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, 9 October 2012

Giving Thanks -- Our Thanksgiving Dinner

This Thanksgiving I had the great pleasure of a wonderful meal in our happy home with loved ones. For this I am truly grateful. I am grateful for my  home, my ridiculously long dining table, for a delicious meal, and that people can put up with me long enough to share a meal with me.

I have much to be grateful for. I live in a country that has freedom enough that I can stand up for what I believe without disappearing in the middle of the night due to  my convictions. I live in a country in which I can work for the change I wish to see in the world. My family enjoys good health. I have the wherewithal to pursue my ambitions and even my dreams. I get to spend a lot of time with my husband and my son. My son has never ever known what it is to not have a meal to eat, clean water to drink, a bed to sleep in, and a roof over his head.

I have met people who inspire me, support me, encourage me, appreciate me, and even laugh at my (sometimes inadvertent) jokes.

I have made mistakes and have been forgiven for them, even by myself.

I guess the trick to Thanksgiving is to remember to be grateful and thankful the other 364 days of the year.

And, dear reader, I am grateful to you for reading, even if it's just today.

And now, without further ado:

Our Thanksgiving dinner:

Butter Nut Squash Soup with Socca
Kale with Parsnips (thanks Mike)
Spaghetti Squash with Rosemary and Butter (thanks, Sandra)
Cauliflower with Cheese (thanks, Dave)
Salmon for the Carnivores among us (thanks, Ted and Sarah)
Apple Tarts
Pumpkin Pie
Carrot Cake (thanks, Riva)

And for this, I am truly grateful.

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