Today’s Guest:

Mel Knibb


TWITTER: @LeCoindeMel

Mel Knibb allergy mum and blogger ( tells me the story of her daughter’s diagnosis to now. Their journey has now come to food challenge time. Mel chats to me about why she’s excited about food challenges.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Mel tells me the story of how she discovered her daughter’s allergies.
  • She talks me through how she went from thinking allergies were a people being fussy to being a full on allergy mum.
  • Mel’s daughter’s allergy journey appeared from 3 months old with severe eczema.
  • We chat about her daughters journey to diagnosis, for many months Mel was told that her daughter’s eczema was not foot related until a shocking reaction.
  • Mel’s daughter was diagnosed with multiple allergies such as wheat, dairy, kiwi, egg, nuts and related pulses such as peas.
  • We talk about the importance of having a supportive allergist and GP.
  • We talk about the importance of food challenges to find out whether a child has grown out of an allergy.
  • We talk about how Mel has taught her daughter to be careful of allergens and to not accept food she’s not sure of.
  • Mel tells me about how you can still be proactive but also accepting of allergies.
  • We talk about how Mel has ensured her child doesn’t feel different at pre school.
  • Mel tells me about how the pre-school takes precautions to ensure her daughter’s safety.
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My Skillshare Courses

As mentioned at the end of the episode, along with writing some recipe books (“Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Treats” & “30 Days, 30 Dinners”) I have started teaching allergy safe baking and cooking! To find out what you like to learn about, I’ve started putting them up on Skillshare.

I’d love for you to take a look, so I have created some FREE enrolment links. Simply click on the titles below and it will take you straight to the class. You will NOT need to pay anything or sign up with a card. You will be able to watch the tutorial straight away 🙂


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Chocolate Recipe Book: want the first chapter free??

For those of you who have been following my blog and podcast for a little while you’ll know I’m writing a Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy & Egg Free Chocolate Recipe Book. It is the ultimate guide to working with dairy free chocolate with an amazing array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, sweet morsels and other delights.

I am hoping to have this e-book published at the end April. But don’t worry, if you can’t wait until then you can get your hands on the first chapter including 2 recipes. (There are also 2 bonus recipes you get sent later….)

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