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08-12-2005, 12:38 PM
Okay, sooo funny. Nobody in my household cares too much for the cheesecake (only cuz its lemony), but I LOVE it. Had to share this though....
I watch two little boys - both total junk food junkies. I was slicing off a small slice of cheesecake and the little one (6) asked if he could taste it, so I let him. He LOVED it and wanted more and more and more.... I just KNOW if I had that child all of the time that I could turn him into a raw food kiddo. He loves veggies and fruit, but his parents buy junk food!
Okay, just had to tell you that I had another positive on the cheesecake!
08-12-2005, 12:56 PM
Kids are so open to different taste. It is ashame that if they have parents that eat junk, they will too. Maybe you could give his Mom the recipe and see if she trys it ;)
08-12-2005, 01:51 PM
I did better than that.. knowing that she will probably not make it to try it, I sent him home with a piece for her to try! :)
08-12-2005, 01:52 PM
You are right on top of it. Good for you ;)
08-12-2005, 02:24 PM
I think you are being a good friend/neighbor. My neighbor gave me things my mother wouldn't ~ cookies, Kool-Aid (now I'm wondering what that ever aided me in) ~ basically sabatoging what she was attempting to do for me which was make me healthier. Sort of a turn-around thing here. This child will remember you in years to come.
08-12-2005, 02:44 PM
Okay, I have to share this since it fits so perfectly here. My daughter (& her 20-month old) have recently gone 100% raw. The baby, who'd only recently begun eating a few cooked/processed foods, took to living foods again immediately with gusto. However, her preschool (where she just started 2 months ago) reported to my daughter yesterday that they were very worried because the baby was refusing to eat the waffles, crackers, yogurt, etc. that they feed the toddlers. So my daughter explained that they weren't eating that way at home and were only eating living foods. It turns out that the baby was eating all the raw foods they offer there -- just not the junk. They thought it definitely odd that it was okay with mom that she "only" have fruit for breakfast.
How cool is that! I believe that children who have not known other foods have no problem at all eating the way Nature intended us to eat. And, this child, who is still nursing, has always had an immensely better diet than most American children. Now, her natural tastes and preferences are being honored. I am very proud of my daughter. I know that she was concerned that the baby would still be having cooked foods there, but decided that eating living foods the rest of the day was still worth them going raw. Even if she occasionally has something there, it'll be hands down superior to what SAD kids are eating.
So ... I hope she's not upset with me telling this story before she has a chance to, but, I was just thrilled to see the theory be proven true in real life.
08-12-2005, 02:53 PM
How beautiful~thats to both of you!
RawTruth how wonderful your daughter and granddaughter are raw now. Does your daughter use this forum?
Awww, you ladies are spreading raw joy around the world :)
08-12-2005, 02:58 PM
She just started-- and is doing a 30 Day Challenge. But, she's so busy with school and being a mommy, that she's not on much. (And, baby's detoxing a bit, also. Yikes!) Thanks for asking, Carmel :D
Just a quick question...
Is that the 'cheesecake' recipe from Alyssa's book?
08-12-2005, 03:58 PM
I don't think so... it is the recipie that has the lemon, coconut oil, cashews, etc. in it.. I don't have her book yet, but I am under the impression that I am getting it next month for my birthday.... EEEEEK - CAN'T wait!!!
08-12-2005, 05:26 PM
What cheesecake recipe are you talking about, I'd love to have it.
08-12-2005, 06:52 PM
I'd love to have that recipe, as well. I've really been craving cheese cake.
08-12-2005, 08:08 PM
:) Alissa's book does have a recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake...and I think it's really good! The filling is made from cashews, lemon juice, raw honey, blueberries (or other fav fruit) and perhaps some vanilla. It is poured into a shell (set in a pie plate) made from almonds and raisins....just working from memory here. It's really easy. I had extra filling and just ate it with leftover blueberries from the bowl. Yummy.
08-12-2005, 09:30 PM
That is awesome that your granddaughter knows her own mind already and ate what is so good for her little, growing body~
I run a family day care program and have always given the kids good organic food and lots of fruits and veggies, but in this last week, my first raw week I have been making a lot more, especially for myself. Right now I have two babies, just over a year old. The other day for my breakfast I made a fresh blueberry, rasp. and banana sorbet....one of the little boys wanted some so I gave him a taste and wound up feeding him half of it...when it was all gone he threw himself on the floor and cried.....he knew what was good!
I was thinking over the last few days that he is eating so much wonderful food here which he loves and junk at home. Amazing how babies will instinctivly reach for what is best for them.
08-12-2005, 09:40 PM
Can someone post the recipe?? It sounds great!
08-12-2005, 09:48 PM
08-12-2005, 10:05 PM
OK...I read the whole thread that went with the cheesecake recipe, and I'm not sure where to find coconut oil...is it canned? I've never tried it before and am worried that someone said the coconut oil gave it a wierd aftertaste? Has anyone substituted anything in it's place? I'm worried about wasting products.......
08-13-2005, 10:22 AM
I purchased the Nutiva brand of Coconut oil. MAKE SURE you don't get it from roasted coconuts (NASTY!!). Anyway, this is the one I have used and have had great results. It is in my health food store in the oil section. It did not give my cheesecake a bad or wierd aftertaste, nor did it taste "oily". It did give it a very pleasant cocounut hint. OOOOH VERY YUMMY!!
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