Take Heart!

Christian Vegetarian Association
Update Newsletters
ake Heart!

Take Heart Contents
| Animal Issues | Articles | Athletes | Bible | Children | Devotionals | Environment | Food | Health | Humor | OpinionPoetry | Quotations | Recipes |

Christian Vegetarian Association Presents:
Take Heart!
Raw Cheesecake With Chocolate Ganache

 It's all about love this week. Chocolate lovers rejoice! Raw food lovers rejoice! Animal lovers rejoice! Dive into this delectable homage to love. Smooth and creamy, rich and dreamy, this Valentine's Day love bomb will kindle your (com)passion, soothe your soul, and tantalize your taste buds. It's irresistible.
For Crust
3/4 cup almonds
 3/4 cup macadamia nuts
 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates
 1 tsp sea salt
For Filling:

3 cups cashews
2 Tbsp. lemon juice, fresh
1/2 cup agave syrup or maple syrup
 3/4 cup coconut oil, liquid (melt slightly if solid)
1 tsp. vanilla
 1/2 pint raspberries, optional (or other berries)
For Ganache
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup dairy-free creamer

- Grind nuts into small pieces with salt in a food processor.
- Add dates and process until combined and sticky.
- Press into the lined bottom of a springform pan and refrigerate or freeze until set.

- Cover the cashews in water and soak for about an hour.
- Drain and place in blender with the rest of the filling ingredients.
- Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust for preferred sweetness and tartness.
- Pour into springform pan. Place in freezer to set.
- Place chips in a heatproof bowl. Slowly heat creamer in a pan, take off heat when it simmers.
- Pour over chocolate chips and mix until chocolate is melted.
- Cool for a few seconds while mixing. Pour over filling.
Decorate with fresh berries. Place in freezer to set. When firm, transfer to fridge until ready to serve. 

Your question and comments are welcome

Copyright 2008 © Christian Vegetarian Association. All rights reserved.

| Home Page | Bibliography | Books, T-shirts, Etc. | Community | Contact Us | CVA Board | CVA Videos | Essays and Coloring Book | Honoring God's Creation | How to Help | Links | Membership | Mission | Podcast | Take Heart | Vegetarianism's Benefits |

This site is hosted and maintained by
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation.