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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheese Cakechocolate-chip-cheesecake-pic

Step One – Crust

3 C. blanched almond flour or meal

1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix well

12 T. butter, melted (stick and a half)

Add ½ teaspoon SweetLeaf Clear Stevia and ½ teaspoon vanilla to the melted butter.

Add the sweetened melted butter to the dry mix.

Mix well.  Press into a 9 x 13 or 10 x 14 pan.

 

Step Two – Filling

3 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened to room temp (couple of hours sitting on the counter)

½ C. Erythritol

½ teaspoon SweetLeaf Clear Stevia

6 medium or 5 large eggs

1 ½ t. vanilla

1 cup Lily’s dark stevia sweetened chocolate chips or 1 cup chopped Chocoperfection Bar or Lily’s Dark Chocolate Bar.

Cream cheese with Erythritol and Clear Stevia.  Add eggs one at a time until mixture is smooth.  Add Vanilla. Stir in the chips or chopped chocolate. Pour into pan on top of crust.  Bake at 300° on lowest rack for 1 hour.

Step Three – Topping

1½ pts. sour cream

¼ C. Erythritol and ¼ teaspoon of Clear Stevia

2 t. vanilla

Remove cake from the oven.  Pour sour cream mix on top of hot cake.  Put back in the oven for 15 minutes.

Step Four – Refrigerate for 24 hours.
Okay, I don’t always have 24 hours, so I stick it into the freezer for a couple of hours and then, pull it back out and serve it.

Step Five – While the cake is cooling, chop another bar or get some chips ready to sprinkle over the top and melt a Lily’s or Chocoperfection chocolate bar and add a little coconut oil to make it a little thinner, probably 1 or 2 teaspoons to a bar. … Drizzle it over the cheesecake.

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Six Years and Yes, Still Counting!

Six years ago today was the first day of being sugar free.  On that day, six years ago, I went back on the yeast fungal diet, which meant no grains, no sugars and no starchy or fungal foods.  I had done it before, but this time it was different.  Instead of a temporary “diet” until I felt better, I was convicted this time that I needed to make this change a lifestyle and not a “diet”.  To quote Jim Rohn, “what a grand and glorious day” it is when we are “fed up” with the status quo and make a decision to change our lives!

This time I did not change my diet, instead I embraced a totally new way to eat.  I am committed to being sugar free and grain free, but also chemical free.  I don’t want chemicals in my food, my water, my skin care, my hair care, my cleaning products, etc.

I have become an avid label reader!  There are forms of sugar and grains in food products of every sort, even in health food stores.  Folks, organic poison is still poison and organic sugar is still sugar, even when it is called by one of its many code names like “organic evaporated cane juice”.  Don’t be fooled.  Learn the many names of sugar and of artificial sweeteners and avoid them.

Better yet, just make your own food from single ingredient items.  In other words, shop for produce, meat, eggs, and dairy and don’t buy anything that has an ingredient list.  Investigate those dairy items, as even those can be full of chemicals or have funny additives.

The foundation for my way of eating is found at http://www.knowthecause.com.  I have an advantage now over the times in years past when I temporarily made the switch.  Now, I have an abundance of alternatives for grains, like coconut flour and almond flour, which are the two I use the most.  Now, I have sources for recipes like never before, like WHEAT BELLY, Paleo sites and so many more people who are seeking a grain free, sugar free lifestyle.

While I am grain and sugar free, one of the key factors that influence my health, both physically and mentally is the fact that I avoid all products claiming to be low or no fat.  I eat FULL fat foods.  I have found that using real butter and coconut oil keep me feeling more satisfied.    So many people have been deceived and believe that they need to be low carb and low fat.

Just to clarify, I EAT full fat foods and all the veggies and fruit I want.  The only veggies I totally avoid are potatoes and mushrooms, which are starch and fungus.  Those are foods like grains and sugar that feed the inflammation, so I avoid them.

As you can see from the recipes on this blog, I enjoy many wonderful foods and special dishes without grains and sugar.

I tried to make this change a half a dozen times from 1993 forward.  I did not succeed the other times because I felt like a deprived martyr.  What made the difference this time?  This time, I was convicted and committed to make a permanent change.  I deliberately sought for healthy foods.  I deliberately converted our family favorites to healthier versions.  I was determined to be healthy AND find happy foods for special occasions.

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Are you ready for a permanent change to a healthy lifestyle?  My family, friends and I have paved the way.  We are compiling the helps for you.  You are NOT stuck.  Your health and wellness CAN change and for the better.

Most people who have tasted my cooking and baking love our food and have a hard time believing they are grain and sugar free.

I invite you on this journey with me.  I invite you to give God the glory with every bite you eat and with every beverage you drink.  I invite you to honor the LORD God with your body, soul and spirit.

“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[a]and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:20

Today is day 1,828!  To God be the glory!Ladonna before after

 

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