(Mostly) Raw Vegan Cheesecake!

I made this cheesecake for the first time at the StarWater 4/20 party at the Liberty Lodge in Denver, and it was a HIT! The day I made that first run I had been unable to find macadamia nuts, so I used cashews. Hazelnuts & almonds are also options, but macadamias are the best option to get the right taste and creaminess.

(Mostly) Raw Vegan Cheesecake!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
36 2" Squares 15-25 Minutes
Passive Time
2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
36 2" Squares 15-25 Minutes
Passive Time
2 Hours
(Mostly) Raw Vegan Cheesecake!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
36 2" Squares 15-25 Minutes
Passive Time
2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
36 2" Squares 15-25 Minutes
Passive Time
2 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: 2" Squares
Instructions
  1. Blend your granola until it has a bread-crumb-like consistency. Combined coconut oil, and mix together well. Pour this mixture into your pan, and tamp down with your fingers.
  2. Combine avocado, banana, macadamia, lime juice, coconut manna (melted is easiest), flax milk, and salt in your blender. Blend until you have one smooth consistency throughout.
  3. Pour filling mix into the pan, using a spatula to smooth out the top.
  4. Loosely cover the top of your pan, and place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours to solidify.
  5. Share with your friends & family!

Veggie Enchiladas

This is one of my favorite dishes, and as with everything that I cook, it’s totally different each time. The most important parts, for me, are the sweet potato, onion, garlic, and a spice-set that includes cumin, coriander, paprika, and cayenne. This particular recipe is from November of 2015, and was created as part of an exchange I was doing for yoga classes in Portland, Oregon. Usually the sauce is tomato-based (or tomatillo), but this time I wanted to go with something creamier, with a bit of a cheesy taste to it. The cashews & macadamias give the cheesy taste, as well as quite a bit of extra protein. If you want to go a little cheaper, replace those with sunflower seeds, it won’t be quite as rich, but the flavor will be similar.

Veggie Enchiladas
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Veggie Enchiladas
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Ingredients
Sauce
Filling
The Base
Servings:
Instructions
Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cube parsnips & sweet potato, combine in a oiled roasting pan.
  3. Lay pumpkin seeds in one layer on oiled cookie sheet, sprinkle lightly with salt.
  4. Roast both pans, stirring each 1-2 times a. Parsnip & Sweet Potato: 20-40 minutes depending on texture wanted b. Pumpkin Seeds: ~10 minutes
  5. Dice your onion, garlic, carrots, cilantro, and green onions. Combine these, and the rest of the filling ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
Sauce
  1. (While things are roasting) Combine all of your ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend to a smooth consistency, added water as needed to accomplish this.
Assembly
  1. Bring the oven to 300 degrees
  2. Lightly oil the bottom of a large roasting pan and assemble like so (bottom – up): Tortillas, Filling, tortillas, filling, sauce.
  3. Cover pan with tin foil and bake for 15-25 minutes, to marry flavors and bring everything to a uniform temperature.