Feb 2023 #75


or rutabaga

I think swedes can get over looked when it comes to failsafe cooking. They seem boring, but can be full of flavour and bulk out meals. Great as a side dish to your meal or added to stews and casserole. I hope some of these recipes inspire you to grab some swedes next time you are grocery shopping.

Please keep an eye out for the * in comments below that explain some minor changes that need to be made to a recipe to keep it suitable for failsafe. Some recipes shared are not from Failsafe websites.

Happy Father's day to all the dads, daddy's, step dads, pa's, grandpa's, pops and poppy's. Make sure you spoil the special guy in your life. There are cute craft ideas at the bottom of the newsletter, you can put the kids to work getting creative ready for this weekend.


Swede, or rutabaga, is a seasonal root vegetable with more uses than you might think. Find out how to cook swede, store it, as well as how to prepare it for roasting and other recipe suggestions.
Swede is a good source of fibre and contains vitamins A and C. It is low in fat and also contains has a number of nutrients including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese.

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*Please note: Leave out pepper and use suitable failsafe oil. Post contains great recipe ideas for swede, though links are not to failsafe recipes.

Mashed Swede

Cork Fork & Table: Mashed Swede is a really easy dish to make and is such a satisfying side dish. It is also very versatile in its usage
* For failsafe leave out bay leaves, nutmeg and pepper.
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Hasselback Rutabagas

Bonnie Plants: Baking these roots will amplify the sweetness in flavour while maintaining their moisture. Preparing them in the “Hasselback” style gives them little pockets in which to catch the butter.
* Use chives for the dill and leave out pepper for failsafe.
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Simple Spiralized Rutabaga

Bites of Wellness: Simple spiralized rutabaga noodles are a quick and easy side dish that everyone will love! Naturally gluten free, these noodles are vegan, paleo, Whole30 and lower in carbs than traditional pasta! Ready in just 10 minutes and only 4 ingredients.
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Braised swede and leek

Taste.com.au: Braised leeks and swede are delicious accompaniments to roast lamb.
* Use failsafe homemade chicken or vegetable stock for failsafe.
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Rutabaga Fries

Hip 2 Keto: A delicious low carb French fry alternative made from rutabaga! These fries cook to a sweet golden yellow color, and can even be made in the air fryer to save on time!
* leave out pepper and optional toppings for failsafe. Serve with failsafe Ketchup.
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Creamy Swede Bake

Cooking For Oscar: This swede bake is a really lovely alternative to mashed swede, although it does require a bit more effort.
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Lamb, Lentil and Vegetable Pie

Chemical Free Chemist: low FODMAP, failsafe, dairy free & gluten free.
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Elim Bubble & Squeak

Gluten Free Nutrition: Gluten free and dairy free.
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Rutabaga Puff

A Pretty Life In The Suburbs: This Rutabaga Puff is a creamy, rich and delicious side dish to be enjoyed any time of year!
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Vegetable Soup with Roasted Garlic & Chickpeas

Domestic Diva: There is something really heart warming and healing about soups. Plus, garlic makes everything taste better, I have 10 in this recipe, but you can add more. You can never have enough garlic. Roasting the chickpeas and garlic gives a beautiful rich flavour to the soup.
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Lamb and Swede Sausages

Fed Up: A recipe to make your own sausages and rissoles using mince and swede.
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Swedes– How to Grow Australia

Aussie Green Thumb: Despite preferring cooler climates, and having a tendency to bolt, they grow happily in Australian gardens, so let us take you on a tour of their growing year.
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Happy Father's Day!

I know this idea has been shared before with you, but it's a goodie. So for our new subscribers, here it is again! I took this pic a few years ago, it is a beer stein filled with Werthers Original lollies and topped with marshmallows. A perfect failsafe gift for any man.
If you are after some free printables and cards, Paper Trails designs have cute ties to fill in what you love about dad or grandpa. It is a great way to get some candid answers. Surprise Dad with a hilarious free printable joke teller (chatterbox) filled with funny Father’s Day jokes. Dads love the groan-worthy jokes, kids love the folded paper craft. Kids can make an adorable Father’s Day Handprint Craft. These EASY and CUTE ideas include superheroes, dinosaurs, BBQ, rockets, and more! Dad will feel loved
Need the perfect Father’s Day Card for Dad?
Try DIY Father’s Day Cards.


Adults and Food Intolerance

Food intolerance affects adults as well as children. All of the symptoms listed below and more have been reported in readers aged from 21 to 97.

The following symptoms in adults can be triggered by or exacerbated by food chemicals:
• itchy rashes (may be misdiagnosed as shingles, etc)
• heart problems (chest pain, racing heart beat, palpitations, arrythmia)
• headaches, migraines
• arthritis
• incontinence
• irritable bowel symptoms (bloating, diarrhea, feeling of incomplete evacuation)
• Alzheimers/dementia (exacerbation of symptoms including oppositional defiance)
• Insomnia, sleep apnoea, night terrors
• asthma
• irritability, agitation
• brain fog, forgetfulness, excessive fatigue
• anxiety, depression, paranoia
• obsessive thoughts ( "run-away brain")
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