Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake
1 c. almond pulp (wet, leftover from making almond milk)
3 rounded TB. organic cocoa (or carob)
2 TB. maple syrup
3 TB. liquid honey
3 tsp. liquid coconut oil
Mix this all together in a bowl and then form a ball. Flatten and smooth it into a spring board pan.
Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake:
3 c. cashews (soaked for 1 hr. and then drained)
meat from 1 young coconut
1 and 1/2 c. almond milk
1/3 c. liquid honey
1/3 c. lemon juice
1/3 c. liquid coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TB. maple syrup
Blend together, adding the coconut oil last while the blender slowly turns for best mixing, reserving about 1/2 c. of the mixture in the blender. Pour over crust. With the remaining batter add 2 TB. of organic cocoa and blend. Now pour in straight lines over your cheesecake. Then take a table knife and gently swirl the cocoa part in. Garnish with sliced almonds around the sides. Freeze overnight. And when you have the deep pleasure of eating it...cut it while it still is thawing.
Cheesecake isn't the only thing that has made me excited...today I purchased a julienne. Wahoo! I'm very stoked about this. I've never been able to afford one of those gorgeous spiralizers, but a julienne...yes! It is amazing! Tonight we had zucchini spaghetti and it was just INCREDIBLE! The texture of the "noodles" was so wonderful, like the real thing. Thin enough to twirl on my fork! With the zucchini from our garden, I'm sure we'll making this as often as the zucchini will last. I have now decided that I'm an avid fan of raw pasta.
Once again, some thoughts from my temporary co-author and sister...Anne-Marie:
"Yes, it's me again, an amateur, temporary raw foodist and today marks my 7th day of being raw! Yahoo! Tonight I was making spaghetti for my non raw family members, as well as making this wonderful marinara sauce for those eating non cooked food. While checking to see if the regular noodles were done, without thinking, I popped one into my mouth and then realized I can't eat this. I got most of it out of my mouth before swallowing it all... Whew!! Sometimes I just don't think! I say "amen" to what Charissa said about the zucchini pasta! I absolutely loved it with that divine sauce!! What a treat to the palate! Oh yes, and my sister made the most awesome raw cheesecake ever! I couldn't wait to eat it to satisfy my very sweet tooth! Each bite was a delight to the senses!! I'm blessed to be related to such a talented non cook!! I'm looking forward to what tomorrow brings!