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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.

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, 2 September 2012

Red Rice Sushi

I usually make our sushi with cal rose brown rice. I get grains that are so short they are nearly round. However, I ran out of brown rice, and tried making sushi with colusari red, which is a medium length whole grain, and is red. I cooked it the way I cook brown rice for sushi -- 1:2 with water -- and it ended up adequately starchy and sticky that it held together for our cute and colourful sushi rolls. Tonights escapade involved black sesame seeds, avocado, and spinach. I hate to be redundant, but that's what I had in my fridge. Did I mention I hate shopping? These taste great! I wonder what purple rice sushi would taste like??


1 cup red colusari rice
2 cups water

brown rice vinegar
sea salt


spinach leaves



1. cook the rice in the water -- 1 hour
2. season the rice with the vinegar and sea salt
3. spread the rice on sheets of nori
4. lay down the fillings, and roll the sushi up
5. slice and serve

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