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

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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.

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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Greens and Beans Saute. But no green beans. Gluten-free, vegan, full of yummy.

What do you make when you have a some bok choy, spinach, broccoli, chickpeas, and black eyed peas? This! 

Yummy :)


extra virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup carrot, sliced into medallions
1/2 cup celery, sliced

1 1/2 cups chickpeas (cooked)
1 1/2 cups black eyed peas (cooked)

150 g spinach, chopped

1 bok choy, sliced

250 g broccoli, cut into florets

salt and pepper to taste


1. saute the garlic and onion in some coconut oil in a large saute pan
2. season with a little salt and pepper, and add the carrots and celery
3. cook until translucent, then add the black eyed peas and chickpeas
4. add the bok choy and spinach, and sprinkle with sea salt
5. when the other vegetables are cooked well, and the water from them has been absorbed by the peas, add the broccoli and toss well. cook until bright green, and season with salt and pepper to taste
6. serve atop something yummy, such as the savoury kasha dish we made. Quinoa or rice etc would also be nice. But it really was ab-fab with the kasha. That's buckwheat, yo.

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