Wishing you a delicious Valentines Day 2019

Hello dear healthy food lover, or at least I hope you are. I know Valentines, Christmas and Easter are nowadays a rather commercial situation and with their presents and abundant food do not represent the actual truth of the meaning of those events. However, let’s take VD lightly this year and use it as an excuse to spend some extra offline, no mobile time with yourself or your loved one/s and make something terribly special. I have just the recipe for you! Hold your horses this one is big, if you’ve been to scared to venture beyond raw chocolates now is your moment. Make my Heavenly Raw Blueberry Cheesecake on Hazelnut Crust covered with Raw Chocolate. Your Valentine’s Day whether you’ll be alone or with another, or more, will be heart warming, soothing, sexy, sensational and delicious. Accompanied by fresh homemade music by Trevor Brown you can get right in the mood. Click here to watch the video mmm... you can do it!

 I know it’s only a few more days to go, but be brave and tackle the health food store and supermarket isles in search of all these delicious and nutritious ingredients that will guarantee an absolute pleasure sensation.

I would appreciate your feedback on this recipe as well as how it landed with your lover/s or guests, and naturally how it tastes to you. I would love to hear from you, so do send me an email: galasorganickitchen@gmail.com.

Enjoy yourselves. 


Gorgeous photo by Alexandra Hähnel

Gorgeous photo by Alexandra Hähnel

Heavenly Blueberry Cheesecake

on Hazelnut Crust with Chocolate Icing

There is nothing better than a desert full of good fats and protein and on top of it loaded with antioxidants! Enjoy this elegant little tart with its happy purple colour and delightful flavour combinations. You can use strawberries instead of blueberries which make it pink and ever so lovely too. Enjoy the abundant summer berries, but do note that this recipe makes a small cake tin, so if you want a regular size just double the ingredients. Too easy.

For a small round cake tin 17cm

Serves 8

Crust ingredients

1/2 cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped and roasted

1/4 cup desiccated coconut

6-8 Medjool dates

1 pinch salt

2 tbsp coconut oil

Filling ingredients

1 cup raw organic cashews soaked overnight in water, or 4 hours, strained

1/4 cup cacao butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup maple syrup, depends on your desired sweetness

1 pinch salt

1 punnet/ 120-150g fresh blueberries, if using frozen THEY MUST BE DEFROSTED

Chocolate layer ingredients

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tbsp cacao

2 tbsp maple syrup


Pinch salt


Cacao powder, nibs, or nothing


Take a little coconut oil in your hands an oil a small round cake tin with your fingers.

Blend the crust ingredients and press them into the cake tin.

Blend the filling ingredients about 2 minutes until really creamy. Pour onto the crust and refrigerate until nearly firm.

To make the chocolate icing melt all the ingredients in a double water boiler gently and pour over the cake.

Sprinkle with cacao nibs or cacao powder and chill until the icing goes hard which may take around 1 hour, but I find it best to make this a day ahead and chill the whole cake overnight so that it cuts perfectly and firmly.

Cut with a knife dipped in hot water, so it’s nice and hot and cuts neatly.

You can, of course, decorate your raw cake creation with edible flowers for an extra enticing and heavenly touch, making it immediately fit for a fine dinner party, celebration or purely to show off.


When you exchange the blueberries for strawberries or raspberries,  add 250g and also try exchanging the hazelnuts for almonds, delish!

Be my valentine. Be your own valentine. Be his, hers, their valentine. Whatever you do make these vanilla white chocolate hearts!

Do you want to be my valentine? Has anyone ever asked you that? I don't think I've been, but I've asked myself whether I'm my own best lover on this manufactured and commercial day.

Wiki tells me: Valentine's Day is also called Feast of Saint Valentine (oh!), originating as a Western Christian feast day (great excuse for making my new yummy recipe if you don't mind the Christian component) honouring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is now recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards known as "valentines". (How lovely)

In my books it's valentines on any other spontaneous day of the year. Still on this day we are reminded of love. It is when I like to check in with myself if I have loved myself enough, made my boundaries clear, taken care of myself by being honest, dancing wildly, running through fresh air, eating well (that box is always ticked), allowed myself to just 'be' (never ticked enough) and if I'm allowing myself to be loved by another (getting there). I enjoy being my own companion, but sharing love with another is totally delicious, divine and why not embrace being human by owning up to the fact that we all want and need to be loved by each other?! We can dissolve into eternal oneness when we are dead.

If you want to smell good from within, to feel good from within, to radiate life from within, for your beloved, what better way to start than eating wholesome vegan food such as Miso Soup and Sprouted Bread? Watch my new very organic videos with music by Trevor Brown for these two wholesome recipes on YouTube!

For the day of LOVE may I highly recommend making my brand spanking new Vanilla White Chocolate Hearts with toasted Hazelnuts hidden in the centre. They remind me of Rafaellos, you know those naughty sugar loaded delicious snowy white balls, with a creamy center that I wanted to drown myself in when I was a teenager. My new hearts don't just taste even better, but are actually good for you, leave you feeling great and craving for more. What a suitable valentines treat. Make these for yourself, your lover/s, a friend or even your mum or dad. Celebrating love certainly encompasses all beings and being kind to animals by eating more vegan foods is a tasty way to start. I've made a video for you on how to make these lush creamy love hearts accompanied by another delightful talented piece of music by Trevor Brown, take a look right here! Your feedback on your recipe trials are much welcomed over here at Gala's (mobile & global) Organic Kitchen.

Here's to LOVE mhhhhh

Maria-Carin Gala

I'm still looking for recipe makers and shooters, email me if interested or to find out more. I'd be delighted to hear from you! galasorganickitchen@gmail.com

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