No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake!

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Hey guys, I found this terrific recipe for No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake and I just thought I’d share it with you all! It’s low in fat and calories, so you could feel better about yourself when indulging in this delicacy. Also, take a look at my gif photoset of this video at our tumblr!

Don’t give in to temptation, don’t give in to temptation….Oops, too late.

Oh, temptation. It’s the reason why Adam and Eve were sinned, why Odysseus took so long to get back home in Ithaca after the fall of Troy, and it’s also the reason why you just can’t help but indulge that big slice of creamy cheesecake sitting on the table. You know what I mean.

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The theme temptation is used in many stories, new or old, and creates an interesting plot. I also saw it in the book Count of Monte Cristo, which I completely recommend you read if you haven’t done so already. I think Dumas is such an amazing and intelligent writer for finding logical ways to interrelate so many characters in the story. It’s like one of those super emotional Korean dramas written in text. Seriously, only without as many sappy love scenes and more action and plot twists. One of my favorite characters of the story is Caderousse, one of the big bad guys in the story. Not because I like greedy, lazy men, but because he’s the embodiment of the theme: temptation.

After escaping the Chateau d’If and receiving his fortune from the Isle of Monte Cristo, main character Edmond Dantes goes back to his hometown as Abbe Busoni, one of his alter egos, in order to find out what happened while he was gone. After talking to Caderousse, who at the time was a poor innkeeper, Edmond gave Caderousse a 5o,ooo frac diamond as a reward for being a ‘good friend’ to Dantes. But even after receiving the expensive diamond, greedy Caderousse and his wife wanted more.  When they met the jeweler, Madame Caderousse was the first one who thought of having him stay at the inn for “other purposes”. But although Caderousse initially was shocked and was completely against this idea, he eventually became the one that murdered both Madame Caderousse and the jeweler, took back the diamond, grabbed more banknotes and gold from a cupboard, and escaped into the darkness. All because of his greed and temptation, the same temptation that tells you that you’re not satisfied with just that one slice of cheesecake. Maybe just one more slice…. The same thing happens with chips, or at least for me. You can’t just have one chip. Or two for that matter. You’ll always want more, no matter how many you eat.

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Caderousse will always want more money, no matter how much money good fortune brings to his door. And he wasn’t tempted just once in the story either. The second time he was tempted led to his death. He was talking to his fellow convict Benedetto (Andrea Cavalcanti), in which he told Caderousse that the Count wasn’t going to be at home the next day. Knowing the fact that the Count was extremely rich and wasn’t going to be at home propelled him to steal into the house at midnight, not knowing that the Count was given a warning  and was actually there as well. After confronting him with his alter ego Abbe Busoni however, he let him go, to have him be stabbed by Benedetto himself.

So, what does this teach us? Not to give in to temptation and greed. When it comes to food, giving in to temptation once in a while is okay, but the same doesn’t apply to crime. Stay in school, kids. And always love food.

Food more than people

 

-Cinnamon Roll.

Stressed About Food

Have you ever had a time when you’re in the middle of studying or reading, or anything academic, and your stomach starts complaining? You try to ignore it and work your brains and neurons but your stomach goes from complaint to riots to war? well it happened to me a lot of times. Too many to the point where I stop and wonder, is my brain the actual control center or is it my stomach? Because right now, my stomach declares new emperor of the kingdom of my body. I try to cool down its temper by drinking water, but it still doesn’t work. I try chewing gum and for a while, it is still, but the second the flavor runs out, it fires up again. What to do?

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If it was the weekends and it was in the middle of the day, I would LOVE to go grab a large hamburger and eat it, but of course, it has to be in the middle of the night, or am too busy with homework, or I’m in a super lazy mode. If ONLY I had a butler who would serve me something delicious like…

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Ooh, the sweet and soft chocolate dessert topped with gold dust… yea…right.

or maybe I can ask someone to take me to cheese cake factory to get their special cheese cake. Oh, how wonderful it seems…

ImageBut. I still can’t go out.

So what to do?

First of all,

Stop thinking about it.

I don’t know about you, but when I think about food, my stomach gets wacko on me.

From here, it depends on you: if you should eat or shouldn’t eat.

If you should eat, then the best thing to do is just eat whatever is in your kitchen.

Try not to aim for the ones that are more fattening and more sweet, but something healthy, like any fruits or vegetables. Bananas are always great.

One of my favorite things to snack is yogurt cereal. I put about 2 to 3 scoops of plain yogurt into a bowl. Add a couple teaspoons of honey, and stir. Then I add cereal (frosted flakes are the best with this) and stir. It’s very simple but its healthy and delicious too. If I have any fresh fruits, I chop them up into tiny pieces and put them in too.

There was also a super simple snack my mom taught us how to make if we wanted a snack.

you get a bowl of rice, and pour about half of a tablespoon of sesame oil into it. Then add a tablespoon of soy sauce. Then you place a fried egg on top of the rice and mix it real well. It’s really delicious. You can add other ingredients like chopped romaine lettuce, crumbled tofu, boiled spinach, leftover K-BBQ, etc. Get creative!

If you’re hungry but you shouldn’t eat, go brush your teeth.

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No, I’m serious. Because you brush your teeth after you eat, your body is used to the pattern; eat, brush your teeth, eat, brush your teeth. So if your stomach is giving you problems, make it confused. If you brush your teeth, it then thinks that you ate something before and will stop being hungry.

-Raining Chocolate