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, 8 August 2011

M-Dog's B-Day Dinner -- happy birthday, my brother. A gluten-free feast

Well, in a confidential attempt to tempt my birthday brother's carnivorous palate, I pulled out the stops and made a bit of a feast. He didn't know it was a birthday dinner for him, because he wasn't keen on the idea of a family birthday dinner this year. So be it.

Anyway, on the menu:

a shredded summer salad of kohlrabi and carrot tossed with chopped parsley and basil, and quartered grape tomotoes, and seasoned with a  little balsamic vinegar, sea salt, sea weed, and black pepper

rosemary socca made with copious amounts of rosemary from our window box garden

sauteed broccoli (our fave)

an egg pie with the flavourful goodness of a gooey cheese pizza

and finally:

lemon cake with lemon glaze and much yumminess

recipes to follow!

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