alter it to suit your own dietary needs or preferences, we would love to know!

Laura McDonald - Simply Failsafe author and creator


Recipe link: old-school mayo recipe

crunchy pear salad with mayo dressing
Recipe Type: Lunch, Dinner, Salad
Fresh and crunchy with a delightful sweetness from the fresh pear.
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 tin lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 ripe pear, pealed, quartered and thinly sliced.
  • 1/4 cup {failsafe) mayo (recipe link above).
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, chopped
  1. Layer red cabbage, lentils, pear, spring onions, and celery in a large bowl.
  2. Mix mayo with chives and a little bit of water to loosen it up a bit to make the dressing.
  3. Pour mayo dressing on salad and top with chopped cashews. Enjoy!


Easy Dinners, Sides, Vegetarian

eggy rice with lentils

{gluten, dairy, soy and nut free}

Eggy rice is a staple in our house. It’s super simple, packed full of protein and kids will love it (adults too)

Great as a side dish or by itself as the ultimate fast food. I usually keep cooked brown rice in the freezer so I can thaw it to make a quick meal for the kids. Great when we come home from the beach late or I’ve run out of food (happens so often! Where does all that food go? It’s meant to last a week and runs out within the first few days…I guess thats what happens with growing kids? either that or I’ve got to check the roof for a hot fingered marsupial).

Great served with lamb koftas and crunchy pear salad.

I normally just do egg and rice but I had some leftover lentils so added them this time, but they could be left out if not tolerated or if the kids aren’t keen.

My husband grew up eating eggy rice and he’s a pretty top bloke…so I’d highly recommend it.

Eggy rice is…


Filling: protein from egg, carbs from brown rice

Easy to make

Great side dish

Let us know if like this recipe or if you change the ingredients so we can share it with others.


Laura McDonald - Simply Failsafe author and creator

eggy rice with lentils
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Serves: 4
Eggy rice. The ultimate fast food. Simple and filling for little tummies and big ones too.
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled*
  • 3 free range eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 tin lentils, drained and rinsed**
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Nuttlex or oil***
  1. In a small frying pan on medium heat, add nuttlex (or butter) and melt.
  2. Add whisked eggs and stir.
  3. While the eggs are still ‘just wet’, add the brown rice and lentil and using your spoon, break the eggs apart and stir to combine.
  4. Add a pinch of salt. Serve and enjoy!
*brown rice: you could also use white rice.[br][br]**lentils: you could use any type of tinned or cooked lentil or omit if not tolerated or desired. I don’t normally add them but they do add a good punch of protein.[br][br]***nuttlex: you could use any type of oil or butter/ghee if tolerated.



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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