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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Monday, 12 November 2012

Lentil Soup -- vegan, hearty, delicious

I love soup.  This one is excellent.


2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp finely minced garlic
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion

1 cup black beluga lentils
1 cup dupuy lentils

1/4 cup finely crumbled dried mushrooms

2 cups green peas

1 1/2 cups diced carrots
2 cups diced sweet potato
3 cups diced celery

4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cumin
2 tbsp marjoram
black pepper

8 cups water

300 grams chopped spinach
1 lb chopped broccoli

2 cups water
adjust salt and pepper if needed


1. either layer the ingredients in the order listed in a crackpot or in a large pot, reserving the spinach, broccoli and extra water until the rest is cooked.
2. add the broccoli, spinach, and extra water, and adjust seasonings if needed. Cook a little longer.
3. serve with rustic bread

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