Earth Café: An Unusual Take on Cheesecake

By | Apr 23, 2010

By Megan Hassen of Food Sensitivity Journal

Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, sugar free:  those are your restrictions.  Your assignment:  to put together a delectable dessert for your child and his or her friends, who enjoy unrestricted diets.  Sweatin’ yet? Read on, the answer is here.

cheesecake 04052010 001Earth Café recently released raw, organic, vegan and gluten free cheesecake, made primarily from nuts and coconut.  Sweetened only with agave nectar, their cheesecake is rapidly filling natural food stores in the United States.

I admit, I haven’t had regular cheesecake in a very long time due to my own dietary restrictions. So when I had the opportunity to try some, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I sampled six flavors of cheesecake, with the help of my dessert loving husband, who regularly eats gluten filled desserts at work, and my son, who is gluten, dairy and sugar free, just
like me.  What was remarkable is how all three of us loved the taste, restricted diet or not.  The flavors, Cherry Dream, Rockin’ Raspberry, Strawberry Fields Forever, Blueberry Hill, Who’s Your Daddy?, and Cali Style Lemon, were all unique and delicious.  The cheesecake has a nice creamy texture, and a slightly nutty taste.  The strong fruity flavors, lemon, raspberry, strawberry and cherry, were exceptional.

In addition to great taste, this is cheesecake you can eat without feeling miserable afterwards. An individually packaged slice of  Rockin’ Raspberry contains only 14 grams of sugar, and six grams of protein. Although high in fat (30 grams per slice), this is good fat that comes from raw nuts and coconut, with no cholesterol.

Finally, the cheesecake is as stunning to look at as it is delicious. You can proudly present it to guests at a party and wow them with your healthy cheesecake. Instead of stressing over how I’m going to please the children at my son’s upcoming birthday party this year, I’m looking forward to putting my feet up and ordering from Earth Café.  Check Earth Café’s website for a location near you, or order it online to be delivered directly to your door, frozen and packed in dry ice.

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