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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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Vegan Fudge take Deux

I've been on a chocolate kick again. My son calls these chocolate bars, and hoots with delight when they come out of the freezer. He's 5. What's your excuse? Mine is that I don't get much and ... well, you know.

I call this concoction Vegan Fudge, but it's .... not exactly. But it is good. You'll see.


1 cup dates
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup cocoa butter

3/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp vanilla extract

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

1 cup cacao
1 tsp stevia powder (I add about 1/4 tsp stevia powder per 1/4 cup cacao, so if you decrease or increase the cacao, please bear this in mind)

2 cups shredded coconut


1. soak the dates in the hot water, and add the coconut oil so it can melt
2. 10 minutes later, use a hand blender to puree (or use a blender or a food processor
3. mix in the sea salt and vanilla
4. mix in the finely ground seeds
5. stir in the cacao and stevia
6. mix in the coconut
7. press into 2 square silicone pans and score into small bars or squares
8. chill

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