basil and sunflower pesto

Basil and Sunflower Seed Pesto

  This basil pesto is a simple, easy combo of delicious ingredients that allows you to throw together a meal in less than 15 minutes. Full of flavour and bursting with Summer goodness from the sweet basil leaves, it ranks as one of my ultimate comfort foods.  Truth be told, I have been known to eat it directly from the jar! Fresh pesto is incredibly …

turmeric & pistachio dip

Turmeric and Pistachio Dip

In my kitchen I always like to have ingredients on hand that will let me make a tasty and decadent snack with a minimum of fuss. All ingredients into the blender, “press play” for 20 seconds or so, and voilà a delicious dip is ready and waiting. This Turmeric and Pistachio Dip is a favourite example, as not only are all …

Roasted carrot hummus dip

I love taking a dish that everyone knows and loves like the ubiquitous hummus dip, and tweaking it a little! Often I’m curious just to explore some new flavour options. And I must admit very often I’m thinking about how we can get some extra nutrition gems into our diet. So without further ado, let me introduce the Roasted Carrot Hummus! …

Strawberry chia pudding

Chia Pudding Pots that are easy to Grab-and-Go

If you haven’t come across chia puddings in your local café yet, chances are you’ll cross paths before too long. Chia seeds have been popping up everywhere since we all started to cotton on to the healthy benefits these tiny seeds contain, and luckily using them to create a nutritious and tasty pudding treat is really fast and easy. You see, as well …

Energy Bliss Balls

  Someone asked me a couple of days ago what is my best, go-to, snackable food for when I get the munchies? I didn’t hesitate in my reply that these Bliss Balls are my constant obsession and for good reason! What’s not to love when they take less than 5 minutes to make, are supercharged with pick-me-up ingredients and are incredibly reliable at boosting energy …

Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Wafers

December 16, 2015 by Mel Leave a Comment (Edit) Make yourself a treat for the holiday season with an impressive sheet of glossy chocolate bark. I love the way that Christmas time  upholds the wonderful tradition of homemade sweet treats appearing every year,  in hundreds of thousands of kitchens worldwide. What a delicious response this is to this time of celebration, when so many homes fill with sweet, alluring scents of …