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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Saturday, 8 July 2017

baddass Split chickpeas***

So, these amazing split chickpea are super easy to cook up for a quick dinner. Throw a pot of brown basmati or brown jasmine rice on to cook at the same time, and you will be delighted. I will do a half-and-half bowl of rice and chickpeas, and lay a strip of roasted and salted pumpkin seeds down the centre for fun, taste, and texture.

equipment needed:

measuring cups
measuring spoon
running water


3 cups split chickpeas (rinsed, not cooked)

1 tsp paprika
2 tbsp ground cumin
2 tbsp mesquite powder
3 tsp sea salt

3 tbsp coconut manna

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp coconut oil

6 cups water (I use boiling water)


1. rinse your split chickpeas well
2. put the chickpeas in a pot or pan with all the other ingredients
3. cook until the water is absorbed. Leave a little extra liquid, it's nice that way, and it does thicken up  a lot

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