Review: Vegan cheesecake from Aux Deux Portes
Last month my sweet friend La Petite Ratatouille surprised me with a treat:
Cheesecake from vegan eatery Aux Deux Portes!
The crust was very good. But the strawberry layer was too sour and the filling was a bit flavorless. The challenge with making vegan cheesecake is getting the tartness right and I still haven’t found one that does it well. Doesn’t matter though, because it’s not necessary to replicate other foods exactly; we can change our tastes to enjoy new things.
Aux Deux Portes
Lacombe Traiteur BIO
Open Tuesday to Friday, 9h30-19h
11 rue Schaub
Tel: 022 734 1122
Spirituality is how loving you are. (When green juice isn’t enough…)
I don’t know any green juice drinking, lululemon-wearing vegans. But I do know many people who do yoga purely for the physical, not spiritual, benefits. Same with those I know who are into juicing and green smoothies. It seems that people often disconnect deeper spiritual and loving motivations from their actions in favor of an external focus (e.g. gain muscle, lose weight, etc).
From Mastin’s Daily Download via The Daily Love, October 24, 2013:
You got your green juice.
You got your lululemon.
You got your gluten free yummies and your raw delights.
Maybe you’ve even got your down dog perfected and haven’t had dairy in a while.
But here’s my question: how loving are you, really? […]
Spirituality isn’t about what you wear. It’s not about who your guru is. It’s not about your food allergies or your candida cleanse.
Spirituality is simply a measure of how loving you are. Plain and simple.
Sure, I like green juice as much as the next seeker, but no amount of alkalinity will be enough for me to act in a loving way.
If you want to see who you really are in this moment, watch your words and actions. Are you living with an open heart? […]
No amount of stuff can replace not feeling your feelings. No amount of spiritual garb will make you loving. […]
Can you let your ego die and let go of the need to be right instead of trying to keep up with the illusion of perfection? […] the same question remains whether vegan, allergic to dairy or not – are you Loving or are you not?
Is your heart open or is it not… And if not – why not? The answer to that question is where the real work is. What’s your answer?