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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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Superfood Energy Bars -- a vegan, gluten free, sugar free, high energy snack

1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup ground black sesame seeds

1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 cup wheat grass

1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup pitted honey dates
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup golden berries

1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup organic coconut butter


1. in a food processor, combine the raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax meal, wheat grass, vanilla bean, and sea salt
2. turn on and process until it resembles sand
3. add the dates, goji berries, and golden berries and pulse and then process until ground up
4. add the coconut oil, and pulse
5. add the coconut butter, and pulse
6. divide between 2 square silicone pans, score into pieces, and freeze
7. when fully chilled, break along the score lines, and store in airtight containers in the fridge.

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