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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 […]

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 […]

VACAY IN BYRON BAY

Okay, so I finally got around to writing this post about my unreal getaway to Byron Bay in July! Hoping to escape the horrible Melbourne winter, my boyfriend and I headed to sunny Byron for 8 days.  Happy to say we got the beautiful weather we ordered! Just warm enough to chuck on our bathers […]

CAFE GAME PLAN

I often spend my weekends trialling the new, trendy spots to hit the café scene so I have to be on my allergy “A game”. As I’m anaphylactic to nuts and have the added challenge of fructose malabsorption, I am one of those time consuming customers that most waiters would dread on a busy weekend. […]

TACO BOUT SCARY

For most people, eating out is a fun and relaxing experience but for people like me it can be quite daunting. No matter how diligent we are at informing cafes of our allergies, there comes a point where you have to hand over some control to the café. Trusting that they will take your request […]

KITCHEN STAPLES

Finding out you have allergies and/or intolerances is like starting a new job. A bit daunting at first and you get nervous heading into the office (the supermarket in our case), but once you’re all trained up, you are comfortable and capable to be left on your own. Food shopping for us ‘allergy adults’ is […]

THE STORY BEHIND “YOUKNOWCHLO”

It all started with the allergies. When I was about 7 years old, my mum took me to an allergy specialist. On initial testing I was allergic to nuts, eggs, dust, pollen, grass, horses and cats * eye roll *. As if that wasn’t daunting enough for my parents, this was all added to my […]

GET TO KNOW CHLO

Hey everyone! I’m Chlo. I was affectionately called “the allergy kid” growing up, but now I’ve graduated into an “allergy adult” – doing grown-up stuff like travelling, working full time, going out and eating out on the regular. Living with allergies and intolerances can be very challenging at times, but I’m here to help you […]