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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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Pumpkin Seed and Black Pepper Pate

I wanted to make a pate that would have a sort of 'richer' texture -- a little more solid when it's cold, velvety mouthfeel. Anyway, this pate has a good flavour and works well spread on veggies or on our home made matza. And it's gluten free, raw, vegan, nut free, grain free, etc.


1 1/2 cups raw pumpkin seeds, soaked for at least 2 hours in water with sea salt, drained and rinsed (soaked over night is best)
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 - 3/4 tsp sea salt
LOTS OF black pepper
1 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder

4 tbsp coconut oil


1. process all ingredients in a food processor, and adjust salt and pepper to taste. When it's all smooth smooth smooth and creamy, scoop it into a container and either serve or refrigerate.

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