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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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Nemesis makes dinner -- vegan chickpea veggie bake

2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp very finely minced garlic
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cups green cabbage, finely chopped
4 cups chickpeas, soaked but not cooked
3 cups frozen green peas
2  cups chopped celery
2  cup chopped carrots

4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
black pepper
1 tbsp rosemary

1/2 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup almond butter
2 cups hot water
4 cups tomato sauce (I get mine from the freezer)

3 cups steamed chopped broccoli

1. melt the coconut oil in a large casserole or dutch oven -- i use the nemesis
1. layer the ingredients up to the carrots
2. sprinkle the seasonings on top
3. in a large bowl combine the almond butter, coconut butter, hot water, and tomato sauce
4. pour the sauce on top
5. cover and bake at 345 for 2 hours
6. remove from the oven, stir well, and then add the broccoli
7. serve


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