Category Archives for "Coconut Recipes"
I didn't even know what a Hail Merry tart was until I was researching a dairy free dessert to make for my daughter, who cannot tolerate gluten, dairy or eggs. Apparently these tarts are sold in stores in individual servings, but are sweetened with honey. Well I also wanted to be able to eat this dessert along with my daughter, so here is a version that is paleo, keto, vegan, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, contains no soy and most important of all, is completely delicious!
You're going to LOVE this snack, and it's low carb too (and very filling)!
I toasted these coconut flakes with some real vanilla and a touch of low carb sweetener, and now have a wonderful snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth, give you some fiber and some good fats, all-in-one little package! They make a great topping for plain yogurt too, and a good addition to any paleo “cereal” mix you like.
I love coconut milk SO. MUCH. I also live in berry country (Pacific Northwest), and practically live in the middle of a berry farm. Combine these two, freeze them, and you have a wonderful sweet (but not too sweet), low carb and satisfying dessert for hot summer nights!
These coconut oil ‘candies' or ‘fat bombs' as some people call them, are incredibly useful for evening sugar cravings. They can be made extremely low carb with your alternative sweetener of choice (I prefer xylitol/stevia mix for these), and they are great to have in the fridge for when you are in the throes of a craving, or just great as an evening snack. It's hard to explain but these seem to satisfy something in my body and I can just feel myself going ‘ahhhhhh… I'm better now'. Maybe it's the combination of the cocoa powder and coconut flakes together working it's magic. Whatever it is, I'll take it!
I love Thai food. So. MUCH. So when I saw this recipe in the Eat Fat Lose Fat book by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig., I jumped at it! An easy soup with Thai flavors that takes less than a half hour to prepare and cook? And, it tastes like something you would get in a good Thai restaurant? I'm all for it! It also fits very well into Paleo/Primal, Keto (ketogenic) or even a Whole30 plan
I love curry. SO. MUCH. It's actually ridiculous how much I love it. And once I learned how easy it was to make at home, I rarely even order it in restaurants. My daughter is also addicted and could eat this curry every day if I made it that often, which I could if I wanted to because its so ridiculously easy.
Do you need more coconut oil in your diet? Coconut Almond fudge is a really yummy treat that would make a great holiday gift. It satisfies that chocolate craving that many of us have, but with the nutrients that we need. One piece of this fudge is very satisfying, and is a more desserty classy version of a fat bomb.
I'm eating many less grains now on the Eat Fat Lose Fat plan, and having great results! This pan frying technique uses two kinds of coconut and is a great way to pan fry protein that is thin and that cooks quickly, such as seafood or chicken tenders pounded thin, or even beef or lamb's liver. This time I used it with oysters, and they were very tasty, especially with the homemade tartar sauce!
When one uses coconut flour (substituting for wheat flour) and unsweetened desiccated coconut flakes (substitutes for cracker crumbs or cornmeal), the different textures satisfies what we would normally expect from a ‘pan fried' meal. Coconut flour alone will produce a nice result, but the two together are perfect and much more crispy!
Next time I will try using this method to make healthy chicken tenders for my teens, as they really miss the nuggets from the store that I never buy anymore.
An integral part of the Eat Fat Lose Fat eating plan is taking coconut oil prior to every meal, even for the healthy recovery and everyday gourmet (maintenance) plans. For many people, this can get old really fast. Or sometimes people have a problem getting started taking it at all. When you're not used to the taste of coconut oil sometimes it can be hard to get used to. That leads me to the question…