Mel Christensen

Mel Christensen

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Chocolate Bars, Candy bars, whatever you want to call them - we all have our favourites. What's yours?

We have a temporary addition to our family this month. A return visitor from Germany. On this visit he came armed with a bagful of delicious German treats such as Kinder and Milka bars (which were VERY well received by the kiddies! ) … And it got us talking about one of […]

Looking for something new to motivate you to get out of bed...?

 

 

What better, in the middle of this frosty winter, than these super yummy (and sensationally healthy!) Salted Caramel Steel Cut Oats?

So, how are these different to regular oats I hear you ask?

Well, Steel Cut Oats are the least processed of all types of oats and have the lowest […]

Brownies that tick all the boxes! … NO gluten, dairy, refined sugar, eggs, or animal products!

… You can even leave out the nuts!

I am constantly receiving recipe requests for people with allergies, or simply for those who have made lifestyle choices such as eating Sugar Free, or Vegan or Paleo. Well this might just be a treat that pleases just about everyone … and those with nut allergies […]

Like Tahini? ... Well 'Halva' Look At THIS!

Like many Greek kids, I spent many a childhood weekend helping out my dad in his shop. He had Delis mostly, which probably explains my fondness for beautiful cheeses and small-goods. But, as a little girl, the one thing I would get really excited about was that delicious sweet treat in the deli cabinet […]

Banoffee Pie - Nobody should have to miss out on a dessert this good!

 

I’ll be honest with you … I am more of a savoury person than sweet … But every now and then I come across a dessert that makes me crazy – Banoffee Pie is one of those desserts. I’ve made the old Nestle Top ‘n’ fill Caramel version a couple of times in […]

How do you like them apples...?

What do do with that glut of apples? … Make THIS!

I love this recipe … It’s super healthy, will be sure to slam those sweet cravings that so often distract us from our health and fitness goals and they’re just SO pretty too!

I’ve made these with all sorts […]

Ooey Gooey Flowing Caramel ... Without that icky feeling afterwards!

A while back a friend of mine asked for a clean caramel slice. Given that my old favourite recipe (that I’ve been making since the age of 10!) is full of ingredients like condensed milk, golden syrup, sugar and copha (eeeew!), this was going to be quite a challenge.

I’ve since made “caramel” slices […]

Too-Easy Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter - You'll never buy the stuff again!

 

Homemade PB? I never thought I’d be “that girl” … But when you see how easy this recipe actually is YOU might be too (OK, or “that guy!”)

I absolutely LOVE the taste of this natural, unsweetened peanut butter, but if you have kids (young AND old!) in the house who […]

Clean Apple Crumble - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Egg Free, Vegan

When the wintery weather starts to creep in there are a few things that keep me going – Ugg boots (or any footwear with a fluffy woollen lining), open fires and hot desserts … preferably all at the same same time!

I found some super snuggly Australian wool-lined booties at Aldi last week and […]

Clean Apple Crumble – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Egg Free, Vegan

When the wintery weather starts to creep in, there are a few things that keep me going – Ugg boots (or any footwear with a fluffy woollen lining), open fires and hot desserts … preferably all at the same same time!

I found some super snuggie Australian wool-lined booties at Aldi last week (only […]