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Rice Paper Rolls

We haven't had Rice Paper Rolls for a while.  Just not that kind of weather here in Southern Australia.  We've been having hearty, Winter-type meals.  Soups, stews, one-pot-stick-to-your-ribs-wonders.  But... I'm a bit souped out and Ms C has been nagging me for Rice Paper Rolls for ages... so I decided to give it a go.  The big difference this time for us is the sauce.  I wanted something *like* a dipping sauce or something to add some tasty wetness to the left-over roast chicken I planned to cut into teeny pieces...  and I remembered Domestic Diva's highly acclaimed Cashew Cream.  (Tasty wetness??  Is that a recognised cookery term you think?)  I had no idea if this flavour combo would work.  After all,  I am doing an Asian-style dish and Domestic Diva's was a Middle-Eastern one.  But..  it works!  Completely.  I've now got a nice lot of cashew cream in the fridge and I'll be looking for more places to use it in the next few days.  Watch out.


Magic Bean Carob Cake - DELICIOUS

Today I am celebrating 101 posts on Real Meals and 500 likers on the Facebook Page.  If I made money from this I'd be doing some sort of give away...  but instead,  WE SHALL HAVE CAKE!!

If you have a Thermomix you might have already seen this one doing the rounds.  I certainly am late coming in with this one.  If you don't have a Thermie,  then a food processor will happily do the job.  Just purée and mix in the order given.

I took some convincing to try this cake.  I mean....  kidney beans?  That's disgusting!  but.. no!  There is no 'bean' flavour.  Make sure you purée it well and you're not picking skins out of your teeth either.  (Oh, icky.)   The frillypantii adore this cake and since we're now into amines, we can use cocoa instead of carob.  (I use Woolworth's 100% Cocoa... no added flavours or anything.) 

(Written at 2:30  Edited at 4:20 to add.  Well,  when I wrote this,  I was sitting on 499 likers and I was waiting for…

Failsafe Felafels

Ms C is on the 40-Hour Famine this weekend,  she hasn't tried this one yet.  But she's loitering in the kitchen.  Was that mean of me?  As she's only a little woman,  she is going without food for only 8 hours and without furniture for the whole 40 hours  (it sure has changed since I did it in the 80s!!) she can have some with her dinner tonight.

If you would like to donate to World Vision via the 40-Hour Famine,  click here.  If you would like to do it under Ms C's name,  her Famine ID is 60099193.  Thank you!!!
This recipe is by Diane H. from the facebook page: Failsafe Eating Support Group.  Check their recipes tab.  This recipe can easily be done in any food processor,  just purée/process it all in the order shown below. I'm not totally sure how many I ended up with because people kept eating them!  Let's say 30-40 depending on the size you make them.

2x400g cans chick peas, drained & rinsed
1/4-1/2 leek, roughly chopped 
2-3 cloves…

Pita Pockets

Today was a Full-on Failsafe Frenzy of Pita Pockets.  It all started on the Sue Dengate Failsafe Facebook page.  Kath P. posted a recipe for Pita bread and asked if it was Failsafe.  Well!!  Suddenly,  Failsafers everywhere cottoned onto the fact that Pita Bread is DEAD EASY and were rolling their dough before even updating their statuses.  Here's hoping Kersten manages to get a GF version in the next few days as well.  Fingers crossed!

!!!!STOP PRESS!!!!  Kersten has done it.  Gluten Free Pita Pockets. 

The original is from this blog and use this if you want non-Thermomix instructions.   I made 8 medium-sized Pita Pockets and then did another batch with Wholemeal flour and made 16 smaller pockets.  They both worked quite well.  The uses for Pita Pockets are many.  We had them for lunch,  with cream cheese and salady bits inside.  You can fill it anyway you like!  Or tear it up to use it to eat dips like hummus.  I even mixed together some cream cheese and No-Tomato sauce and go…