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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Rainbow salad bowel with falafel and hummus
Easy Dinners, Main Meals, Salad, Vegetarian

Rainbow Salad Bowl with Falafels and Hummus

{gluten, dairy and soy free. could omit eggs and nuts}

This rainbow salad bowl with falafel and hummus is pretty much my favourite (failsafe) thing to eat at the moment. It’s full of crunch, flavour, creaminess, protein, veg. It’s so good.

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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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