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!


Monday, 12 November 2012

Mini Lemon Blueberry Baby Cakes -- a gluten free, sugar free homage to deliciousness

I'm having a bit too much fun with my lemon extract. It's made by a company called 'Simply Organic'.  So far I have used their peppermint, orange, vanilla, and lemon extracts, and have found each of them swoon worthy. I have made luscious vanilla ice cream with the vanilla, chocolate orange energy bars and macaroons with the orange, lemon macaroons, and now these delectable and delicate babycakes with the lemon, and chocolate peppermint energy bars with the peppermint. The flavours are impeccable and entirely pleasing.

These lemon blueberry baby cakes are delicate in texture, nicely sweet but not cloying, and bursting with flavour. Oh yeah: they are also gluten free, grain free, sugar free, and made entirely with whole foods. Come on over for tea ...


1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup coconut nectar

4 eggs

1 1/2 tsp lemon extract

1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground vanilla bean
1 touch of black pepper
1/4 cup chia seeds, ground
1/2 cup raw cashews, ground
1/4 cup hemp hearts, ground
1 cup almond flour

1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut flour

1 cup blueberries (if using frozen, mix into batter whilst still frozen)

1-2 tbsp coconut sugar


preheat the oven to 345

1. combine the ingredients in the order listed
2. scoop batter into 24 prepared muffin cups, and sprinkle coconut sugar on top of each one
4. bake at 345 for 30 minutes

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