It would've been churlish of me to have experienced this cake-only diet on my own. Enter Gordon Dow, Scotland's captain of networking through his esteemed company The Power Lunch Club, http://www.powerlunchclub.co.uk/. Loving cake and food alike, he was delighted to join me in a week of Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Organic, Free Range and Super-Foods of pure cakes.
1 of my Healthy Eating week with Love Pure Cakes started off with a complete
surprise. Very little cake!
When I met Lorna to be given my first delivery of food
for the day’ I had expected a box full of healthy cakes to munch my way
through. A simple enough task I thought, especially as I am sure they all would
go well with a nice coffee. However I was hit by a very pleasant surprise. A
range of delightful looking meals, all dairy and sugar free, but loaded with
colour and what I was soon to find out real taste.
It began with a large Granola bar, which included in it
hemp seeds. If like me, you had expectations of something dry and flavourless,
then you too had the wrong idea. Lorna’s was full of moist fruits, crunchy
granola for texture and hemp seeds for added flavour. Each chew seemed to
release more and more that flavour, which you just wanted to savour time after
time. Heck, this was only breakfast.
Lunch was described as ‘carrot muffins, with
wheat grass, served with a pea puree’. This was the wrong description in my
opinion, for what I experienced was sheer heaven. I was expecting something a
kin to carrot cake,…what I wasn’t expecting was to have my taste buds set
dancing to these delicious soft, juicy and slightly aromatic tones. Like the
muffins, the pea puree went beyond my ‘blizted garden peas’ idea. What I had as
an accompaniment was, yes full of pea flavour, but added to this delightful
puree with a hint of garlic and herbs, to lift this puree to a class of its
own. I have today insisted Lorna gives me this puree every day. It is a item
which easily could be bottled and sold as a luxury product…fantastic.
After lunch, for my afternoon treat, I was given a
little individual Banana & Walnut, with zesty topping. This little delight
contained No eggs or No dairy, but somehow the magic the Lorna creates here for
these cakes took you to another level. Sweet banana’s and subtle crunch of
walnuts bits make you want sit there and watch the world go by as your taste
buds are entertained.
Finally dinner, described as carrot, nut, pepper loaf,
made with no added far or sugar. Which had to be bake in the oven for about 20
minutes. I always said that I could never give up meat. Well even the smell of
what was coming out of the oven was making my mouth water. I served it with a
little light salad, and as soon as taken my first bite, I was converted. It had
as I had come to expect, load of flavours, aroma’s from the sweet red peppers,
a delicious crunch from the carrots, enhanced from being in the oven. I had to
chew slowly, (always good to do anyway) just to make sure I didn’t miss a thing
on my tongue.
Every single mouthful of food on my first day was a
complete joy, but the whole point of what I had started out what to eat healthy
this week. Lorna’s has done just that for me, but the number one thing she
focus on was making sure that everything tasted fantastic and she did just
that. She is creating a menu for people that make it so easy to enjoy eating
healthy food. I cannot wait for day 2, and oh my goodness, I have a whole week
A big thank you Gordon for your words of gratitude and poetry for every mouthful tantalising your taste buds with surprise and enjoyment