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, 25 March 2014
Creamier Vegan Fudge
Colin loves this. Now, with more chia and no flax. You know. I use the term fudge loosely. This bears no resemblance to condensed milk and corn syrup. It's a dense, lovely, sweet, delicious, rich, chocolate concoction that will uplift your spirit and entrance your taste buds. You'll think you're eating candy. You'll think you're dancing with the devil. But you won't be. You'll be feeding your body and your spirit with good real food that truly grows on this amazing planet of ours. Namaste.
I can't keep this stuff in the house. It's loaded with stuff that is amazing for you, and a piece or two makes a fantastic treat when you are in need of something chocolate and decadent.
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup cacao
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp ground vanilla bean ( I did 4 tbsp one time but I do admit I'm insane)
1 tsp stevia powder optional
1/2 cup ground chia seeds
1 cup dates
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1. put coconut, cacao, salt, vanilla, stevia, ground chia in your food processor
3. add 1 cup dates -- pick them over to make sure there are no pits or you will definitely regret it.
4. process!! pulse!!!
5. add 1/2 cup coconut oil
7. add 1/4 cup water and vanilla and whirl until smooth
8. scoop into 2 square silicone pans and press flat
9. Chill partially then score into pieces
10. chill thoroughly
11. break apart and store in an airtight container. I like it in the freezer, but that's just me.