Lemon Tofu Cheesecake
On Shavuot we celebrate the giving of the Torah. Shavuot is also known as Chag HaKatzir (the Harvest Festival), since it marks the start of the wheat harvest and the end of the barley harvest. It may remind us that many more people can be sustained on vegetarian diets than on animal-based diets. The Torah stresses that farmers are to leave the corners of their fields and the gleanings of their harvests for the hungry. Yet in today’s world one third of all cereal crops, and more than 90 per cent of soya, is turned into feed for farmed animals. This plant-based cheesecake is a good way to celebrate Shavuot using fewer of our planet’s precious resources.