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.

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Monday, 10 September 2012

Lentils and Quinoa with Coconut Milk -- quick, vegan, down and dirty

This is one of those quicky meals that gets ready in a hurry and tastes great. Additionally, it's amazing for you. And at the rate at which my 4 year old shovelled it in, I would say is kid-friendly. The coconut milk makes it sweet, me thinks. Anyway, my handsome husband went back for more, and a good time was had by all. Unfortunately not in the quicky sense. Although this can definitely be a meal by itself, I would be wont to pair it with sautéed broccoli or some such staple. We're kinda brassica addicts  in this household.


1/2 cup amaranth
1 cup quinoa
1 cup dupuis lentils

2 tbsp coconut oil
1 onion
1 carrot

1 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric

1 can 400 ml coconut milk
1 can boiling water

300 g package frozen spinach

1. put in a pot
2. cook for 45 minutes
3. eat

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