Welcome to the April 2015 edition of our Newsletter!

Happy Easter!  Easter has come around so fast this year, but hopefully you have had a chance to recover from Christmas and start thinking about how to get through a FAILSAFE Easter.  We have some great ideas in this edition for alternatives to the traditional Easter fare, as well as some non-food based ideas.  We've also included some simple, prepare in advance recipes to help you get through Easter and the school holidays. We are publishing this month's newsletter early to give you just a little more time to get prepared.

Best wishes to you and your families for a safe and happy Easter break!


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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns have been in the shops since Christmas (or at least it feels that way!).  There's no need to miss out because you are on the elimination diet, as they are easy to make at home.  Cooking for Oscar has recipes for  three different types - fruit, pear and chocolate/carob. [read more] 


Rice Crispy Eggs

No, Easter eggs don't need to be chocolate.  Both Cooking for Oscar and Failsafe Foodie have rice bubble/puffed rice versions. 


Easter Chicks

The kids are sure to love these cute little Easter chicks and eggs on a muesli bar nest from Domestic Diva and they are super simple to make. [read more]


Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter egg hunt without chocolate?  Domestic Diva and Nurse Naomi both have some great ideas. 


Failsafe Easter Pinterest Board

Our Failsafe Pinterest has a board especially  for failsafe Easter Ideas. Have a look for some additional ideas and inspiration.



After making hot cross buns, Easter eggs and setting up an Easter egg hunt, who feels like cooking?  Pasties are a really simple, easy meal that you can make in advance and have in the freezer for when you need something quick.  Real Meals has recipe ready to go!  [read more]


Freezer Fries

The internet is a wonderful resource for FAILSAFE recipes, although usually you need to be a little bit creative and swap out a few ingredients.  That is not the case with this recipe from Super Healthy Kids.  It has one ingredient - potatoes!  And if moderate salicylates are OK, you can use sweet potato as well.  Even better, its another recipe you can prepare in advance have on hand in the freezer.  [read more]


Lasagne and Garlic Bread

This big batch recipe from Domestic Diva is a FAILSAFE take on the classic lasagne.  The recipe makes three lasagnes, so you can eat one and put two away for the coming weeks.   [read more]


Failsafe Newsletter

The January to April 2015 Food Intolerance Network newsletter is now out.  [read more]


Fedup Roadshow talks

Sue Dengate’s Fedup Roadshow 2015 talks. Click on the link to see the full June program. Make sure you go and see them if they are coming to your home town! Invite your friends too. The second leg of the tour still requires help to organise venues, would you like to host them? The list will be updated once all confirmed. [read more]


Gardening Spotlight

When to Plant?

Not sure when to plant your FAILSAFE vegies? The best planting times depend on where you live.  These sites can help you with information specific to your climate zone:

• Gardening Australia "The Vegie Guide" - select by month, climate zone and vegetable.   Includes planting and harvesting guide, growing tips and proven varieties.

• Better Health Channel - printable calendar by month.  Inlcudes monthly tips.

• Gardenate - select by climate zone, month and vegetable.  Includes planting and harvesting guide, compatibility and culinary tips.


Thank you for reading our newsletter.  We hope you now have lots more ideas and inspiration for your families.  Don't forget, if you liked the newsletter you can subscribe to have it sent to your inbox every month.  

You can find more great recipes at Cooking for OscarDomestic Diva UnleashedFailsafe FoodieReal Meals and Failsafe Decorated Cakes.

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Rona, Trish, Sandra and Frilly Pants