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, 20 November 2011

Apple pie filling -- My secret shame -- Naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and yummy

How great is the smell of cinnamon anything baking in the oven? Here it smells like cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, apple ... You get the picture. I probably don't really need to say anything else. It's definitely an autumnal smell, and the fact that the temperature has been plummeting over the course of the day only adds to how appealing this dish is. We'll be enjoying it after a dinner of left-over lentil soup and homemade bread. Feel free to invite yourself over for dinner.

I'll admit that three kinds of cinnamon might just be showing off, and if you only have one kind at home, I can pretty much guarantee that this dish will still be a raging success.

It would probably be fabulous with the crust from my summer tree fruit pie. Hmm .... next time, PIE! This time, just pie filling ... Yes, I am apparently a child.


1200 g royal gala apple, cored and diced
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
400 g organic raisins
1/4 sea salt
2 tsp ground vanilla bean
2 tsp ceylon cinnamon
2 tsp saigon cinnamon
2 tsp korintje cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger

1. combine the above ingredients in an oven proof baking dish
2. put in a 345 degree oven for 5 minutes to melt the coconut oil
3. remove and stir
4. return to the oven for 55 minutes
5. serve to people you like -- great with vanilla ice cream ... If you have enemies, just taunt them with it and refuse to give them any.

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