Vanilla Pavlova with Vanilla Bean Whip, Passion Fruit Curd and Pineapple Boba

I LOVE Pavlovas and this Vanilla Pavlova with vanilla bean whip, passion fruit curd and pineapple boba is my most favorite version that I have made to date. Light, marshmallowy and not too sweet, it’s a perfect dessert for any time of year.

Vanilla Pavlova with Vanilla Bean Whip, Passion Fruit Curd and Pineapple Boba www.pineappleandcoconut.comPavlovas have an interesting history. Apparently it is quite the controversy down under on where it was originated; New Zealand or Australia. According to the Oxford English Dictionary: The Pavlova -a dessert made of meringue with fruit and cream – was named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who visited both countries in the 1920s. (Source:BBC)

Vanilla Pavlova with Vanilla Bean Whip, Passion Fruit Curd and Pineapple Boba www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Professor Helen Leach, a culinary anthropologist at the University of Otago in New Zealand, has compiled a library of cookbooks containing 667 pavlova recipes from more than 300 sources. Her book, The Pavlova Story: A Slice of New Zealand’s Culinary History, states that the first Australian pavlova recipe was created in 1935 while an earlier version was penned in 1929 in a rural magazine. (Source:Wikipedia)

The Australian website “Australian Flavour” gives the earlier date of 1926 for its creation, suggesting that Home Cookery for New Zealand, by Australian writer Emily Futter, contained a recipe for “Meringue with Fruit Filling”. This recipe was similar to today’s version of the dessert. Personally I am just glad it was invented. By far one of my favorite desserts to make and eat, no matter what the origin. Read More…

Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Giveaway

Giveaway is now over. Congrats to Kelly A. There will be another Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co. Giveaway around Valentine’s day – this time an Instagram only giveaway. Be sure to be following me there to keep a look out for it!

Happy Aloha Friday!!  I am so excited today because I have partnered with Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co on this amazing giveaway of 8 bags of their coffees! YAYAYAY!!

I am a huge fan of coffee, Hawaiian coffee and Kona coffee. Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee co is a Kona blend, so it isn’t 100% Kona coffee but a blend of Kona and arabica beans from around the world. They are my absolute favorite flavored coffee brand.  I often don’t want to add in sugary calorie-laden syrups to coffee to flavor them so my go-to is these delicious flavored Hawaiian Isles coffees. My favorite is to do a mix of the Toasted Coconut and the Vanilla Macadamia. SO good!!  My husband isn’t as big of a fan of flavored coffee as I am so I usually make myself just a cup of coffee instead of making an entire pot or French Press worth. I do that with a pour over coffee brewer that sits right on top of my coffee cup and since the Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co. Coffee comes ground I use their scoop to measure the correct amount for my one cup. With that in mind, I have included a pour over coffee brewer along with the coffees and coffee mug and scoop.

Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Giveaway

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Australian Open Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake

This Australian Open Tennis Court Tim Tam Cake post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. I can already tell 2017 is going to be an amazing year since my first sweepstakes promotion and recipe for Cost Plus World Market combines BOTH of my worlds. Food and tennis! I made a Tennis Court Tim Tam […]

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Lightened Up Zoodles and Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Comfort Food Lightened Up - Zoodles And Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Sauce www.pineappleandcoconut.com #AD #WorldMarketTribe #DiscoverWorldMarket

Happy New Year! I am starting off the year with some comfort food favorites lightened up for a fresh healthy start to the year. Lightened up Zoodles and Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Sauce made for Discover, a Blog By World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. Spaghetti and Meatballs. One of the […]

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Sparkling Prosecco Cranberry Bundt Cake

Sparkling Prosecco Cranberry Bundt Cake www.pineappleandoconut.com

I will be ringing in the new year in a few days with this Sparkling Prosecco Cranberry Bundt Cake. Booze and cake all in one – my kind of dessert! What a year huh? What a month. I cannot believe it is almost 2017. So many are super ready for 2016 to be over with […]

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Savory Christmas Pull Apart Rolls with Marinara Dipping Sauce

Savory Christmas Pull Apart Rolls are a fantastic snack or appetizer to go along with Christmas eve or Christmas dinner. Or to munch on throughout the day on Christmas or as an appetizer for a New Year’s Eve party.  Easy to whip up as a last minute recipe. Made for Discover, A blog by World Market. […]

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Coconut Passion fruit Champagne Cocktails

This has been such a fun week of cocktails with Koloa Rum Company. And to end this week I have these gorgeous and super simple Coconut Passion Fruit Champagne Cocktails for you all . Thank you again to Koloa Rum Company for supplying me with rum to make these cocktails all week long for Hawaiian […]

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Spicy Dark and Stormy Cocktail

Spicy Dark and Stormy Cocktail #Drinkmas www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Day 6 of Drinkmas. One more day to go. Today’s cocktail creation is a Spicy Dark and Stormy with calamansi lime juice. I fell in love with calamansi limes when I went to Kauai this past summer and I have been using them and their juice in cocktails since. They are perfect in these cocktails […]

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Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai ( Christmas Mai Tai)

Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai ( Christmas Mai Tai) #Drinkmas www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Happy Aloha Friday!! Day 5 of Drinkmas with Koloa Rum and today is my Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai aka Christmas Mai Tai!!!  You know there was going to be a Mai Tai in this week of Hawaiian inspired cocktails and this one is perfect for the holidays. Thanks to Koloa Rum Company for providing me […]

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Coconut Rum Milk Punch

Punch time again! This time it is a Coconut Rum Milk Punch that can be served hot or cold and it is made with the BEST coconut rum on the planet, Koloa Rum Company Kaua’i Coconut Rum. Thank you to Koloa Rum for sending me a bottle of this amazing rum to make this cocktail […]

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Pomegranate Passion Fruit Rum Fizz

Pomegranate Passionfruit Rum Fizz www.pineappleandococnut.com #Drinkmas

Pomegranate Passion Fruit Rum Fizz is the result of a dream I had in November. I dreamt I was making a cocktail and as soon as I woke up I wrote down what I made and made it later that weekend. I have good cocktail making dreams because it is so tasty and I knew […]

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Christmas Coffee Rum Cocktail

Christmas Coffee Rum Cocktail www.pineappleandcoconut.com #Drinkmas

Coffee and rum, two of my loves combined for this simple Christmas Coffee Rum Cocktail for day two of Hawaiian Drinkmas. There are a lot of photos for this cocktail because I included some step by steps and I was having way too much fun photographing them. Thanks to Koloa Rum Company for sending me […]

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