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!


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Whole foods easter eggs ****

For me, this recipe continues to be exceptional. It's so simple, yet the results are far more than the sum of its parts. Somehow date and cacao together do a tango so fine, the artistry is remarkable and fascinating. Then again, it's probably just me. But an entire batch of these in our freezer doesn't last long. Just saying.

equipment needed:
food processor
measuring cups
measuring spoons
airtight container


1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1/4 cup raw cacao

1/4 tsp ground vanilla bean
1/8 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup pitted dates -- actually, keep adding dates until it changes from crumb to something that holds together -- it will look like a beautiful dark chocolate dough


1. process the coconut, hemp hearts, and raw cacao until as fine as possible, with the vanilla bean and sea salt

2. add the dates while the processor is spinning, and keep adding until the dough is cohesive

3. chill a little or not, and then roll into egg shapes, toss in coconut or cacao, and wrap in foils

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