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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, 31 August 2012

Apple and Raisin Muffins -- grain free, nut free, gluten free

In honour of school starting, I am trying to do something nut free. My son will be in full-day kindie, so it will be challenging to fill his nut-loving belly. I will make a nut-free version of our have chocolate muffins next time.


2 cups warm water
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil

1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp ground vanilla

1 cup shredded coconut, ground
1/4 cup chia seeds, ground
1 cup flax seeds, ground
1 cup pumpkin seeds, ground

4 eggs

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup raisins
1 large royal gala apple, diced


1. combine the ingredients in the order listed
2. scoop the batter into prepared muffin cups
3. bake in a preheated oven at 345 for 45 minutes

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