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!


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

School Cookies!!! Vegan, gluten free, nut free, and yummy

Even though it's March Break I made these appropriate for school. They are yummy. I like the combination of carob with a hint of orange. We love shape cookies, and what's better than hearts? According to my kid, not much.

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

20 drops orange essential oil

1 tbsp ground vanilla
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 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
1/4 cup carob powder

1/4 cup coconut flour

1. combine the ingredients in the order listed
2. thoroughly chill the dough
3. take 1/4 of the dough and roll out between 2 layers of parchment
4. cut with cookie cutters and transfer to a lined baking sheet
5. preheat the oven to 345
6. bake at 345 for 12 minutes

makes 2 very full cookie sheets, total number will depend on size of cutters ....

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