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!
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Savoury Chickpea Flour Dinner Cake -- gluten free, vegan, and super delicious
For my four year old, this strikes the same place in his belly as a square of lasagna would, and he devours it both with gusto and greed. It's a good little piece to build a meal around if you are so inclined, bring some terrific veggies and lots of good vegetarian protein and fat to the equation. Tonight we will side it with some baked squash, some broccoli, and some homemade purple sauerkraut.
2 cup shredded carrot
4 cups shredded sweet potato
2 medium onions, finely diced
1 garlic clove, finely minced
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup raw cashews ground
1/4 cup raw white sesame seeds, ground
3 cups water warm water
1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1/4 cup ground flax meal
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chili pepper
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 cups chick pea flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1. sauté the onion and garlic in the coconut oil
2. add the shredded sweet potato and carrot and 1 tsp sea salt, and sauté
3. meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ground chia seeds and ground flax seeds with the hot water and let sit for 10 minutes. Mix in the seasonings, cider vinegar, chickpea flour, and baking soda
4. mix with a whisk!
5. when the shredded veggie mix is cooked, add it to the batter, and combine well
6. pour into a greased 3 L glass baking dish
7. bake at 345 for 90 minutes