Gluten-Free Potato Doughnuts

Doughnuts that look like ‘normal’ doughnuts are a great treat for kids on special diets who have to develop a great resilience in being unable to eat any form of junk food. This gluten-free potato doughnut recipe has been reengineered from a Heston Blumental’s recipe that looks amazing. This reworked one tastes pretty good as…

Re-engineering Recipes from Heston

In case you didn’t realise it as yet, I’m a TV cooking and recipe book tragic. One of the continuing irritants of my life as a fedup mother is that I can no longer rush off and experiment with a recipe from Nigella or Jamie or whoever the flavour of the week is, a bot…

Cheesecake with Quark

One of the foods that is most missed on the gluten free dairy free failsafe lifestyle can be cheesecake. As my kids improve and show signs of tolerating casein, I decided to try this cheesecake, made with homemade cream cheese or quark, since they are not responding negatively to homemade yogurts. My theory is that…

Vanilla Woes

Vanilla is the one flavour that I thought was safe – right? While the failsafe diet advocates using it sparingly because some kids can be sensitive to it, I wasn’t overly concerned, because the quantities used, I reckoned were too insignificant to matter. With the onset of Easter, some birthdays and the need to fill…

Finding Festival Foods

The commercialisation of Christmas and Easter have led to a mass indoctrination of our kids. They think that all these festivals mean is eating, usually commercially packaged foods that are stuffed full of chemicals, additives and if the food is natural, full of dairy and other forbidden stuff. The garden of Eden had only one…

An easy way to make your own ghee

Why would you want to make your own ghee? well for several reasons, to ensure you get the freshest possible ghee, and to know what exactly is in the ghee, and to just feel a bot like a domestic goddess in the easiest possible way! This ghee is made with the minimum of fuss and…

Yogurt Ring Cake

This is another of my failsafe makeovers from Nigellissima. In fact there was very little making over to do since most of the ingredients are safe, once you replace the flour with gluten free. If you are not gluten intolerant, you needn’t even do that. I also use lactose free yogurt for the cake to…

White chocolate gluten-free mud cake

One of the things that is missed most is real chocolate, because the high amine content it is a taboo food. The results of eating amines are too  bad to be borne, bad behaviour verging on the psychotic being merely polite. BUT it appears that white chocolate has a lower amine count and so can…

Struffoli

One of the pastimes I most miss on this journey is flicking through new recipe books – borrowed from the library of course – and trying out nrew recipes. I am in the midst of a Nigella deaddiction, but I often find recipes that I can easily convert, with a little help from my friends…

Failsafe Camping

Some time ago I documented how to safely holiday with all your allergies and intolerances kept firmly in place. One of the best ways we  have found, is to camp, at a campground, from campsites that have all mod cons to more basic campgrounds, the fresh air and lack of mobile cover is great for…