Rosewater Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote + We live a simple life

Rosewater Greek Yogurt CheesecakeMy love for food makes me want to write about it. What makes me passionate about healthy living is the change I see in myself and my family through this journey. I had bit of a giggle though, when I realised the image I may have portrayed. 

Perhaps a mix of hippy, health conscious, passion filled foodie? Or a health freak? Either way, I want to share that eating right and moving right is not rocket science (although there is science behind it!). It is an effort. Though an effort worthwhile. It is also simple. Yes we avoid gluten, processed food and added sugar mainly. IMG_2305 (640x427)

We embrace protein, vegetables and fruits. We also adore dashes of dairy, rice and even some legumes (mmm…peanut butter) from time to time. Simply put, we listen to our bodies and eat accordingly. There isn’t any right or wrong. What we do know is that we feel the best when we eat heaps of vegetables, some meat and seafood. 

I haven’t put out my meal plan for ages but our meals typically look like this with different options:

Breakfast

2 soft boiled eggs with smoked salmon and sauerkraut. (Or if u r Asher, sometimes he wants 3 eggs)

Greek yogurt with passionfruit or blueberries with my home made granola

the boys might have my home made banana bread/loaf that I made

Asher might have avocado and banana or grilled mushrooms with avocado 

pancakes

Lunch

Whatever we had for dinner before

Afternoon tea

Chia pudding with berries or with home made granola 

handful of nuts 

or whatever I baked/make 

nearly always with my almond milk coffee 

Dinner

Roast chicken + Roast vegetables

Curry + stir fry vegetables + 6 hour slow cooked chinese clear soup of some form (radish and chinese mushrooms last night) 

Pulled pork + spag squash + roasted kale chips 

“Pad thai” Pork with kelp and zucchini noodles

Pork Hock Kale, Carrot and Capsicum Soup

Grilled fish with spinach and avocado salad 

After dinner

Fruits + tea

Dark chocolate

Whatever it is, it is just simple food. I think it is laughable that it is so simple. I find it hard to share or post my dinner ideas because they are that easy. IMG_2300 (640x427)

The other day, I made a greek yogurt cheesecake. YEP! Totally not paleo. Maybe borderline being clean but it was so yummy. I love a good cheesecake but often find them too sweet and heavy. I also like my raw desserts but I think it is bit of an overkill of nuts. I had a sense of achievement when it came out with NO cracks! 

Now, I just have to replicate this again and again!

Rosewater Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
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Prep Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. Base
  2. 3/4 cups of walnuts
  3. 1/4 cup of pistachios
  4. 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  5. 3 medjool dates (soaked and pitted)
  6. 1 tsp vanilla paste
  7. 2 tbsp water
  8. 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil
  9. Yogurt Cheesecake
  10. 3/4 cup greek yogurt (I used mundella)
  11. 250 grams cream cheese
  12. 1/2 cup of 125 grams ricotta cheese
  13. 4 eggs
  14. 1 tsp vanilla
  15. 1.5 tbsp rose water
  16. 1 tbsp honey
  17. Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote
  18. 3 stalks of rhubarb diced
  19. 1 cup of diced strawberries
  20. 2 tsp honey
  21. 1 tsp vanilla
  22. 1 cinnamon stick
  23. 1/4 cup water
  24. 1 rose water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line 9 inch round baking tin with baking paper. Wrap with aluminium foil for the base to prevent water from sipping in.
  2. Make the base: Whiz everything in the food processor. Press base into tin. Bake for 15 minutes or till slight brown. Cool.
  3. Yogurt Cheesecake- Whiz all ingredients in. Spoon into base. Place tin into another tray and fill it with warm water till half way to the tin. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Turn off oven and let it cool in oven completely.
  4. Compote- Simmer everything in the saucepan for around 10 minutes.Using a stick blender, blitz it. Cool
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