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!


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Baked Apple -- an old fave updated

We love pie filling. To me it's the greatest thing. Never been into pie because I'm not excited about the pie crust. But always liked the inside part. Since it's seen as bad manners to just eat the middle and leave the crust, we cut to the chase as it were, and get more bang for our buck. Ta da, pie filling!

I make this dish in a fabulous cast iron covered beast I call Nemesis, but I say it with great affection.


2 tbsp coconut oil
6 large organic royal gala apples (approx 8 cups cut into large chunks)
1 cup organic thompson raisins
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground vanilla bean
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon


1. melt coconut oil in covered oven proof dish that is large enough for all the ingredients.
2. combine the ingredients in the melted oil.
3. bake for 1 hour at 345.

This tastes like pie minus the pie of course. So yummy. Great for breakie or dessert.

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