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Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. -- Michael Pollan

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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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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Giant Limas simmered in Tomato -- toothsome, vegan, gluten free, and great

I really like this dish. My husband says it reminds him of lasagna. The first time I made it, I used yellow tomatoes. I lie the toothsome quality of the giant limas. A far cry from the hated freezer-burn lima beans of my childhood.


4 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced

3 cups dried giant lima beans, boiled for 2 minutes, soaked for 2 hours, and rinsed really well

1/4 cup dried mushrooms
3 L tomatoes, finely diced

1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp marjoram
1 tsp chili powder
black pepper


1. In a large pot, melt the coconut oil
2. layer in the garlic and onion
3. layer in the rinsed and drained giant limas
4. crumble on the mushrooms
5. layer on the tomatoes
6. sprinkle on the seasonings
7. simmer for 3 hours
8. stir
9. simmer for at least 1 more hour, or until the water from the tomatoes has been absorbed

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