Look What I Found; Delicious Gluten-Free Salty Liquorice!

Super-salty Gluten-Free Dutch (Scandinavian) Liquorice!!

Have you been looking for gluten-free liquorice by any chance?

I recently spent a few days in Oslo (Norway) where I hosted a workshop about blogging (so much fun!), and on the way home I found something delicious (and gluten-free of course) at the airport!

As a Scandinavian, I simply cannot live without salty liquorice. Did you know that most liquorice is made using wheat flour, by the way? Oh, how I miss my Allsorts.. Read More

Caramel Pudding -The Ultimate Norwegian Christmas Dessert (Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free)

Creme Caramel!!

My grandma used to be the undefeated boss of Caramel Pudding. Her trained hands would twirl the molten sugar around the pan effortlessly, never burning a finger. Her pudding always came out flawless, velvety and golden, and always abundant.

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Delicious Chocolate Hamper Christmas Giveaway -with no gluten, dairy, sugar, nuts or artificial ingredients!



Big Christmas Chocolate Giveaway (dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, sugar-free, low GI) from Sweet William

My chocolate dreams have come true!

I have been introduced to a line of yummy chocolate in 18 varieties and flavours, which are all chocolatey goodness without the nasties! And you can win a whole hamper full of treats too! (giveaway at bottom of post) Read More

Nigella’s Moist English Coffee Cake with Walnuts: Made Gluten-free & Dairy-Free!

English Coffee and Walnut Cake


I’m not normally much of a coffee drinker, but the smooth taste of espresso with walnutty company, all wrapped up in velvet smooth buttercream.. well who can possibly resist! Read More

Thick and sticky Salted Caramel Sauce – Easy and Awesome!

The worlds best salted caramel sauce!

Not much tops a deliciously thick and sticky salted caramel sauce; it is the worlds best combo of sweet and salty! My favourite thing is how it hardens ever so slightly on your ice cream, and then melts in your mouth.. yum!!

This recipe is to die for, it is just that awesome -and incredibly simple!

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Gluten-free, allergy-friendly and “healthier” sweets; Who can we trust?

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Sweets for my sweet..

It is not always easy for children (or adults for that matter) with sensitivities and allergies to feel “normal”. A lot of our sense of belonging stems from participation in activities along with our peers, and food plays a huge role in most social gatherings. For children especially, the sense of identity and self-worth is formed hugely based on belonging, and belonging often comes from being able to do what others do, have what others have, and of course eat the same things their friends eat. Lollies are no exception, and although it may sound silly, sweets do play a big role in children’s social sphere. After all, they are a part of almost every social setting where children are involved.

So how do we give our kids lollies that make them feel included, but at the same time keep them safe? Who can we trust? Take a look at this list..

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Watch me build a Gluten Free Gingerbread House (and we’re giving one away!)

Cooking with Kristine - Making a Gluten Free Gingerbread House

Christmas is all about giving, and we sure are in the giving spirit here at The Gluten Free Lifesaver this December! Read More

The Gluten Free Lifesaver’s 1 Year Anniversary Jumbo Giveaway!!

The Gluten Free Lifesaver's Birthday Jumbo Giveaway!

The Gluten Free Lifesaver’s Birthday Jumbo Giveaway!

Thank Heavens – The Gluten Free Lifesaver is 1 year this December, and we’re celebrating by giving away a JUMBO box full of Gluten Free Goodies to our fantastic followers! Read More

A Very Very Chocolate and Creamy Caramel Moment..

Gluten Free Chocolate Sauce

If there’s no chocolate in heaven, I’m not going! Read More

Life is Saucy with Itha’s Gluten Free Gourmet Sauces! (Product Review)

itha's puddings and gourmet sauces review


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My Favourite “Melt-In-Your-Mouth” Swede/Rutabaga Cake! (Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Failsafe, low FODMAP)

Delicious Rutabaga Cake!

I just have to stop everything I’m doing for a minute, and share this fantastic cake with you!

A lot of people either don’t “understand” swede, don’t use it, don’t know it or think that only cows eat it. I have grown up with it and I seriously LOVE it! It is so healthy, very tasty and seriously versatile. No matter what you might have thought of swede up until today; this cake will be like colourful fireworks in your mouth! It’s moist, flavourful and very, very tasty! Read More

My Favorite Dessert “Karamellpudding” – a Norwegian take on Creme Caramel or Flan – Made dairy and gluten free!

Creme Caramel!!


My grandma used to be the undefeated boss of “Karamellpudding”. Her trained hands would twirl the molten sugar around the pan effortlessly, never burning a finger. Her pudding always came out flawless, velvety and golden, and always abundant. Read More

The World’s Best Carob Brownie -Not Kidding!

The World's Best Carob Brownie #glutenfree #dairyfree #failsafe

Say hello to your new favourite treat!

In the last few weeks (7 to be exact) these brownies have been our comfort and joy, and pretty much the biggest contributor to us getting through the elimination diet. I have made them time and again, both with and without carob (brownie or blondie), and it NEVER ceases to amaze me; it’s just THAT good!
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Failsafe Toffee Cake… layers and layers of crazy good!

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Toffee AND Cake. I mean seriously, how good can it get?

I’m not even gonna waste time talking right now. Partially because you won’t want anything to keep you from this recipe.. and partially because I don’t want anything to keep me from eating it. It’s practically yelling at me from the kitchen!
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Ice Cream Sandwiches to Melt Your Heart.. and a cherry on top!

Cherry Ripe Ice Cream Sandwiches

“I want to do to you what spring does to cherry trees..”
(Pablo Neruda) Read More

How to WIN with a Checkerboard Cake! (and the GABO gluten dilemma)

Easy-to-make Checkerboard Cake by The Gluten Free Lifesaver

GABO or “Great Australian Bake Off” is sweeping over the nation with soggy sponges and crumbling cupcakes in tow. A self-raising baking frenzy is taking off like a rogue blender, and the heavily frosted pink counterpart to the much applauded Master Chef and MKR, is eagerly waiting to claim it’s 15 minutes of fame. Read More

TeaCupCakes, a Mad Hatter dash and Super-Cute Giveaways!


Mother-in-law popped by for a quick dinner-and-dessert visit yesterday, and I thought I’d bake something. I have become “that one who bakes”. I used the to be “that one who brings the fun” and now I bring cake. Not that cake isn’t fun. Just very different fun. Read More

I think it’s time for a popsicle..!

Iced Tea Popsicles by Thank Heavens

Sydney is pretty chilly this time of year, but I don’t mind at all! Read More

Be My Valentine : A True Treat From The Heart!



Love love love, is said to be all you need. I however, also need chocolate.. Read More

Heavenly Mango Pops – Sweetened only by nature!

It just doesn’t get much easier than this!Heavenly Mango Pops by Thank Heavens

Simply juice a mango (or buy some fresh juice from the shops), dice a nectarine and pop these awesome ingredients into a popsicle tray! Read More

Popover for Breakfast – and I’ll tell you all about my Nightmare Wedding..

Fluffy Gluten Free Popovers

I woke up completely stressed out this morning, hair in a frenzy and with flustered cheeks. I must have had out-loud heated gibberish discussions all night, as I found myself utterly exhausted and frustrated when I finally woke up. Read More

Testing Triple Berry Yoghurt Rice Cakes from Table of Plenty

image..and it’s a winner! 

Table of Plentys yummy little sweet treats make a welcome change from the chocolate covered rice cakes that can be found most anywhere. Plus, I just picked them up from a petrol station! Very convenient indeed. Read More

Gluten troubles, YouTube moments and a Chocoholics Daydream..

Choc Chip Marshmallow Roast Almond Gelato

Choc Chip Marshmallow Roast Almond Gelato
by Thank Heavens – The Gluten Free Lifesaver

I think gluten knows I’ve got something on.. How else can it possibly be explained that I tend to get sick just before birthdays, dinner parties, holidays and anniversaries! Read More

Refreshing Watermelon Popsicles

watermelon popsicles

A little piece of summer can do us all some good I recon, which is why I made up some watermelon popsicles yesterday! Read More

Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Popsicles

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Strawberry Yoghurt Chocolate Chip Popsicles
by Thank Heavens gluten free

Ever longed for a sweet treat but less keen on the calories? This should satisfy your cravings! Read More

Make a statement with the surprisingly simple Norwegian Tower Cake – Only 3 ingredients!

photoIt comes in many shapes and sizes, and every family gives it their own twist. You can bet your bottom dollar you’ll bump into one version or another if you ever visit Norway, know a Norwegian or if you should happen to come across any Norwegian festivity.

Tower Cake looks rather impressive and tastes even better. It is however surprisingly easy to make!

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“Oh-so-easy” chocolate xmas no-bake nibbles



You want chocolate divinity, and you want it quick and easy? Behold, I give you bubble balls! Read More

Peppernuts – A yummy take on gingerbread

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We call them “Peppernøtter” which means peppernuts. They contain pepper and they’re shaped like nuts, so why not. Read More

The Very Best Gingerbread Cookies!

The Very Best Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies! Scandinavian recipe with dairy-free and egg-free recipe options! #glutenfree #christmas #dairyfree #vegan #cookies


No Christmas without gingerbread, or “pepperkake” as they’re called back home. Read More

Hands down the best marshmallows I’ve ever tasted!

Airports (something I see a lot of) are usually a no-can-do for GF treats. In fact, travelling Sydney-Gold Coast today I couldn’t even track down GF lozenges, let alone anything edible. However, last week I had a little moment of thrill in newly renovated Auckland International, as I came across a tiny treasure of a lolly shop called Bennetts of Mangawhai. Read More
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