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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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Friday, 30 November 2012

Apple Sauce School Muffins -- a gluten free, nut free, sugar free little treat

Fresh, delicious apple sauce muffins. How good does that sound?


1 3/4  cups apple sauce (I used homemade, but jar stuff is great. The kind without added sugar imho)
3/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
4 eggs

1 tbsp ceylon cinnamon (don't replace this cinnamon with other if you don't have, just skip it, or use just a tsp)
1 tsp saigon cinnamon
1 tsp korintje cinnamon
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup ground shredded coconut
1 cup ground sunflower seeds

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups organic thompson raisins (optional)


preheat the oven to 345

1. melt the coconut oil in the hot water
2. mix in the apple sauce
3. blend in the eggs
4. add the cinnamons, vanilla, ginger, and sea salt
5. stir in the chia, shredded coconut, and ground sunflower seeds
6. mix in the baking soda
7. add the raisins if you are using them
8. scoop into prepared muffin cups and bake at 345 for 45 minutes, or until the muffins spring back when poked lightly

makes 24 muffins

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