I have always considered myself quite a nice person. I like food of all shapes, flavours and colours. From every country and continent. I don’t discriminate, I am an equal opportunity eater. It’s only the doctors who say I’m intolerant. And certain foods who refuse to tolerate me. They certainly refuse to recognise and respect my right to eat them without major physical discomfort and distress.


Gluten and lactose are not my friends.


Despite the negative attitudes surrounding me from many of those I love best, (cakes, ice cream, hot toast) I decided to become a chef. Not always easy when you live in a bread and milk filled world. I like to think that this has helped me become a better person as I embrace my differences and refuse to let the gluten get me down. I believe InTolerance. I am the InTolerant Chef.

Food should not be about what you can’t eat, but what you can and what you enjoy eating. This blog is about my journey of cooking and eating and discovery. It’s not a definitive guide to allergy awareness nor do my intolerances make me an expert. Your body is your responsibility, not mine. I only know what works for me.


I can tell you this..... No glutens were harmed in the making of this website.

April 9, 2013

In My Kitchen- April Edition




In My Kitchen...

Is still my old kitchen. We are getting a Whole New Look later this year- it was supposed to be early this year- but it will happen....eventually! So far we have chosen a nice tealy colour glass splash back to replace the tiles, and a darker wooden bench top. My big appliances are still just hanging in there waiting to be built in, but I know it will be a job worth waiting for :)




This is such a fun way to catch up with some other Bloggy Buddies and find out what's happening in their kitchens around the Blogisphere and around the world.
Bought to us all as usual by Dearest Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, check out all the other IMK posts at her blog here:
http://figjamandlimecordial.com/2013/03/01/in-my-kitchen-march-2013/



This April:

In My Kitchen... is a beautiful box of Capilano Honeyfusions that I used to make the Honey and Lemon Lamb Tagine from my last post  http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/honey-and-lemon-lamb-tagine.html  Isn't it packaged beautifully? Like the gorgeous gift that it is, not just another box of ingredients- Thanks Emma and all the guys at Capilano






In My Kitchen... is yet another new cookbook- Jerusalem by Yotham Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Full of amazing flavour combinations from both Jewish and Palestinian recipes- Yummo!





In My Kitchen... are some gorgeous blue ceramic Punnets given to me by my Bestie, Pony. They are so cute, and look lovely and fun filled with bright red cherry tomatoes and strawberries!




In My Kitchen... is an embarrassing amount of chocolates left over from LAST Easter. I really just don't have that much of a sweet tooth





In My Kitchen... is also another stack of chocolates from THIS Easter. I can't give them to the kiddies as they don't like dark chocolate, I will just have to work my way through them slowly....





In My Kitchen... is a jar of Black Sesame Spread that I bought at Woolies. I can hardly wait to make some rice dumplings with it!




In My Kitchen... are some more ingredients from the dark side- Black Garlic. A present from BigJ, much nicer than chocolate :)  Full of wonderful healthy properties and more importantly, full of flavour!




So Dear Readers, what would you make with the black sesame paste or the black garlic, and what's going on in your kitchen this month?

29 comments:

  1. Most exciting thing from your kitchen is the black garlic *mmMmmm*

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    1. It's such a unique flavour isn't it? Delicious! :)

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    1. I know Lisa- I'm so looking forward to it, but not to the mess it will make in the making! :)

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  3. How lovely to be getting a kitchen upgrade and yes, it will definitely be worth the wait. A glass splash back is so much nicer than tiles. I can't believe you have chocolates left over from the Easter before last! Everyone in your family must show great restraint xx

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    1. Easy clean is my dream Charlie! The chocolate secret is to only like the type of chocolate that the rest of the family doesn't like- this way I can gloat all I like :)xox

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  4. I love the Blue Ceramic Berry Punnets from your Bestie. Super cute are they!

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    1. Thanks Leonie, she certainly does have great taste- both in gifts AND friends! :) xox

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  5. That sesame spread is really interesting! Can you make black sesame ice cream? :)

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    1. Already on the list Lorraine! My Cuisinart icecream maker is getting quite a workout lately :) xox

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  6. How wonderful that you are making over your kitchen, Bec. So exciting! Love Ottolengi! Love it!

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    1. When it finally happens Lizzy! I'm in love with his recipes too lately, such vibrancy!

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  7. Love the black garlic, Becca! And so much fabulous chocolate - maybe you could cook with some of it? Would love to know what you think of Jerusalem, and can't wait for the kitchen update! Have a great rest of the week darling! xx

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    1. I think I hear some rich, dark brownies calling my name Celia! I absolutely love the cookbook, the flavours are bright and vibrant and I love the little stories dotted through it from both families. Thanks sweetie, and same to you indeed xox

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  8. Ohh Black garlic, I need to look out for that!! I wish I was getting a new kitchen. I had a perfect kitchen that I designed but we have moved and now I have an ugly kitchen again. One day I will pull it out myself :p !! Evil laugh :)

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    1. Did you know that you can get the black garlic in Woolies now? Very swanky indeed! What a shame about your perfect kitchen, maybe you could make it look like a freak cooking "Accident"? :)

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  9. I will have to try and make sesame spread as it looks interesting! Cannot wait to see your new kitchen so I can 'steal' some ideas for my new one ;)

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    1. It has such a lovely deep, toasty flavour- I hope you enjoy it. It's certainly excitng, but so nerve wracking at the same time! I'll keep you posted :)

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  10. Oooh Jerusalem, dying to get my hands on a copy... and a new kitchen, so exciting! Can't wait to see the transformation.

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    1. Such a great book Christie- I've put my order in for his others for Mother's Day and my birthday too. I'll let you know my kitchen plans for sure...when it finally happens :)

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  11. Hi Bec, very exciting news about your kitchen, girl!. Love the punnets. I haven't seen them before. You need to find a chocolate lover or start making brownies. Black sesame cheesecake with caramel?

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    1. Oh my oh my oh my Tania, that cheesecake is a brilliant idea! My mouth is watering at the thought of it! Thanks for the inspiration sweetie :)

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  12. I'd make dessert rice dumplings with the black sesame too, and I'll need to think about the black garlic... and, um, feel free to send some of that chocolate my way. ;)

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    1. Rice dumplings are a firm favoutie of mine too, so yummy! Maybe a risotto with the black garlic? And I'd love to throw a chocolate party and invite you all :)

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  13. Hi Becca, I will help you eat your chocolate for you:)

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    1. If you're ever over my way you have an open invitation to a huge Choc-a-thon!

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  14. I'm swooning over those punnets and the cookbook and anytime you have chocolate to spare, I can always find something to bake it in. :)

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    1. Thanks Maureen! I think the punnets were from Domain, aren't they cute! I don't mind eating the chocolate, it's just the calories that are the problem :)

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  15. Oh, I bought black garlic last week, too, and am in the same boat - what to do?

    The temptation to just smash it into butter and spread it on bread is fairly strong, of course, but this isn't very creative.

    Also, I hear you re all the leftover chocolate from two Easters. I'm afraid I regretfully disposed of the stuff from last Easter and from Christmas on the grounds that the temperature fluctuations in my kitchen in summer had probably ruined the chocolate - but this Easter is still providing a lot to get through...

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