Summer season Celebration Dessert: Uncooked Lemon Cherry Cheesecake

Wanting by means of my newest recipes, it appears as if it’s been ages since I revealed or shared something that wasn’t salad, as let’s face it, that’s clearly the place my head is most days of the yr! Meals round right here on this considerably sizzling summer season have been fast and straightforward of late: not loads of cooking happening (this small home will get insufferable with the oven or range on), and honestly comprised of no matter we’ll all eat that’s the identical. In brief, largely greens from the backyard, which have been plentiful, and our favourite veggies and tofu cooked on the barbecue (the hubby has his meat and loves it). Meals is straightforward nowadays as life is something however.

I did the 12 day Wild Rose Cleanse a number of weeks in the past and ADORED it, and actually need to say it’s one thing I’ll do many times. I’d accomplished it years in the past efficiently, however all my current makes an attempt had failed because of ill-timed social engagements or me simply not being as much as the primary few days of feeling frankly terrible (learn: it’s okay to interrupt the food plan a number of instances if it means you’ll comply with by means of to the tip). Should you’ve ever accomplished this cleanse, I’d love to listen to the way it went for you and for those who haven’t whether or not you is likely to be (it’s superb). In fact, the food plan beneficial for the cleanse simply is likely to be my all-time splendid food plan, because it’s just about a complete meals solely situation with a great deal of rice, almonds and greens with little to no sugar of any sort. Nice to take a break from the sweets (exhausting for this chocoholic I let you know) and get again to that time of actually appreciating them for the treats that they’re.

In different information, I’m planning a makeover for the weblog which I feel is nicely overdue, and I’d love to listen to from any of you with strategies or recommendations on what you’d prefer to see right here. With all of the modifications which have come my approach prior to now yr, I’m feeling it’s time to hit the refresh button on loads of little issues – as I’m feeling totally previous the transition part and nicely into that subsequent stage of this so-called grownup life I lead!

With that, the McDermott household is off to Los Angeles & the California Coast for a vacation, as we sit up for what could also be our final official summer season household highway journey. Youngsters are rising (the eldest is headed into grade 12 this yr) and so are we….it’s time to gradual the tempo and revel in our time collectively. It’s superb how the time flies, hope you might be all having fun with these summer season days! Right here’s a luscious uncooked dessert for y’all, I do hope you get pleasure from! Filled with uncooked nuts & fruity goodness. It’s the proper option to finish a summer season meal, and no baking required, only a springform pan or tart shell with a detachable backside. Should you don’t have both, simply use a pie plate or 8 inch baking pan – you’ll simply have to depart it in there may be all.

A great deal of summer season love. Take excellent care of those you like (that features you too). xo

Uncooked Lemon Cherry Cheesecake:

  • 3/4 cup walnuts 
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
  • 5 pitted dates 
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • 2 cups soaked cashews, soaked for as much as 8 hours (half-hour in boiling water can be effective)
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cherry topping:

  • 1.5 cups pitted cherries
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Recent pitted cherries, blueberries & raspberries (or only one, as much as you!)
  • Mint

In a meals processor with the S blade, pulse the walnuts, almonds, salt, maple syrup and dates till the combination begins to kind collectively. You do not need to overdo the method or it’s going to get too oily. Press combination into the underside of the springform pan or tart shell. Clear the meals processor shortly and prepare to start out the subsequent step.

Within the meals processor combine the entire filling components till very clean and creamy. The consistency must be thick however silky. Utilizing a spatula, pour the combination into the pan or tart shell on prime of the crust. Unfold evenly utilizing the spatula which has been dipped into chilly water to forestall the combination sticking to it as you unfold. Place the cake within the freezer for an hour or so, or the fridge for 2-3 hours to set (it must be agency to the contact however not frozen by means of).

To make the sauce, use both the cleaned meals processor or a blender, and mix the pitted cherries and maple syrup till clean. I recommend doing this minutes previous to dressing the cake as it’s going to discolour a bit if left to sit down. When able to serve, pour the sauce on prime of agency cheesecake. Garnish with recent cherries, berries & mint and revel in!

This cake will maintain somewhat nicely within the fridge and may be very wealthy. In truth, it’s so wealthy you possibly can nibble on small items seemingly by means of the week and it actually wants nothing as an add-on. Much less is extra on this one, so eat sparingly and it’ll take you far.

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