Amanda is a cookbook author and freelance creator living in Toronto, Canada. Amanda is an allergy advocate who when not cooking, YouTubing or vintage shopping is sneakily painting murals in the city. She not only brings colour to the world through her art but also by her joie de vivre and a knack for squeezing the juice out of every single day.
Amanda has lived with food allergies since she can remember. She manages peanut, soy, legumes, tree nut, and dairy allergies.
This October Amanda is finding zest close to home. Take it away Amanda!
What Amanda is loving…
ONE | Cooking on our new plancha! It’s a dream come true
TWO | Gardening, and researching farming techniques to improve my growing abilities
THREE | Painting murals and mod-inspired artwork
FOUR | Watching all the throwback cartoons late at night, with lots of popcorn
FIVE | Hanging out at the parks in our neighborhood with my husband and our friends
About The Zestfull 5
The Zestfull 5 is a corner of our magazine that peeks into what other atopic folks are loving. From a book, they can’t put down, a lip chap they have no idea how they lived without it, to what’s cooking on repeat in their kitchen. This is a tiny spot to find out what someone is getting up to because there is so much more to life than food allergies and this is where we celebrate that.
Kortney is your typical atopic triad! She manages asthma, eczema, environmental and food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!