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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.

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Monday, 8 August 2011

Shredded Kohlrabi and carrot salad

Kind of coleslaw but not even remotely. Kohlrabi is more like broccoli hearts than cabbage, and the flavours of this owe nothing to the creamy or oily picnic standby. The fresh herbs kick this up in spritely spring freshness, and the sweetness of the kohlrabi, carrot, and grape tomatoes are a lovely foil for the hint of balsamic.

2 large kohlrabis
2 medium carrots
1/4 cup fresh herbs, chopped
balsamic vinegar
sea salt
black pepper
1/2 tsp sea lettuce
1/2 pint quartered grape tomatoes


1. shred the kohlrabi and carrots using a large holed grater. If your kohlrabi is particularly juicy, squeeze out the shreds before using them to get rid of extra moisture so your salad isn't watery.
2. chop your tomatoes into quarters
3. coarsely chop your herbs
4. combine and toss with balsamic vinegar, sea salt, black pepper, and a little sea lettuce (or dulse) (if desired)

So simple and refreshing. It also kept well and was nice the next day for lunch ...

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