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!


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

muffins -- plain-Jane oatmeal muffins

 Sometimes plain and simple is just what you need. These muffins combine the simple pleasing goodness of oatmeal with the powerful nutritious punch of hemp hearts. Lightly sweet and uncomplicated, these muffins are great for everybody. They mix up in about 10 minutes, and bake in 20. And just like the plain-Jane of apocryphal fame, you may realize that uncomplicated and reliable may not be so plain after all.

equipment needed:
mixing bowl
measuring cups
measuring spoons
24 muffin cups (I use silicone muffin cups on a baking sheet)


1 cup hot water + 1/4 cup coconut oil

1 cup cold water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup coconut sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup oat bran
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1 1/2 cup kamut flour
1 cup large oat flakes
1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup hemp hearts


1. preheat the oven to 345
2. mix together the hot water and coconut oil
3. when the oil is melted, add all of b)
4. whisk in the ingredients from c) in the order listed
5. stir in the hemp hearts
6. scoop the batter into 24 muffin cups
7. bake for 20 minutes at 345
8. cool, and store in an airtight container (in the fridge)

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