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!


Monday, 25 July 2011

Almond Butter and Raisin Cookies -- a great gluten-free, high powered snack

I haven't been posting much lately. Not sure why. I feel more tired than usual, so I'll just blame that. It's the heat. It's making my blood pressure drop. It's too hot to cook.

Truth is, I may have been creating less, but still creating plenty nonetheless. I've been stockpiling posts like some kind of deranged chipmunk preparing for the winter of my discontent. Whatever. I have just been way too lethargic to actually publish them. Lots of good stuff, too. Things I'd be excited about if only it weren't so darn hot and I weren't so darn tired ...

Well, I whipped up these cookies before taking my son to 'camp' so that he'd have a healthy snack to enjoy and share with the other children.

They taste good. They are good for you. They are easy. Hope that helps.


1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs

1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon (I used saigon)
1 tsp ground vanilla

1/2 cup flax meal
2 cups pecan meal
1 cup almond flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup raisins


preheat the oven to 345

1. combine the coconut oil, almond  butter, and hot water
2. add the coconut sugar and apple cider vinegar
3. mix in the flax meal, followed by the eggs
4. add hte sea salt, cinnamon, and ground vanilla
5. add the pecan meal and almond flour
6. add the baking soda
7.  add the raisins

(hmm ... if you are a chocolate lover, chocolate chips would go well with them as they are)

8. drop by the spoonful onto lined baking sheets
9. flatten with a wet fork
10. bake for 20 minutes at 345
11. store in an airtight container when fully cooled.

makes 3-4 dozen depending on size (will fill 2 baking trays)


Sara said...

Delicious Stacey!! I didn't have any flax so substituted 1/4 cup chia and 1/4 cup hemp hearts... and they were very fluffy and plump (vs. thinner version I tried earlier today, which followed recipe exactly). Equally as delicious - and I'm enjoying some for dinner right now. ;)

stacey said...

Sounds like a great substitution! Thanks for posting about it, Sara. Glad you enjoyed them :)