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

Stacey's Homemade Chili Powder

I may simply be a control freak. Or I may just like to suit things to my own palate. I started making my own chili powder, and I'll often combine it with mesquite powder, such as on sweet potatoes that have been thinly sliced and tossed in coconut oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, toss them in the oven, crisp them up -- fabulous.
Chili powder is a mix of herbs and spices, and when that's the case, there's always room to customize. Here's the mixture I came up with, and we're pretty happy with it!


equipment needed:
measuring spoons


1/2 cup paprika
1/4 cup cumin
1/4 cup oregano
1/4 cup marjoram
2 tsp turmeric
4 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chipotle
1 tsp granulated garlic

1. combine the spices and herbs
2. store in a glass jar

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