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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Monday, 31 March 2014

Banana Cake -- vegan, free of gluten and cane sugar

There are banana eaters in this house. I am not one of them. Occasionally, they let some bananas slip through the cracks. When this happens, and we end up with a very brown, very ripe banana sitting on the counter, I freeze it. The banana eaters in this house quite like banana bread and banana cake in all its incarnations. This one is delicately imbued with ceylon cinnamon and vanilla, and uses chia seeds, almond flour, and coconut flour.


2 1/2 cups mashed OVERRIPE bananas

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup finely ground chia seeds

1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 cup almond flour
1 cup coconut flour

2 tsp baking soda

extra coconut sugar for sprinkling on top. I went crazy and used around 3 tbsp ...


1. combine the ingredients in the order listed
2. I used a hand blender to puree but you can do it how you like. Fork?
3. scoop the (thick) batter into a square silicone pan (I used a 9 inch) and flatten and smooth
4. sprinkle the top of the cake with plenty of coconut sugar before baking
5. bake at 345 for 60 minutes

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