Posts Tagged ‘coconut’

October 4th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute: How To Make Coconut Milk

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Ever add coconut milk to your coffee, only to end your morning with a final swig of chalky white powder. You could only hope that the chalky substance in boxed coconut milk is some form of macerated coco. But flip the box over and read the ingredients. Chances are, the list extends far beyond coconut and water. Instead of ditching coconut milk all together, take 2 minutes (maybe 7 if starting from a whole coconut) and whip up some of the fresh stuff. You’ll end up with a creamier milk (no chalk), sans additives, stabilizers and whatever else was on that boxed variety ingredient list. Add it to cereal, chia seed pudding, and yes, this morning’s coffee. Read on for the how to… (more…)

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September 20th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute: The Perfect Pina Colada

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We’d call this one a “skinny” pina colada, but that might read girly, which this cocktail is most-certainly not. With zero added sugar and a heavy hand of rum, this libation resembles a “perfect” margarita (tequila, lime, triple sec). This 3-ingrediant, under-diluted beverage is a tropical take on the classic.
Intrigued? Read on for the how-to…
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August 22nd, 2014 | By | No Comments

How To Travel with Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil: aka the new lotion, eye makeup remover, sunscreen, deep conditioner, lip balm, bug repellant, deep conditioning treatment…and even deodorant. But if  you’ve ever attempted to travel with a jar of the magical oil, you may have found that the 76 degree melting point can cause quite an oily mess if left in a hot car or traveling to a tropical destination (which we’ll assume is the type of location you generally travel to). Even if packed in a jar, you’re walking on thin ice if you need to pack that jar in your purse or travel bag. After testing MANY different types of containers, I finally found one method that works. Read on to see what it is…
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July 24th, 2014 | By | 51 Comments

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Coconut water. You either love it or hate it. I happen to absolutely adore it for quite a few reasons.
Lets list a few shall we. (more…)