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!


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sunday Morning Apple Cinnamon Muffins -- sugar free, nut free

The world is slick and covered in ice -- beautiful and treacherous -- so I decided to stay in this morning and bake muffins. We were lucky enough not to lose power.

My two favourite muffin tasters declared these delicious.

I like the look of them sprinkled with a little coconut sugar before baking -- shiny and gorgeous. These will not stick around for long.


1/2  cup coconut oil
1 cup boiling water
1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp egg replacer mixed with 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chia meal

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1 tsp korintje cinnamon
1 tsp saigon cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp ground vanilla bean
3/8  tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup kamut flour

1 cup chopped apple
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

a little coconut sugar for sprinkling on top before baking


1. combine the ingredients in the order listed
2. gently fold in the kamut flour
3. gently fold in the apple, raisins, and sunflower seeds
4. scoop into approximately 16 prepared muffin cups and sprinkle the tops with coconut sugar before baking
5. bake at 345 for 30 minutes

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