Sunday, 16 January 2011 23:58

Social Tips: What To Do With Thai Coconut

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Whenever I have a question about something, I first place I turn to is Facebook and Twitter. Often, I have an answer within minutes. I love using social media to get recommendations for what to buy, where to go, and what to eat. Since a lot of my friends have great advice, I thought I'd share it here with you in a new section called Social Tips.

Today I asked, "what should I do with the thai coconut in my fridge?" and these were the responses:

    Darlena King: Open the coconut and cut the meat into noodle like threads... add to vegetables like shredded cabbage, red and yellow peppers, julienned zucchini, carrot, red onion, granny smith ever many of each you like... toss together and then make this sauce:
      • 1/2 c almond butter 
      • 1 T ginger
      • 1 clove garlic
      • 2 T lemon juice
      • 2 T maple syrup
      • 1 T nana shoyu or soy sauce or Braggs
      • Celtic salt and pepper
      • 2 t sesame oil
      • 1 T Tamarind (optional)
      • 1/2 T serrano chile
      • enough filtered water to blend
        Blend well and toss over veggies and coconut .... then toss a handful of cilantro and cashews on top!

        Jenny Lens: I'm a simple gal, I just opened my last one til I go to Farmer's Choice on Pico, near TJ's. Mix coconut water / flesh, ripe banana, some coconut sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, my Shakeology and wow, enough for a meal and snack. I ended up doing this, plus some chia seeds, hemp seeds, and maca root - amazing! (see photo above)

        Cooley Ludtke
        • Crack open (1) whole young coconut
        • Add all the coconut juice to blender
        • Scape out all the coconut meat and add to blender
        • Add 3 leafs of Kale
        • Add 1 small cut of fresh ginger root
        • Add 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
        • Add 1/2 avocado
        • Add 1 - 2 cups of filtered spring water
        • Blend on high for 1 minute ... and enjoy

        Kezia Jauron: Blend milk and flesh with 2 tsps good curry powder and 1 tsp sweetener (agave etc.), pour over kelp noodles and/or julienned veggies. Great chilled.

        Carl Ray: Scrape it all out, put in a blender withthe juice add frozen banana and cocao powder and soy milk to make "Chocolate coconut ice cream"

        I couldn't resist giving my Eco-Vegan companion a little taste of coconut and she loved it! : )

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