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!


Monday, 15 April 2013

Shape cookies for school -- bigger better faster stronger. Still vegan, still gluten free, still sugar free, still nut free ...

My son doesn't really participate in the snack programme at school. Sometimes they are given veggies or oranges, of which he partakes. However, often it is cream cheese or jam sandwiches, of which he doesn't partake. So I always make sure his snack boxes are full. The total seed content gives a great balance of protein and fat to keep a small human revving evenly. The choice of sweeteners and the presence of chia seeds means these register super low on the glycemic index. There will be no crashing with this snack.

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
20 drops lemon essential oil

1 tbsp ground vanilla
1 tbsp ceylon cinnamon
1 tbsp ginger
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1 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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