This month’s Hot & Healthy is dedicated to the women who love women. Oct. 11 is National Coming Out day so snatch your girlfriend up and come out to your parents before indulging in this month’s vegan recipe of Ginger-Brandy Cheesecake (especially if you’re name is Ginger and your girlfriend is Brandy). Although it makes 8-10 servings, save it for your friends not family unless you want mom and dad to get a little randy.
For this recipe, you will need small bowl, wooden spoon, 9 or 10 inch pie plate or springform pan, food processor, small saucepan, whisk and a rubber spatula. The ingredients you’ll need are: 2 c ginger snaps (ground into crumbs), 5 T butter, melted, 12 oz cream cheese (softened), 1.5 c sour cream and/or yogurt, 4 eggs, 1/4 c + 2 T honey or sugar, 1/4 c + 1 T brandy, 2 T fresh ginger, minced, dash of salt, 2 T cornstarch, 3/4 c orange juice, 1/2 t orange zest.
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine ginger snap crumbs and butter, press into pie plate.
Place cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, ¼ c honey, ¼ c brandy, ginger, and salt in food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and add more honey if needed.
Pour into crust and bake until slightly brown on the edges and firm in the middle, about 40 minutes. Let cool. If using a springform pan, remove the rim once cool.
Combine cornstarch and orange juice, and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 5 minutes, until smooth. Remove from heat, and whisk in 2 T honey, T brandy, and zest.
Spread glaze over cheesecake and chill for several hours before serving.
After eating your desert, indulge in your girlfriend with the Cat’s Cradle:
“Direct mutual clitoral stimulation can be difficult to achieve, but is so satisfying that it’s worth the trouble to learn this tricky position.
“With both of your legs open ‘fit’ into each other, so you are like two pairs of scissors pushed together. This way you can meet each other’s vaginas – twist slightly so you can get even closer. If you need to, hold each other’s hands to balance and start working a gentle thrusting and rubbing motion. Once momentum gets going, you’ll be close to giving each other a clitoral orgasm before you know it!”
(Sex position from the Lover’s Guide and recipe from VeggieTable.)

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