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  • Can anyone recommend me a cake/desert recipe

    I'm turning the big 40 soon my kids have offered to cook me something I see a great oppurtunity to teach them healthy can be tasty.
    I fancy a cheesecake

  • #2
    A cheesecake is not really going to be primal, between the sweetness and the dairy. There are ways to fake it I suppose, and ways to make it "more primal" than a standard cheesecake... but doesn't that just teach them that healthy eating = eating passable approximations of what they really want?

    Looks like you may have two potentially-opposing goals here:
    1) have a treat for your birthday (20%)
    2) give the kids a teaching experience about healthy, delicious primal food.

    You might be better served pursuing those two goals as separate exercises, since cheesecake doesn't strike me as a great working example of healthy primal food.

    But hey, maybe there's some non-sugary, non-cheesy cheesecake recipe out there? (I can't imagine calling it "cheesecake" though...)
    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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    • #3
      Have made this several times. My non-primal hubby actually prefers it to "real" cheesecake (as do I) http://www.sonofgrok.com/2009/02/time-for-cheesecake/
      Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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      • #4
        Flourless dark chocolate cake and coconut ice cream.
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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        • #5
          Batty also has a recipe for cheesecake that has been recommended you can see the recipe and photo here http://www.livestrong.com/recipes/cheesecake-34/.

          Other primal desserts are fruit in a chocolate fondue (just melt dark chocolate into coconut milk and you have a decadent chocolate dip!)

          I also posted a recipe for baked "pancakes" that turned out more like a cake or cornbread consistency. It doesn't have any sweeteners, but you could easily mix some fruit in the batter for sweetness and do a primal frosting. yummy!

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          • #6
            I think I like Batty's crust better...I'll definitely be trying that out next time!
            Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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            • #7
              Here are some other primal dessert/cake recipes:

              http://thisprimallife.com/category/recipes/desserts/ (The carrot cake looks very yummy)

              http://www.primal-palate.com/2010/09...chocolate.html (Chocolate birthday cake)
              312/149/150

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              • #8
                Mizki, thanks for referencing thisprimallife.com - I immediately added that as a favorite! I've already found a ton of killer recipes there and can't wait to try them out!
                Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

                - Robert Louis Stevenson

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                  A cheesecake is not really going to be primal, between the sweetness and the dairy. There are ways to fake it I suppose, and ways to make it "more primal" than a standard cheesecake... but doesn't that just teach them that healthy eating = eating passable approximations of what they really want?

                  Looks like you may have two potentially-opposing goals here:
                  1) have a treat for your birthday (20%)
                  2) give the kids a teaching experience about healthy, delicious primal food.

                  You might be better served pursuing those two goals as separate exercises, since cheesecake doesn't strike me as a great working example of healthy primal food.

                  But hey, maybe there's some non-sugary, non-cheesy cheesecake recipe out there? (I can't imagine calling it "cheesecake" though...)
                  Since dairy is actually not against the primal blueprint just omit the sugar and enjoy a cheesecake with alternatives for sweetness such as blueberry, strawberry, or stevia.

                  Dairy is only a no-no if you are lactose intolerant or super duper fat and have to do massive cutting.

                  Dairy is awesome.

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                  • #10
                    OK, well what do I know. And it does look like there are a lot of recipe possibilities listed here! Great!
                    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mizski View Post
                      Here are some other primal dessert/cake recipes:

                      http://thisprimallife.com/category/recipes/desserts/ (The carrot cake looks very yummy)

                      http://www.primal-palate.com/2010/09...chocolate.html (Chocolate birthday cake)
                      Thanks for recommending ours (the second one)

                      My birthday is at the end of November - I can't wait to have a reason to make it again. "Decadent" comes to mind, thinking of this cake... mmm

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                      • #12
                        there's a coconut flour recipe that makes an awesome yellow cake. no one will guess. if you don't have the flour, whiz some up by using unsweet coconut shred in your processor or magic bullet type blender.

                        3 eggs
                        2 T butter, melted (CO works, too)
                        2 T coconut milk or whole, cream, etc
                        3 T honey
                        pinch of salt
                        1/2 t vanilla
                        1/4 c sifted coconut flour
                        1/4 t baking powder

                        mix the wet stuff and the salt. combine the flour and BP. mix it all til it's smoothe. pour it into a round, square, cupcake and bake at 400 for about 15 min.

                        this will only make one layer and cupcakes will be small so double or triple the recipe for your needs.

                        also you may want to play w the sweetener. taste test. you can change the sweetener but watch your dry/liquid ratios adding more/less depending on whether you use dry or liquid sweetener.

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                        • #13
                          you can use soaked cashews, dates & a bit of lemon juice to make cheez filling for a raw vegan cheesecake (i'm paleo but use vegan recipes that are void of grains for some variety in my otherwise meat and veggies diet use almond flour+honey for a crust and put in fridge to set

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                          • #14
                            Thanks there are some nice ideas here

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