Welcome to the December 2015 edition of our Newsletter!

Christmas is only 3 weeks away!  That also means the school holidays are almost upon us.  In this edition we've got some more Christmas recipe ideas (if you haven't seen last month's edition, there are some more great ideas there) as well as some ideas for the long, hot school holidays.  

This is our last newsletter for the year, we will be back in February 2016.  To all our readers, we wish you all the best for the holiday season and a happy New Year!


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Christmas Biscuits

These two Christmas biscuit recipes from Cooking for Oscar are easy to make, and look so festive no one will know they are FAILSAFE.  

Stained Glass Windows [read more]

Jam Centres [read more]


No one likes to be left out

Nurse Naomi has a wonderful idea for helping food intolerant and allergic kids enjoy the festive season at school too.  [read more]



Panettone is a traditional Italian sweet bread enjoyed in many countries over Christmas and New Year.  Real Meals has developed an "authentic" Australian FAILSAFE version.  [read more] 


Reindeer Tarts

These gorgeous Reindeer tarts from Domestic Diva are sure to delight everyone at Christmas!  [read more]


Christmas Tree Dip

This simple recipe from Domestic Diva, would have to be one the easiest Christmas dishes to prepare, and it looks fantastic as well.  [read more]


BBQ Scallops

BBQ scallops are incredibly simple to prepare and take only a few minutes on the BBQ.  They are great as an entree for Christmas lunch and over summer when you're enjoying a BBQ with friends and family.  [read more]


Lentil and Rice Salad

Salads are such an easy, healthy option over Summer.  This one from Cooking for Oscar needs to be prepared in advance, but is well worth it.  [read more]


For a traditional Christmas lunch or dinner, Failsafe Foodie has a wonderful stuffed and glazed chicken roll that everyone is sure to love.  [read more]


Pear and Red Quinoa Salad with Maple Dressing

Maple syrup seems to go well with Christmas, and lucky for us its also FAILSAFE.  It also goes well with Domestic Diva's pear and red quinoa salad.  [read more]


Ice Cream Bombe

Every year Dometic Diva has an Ice Cream Bombe for dessert, and its not hard to see why!  [read more]


Failsafe Christmas Pinterest Board

If you haven't found what you're looking for, check out our Christmas Pinterest board to give you some more inspiration. [read more]


Camping on the Failsafe Diet with a Thermomix

Camping is a very popular way to spend part of the school holidays.  Domestic Diva has some great tips for making a FAILSAFE camping trip work.  And while a Thermomix would be handy, there are still many great ideas if you don't have one.  [read more]


Surviving the School Holidays

The kids use a lot of energy over the holidays, so how about these great snack ideas to fill them up?

These pretzels from Real Meals are a great way to keep their tummies full.  [read more]

Failsafe Foodie's Rice Crispies (plain, carob and with sprinkles), are a simple and easy treat to make.  [read more]

Chick Nuts are an easy to make snack that kids can carry around while they're on the go.  These ones from Real Meals are far cheaper than the ones in the shops.  [read more]

Another great, and even easier option is savoury pinwheels such as these ones from Real Meals using Real Deli Chicken and Sandra's No-Tomato Sauce.  [read more]

Another easy to carry snack is pear rollups (or pear leathers).  Although, it might be worth aiming to make these on a cooler day, since the oven does need to be on for 3 to 4 hours.  [read more]


Sue Dengate is petitioning Unilever to remove all Annatto 160b from its Streets ice cream varieties.  Annatto 160b is the only natural colour that can affect some children and adults even worse than artificial colours. It has also been associated with rare allergic reactions.

Annatto 160b is in many Streets ice cream products.  Many food companies have already removed Annatto 160b, yet Unilever still continues to use the colouring in popular Streets ice cream brands. A safe alternative exists: natural beta carotene 160a is a food colour found in many fruit and vegetables and is a precursor to Vitamin A. 

More than 5,000 people have supported the petition asking Streets to remove Annatto 160b from their ice cream variations.  Some of Streets competitors have already changed, but Streets aren't listening.  If you haven't already done so, please sign the petition here. Lets make a difference, sign and share with your friends and family!

If you would like to read about some of the effects that Annatto 160b can have, here are some readers responses


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

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