Food Is (supposed to be) Our Medicine…..

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Coconut, Lemon and Almond Sponge with coconut frosting…moist AND gluten and sugar free….wha wha what?

 

Its been a delight being involved with Pokesdown Village Green Market, everyone seems very down to earth and there is a feeling of community here. Community is where its at for me, seems like something that has been in danger of dwindling away in the UK. Together we are more powerful. Together we can adapt and survive, and adapt we do need to.

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Mocca Pecan puds, now laced with coconut drizzle….

Our health is increasingly under bombardment from toxins, metals and chemicals that we simply were not meant to process. I am astounded by the volume of people whom suffer from food intolerances, diabetes, leaky gut etc. I suspected so but I was not prepared for such a large ratio of people with these issues at the Pokesdown Village Green Market stall these last few months.

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Coconut, carrot and courgette featuring sugar fre kirsch morello cherries…..oh my..
Lemon and almond loaf with plenty of zest!

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Chef Andre samples Cakewhole’s Cakes.

I believe the biggest threat to our food chain right now is GM food, and sadly I suspect we are powerless to change what is happening in most of the world, our food supply is already greatly compromised. We are not entirely powerless, and being astute and ruthless in what we choose to purchase and eat is the first step. C’mon folks, lets up our games a bit, We need to start taking the steering wheel as far as our health is concerned, we no longer can expect our GP’s and the NHS to do everything for us. Lets begin with what we put inside our bodies, and take the focus away from the current obsession with what we look like externally. Food is our medicine.

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The Banana and Chocolate sponge is nearly finished, could be the date and banana cream inside? hmmmmm

Sadly, but typically, it seems we are divided in our opinions about GM foods. There is always the devils advocate, and tho he or she usually revels in his or her provocation with their contentious opinions, where would we be without them?

So we are fed the justification to accept GM food because… ‘It can feed the world’.

I don’t know much, but I suspected that food volume was not the issue, that it was really about greed and politics, no?

Well I’m trying to understand, and found that this Greenpeace youtube vid was a good start: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H9WZGKQeYg

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Katie Cakewhole serves up!

In the meanwhile, all I can think of doing is upping my game by showing what we can make using healthy alternatives, that if we use a little imagination, and begin to care about ourselves a bit more, we can have our cakes and eat them.

Further Links:

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

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Chai tea buns get the banana date cream topping treatment too!

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Come inside my cakewhole, again! If u use the secret code word you can have some free cake. Code word is ‘openyourcakewhole’. On the menu we have……

  • Chai Tea and Poppy seed fruit muffins1012037_634059213300763_681678159_n
  • Carrot, courgette, coconut and kirsch morello cherry loaf529092_634061429967208_295969352_n
  • Carrot, courgette, almond and lemon loaf
  • Banana and Chocolate Sponge w/ banana coconut cream and date frosting971930_634060309967320_429087775_n
  • Raw coconut oil, pecan, date, almond and pumpkin protein cakes643981_634061629967188_1868835093_n
  • Beetroot and chocolate loaf with banana and cinnamon frosting1002472_634061586633859_209533297_n
  • Beetroot and apricot oaty rock and roll cakes
  • Pecan mocha puds1003039_634059343300750_78451773_n
  • Something else in the pipeline involving chocolate, kirsch morello cherries and coconut cream….wadaya rek?

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Its hard being healthy, I strive to create a cake which has the best ingredients but sometimes people try my cakes who don’t care about what’s in them. They compare to high sugar, high gluten and processed ingredients. Those people I hope to inspire! and in the meanwhile I will endeavour to bind mine with the glue of love.Image

Colour without chemicals?

finally, I reveal the secret green ingredient in the Chocolate-Mint Sponge cake………….

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So to follow up with my previous posthttps://cakewhole.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/guess-what-the…-masquerade-as/

I wanted to reveal the source of the green colouring, that I used in this Chocolate-Mint Sponge Cake………………………….

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CHLORELLA

THE GREEN GODDESS.

Chlorella is a “green food,” a single-celled, micro-algae that is about two to ten microns in size. It’s very small. It is this small size combined with its unique properties that make it such a useful detoxification tool. Its molecular structure, allows it to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides.

Sometimes living in the modern world can feel like you’re at war with the environment around you, and sources of pollution are often silent and unavoidable. You can do your best to avoid pollution and toxins, eat only the healthiest organic foods, drink only filtered water, avoid exposure to harsh man-made chemicals, and yet still find yourself exposed daily to massive amounts of harmful pollutants that…

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Colour without chemicals?

So to follow up with my previous post https://cakewhole.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/guess-what-the…-masquerade-as/

I wanted to reveal the source of the green colouring, that I used in this Chocolate-Mint Sponge Cake………………………….

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CHLORELLA

THE GREEN GODDESS.

Chlorella is a “green food,” a single-celled, micro-algae that is about two to ten microns in size. It’s very small. It is this small size combined with its unique properties that make it such a useful detoxification tool. Its molecular structure, allows it to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides.

Sometimes living in the modern world can feel like you’re at war with the environment around you, and sources of pollution are often silent and unavoidable. You can do your best to avoid pollution and toxins, eat only the healthiest organic foods, drink only filtered water, avoid exposure to harsh man-made chemicals, and yet still find yourself exposed daily to massive amounts of harmful pollutants that are totally outside of your control.

Maintaining optimum wellness includes creating defensive mechanisms to fight back against these pervasive and unavoidable environmental assaults on your good health.

By implementing a detoxification program now you can help your body naturally remove the unwanted and harmful heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides you may unknowingly taken into your body. And lessening your toxic burden has been shown to improve many common health ailments, from lack of energy and insomnia, to sluggish digestion, lack of immune response and mental fatigue.

In fact, almost everything inside your body, including all of your organs, function better with reduced loads of systemic toxins.

And by removing the toxins now and not letting them accumulate to dangerous levels, you may be helping your body ward of such killers as cancer, diabetes, and hypertension, along with all of the now too common neurological disorders that may not manifest for decades to come.

Just remember to start slowly, perhaps using cilantro first, and gradually increase your intake of chlorella at a pace your body can tolerate.

It took a long time for your body to accumulate these toxins and it will probably take you many weeks and even months to effectively remove them from your system. So if you experience any indigestion or discomfort from chlorella supplements, you’re probably taking too much too fast.

It will be crucial to lower your body fat as low as possible as this will remove large amounts of toxins from your body that are stored there. You can also use the infrared sauna in conjunction with exercise and niacin as described above.

Be patient, stick with chlorella supplementation, and in a few weeks you’ll most likely begin to notice an overall improvement in your health as you naturally start to remove these heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides from your body.

taken from Dr Mercola’s website: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/01/is-this-one-of-natures-most-powerful-detoxification-tools.aspx

In this recipe I whisked 1tsp of chlorella with the cream from 1 tin of coconut (omitting the water) and 2 sachets of Pataks creamed coconut.

I will post full recipe soon……

They came inside my Cakewhole!

cakewholeSIGNLARGEIt worked. We provided, and they came.

I was very proud to be part of a family cake collective, my little sister Katie baked her contribution, my big little sister Nina took the wheel literally and metaphorically by being both the driver and the one with more than a scrap of organisational skills.

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Pokesdown Community Forum seemed a lovely gang and it was a pleasure to spend the day with them and the fellow stall holders, we provided light entertainment for them trying to put up the Gazebo in a rush, having never even so much as looking at one before, skills.

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They did of course have to quality control the products, and as you can see they did a very conscientious job.

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Thats us, and our beloved dad Tony, father, friend and Cake accomplice, we salute you.

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