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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.

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Monday, 4 February 2013

Chocolate and Banana muffins for school

These go great in a lunchbox. If you don't believe me, try 'em for yourself and see. No complaints from those who are eating them.


2 cups very ripe banana pureed with a hand blender

1/2 cup coconut nectar
1/4 cup coconut oil

4 eggs

2 tbsp ground chia seeds

1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon

1/2 cup raw cacao

1/2 cup ground hemp seeds
1 cup ground sunflower seeds
1 cup ground shredded coconut

1/2 tsp baking soda


preheat the oven to 345

1. combine the banana, coconut nectar, and coconut oil using a hand blender (or by hand)
2. add the eggs and mix well
3. add the chia seed, sea salt, vanilla bean, raw cacao and cinnamon
4. stir in the hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, and shredded coconut, followed by the baking soda
5. scoop the batter into prepared muffin cups, and bake at 345 for 45 minutes

makes 24 baby cakes

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