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

Shape Cookies for School -- a hint of fruity flavour

These are  good for school, and are a simple and not too sweet cookie for kids little and big. My son is crazy about them, and generally takes a couple in his snack box for school. Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, sugar-free, nut-free. But you know what they do have? Yumminess. In spades.

1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup coconut nectar
1/4 cup coconut sugar

5 drops orange essential oil
5 drops lemon essential oil

1 tbsp ground vanilla
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp ceylon cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut, finely ground
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, finely ground
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, finely ground
1/4 cup ground hemp seeds

1/2 cup coconut flour

combine, chill, roll out, bake at 345 for 12 minutes

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