I tend to think of Valentine’s Day as a gimmicky commercial scam, however, I’ll celebrate LOVE
any day of the week, and take any excuse to bake a romantic decadent dessert for the people I love. Which is where this Rose Saffron Tiramisu comes in!
This time of year, I just love creating Middle Eastern inspired LOVE
cakes. Rose, Cardamom, and Pistachio are all thought of as natural aphrodisiacs, and are often married together in Middle Eastern desserts. Last year I made a whimsical Gluten-Free Rose Read more […]
One of my favorite things about typical Aussie food is that beetroot tends to show up in places you’d never expect, like on burgers for instance. And as much as I love beets in savoury foods, I think my favorite Aussie instillation of beetroot is its starring role in chocolate cake! Say whattt!!!! I like to think of it as the clean version of Red Velvet Cake. The cooked beetroot adds a velvety rich and deep red character to this flourless chocolate cake. Not to mention the added texture and richness Read more […]
I wouldn’t be a true American if I didn’t love peanut butter and chocolate together! One of my favourite French travellers was saying ‘so long’to Australia, and we were of course having a delicious dinner party to send her on her way. This particular friend shares my deep love for food, especially dessert, so I wanted to make her one last sweet treat. I had my eye on these Peanut Butter Snack Cakes from My Name is Yeh for quite some time and was really itching to make a cleaner version. I wasn’t Read more […]
Back with a bang!! Blogging consistent content while traveling has proved more than difficult. It’s amazing how different my life has become without a fixed home and kitchen. While I miss the routine and familiarity of my own kitchen, favorite cooking utensils, and a predictable schedule, I wouldn’t change my lifestyle for anything! I am seeing some of the most remote and beautiful natural wonders this world has to offer, meeting beautiful souls, and creating delicious natural food from local ingredients Read more […]
This Summer treat was inspired by Deborah Madison’s Seasonal Fruit Desserts. My beautiful Aunt Nancy always finds fun ways to spoil me. She bought this for me at an adorable little bookstore in downtown Santa Cruz the last time we catered a retreat together. Insight Retreat Center has a beautiful orchard and garden and any time there is fresh fruit picked from the trees we turn it into some sort of fruit crumble or tart for the yogis. It just wouldn’t be Summer without a warm bubbly peach crisp Read more […]