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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Friday, 1 April 2016

Soft Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies -- vegan, nut free, and easy

These are very soft, very yummy, and quick to make.

I made some chocolate chocolate chip oatmeal the other day. The cacao powder in the mix made the batter thicker, so I found myself adding a little pea protein powder to this one to adjust the texture. Delicious, and dare I say nutritious.

I've been into the super minimalist ingredients lately -- like the mashed banana, oatmeal, and chocolate chip. These are a little more involved. But delicious.

equipment needed:

baking parchment or silicone baking mats
baking sheets
mixing bowl
measuring cups
measuring spoons
mixing spoon
seed grinder


2 cups scotch oatmeal
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1 cup shredded coconut (organic unsweetened)
1 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1/4 cup pea protein powder

1 tsp cream of tartar + 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ceylon cinnamon

2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup organic raisins


pre-heat the oven to 345 degrees

1. in a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients from a) and b)
2. when this mixture is completely integrated, add the ingredients from c) and mix well
3. add the raisins
4. stir well, and let sit for a few minutes
5. scoop spoonfuls of batter onto a lined baking sheet, don't flatten
6. bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 345

(I baked it for 20 minutes when there were 2 trays in the oven, swapping their positions halfway through the bake. I baked a single tray for 15 minutes.)

I got 4 dozen small cookies from this recipe!

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