local produce junction - (not up to organic standards, but close-by, and once in awhile houses rare gems like groovy coconuts, mannn!)
don from the sunny raw kitchen and raw freedom community taught us how to open a coconut in a civilized manner during his stay.
here is john flaunting his coconuts.
"john, this is a family-friendly blog!"
truthfully, i'm the one who told him to do that. i'm like a 13 year-old girl at times...=)
but i'm also as mature as a coconut (?), making my family homemade milks and desserts.=)
mmm, coconut milk...
mmm, coconut cream parfaittt...=)
(adapted from Sweet Gratitude's Coconut Meringue)
3/4 C coconut milk*
2/3 C coconut meat from one young coconut
2/3 C cashews, soaked about 2 hours
2 T agave
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
blend all in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy, then add:
1 T lecithin
2 T coconut oil or coconut butter
resume blending until fully incorporated. set in fridge until firm, ideally overnight.
*coconut milk can be made by mixing one part fresh or dried coconut to three parts water.
coconut cream tastes amazing with granola and pairs so smoothly with chocolate cream.
one ripe large avocado
1/4 C agave
2 T water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 T coconut oil, melted
5 heaping T cacao powder
in a high speed blender, blend first five ingredients well. add remaining ingredients, and continue to blend until smooth. chill for a few hours before serving.
john describes the above like SAD chocolate pudding with whipped cream, but better!=)
biggles enjoys raw desserts as much as we do (though her favorite is a simple dab of coconut oil).
who could leave the house in this blustery weather with entertainment like this at their fingertips?!