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Welcome to the November 2018 edition of the Newsletter!

November 18
7 weeks until Christmas! Have you even thought about it or started planing? The Christmas edition of the newsletter will be out on the 7th Dec, but I am sure you will want to start planning before then. The bottom of the newsletter are some ideas for advent calendars and where to get failsafe confectionery and treats to get you started.

If you are attending any functions over the crazy busy next few months, it pays to plan ahead, especially while on the elimination phase of failsafe. If events are catered for, try to find out the menu if possible and if suitable options can be made for you. Taking your own food can be a safer option. Have a selection of things pre-made and kept in your freezer so you have a few things on hand when the need arises. This will help to take some of the stress out of the constant party mode. The other great reason to have a stash in the freezer means you are prepared when a party comes up unexpectedly and have failsafe food on hand to take for yourself or your child, so they don't feel left out.
Remember to breath and enjoy the lead up to Christmas.
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--- Be Decadent! ---

Cheesecake Danielle

La Vina’s famous Cheesecake

Good Food: Thank you to Danielle for sharing this recipe on the Sue Dengate Facebook group. It is a great find! "This spectacular yet simple cheesecake comes from La Vina, a small bar in the Spanish city of San Sebastian". Danielle wrote "They say good things come to those who wait....well I forgot how long it takes for a cheesecake to set, so I missed out on having this last night. 😬 So I’ve just given it a try now, mmmm breakfast cheesecake 😂It’s incredibly decadent and oh so tasty. Given it doesn’t have a base it’s easy to make gluten free (I just used a tablespoon of gf flour)". For more of Danielle's tips on how to bake it perfectly, click on the facebook group link above. [recipe link]

~ "I think life is about falling in love with the right person, shopping, eating your favourite decadent desserts and travelling a lot." ~ Olivia Palermo

Buttery Garlic Fried Chicken

Forks n Flip Flops: This is not a failsafe blog, and this recipe is so close to being failsafe that I wanted to share it... remove the chicken skin, use FS oil and leave out the pepper... wallah! Plus it is packed full of garlic, who doesn't love garlic? [recipe link]

Irish Mocha Cheesecake – Failsafe and no-bake

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Domestic Diva: "This is a very rich cheesecake, and not overly sweet at all. Just don’t eat and drive!" [recipe link]

Butter cake

Taste.com.au: This moist butter cake is so simple to make and perfect for afternoon tea. [recipe link]

Somali style vegetable topping

Fed Up: A failsafer wrote 'I've been struggling to get veggies into my kids lately, having struck a fussy phase, and suddenly everything's yukky. Well I remembered the curries my Somali friend makes, and they are so sweet due to the way she cook the vegetables. So I've tried it and it's been a bit of a breakthrough". [recipe link]

Butterscotch Muffins with Caramel Sauce

Cooking For Oscar: This is a quite decent alternative to stick date pudding – moist buttermilk muffins with caramel sauce. The muffins also taste quite alright without the sauce. [recipe link]

Potatoes with Creamy Garlic Sauce

Orgasmic Chef: "They are a bit decadent so you wouldn’t want to have them often but we love them on veggie nights. It’s not that they replace meat but they’re filling in the same way.
If you like garlic like we do, then give these a try. They’re really quick and easy to make and I’ve never had anyone not want seconds".
Use suitable Failsafe potatoes for this recipe and peel them, leave out the pepper. [recipe link]

Garlic and chive chips

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Fed Up: A failsafe alternative to corn chips. [recipe link]

Garlic Chicken Parcels

Sprinkle and Sprouts: "These Garlic Chicken Parcels are super easy and super impressive. Individual parcels, filled with juicy chicken and oozing with garlic butter. They are perfect for entertaining as they can be prepared ahead of time and then just popped in the oven to cook when you sit down for appetisers". [recipe link]
* Use Citric 'Lemon' Juice substitute for the lemon in this recipe and leave out the pepper to make it failsafe.
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If you can't wait until the Christmas edition and would like to sink your teeth into some Christmas recipes now, here is the Failsafe Christmas Pinterest page to inspire you.

Preparing for Christmas


Advent Calendars

A lot of the calendars you find in the shops are filled with chocolates and lollies that are full of colours, flavours and preservatives. There are lots of Failsafe ways that you can make your own advent calendars for you family to enjoy. By using nick nacks, small toys, stationary, failsafe lollies or verses to be opened each day leading up to Christmas. Our Pinterest page will give you some great ideas to begin planning. [read more]

Confectionery / Treats

Buying treats for Christmas is something that takes thought and being prepared for when doing failsafe. Often most things need to be purchased on line so you need to allow delivery.
Allergy Train has a selection of failsafe Christmas lollies and treats. When looking in their store, select the "Rpah Strict Elimination Diet" option on the sidebar.

Click here for the list of suitable treats from Fed up. Confectionery such as butterscotch, caramels, fudge, honeycomb, marshmallows, meringues, toffees and white chocolate (when made from permitted ingredients - no colours, preservatives or flavours that you can taste except vanilla, caramel, butterscotch or musk).


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