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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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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Delicious Black Lentil and Sweet Potato Crockpot

Beluga lentils -- unlike their piscine homonym in caviar -- are vegan. They are tiny and black whilst uncooked, and become a little bigger and dark mahogany brown when cooked. They can also turn the ingredients they are cooked with darker in colour. They tend to keep their integrity even in sketchy situations such as over cooking. They have a lentil taste that is all their own. This dish is deletable, and I highly recommend it for lentil lovers and the lentil curious alike.


2 tbsp avocado oil

2 cups black lentils (caviar lentils)
1/4 cup amaranth
3 cups frozen green peas
1/4 cup dried sliced mushrooms crumbled up

1 1/2 cups diced carrot
2 1/2 cups diced celery
4 cups diced sweet potato

4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp marjoram

6 cups boiling water


1. layer the ingredients in the order listed into your crockpot. Sprinkle the sea salt and marjoram before pouring the water all over
2. cook
3. stir and season to taste

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