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Passion Fruit Caramels

There’s a fine-line between passion and compulsion, and I fear I’m starting to exhibit stalker-like tendencies. Seriously. Since my first encounter with passion fruit a few months back, I’ve been buying puree and concentrate and syrup and whatever other iteration of the fruit I can find. Not to mention the tote-full of fresh passion fruit...

Passion Fruit Meringue Tart

We’ve all heard of lemon meringue pie. But what about passion fruit meringue pie? Or, tart, in this case. Pie, tart… whatever you call it, it’s a crust with some filling that belongs in my mouth. A delightfully tart passion fruit curd makes up the filling of this impressive looking dessert, with a fluffy, marshmallow-like...

Passion Fruit Créme Brûlée

Two weeks ago, on a trip to Southern California for some food photography fun, I hit the passion fruit jackpot. I haven’t been subtle about my lust for passion fruit, and sure enough, friends Todd and Diane had heard about my (small) obsession, and made a point to stop at a small produce store on...

Silky Edamame Soup

Life is all about balance. In much the same way I often chase a green smoothie with a handful of potato chips, I felt I had to balance out these ridiculously trashy brownies with something, well, a little more healthy. Hence the soup. And not just any soup, either. A ultra-healthy soup made with edamame...

Loaded Junk Food Brownies

Also known as… Late night snack brownies. Ultimate midnight craving brownies. Junk(food)-in-the-trunk brownies. Call them what you will, these brownies are pure, trashy, perfection. I’m here today with this trashed-up recipe to celebrate the amazingly talented Jessica, in the only way that ‘invisible’ internet friends do: with a virtual baby shower! And I figured since...