Why The Failsafe Cookbook is Critical
The Failsafe Cookbook by Sue Dengate, is specifically designed for those suffering from food intolerance symptoms or allergies. For those who have food problems but do not know what the cause is, the Failsafe Cookbook is a must have while on a restricted diet and to conduct a food elimination diet.
So, what does “failsafe” mean? It is a bit of an oxymoron really but Sue Dengate has used it as the title of The Failsafe Cookbook as an acronym to mean; Free of Additives, and Low in Salicylates, Amines and Flavour Enhancers. In dictionary terms, you can read it here.
The Failsafe Cookbook will provide you with a combination of information related to food intolerance symptoms and recipes. I have often been asked the difference between The Failsafe Cookbook and Fed Up which were both written by Sue Dengate. My response would be to say that Fed Up is more information based with a nice amount of recipes and The Failsafe Cookbook is more recipe based with less information. It is worth reading both.
The Failsafe Cookbook Review
We used The Failsafe Cookbook daily and to be honest, I don’t know how we would have gotten through our food elimination diet and food problems without it. Read on for the run down.
- The Failsafe cookbook is a soft cover so you need to be a bit more careful in the handling and you WILL handle it a lot. You will do well to buy a cookbook holder as this will help protect your cookbooks whilst cooking.
- It has some great information on food intolerance, food additives and how Sue Dengate did her food elimination diet.
- Most of the recipes are easy, with little error, if any at all.
- There is a handy additives list on the last page of the the Failsafe book that you can cut out and put in your purse. This food additives list is not as thorough as the one contained in Additive Alert by Julie Eady. The additives list in Additive Alert is cardboard in comparison to The Failsafe Cookbook where the wallet list is only paper.
- The recipes in The Failsafe Cookbook are easy to prepare and very family friendly.
- On the down side, there are no glossy pictures in The Failsafe Cookbook so you have to create a visual in your head of how the recipe should look as an end result.
- As a result of my research into food, I understand that processed sugar is very bad for your body. Those who are suffering from food intolerance symptoms or food problems are recommended not to have unrefined sugars as they are higher in naturally occurring chemicals. There are quite a few recipes in this book that contain processed sugar as an ingredient because it is considered more tolerable. My suggestion is that you use golden syrup or pure, organic maple syrup as a substitute where possible.
- There is a great index at the back of The Failsafe cookbook referenced via food intolerance symptoms. For example, you can look up Tantrums and you will have an explanation and a possible cause.
- It has recipes for breakfast, lunches, snacks, main meals (including vegetarian meals), something sweet, food for special occasions, some alternatives for gluten free cooking including dips, sauces, etc.
- The down side of this cookbook, in my opinion, is that it still allows things like gelatine (cow body parts – yuck) and white sugar in recipes (white sugar is bad for the body). Just avoid using these products or find a replacement that is failsafe.
- The Failsafe cookbook is focused on staying on a restricted diet indefinitely. I believe me, need to use The Failsafe cookbook to aid us until we work out where we have a food issue. Foods that we can tolerate should be consumed until we can heal the body but our body needs nutrients from all raw foods and our aim should be to eat from the tree of life freely.
Contents of The Failsafe Cookbook
- Page 1 – Are you Affected by Food Chemicals?
- Page 5 – What Every Parent Should Know About Food Intolerance
- Page 15 – Avoid these additives
- Page 17 – How we did our elimination diet
- Page 23 – A rating scale
- Page 25 – The 13 Commandments
- Page 26 – The Fridge List
- Page 27 – Failsafe substitutes
- Page 28 – Weights and Measures
- Page 31 – Breakfasts
- Page 39 – Lunches and snacks
- Page 40 – Lunches
- Page 49 – School lunches
- Page 52 – Snacks
- Page 59 – Finger food for babies and toddlers
- Page 60 – Drinks
- Page 66 – Icypoles and icecups
- Page 69 – Main Meals
- Page 69 – Soups and Stews
- Page 73 – Meat
- Page 90 – Chicken
- Page 99 – Seafood
- Page 102 – Vegetables and vegetarian meals
- Page 118 – Salads
- Page 121 – Eggs
- Page 124 – Pizza and Pasta
- Page 132 – Something Sweet
- Page 132 – Desserts
- Page 158 – Muesli bars, muffins, cakes, biscuits and slices
- Page 173 – Sweet treats
Page 183 – Others
- Page 183 – Fats and oils
- Page 185 – Spreads
- Page 188 – Dips
- Page 190 – Sauces
- Page 194 – Odds and ends
- Page 199 – Food for Special Occasions
- Page 199 – Birthday parties
- Page 202 – Christmas cakes and puddings
- Page 204 – Easter
- Page 204 – Salicylate and amine recipes
- Page 209 – Eating out
- Page 211 – Failsafe weight loss
- Page 214 – Travelling, camping and hiking
- Page 218 – Failsafe gardening
- Page 221 – Medications and remedies
- Page 224 – What about nutrition?
- Page 228 – Gluten-free Cooking
- Page 247 – Shopping List
- Page 255 – Checklist of Common Mistakes
- Page 262 – Frequently Asked Questions
- Page 269 – Symptoms of Food Intolerance
- Page 297 – Support and Further Information
- Page 299 – Notes and References
- Page 305 – Index
- Pate 315 – Nasty Additives Wallet List
Important. Where to buy The Failsafe Cookbook
On the whole, I believe The Failsafe Cookbook has been an absolute life saver during those times when we had food problems. If you use The Failsafe Cookbook in conjunction with Friendly Food, you will have ample resources during those difficult times when you are suffering from food intolerance symptoms or food problems. You can purchase your copy by clicking on the picture of The Failsafe Cookbook at the top of this post or by clicking here.
I would love to hear your comments or feedback after using The Failsafe Cookbook so please, buy your own copy today and tell us what you think below.Your News On Food brought to you by Eileen Baudinette Food and Health Commentator. © 2009 – 2013 http://www.thenewsonfood.com ———————–
I’m no medical expert and information contained on this blog is written through my own experience with the aim of furthering your education on health. It is your responsibility as to how you use this information and I cannot be held liable for any misinterpretation or misuse of the information provided.The Failsafe Cookbook Review by Eileen