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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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CHUNKY CAPSICUM SALSA

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve never been able to stop after starting bowl of corn chips with salsa. I’m usually not satisfied until I’m using the salty crumbs from the bottom of the bag to scrape the last bits of salsa from the bowl.  This tummy friendly version doesn’t help the addiction […]

GOODTIMES MILKBAR

As the name suggests,  this place really is a good time! The interior is fun, colourful and light-filled which made it the perfect weekend brunch spot. I’ve visited this spot twice and there are plenty more dishes on the menu I’d be keen to try. Plus, you have the option for sparkling water with no […]

SHREDDED CHICKEN NACHOS

Hung-over Sundays often used to mean giving into temptation and ordering meal deals from Taco Bills. But while my head (and heart) were always on board, my stomach was not. Mexican is one of my favourites but it’s a hard cuisine to eat out since it’s full of hidden FODMAPS. This recipe has saved me […]

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 […]