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!


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Socca crackers -- a savoury, zesty, gluten free, crackery treat

For anyone who has had to listen to me ramble on about socca, you know how much I love the stuff. I love it so much I had to go and modify it into a sort of cracker that I can store in airtight containers and enjoy over the course of a couple of weeks instead of just for dinner.

My rosemary plants were glorious this summer, so large handfuls of the herb made it into this recipe. Liberal amounts of cumin and chili powder, apple cider vinegar, and most recently, turmeric, kick this crunchy affair up a notch. Don't get me wrong -- these are definitely not for the faint of heart. If you like bland and boring, please walk away now. These are not for you. 

However, if like me, you like a party in your mouth, you like ruby dancing shoes, and you like my zesty almond crackers, there is a good chance you'll groove on these the way I do, too.


1/2 cup water
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 cup chickpea flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
LOTS of fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

preheat the oven to 300

1. combine the oil and water, and stir in the flour, sea salt, and spices. A whisk can help get rid of any lumps
2. add the vinegar and rosemary, and mix well
3. pour the mixture onto a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet, and spread evenly into a large rectangle (or bake in small circles like from the top photos)
4. bake at 300 for 30 minutes, then turn the oven down to dry it out for at least 30 more, or until it is very crisp.
5. break into pieces when cool, and store in an airtight container.

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