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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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 […]

MINESTRONE & LO-FO GARLIC BREAD

Just when I thought winter was finally coming to an end, Melbourne decided to hit us with max temps of 10 degrees and a thunderstorm over the weekend! Safe to say I was not keen on venturing out of the house so I decided to make something to defrost and nourish my body. This minestrone […]

GRANOLA

Whenever I pick up a café menu, I automatically skip past all of the sweet brekkie options and head to my menu comfort zone – “the savouries”. Muesli, pancakes and waffles never work for my stomach when eating out, but the one forbidden food I break my rule for is Granola. I’m happy to tell […]

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 GROUNDSKEEPER

The Groundskeeper is on of the many new cafes popping up in my local area. I’ve been there twice now and have had quite different experiences both times. It might have been because one was breakfast and one was lunch (so I was ordering off different menus), but we’ll get into that soon! The courtyard […]

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 […]