Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Mayo-Choc cake as promised

Well here it is. for those of you who thought it sounded odd but were intrigued anyway the recipe follows.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup hot water
1 tblspn vanilla essence
2 cups flour (gluten free works also)
2 tspn baking soda
1 cup castor sugar
3/4 cup of Classic Mayonnaise (lite option works also)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C

Mix cocoa, hot water and vanilla in jug. Combine mayonnaise.

Sift dry remaining dry ingredients. Make well in centre. Pour in wet mixture. Combine gently.

Pour into lined, greased round 20 cm cake tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cooked when tested with skewer. Cool in tin for 10mins before turning out.
If being very good eat as is........or ice with your fav chocolate icing!!!!

This recipe is an Allyson Gofton version from the Food in a Minute book that Mark bought me a few years back. So far the cake has never failed!!!!!! Even when I make a gluten free version. Yum!

Well I certainly won't be indulging in cake for the next two weeks as our 14 day detox begins today. Instead, Mark and I are indulging in Aloe vera juice, bowel biotic powder and Chlorella tablets which are a digestion and blood cleanser, detoxifier and internal deodoriser. The later always gives me the giggles.

I have spent the previous fortnight weaning myself off caffeine.....well almost. I still have one REAL coffee each morning. But the rest of day I now consume green teas and water.

The great thing about this detox plan is that you still remain on food..just remove junk eg fried foods and sugary treats. Avoiding too much processed stuff is a help also. Thinking about it, we rarely eat this stuff anyway. If it's not in the cupboard you wont eat it I guess!!!!

S0 we may experience some headaches, spots and tiredness as the toxins start coming out through our skin and you know where, but by continuing to eat a satisfying and healthy diet our blood sugars should remain balanced and we will feel ok. That's the plan anyway :-)

We have visitors coming in three weeks time so we should be full of energy with fragrant insides lol.

Why do this?
This little piece of statistical data should convince you:
By middle age people often have between 1 and 7 kgs of undigested faecal matter stuck in their colon and that is after a bowel motion....
Gentle detoxification removes waste material, heavy metals and environmental toxins that may be stored in fat deposits in the body.

So................I wonder what's swimming around in my digestive system, blood stream and fat stores?

Off for my yummy detox lunch. Mark has just whipped up fresh mussel fritters and salad. (and yes I know it's fathers day but he loves cooking :-)

I bet you wish you were detoxing at our house right now Yummm-o!


  1. Yuuum
    mmmm we have detoxed on hot spicy thai curried fish and prawns... got to shift that 7kg of eeeew! Might create a ring of fire!

    The rest sounds like it will be good for you:) Aloe vera is very good - we used to put animals onto it. I went vegetarian for two years and it certainly makes you feel like you smell better - pores and sweat and the rest! Lots of red meat can make you sluggish. Not enough makes you sluggish too - with anaemia.

    Anyway, as long as it will be permitted for visitors to have some coffee, you can stay on this as long as you want :) I have a Muslim friend and with Ramadam in full swing, I am even being careful what I eat when round there... your place will be a breeze.. no gluten, low dairy, macrobiotic, no junk; although Scott may need a McDonalds for survival.
    Two and a half weeks to go...

  2. The coffee will be flowing, and there's a McDonalds 10 mins away in Orewa :-)
    Can't wait to have you both stay!!


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