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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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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Vegan Sausages, the party version

Once in a while my son asks me to buy sausages. Then he won't eat them. I think they are often either too bland or too spicy. These are a nice balance of flavour with a pleasant, toothsome texture. I made 'em small this time -- like cocktail sausages, I guess. The process is simple, the ingredients are wholesome, and the result packs a vegan protein one-two punch. Not having an actually sausage skin to stuff this into isn't really a problem as the dough will hold its shape nicely. The only fiddly bit is forming the dough into a whole big bunch of small little sausages. Can be cooked ahead then heated up when needed on the day!!


1 cup cooked moong dal (cooked to a porridge)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 small onion
2 tbsp sun dried tomato
2 tbsp hemp hearts

2 tbsp sweet potato flour
1  cup vital wheat gluten

3/4 tsp sea salt
 1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp marjoram
1 tsp oregano

1. puree the lentils, water, coconut oil, onion, , nutritional yeast, sea salt, and other seasonings
2. in a separate bowl, stir together the gluten flour and the pureed mixture gently with a spoon
3. shape into sausages
4. steam in a covered casserole for 45 minutes in an 345 oven

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