Saturday, February 27, 2010

cuckoo for coconuts=)


mmm...coconut waterrr...=)
my eyes are always peeled for coconuts at the local produce places i frequent. young coconuts are going for $2.99 at whole foods - not bad for a large glass of coconut water and meat for a tasty dessert!

"one groovy coconut" was just a dollar at a 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...=)


mmm...coconut creammm...

Coconut Cream
(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. 


Chocolate Cream
(serves 1-2)

one ripe large avocado
1/4 C agave
2 T water
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch salt
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?!



  1. Yum, all things coconut! You have a lucky family. And Biggles sure knows how to relax, my cat sleeps on me any chance she gets. Got to love a snoring kitty. Thanks for posting/reminding me about these recipes.

  2. Pretty kitty! Aw! And coconut cream and chocolate cream?! Holy Yum! And I love love love love coconuts so much (I go cuckoo for them like you) that I call them COOCOONUTS! I heart coocoonuts.

  3. Coconut cream anything sounds good to me, but I really like that yours is sugar free.

  4. i've been completely cukoo for coconuts lately too. love all your creams. i really like the meringue from sweet gratitude.

    what do you use the mature coconuts for? the milk?

    mrs. bigglesworth loves coconut oil? i will have to have my kittie sample some. foucault loves peanut butter and avocado, so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch.

  5. thanks guys!=)

    bitt - yup, we drank the water, then made coconut milk. we also nibbled on the fresh meat. it was pretty tasty!

    sweet gratitude's meringue is delicious, but i need a high speed blender for the irish moss in the recipe. someday...!

  6. You're coconut cream parfait looks so pretty!

  7. Mmm I love coconuts, too :) When I'm home in the Philippines, they're cheap and plentiful. The thought of having some within the month helps me get through the winter days ;)

  8. I like how your cat is watching the computer screen. It looks like she is really into it! :D

    Thank you, Kelli, for always coming by my blog and leaving me happy, nice comments! And for following my blog! And for being a kind vegan friend to me! :)

    I'll talk to you soon!

  9. love coconuts, totally crazy about everything to do with them - that coconut cream looks utterly delicious, thanks for the recipe :-)

  10. girl..your food is amazing!!!! you're going in my google reader, NOW. I love the coconut parfait action...I confess, I am scared of crackin' coconuts. One of the only high raw vegans who has little experience with them i think!

    "here is john flaunting his coconuts." -LOL!!! love it!

    your food is just gorgeous..i have seen your comments on millions of blogs, not sure why i havent really been here til now. glad i showed up!

  11. Oh My. Wow, I don't even know what to say it all looks so good.

  12. thanks, ladies! you're all too sweet!=)

  13. Everything looks so yummy!! I would tell the hubby to do that with the coconuts! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Great post. I got some traffic through your site. Not sure how though. I'm a vegan rawfood blogger over on Wordpress. Keep sharing the magic of living foods.

  15. Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway!

    Much kitty love! Your Biggles looks just like my Evie, I am sure if they met I am sure they would be 2 brown-tabby-peas-in-a-pod.

    All of your desserts here are killing me, so yummy looking! Since I'm obsessed with coconut I'm sure I would love this one.

  16. I made the chocolate creme last night.. WOW. Great recipe! I'm looking forward to coconuts making an appearance on grocery shelves of Long Island so I can make the coconut cream as well. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!


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