Posts tagged coconut
Coconut Dream Pie

You don’t need to be a trend spotter to know coconuts are so hot right now.  We love using coconuts, whether it is Coconut Water or cooking with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Our appetite for nut and plant milks is on the up and we have a new “nut” on the block.  Move over almond milk! Vitasoy is one of the first major companies to bring Coconut Milk to Australian & New Zealand food lovers keen to try out new flavours.

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Coconut Ice

With the silly season just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe that is delicious, easy to make, and can be taken to upcoming summer BBQ's and parties.  I wanted to make a healthier version of the classic coconut ice recipe by replacing the original recipes refined sugar with coconut sugar and red food colouring with beetroot juice.

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Apple and Carrot Cake

This is a recipe for a quick and easy apple and carrot cake that will melt in your mouth.  The cake is gluten free, grain free and refined sugar free. It uses cinnamon, coconut sugar and honey to naturally sweeten it, and the apple makes the cake moist and light.

This cake tastes delicious on its own, or you can add the cream cheese icing on top which complements the carrot nicely. I made this cake for a dinner party and it went down a treat!

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Banoffee Pie

Calling all Banoffee Pie fans out there, this recipe is truly divine. The combination of dried nuts, dates, banana, avocado, cacao and peanut butter make a beautiful guilt free dessert. The traditional banoffee pie is full of refined sugar and contains dairy, this recipe is refined sugar free, gluten free and vegan. This banoffee pie is creamy and chocolatey and has a hint of peanut butter.

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Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

Initially I wanted to make these pancakes flour less so experimented with a few ingredient combinations which all tasted delicious, however, the pancake mixture did not stick well so I often ended up with a mess in the pan.  For my 4th try at getting these right I thought I would add in some coconut flour to see if that would help - perfection! What I love about coconut flour is that it is gluten free, grain free, high in fibre and healthy fats.

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Peanut Butter and Cacao Brownie

Chocolate and peanut butter are two foods that taste incredible when combined.  These decadent, chewy peanut butter and cacao brownies are the perfect guilt free comfort food. The peanut butter makes the brownie creamy and rich and the cacao nibs gives it a crunchy texture. This is such a simple recipe to follow and can be easily adapted by adding nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and white chocolate bits. I served my brownies with plain yogurt and they also taste great eaten on their own, they are moist so do not worry if you do not have yoghurt.

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Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream

This simple ice cream recipe is perfect for the hot summer weather. It is dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan, an ethical choice and we think it tastes a lot better than standard ice cream. It is super creamy with a beautiful vanilla flavor and a hint of coconut. You would never notice that this recipe contains no dairy. Serve with your favorite fruit, or nuts for a crunchy texture.

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Blueberry and Coconut Cream Tarts

Blueberries remind me of Summer and there is nothing better then being able to use fresh berries in baking.

I got inspiration from Julia's Raw Chocolate Mousse Tarts and made a tart using fresh blueberries, topped with a delicious coconut whip. The berries have been roasted with balsamic vinegar which tastes amazing combined with coconut sugar. The coconut whip is so easy to make and can be used in so many different recipes and meals!

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Raw Chocolate Mousse Tarts

These tarts are such a beautiful desert and can be served to anyone who is vegan, dairy free, gluten free or refined sugar free.  They are best stored in the freezer so that the mousse filling is nice and hard.  I topped mine with flaked almonds and a bit of coconut but anything can be used.  Fresh fruit, cacao nibs or bickinis would also be delicious.

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Lemon and Coconut Slice

This is a recipe for vegan, lemon and coconut slice.  The slice is nut free and refined sugar free, making it the perfect guilt free dessert or snack. The topping tastes beautiful, sweet and creamy and it has a burst of citrus.  This slice is so delicious and satisfying, you would never know its sugar free. I have made this slice twice and I usually double the recipe as it gets eaten so fast! The slice can be kept in the fridge for around a week.

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Orange and Coconut Bliss Balls

For a long time now I have been making bliss balls and I am always experimenting with new flavours and recipes. This particular recipe is one of my favourites as the orange gives it a sweet refreshing taste but they also have a hint of chocolate. These take around 10 minutes to make and can be eaten as a raw snack or as a dessert.

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Coconut Banana Bread

Fresh Banana bread is one of my favourite comfort foods.  It is a nourishing treat especially on a cold winters day. Alot of the recipes that are on the internet for banana bread are high in refined sugar and full of white flour. I decided that I was going to experiment and make a refined sugar free, grain free, gluten free, banana bread and I can honestly say that this recipe for banana bread is so delicious and best of all its guilt free.

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