I found a web site with recipes for cheese cakes in a jar and I thought it looked so much fun that I decided to give it a try and made a cheese cake with orange flavor mixed with chocolate. This cheese cake is not baked so it’s a very easy cheese cake to make. So this is our dessert after a BBQ dinner, mmmmm. What are you all eating tonight?

1 cup non-dairy graham crackers
1 1/2 tbs butter
Combine everything until wet and crumbly. Add more butter if it seems too dry.

3 tubs plain plant-based cream cheese, I used follow your heart
1/2 vanilla bean seeds
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
Grated peel from 1 orange
Mix until completely creamy.

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup cream, I used coconut cream

  • Heat cream on low heat in a sauce pot.
  • Melt chocolate in the cream and stir until all chocolate has dissolved and you are left with a creamy and thick sauce.
  • Let sauce cool a few minutes.
  • Place some of the crust in the bottom of each jar.
  • Pour the filling and end with the chocolate sauce in a  thin layer on top.
  • Place in fridge for 1 hour before serving.
December 23, 2011

Fredrika Syren

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.


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    October 2, 2011

    What a neat idea! I'd never heard of it before…

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    October 2, 2011

    It's a very fun way to serve a dessert and I can't wait to try other recipes.

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Hello there! My name is Fredrika and I’m a Sweden native living in San Diego, California with my husband James and our three children. I’m an environmental writer and have been sharing my family’s journey of living zero-waste since we shifted our lifestyle back in 2016.

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