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!


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Very Vanilla Freezer Cookies Cookies -- an alternative sweetner -- a gluten free, low gi treat

I wanted to make some good old sugar cookies. These have good stuff in them and taste good too. These were easy and simple because after I whipped up the cookie dough, I rolled it into 2 logs, wrapped it tightly in parchment (and reshaped it), and put it in the freezer until it was solid. I then sliced it (about 1/2 cm thick) and baked the slices. Really yummy cookies. Yes, I'm a little obsessed with sesame seeds right now.


1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp organic vanilla extract

2 eggs

1/2 cup xylitol
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp ground vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup ground sesame seeds
1/2 cup flax meal
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour


1. combine the ingredients and roll the dough into 2 logs
2. wrap the dough tightly in parchment and put in the freezer
3. when the dough is frozen, slice
4. place slices on a baking sheet, and bake from frozen for 14 minutes

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