Glimpsing Gembles

Foodie Friday

Chocolate and coconut cake

Here is a simple and easy chocolate cake for you to make for a healthy and yummy weekend treat! Banana flour is a great gluten and grain free substitute for flour. It is becoming more easily available in health food shops and aisles. It does have quite a savoury flavour, and it is quite absorbent, so […] Read more…

Almond cookies

I love cookies (who doesn’t?!), and I have long been on the experiment trail for the perfect gluten, grain, egg and dairy free and low fructose cookie. It sounds impossible, I know, and trust me, I had got to the point where I thought I should stop, because having batch after batch of crumbly, dry, […] Read more…

Glimpse into blog tweaks

I love to write and to share my ideas and experiences on my blog. I am constantly thinking of new ways to make it more interesting and give my readers a blog which they enjoy. Due to my health, it is quite hard for to me remain consistent, but I try my best, and you […] Read more…

Glimpse into raw chocolate

I am a self confessed chocoholic, and thankfully, I have not had to let this go with all my food intolerances (apart from a few phases of elimination diets – but they won’t take it from me!). The great thing about having to reassess what type of chocolate I eat, is that I now consume […] Read more…

Glimpse into Lamingtons

This weekend in Australia is a long weekend, because on Monday, January 26th it is Australia Day. On this day in 1788, the arrival of the First Fleet of the British Ships occurred. It is now a celebration of our diverse country, our history and this beautiful land. As with all celebrations, iconic food is […] Read more…

Glimpse into blueberry and coconut cake

For my family’s Christmas Eve dessert, I made a blueberry and coconut cake. It is like a fruity, coconut cheese cake, without the dairy! This was the perfect cake in terms of preparation, because I was able to make it the day before, and as it is a raw cake which is set in stages, you […] Read more…

Glimpse into Foodie Friday – week 50 – pancakes

I love pancakes – who doesn’t?! The only problem with pancakes, I feel, is cooking pancakes! I can not do it. Even back in the day, when I used “normal” pancake ingredients, like eggs and wheat flour, I was never any good at it. I am a very patient person, but when it comes to […] Read more…

Glimpse into Foodie Friday – week 49 – Christmas trifle

I hope that you are excited! It is our first Christmas Foodie Friday for 2014! That means the great reveal of this week’s big recipe, which has slowly unfolded over the week. Did you guess what it is?! What does a combination of strawberry jelly, ice cream, chocolate sauce, and banana bread turn into?!…. Christmas Trifle (1 […] Read more…

Glimpse into strawberry tea jelly

This month will be full of special posts to get us ready for the festive season! Just because you have restricted diets, or because you have chronic health issues, does not mean you have to miss out on the festive cheer! I will bring you ideas on how to be part of this Christmas season. […] Read more…

Glimpse into Foodie Friday – week 47 – banana

Today’s Foodie Friday ingredient is the humble banana!! These delicious fruits are a quick and easy hit of carbohydrates, which normalise blood sugar levels, and so are great for sustained energy, workout fuel, and maintaining a good mood and a clear and effective mind. Bananas are a great source of fibre, antioxidants and some important vitamins, […] Read more…