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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.

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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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bites**

We have a freezer full of decadent tasting little bites and balls that make a perfect quick snack. Cacao and date balls, almond butter balls, and crunchy peanut butter bites are in the rotation right now. The thing they all have in common is they are no-bake, raw, and can be whipped up pretty quickly.

My husband is a crunchy peanut butter bite addict.

It's not the peanut butter that is crunchy, it's the bites that are. And the secret, dear friends, is raw buckwheat groats. Have you ever seen one? They are the cutest little things. These tiny, triangular seed, from a type of grass. Grass! Not wheat. Anyway, buckwheat groats can be eaten raw, and are irresistible in these little bites.

The hardest part of this recipe is stirring at the end because it gets a little stiff. Second hardest is waiting until they chill and firm up.

For the peanut butter lovers in your life!!

equipment needed:

mixing bowl
mixing spoon
measuring cups
measuring spoons
silicone pans or glass pans lined with parchment
parchment to flatten down the mixture into the pan
spatula or other thin, blunt edge to cut into bites


1/2 cup coconut nectar
1 cup organic smooth peanut butter (I favour the one from bulk barn, which is lightly salted)
1 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of hemp hearts
1/2 cup of raw buckwheat groats

(a pinch or two of sea salt if your peanut butter is unsalted)


1. stir together the coconut nectar and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. mix in the salt now if you are adding some.
2. stir in the shredded coconut
3. stir in the hemp hearts
4. stir in the buckwheat groats.
5. if you are using a square silicone pan, put the mixture in and press down. I find a piece of parchment helpful for this part.
6. if you are using a glass pan, line it with parchment before you put the mixture in. Press down!
7. using a blunt edged spatula, cut the pressed mixture before chilling
8. put in the freezer to chill
9. Remove the bites from the pan and store in an airtight container.

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