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!


Friday, 21 June 2013

kamut butter cookies -- simple nut free cookies

My husband is currently on a restricted diet involving no nuts, no seeds, no spices, no garlic, no onions, no tomatoes, etc. So, I've been modifying my usual way of combining ingredients. For his nibbling pleasure, I have come up with these little cookies. Not too sweet, very buttery, very simple.


1/2 cup butter -- very soft or a little melted
1/2 cup coconut nectar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean

1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups kamut flour


1. combine ingredients in the order listed
2. chill
3. roll out dough in two parts on lined baking sheets
4. score into squares
5. bake at 345 for 14 minutes

Because I melted the butter a little, I found the dough to be a little too sticky. I chilled it. Then, because I was super lazy, rather than roll out and use cookie cutters, I rolled out in two parts directly onto lined baking sheets and just scored it with a butter knife before baking into squares, which I  then broke along the score marks after baking.


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