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!


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Perfect Chocolate Muffin -- vegan, gluten free, sugar free, nut free, and AMAZING

A few little tweaks here. No flax this time. Only chia. Some people (who shall remain nameless) seem to be sensitive to flax. As in it doesn't agree with their digestive system. These are a powerhouse of superfoods and gorgeous ingredients. And remarkable for what they don't have. No dairy. No eggs. No refined sugar. No gluten. No nuts. No grains. 

These are a great snack -- full of reliable and body-friendly energy sources. Give 'em a try. You won't regret it. The are "delicious". I put the word delicious in quotations because that was a quote from one of my two main muffin tasters.


1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil (organic and unrefined)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup date sugar
2 cups hot water
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 cup raw cacao
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp stevia powder
2 tbsp carob powder

4 tsp egg replacer + 1 cup water

1 cup shredded coconut -- ground fine
1/2 cup hemp hemp hearts, ground

1/2 cup ground chia seeds

1/2 cup ground pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup ground sunflower seeds

2 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking soda


1. combine the coconut oil, and hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes. 
2. add the cacao, carob, vanilla, salt, stevia, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, and mix
3. add the egg replacer mixture
4. stir in the ground chia seeds, ground sunflower seeds, ground pumpkin seeds, followed finally by the coconut flour. Then add the baking soda
5. scoop into prepare muffin cups and bake at 345 for 60 minutes

makes 24 amazing muffins. Amazing.

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