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.

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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Savoury Movie Snacks -- gluten free, grain free, healthy options

My son announced to me that he would like to eat these during our 'family movie' night. Our family movie night ritual involves eating snacks while watching a movie that we take turns picking. When my husband picks, it's usually some classic like Swiss Family Robinson or The Nutty Professor. When my son picks, it's generally something he's seen before like Bolt or Robots. When I pick, it's usually something questionable like A Dolphin's Tale (that turned out to be pretty moving) or Big Miracle that involves animals in need and people who care enough to try to help them, or people in need and the animals that try to help them.

Movie snacks are along the lines of popcorn or breakfast cereal flakes or grapes, but for some reason my son became fixated on these for movies snacks. So: garlicky savoury goodness it is. I'm not gonna complain.

They don't just have to be for movies. I just ate one for breakfast.


3 cups water
6 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
4 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 tsp sea salt
4 tsp chili powder
4 tbsp mesquite powder
3 tsp granulated garlic powder
1 tbsp oregano flakes
1 tbsp marjoram
1 tbsp basil
black pepper
1/4 tsp chipotle powder

1 1/2 cup flax meal
1 1/2 cup shredded coconut, ground up
1/4 cup chia seeds, ground

6 eggs

1 tsp baking soda
3 cups almond flour


1. combine the ingredients in the order listed
2. pour into a greased 3 L baking dish
3. bake at 345 for 75 minutes
4. when fully cooled, can be sliced into quarters length-wise, then thinly sliced width-wise, laid single layer on cookie sheet, and baked at 250 for 180 minutes or until they are completely dry and crunchy.

crunchy spicy savoury snackiness ...


Laureen Vanghel said...

These are very yummy!! Thank you for the recipe!

stacey said...

Laureen, so glad you enjoyed the recipe!! Thank you for reading, and thank you for posting!!!