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Farm Animal Rights Movement

February 11, 2013

Serving = 1 slice of 8-9" cheesecake. Serves 12.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 590

From fat 369


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41g


Saturated Fat 17g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 198mg


Total Carbohydrate 43g


Dietary Fiber 5g


Sugars 32g

Protein 9g

Vitamin A .9%

Vitamin C 6.6%

Calcium 5.3%

Iron 6.1%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Creamy 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 (or other berries), optional

For Ganache
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup dairy-free creamer


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

4. Cover the cashews in water and soak for about an hour.
5. Drain and place in blender with the rest of the filling ingredients.
6. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust for preferred sweetness and tartness.
7. Pour onto crust in springform pan. Place in freezer to set.

8. Place chips in a heatproof bowl. Slowly heat creamer in a pan, take off heat when it simmers.
9. Pour over chocolate chips and mix until chocolate is melted.
10. 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.

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Chocoholic Cookie Dough!

EatPastry set out to make "the best vegan cookie dough recipe known to man" with no guilt and no cruelty -- just tasty goodies made with the environment and kindness in mind. While cookie dough with eggs has lots of nasty things that can make you sick, this cookie dough is 100% vegan (even made in an dedicated vegan facility). So dig in and enjoy this yummy vegan cookie dough anytime - day or night - baked or raw.

EatPastry uses high-quality, all-natural ingredients like fair trade sugar, organic ingredients, and fresh peanut butter made right in EatPastry's kitchen -- no eggs, no dairy, no preservatives, no funny business.

Try the decadent Chocoholic Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip, and the gluten-free versions in Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, or Sugar Momma.

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Vegan Chocolate Is Healthier

Chocolate was vegan long before people started adding cows' milk to some of it to make "milk chocolate." Dark chocolate has been found to have a number of healthy benefits. Dark and semi-sweet chocolate contain more cocoa than chocolate containing cows' milk. The higher cocoa content of dark chocolate means higher amounts of flavonoids that act as antioxidants.

The high flavonoid content of dark chocolate can also help lower LDL cholesterol, promote healthier skin, and increase blood flow to the brain. According to, dark chocolate may also help with cardiovascular health and the prevention of stroke. Dark chocolate is often lower in calories, sugar, sodium and fat than "milk chocolate" -- making for a healthier sweet treat.

It's easy to find dairy-free chocolate chips, candy bars, and dairy-free chocolate milk. You'll even find flowing fountains of vegan chocolate at parties. There's a big chocolaty vegan world out there -- enjoy!

Find the Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Bouquet directions at

Vegan Foods Enhance Love Life

Our friend Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, creator of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, has some fun and timely advice for Valentine's Day. Which foods will ignite passion and which will douse the fire?

Colleen says, "For thousands of years, many different plant foods have been eaten for their aphrodisiac qualities, inspired by their sensory characteristics -- how they look, sound, smell, taste, or feel...

Because a healthy body has everything to do with blood flowing healthfully to all of the organs in your body, vegan foods (fruits and vegetables, etc.)... are all aphrodisiacal foods, because they increase blood flow. Meat and animal products, on the other hand, constrict the blood vessels, decreasing blood flow, and thus potentially decreasing the libido."

Watch Colleen's short video to discover a few foods with very special effects -- perfect for a romantic meal. From pomegranates to peaches, agave to hot peppers... and even asparagus. Did Colleen blush when she mentioned that last one? Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

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