I LOVE quick easy desserts you can throw together in less than 15 minutes, that are both sinfully delicious, and gorgeous to look at. This simple raw chocolate orange cheesecake ticks all the right boxes for me, and I am getting so many emails from excited readers who have made it that I had to share it here as my last recipe of the year.
I know we always think of cranberries, pecans, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes as our holiday staples, but I enjoy adding oranges into the mix.
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Black Bottom Almond Mousse Pie with Chocolate Ganache Drizzle (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Option)
Remember when Seinfeld was all the rage, and people would stand around the office the next morning talking about the previous night’s episode? On those days when you’d missed the show, you were left standing there, smiling blankly as everyone else relived all the “Master of Your Domain” or “I like to say salsa,” or “No Soup for You!!” moments. Well, that’s sometimes how I feel during the holidays when I’m the only one at the party on a special diet.
Particularly at this time of year, the internet abounds with articles on how to navigate the festive season when you eat gluten-free, or dairy-free, or vegan, or some other way that isn’t the norm. For instance, consuming something at home before you leave, informing the hostess/host in advance, focusing on the social aspects of the meal instead of the food—these are all great tips, and can certainly help to ensure that everyone enjoys the festivities in one way or another.
But the best trick of all, I’ve found, is to prepare something delicious and decadent that suits your own needs, then bring it to the party to share with everyone else there. That way, you are all able to partake of the dish together as part of the same crowd.