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Coconut Dessert Ideas for You: A Great Compilation

Coconut Dessert Ideas:  A Compilation from Pinterest

By Jan Ashby      jan_ashby

Hi.  If you are “coconutty” like me, you can appreciate this compilation of individual coconut desserts.


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How to Make Coconut Milk: Versatile and Healthy

Coconut Water vs. Coconut Milk


Coconut milk and coconut water are not the same.  While Coconut water is very healthy for you, it is mainly the milk that is used in thai recipes, curry recipes, and in baking.  Coconut oil is also used for baking, and is versatile enough to be used in sauteing, too.

Further into this post, I give the instructions for producing your own coconut water or milk.  Stay tuned for that.

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Peanut Lime Salad Dressing

Peanut Lime Dressing


This is a tasty dressing that can keep for up to 1 week in the fridge. You can use it on many salads, or on cold noodles.

Makes 1 cup

2 tbsp tightly packed cilantro
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
2 tbsp + 2 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp tamari
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp peeled and chopped ginger
2 tsp coconut milk
1 1/2 tsp organic sugar
3/4 tsp sesame oil
3/4 tsp sambal oelek
1/2 cup sunflower oil
3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 T)

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20 Recipes for Brunch: Make ’em Your Own !

Brunch is the time to R-E-L-A-X and unwind.  As a cook/hostess, it also provides you a unique opportunity to wow your friends.


You get to TRY out something new – i.e., a recipe that is unconventional which may not fit with breakfast, lunch or dinner (the usual meal pattern).

I am going to suggest #6 and #13 to you “coconut lovers” .  Many of the other recipes are outstanding & healthy too (some of them) – such as the one that uses bananas & crm cheese (plus melted coconut oil) to create a sumptuous Banana Bread !

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Coconut Cream Pie: Best Recipe I Found

The Worlds Best Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Hello there, pie lovers. Today I have a recipe for coconut cream pie that uses authentic ingredients. I think you’ll like it.


The lady who created it uses real coconut – she also employs the use of BOTH milk and coconut milk. And she also makes her crust from scratch – using a recipe that involves using vodka, of all things ! This is a pie recipe where you have to pre-bake the crust, so you won’t end up with a “soggy crust”.

There are very specific instructions in the recipe, so you must follow precisely.  For instance, when Carina says to “beat the cream and sugar together until whipped to soft peaks”, you’d best do exactly that – if you want your pie to turn out nicely. Continue reading Coconut Cream Pie: Best Recipe I Found