Mini micro-rant this morning: low-fat does not mean something is good for you. Fat is good for you. Fat is great for you. And not franken-fats, either. Good old fashioned fat. Fat in butter and cheese. Fat in avocado. Fat in coconuts. Fat in nuts and seeds. Eat it. Embrace it. Love it. Don't eat the egg-white and throw away the yolk. Don't buy fat-free yogurt. Buy the highest fat yogurt you can find, and savour every bite.
News flash: sugar can be bad for you!!! Sugar undergoes lipogenesis in your liver and stores as fat. Sugar makes you hungrier. You know what they replace fat with when they make a product fat-free? Sugar and starch. You are better off eating something in its natural form.
I'm not talking deep-fried stuff. That's not going to cut it. I'm talking food in its unadulterated form. Eat an entire avocado and a handful of almonds and walnuts and a lovely big piece of cheese with a plate full of spinach leaves. Chances are if you do that you won't even have the desire let alone the room for cookies after. Eat organic peanut butter by the spoonful. Drink 5% raw milk. Dress your quinoa generously with coconut oil or butter.
Humans need fat. Humans love fat. Fat is great for your skin and your hair and your cellular processes and your brain and your beauty. Fat keeps you lean and healthy!
Don't tell me how great something is because it's low fat or fat-free. Don't buy into the hype. Eat real food. Mostly plants. Watch your portion size. Watch your sugar intake. Load on the fat.
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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!