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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Friday, 27 April 2012

Simple Vegetable Soup

Sometimes a simple vegetable soup is just what you need. Thank you crockpot.


2 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup dried split green peas

1 celery heart -- 3 cups coarsely chopped
2 large carrots -- 2 cups coarsely chopped
2 cups frozen peas

1 sheet kombu

1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp marjoram
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
black pepper

10 cups water

3 cups broccoli florets


1. turn on the crockpot
2. layer the ingredients except for the broccoli
3. cook until the veges are tender
4. add the broccoli and turn off lest broccoli become mushy
5. serve with socca, salad sushi, or rustic bread


I stir in a little organic miso before serving. Good for the digestion, and delicious.

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