Monday, October 10, 2011


I wanted to start by talking a little about raw honey. When it comes in it's natural form unheated and unprocessed,it contains all the vitamins and enzymes within. Raw honey is considered to be an alkaline forming food which is great for our digestive system. Containing the enzyme amylase it helps predigest starchy food like bread. There are many other great benefits to the honey.
When mixed with lemon and ginger, honey is a great remedy to relieve nausea,supply energy and also great to relieve symptoms such as sore throat,colds,hoarseness and others. Next time you feel like baking cookies or a cake try to experiment with substituting the sugar with honey.
Since there are still quite  a few High Holidays ahead of us, and were trying to keep it as sweet  as we can,yet healthy as possible,this cake is a moist and delicious alternative to your traditional holiday cakes. I changed  the original recipe I found to an organic whole wheat flour version and it works perfect for the holidays because I use honey instead of sugar.
You can use it with walnuts or without and also you can add raisins to it. I make it allot of times plain and it's just wonderful especially with a nice warm tea.

11/2 Cup of organic whole wheat flour
1/2 Tsp salt
1/2 Cup Honey (if you have access to raw honey even better)
1 Tsp baking soda
1 Cup pumpkin pure (available organic)
1/2 Cup olive oil
2 Eggs beaten
1/4 Cup water
11/2 Tsp mixed spices nutmeg clove cinnamon
1/2 Cup walnuts or raisins optional

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all the dry ingredients together.Mix the oil,pumpkin,eggs, water and honey.Slowly add the dry mix till you get a creamy texture.Pour the mixture in pans and bake for 50-55 minuted and check with toothpick if it comes out clean. 


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