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This Raw Chocolate Cheesecake really is something special! Very creamy and chocolatey and so easy to make, mmmmmm!

RECIPE

For the base:

1 cup pecans, ground (or mixture of pecans and walnuts)
3 medjool dates
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup cocoa (or raw cacao powder)

For the filling:
2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for at least an hour
1/2 cup cocoa butter (raw cacao butter), melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cocoa (or raw cacao powder)
2 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping:
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup cocoa butter (raw cacao butter), melted
3 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
5 tsp cocoa (or raw cacao powder)
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Mix all the base ingredients together in a food processor until crumbly and just starting to stick together. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8 inch round loose-bottomed tin. Place in the fridge while you make the filling.
2. Blend the drained cashews with the melted cocoa butter, water and maple syrup until smooth and creamy. Then add in the cocoa and vanilla and blend again. Spoon the mixture on to the base and smooth down evenly. Place in the freezer while you make the topping.
3. Stir the agave, cocoa and vanilla into the melted oils until well combined and glossy. Let cool slightly but not so much that it starts to harden. Pour the topping over the cheesecake and place in the fridge to set. Leave it at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

See the original recipe here (this one is slightly adapted and uses cocoa butter in the filling instead of coconut oil) and see how lovely it looks made in individual pans!

 

Top ten genetically modified foods

1. Corn – Corn has been modified to create its own insecticide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that tons of genetically modified corn has been introduced for humanconsumption. Monsanto has revealed that half of the US’s sweet corn farms are planted with genetically modified seed. Mice fed with GM corn were discovered to have smaller
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spring and fertility problems.

2. Soy – Soy has also been genetically modified to resist herbicides. Soy products include soy flour, tofu, soy beverages, soybean oil and other products that may include pastries, baked products and edible oil. Hamsters fed with GM soy were unable to have offspring and suffered a high mortality rate. Canola

Read more: http://share.banoosh.com/2012/08/28/top-ten-genetically-modified-foods/

avocado, roast garlic hummus, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta.

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Cilantro isn’t just a commonly-used leaf and seed ingredient that I use in all my salads salsa and juices, it’s also a powerful natural cleansing agent. Cilantro has been effectively used to help remove heavy metals and other toxic agents from the body.

The chemical compounds in cilantro actually bind to the heavy metals, loosening them from the tissues, blood and organs. Cilantro’s chemical comp

ounds then aid to transport these harmful substances out of the body through elimination.

Cilantro is one of nature’s best bonding agents, particularly for individuals who have been exposed to heightened levels of mercury. Mercury excess is a common problem that may be the result of metallic teeth fillings or over-consumption of predatory fish. Many people suffering from excess mercury report that the feeling of disorientation resulting from the poisoning can be greatly reduced through consuming large and regular amounts of cilantro over an extended period.

Also, the rich qualities of cilantro oil have a powerfully positive effect on our inner digestive tract. The oils aid our digestive system in its production of digestive enzymes, acids and juices. The oil also helps to stimulate digestion through peristaltic motion.


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