Salted Apricot-Mango Baklava: Guest Post on More than a Mount Full!

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Sweet? Check!

Flaky? Check!

Fruity? Check!

Salty? Check!

Hi Everyone! I am SUPER excited! It’s Friday and if you read my blog on Monday, you’ll know that I’ve been waiting for Friday all week. Well, today, I’d like to announce that I have my first guest post! Check out my Salted Apricot-Mango Baklava on Chef Dennis’ site: More Than a Mount Full. I hope you enjoy!

Click here for a printable recipe.

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantraβ€”love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!


  1. Hi Tiffany

    what a great guest post! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job with the post, and I am so thankful to have met you and to be able to count you as a friend!


  2. Lovely guest post Tiffany. I think you have covered all the food groups here: sweet, salty, flaky and fruity πŸ™‚ oh, almost forgot, completely decadent and delicious!

  3. Great guest post, Tiffany. This is such a delicious-looking dessert. A great twist on a classic recipe.

  4. I really enjoyed reading your post last night. It made me think about what face I want associated with my blog and how I want my readers to identify me. Thank you.

  5. Here it is… I have seen this recipe over at Chef Dennis already (great guest post btw!), but I wanted to say it here too… an amazing recipe from one of the most talented blogger I know! <3 I love the salt idea, I am sure it makes a fantastic contrast with the sweetness of mango… mmm mangoooo! I love mango! I have saved this for mango season!!!

  6. Must be the day for talking about salty sweets – I did salty sweet peanut cookies! Great post and very moreish baklava! Congrats on your Guest Post status!

  7. Love baklava. Check!
    Love Tiffany. Check!
    Would love Tiffany to send me some baklava. Check! Check! Check!

    This looks beautiful and sweet and delicious! Great job Tiffany! Left you a note at Chef Dennis as well. Have a great weekend! : )

    • Anne, this is one of the sweetest comments I’ve ever gotten! Thanks!

  8. Great baklavah!! I enjoyed reading your post at Cheff Dennis, thanks for this wonderful recipe.

  9. Congrats on your first guest post! I love writing guest posts – it’s always fun to see your work elsewhere, and to get new readers.

    Have a great weekend.

  10. I had baklava today! what a coincidence πŸ™‚ Its really lovely sweet. Great recipe.

  11. Ohhhh… I’m heading there right now. You are on a roll with the dessert awesome-ness! πŸ™‚

  12. Looks so good! I’m heading over there now!

  13. So exciting! Your baklava looks super delicious πŸ™‚ Heading over to Chef Dennis’ site now for a proper snoop! Buzzed

  14. I will definitely be visiting Chef Dennis next. This looks delicious and I love the combo of apricots and mango. Salt never hurts either!

  15. Heavenly baklava. Heading over to check this out. πŸ™‚

  16. Great post! The baklava looks delicious.

  17. What a great guest post!! What a great twist for Baklava!

  18. One of the things i always order at mediterranean restaurnats is baklava but i like how you modified it into such a unique fruity kind. Great guest post!

  19. Congratulations are in order, your guest post was awesome! Very unique recipe which shows just how creative you are. You’re also right about how helpful Chef Dennis is to all of us. I can imagine that you’re still doing the Happy Dance. Keep dancing girl!!!

  20. Great post, I wish I had a slice in hand right now! Good luck on the move, you’re a braver woman than I, doing it twice in about 3 months… I probably wouldn’t even unpack before the second move!

  21. Great guest post Tiff! The baklava looks amazing and love the twist of the salted apricot/mango. I might have to make this for my friend when she comes to visit in July. She is a baklava lover.

  22. Congratulations on your first guest post Tiffany! And this is wonderful recipe to share with everyone! I like your baklava with apricot and mango! Going to Chef Dennis site now.

  23. Oh this just looks awesome!!

  24. Great guest post over at The Mount!

  25. Tiffany, congrats:)
    I love baklava , wonderful job:)

  26. Tiffany, bravo on the guest post. I saw it yesterday chez Chef Dennis and can’t get these incredible photos of your stickily decadent baklavas out of my head! Love the salted apricot and mango in there – you are incredible.

  27. This sounds so so good- heading over to Chef Dennis’s site to take a peek now!!

  28. Just want to grab that plate and give a big bite. That is such a great post!

  29. Fabulous baklava!!! Great job Tiffany!!

  30. Tiff, your recipe is beyond delicious! I LOVED your guest-post!

  31. Mouthwatering check!!!!:))) this looks amazing!!! I love all the photos and recipe is fantastic!!! Congrats on your guest post!!!

  32. oh yum! This is so creative. I love the flavors you used. Nicely done.

  33. I made baklava (the traditional one), but yours is something else. It really looks so tasty!!

  34. Hi Tifanny. I really enjoyed reading your guest post. The baklava looks incredible. I adore baklava but never made them at home… maybe one of these days I’ll give it a go.
    Have a great day.

  35. This combination could not possibly sound any tastier! Baklava is wonderful to begin with, but with apricots, mangos and saltiness? A tropical delight fit for summer! Wonderful idea for flavors!

  36. Congrats on the guest post!!! And that looks deeeeeelish. I’ve never seen a better looking baklava. Kudos lady!! πŸ™‚

  37. I had a neighbor who made baklava and it was so delicious, but I have to say, yours looks even more decadent. I’m not a big sweet eater, but baklava is one of my favorite treats.