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Paleo Cheesecake

paleo-cheesecake

This is perfect for all cheesecake fans…. The texture is rich and creamy and, curiously, tastes better the longer you leave it – although that wasn’t long in our case!

You Will Need:-

For the Base:

1 + 1/2 cups of ground almonds

ground cinnamon

3 tblspoons melted butter

For the Filling:

4 packs of full fat cream cheese ( 1 lb)

4 eggs

1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.5 teaspoons of lemon juice

1/4 cup of sour cream

1/4 cup of agave nectar (optional)

For decoration

Strawberries and fresh cream

Method:

1) Mix all the base ingredients together push into a pie dish and bake for 8-10 mins at 180 degrees C

2)Mix all the other ingredients together adding one in at a time.  If it looks lumpy, don’t panic!  Keep mixing for an extra minute and all lump issues will resolve.  Pour mixture onto base in pie dish.

3) Sit in a water bath (bain-marie)* and cook for about an hour (at 180 degrees C) (er …..the cheesecake not you)!

(* water bath: simply sit your cheesecake in a larger dish and fill the larger dish with water half way up the sides – don’t allow the water to penetrate the cheesecake at any time)

4) When cooked decorate and eat!

*Happy Birthday Poppy 🙂 *

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Cavemen and Girls: Like Monday’s

Miserable Drudgery

Ok so it’s Monday morning and as I remember not a good time for many struggling to find the motivation to get themselves to work, wrestling with half asleep children in the fight to get them off to school,  worrying about this and stressing about that. It can all seem to much for many, so where do they turn? Well a small minority will reach for something stronger but most will choose to self medicate with…Sugar! a couple of spoons in a hot drink, slice of toast, muffin, crumpets, cereal with milk and extra sugar, it’s everywhere, even in so called health foods (the manufactured variety). But hang on a minute is there a connection with the afore mentioned physiological/psychological state many experience not just on a Monday morning but throughout their lives?

Absolutely, definitely, without a shadow of doubt. Sugar can never make it easier, it’s making it worse…much worse!

“One of the unintended consequences of decades of terrible health advice (eat low fat foods, avoid red meat and saturated fat, do endless cardio on machines while indoors) is that being healthy becomes miserable drudgery.  Good health and diet should be joyous and life-affirming.  If it isn’t we’re doing it wrong” – J Stanton Gnolls 

Joyous and Life Affirming

For those of you that have forgotten or have no knowledge, here’s a clue…

Life can be truly amazing…

Live it!

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