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.

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Monday, 9 November 2015

savoury chickpea flour biscuits -- vegan, gluten free, nut free, grain free, delicious crackers

I have a thing for spice. Not super hot, but funky kind of savoury spices -- a glorious combo of paprika, cumin, coriander, chipotle, sea salt, and black pepper. For me, it's entirely delectable. I like it with lentils, I like it with these crackers. So good. If you have a taste for chili powder, harissa, or cumin goodness, these might be for you. Easy to make, and good for you. Makes up two full trays of biscuits.

equipment needed:

rolling pin
baking sheets
silicone mats or parchment paper
seed grinder


1 cup chickpea flour
1 cup ground sunflower seeds
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup ground chia
1/2 cup coconut flour

1 tsp sea salt (heaping tsp)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar

2 tsp paprika,
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander
1/8 tsp chipotle

1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup water + 2 tbsp water

sea salt and black pepper to sprinkle on top

1. combine ingredients
2. roll out in 2 pieces on silicone mats
3. score into squares
4. place the silicone mats onto baking sheets
4. sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper
5. bake at 345 for 30 minutes

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