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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.

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Dinner Pancakes -- gluten free, dairy free, and great with Maple syrup

These pancakes are a good dinner food. High in protein, and light and fluffy in texture. We enjoy pancakes as a dinner food, not so much for breakfast, but these could do well for either. Heck, they would even be nice with blueberries. Sorry, vegans, these are not for you. But if you are paleo, primal, grain-free, gluten-intolerant, dairy-sensitive, or just like yummy pancakes, these just might rock your boat. They did ours.


4 eggs
1 cup water

1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 cup hemp seeds (no shell)
1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour

1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
dash cinnamon
black pepper


1. Begin to heat your cast iron skillet. If you are not using cast iron, you can wait until after you make the batter to heat your pan
2. beat the eggs, and mix in the water
3. stir in the seeds
4. add the sea salt, cinnamon, and black pepper
5. add the almond flour
6. pour 1/4 of batter for each pancake, and cook for 2 minutes per side

Serve with maple syrup if you your pancakes a little sweet.

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