I'm Melanie, a 26 year-old university-qualified Nutritionist with First Class Honours, recipe and product developer, enthusiastic photographer, and passionate home cook living in Melbourne, Australia.
Cooking and good food is ingrained in me, it's my absolute passion. I grew up cooking with my grandparents, parents, and my sister, and it didn't matter if the menu was mud pies, imaginary cakes, or homemade lasagne. I was always allowed to get my hands dirty. My passion and eagerness for food knowledge led me to university where I completed my Bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and went on to complete my Honours thesis in Turkish culinary culture.
I really do believe that good food and good company go hand-in-hand.
Food brings everyone together.
I've noticed this sense of community no matter what city or country i'm in. Bridging communication gaps with foreigners is no trouble at all when you're armed with a packet of Tim Tams.
Good food never gets lost in translation.
I began this blog and Instagram as a way to share my ideas and recipes that I create in my tiny little kitchen for myself, my family, and my friends who drop over for a coffee. I really do feel like there's nothing better than the overwhelming sense of happiness that I receive when someone I love, loves what I have made for them. And this I guess is why I do what I do.
I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel wonderful knowing that nutritious food doesn't have to be boring or bland. It can be healthy AND delicious.