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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Monday, 1 May 2017

easy peasy chocolate chocolate chip muffins *

The virtue of these muffins is that they mix up really quickly, and bake in 30 minutes. Sometimes I'm game for elaborate play in the kitchen, but much of the time I want to get in and get out, because there are too many other things that also need doing. So, yesterday, to that end, I devised some lovely little muffins that mix up quick and bake up nicely.

The fellas very enthusiastically gave these top marks, but they are both a big fan of the darker chocolates in life's beautiful cornucopia of chocolate.

equipment needed:
mixing bowl
mixing spoon/whisk
measuring cups
measuring spoon
muffin cups (I like the silicone ones)
muffin tray (if using paper liners) or baking sheet


1 1/2 cup kamut flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup cacao
1 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup date sugar

1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp tonka bean powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

e)1 cup fair trade chocolate chips


preheat the oven to 345

1. combine the coconut oil and warm water from d) and set aside until fully melted
2. mix together the items from a) b) and c) until very well combined
3. mix together the cold water and apple cider vinegar, then add all the ingredients from part d) to the dry ingredients.
4. whisk or stir well
5. mix in the chocolate chips
6. scoop into 24 muffin cups
7. bake at 345 for 30 minutes

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