Glimpsing Gembles

Most recent posts (books/recipes/health/musings)

  • Gooey chocolate brownies (GF,DF,EF,low fodmap,plant-based)

    I have been craving brownies lately (what is better than a warm brownie with ice cream?!). So I came up with this recipe to make gooey and delicious brownies that are gluten, egg and dairy free, low FODMAP and plant-based (but are definitely enjoyable for those without food restrictions – my brother would have eaten […] Read more…

  • My 3 favourite books of 2018 so far

    The first six months of this year have been very productive on the reading front for me! Last year, my goal was to read twenty seven books and I made it – just. This year, I have already read nineteen books, which is a lot for me. I can largely attribute this to needing to […] Read more…

  • April goals – 2018

    It is now April, which means that I am four months into having smaller goals to get me to an overall larger target of self improvement by the end of the year. I hope that these posts may be stirring up some thoughts and motivation for you too. Having a monthly list of goals is […] Read more…

  • Chocolate Caramel Slice (with intolerance friendly options)

    Seeings how it is Easter, I think it is the perfect time (and excuse) to make a chocolate caramel slice! Of course caramel slice can be eaten anytime of the year (and really, why do we need to make excuses to eat a slice of yumminess?)! As sweet treats go, this is quite nutritious (but […] Read more…

Books

  • My 3 favourite books of 2018 so far

    The first six months of this year have been very productive on the reading front for me! Last year, my goal was to read twenty seven books and I made it – just. This year, I have already read nineteen books, which is a lot for me. I can largely attribute this to needing to […] Read more…

  • Movement Matters – Book Review

    I believe including a good amount of non fiction into our reading is so important and worthwhile. One area that I particularly enjoy to read about is health and wellbeing. Subsequently, I was excited to come across Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement by Katy Bowman. This book […] Read more…

  • Bone – Book review

    This poetry collection by Yrsa Daley-Ward is striking. It covers a wide range of topics, from abuse to love to exclusion and more, all of which draw on the author’s own experiences. It made me gasp, cringe, and feel sadness and hope, and pulled my awareness to so many situations I had not previously thought about. […] Read more…

  • Caterpillars Can’t Swim – Book Review

    Caterpillars Can’t Swim by Liane Shaw is a coming-of-age story revolving around three teenage boys. Each have their own difficulties, hopes and fears. They attempt to deal with these together in various ways of support and hinderance. I was kindly given this by NetGalley to give an honest review. Goodreads blurb: Ryan finds his freedom […] Read more…

Recipes

  • Gooey chocolate brownies (GF,DF,EF,low fodmap,plant-based)

    I have been craving brownies lately (what is better than a warm brownie with ice cream?!). So I came up with this recipe to make gooey and delicious brownies that are gluten, egg and dairy free, low FODMAP and plant-based (but are definitely enjoyable for those without food restrictions – my brother would have eaten […] Read more…

  • Chocolate Caramel Slice (with intolerance friendly options)

    Seeings how it is Easter, I think it is the perfect time (and excuse) to make a chocolate caramel slice! Of course caramel slice can be eaten anytime of the year (and really, why do we need to make excuses to eat a slice of yumminess?)! As sweet treats go, this is quite nutritious (but […] Read more…

  • 5 super quick & easy healthy recipes

    Sometimes we don’t have time or energy to make an elaborate meal, so I have collected five of my favourite easy meals that you can just throw together. They are healthy and fresh, and are gluten, dairy, nut and egg free, and low FODMAP. You can even make them vegan if you choose to by […] Read more…

  • Tofu and vegetable bolognese

    I have always loved spaghetti bolognese. It is simple, delicious and comforting. Recently I saw a technique of baking tofu to replicate mince. Now that I don’t eat meat I was keen to try it out, and it seemed a great opportunity to create a bolognese recipe! I have added in a lot of vegetables, […] Read more…

Health

  • P.S. I Love Me

    Today is Valentine’s Day. We know it as a day of love; it’s a day to show you care about a special someone; it’s a day to treat another with chocolate-dipped strawberries, fancy dinners and gooey love letters. But what if we turn it around? What if it doesn’t always have to be about showing […] Read more…

  • Diet update – AIP, meat & food intolerances

    It has been a long time since I have done an update regarding my diet plan, so I decided that today is the day to talk about it! I began the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) three years ago (time FLIES!). This is a diet that aims to heal the body when there are autoimmune diseases present. […] Read more…

  • It has been four years…

    This week marks 4 years since I stopped working as a nurse. I remember a doctor telling me a little while before that it would be ideal to have at least 6 months off to deal with my health. I drove to my parents’ house and burst into tears to Mum, thinking how on earth […] Read more…

  • 5 ways to deal with orthostatic intolerance

    Orthostatic intolerance can be a part of various health conditions. I was diagnosed with postural hypotension as a child, and further testing later in life resulted in a diagnosis of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) (you can read about this here). Dealing with the inability to cope with orthostatic changes is definitely a trial and […] Read more…

Musings

  • April goals – 2018

    It is now April, which means that I am four months into having smaller goals to get me to an overall larger target of self improvement by the end of the year. I hope that these posts may be stirring up some thoughts and motivation for you too. Having a monthly list of goals is […] Read more…

  • March goals – 2018

    It is already time to set March goals! I had mixed success with last month’s goals but that is to be expected at times and I am not going to beat myself up about it. These smaller goals are important to get me to a new place by the end of the year, so I […] Read more…

  • Jan wrap up & Feb goals – 2018

    Somehow January has ended so it is time to reflect on the first month of my new monthly goals series! I started off the month feeling motivated and thought I’d totally nail these goals. It was not to be but I did fairly well! Over the past couple of weeks I have been pretty exhausted […] Read more…

  • January goals – 2018

    I am starting a new series on my blog! I plan to write a post each month containing some goals I want to achieve, and a wrap up of how I went with the previous month’s goals.  In January, there are three areas in which I have goals. Although it’s already the second week of […] Read more…