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!


Monday, 19 May 2014

Banana muffins -- gluten free, grain free, sugar free, vegan, and delicious

Okay, so these are amazing. If you like banana. The GENEROUS sprinkling of coconut sugar on top gives a wonderful coating when fresh from the oven. My husband and son have loved every bite they've eaten (I've made batches for the past two weeks), and the recipe is fool-proof. Awesome vegan gluten free goodness. They've been enjoying them with our vanilla date ice cream.


2 cups very ripe banana

1 cup water
4 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp vanilla extract

4 tbsp ground chia seeds
1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/2  tsp sea salt
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon

2 cups almond flour
1 tsp baking soda

2 to 4 tbsp coconut flour

coconut sugar to sprinkle on top

1. puree the bananas
2. mix in water, melted coconut oil, lemon juice, and vanilla
3. stir in the ground chia
4. add the coconut sugar
5. stir in the salt and cinnamon
6. add the almond flour
7. mix in the baking soda
8. stir in the coconut flour
9. scoop into muffin cups -- I used 24 small ones
10. sprinkle coconut sugar on top
11. bake at 345 for 45 minutes

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