Hemp & Pistachio Cheese cake

All content by Thulisa Martins.


All I can say about this cheese cake is that you have to try it.!.. its creamy and delicate and the nutty pistachios compliment it so well. The raspberries just add that lovely tart berry flavour to complete it, mouth watering stuff. It was great to develop this recipe. I love to play in the kitchen trying out new things and this one was worth it. I loved taking the pictures of this lovely beauty.


For the crust

160g coconut biscuits, crushed

60g butter, melted


For the filling:

10g hemp powder

1 medium sized avocado, peeled and pip removed

250g medium fat cream cheese

250g full cream plain cottage cheese, smooth

80g castor sugar

250ml double thick cream

Small handful pistachio nuts

Small handful raspberries


  1. Grease a 20 cm pan/ serving dish.
  2. Mix together the biscuits and melted butter and press onto the bottom of the dish. Chill while preparing the filling.
  3. To make the filling blend together the hemp, avocado, both cheese’s and sugar until smooth on a free standing blender, about 3 minutes. Add the double cream and blend for another 1 minutes until mixed through.
  4. Spread the filling mixture over the biscuit crust and smooth the surface using a flat knife. Refrigerate to chill for at least two hours. This can be chilled overnight to take out the stress of prepping too much on the day.
  5. Just before serving toast the pistachio nuts, cool and sprinkle over the cheese cake. Top with fresh raspberries, dust with more hemp powder and serve.
  6. tip…you can use some of the pistachio’s chopped into the filling. I just like mine smooth.

EASTER ON A PLATE. the best way to celebrate!

All content by Thulisa Martins.


A hot cross bun served warm is just the best thing for Easter.

Either just with butter oozing and melting on the bun…

or a bit exciting with fresh figs, cream cheese and a hint of fresh herb to add an earthy note to the dish.

My dear reader I love sweet things. Yet they must just not be too sweet for me. A balance of sweet, acid & fruity with creamy cheese and melt in the mouth good quality chocolate does the trick.

Toasting my Hot cross buns just before serving is just the thing for me.

Yes it is simplicity on the plate and a great experience in your mouth and true soul food.



Enjoy my lovelies… you deserve it! Put your feet up with your favourite music in the background and peace that surpasses all understanding! You deserve it.

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