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, 31 August 2012
Baked Plum -- plum pie filling -- a gluten free, sugar free dessert
3 L basket of blue plums, sliced
1/2 cup pitten honey dates, finely sliced
1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean
pinch sea salt
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1. melt the coconut oil in a baking dish
2. pour the oil over the ingredients in a bowl, and toss well
3. bake in the baking dish at 345 for 45-60 minutes
These plums were very very tart and bitter, and although they made a very flavourful baked fruit dish, I found I needed to add a few drops of liquid vanilla stevia to the finished product. Following that addition, they are still a little tart, but super delicious.