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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Friday, 21 June 2013

Chocolate Icing for Chocolate Cupcakes

For a frosting that is not too completely a sugar bomb. This has some substance and some goodness to it. And it was lovely to use the extra little bit in some sandwich cookies.


1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup  or 200 g dark chocolate
pinch salt
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp coconut sugar


1. heat milk, vanilla, sea salt, coconut sugar, and butter until just before simmering
2. pour over chocolate to melt
3. let sit for 2 minutes
4. stir slowly until chocolate is melted
5. allow to cool fully
6. I spread mine onto the cupcakes when the cupcakes were chilled. The icing was firm but spreadable.

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