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

Sweeeeeeet Potato

I got a new toy. It's a cast iron 'lasagna' pan. It's got a cast iron heart with a lovely glossy red enamel outer skin, and a matte black enamel inner coating. When I use this sweet little number to cook, it creates arias out of sweet potatoes. Then again, it depends on the sweet potato. Murasaki, baby!!


2 tbsp coconut oil

murasaki sweet potatoes, coarsely diced

sea salt
chili powder
black pepper


1. melt the coconut oil in your lasagna pan (you can use a glass one if you don't have a great new toy like mine)
2. toss the sweet potato pieces in the melted coconut oil
3. sprinkle with chill powder, sea salt, and black pepper and then toss again
4. bake at 345 for 1 hour

It's so freakin' good.

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