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

Shape Cookies -- an excellent school snack

I'm always long on intention and short on time. That's why rolled shape cookies have been in abeyance these months and months and months. Sabbatical? Study abroad? World tour? Relegated to the dust-heap? None of the above. Anyway, my small human requested shape cookies, and this is the recipe I cam up with. Yes, pea protein powder again. Do not be affeared. It's so gentle on your stomach, and has a lovely flavour. Sort of mellow and nutty. Anyway, these are super yummy. I sent my son to rock climbing with a container of these which he shared amongst all the kids in his group. They were devoured with grunts of delights. Befitting, I imagine, the shape. We like these little piggy cutters. But we also did flowers. Make sure you roll 'em between 2 layers of parchment. Or on a silicone mat covered by a layer of parchment. Trust me. You won't be happy if you do it sans ...


1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup date sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup water

1 tbsp ground vanilla bean
1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup ground chia seed

1/2 cup carob powder
1/2 cup raw cacao

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup sunflower seed flour

1/4 cup pea protein powder

1/4 cup coconut flour


1. mix the coconut oil with warm water, then add coconut sugar and vanilla
2. mix in the spices and then the ground chia, using a whisk if necessary
3. add the cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt
4. mix in the carob and cacao
5. mix in the baking soda and sunflower seed flour
6. mix in the coconut flour
7. let sit for 10 minutes
9. preheat the oven to 345
10. roll out the dough in 2 or 3 parts between two sheets of parchment
11. cut using your favourite cookie cutters
12. place on a lined baking sheet, and bake for 17 or 18 minutes at 345

makes about 1 1/2 or 2 trays of cookies, quantity depends on size of cookie cutters

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