FALAFELS

I haven’t had many falafels in my time as they are usually full of onion, garlic and far too many chickpeas for my stomach to handle. When I have, I love the taste and I love the option of a vegetarian lunch to add to the rotation so I tweaked the traditional recipe a little! […]

TABBOULEH

Is there anything more enticing that a big bowl of fresh herbs and crunchy veg? Didn’t think so. One of my summer staples that may not have many ingredients but it sure packs a flavour punch! Team it with my falafels, eat it on its own or add to your favourite wrap. INGREDIENTS 1/3 Cup […]

TZATZIKI

Store bought dips can be difficult to navigate for us with fructose malabsorption so I always opt to make my own. That way I don’t have to miss out and I find this tzatziki recipe far more tasty and fresh anyway! A few great, simple ingredients go a long way. INGREDIENTS 1 Cup of Natural […]

AMSTERDAM

Kicked off the first day in Europe with some serious jet lag and a blaring body-clock alarm, waking me up at 5am. Considering we couldn’t sleep even if we wanted to, we decided to put on our walking shoes and make the most of our short time in Amsterdam. Exploring at that time of day […]

MY ADVICE FOR AN EPIC EUROPEAN SUMMER

Sitting down to write about my Europe trip was hard. So many things I want to share with you all BUT let’s keep this simple. Here’s how I prepared for the best two months of my life – in list form. All of the packing essentials and planning tips to get you well and truly […]

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NUT FREE “SATAY” NOODLES

To my fellow allergy adults, have you ever wondered what satay or pad thai might taste like? Yeah same. So I made this sunflower butter “satay” variation and tested it on my allergy free family and friends. The general consensus was that the taste is “very similar” to the real deal… I mean I’m not […]

NUT FREE “SATAY” NOODLES

To my fellow allergy adults, have you ever wondered what satay or pad thai might taste like? Yeah same. So I made this sunflower butter “satay” variation and tested it on my allergy free family and friends. The general consensus was that the taste is “very similar” to the real deal… I mean I’m not […]

SONS OF MISCHIEF

A new local favourite of mine! As the name suggests, sons of mischief has a fun menu and atmosphere with a large neon sign quoting “Don’t tell me what to do unless you’re naked” setting a playful tone. I was first introduced to this cafe by attending their bottomless brunch with a group of friends […]

YOU KNOW PHO

I have eaten my fair share of pho. It’s the one dish that I can rely on if I’m eating out and get presented with a nut heavy Asian menu. Whilst it keeps me away from a potential nut allergy, the broth generally contains onion with additional onion slices in the bowl, which is not […]

MOBY

I’d heard good things about this place so I had to check it out for myself. Safe to say I was one happy and very full customer when I left! Moby has three stories and if you can score a table on the rooftop you’ll be there all day. Really nice atmosphere and interesting menu! […]

CHICKEN CACCIATORE WITH MASH

Simple dish that packs a punch! Traditionally chicken cacciatore is made with chicken thighs as the fat content in this cut means it can be slow cooked and remain super tender. As delicious as that sounds I’m far too time poor to be cooking all afternoon so I have come up with a much quicker […]

THE ULTIMATE ANTIPASTO

I would eat an antipasto platter in place of a main meal, any day of the week! You can mix and match so many delicious flavours and have a lot of fun creating it all. Unfortunately I have had to forfeit some of my fave cured meats like salami and marinated olives as they almost […]

PUMPKIN & CHICKPEA DIP

Usually my choice of dip would be hummus or tzatziki but now this pumpkin dip is completely the trio. It literally taste good with anything! I serve it with veggie sticks and crackers mostly but if you’re feeling adventurous try it on toast with a bit of crumbled feta… ah-mazing. INGREDIENTS 1/2 a butternut pumpkin […]

OLIVE TAPENADE

Aaaand another sign of my olive obsession emerges. Wanted to try something different to add to the antipasto platter rotation so I came up with this super quick recipe. This tapenade is the perfect combination of salty and tangy, you will want to lather it on everything! INGREDIENTS 1 Cup of pitted kalamata olives 1 […]

NUT-FREE BASIL PESTO

Traditional pesto is one of those things that I know I would really enjoy but it always has some form of nuts in it. Every time I have accidentally eaten it, I’ve almost felt the reaction was worth it! (not really). Anyway I had a play around with nut-free alternative for you guys and I […]

TWENTY FIVE

Last month I hit the quarter century! Celebrating my 25th with my friends at home was one of my best birthdays yet.  The guest list consisted of 15 of my closest sistas so it seemed right to go a little extra with my theme and menu! What started as a garden picnic in my backyard […]