Saturday, November 29, 2008

Raw Cheesecake and an Easy Meal


Raw Black Forrest Dulce de leche Cheesecake

This came together so well and easily... a date/walnut crust, cherry cashew filling, caramel layer and topped with cacao sauce... So good!


This was a super simple collard/rice noodle bowl. I used brown rice noodles.

As my regular readers know, I don't use recipes... so here is a fast guess:

1 t toasted sesame oil
1 onion
2 T minced ginger
3 cloves garlic, pressed
a huge bunch collards washed and chopped
2 oz rice noodles
water to cover
braggs
siracha
1 chipotle pepper in adobo (canned) chopped
2 T Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing
Toasted Sesame Seeds
4 oz baked light tofu (this came out of my freezer)
cilantro
lime juice

Comes in around 400 calories for a huge bowl and is VERY satisfying.

I have been such a slacker when it comes to weight loss. I'm not sure why I can't seem to find it in me to just DO IT! ???

Must Swim. I think it's just a matter of getting into the right exercise habits... AND... laying off the huge sandwiches at my job! Yeah.. that's the ticket.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving...

16 comments:

  1. FOOD PORN!!! :-D

    Hang in there, Mel!! You've done fabulously so far with your health goals, and I KNOW you'll keep it at without fail!! I'm rooting for you!!

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  2. Wow, both of those look amazing! It's so hard to diet during the holidays. You'll do it when you're ready.

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  3. Wow, that looks like the perfect cheesecake. And I think you can do it. Maybe ju just need a little pause.

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  4. That cheesecake looks phenomenal! Raw caramel?! Oh, my goodness!

    I can definitely relate re: stalling on weight loss. This time of year is so hard! But it will happen eventually. . . every day is a new start and just keep at it!

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  5. Anonymous12:50 PM

    I have seen your picture and you are beautiful just the way you are. I commend your health goals and they will happen when it is time for them to happen. The most important thing is you are trying. As usual your food looks great.

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  6. Wow! That cheesecake, you amazing me! :)

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  7. Oh, that raw dessert looks heavenly!!! Great work. :)

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  8. Melody, you little temptress you! I will not get that cheesecake image out of my mind...

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  9. Your sweet creations are so incredible. That cheesecake looks very temtping. I'd definitely have a slice if I popped into your cafe!

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  10. That cheesecake looks fabulous!

    Losing weight sucks. Actually weighing less is awesome. Using my imagination, I think that getting to your goal weight would be a day worthy of a parade. But putting in the day to day effort sucks. But, just keep your eye on the prize. You can do it!!!

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  11. ginger + garlic + chipotle = incredible. Yum!

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  12. I know you said you don't use recipes... does that mean you don't have one for the cheezecake? It looks amazing!

    And don't worry about the weight-loss (unless you need to do so for health reasons). People can be happy at all different sizes :o). My paternal grandma is probably the happiest (and one of the biggest) person I know! She doesn't stress about a thing, and she's so healthy at 85.

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  13. I think... sadly, when it comes to weightloss, bread is a bit of a saboteur...

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  14. Wow, that cheesecake! Gorgeous!!

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  15. that cake completely qualifies you as food artist!! wish I could try that caramel.

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  16. Wow, fantastic looking cheesecake. I have started playing with raw food a bit more, but not ventured into desserts yet. I feel so inspired now.

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