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I love finding new worlds through writing and reading. I am excited by creating new flavours and tastes in the kitchen. I am fascinated by nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. I adore my my dog, family and friends.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Glimpse into chronic fatigue guilt - it's a fine line.

This chronic illness thing can really get you feeling ticked off at times! I feel like I get a grasp on how to handle things, and then something happens and bam, I am back to feeling alone, and unsure of how to get out of this never ending tunnel. I am not writing this for pity. I want people in similar situations to hear this and know they aren't alone. And maybe our shared experiences can come up with a way of dealing with it all.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Glimpse into ginger cake

I have been craving ginger cake for the past few days, and so when energy struck this afternoon, I gathered up any possible ingredients that I had around that could satisfy my desire! I have come up with a cake that is gluten free, egg free and low in fructose, and hopefully, tastes good (the smells of ginger are wafting past me as I type!). Today, I have tried out using carrot with my usual chia seeds as my egg substitute, as something different and healthy. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Glimpse into zuchinni brownies

Using vegetables in sweet baking is an intriguing prospect! The idea of consuming one of your daily veggie serves while eating chocolatey goodness is exciting! So, I have come up with a simple, low fructose, gluten free, dairy free, egg free recipe for brownies using zucchinis!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Glimpse into socialising with chronic illness

I had an invitation to join a not to be missed, important and happy family celebration in the form of a high tea at a hotel on Sunday. This posed many problems for my body...preparation to get ready for a fancy tea, a long train trip to get to the hotel, an unknown in terms of the food, and hours spent away from my rest inducing couch. I was however, determined and optimistic to make it to this special do.