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!


Monday, 10 October 2016

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bites V 2.0

The irony of these bites is that they are made with smooth peanut-butter. That smooth organic peanut butter you can buy in bulk at the bulk barn. It should really be a controlled substance. Maybe it's just me? I think it is highly addictive. The crisp toothsome joy of these bites is not alas from perfectly roasted peanut pieces. Rather, it comes from raw buckwheat groats which are delicate enough to yield under slight pressure, but keep their encouraging crunchiness when made into bites.

Don't skimp on the sea salt, friends.

Unless you use salted peanut butter.

equipment needed:
mixing bowl
mixing spoon
measuring cups
measuring spoons
silicone square pan or glass pan lined with parchment
plastic spatula

1/2 cup coconut nectar
1/2 cup smooth organic peanut butter

1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean

2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup hemp hearts
1/4 cup buckwheat groats
1/4 cup dates, pitted and chopped

1. combine the coconut nectar with the peanut butter and mix in the sea salt and ground vanilla bean
2. stir in the shredded coconut and hemp hearts
3. stir in the buckwheat groats
4. stir in the chopped dates
5. press with great force into the square pan. I like to cover it with parchment whilst pressing so it doesn't end up on my hands, but that's just me.
6. score into bites
7. chill or freeze
8. remove from pan and store in an airtight container (I keep mine in the freezer)

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