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!


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Strawberry Banana Smoothie -- gluten free, vegan, sugar free fun

My son asked for this, so I made it. I'm not a big fan of 'drinking your calories' for children, but sometimes a special treat is in order. Does that make me sound like one of those terrible controlling mothers? Probably.


1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 small banana (or 1/2 of a banana)
a few drops of vanilla stevia to taste, depending on how sweet the berries are


1. pour the almond milk over the frozen strawberries (or use fresh if you like) and let sit for a few minutes until the berries soften and defrost a little
2. when the berries are a little less frozen, blend with an immersion blender (or use  a jar blender if you've got one)
3. add the banana and vanilla stevia and process until smooth
4. serve

This is like a milk shake in my opinion.

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