Welcome to my crazy world of real food cooking ...

Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. -- Michael Pollan

I wish I could take credit for that because I think it sums up how we should eat. Simply -- eat stuff that really is food, instead of stuff that is food like substance. The supermarket is almost entirely food-like-substances, and, my friends, you should probably never ever eat them.

Fortunately, there is a world of deliciousness out there, and it can all be had in a way that not only doesn't harm your health, but in a way that benefits you hugely.

I think it's important to eat stuff that satisfies you, that keeps your blood sugar stable, and that gives you stuff your body really needs to run optimally.

But baby, it's gotta taste good.

I really like getting experimental in the kitchen. I love cooking, I love layering flavours, and I love coming up with really super yummy food. I have very strong opinions about what constitutes food, and there are a lot of things I won't touch in the kitchen. Bottom line? Pretty much everything I make is ridiculously good for you even if it tastes decadent. Although there are occasional big fat cheats ... but even those stick to real food, my friends.

For food that is usual gluten free, usually free of cane sugar, usually super low on the glycemic index, full of protein, fiber, flavour, and excellent energy, join me and Alice down the rabbit hole.

Every recipe on this blog is my own original effort and idea, so please pass 'em on, giving credit where credit is due.

Many thanks, and come back often. I'm really glad you are here!


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Crepes for Dinner!

It's a simple thing, really. But almost everyone loves crepes. You can fill them with whatever you like, savoury or sweet, and it's a very pleasing meal.

At four o'clock I realized I didn't know what to make for dinner. So, I thought of crepes. I whipped up this batter, then let it sat while I began to compile the filling. For the uninitiated, crepe batter (especially one with chia seeds in it) needs to sit for a while before using. The filling was a result of a quick scan of the freezer, and some of the lovely tomatoes sitting in a bowl on the counter. Kidney beans, tomato, onion, garlic, corn, peas, carrots and broccoli made a bring and very very tasty filling. By five o'clock, all the crepes were finished, and the filling was cooked and ready to fill. The crepes were interesting, comprised mainly of almond flour, water, and eggs, with some chia seeds (I might grind them next time) and a wee bit of kamut flour. They are thin, with a delicate and yet fluffy texture. I wish I had a gluten-free flour to sub in that would keep the same sturdiness and flexibility. If you know of one yourself that you like to use, please let me know how it goes. 

These high protein crepes and their veggie-full filling make a very satisfying, belly filling meal that's nicely colourful, and full of deliciousness.  And enjoyable for all ages. The recipes for both the crepes and the filling will follow on the heels of this one.

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