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.

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Lentil Soup in the crockpot -- 4 kinds of lentils and minimal work for a terrific result

My problem is I'm terribly lazy. Because of this, this may be my idea recipe. Chop a few kinds of vegetables, and throw them in the crock pot with a bunch of dry lentils and water. Presto, a few hours later, dinner is served.

This dish has a mild and savoury flavour that is a big hit with everyone in my family except the cat, but we try to discourage her from eating at the table, anyway.


2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
2 cups finely chopped onion
2 tbsp finely minced garlic
2 1/2 cups finely diced carrot

1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp ginger
3 tbsp marjoram
1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 cup large green lentils
1/2 cup brown masoor lentils
1/2 cup small green lentils
1 cup du puy lentils

300 g chopped spinach

10 cups water


1. turn the crock pot onto medium or high, and se the timer for 6 hours
2. put the ingredients in according to the above order
3. close the lid
4. stir halfway through if possible
5. serve with crusty bread

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