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, 29 December 2012

Simple Soup for a Cozy Lunch

We had friends coming for lunch. This is what we ate!!

As a post Christmas meal, it was both virtuous and delicious.




ingredients:

3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
1 onion, very finely chopped

4 cups chickpeas, soaked but not cooked
500 g frozen green peas

1/4 cup finely crumbled dried mushrooms (I used my coffee grinder!)
1/4 cup beluga lentils

2 cups finely chopped red cabbage
3 cups diced sweet potato
2 cups diced carrot
2 cups diced celery

1 tbsp marjoram
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
4 tsp sea salt
black pepper

8 cups water

after:

2 tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper to taste


directions:

1. layer the ingredients in the crockpot in the order listed
2. cook for 6 hours
3. serve to good friends with a soup├žon of whimsy

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