If you’re wondering if you should make this, well, you should. It made my non-paleo friends even happy. That’s how you know you’ve done something right.

I do not feel well. Like at all. I did Fran yesterday and am coughing up things that remind me of oyster mushrooms. At least I like oyster mushrooms. I feel like I was run over by a large male. Or sacked by a small lineman. I don’t even know what that means. I just know that it tastes like pennies in my mouth and I didn’t PR in my time. Why does not pr-ing suck so bad? Why does it make you feel instant depression? I don’t get it. Whatever. Thankfully I get my hair done on Thursday so that will make everything better. It’s a scientific fact that people have better Fran times with well dyed roots.

The only thing that’s really important right now is that the last movie in the Twilight series comes out this week. I am just giddy. Thrilled. Enthralled. Bedazzled. Any odd word you can think of, that’s what I am.

I figured out the only reason why having a boyfriend would be nice. Fitted sheets. Putting on fitted sheets is really no fun by yourself. And it takes double the time. Maybe i can find a fill-in man just for that duty. I’m gonna keep my eye out.

And if I can’t find that, I’ll just eat Goodbody Baked Goods and act like those are my boyfriend. That doesn’t help with my fitted sheets, but I’ll survive. Anywho, I have closed the Goodbody Giveaway and sent the 3 winners emails. If your name is Lisa, Keely, or Alex, you better check your email, EVEN SPAM. I could be confused as spam. Pale OMG. That’s offensive to some. Even email.

And if you weren’t a winner, don’t you worry your little bum bum off. You can purchase Goodbody Baked Goods at Abe’s Market.

5.0 from 20 reviews

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake
 
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
For the crust
For the filling
  • 1.5 cups roasted, unsalted cashews
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 2-3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5-6 tablespoons canned coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the topping
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Let’s first make the crust!! Add walnuts to your food processor and blend until you get a meal, almost a walnut butter. Then add the rest of your crust ingredients and blend until well combined.
  2. Add crust mixture to an 8×8 glass baking dish lined with saran wrap, press down until evenly distributed and smooth on the top.
  3. Wipe out the inside of your food processor, no need to scrub, then add your cashews and blend until you begin to get a clumpy mess.
  4. Then add your coconut oil, lemon juice, vanilla extract and honey and puree until well combined.
  5. And lastly, add your coconut milk, 1 tablespoon at a time to break down the cashews completely. I used about 5 or 6 tablespoons for mine until the cashews became this soupy paste.
  6. Pour your filling onto the crust and use a knife or spoon to spread mixture throughout the entire pan, covering the crust, then place in the freezer for about 1-2 hours or until completely hard.
  7. When you cheesecake is almost hardened, add all topping ingredients to a food processor and mix until smooth and silky.
  8. Smooth out on top of your cheesecake.
  9. Place it freezer for about 30 minutes until everything has set.
  10. Cut cheesecake into cheesecake slices like I did OR bars, any size you want. The saran wrap will help you pull them out without destroying their gorgeous looks. Just pull on the side of the saran wrap and it will pop right out.
  11. Eat. Eat and remember how wonderful it is to be paleo.
  12. PALEO IS AWESOME!