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Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe! An authentic, raw, vegan, gluten-free cheesecake recipe made with soaked cashews plus other healthy ingredients. Hard to believe, I know. But trust me when I say it’s so simple and deliciously satisfying you’ll be making it over and over again.  

Why cashews? Let me explain. When soaked and blended, cashews create a creamy, neutral flavor base that works as a cheese alternative in popular dairy-free and vegan recipes. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you’ve seen other recipes where I use cashews as an alternative to cheese:

Mexican Tostadas with Cashew Sour Cream

Half-Baked Key Lime “Cheesecake”

However, if you’re not into cashews or have an allergy, try searching for cashew-free (that’s a real term, btw) cheese alternatives in other popular food blogs like The Minimalist Baker which I’m a huge fan of, btw! I think Dana is a total genius when it comes to flipping recipes. I encourage you to check her out.  

Ok, back to cashews! These days, you can find cheese alternatives made with all kinds of ingredients but for me, the closest in flavor and consistency is definitely soaked cashews.  

This weekend I had a craving for cheesecake but zero intentions of going to the store or digging through old recipes. Lazy weekends are the best weekends, don’t you agree?

I decided to use what what in my fridge and pantry and came up with this easy no-bake cheesecake recipe made with fresh fruit, refined-free sugar, dairy-free milk and nuts. DAS it! 

The result, a better-for-you dessert recipe packed with healthy fat and protein that is also delicious and satisfying. Plus:

creamy 

refreshing 

and pretty darn close to the real thing without the unhealthy sugar high and yucky crash after.

Follow my recipe or make it your own by swapping raspberries for blueberries or strawberries, anything goes. 

If you try this recipe, let us know by leaving a comment below. Your comments are so helpful for us and other readers. Also, don’t forget to share your food pictures on INSTAGRAM and tagging us with hashtag #ourflipsidelife. We’d love to see it!

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder

 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder. A creamy, low carb, hearty and simple recipe perfect for the entire family. 

 

Happy New Year, guys! I hope everyone had a nice (and somewhat healthy) holiday season. It’s hard to believe that it’s over, right? We didn’t travel this year – instead, we celebrated with Joe’s family here in NYC. I missed seeing my family who is scattered across the country but it was nice to relax, wake up without an alarm clock, not workout in a rush and catch up our favorite shows (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisle being my favorite!). I also took the time to organize and clean our apartment which is, in my opinion, a great way to start the New Year. 

 

Anyways, it was also nice to eat at home. Joe and I cooked a ton and only indulged a few times while visiting family on Christmas and New Year’s. While at home, we made tons of easy, healthy meals that I will be sharing over the coming weeks. 

 

One of my favorites is this Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder made with fresh veggies and roasted garlic. It was my first time roasting a head of garlic. The flavor is mild enough to spread on toast/crackers and incredibly delicious as part of a hearty soup. It’s the star ingredient in this dish! 

 

I hope you like the recipe as much as we did and when you try making it, let us know! Leave a comment, and don’t forget to tag a photo #OurFlipSideLife on Instagram!

 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder

Ingredients

4 cups vegetable broth

1 head of garlic

Olive oil

1 head of cauliflower, chopped

1 sweet potato, chopped

2 shallots, chopped

2 tsp fresh thyme

Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 425F and line two baking sheets.

2. Slice off the top of each head of garlic to expose some of the cloves inside and place the heads on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil, wrap in the foil and place on the baking sheet.

3. Add the chopped cauliflower, sweet potato and shallots alongside the garlic and onto the second baking sheet. Drizzle the veggies with olive and season with salt and pepper.

4. Place both baking sheets in the oven to roast, 30-35 min or until tender. Remove the veggies from the oven and let cool, 5-7 min.

5. Remove the roasted head of garlic from the foil and gently squeeze each clove casing onto a dish (you should now have a deliciously fragrant garlic paste).

6. Add the vegetable broth, garlic paste and roasted veggies to a saucepan over medium heat. Let the veggies cook in the broth, 10-12 min or until the flavors are combined.

7. Using an immersion blender blend the veggies until smooth and season with salt, pepper and thyme.

8. Plate and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, more thyme, gluten-free croutons, pumpkin seeds and cauliflower (toppings are optional). Enjoy!

 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder
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Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

When your husband and toddler ask for these pancakes two days in a row you know you nailed the recipe – BOOM! These glute-free pancakes are fluffy, packed with healthy protein, and free of refined sugar. Top with Monk Fruit Maple Syrup or raw honey for extra sweetness and watch them DIG IN!

Ingredients

3 eggs

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar

¼ cup unsweetened nut milk

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup organic coconut flour

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of sea salt

Ghee or grass-fed butter for frying

Instructions

  1. Add eggs, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, nut milk and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Slowly add the coconut flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until you reach a creamy consistency.
  3. Melt ghee or grass-fed butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Scoop pancake batter onto the skillet and cook until sides begin to dry, 3-4min on each side*.
  5. Remove from heat, drizzle with sweetener of choice, serve and enjoy.

*with coconut flour pancakes, you aren’t likely to see bubbles forming on the top, so carefully check before flipping.