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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

Black Turtle Bean Chili

I was inspired by the big baskets of tomatoes at the farmer's market. The zukes, onions and garlic are all market fare as well. Crockpot did all the work.

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 cups dry black turtle beans -- soaked and rinsed

1/2 cup dried mushrooms, finely crumbled

1 tbsp raw cacao
1/2 cup almond butter

3 L of tomatoes, finely chopped

2 cups carrots, finely chopped

1 tbsp each marjoram, oregano 
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp chipotle
black pepper

6 small zucchinis, quartered and sliced -- add 1 hour before end of cooking


1. layer ingredients in order listed -- reserve zucchini
2. cook until done
3. add the zucchini and stir thoroughly
4. cook until zucchini is soft and juicy
5. serve with garlic toast

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