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

Date and Pecan Energy Balls

Do not make these for school. Make these for yourself, and hoard them in your freezer. Don't tell your husband they are there. I repeat: do not tell your husband they are there. My son said they taste like caramel. I've long held that date and pecan together have some kind of alchemy. Anyway, these don't taste like they are good for you. When you want a sweet bite after dinner or a little nibble to keep you going, these fit the bill.

2 cups shredded coconut
1/4 cup ground chia
1 cup hemp hearts
1 cup pecans

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

1 1/2 cup dates

1 tbsp vanilla extract
up to 1/4 cup water

1. process the coconut, ground chia, hemp hearts, and pecans with the sea salt, ground vanilla, and cinnamon.
2. then add the dates, and pulse until fully deconstructed
3. finally, process in the vanilla extract and as little water as you can to form a homogeneous dough
4. let it sit for a little while, then roll into balls, and roll the balls in shredded coconut.
5. store in the freezer.

No comments: