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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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eggs

We thought it would be fun to make two kinds of easter eggs this year. Plain ol' chocolate, and peanut butter chocolate. If you like peanut butter chocolate, you may enjoy these, too. I thought of Sandra and Dave while making these, because they share my appreciation for that delectable organic lightly salted peanut butter .... or in Dave's case, perhaps addiction is a more appropriate word ...


1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup shredded coconut

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

1 1/2 cups pitted honey dates
1/2 cup peanut butter

2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 or 2 tbsp water


1. combine the hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, coconut, raw cacao, sea salt, stevia powder, and ground vanilla in a food processor, and process until as homogeneous as possible
2. add the honey dates and the vanilla and water and pulse and then process until it starts to form a 'dough'. Don't stop processing until this happens!! If necessary add the second tbsp of water.
3. roll the dough into small egg shapes
4. how many you get will depend on the size. I got about 50.

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