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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.

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Savoury Tomato Spiked Chickpea Flour Dinner cake -- a savoury, vegan, gluten-free delight.

It's not lasagna, but it's in the same family of means as a hearty square of baked pasta. We eat this with a side of fresh salad and it makes a satisfying but simple dinner. 


1/4 cup finely chopped sundried tomato

2 cups finely chopped green cabbage (about 1/4 of a smallish cabbage)
2 cups finely chopped celery
2 cups finely chopped carrot

6 cups tomato sauce

1/4 cup ground chia seeds

3 cups chick pea flour
1/2  cup coconut flour
1/2 cup sweet potato flour

1 tsp baking soda

rosemary to sprinkle on top


preheat the oven to 345

prepare a baking dish -- eg lasagna pan, glass cake pan etc

1. chop the vegetables in your food processor until they are fine but not pureed

2. mix together with the tomato sauce, the chia seeds, salt to taste
3. add the chickpea flour, coconut flour, sweet potato flour, and baking soda
4. put into the prepared baking dish, smooth the top, and sprinkle with rosemary

combine and bake at 345 for 90 minutes

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