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!


Monday, 4 June 2012

Chocolate Monkey Muffins -- Baby Monkeys Everywhere

Congratulations to our friends who have just had their 2nd baby. These are for them because we know they are hungry and can't cook right now. We dropped some off while they were still warm. Welcome to the world, baby N.



3 really really ripe bananas
3/4  cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups hot water
1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1/4 cup raw cacao
1 cup shredded coconut

4 eggs

1 1/2  cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda


preheat the oven to 345

1. combine the honey, peanut butter, and hot water
2. add the chia seeds, vanilla, sea salt, and ceylon cinnamon
3. add the eggs
4. add the almond flour and the baking soda

5. scoop batter into prepared muffin cups
6. bake at 345 for 25-28 minutes
7. store in an airtight container when fully cooled


Neighbour N... said...

Baby N loved them (when they finally got to her through the requisite biological means). The rest of the family ate them up as well. Thanks S!

stacey said...

Awwwww. :)