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, 8 November 2014

Sunflower Seed and Raisin Muffins -- morning glory breakfast muffins?

Lunch-box, smunch-box. Yeah, you heard me. Smunch-box. As in: stuff it. Stuff it in your smunch-box. Which is exactly what I did with these little bites. Lunch box muffins that will energize your ankle biter. Pea protein, hemp hearts, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds give these muffins a powerful punch. Keep your energy up, and your blood sugar stable, and taste great. Tall order, but we filled it. So go ahead and stuff it in your smunch-box. You'll be glad you did.

3 cups water  (2 cups??)
1 cup coconut sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger

1 cup finely ground hemp hearts
1/4 cup finely ground chia seeds

1 cup ground sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pea protein powder
1 tsp baking soda

1 cup raisins
1 cup whole sunflower seeds


1. preheat the oven to 345
2. combine the ingredients in the order listed
3. scoop the batter into prepared muffin cups
4. bake at 345 for 60 to 90 minutes
5. remove from muffin cups when cool

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