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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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Monday, 10 September 2012

baked vegetables with leek and coconut milk -- vegan

Random ingredients in my fridge and pantry. Maybe I should try shopping with intent? Nah, Nemesis to the rescue. I loaded my ingredients into my favourite beast of a dutch oven. And presto, out came a delicious meal. Too bad my son is going through a rude phase. If it's not pasta, it sucks. Am I allowed to tell my 4 year old to 'kiss my @ss'? The good news is, once he was convinced to open his mouthy little mouth to do something other than mouth off, he found it delicious.


2 tbsp coconut oil
2 onions
3 sweet potatoes
1 bunch of leeks

3 tsp sea salt
black pepper
500 g frozen peas

4 cups finely chopped green cabbage

1 can coconut milk

1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp granulated garlic powder
1 tbsp marjoram


1. load the ingredients into a casserole or dutch oven in the order listed
2. cook at 345 for 60-90 minutes
3. serve with gluten free vegan crepes, fresh bread, socca, or a side of sautéed broccoli

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