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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.

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Friday, 3 August 2012

Naughty but nice apple cake -- a happy medium

This cake walks the line between wholesome and naughty. It is sweetened with honey, but not a lot, and it is mostly made with almond flour. It does use a tiny bit of whole grain kamut flour. The result is a delicious cake that we brought to a backyard pot luck dinner up the street. Super yummy.

1 1/2 cup water (hot)
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs

1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp ground vanilla bean

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

2 cups chopped apple -- I use royal gala (and organic -- and I leave the skin on)

coconut sugar to sprinkle on top


preheat the oven to 345
grease a rectangular glass baking dish

1. combine hot water and butter in a mixing bowl to melt the butter
2. mix in the honey
3. add the sea salt, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla bean (I probably threw in a little freshly ground black pepper for fun)
4. mix in the almond flour
5. add the eggs and the being soda
6. stir in the kamut flour very delicately
7. fold in the chopped apple
8. pour into the baking dish and sprinkle the top with coconut sugar

bake at 345 for 55 minutes

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