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Welcome to the July 2018 edition of the Newsletter!

Winter school holidays have begun, this edition is jammed packed full of delicious winter recipes and crafts for the kids. Holidays are also the perfect time to get the kids into the kitchen baking and helping to cook. Sharing some recipes in this edition that might spark their interest to get their hands dirty and enjoy the their spoils.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held 8th -15th July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is celebrated not just in our Indigenous communities but also in increasing number of government agencies, community organisations, local councils, workplaces, schools and sporting groups. School holidays fall during this time, you will find some great craft activities below to enjoy and keep the kids entertained.

Have you ever wondered about the benefits of carob? It is actually very good for you, a great excuse to consume more! It is in the spotlight this month, find out more about this amazing ingredient that is failsafe.

Stay safe these holidays,
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Domestic Diva - Failsafe-Mexican-Nachos-with-Chokoacamole

Failsafe Mexican Nachos with Chokoacamole

Domestic Diva: "It’s hard to even try to replicate mainstream recipes to the Failsafe diet, but I like to try and experiment so that it adds a new excitement (especially for kids) to the ordinary and limited food we eat while going failsafe. I have adapted my failsafe mince recipe slightly, added black and red kidney beans and served it with crispy Mountain bread turned into a ‘corn chip’ variation, with Chokoacamole!! I know nothing can compare to the real thing…" [recipe link]

~ "Chefs don't make mistakes; they invent new dishes." ~ Elizabeth Briggs

Crumbed Chicken Tenders

Crumbed Chicken Tenders
Gluten Free Nutrition: Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Low Chemical crumbed nuggets to please fussy eaters. [recipe link]

Chicken Potato Topped Pie

Cooking for Oscar: "As the weather is getting colder I am enjoying cooking lovely warming winter meals, such as this potato topped chicken pie." [recipe link]

Sausage Rolls with Potato Pastry

Simply Failsafe: {gluten, dairy, soy, nut and egg free} "Now, this recipe uses mashed potato in the pastry which is pretty amazing really. The result is a beautiful, crispy pastry crust that will leave you wanting more." [recipe link]

Bron’s Mini Pizzas

Fed up: This recipe has the base and toppings. Delicious hot or cold, and great for a school lunchbox treat or for birthday parties. These pizzas freeze well. [recipe link]

Elim Pasta Bake

Elim Pasta Bake
Gluten Free Nutrition: This dish is Gluten Free and Dairy Free. A great recipe to please everyone! [recipe link]

Failsafe Menu Plans

Meal Plans: Another mid-winter meal plan. Four weeks worth of menu planning done for you that covers breakfasts and dinners. [read more]

Chicken Balls and Noodles in Broth

Chicken balls and noodles in broth
Real Meals: Dinner tonight needed to be something light, for my visitors who had already been out for lunch. But it also needed to fill the frillypantii tummies. An idea for some sort of Asian style broth was forming... (not that I know anything about Asian cooking)... where people could choose to go heavy on the broth or heavy on the fixings. Well, this absolutely worked a treat! I am so pleased with this... the kids all had seconds. I think most of the grown-ups did as well. Tonight this served 8 people, along with some tasty bread. [recipe link]

Carob Pancakes

The Australian Carob Co: Please ignore the berries, they are not suitable for failsafe, but the actual pancake recipe is! [recipe link]

Gluten Free Carob Chip Cookies

The Australian Carob Co: This recipe makes approximately 12 cookies. [recipe link]
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Aboriginal art can bring hours of concentration and fun for kids. Below are some easy activities you get the family doing during the holidays.
Dot art, this can be done on multiple surfaces with a range of different mediums. Try paper, coloured paper, leaves, sticks, cardboard tubes (for didgeridoos), paper plates and rocks. If you would like templates, there are heaps to choose from online if you search. Here is a cute lizard one to get you started. Aboriginal Symbol Stones are another activity to tell dream time stories.

Indigenous Rainbow Serpents, (bottom left) this art project requires cardboard cut in the shape of serpents, different coloured wool to wrap around and buttons glued on for eyes.
Carobs grow on a carob tree and hang from the branches of the tree in bunches. From the point of flowering, It takes 11 months for the carobs pods to mature on the tree ready for harvesting.

Carob contains many health benefits, which depending on how the plant is prepared, can be used as a natural remedy for human health issues. The pod consists of three different parts; the outer husk, the nutritive endosperm and the inner seed.
Carobs are high in protein, contain essential vitamins and are a healthy alternative to most snack foods. According to investigated research, Carob can aid in the treatment of many health issues. [read more]
You can find carob in your local health food store. You can also buy on line: The Carob Kitchen, The Australian Carob Co, Carobana and Allergy Train.


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