Before I moved back to Australia, I could count on one hand the occasions I had eaten Passionfruit. Since they aren't grown in the states, I first came across one when I travelled to New Zealand and Oz many years ago. So when I found myself swimming in hundreds of passionfruit from the abundant tree in my backyard, it was about time I discovered what this strange tropical fruit was all about. I have to admit the goopy yellow pulp with black seeds didn't first strike me as something I was dying to Read more [...]
As many of you may know, I'm head over heels in love with Fall and everything pumpkin. But this year my love affair with Australia is taking the front seat. I'm sitting in the airport as we speak waiting for my much anticipated trip to beautiful Western Australia. Since I'll miss Thanksgiving this year, my Dad requested pumpkin cheesecake before I went, so we of course also had to have a mini pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
...Now almost 4 weeks later after a whirlwind of travel and excitement Read more [...]
Wow did this one go quick! I made this primal white chocolate cranberry cheesecake for my family's thanksgiving feast and it was one of my favorite cheesecakes I've made, and the family was delighted too. The crust and filling were pretty close to my standard recipes, but the sweet and tart cranberry compote just perfectly complimented the creamy heavenly cheesecake. The appearance is simple yet full of holiday cheer with the bright red berries in contrast to the snowy white chocolate shavings and Read more [...]
Another Thursday night came and went, which means it was time for another treat to take to the Santa Monica pier to share with everyone. I think last week was the best concert yet! We had a giant group of us, lots of wine, yummy cheeses, and best of all, Blueberry Lemon Raw Vegan Cheesecakes for dessert which were a huge hit, with vegans and animal eaters alike! Anytime I can create a raw vegan meal that goes over with a whole crowd, I consider that a real sucecss! So many people are weirded out Read more [...]
My coworker has been asking me for months to bake him a Birthday treat so now that the day has finally come he requested strawberry cheesecake cupcakes. I wish I had the time this week to test and create a new Primal recipe for this occasion, but things were jam-packed so I had to stick with a recipe I knew would work the first time around. I have perfected my primal chocolate cupcakes, which I still need to share with all of you, and soon will set out on experimenting with a primal yellow cupcake. Read more [...]