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.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Apple and Raisin Muffins fit for School -- no gluten, no nuts, no sugar, no kidding

I'm a sucker for the good old fashioned simplicity of apple and spices. These are flavourful and wholesome, and definitely work as a quick meal or snack even if you avoid grains, gluten, processed foods, sugar etc. If you like yummy, try these. They store well in an airtight container in the fridge, and will remain moist and delicious for a week.


2 cups hot water
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar

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

1/4 ground chia seeds
1 cup ground shredded coconut -- I whirled the coconut around in my coffee grinder
1/2 cup hemp hearts

4 eggs

1 cup ground raw sunflower seeds -- I used a coffee grinder for my raw sunflower seeds

2 cups diced apple -- I used medium sized royal galas -- organic -- and didn't peel them
1 cup raisins -- I used some small thompson raisins -- organic -- not the jumbo ones


1. combine the ingredients in the order listed.
2. scoop the batter into 24 prepared muffin cups
3. preheat the oven to 345
4. bake at 345 for 40 minutes

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