Sunday 27 October 2013

Crunchy Coconut Cookies

Grain Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Coconut Cookie

perfect for Lunchboxes

the crunchy coconut cookies


2T coconut flour
30g coconut sugar
90g tapioca starch
50g coconut oil
30g rice malt syrup
1t vanilla extract
1/2t bicarb soda


Blitz the coconut sugar in Thermomix until fine, 130 seconds, speed 10
Add remaining ingredients and combine, 30 seconds speed 4
Scrape down well and repeat
The mix will not come together in a ball, but look like moist bread crumbs
(do not be tempted to add more moisture)
Tip out into a bowl and using your hands bring the dough together into a ball
Carefully press small tsp size balls into discs using the palm of your hands
(The mix will fall apart if you try to roll into balls in your hands)

how to roll crunchy coconut cookies

Place onto a lined baking tray
Bake for 10 minutes 180 degrees celcius
Remove from the oven briefly and flatten carefully using baking paper and MC

how to press crunchy coconut cookies
1. Cookies ready for oven 2. Cookies partially baked
3. Cover with baking paper and carefully press using MC
4. Pressed Cookies now ready to finish baking

Return to the oven for a final 5-10 minutes until golden
Cool on trays
Cookies will be soft when warm and will harden upon cooling

crunchy coconut cookies - finished no pressing
If you do not want to press your cookies mid baking,
they will still work perfectly fine, just be a little puffy like this

crunchy coconut cookies pressed
Pressed cookies - the crunchy texture is really delicious with the thinner pressed cookie

Store in an airtight container in the pantry


Recipe Abbreviations
A double quantity fits in the Thermomix bowl easily

If you prefer to replace the Rice Syrup with an alternative sweetener, use a liquid like maple syrup or honey


Too Crunchy?

If you would like a less crunchy cookie,
use ghee instead of coconut oil - you can use all ghee or half ghee/half coconut oil
use baking powder instead of bicarb soda


Other uses:

The mix would make a great crumble topping for fruit or a base for cheesecake or chocolate tart or sandwich between marshmallow

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Bulk Ordering

Sort of a CO-OP

I am able to purchase many items at bulk prices and would like to share these savings with you... so I am sort of starting a CO-OP... I will be doing quarterly orders of products and you will be able to order goods of your choice, which you will then need to pick up from me in Peakhurst, Sydney. Apologies I am not able to offer postage at this stage.
There are all sorts of grains, flours, baking aids etc... suitable for grain free folk and those on RPAH Elimination / Failsafe Diet.
Please check out the list and see if you would like to join me, then email for an order form.

Product List

Celtic Salt Fine 5kg
Himalayan Salt Super Fine 5kg
Nut Milk Bag
Organic 100% Vanilla Powder 100g
Organic Amaranth 5kg
Organic Amaranth flour 5kg
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 5L
Organic Black Chia Seeds 1kg
Organic Brown Linseed 5kg
Organic Brown Rice Flour 5kg
Organic Buckwheat flour 5kg
Organic Buckwheat hulled 1kg
Organic Cacao Powder Raw 350g
Organic Coconut Butter 340g
Organic Desiccated Fine 5kg
Organic Coconut Flakes 2.5kg
Organic Coconut Flour 5kg
Organic Coconut Oil Deodorised 5L
Organic Coconut Sugar 1kg
Organic Coconut Syrup 1L
Organic Golden Linseed 5kg
Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds 5kg
Organic Millet flour 5kg
Organic Millet hulled 5kg
Organic Pepitas 5kg
Organic Psyllium Husks 200g
Organic Quinoa 1kg
Organic Rolled/Flaked Quinoa 2.5kg
Organic Sorghum flour 5kg
Organic Sunflower Seed kernels 5kg
Organic Tricolour Quinoa 5kg
Organic Vanilla beans 100g
Organic Virgin Coconut oil raw 5L

These products will only be ordered every six months:

Guar Gum 1kg
Organic Raw Honey 1kg
White Rice Flour 5kg

NOTE: Quantities are bulk and will come packed as it is supplied to me

Some procedure policies:

Orders will only be processed when received on an Order Form
Orders must be received by the deadline for that period, no late orders can be accepted
Orders must be paid for when ordering by direct deposit
If monies are not received your order will not be processed
There will be a $5 handling fee per order to help cover the freight
Once your order has been processed it cannot be cancelled and refunds are not available
If any items ordered are unavailable or out of stock, monies will be refunded

Please note this is not a profitable exercise for my business, this is just an opportunity to help you source bulk ingredients.

We will see how this process runs this quarter and make any modifications to improve the process next time. In the future we may be able to add more products to this as they become available. If there is something you are unable to source yourself and would like me to look into adding to the list, please let me know.


This order will be done on Wednesday 6 November 2013
Please get your orders emailed and payments done by Friday 1 November 2013

Sunday 20 October 2013

Dairy Free Ice Cream

Amazing easy to scoop straight from the freezer

ice cream

This ice cream is delicious and will scoop straight from the freezer... it can be flavoured too.

The recipe can be found in my cookbooks (check the Index to see which book suits your family best). It is very simple, based on rice milk. It is refined sugar free, using rice malt syrup. You can also use maple syrup. If you don't tolerate rice, try it with quinoa milk, nut milk etc.

I usually mix mine in the Thermomix and then churn in an ice cream machine. My ice cream machine broke (just in time for summer!) and so I had to go back to the old way... mix, then leave in the freezer in a metal bowl for a few hours to set... then whip with a spoon and put in Tupperware.

The problem being that although this is very easy simple way to do it, and the ice cream still tastes amazing... it is not as light and fluffy as a churned ice cream. I thought I would see if the Thermomix could whip it up so it was lighter like it was when made in the ice cream machine. Happy to say, indeed it can, and in only 15 seconds! NICE!!

So for those of you using a Thermomix and not wanting to get another gadget...

Follow the method as per the recipe book...
Freeze in a metal bowl for a few hours (takes 4 hours in mine to set)
Pop the frozen mass into your Thermomix bowl
Whip 15 seconds, speed 6

It will be light and fluffy, just perfect!
Place in it's usual Tupperware container in the freezer to complete setting (another 2 hours)

If you want to eat it straight away, it will be soft serve consistency.

Want to make ice blocks?

Once whipped, scoop the ice cream into moulds, insert the sticks and freeze until set overnight... remove and wrap in small plastic bags and store in the freezer.


This is delicious with a tablespoon of instant coffee added when initially mixing (decaf for failsafers)

Fruit Ripple
When you have whipped in Thermomix, place in it's container, then stir gently through 1 tablespoon of fruit jam, use a palette knife to stir so that you see swirls of colour (pear or choko jam for failsafers)

Caramel Crunch
Once whipped, place in it's container and stir through some chopped up honeycomb (available from Allergy Train) and Caramel Sauce

Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa, raw cacao or carob to the mix initially

Want to take ice cream to the next level and make it part of your healing foods... Make some rice milk kefir (which is a fermented drink full of probiotics), simply replace the rice milk in the recipe for the rice milk kefir... Gives the icecream a lovely tang! For the recipe see the Failsafe to Healing Workbook



Wednesday 2 October 2013

Fruit Ice Blocks

Simple easy iceblocks made from fruit

fruit iceblocks


This quantity will make approx. 4-5 zipzicles

2/3 cup coconut water
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup fruit (fresh or frozen)

flavour suggestions: strawberry, kiwifruit, raspberry, mango, blueberry, pear


Put all ingredients in Thermomix
Blend 20 seconds speed 6

If using Zipzicles... use a turkey baster to help fill the bags easily, then seal

use turkey baster to draw up the liquid and easily place in the zipzicle bag

or pour into iceblock moulds

Place in the freezer to set overnight and then enjoy!

Zipzicles are available from Lime Tree Kids

TIP for Failsafers : Use pear only and replace the coconut water with normal water
or the liquid from the tinned pears