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How to Make a Super Easy Vegan Cheesecake

How to Make a Super Easy Vegan Cheesecake

This is a very easy recipe, but the final product is amazing. 

Preparation time: 30 minutes.

Base

  • 330 grams plain vegan cookies
  • 1 cup of chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil

Method:

Process in a processor until the mix is lightly holding together. You want it to still be a little crumbly. Pat it firmly into a springform pan and set in fridge. 

Filling:

  • 2 medium-sized bananas
  • 1 cup of soaked raw cashews
  • 1 cup of coconut cream
  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of cacao butter melted
  • 1 Tbsp of finely chopped turmeric root
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 cup of agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 slices of fresh peach

Method:

Again, using the food processor, place all filling ingredients into a bowl and mix until it is smooth. Pour the filling into the base and set in the fridge.

Decorate with slices of peach and drizzle with some chocolate sauce.

Chocolate sauce:

Mix all together to make the sauce.

  • 2 Tbsp Cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of agave syrup

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The Food Yoga Standard

The Food Yoga Standard

Since I released my book, FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul I have seen that other people are using the term food yogi or food yoga to promote their healthy lifestyle or cooking courses. However, there is a standard for what constitutes a food yogi. As a long time practitioner of bhakti yoga (32 years), director of the world’s largest vegan food relief and author of FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul I carry the responsibility for the definition of food yoga and a food yogi. I want to make that clear here.

FoodYogi-LOGOWhat Food Yoga is

ART: An individual’s creative expression of love and devotion using food as the medium;

SCIENCE: An appreciation for the beauty and interconnectedness of all things, coupled with an unceasing awareness of the Energetic Source from which all things emanate. A food yogi considers the physical laws of good food combining as well as the most subtle laws of intention while preparing the meal.

Food Yoga is a completely new approach to holistic living. Until now, philosophies on healthy living and nutrition have focused on the mechanics of health and happiness, exclusively focusing on the body alone. In doing so, these philosophies have promoted practices and diets that in one way or another have alienated vast numbers of people. As a result, despite volumes of literature and research there is no consensus on what diet or mode of living is best. What they have all failed to identify is one underlying truth that connects us all and from which all health systems can be reconciled and/or elevated to their ultimate stature. That truth is: our constitutional nature is spirit and we are all spiritually equal. Any healthy living program therefore needs to address the “nutritional” needs of the body, mind and spirit.

What a Food Yogi Is

  • RAWStrawberryCheesecakeFY-STEP7A responsible human that serves, consumes, and behaves in ways that respect all of creation and help maintain the delicate balance of nature.
  • A person that is respectful of their own body, which they treat as a blessing or a “temple of God.”
  • A person who lives their entire life in full awareness of their interdependence and interconnectedness of all things.
  • A person who practices the culture of spiritual hospitality—a culture that is based on the principle of sama darshana or spiritual equality.
  • A person who fully embraces a socially responsible and environmentally respectful lifestyle, including their choice of food, clothing, cosmetics, cleaning materials and habitat. All are chosen carefully so that the least amount of harm is inflicted upon the environment and other living things.
  • A person that adheres to the principle of ahimsa (non-violence) in words, deeds and thoughts.

Food Yoga is Not

  • A religion or a philosophy exclusively tied to a religious doctrine
  • The monopoly of the Vaisnava tradition
  • Vegetarianism devoid of spiritual significance or connected with an atheistic doctrine
  • Veganism devoid of spiritual significance or connected with an atheistic doctrine
  • A plant-based raw vegan diet devoid of spiritual significance or connected with an atheistic doctrine

A Food Yogi Only Uses

  • Fresh fruits, vegetable, beans, pulses, nuts, seeds and grains in preparing meals
  • Non-commercial dairy, if (AND ONLY) it has been offered by a family-owned and protected-cow that is never killed and whose calf is never separated
  • As much local and organically-grown produce as available

A Food Yogi Does Not Use

  • Meat, fish, or eggs
  • Commercially produced dairy of any kind
  • Onion or garlic
  • Any products that contain animal-derived ingredients
  • Any products that were tested on animals
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FOOD YOGI workshop on Bribie Island (29 Jan)

FOOD YOGI workshop on Bribie Island (29 Jan)

Australian born, Priya Vrata (aka the FOOD YOGI), director of Food for Life Global is currently on a tour presenting FOOD YOGI workshops. The 1 – 3 day workshops present the philosophy of Food for Life as it relates to food choices, lifestyle, respect for nature and spirituality. The presentation is based on notes from Food Yogi’s book, FOOD YOGA – Nourishing the Soul a 320 page manifesto of the Food Yogi lifestyle with a specific emphasis on introducing a Food Offering Meditation. [paid-downloads id=”4″] (eBook $9.95) The idea behind the book was inspired by the founder of ISKCON, Swami Prabhupada, who said that “everyone should get a chance to take prasadam…” He believed strongly that through the liberal distribution of prasadam the whole world could become peaceful and prosperous.” Prasadam is a Sanskrit word that means mercy, and specifically refers to food that has been prepared with loving intention and then offered in love to God. The meaning of Swami Prabhupada’s statement is that clean, non-violent foods that are prepared with loving intention have the ability to unite people in a loving bond. We’ve all had experience of this when we’ve sat down to a meal prepared with love on festive days. Because food is the most basic necessity of life it behooves us to honor the blessing of having food on our table, and even more importantly making sure that everyone else has food as well. This can only happen when we genuinely feel compassion and respect for all living beings and it is this universal respect that is fundamental to a Food Yogi lifestyle. The purpose of the Food Yogi course is to introduce students to the culture of spiritual hospitality and the importance of food on their spiritual journey. Students learn how to achieve optimum health by practicing the Food Yogi diet and lifestyle, which includes, what to eat, when to eat, water therapy, a food offering meditation, conscious eating and raw food demonstrations. The Food Yoga workshop covers a variety of subjects, including:

  • Metaphysics of food
  • Sacred Foods and Alchemy
  • Sacred Geometry of Food
  • The importance of water
  • Food Politics
  • Spiritual Hospitality
  • The 10 Characteristics of a Food Yogi
  • Food Offering Meditation
  • Conscious Eating
TIME
Sunday, January 29 · 10:30am – 3:00pm

LOCATION
Witchie Woo Wellness B & B 10 Eighth ave Woorim, Bribie Island. Australia

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