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Coconut Rice Pudding

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What you’ll need…

  • 3/4c of aborio rice (any rice will do really)
  • 3/4c water
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1-2tbsp of coconut nectar or agave
  • 1 grated apple
  • 1tbsp of sesame seeds
  • a pinch of cinnamon & sea salt

Rinse and drain your rice.

Place the rice and the water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium and add in everything else.

Stir occasionally… just so make sure nothing is getting to toasty on the bottom.

Add a little more liquid if needed.

Serve with a slice of apple and enjoy!  🙂

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Coconut Cream Icing

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I wanted to share this with y’all because it is sooo good and it’s a great alternative to icing sugar icing.

All you need… a can of full fat coconut milk and a bit of agave or maple syrup!

Give your can of coconut milk a gentle shake… you want to hear nothing, no movement whatsoever.

If it does sound a bit giggly in there, toss it in the fridge for an hour or so.

Open your can and scoop out the solid stuff, which will be on the top… liquid will be on the bottom and we don’t want to use that for this recipe… save it and throw it into a soup or a smoothie.  Just a thought.

Whisk the coconut cream and drizzle in a little sweetener… keep whisking until smooth and creamy.

Place the ‘icing’ into the fridge for a while to firm up and then it’s good to dollop!

A little goes a long way and with one can we covered twenty four cuppins!  🙂

Have a great day, y’all!

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Smoothie

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HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY!

Sun is shining and we have a smoothie in hand!

Great start to the day!  🙂

What we used for the two of us…

  • 1 banana
  • 2 small oranges (peeled of course)
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/4 of a pineapple (core removed)
  • 1/2 a mango
  • 1/2 a zucchini
  • 1 heaping tbsp of raw sunflower seeds
  • just enough water to cover everything

Whiz away in your vitamix or your blender until everything is smooth.

Enjoy… we hope you all have a peaceful day!

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Cocotail

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Cocotail?

You know, a coconut cocktail?

Well I thought it was clever.  🙂

It was a glorious day today.

We were so fortunate to be able to spend the afternoon at the beach with family… I love happy kids!

It seemed like the perfect day for something a little ‘tropical’.  🙂

For two grown ups…

  • 2oz of malibu (coconut) rum
  • 1/2c of frozen mango
  • 1/2c of frozen pineapple
  • 1c of ‘So Delicious’ coconut milk

note:  this drink is also fantastic without rum!

We chose to cut up mango and pineapple and freeze the fruit instead of using ice.

Whiz all of the ingredients in your vitamix or your blender until smooth… pour into a fancy glass and enjoy – responsibly!  🙂

Also, used a little bit of mango juice to act as an ice cube.

Just pour a bit of juice into the bottom of your glass and place it in the freezer until frozen.

Your guests will love it!

We hope you all have a great weekend!

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Carrot Ginger Cuppins

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Of course there had to be carrot cuppins for Easter weekend!

We haven’t quite got around to the icing bit yet, but check our Facebook page on Saturday to see what we come up with… we’re thinking something that contains no icing sugar!  🙂

  • 1/5c of spelt flour (for a gf option use all purpose gf flour – bob’s redmill works well)
  • 1c of coconut sugar
  • 1tsp of baking soda
  • 1tsp of baking powder
  • 1tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1tsp of cinnamon
  • 1tsp or less of turmeric (because it’s good for you… and we put it in everything)
  • 1tsp (heaping) of freshly grated ginger
  • 1tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 large carrot, grated (worked out to about one cup)
  • 1tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4c of olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1c, less two tablespoons, of water

Mix all of the above together in a bowl.

Fill your cuppin liners two quarters full and pop them into a moderate (350) oven.

We manage to get ten regular sized cuppins and sixteen mini sized cuppins.

Bake the regular size for about fifteen minutes and the minis for about twelve.

Remove and let cool completely before attempting to ice them.  🙂

We hope you all have a peaceful long weekend.

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