Perfect Waffles – Allergy friendly & delicious

Low salicylates, low amines, low glutamates, gluten free, dairy free (check ghee is suitable). FAILSAFE, suitable for RPAH elimination diet.

Waffles!!! Need I say more? Everyone in our home, regardless of age, LOVES waffles! I created this recipe by accident, perfect first time, despite just throwing a bit of this & that in. Have made numerous times since & have to say, the BEST thing about this recipe is it makes perfect waffles every time, fluffy inside, crispy outside, super yummy & they don’t stick! Even the gluten-junkie of our family loves them!


  • 230g rice
  • 70g potato flour
  • 70g arrowroot flour
  • 90g sorghum flour
  • 400ml rice milk
  • 3/4 tsp psyllium husk
  • 2 eggs (if you can’t have eggs, try adding another 1/2 tsp psyllium husk, mixed and soaked in extra 2T milk)
  • 90g ghee
  • 1 T rice malt syrup
  • 15g baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Turn on waffle iron so can pre-heat while making waffle mixture.
In a medium sized jug/bowl, add psyllium husk to rice milk & let stand.
Add rice to dry Thermomix bowl & mill for 90 seconds, sp 9. Scrape down. Mill for further 1 minute, sp 9 to get extra fine. Add remaining flours & combine 10 sec, sp 4. Remove & set aside. Add eggs to Thermomix bowl. Whizz on sp 9 for 15-20 seconds. Add all remaining ingredients, including flours & milk mixture. Combine 10sec, sp 4. Scrape down sides. Mix further 10sec, sp 4.
Lightly grease waffle iron with extra ghee. Pour onto iron & cook. ENJOY with sliced bananas (mod amines) & maple syrup or your favourite FS topping!

Fluffy inside, crispy on the outside! Gut friendly & YUMMY-licious Waffles for a special weekend breakfast!

Fluffy inside, crispy on the outside! Gut friendly & YUMMY-licious Waffles for a special weekend breakfast!

Note: You can substitute for your own mix of gluten free flours if you prefer, though I do find this to be a good blend for this recipe. If you have a fussy gluten junkie in your home who doesn’t like the hint of taste of sorghum flour in them, you can omit & increase the amount of potato & arrowroot flours, or use cornflour as a substitute, which will give a more neutral taste than the sorghum.
You’ll also notice that my recipes don’t contain tapioca flour, guar gum or xantham gum as we react to these, but if you can tolerate, you’re welcome to substitute. If using gums, you can leave out the psyllium husk.


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Lettuce Wraps

Low salicylate, low amines, low glutamates, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, egg free. Suitable for RPAH elimination diet/ FAILSAFE.

Woot Woot! I finally had success getting Master 4-year-old to eat AND enjoy lettuce! He usually picks it out of wraps, tonight I made it the wrapping medium which, when he first saw on the table was not received too well. He burst into tears pleading “not lettuce for dinner, puuuhhhlllleeeeeasse no!” When I laughed & said of course not, explained it was just wrapping & inside was lots of yummy meat & rice, he relaxed & opened his mind to trying a new experience. I’m pleased to say, he now has a new favourite food!

Ingredients (makes 7 wraps)

  • 1Tb tallow
  • 300g diced roast meat
  • 3 celery sticks, chooped
  • 200g green beans, chopped
  • 50g cashews, chopped
  • 400g rice
  • 1 large iceberg lettuce


  • 2tsp carob syrup
  • 1/3 cup rice milk
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp potato starch

Boil or steam rice per instructions on packet. I cook mine in Thermi while tending to the other tasks on the stove, but you could easily use thermomix & thermoserver for all steps.

Melt duck fat in frypan. Sauté celery & green beans. Add meat, turn heat down to low & stir occasionally to warm evenly.

lettuce wrap - cooking

To a small saucepan, add carob syrup, milk & rice malt syrup. Bring to boil, reduce heat. In a glass measuring cup, combine potato starch with 2 tsp of hot sauce then return to saucepan. Stir continuously on low heat for a few minutes until sauce thickens.

Meanwhile, discard outer leaves of lettuce & remove core. Carefully peel off each layer, taking care to keep each lettuce leaf whole.

Place lettuce leaf on plate. Fill with rice & sautéed meat & veges. Sprinkle cashews & drizzle with sauce.

lettuce wrap loaded

Roll up lettuce.

Serve & enjoy!

lettuce wrap

Crunch bars

Low salicylates, low amines, low glutamates, gluten free, dairy free (check ghee is suitable). FAILSAFE, suitable for RPAH elimination diet.

Crunch bars are a very popular snack in our house. We go through waves of favourites and at present these and banana smoothies rank as most popular. Given how easy they are to prepare, mama’s not complaining! They’re perfect for lunch boxes too.


  • 1 T ghee
  • 75g rice malt syrup
  • 15g carob syrup
  • 110g Rice Puffs
  • 10g puffed amaranth
  • 10g puffed millet
  • Optional: 40g chopped cashew nuts or if can tolerate dairy then 40g chopped NAS carob.

Pre-heat oven to 180degC.
Place ghee, rice malt syrup & carob syrup in Thermomix bowl.
Melt on 60degC, speed 4 for 2 min.
Add rice puffs, amaranth, millet (& if you wish, optional ingredients) & mix on Reverse speed 3 for 10 seconds.
Scrape down sides then Reverse speed 3, for another 10 sec, using spatula to assist.
Spoon mixture into greased baking tray & usual spatula to press down flat.
Bake for 10-12min in moderate oven.
Must allow to cool completely before cutting into mini bars.


Rocky Road

Low salicylates, low amines, low glutamates. FAILSAFE, suitable for RPAH elimination diet (keep servings to a minimum, as maximum intake of cashews is 10 nuts/adult/day.)

Okay, so this one’s a sweetie. I make it a few times a year as birthday party treat (my kids take their own foods because of allergies, intolerances etc). If you’re like us & can’t tolerate the vanillin or sugar in Eskal or Pascal white marshmallows (they are FAILSAFE, it’s just that not all Failsafers can tolerate vanillin – which is an artificial form of vanilla) then you can make your own marshmallow & use rice malt syrup as sweetener instead of refined sugar.
The tough bit is actually the NAS carob buttons. Although sugar-free, they are going to contain either dairy or soy. That’s the only way you can buy them. It’s on my to do list to  create a dairy-free, soy-free NAS carob button so we can enjoy this lovely Rocky Road again. But for now, we’re done in the birthday department – no more until 2014!


  • 50-70g raw cashews, chopped
  • 100g white marshmallows, chopped
  • 150g NAS carob, chopped
  • 70g gluten free rice bubbles/puffs

Melt 90g carob in a saucepan.
Combine cashews, marshmallows & 60g of the carob in a small rectangular dish (~12cm x 20cm).
Pour melted carob over the top of the rocky road mix.
Allow to set in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Cut into small squares & serve.

Note: If you have mini cupcake moulds, you can press mix into mould & pour melted carob over top. Perfect for taking to school for class birthday celebration.

At the moment my house is void of carob buttons, so I can’t take a pic. But when I conquer the dairy-free, soy-free carob button challenge, I’ll be sure to add a photo!

Swede Fritter Critters

Low salicylate, low amines, low glutamates. Dairy free, Gluten free.
Suitable for RPAH elimination diet/ FAILSAFE.

I was freaking out at 4:30 this afternoon when I realised I had no meat out & with hubby coming home late it would be just me & the kiddiloots for dinner. There was no way I could pull one of my fav vegetarian lentil & rice dishes on them (knowing they dislike!) so as I stared into the refrigerator & the swede’s stared back at me, the idea of ‘fritter critters’ came to me!
Being mostly vege & protein, they are super healthy & the swede makes them sweet & really tasty. The kids gobbled them down, delighted to be eating ‘pancakes’ for dinner. Yes, they actually thought they were eating pancakes – the swede makes them that yummy!


  • 500g swede, chopped
  • 120g green beans, chopped
  • 150g water
  • 4 eggs
  • 50g sorghum flour
  • 20g millet flour
  • Additional 200g green beans if serving as a side


Place chopped swede in thermomix bowl & beans in varoma. Cook at 100degC,  speed 1 for 25min.
Mash/puree swede by slowly turning up to speed 7 for 20sec.
Add beans & combine on Reverse, speed 4 for 10sec.
Add eggs. Add GF flours.
Mix on reverse speed 4-5 for 15sec.

Grease frypan. Pour fritter sized portions into frypan & cook until bubbles form. Flip over & cook reverse side.

Serve with FAILSAFE faux tomato sauce & a side of steamed green beans.

Note: Of course, as with all fritters, they lend themselves well to creative license. Ie. If you have leftover’s, throw’em in. Some diced roast meat goes splendidly!

Swede Fritter

Banana Muffins (contains gluten, wheat free)

Suitable for amines challenge on RPAH elimination diet


  • 200-220g cashews
  • 70g oats
  • 2 bananas, peeled & chopped in half.
  • 1/2ts bicarb soda + 1 tsp citric acid
  • 20g carob syrup
  • 25g Rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g ghee or rice bran oil

Mix all ingredients together & cook in oven on 180deg C for 20-25min