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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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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Simple Royal Gala apple sauce

We love apple sauce. I like to make a delicate, light tasting apple sauce from sweet apples such as gala or piñata, depending on what is available and what is affordable. You can throw in some pear as well if you like.  The lemon juice will balance the sweetness, and also keep the fruit from browning, giving the applesauce a more pleasing colour. This is delicious, and really easy to eat.

3 lbs organic gala apples, washed, cored, and cut into large chunks
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
pinch of sea salt
dash of vanilla extract


1. prepare the apples by washing and cutting into chunks. I never peel them. Use organic!!
2. stir well in a large pot so the apples all get coated in the lemon water
3. simmer for around 60 minutes until the apples are translucent and falling apart
4. puree lightly with an immersion blender -- don't puree to smoothness, though, leave it with some chunks.
5. put into jars, label, and freeze

This will make approximately 1 1/2 L of apple sauce. Jar it and store in the freezer if you won't eat it within a week.

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