Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PUMPKINS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS CRUELTY-FREE CHEESECAKE  (smiley face) This concept has been brewing in the back of my mind for several years. I wanted to keep the recipe RAW and VEGAN so the first ingredient I tossed out the window was...

I *Heart* Fuyu Persimmons

In San Diego, the start of winter coincides with the flood of persimmons at the local markets.  Persimmon season spans early November through mid-January, and I truly look forward to a hiatus from berries and melons and welcome the fall and winter bounty of apples,...