Saturday, 29 June 2013

New book - Failsafe to Healing Workbook

failsafe to healing workbook cover

I am very excited to announce my latest adventure Failsafe to Healing

Some of you have enjoyed classes this year which showed you how to slowly introduce some healing foods into your diet, moving to more wholefoods and some of you to the GAPS diet. 

I have been wanting to share this process with those of you who are unable to come to classes and so this workbook Failsafe to Healing has been created.

The workbook is designed to help you move from low chemical / failsafe foods to healing foods. It will help you look at your current meals and work out where you can start to incorporate healing foods.

My family were very sensitive and so I made the transition from low chemical to wholefoods and healing, very slowly. You can read about the process we used on
our story to healing.

The first half of the workbook will look at your current meals, the rest of the booklet has some transition recipes that my family used. The recipes are written with instructions for using the Thermomix.

Remember baby steps... dip your toe into the healing pond and enjoy the benefits!

The workbook is available as an eBook which you can read on PC, iPad or tablet just like my other eBooks. Click here to Buy your copy now


Friday, 28 June 2013

Cooking Class - Grain Free Christmas Baking

Celebrate this Christmas with a beautiful grain free meal

We will explore how to make some traditional Christmas foods grain free

DATE: Saturday 16 November 2013

TIME: 10.30am - 1.30pm

LOCATION: Peakhurst, Sydney

COST: $90



Let's make a delicious grain free Christmas dinner:

Chicken stuffed with grain free cranberry herb stuffing (we will make the bread to use)
Steamed Christmas puddings served with coconut custard

Gingerbread almond cookies
Trifle with a fermented twist
Honey Marshmallows

At the end of class we will share our Christmas lunch!

Everything will be free from gluten and grains. We will be using nuts and eggs in this class. This class is not suitable for those following RPAH Elimination and Failsafe diet. We will be using the Thermomix to make our goodies.

Places are limited so please email now to confirm your place

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Cooking Class - Christmas Baking for Failsafers

Baking for Christmas for failsafers with allergies

When using limited ingredients Christmas meal time can be a struggle... but we can learn together how to bring the fun back in!

DATE: Saturday 9 November 2013

TIME: 10.30am - 1.30pm

LOCATION: Peakhurst, Sydney

COST: $90

In this class we will be making some traditional fare with a twist:

Something for the little ones:

Gingerbread cookies - without ginger of course
Reindeer cupcakes

Something for dessert:

Steamed golden syrup puddings
Pear crumble
Pear cake
served with Ice cream


Garlic Focaccia
Bread rolls

We will also have a chat about stuffing your Christmas chicken and different kinds of salads and breads

At the end of class we will enjoy a beautiful Christmas lunch!

Everything will be free from GLUTEN, DAIRY, EGG, NUTS, SOY, CORN... and some free from refined sugar (we will be using rice syrup)

This class is suitable for those following the RPAH Elimination diet and the Failsafe Diet.
We will be using the Thermomix to make our goodies.

Places are limited so please confirm you spot now by emailing

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Cooking Classes in Sydney Term 3, 2013

Grain free cooking

We have a one day class coming up in Sydney learning to cook without grains

Date: Saturday 7 September 2013

Time: 10-3pm

Cost: $150


Location: Peakhurst, Sydney

We will be making savoury main meals, as well as sweet treats and desserts.

Learn how to

create main meals using healing ingredients, including grain free lasagne
make broth and basic soups
bake with seeds and nuts
bake with coconut flour and oil

You will also get to sample other delicious goodies


Please email me at if you would like to attend and I will send you all the details. This class is not failsafe. We will be using the Thermomix to make our goodies.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Newcastle Cooking Classes - August 2013

Failsafe to Healing

Date: 17 August 2013
Time: 12-4pm

Date: 18 August 2013
Time: 10-1pm

Cost: $300

Location: Wallsend

We will be cooking in the lovely Natasha's kitchen so places are limited.

The classes will cover the following:

Transitioning from failsafe to grain free healing diet
Transition recipes - snacks and mains
Basic fermented veg and drinks
How to make broth and basic soups
Grain free meals including lasagne
Coconut oil and flour baking

Please email me at if you would like to attend and I will send you all the details.

Melbourne Cooking Class July 2013

Gluten Free and Grain Free Baking

DATE: Sat 20th July 2013
TIME: 11 - 4pm
COST: $150
WHERE: Narre Warren North

We are cooking in the lovely Joanne's Kitchen so places are limited. She has kindly offered up her place for me to stay so I have been able to reduce the cost of the class significantly.

We will be making (everything gluten and nut free)


breads using different gluten free grains
pear muffins
carob brownies

Grain free and refined sugar free (using coconut flour):

chocolate coconut cupcakes
banana bread

We will also sample some other grain free delights including coconut yoghurt... the rest will be a surprise

Please email me for details if you would like to join us...

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Children's Parties

It's Birthday Time!

Children's parties are an allergy and food intolerances' mum's nightmare... helicopter parenting as a necessity to keep our child safe amongst all the food. My children are used to bringing their lunch box to parties and it is now totally accepted and the other kids know that is how it is. They are fine with it.

But every so often, I will see their face light up when they see something on the table... like the gorgeous birthday cake... and then watch them sigh... they know that is not for them. They will never get a taste.

So I make a huge effort every year for each of them, to make sure they have loads of great party food that they can share with their friends... they can eat everything on the table and their friends can too. It is worth it to see the look of delight on their faces.

Here is a summary of the different things I like to prepare:


My favourite part is choosing a theme with the kids... and then working out what accessories will bring that to life for them.

Lots of helium balloons are always a hit
Colourful napkins, glasses and plates
Party blowers
Hats and streamers
Mini bubble mixes

Check out your local discount store and party shop... they usually have some great bargains the kids will love

birthday party hot food



Hot Food

Sausage Rolls
Party Pies
Mini Burgers
Sticky Chicken
Chicken Schnitzel fingers


Cold Food

Vegie Sticks
Fruit Kebabs
Fruit Platter

Recipes can be found in both my cookbooks. Kersten's Kitchen is written for traditional cooking methods, and Thirty Second Baking, for the Thermomix. Please see the BOOK tab for a full index of recipes.

birthday sweet treats

Treats and Lollies

Shaped cookies with sprinkles
Cake Pops
Musk Sticks
Fairy Floss
Plain Potato Chips

Allergy Train has all you need for lollies...

Birthday Cakes

birthday rainbow cupcakes

Now you don't have to be a Masterchef to make a great birthday cake... Last year we had a rainbow party and simply used colourful cupcake stands. The cakes were iced plain. All the decoration came from the display. This year we are doing Skylander cupcakes and a big main cake. I will be using Hopper Natural Food Colourings to help me out. My children are egg free, so I usually make the main cake with egg for the guests and lots of little cupcakes for the kids that are egg free so mine can eat them too.

Allergy Train sell Hopper Natural Food Colourings and Sprinkles

Check out this wonderful collection of cakes from other mums who follow the RPAH Elimination / Failsafe Diet

Have fun planning your party! And watch and enjoy your child's delight