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, 8 April 2014

Gluten Free Vegan Brownies Rock the World

Gluten free vegan brownies. Grain free, sugar free, deeply, richly delectably chocolatey. These are like an homage to the best thing about brownies. The dense, chewy, moist, chocolate richness. Oh yessssssssss ..... The taste is pure decadence. Amazingly, they are not bad for you. A guilt free brownie? Apparently I am a genius ...


1 1/2  cup pitted honey dates
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil 

1 cup coconut sugar

2 tbsp arrowroot flour
1/4 cup chia seeds, finely ground

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp ground vanilla 
2 tbsp vanilla extract 

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup raw cacao powder

1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup ground hemp hearts -- should practically be a paste

1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup coconut flour

coconut sugar to sprinkle on top -- use plenty, it's awesome that way.


preheat the oven to 345

1. pour the hot water over dates in a bowl, and let sit for about 10 minutes to soften, along with the coconut oil, so it can  melt
2. add the coconut sugar, then puree the whole thing with a hand blender (immersion blender)
3. add in the apple cider vinegar, the ground chia seeds, arrowroot powder and the cacao, and mix very well
4. add in the vanilla, and sea salt, and mix well
5. add the ground hemp seeds
6. add the almond flour
7. add the coconut flour and the baking soda
8. mix well and thoroughly and rapidly
10. divide the mixture into 2 square silicone baking pans
11. sprinkle the top with a little coconut sugar (or a lot)
12. bake at 345 for 60 minutes
13. allow to cool in the pan before removing


Anonymous said...

Where does a person buy stuff like coconut sugar? At the health food store?

stacey said...

I would imagine that most health food stores or natural food stores would carry it. Perhaps even in the organic section at a supermarket. I get mine from an online store that ships out of Quebec called boutiqueprana.com which is a terrific source for raw organic ingredients. If you are in Ontario, you can even find it in bulk at Bulk Barn. Hope that helps! If not, lemme know!!

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