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, 24 April 2013

Split pea, green pea, and green cabbage crockpot

I've had some later evenings lately, and it's very convenient to do the crockpot thing. If you make a large batch, you can always freeze it in serving portions for next time. This was entirely constructed out of what I had lying about the house ...


3 tbsp coconut oil
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cups finely chopped green cabbage
2 cups split green peas
3 cups frozen green peas

1 1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
2 cups finely diced sweet potato

3 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp marjoram
black pepper

1/2 cup almond butter
7 cups water

3 cups chopped broccoli
2 tbsp lime juice

salt and pepper to taste


1. layer the ingredients in the order listed, and cook on high for 4 hours
2. add the lime juice, salt and pepper to taste, and add the broccoli
3. turn off the heat
4. serve

No comments: