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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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Monday, 1 September 2014

Nut free, gluten free, grain free cake

This happened yesterday afternoon, then people ate it whilst playing crokinole. People being Colin, Zephyr, and Papa Ed. And it was good. Friendly cake.

2 cups water
1/2 tsp xathan gum
2  tbsp arrowroot flour

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
1 tsp ginger

1 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup whole chia seeds
1 cup hemp hearts

1 tsp baking soda
2 cups sunflower seed flour
1/4 cup coconut flour

1 1/2 cups thompson raisins
coconut sugar to sprinkle on top


1. preheat oven to 345, and generously oil a baking pan with coconut oil
2. combine the water, xnathan gum, and arrowroot flour with a whisk
3. whisk in the seasonings, sugar, chia seeds, and hemp hearts or use a hand blender
4. stir in the baking soda
5. stir in the coconut flour and sunflower seed flour
6. fold in the raisins, and scoop into 2 silicone pans. Smooth with a scraper, and sprinkle with coconut sugar.
7. bake at 345 for 1 1/2 hour
8. cool and cut into squares with a spatula before removing

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