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.

June 18, 2015

Remember Me?

I'm still here Dear Readers!

I'm so sorry for simply vanishing over the past few months. As the photo shows I've recently had yet another surgery- this time on my right wrist - which has meant I've been extremely restricted with use and function of my dominant hand. No writing, no cooking, no typing and no blogging... at all

After a few setbacks I'm now slowly on the mend, but still in a special splint. Regular hand therapy and exercises have worked wonders, and I'm hoping to be back to regular programming very soon indeed

I will be pretty much completely off line again for the rest of the month, but even if I don't comment or show up on your blogs I'm still checking in and reading all your posts. You guys are my foodie family and community, I've missed you all so very much! I plan on posting an In My Kitchen link for July, and I hope by then to be rehabilitated enough to do some recipes as well

In the meantime, Happy Mid Winter and see you all in a few short weeks!
Love Rebecca, The InTolerant Chef,  Xo xo


  1. I hope you're 100% fit soon and pain-free.

  2. Hi lovely... I hadn't forgotten you and am glad to hear that you are now on the mend... it's a slow road to recovery at times, my friend. Take care. If I don't pop in either, it's because I'm about to set off on an adventure. Ciao ciao.

  3. Hello my darling! So glad to hear that you are on the mend.I hope that you are being well taken care of! Wishing you a very speedy recovery :D

  4. Aww...get well soon! We're still here for you, visiting you from time to time ;)

  5. I've missed you, Rebecca and have been wondering how you are. I'm glad the surgery is now behind you and that you can move forward with your new hand. I hope the rehab works wonders and that you're back to using your dominant hand as you once were before all the trouble xx

  6. It is always frustrating to be incapacitated with everything in easy reach (and without the ability to actually use that dominant hand). Hope it all comes good quickly for you.

  7. Holy cow, I had no idea you were going through all of this. It would be very stressful not to do all the things you love. I hope you're being pampered at home.

    I pray you'll be fighting fit very soon.

  8. Crikey!
    You Aussies don't do things by halves do you??

  9. wish you the best my friend!!!
    be well soon...
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

  10. Hi Bec
    Just checking in with you. Hope you have mended a bit.

  11. Bec, hope you are back with us all soon - miss you!