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!


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Apple Muffins

I don't know if I should be embarrassed or proud that my new favourite ingredient has made its way into even these. Pea protein powder, people. Creamy, smooth, mellow, mild. It adds a certain longevity to the ingredients that keeps you going. And really, who doesn't like apples with spices? These are delicious. And vegan. And grain free. And gluten free. And nut free. Yes, I am magical.


1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 coconut sugar
1/4 cup date sugar

3 cups hot water
1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup pea protein powder 
1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1 tsp korintje cinnamon
1 tsp ginger

2 tbsp arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1 cup hemp hemp hearts, ground

1/4 cup ground chia seeds

2 cups ground sunflower seeds

1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda

1 cup diced apple -- or a little more. I used 2 teeny royal galas.


1. preheat the oven
2. combine your ingredients in the order listed.
3. I like to use to a hand blender to properly combine every thing up to the sunflower seed flour.
4. Then add the sunflower seed flour, coconut flour, and baking soda.
5. Finally, the apples. Delightful, delicious apples.
6. scoop the batter as evenly as possible into 24 prepared muffin cups -- those silicone ones are fabulous, but use a little coconut oil to grease them if they haven't been used much before
7. bake at 345 for around 60 minutes. When they are resilient to a gentle poke you will know they are done.

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