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!


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Ginger Bread People -- School Cookies -- gluten free, nut free, grain free etc

My son wanted to make gingerbread people. He also wanted to be able to bring one to school for a snack. So, here goes!!! He sometimes helped by stuffing his face with raw pumpkin seeds, but mostly he's great at adding and stirring ingredients. These cookies are nice and spicy, and my son had a lot of fun choosing the shapes and cutting them out. The chilled dough is a little firm, so unfortunately I had to do the rolling. Such is the way of gluten free dough ...  But he had a great time. Can you tell?


1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil -- unrefined
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs

1/2 tsp sea salt
black pepper
2 tbsp ginger
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
1 tbsp ceylon cinnamon
2 tbsp carob powder

1 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup ground flax
1/4 cup ground chia
1/4 cup ground black sesame
1/2 cup ground pumpkin seeds
1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup coconut flour


before baking, preheat the oven to 345

1. combine the ingredients and chill the dough
2. roll out the dough in batches between 2 sheets of parchment
3. cut out as desired
4. bake on lined baking sheets for 14 minutes at 345
5. enjoy!

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