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, 19 December 2015

**herbe de provence -- Stacey's herbe mix

A while back, I started concocting my own herbe de provence. My son loves making it with me, and quite frankly, it's delicious. Something as simple as chickpeas, shallots, and some other simple vegetables thrown into the oven with coconut milk, here de provence, and sea salt makes a dish so mouth watering, it defies belief.

For my here mixture, I use equal quantities of each dried herb. Today I also added about a tsp of dried lavender that I'd saved from my garden. Next summer I'd better harvest more!

The thing about any herb or spice mixture you make yourself is you can customize it to your own palate. So, here's a good starting point, but then, go ahead and make it your own!!

equipment needed:

measuring spoon


summer savoury
fennel seed

1.combine dried herbs in equal quantity
2. store in a glass jar away from light
3. enjoy

(plus some dried lavender from our garden)

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