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, 12 September 2011

Almond Butter Cookies -- this time with coconut nectar and hemp seeds

These were quite the hit last time, so I decided to do another go around, this time with such things as coconut nectar, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. Almond butter cookies truly are a treat. Hmm. I have a couple jars of natural peanut butter in my cupboard, and I'm thinking of peanut butter cookies next time ...

These are not the same as the first ones. They are not like parallel universe cookies or anything, but they depart a little in substance and in result. Coconut nectar is fruity where coconut sugar is secretive and dark, and I thought that fruitines might be fun with the dominant smooth nuttiness of the almond butter this time. I think I was right! 

My son enjoyed these very much, and I gotta tell you they are quite rich and satisfying. A good little energy boost when an energy boost is needed ...

Packed full of amazing powerhouse nutrition, these are a snack you don't need to stress over.


1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup flax meal
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup coconut nectar
1/2 cup almond butter
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs

2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground vanilla bean

1 cup almond meal
2 cups pecan meal
1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 cup thompson raisins


preheat the oven to 345

1. combine the boiling water with the chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds
2. stir in the almond butter, coconut oil, and coconut nectar
3. add the apple cider vinegar
4. add the eggs
5. add the cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla
6. stir in the baking soda
7. add the almond meal and pecan meal
8. stir in the raisins
9. scoop spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets and flatten with a damp fork
10. bake at 345 for 20 minutes

makes 4 dozen cookies
store in an airtight container once fully cool

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