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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

Raisin Breakfast Muffins

My son loves this type of muffin for breakfast. We often give him a muffin with some slices of apple and a glass of raw milk for breakfast. With no sweetener other than the raisins, and lots of nuts and seeds, these muffins will do a good job of keeping your blood sugar stable, and fuelling you for playground fun regardless of your age.


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

1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp ginger

1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups almond flour

1 cup raisins


pre heat the oven to 345

1. if it's not hot enough in your house that the coconut oil is liquid (it's summer here in Toronto so mine sure is!), heat the water before combining the oil and water
2. add the sea salt, vanilla, cinnamon, an ginger
3. add the hemp, chia, flax, sesame, and shredded coconut
4. mix in the baking soda and eggs
5. add the almond flour
6. stir in the raisins

bake at 345 for 35 minutes

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