Vegan Chocolate – Orange Torte

August 22, 2019 · Posted in Cookbook 

A few nice cookbook images I found:

Vegan Chocolate – Orange Torte
Image by yummysmellsca
Adapted from Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan, this torte is full of orange, fruity olive oil, almond and chocolate notes that will satisfy any chocoholic – not to mention it’s egg-free, dairy free and a source of whole grains! The chocolate-orange ganache on it’s own is to die for too, especially if you’re a Terry’s fan 🙂

Pitaya aka Dragonfruit
Image by Vanessa Pike-Russell
Currently in season, the Dragonfruit is one of the strangest looking fruits I have ever seen. The first time I heard of them was in the ingredients list of the Power-c Vitamin Water containing Dragongruit by Glaceau. The fruit of several cactus species, most importantly of the genus Hylocereus(sweet pitayas) is usually either a vibrant red or yellow with white flesh and small black pips inside. Shaped somewhat like an artichoke, the red species is the more commonly found in Australia.

Recently I was told about a dragonfruit farm in in Queensland owned by Mary Vassallo, a very talented lady who has authored two cookbooks on Maltese Cooking. She and her husband has been growing pitaya on their farm and sent me some photos of their harvest.

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