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!


Friday, 24 August 2012

Cottage Cake -- gluten free, sugar free, grain free, delicious

It's always some kinda crazy slapped together cake here. The sweetness is only from chopped dates and raisins, so it's not a sweetness that homogeneous throughout the whole cake. However, the dark chocolate flavour of the raw cacao and the shredded coconut juxtapose nicely with the sweetness of the dates and raisins. Good for dessert, good for breakfast. Good for you.


2 cups water
1/4 cup coconut oil

3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup raw cacao

1 cup flax meal
1 cup shredded coconut

4 eggs

1 tsp baking powder
2 cups almond flour

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup raisins


preheat the oven to 345

1. combine the ingredients in the order listed
2. pour into a prepared 2L glass baking dish
3. bake for 40 minutes at 345

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