Vegetarian

20 Jun Pic’s Peanut Butter & Coconut Smoothie

Our newest coconutty recipe has just three steps to smoothie perfection (one of them is drinking it!), and is born from a friendship with the people behind quite possibly the best peanut butter in the world – Pic’s. This smoothie is jam-packed full of superfood seeded goodness, and the flavour combo of peanut butter coconuts is one we just can’t let you miss out on.

If you’re feeling like a smoothie on the move or just don’t fancy buying all the ingredients, pop down to the Pic’s Smoothie Stand at Matlby Street Market. As well as this coconutty concoction there’s plenty more, and whether you like it crunchy or smooth, you’ll be sure to get your Pic’s fix here. Scroll down to get a taste of what you’re in for; catch them from 9am-4pm on Saturdays and 11am-4pm on Sundays.

What you’ll need:

- 500 milliletres unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk if you like it extra coconutty!)Add to cart
- 1 cup of ice
- 2-4 tablespoons Pic's Peanut Butter
- Half a banana
- 1 tablespoon vanilla protein
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon coconut syrupAdd to cart

 

Let’s get started!

1. Pop all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

2. Depending on how thick you like your smoothie, you can add a little more milk if desired.

3. Enjoy! It’s that simple.

 

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08 Jun Creamy Veggie Potato Curry

While the calendar may be telling us that it’s summer, the weather’s certainly saying otherwise. We might not be able to force the sun out, but we can certainly help with some great food until it’s time to get the flip flops out again.

Charley (@charleys_health)’s newest coconutty recipe is packed full of all the creaminess and flavour you’d expect from a curry, but without that all-too-familiar post takeaway guilt. With our very own Organic Coconut Milk for a velvety texture and a sprinkle of Coconut Snack Chips for that added crunch factor, you’re just a few steps away from curry perfection!

What you’ll need:

- 1 large potato
- 1 can coconut milkAdd to cart
- 100 millilitres vegetable stock
- 70 grams green beans
- Half a large courgette
- 1 shallot
- 2 teaspoons curry powder, mild
- Coconut oil, for cookingAdd to cart
- Fresh coriander, to finish
- Coconut chips, to finishAdd to cart

 

Let’s get started!

1. Firstly, finely chop your shallot up, and pop into a large saucepan along with a teaspoon of coconut oil. Fry until the shallot is soft- this will only take a couple of minutes.

2. Wash and chop the potato into small cubes, then add into the pan with the curry powder.

3. Toss in the coconut milk, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Stir continuously so that all the spices mix in nicely.

5. Along with the green beans, add the courgette in semi-circle shapes and give it all a good stir. Pour over the vegetable stock, pop a lid on and leave to bubble away for around 25 minutes.

6. After 25 minutes, the potatoes should be nice and soft and the sauce should have thickened up. Spoon into deep bowls, add a sprinkling of coriander and coconut chips, and enjoy! Save us a bowl 😉

Anyone for dessert? There’s plenty of sweet coconutty treat ideas in our recipe section.

 

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23 May Caramelised Banana and Ricotta Toast

Let’s be honest, we all know that if a recipe begins with the word ‘caramelised’, it’s going to be a good’un. This coco-creation from the lovely Olivia (@thecashew_tree) is no exception, and provides a deliciously simple solution to crank up your morning toast. Plus, with just three steps, your sleepy morning routine has never looked tastier or easier. Let’s go bananas!

- 2 tablespoons coconut oilAdd to cart
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or coconut sugar!)Add to cart
- 1 banana
- 2-3 tablespoons ricotta cheese
- A sprinkle of cinnamon
- (Optional) pine nuts, to serve

 

Let’s get started!

1. To get started, melt your coconut oil on a medium heat in a frying pan. Add in your sugar of choice, stirring constantly until it has melted and formed a lovely golden caramel.
2. Next, slice up the banana, and add to the pan. Let them fry without checking the bottom for 30 seconds or so, and baste withe caramel in the meantime. Flip the bananas and cook for another minute until both sides are light brown in colour and dripping with caramel.
3. Spread your toast evenly with the ricotta and spoon the banana on top (don’t forget to drizzle any leftover caramel over, too!). For that extra bite, sprinkle some pine nuts over the top, and add a little cinnamon. Enjoy!

Don’t let your new found love for breakfast end here! Why not try out some of our most loved pancake recipes?

 

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02 May Gluten Free & Vegan Lemon Cheesecake

Oh cheesecake, how we love thee. Whether it’s a post dinner-time treat for the family or just you, the spoon, and the whole thing, there’s nothing quite like tucking into a creamy cheesecake. Our lovely contributing chef Vicki (@freefromfairy)’s take has got all of the yum without any of the regret, and we think that’s a pretty good deal. Fussy foodies and those on restricted diets alike will thank you for this one!

What you’ll need:

For the Base
- 180 grams ground almonds
- 40 grams coconut oilAdd to cart
- 30 grams maple syrup (or coconut nectar!)Add to cart
- 1 teaspoon ginger, ground

For the Topping
- 185 grams raw cashew nuts
- Zest and juice of 3 unwaxed lemons
- 40 grams coconut oilAdd to cart
- 40 grams maple syrup (or coconut nectar!)Add to cart

 

Let’s get started!

1. This one takes a little pre-planning: if possible, soak the cashews in a bowl of water overnight. If you’re in a bit of a rush, 4 hours should be fine.

2. Combine the base ingredients, then press into a 15cm round tin. Pop into the fridge while you make the topping.

3. Next, get out your food processor. Blitz all of the topping ingredients until smooth and creamy.

4. With a spatula, smooth the topping onto the base. Leave in the fridge for about two hours, or if you’re impatient to give it a taste, the freezer will help it so set quicker.

5. Enjoy!

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27 Apr Jam Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a freshly made batch of cupcakes. Even more so if they’re oozing with jam. So whether you’re looking to get in someone’s good books or just feel like a bit of much needed self-appreciation, it’s easy to find an excuse to make Charley‘s (@charleys_health) newest coconutty creation. This medal-worthy combo of raspberry and cacao is kicked up another notch with the addition of a creamy coconut frosting. And with all-natural ingredients and no refined sugar, you can feel slightly less guilty when you eat the whole batch in one go!

What you’ll need:

For the cupcakes
- 3/4 of a cup coconut sugarAdd to cart
- 1/2 a cup + 1 tablespoon coconut oilAdd to cart
- 1 cup of brown rice flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon coconut nectarAdd to cart
- 4 tablespoons cacao powder
- A few drops vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- Raspberry jam

For the frosting:
- 4 tablespoons coconut cream
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut nectarAdd to cart
- A few drops vanilla extract
- Raw chocolate of your choice and raspberries to decorate

Let’s get started!

1. Firstly, preheat your oven to 180C. Pop some cases into a cupcake tray and set aside.
2. Get out your trusty food processor and cream together the coconut oil and coconut sugar. Add your eggs, nectar, and a little vanilla extract. Give it another whizz until it’s lovely and smooth.
3. Sift all of your dry ingredients into the mixture and blend once more. Add the milk and (you guessed it!) blend one last time. Everything should be properly combined by now (and if it’s not after all that mixing, maybe it’s time to invest in a better blender!).
4. Spoon some mixture into each case, add a dollop of your favourite raspberry jam, and top with a little more mixture. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
5. While your cupcakes bake, combine the frosting ingredients in a bowl and leave in the fridge to harden a little. This will give your cupcakes the perfect consistency for decorating.
6. Once cooled, pipe or spread some frosting on top, then top with grated chocolate, a dollop of jam and a single raspberry for that picture perfect finish.

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20 Mar Wholegrain, Gluten-Free Scones

One beam of sun at Coco HQ and we’re all sitting around in sunglasses and shorts. And with the (very) early signs of warmer times starting to appear, we thought it best to follow suit with a coconutty twist on a summer classic. These scones from Vicki (@freefromfairy) are definitely a sight for sore eyes and a treat for hungry bellies. And if being gluten-free and wholegrain wasn’t enough, they’ve also had a helping hand from our very own Organic Coconut Sugar for a warm flavour and a crisp top. Sound tempting? Yep, we know!

What you’ll need:

- 230g Free From Fairy self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon psyllium powder (xanthan gum will work fine, too!)
- 20 grams coconut sugar, plus a little extra for the topAdd to cart
- 75 grams butter, cubed
- 70 grams full-fat yoghurt, plain
- 70 grams full fat milk, plus a little extra for the top

 

Let’s get started!

1. Firstly, let’s get that oven going. Preheat to 220C and pop a baking tray inside.
2. Throw all of the dry ingredients into a blender and whizz until combined. If you don’t have a blender, feel free to do this by hand.
3. Add in the cubed butter and either blend again or use the more traditional method of rubbing in to achieve a crumb-like consistency.
4. Next, add in the yoghurt and milk, then combine until you have a dough that holds itself together.
5. Dust some flour onto a work surface, then tip out your dough and lightly knead until you have a ball shape. Press out with the palms of your hand until it’s around 2cm thick.
6. Make as many scones as possible by using a round cutter that’s around 7cm in diameter. Try to remould the dough as few times as possible to keep that fluffy texture on lockdown.
7. Using a pastry brush, rub a dash of milk on top of your scones. If you feel like an extra crunch, sprinkle some coconut sugar over them too.
8. Remove your baking tray from the oven, place the scones with enough space for them to spread a little, then bake for around 15 minutes until golden.
9. If you can wait, leave to cool for 5 minutes before tucking in. These are best eaten the same day as they are made, but if you don’t manage that, just pop them in the freezer and re-heat in the microwave when needed.

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The perfect pancake

09 Feb Pancake Day Done Right!

It’s time to put the long-standing feud to rest. Whether you’re traditional with lemon and sugar or like to mix things up bacon and maple syrup style, the time has come to unite in honour of one of the best days of the year: Pancake Day. Fluffy or folded, savoury or sweet, the sheer versatility of these tasty little treats is unrivalled. Here are some of our absolute favourites:

Kelly’s Coconut Flour Pancakes

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Simple and delicious, Kelly’s coconut-flour based pancakes are brilliant for both beginners and pancake experts alike. Naturally gluten free, these fluffy discs of loveliness are perfect loaded up with either sweet or savoury toppings. We’re particularly partial to adding shredded duck and hoi sin sauce for a cheeky Asian twist!

Pixie’s Apple Pie Pancakes

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Feast your eyes on Pixie’s gorgeous Apple Pie Pancakes: tantalisingly thick, vegan and naturally gluten free. Packed with superfood chia seeds, it’s never been easier to justify devouring the lot in one go.

Fresheather’s Chocolate Orange Pancakes

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Is there anything better than chocolate orange? We thought not – until we tried it blended with banana in FreshHeather’s pancake recipe. Zesty, sweet and rich, these mouth-watering vegan pancakes are perfect for breakfast, dessert – or let’s be honest, any meal!

Hedi’s Spelt Flour Pancakes

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Spelt flour is packed with more protein, nutrients and minerals than traditional wheat flour – and it makes delightful addition to these vegan and dairy free pancakes. Better still, they’re topped with a generous helping of our very own Organic Coconut Syrup, so we won’t blame you if you eat them all! Thanks, Hedi.

Hedi’s Beetroot Pancakes

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Hedi’s all-natural beauties use the power of beetroot to give these pancakes a pretty in pink finish. Plus, if you love someone enough to give a couple away, you’ll definitely earn a spot in their good books.

 

Psst! We’ve got more coconutty recipes than you could shake a pancake at over here.

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30 Jan Creamy Coconut and Mushroom Soup

Ever stopped to consider that your soulmate might actually be an inanimate bowl of soup? Nope, us neither. It had never crossed our minds. That was until the day we set our sights on Charley’s (@charleys_health) irresistible mushroom and coconut soup.

Blessed with our very own creamy Organic Coconut Milk, Charley’s creation is rich in flavour and smooth in texture – in other words, exactly as a mushroom soup should be! The recipe is also vegan, dairy, and gluten free, making it the perfect dinner party starter to please even the trickiest of tummies. And if you’re tight for time, you’ll be pleased to hear, there’s only 4 steps in the process! So you simply mush have room for this one! See what we did there? OK, let’s just get cooking, shall we?

What you’ll need:

- 350g mushrooms
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic
- A pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup coconut milkAdd to cart
- A handful of fresh thyme
- 200-300ml vegetable stock

Let’s get started! 

1. Crush your garlic with the flat side of a knife and toss it into a pan along with the onion. Fry for a few minutes.
2. Chop your mushrooms and add them to the pan, along with some fresh thyme and black pepper. Leave this to sizzle for a few minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
3. Pop the mix into a blender with the coconut milk and about 2/3 of the vegetable stock. Give it a good whizz, taste, then season accordingly with salt and pepper. If your soup is a little thick, simply add some more stock.
4. To achieve Charley’s picture perfect finish, slice and stir-fry some more mushrooms with some herbs and a little garlic. Finally, enjoy with a stack of warm crusty bread!

Mushroom and Coconut Soup

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30 Jan Coconut Energy Bites

Looking for a mid-morning pick me up to keep you going through the incessantly grey days? Congratulations, you’ve came to the right place! With a triple dose of our favourite friends in the form of our Organic Coconut Nectar, Organic Desiccated Coconut and Organic Coconut Oil, these little bites are any coconut lover’s dream. They’re also an excellent source of all-natural energy, and most importantly – they’re utterly delicious! Thanks, Harriet (@_harriet_emily).

What you’ll need:

- 1/2 a cup (100 grams) pitted dates
- 2 tablespoons coconut nectarAdd to cart
- 1/3 cup (45 grams) plain mixed nuts
- 1/3 cup (30 grams) oats
- 2/3 cup (60 grams) desiccated coconutAdd to cart
- 1 teaspoon coconut oilAdd to cart


Let’s get started! 

1. Pop all of your ingredients into a food processor. Give it a good whizz until it has formed a sticky, slightly chunky mixture.
2. Take small handfuls of the mixture and roll it around in your palms to create a ball shape. Repeat until all of your mixture has been used, then voila, you’re done! We did say this was an easy one.

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19 Dec Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sandwiches

In the latest instalment of ‘how on earth does she do it?’, Rachel (@rawberryfields) creates yet another a delectable treat that sounds far too good to be true. This time, Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sandwiches that are free from vegan, gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Featuring our very own multi-award winning Organic Coconut Oil, Rachel’s ingenious creations are sweet indulgence at a not-so-naughty price. Shall we get mixing?

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What you’ll need:

For the vanilla chocolate chip nice cream:
- 2 ripe bananas (freeze these overnight!)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 2½ teaspoons cacao nibs

For the cookies:
- 95g cashew nuts
- 40g ground almonds
- 8 medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tablespoons maple (or coconut) syrup
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, meltedAdd to cart
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 2 tablespoons carob powder

For the chocolate fudge sauce:
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, meltedAdd to cart
- 2½ tablespoons carob powder
- 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon maple (or coconut) syrup

 


Let’s get started! 

1. Firstly, let’s get cracking with the nice cream. Whizz your frozen bananas in a food processor until nice and smooth (this might take a little while!). 
2. Once smooth, throw in the vanilla and blend again, then stir in the cacao nibs. Transfer your nice cream to a bowl and allow to set in the freezer.
3. Next, pop your nuts into the food processor and blitz until floury. Add the rest of the cookie ingredients and pulse again – the mixture should come together to allow you to form a dough in your hands.
4. To make the cookie shape, split the dough into equal parts, roll into a ball and flatten onto a lined tray. Transfer to the freezer for half an hour to set.
5. For the fudge sauce, combine the melted coconut oil and maple (or coconut) syrup. Then, add the carob powder a little at a time and keep stirring until you have a thick treacle-like sauce.
6. Once your ice cream has hardened, take a scoop and pile it onto a cookie then top with some carob fudge sauce, and whack another cookie on the top. Time to dig in!

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13 Dec Gluten & Dairy Free Stollen Bites

One thing we’re grateful for this Christmas is our lovely contributing chef, Vicki (@freefromfairy). From oatless flapjacks to strawberry bliss balls, she always has just the thing to tantalise our tastebuds. And this one’s no exception. Stollen is a newer addition to Christmas time in our neck of the woods, and we’re not complaining in the slightest. Best accompanied by a warming mug of glühwein, this bread-like cake, packed with fruit and nuts, is one Christmas tradition we simply can’t live without. Vicki’s masterpiece offers a delicious combination of spiced dough, marzipan and all the flavours of Christmas, lovingly coated in our very own Organic Coconut Oil. The recipe is just made for sharing with friends, family and festive revellers. Why not whip up an extra batch for a cheap and cheerful festive gift – if anyone asks, it’s the thought that counts! 

What you’ll need:

- 100 millilitres coconut milkAdd to cart
- 14g yeast
- 250g plain flour (or gluten-free flour)
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 50g fruit sugar (or granulated sugar)
- A pinch of salt
- 200g raisins
- 30g mixed peel
- Zest of one clementine
- 30g ground almonds
- 50g coconut oil, melted (plus a little extra to brush on top!)
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- Icing sugar, to dust

 

Let’s get started!

1. Begin by preheating your oven to 180C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper that measures around 12 x 30cm.
2. Warm your coconut milk for 30 seconds, then throw in the yeast, and sit aside for 10 minutes.
3. Sift your flour, xanthan gum and mixed spice into a large bowl. Throw in the sugar, salt, dried fruit, clementine zest and almonds, then give it a good ol’ mix.
4. Next, add in the coconut oil, eggs, lemon juice and milk, then use your hands to form a squidgy dough. Once content, cover with clingfilm and leave to rest in a warm place for approximately 30 minutes.
5. Time for the marzipan! Begin by rolling your marzipan into a rectangle that’s around the same size as your baking tray.

6. Once your dough has rested, pop your dough onto the baking tray. Scatter a little gluten-free flour and roll it out until it fills the tray. Lay the marzipan across half, then fold the dough across. Once the edges are sealed, it should create a lovely marzipan and dough sandwich.

7. Give the dough another hour to sit, relax, and rest- it should rise again this time. Bake for 30-35 minutes, then brush with a little coconut oil after you’ve taken the lovely golden-brown stollen out of the oven.

8. Make it snow! Sprinkle a generous helping of icing sugar over the top, leave it to cool, then cut into small pieces and devour!

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These bitesized treats can be frozen- just defrost and pop in the microwave for a few seconds to keep the Christmas cheer going long after the fun’s over!

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Christmas Coconut Snowballs Truffles

08 Dec Christmas Coconut Snowball Truffles

Don’t let the weather man decide if you have a white Christmas or not this year. Let’s make it snow ourselves! The lovely Charley’s (@Charleys_Health) crowd-pleasing Coconut Snowball Truffles are quick, easy and positively packed with coconutty goodness, in the form of our award-winning Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Coconut Nectar Vegan Honey Alternative. They’re also deliciously guilt free – making that second helping of turkey, with all the trimmings, totally acceptable. Similar to macaroons, with an added cashew nut and raw chocolate hit, they’re perfect when paired with a festive tipple and a classic christmas movie. What more could you ask for after a long hard day of eating chocolate in your pyjamas? Snowball fight, anyone?

What you’ll need:

- 1 cup desiccated coconutAdd to cart
- 1 tablespoon coconut nectarAdd to cart
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter
- ½ cup cashew nuts
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut oilAdd to cart
- 1 tablespoon maple (or coconut!) syrup


Let’s get started!

1. Firstly, get out your food processor and blitz those cashews into small pieces. Add your coconut nectar, desiccated coconut, and cashew butter, then blend again until you have a lovely smooth consistency.
2. Separate your mixture into evenly sized pieces and roll them into golf-ball sized snowballs.
3. For the chocolate topping, melt your coconut oil in the microwave, or over a gentle heat on the hob. Stir in the cacao and maple syrup until you’ve got a not-so-naughty take on melted chocolate (yum!)
4. Get drizzling! Pour that lovely cacao mixture over your snowballs and you’re done.

Coconut Snowball Truffles

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25 Nov Apricot, Oat and Ginger Biscuits

If there’s one thing us Brits are good at, it’s pairing the perfect cuppa with a deliciously dunkable biscuit. After undergoing the gruelling tests, Kelly’s (@eatpraycook) scrumptious spiced Apricot, Oat and Ginger Biscuits have successfully  graduated as grade A dunking biscuits, with just the right combination of crunch and crumble. The quick and easy recipe is vegan and free from refined sugar – meaning it’s perfectly acceptable to indulge in anywhere between 3-6 of these, all at once. Let’s get dunking.

What you’ll need:

- 7 chopped apricots
- 100g rolled oats
- 1¼ teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- A large pinch of pink salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut butterAdd to cart
- 1 tablespoon coconut oilAdd to cart
- 3½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 80g ground almonds
- 4 tablespoons coconut syrupAdd to cart
- 1 egg white


Let’s get started:

1. Begin by grabbing a large bowl and coating your chopped apricots in cinnamon and ginger. Add in the rest of your dry ingredients and mix again.
2. Next, melt your coconut butter in the microwave on a low setting until it has just softened then throw it into the dry mixture. Add in all remaining wet ingredients and mix again.
3. Separate your mixture into evenly sized balls and mould into biscuits on a lined baking tray. If you find your mixture is too dry, add a little more coconut oil. Too wet? Simply throw in some more oats.
4. Finally, bake for around 8 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack, then dig in!

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11 Nov Mushroom Stroganoff

Introducing our new Coconut Milk Powder! We must admit, we’re rather proud of this one. Simply mix in some water to create a coconut milk that is as light or creamy as you like. From smooth cereal milk, to creamy coconut milk for adding richness to your curries, and coconut cream for all your baking exploits, our newest product ticks all the boxes and offers an excellent long-life alternative to traditional tinned coconut milk. To demonstrate it’s incredible versatility, we enlisted the help of our lovely contributing chef, Hedi (@hedi_hearts) who once again left us in awe. This mouth-watering mushroom stroganoff recipe is creamy, tasty, and all done in under half an hour. We strongly recommend pairing it with an open fire, wooly socks and a good book. Let’s get cooking.

What you’ll need:

- 300g mushrooms
- 3 tablespoons coconut milk powderAdd to cart
- 1 tablespoon coconut oilAdd to cart
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon spelt flour (or regular flour)
- ¼ cup water
- 1 pint vegetable broth
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- A pinch of salt and pepper


Let’s get started!

1. Firstly, melt your coconut oil in a large pan and fry your onion and mushrooms for a couple of minutes. Add the garlic and paprika and cook for another few minutes.
2. Pop in the vegetable stock, coconut milk powder and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then bubble away on a low-medium heat for 10 minutes.
3. Add the water and the flour to the mix, stirring for two minutes until nice and creamy.
4. Garnish your stroganoff with parsley, serve with or without rice, and enjoy.

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02 Nov Vegan Sweet Potato Massaman Curry

As we reluctantly tumble into a world of colder, darker evenings, we must focus on the good things in life. Sitting by a roaring fire with fluffy socks on. Getting tucked up in bed with a good book and a cuppa. The aroma of a warming massaman curry wafting through the house. And while we may not be able to provide the fluffy socks, we sure can help with the great food. With the help of our wonderful contributing chef, Niki (@rebelrecipes) and a handful of spices, we’ve got a sure-fire way put a smile on the face of any teeth-chattering sun worshipper. Let’s get cooking! 

What you’ll need:

For the curry paste:
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or coconut nectar)Add to cart
- ¼ cup tamari or other GF soy sauce
- 2 limes
- A knob of ginger
- 1 teaspoon chilli
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- A stalk of lemongrass
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- A pinch of nutmeg
- A pinch of pepper
- 2 shallots, sliced

For the curry:
- 1 can coconut milkAdd to cart
- ¾ a cup curry paste
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 cups chopped red peppers
- 1 cup green beans, chopped


Let’s get started!

1. Load your food processor with all of the paste ingredients and blitz until a scrumptious paste is formed.
2. In a large saucepan, add the coconut water, curry paste, and a cup of water. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer. Add the sweet potatoes and simmer for another 10 minutes before adding the green beans and leaving to simmer for a further 10 minutes.
3. Finally, dish up, top with crushed peanuts and fresh coriander, and dig in.
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26 Oct The Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Pie may just be the greatest thing on Earth. Savoury or sweet, shortcrust or puff pastry, if we could eat pie all day every day, you can bet your bottom dollar we would. And this one’s no exception – all hail the new Queen of autumn spice, the wonderful, Charley (@charleys_health) and her irresistible Cacao Crusted Pumpkin Pie. Believe it or not, this perfect little pie is completely vegan, free from refined sugar and filled with only 100% natural ingredients, meaning we can have our pie and eat it without that all too familiar post-pie-eating guilt. So pop that oven on, grab your cosiest jumper, and let’s get baking.

What you’ll need:

For the Base
- 1 cup of oats
- ½ cup ground almonds
- 1 tablespoon Organic Coconut OilAdd to cart
- 1 tablespoon date syrup
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- A pinch of sea salt

For the Filling
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup dates
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 teaspoon of Organic Coconut OilAdd to cart
- A generous pinch of cinnamon
- A pinch of ginger
- A pinch of ground nutmeg

For the Cashew Sauce
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or Coconut Nectar)Add to cart
- A dash of vanilla extract
- Coconut milk (to achieve desired consistency)Add to cart


Let’s get started! 

1. Begin by blitzing your oats in a food processor until you’re left with a fine flour. Throw in the remaining base ingredients and blitz again until well mixed and sticky.
2. Next, transfer your mixture into a cake tin (springform or loose bottomed is best for avoiding pre-pie meltdowns) and press down until smooth and even. Make a wall of crust around the edge of the tin to create the pie sides then pop in the freezer and move onto the filling.
3. For that lovely creamy middle, blitz all of the filling ingredients in a food processor before pouring the mixture over your crust and returning to the freezer.
4. Finally, to create your scrumptious sauce, combine the cashew butter, vanilla, and maple syrup (adding a spoonful at a time). Once smooth, throw in a little coconut milk to achieve your desired consistency
5. Now for the hard part, pop your perfect little pie in the freezer to set for a few hours and wait patiently. When satisfied, cut in to slices, drizzle with sauce, top with crushed pecans and dig in.

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10 Oct Gooey Cashew and Vanilla Frosted Blondies

Baking goddess, Charley (@charleys_health) is back with yet another winning recipe. We like to think of the blondie as the caramel flavoured little cousin of the legendary chocolate brownie. With the same moist texture and irresistible appearance and the added bonus of a sweet caramel flavour, these gooey little bites of goodness are a treat for all the senses. Plus, the recipe is gluten-free and features a triple coconut hit in the form of our very own Coconut Sugar, Coconut Oil, and Desiccated Coconut. You know what they say, a life without Gooey Cashew and Vanilla Frosted Blondies just isn’t a life worth living. Let’s get baking!

What you’ll need:

For the blondies:
- ¾ cup coconut sugarAdd to cart
- 3 tablespoons coconut oilAdd to cart
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter
- ½ cup ground almonds
- ¼ cup brown rice flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- A splash of vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt

For the vanilla frosting:
- 3 tablespoons of cashew butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- A splash of vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons coconut milkAdd to cart
- Desiccated coconut, to decorateAdd to cart

 

Let’s get started!

1. To begin, grab a wooden spoon and combine the coconut sugar and coconut oil.
2. Next, throw in the cashew butter and vanilla extract then mix some more before beating in your egg.
3. Combine all other dry ingredients before very carefully fold the mixture into your sugary mix.
4. Pour the golden mixture into a lined tin and pop into your oven to cook for approximately 16-20 minutes  at 180 degrees Celsius.
5. Time for the frosting! In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Once your blondies have cooled, top with the frosting and dig in.

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12 Apr Coconut Rice Sushi Wraps


Our lovely contributing chef Harriet (@_harrietemilyhas done it again! These delightful little coconut rice sushi wraps are flavoursome, filling and completely delicious! Of course, they’re also infused with our favourite superfood in the form of our creamy coconut milk and coconut syrup. Shall we get wrapping, dipping and devouring?

What you’ll need:

- 5 rice paper wraps

For the coconut rice:
- 400ml full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup + 1 tbsp (105g) white rice
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- ½ teaspoon pink salt

For the vegetables:
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, sliced lengthways
- ½ cucumber, sliced lengthways
- ½ avocado, sliced lengthways

For the dipping sauce:
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon coconut syrupAdd to cart
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 clove garlic
- 2cm piece root ginger, grated


Let’s get started! 

Coconut Rice
1. Throw your coconut milk, rice, salt and water into a large pan and heat on a medium temperature for approximately 20 minutes, until all the liquid is gone and your rice is nice and creamy!
2. When your rice is almost ready, stir in the rice vinegar, leave on the heat for another couple of minutes then set aside!

Dipping Sauce
1. Blitz all dipping sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Assemble your wraps
1. Dip one rice wrap in warm water for approximately 5-10 seconds to soften.
2. Spoon 1/5 of the rice onto the centre of the wrap, followed by 1/5 of the vegetables then fold each end and wrap to finish.
3. Repeat to make 5 delicious little coconutty sushi wraps.
4. Finally, slice in your wraps in half, dip and devour!

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22 Feb Coconutty Sweet Potato Soup


The lovely Hedis‘ (@hedihearts) Coconutty Sweet Potato Soup is the perfect simple yet delicious Monday night meal! The recipe requires only two ingredients, making it quick, easy and not likely to break the bank. Best of all, this scrumptious soup is packed with coconutty goodness! So why not double the batch and create enough for your lunchbox or freeze some portions for those evenings when the microwave is all you can manage (you’ll thank yourself later!). Let’s get chopping and blending, coco-friends!

What you’ll need: 

- 1 can organic coconut milk (200ml)
- 2-3 sweet potatoes
- A sprinkling of salt and pepper


Let’s get started!

1. Nice and simple! First chop your sweet potatoes into chunks then cook for 30 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Farenheit.
2. Once cooked, throw your sweet potato into a food processor, add your coconut milk then blitz until smooth and creamy!
3. Voila, behold your deliciously nutritious soup! Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

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17 Feb Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nicecream


I scream, you scream, we all scream for Rachel’s (@rawberryfields) nicecream!

Move over Ben & Jerry’s, this ingenius recipe is not only mouth-wateringly delicious, it’s also completely healthy – meaning you need not feel any guilt finishing the entirety in one go! The recipe is quick, simple and requires few ingredients making it the perfect mid-week treat! It’s also dairy-free, gluten-free, completely natural and topped with our low-GI coconut syrup – what’s not to love? Let’s get mixing!

What you’ll need:

For the cookie dough:
- 1 can chickpeas (approximately 1½ cups)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 tablespooons chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- A pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt

For the nicecream
- 4-5 frozen bananas, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter

For the toppings:
- Coconut syrupAdd to cart
- Raw chocolate sauce
- Chocolate chips


Let’s get started!

1. Begin by evenly spreading your chickpeas on a tray lined with greaseproof paper, then cooking for approximately 15 minutes (or until dry & slightly roasted) at 200 degrees celsius.
2. Next blitz your dried chickpeas, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon and salt in a food processor until nice and smooth.
3. Pop your cookie dough mixture into a bowl and stir in your chocolate chips, before separating the mix into chunks similar in size to a tablespoon. Place in the fridge and move onto your nicecream.
4. Blitz your sliced banana in the food processor until creamy then add the vanilla bean paste and peanut butter and blitz again until it resembles ice cream.
5. Finally throw in a handful of broken cookie dough balls and serve with generous lashings of coconut syrup.

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09 Feb APPLE PIE PANCAKES


It’s Pancake Day and we intend to celebrate to this delicious occasion by doing what we do best – indulging in lots of scrumptious food! This mouth-watering recipe from the amazing Pixie (@plantbasedpixie) seems like a very good place to start. These scrumptious pancakes are packed with fruity goodness and cooked in coconut oil, making them completely healthy as well as simple, fluffy and irresistible! Let the pancake feast begin!

What you’ll need: 

- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 8 tablespoon almond milk (or milk of your choice!)
- 100g apple, peeled and diced
- 70g buckwheat flour (or gluten-free flour/flour of your choice!)Add to cart
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ½ cup almond milk
- coconut oilAdd to cart


Let’s get started!

  1. Begin by mixing the chia seeds and 8 tablespoons of milk then leave to one side to thicken up
  2. Next, add the apple to a saucepan with a splash of water and cook for approximately 5 minutes. When soft, mash the apple slightly, making sure to leave a few chunks.
  3. Throw all ingredients other than the apple into a food processor and blitz well until the the chia seeds are completely ground up.
  4. Pour your blitzed concoction into a bowl and stir in your cooked apple.
  5. Time to bring in the coconut oil! Melt ¼ teaspoon in a saucepan over a low-medium heat then add 2 tablespoons of your pancake mixture. (To make sure your pancakes are extra fluffy and delicious, don’t spread the mixture out, just cook for at least 2-3 minutes before flipping it over!) Repeat the above steps until all the mixture is gone and you have a large stack of fluffy pancakes.
  6. Top with your favourite jam/ice cream/fresh fruit/coconut syrup or coconut chips then dig in!

 

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03 Feb Carrot Cake Oats


We want to thank our fantastic contributing chef’s Heather & Hannah (@Fresheather) for making it acceptable to enjoy the sweet taste of carrot cake for breakfast! This heavenly bowl of Carrot Cake Oats is spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with coconut sugar to keep us smiling and satisfied for hours! The dreamy dish can be whipped up in a matter of minutes & only requires six ingredients, but the best part is it actually tastes like a creamy piece of carrot cake! Morning time just became our new best friend.

What you’ll need:

- ½ cup of oats
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- A pinch of nutmeg


Let’s get started!

1. This ones nice & easy – simply combine all your ingredients in a saucepan, bring to the boil then stir for a couple of minutes until nicely combined and cooked through!
2. Top with something delicious (we strongly recommend a sprinkling of coconut sugar or a drizzle of coconut syrup!)

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29 Jan Super Green Cauliflower Rice & Pea Curry

This gorgeous cauliflower rice and pea curry from the amazing Niki (@rebelrecipes) is quick, simple and completely delicious – basically everything we ask for in a Monday night meal! As the colour suggests, the dish is packed with superfood goodness, nourishing your body with iron from the spinach, vitamin C from the cauliflower and protein from the peas! Plus by frying with our organic coconut oil you can rest assured that your meals are sizzling in the healthiest fat possible! As you already know, coconut oil has a smoke point of 350°F/175°C and unlike many other oils it is non-toxic when heated. So why not treat your body to this completely healthy green curry, delicious on its own or accompanied by your favourite flatbreads!

What you’ll need:

For the paste:
- ½ green chilli
- A pinch asafoetida
- 1 tablespoon coconut oilAdd to cart
- 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
- 1 bunch coriander, including stalks
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 knob ginger
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups spinach
- 4 garlic cloves

For the curry:
- A pinch of black pepper
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1 small head cauliflower, grated
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional!)
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 2 cups frozen peas
- 2 tablespoon coconut milkAdd to cart
- 3 cups water


Let’s get started!

1. Begin by blitzing all the paste ingredients together in a food procesor.
2. Next, pop your paste in a frying pan with a tablespoon of coconut oil and fry on a low heat for 5 minutes.
3. Throw in your water and cauliflower then stir well and simmer for 30 minutes until the cauliflower is soft and cooked through.
4. Time to chuck in the peas, coconut milk, lemon juice, salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Then stir until nicely combined and simmer for a couple of minutes until the peas are heated through.
5. Dig in!

 

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20 Jan Berry Good Smoothie


Despite an abundance of post-Christmas-indulgence vows to improve our health and well-being, January is making it very hard for us. Gloomy mornings, persistent rain, general artic conditions and an increasingly flimsy purse seem intent on turning our New Years resolutions into whimsical dreams – so this week we decided to take action!

Kelly’s (eatpraycook_) fantastic berry smoothie is the perfect daily boost of positivity to keep us energised and on track! Packed full of electrolytes, protein, antioxidants, and fibre, this smoothie can be enjoyed as an invigorating breakfast drink, a delicious post workout reward or as a healthy snack to keep you fuelled morning, noon and night! Plus, with only 5 ingredients, this delightful smoothie won’t break the bank and can be whipped up in minutes. Shall we get blending?

What you’ll need:

- 2 generous handfuls (approx 150g) frozen berries
- ½ banana
- ¾ teaspoon spirulina powder
- 200ml coconut waterAdd to cart
- bee pollen (to top!)


Let’s get started!

1. Super easy! Just whizz everything together in your blender, top with the bee pollen, and enjoy!

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18 Jan Chocolate Covered Coconut Caramel Patties


As nice as it would be to stick to our New Years resolutions, sometimes it’s just too hard, sometimes a little treat is absolutely necessary. So we figured if you’re going to momentarily cave, you may as well do it properly with these scrumptious and extremely chocolatey Coconut Caramel Patties from our lovely contributing chef Rachel (@rawberryfields). The good news is Rachel has ingeniously swapped all the usual ingredients for healthier alternatives (like our beloved coconut friends!), meaning we don’t need to feel quite as guilty! The recipe will make enough for ten people to enjoy- so why not spread the coconut love and share these sweet treats with your family, friends or work mates this January!

What you’ll need:

For the Coconut Cream Pattie layer:
- 3-4 tablespoons coconut syrupAdd to cart
- 1½ cups (150g) unsweetened desiccated coconutAdd to cart
- 150g coconut cream
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil (or coconut butter), meltedAdd to cart

For the Date Caramel layer:
- 1 cup (approximately 200g) Medjool dates (ideally these should be soaked for an hour before)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, meltedAdd to cart
- 1-2 tablespoons warm water
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 60g almond butter

Raw Chocolate Layer:
- 160g liquid cacao butter
- 10-11 tablespoons cacao powder
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup (or just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!)
- Coconut snack chips (to decorate!)Add to cart


Let’s get started!

Coconut Cream Pattie Layer:
1. Begin by combining your desiccated coconut, coconut syrup and coconut cream in a large bowl.
2. Next, add your melted coconut oil and mix well until you have a sticky mixture.
3. Now, roll the mixture into 10 evenly sized balls and place them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
4. Time to make your balls into patties! Using the palm of your hand flatten each ball, and mould into cookie shapes, making sure the surfaces and edges are nice & smooth!
5. Pop your baking tray in the freezer and move onto the date caramel layer.

Date Caramel Layer
1.Throw all your ingredients, except the water, in a food processor and blitz until you’re left with a sticky paste.
2. Next, add 1 tablespoon of water to the food processor and blitz again. (Add one more tablespoon if necessary!)
3. When satisfied with your caramel mix, plop 1 generous tablespoon in the middle of each coconut pattie then flatten and smooth the caramel mixture over each pattie. (Tip: Dip your fingers in a bowl of lukewarm water and shake off any excess drips before beginning, this will make it easier to smooth the caramel).
4. Pop your baking tray back in the freezer whilst you prepare the raw chocolate layer!

Raw Chocolate Layer
1. Begin by combining your cacao powder and cacao butter into a smooth, creamy mix.
2. Next, stir in your maple syrup, making sure your mixture is nicely combined.
3. Time for your masterpiece to come together! Remove your baking tray from the freezer and carefully coat each pattie in your chocolate mixture.
4. Decorate by popping some coconut snack chips on top of each pattie and drizzle the remainder of the chocolate over your tray!
5. Finally, place your goodies back in the freezer for a further 10 minutes before digging in! (If you manage to resist eating all your delicious creations at once, they can be stored in an airtight container in your fridge for a week!)

 

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12 Jan Thai Green Vegetable Curry with Courgetti


The lovely Niki (@RebelRecipes) has provided us with a recipe that is guaranteed to make our ambitious January goals a lot more achievable! In just 20 minutes, this deliciously simple Thai Green Curry can be whipped up and served as a completely healthy meal for 2! Who said healthy eating takes too much time? This recipe uses courgetti instead of noodles, and is jam-packed with coconutty goodness, making it both incredibly light and nourishing. So, this January you can get back on track without spending your entire night peeling, chopping and cooking, in the kitchen! Shall we get started?

What you’ll need:

For the thai paste (optional):
- 1 stalk lemon grass
- 4 shallots
- 1 cup fresh coriander
- A handful fresh basil
- 2 chopped kafir lime leaves
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1-3 chillies
- 1 thumb size piece of ginger
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons tamari
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar

For the curry:
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil Add to cart
- 1 knob ginger, grated
- 1 can (400ml) coconut milkAdd to cart
- 1 cup sugar snaps, sliced lengthways
- 1 cup babycorn sliced lengthways
- 2 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 generous handful coriander, chopped
- 2 courgettes, peeled into spaghetti length strips or spiralised then blotted with paper towel to remove excess water
- 2 cups spinach, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons tamari

To finish (optional):
- Spring onion, sliced
- Peanuts, crushed
- A sprinkling of coriander


Let’s get started!

1. If you choose to create your own thai curry paste, simply throw all ingredients into a food processor and blitz to create a paste!
2. Begin by frying your coconut oil and curry paste (homemade or shop-bought) in a saucepan for a couple of minutes, until aromatic.
3. Next, add your ginger and fry for another minute.
4. Time to throw in your coconut milk and various vegetables. Simmer altogether for 2-3 minutes then chuck in your coriander, spinach and tamari.
5. Before serving, either add your courgetti to the saucepan or fry in oil for a couple of minutes before dishing out.
6. Finally, for added deliciousness top with crushed peanuts, coriander and spring onion.
7. Serve and enjoy!

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08 Jan Rice Pudding


A steaming bowl of traditional rice pudding has to be one of the most comforting things on earth, and Harriet Emily’s adaptation is no exception! This quick and easy recipe is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon to keep you warm through the colder months, and filled with lots of coconutty goodness! Healthy substitutions like coconut milk and low GI coconut sugar give this dessert an irresistibly smooth caramel consistency – it’s sure to become a (natural and healthy!) family favourite.

What you’ll need:

- 1 tin (400ml) coconut milkAdd to cart
- 1 ⅔ cups (410 ml) rice milk
- ½ cup (105g) pudding rice
- ⅓ cup (55g) coconut sugarAdd to cart
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon


Let’s get started!

1. Begin by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius/356 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Next, throw all your ingredients into a large heatproof dish with a lid, and whisk until well combined! (Don’t panic if you’re coconut milk is slightly separated, it will naturally combine together as your pudding cooks!)
3. Pop the lid on your dish and cook in the oven for around 1 hour and 10/20 minutes! Check and stir every 30 minutes, then more frequently in the final 30 minutes to prevent your yummy dessert from overcooking!
4. When your pudding is nicely cooked, remove it from the oven and stir!

Tip: Try your scrumptious rice pudding with your favourite fruits or ice cream for added deliciousness!

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06 Jan Coconut Milk, Pea and Basil Soup


Our wonderful contributing chef Hedi (@hedihearts) has generously supplied us with this deliciously refreshing and completely healthy soup – just what we need to get us back on track after the many festive feasts! This quick and simple recipe is filled with our coconutty goodness and, costs less than £2! Why not inject some excitement into your first week back at work by swapping your sandwiches for this scrumptious soup and start January the healthy way!

What you’ll need: 

- 1 tablespoon coconut oilAdd to cart
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 tin coconut milk Add to cart
- 3 cups frozen or fresh peas
- handful fresh basil leaves
- salt and pepper to taste


Let’s get started!

1. To begin, grab a pot and fry your onions in coconut oil over a medium heat, making sure to cover with a lid and stir until they are nicely softened.
2. Next throw in your peas, garlic, salt and pepper then fry for a further 2 minutes.
3. Time to add your coconut milk and basil leaves, then allow to cook until the peas are soft.
4. Next, empty the contents of your pot into a food processer and blitz until your mixture is smooth and creamy. (You can choose to add water if your soup is too thick for your liking!)
5. Finally, season to taste and enjoy!

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16 Dec christmas pudding truffles


Give the sweetest gift this Christmas with these decadently divine Christmas Pudding Truffles from our fantastic contributing chef Vicki (@Freefromfairy). The recipe is free-from gluten, dairy, egg, and soya; and they’re also deliciously paleo! Even if you’re not a huge fan of traditional Christmas pudding, we believe these bite-sized beauties – coated with chocolate and bursting with coconutty goodness – will leave you wanting more! These delectable little treats are just waiting to be wrapped up, ribboned and sent on their jolly way to your loved ones this Christmas! So, let’s get mixing!

What you’ll need:

For the Truffle Filling
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon gound ginger
- 100g dried, pitted prunes
- 32g raisins
- 70g almonds (flaked or whole!)
- A pinch of nutmeg
- Zest and juice of ½ a clementine

For the Chocolate Shell
- 10g Coconut OilAdd to cart
- 50g dark, dairy and sugar free chocolate


Let’s get started!
1. Begin by throwing all ingredients, except from the chocolate into a food processor and blitzing until you have a smooth paste. (You may need to pause now and again to scrape down the sides in order to get it lump-free.)
2. Now, pop your mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes, this will make it easier to work with.
3. After 10 minutes, remove your mixture and hand-roll it into approximately 20 bite-sized balls.
4. Pop your balls back into the freezer for a further 10 minutes whilst you prepare your chocolate coating.
5. Break your slab of dark chocolate into small pieces and place in heatproof container. Time to add the coconut oil!
6. Now, you can choose to either slowly melt your chocolate by microwave (15 seconds, then stir!) or place it over a pan of simmering water.
7. Remove your truffle balls from the freezer and roll them in your deliciously melted chocolate mixture until they are fully coated!
8. Carefully pop your truffles on a plate and refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened.
9. Time to enjoy your festive treats -try not to devour them all yourself!

 

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07 Dec Raw Cinnamon Caramel Apple Rolls


Christmas is coming and that means lots of unexpected visitors! Luckily, our wonderful contributing chef Rachel (@rawberryfields) has provided us with a scrumptious recipe that can be easily stored until those festive revellers come knocking! These tasty little swirls are oozing with a sweet date caramel filling and juicy apple pieces, making them completely irresistible and most importantly, completely healthy! The recipe requires no baking and only takes around 45 minutes so you’ll be enjoying these moreish treats in no time! Plus, these little bites are vegan, gluten free and filled with all the goodness of our coconut friends! How could you possibly resist? Lets get baking!

What you’ll need:

For the caramel apple filling
- 1 apple (choose your favourite sweet variety)
- 10 pitted Medjool dates (approximately 200g)
- 2 tablespoons slightly warm water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons coconut syrupAdd to cart
- A pinch of pink Himalayan salt

For the raw dough
- 2 tablespoons coconut syrupAdd to cart
- 7 pitted Medjool dates
- ¼ cup (40g) ground almonds
- ¾ cup (82g) pecans
- ¼ cup (42g) ground flaxseed


Let’s get started!
For the caramel Apple Filling
1. Peel your apple and cut out the core.
2. Pop your apple in a food processor and blend until it is chopped into small pieces. Then throw your chopped apple into a bowl, and set to the side.
3. Pit your dates and throw them into the food processor along with the coconut syrup, vanilla, salt, water and cinnamon. Combine together until you have a smooth, velvety caramel mix.
4. Grab a bowl and throw your chopped apple and caramel mix in together. Time to get your hands dirty- combine the two together by hand!
5. Set aside and begin on the dough.

Raw dough
1. Begin by blitzing your pecans, flaxseed and ground almonds in a food processor until your left with a powdery flour.
2. Next, throw in your dates and maple syrup, and combine together into a sticky dough.
3. Wet your hands slightly, and roll the raw dough into a ball in your hands.
4. Roll your dough ball flat between two pieces of greaseproof paper until it is very thin.
5. Using a knife, cut off the rough edges of the dough to make a near square or rectangle shape. Set your excess dough to the side to be rolled out in the same manner.
6. Grab your caramel apple filling and spread a nice thin layer over the top of your dough. (Not too thick!)
7. Now, cut your dough into long, thin strips and carefully roll each strip into small cylinders. Make sure you tuck the inside end in tightly!
8. Finally, harden your rolls in the freezer for around an hour then cut each roll into smaller, flatter bite sized goodies!

Tip: For added deliciousness store your tasty little bites in the freezer in an airtight container. They can be enjoyed straight from the freezer or, if you prefer, allow them to rest for a couple of minutes before digging in!

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04 Dec Raw Key Lime Pies


Eat, drink, and be merry this December with these yummy raw key lime pies by our lovely contributing chef Niki (@rebelrecipes)! This recipe requires no baking and is completely healthy and clean, making Christmas over-indulgence even more acceptable! This ingenious recipe banishes all the empty calories and bad fats present in traditional key lime pies, yet manages to keep all the delicious, creamy goodness that makes the famous key lime pie so special. The recipe requires just 8 ingredients, including our yummy coconut butter and coconut syrup, so what are you waiting for- let’s get mixing!

What you’ll need:

For the base:
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup medjool dates
- 1 cup almonds
- A pinch of sea salt

For the topping:
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons coconut syrupAdd to cart
- ½ cup coconut butterAdd to cart
- A pinch of sea salt
- ½ avocado
- Grated lime zest to sprinkle on top


Let’s get started!
1. Begin by blitzing your cup of almonds in a food processor until you are left with a fine crumb.
2. Next, throw in your medjool dates and mix until nicely combined.
3. Time to add your chia seeds along with a pinch of salt, then combine together one last time.
4. Grab a muffin tin and line six of the cups with small strips of baking parchment so your tarts can be easily removed.
5. Separate your base mixture between the six cups and press down with a spoon to ensure your base sticks firmly together. Use your spoon to create spaces in the middle of each for your yummy topping!
6. Pop your bases in the freezer to harden for 15 minutes while you whip up the topping!
7. Time to make your creamy topping! Blend all your ingredients together in the food processor for around 3-4 minutes, or until velvety smooth.
8. Divide your creamy topping between your six bases and pop the baking tray back in the freezer for a further 30 minutes.
9. Go on, dig in! What’s left over (if anything!) should be kept cool in the fridge until it’s time for round 2!

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30 Nov Clean Gingerbread Granola


Christmas is full of lovely, comforting smells; from fresh pine trees, to roasted chestnuts, and honey glazed ham bubbling in the oven, but few warm the house like the sweet smell of gingerbread spices. Our wonderful contributing chef Hedi (@hedihearts) has created a recipe that’s guaranteed to fill your home with Christmas spirit! Aside from being a wonderful home fragrance, this recipe tastes amazing and can be tackled by even the most novice baker! Plus, it is jam-packed with all the goodness of our coconut friend’s – what more could we ask for? Try this granola with yoghurt and winter fruits for a tasty December treat, or for an indulgent dessert, roll your granola in coconut jam and cool in the fridge before enjoying. ‘Tis the season to give into your sweet cravings after all! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

What you’ll need:

- ½ cup coconut oil (slightly melted)
- 1 tablespoon ginger powder (or more if you want it especially gingery!)
- 3 tablespoons coconut syrupAdd to cart
- ½ tablespoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground clove
- A pinch of salt
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup raw coconut chips (or toasted)Add to cart
- 3 cups oats
- ½ cup puffed buckwheat (rice or quinoa would also work)
- 1 cup pecans
- 1/3 cup dates (chopped)
- 3 tablespoons almond milk (or whichever milk you prefer)


Let’s get started!
1. Start by preheating your oven to 170 degrees Celsius (degrees Farenheit).
2. Next, in a large bowl mix your coconut flakes, pecans, oats, puffed buckwheat, and all your spices. Set aside.
3. Grab a separate bowl, and throw in your coconut oil, maple syrup, and milk. Whisk together until nicely combined then pour over your patiently waiting, dry mixture. Give it a good mix!
4. Now, line a baking tray with baking paper and evenly spread out your granola mixture, pressing down firmly to ensure the mixture sticks together.
5. Pop your baking tray in the oven and wait patiently for your mix to cook for approx 20 minutes.
6. After 20 minutes switch the oven off and let your granola sit for another 20 minutes. Tip: Leave the oven door slightly open during these 20 minutes to make your granola even more crunchy and clustery!
7. When your granola is completely cool, throw in your chopped dates.
8. Finally, its time to dig in! (Store what is left over in a sealed bag or airtight container.)

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27 Nov Chai Flapjacks


If you love flapjacks (who doesn’t?), you will love this! Our lovely contributing chef Pixie (Plant Based Pixie) has once again worked her magic, bringing us this amazingly scrumptious chai flapjack recipe that will be the perfect treat to help you through the struggles of winter. It’s packed with oats to provide you with that quick burst of energy when you need it most, as well as warming spiced cinnamon and all the goodness of our beloved coconuts! What more could you ask for? These guilt-free goodies take just 30 minutes in the oven, and one batch will make approximately 24 flapjacks, making them perfect to share with friends and family! Coconut lovers – let’s get making your new favourite snack!

What you’ll need: 

- 3 chai tea bags + 300mL boiling water
- 200g oats
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 6 tablespoons flour (both gluten-free and plain white work well)
- 200g pitted dates (if not using medjool soak in hot water for 30 mins)
- 10g fresh ginger (or 2 teaspoons ground ginger)
- 6 tablespoons coconut oilAdd to cart
- 4 tablespoons coconut syrupAdd to cart


Let’s get started!

1. Start by preheating your oven to 160 degrees Celsius (degrees Fahrenheit).
2. Steep your chai tea bags in boiling water for 20 minutes.
3. Now, mix your cinnamon, oats, baking powder, salt, flour, and ginger (if you’re using ground!) in a large bowl. Set aside.
4. Pop your dates, ginger (if fresh!), coconut oil, freshly-brewed tea, and coconut syrup in the blender, and pulse until smooth.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir until just combined. Taste to make sure you don’t need any extra sweetness – if you do, add more coconut syrup! The mixture should be sticky, not too runny, and as the coconut oil solidifies it’ll become stickier. 6. Line your baking tray with greaseproof paper and add a bit of coconut oil, then scoop on the mixture and level out.
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes!
8. Once ready, the outside of your flapjacks will be relatively hard, with a lovely soft inside!
9. Leave your delightful creations to cool for about 20 minutes, then enjoy!

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25 Nov Coconut Flour Linseed Loaf

Our fabulous contributing chef Kelly Black (@eatpraycook) has provided us with a gluten-free bread recipe that definitely won’t disappoint! This lovely loaf is packed with linseed, our creamy coconut oil and coconut flour, as I’m sure you’ll agree, a winning combination! Baking your own loaf is such a rewarding and exciting thing to master, plus you just can’t beat the smell of a freshly baked loaf of bread wafting through the kitchen! So what are you waiting for? Final tip: make sure you are prepared with a jar of yummy coconut jam to slather on top of your perfectly baked bread!

What you’ll need:

- 40g coconut flourAdd to cart
- 2 tablespoons coconut oilAdd to cart
- 150ml water
- ½ teaspoon pink salt
- 3 eggs
- 120g linseed (flaxseed)
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda


Let’s get started!
1. Begin by lining your loaf tins with baking paper. You can either use two small tins or one medium, whichever you prefer!
2. Throw all your ingredients into a food processor and blend until you have a thick, even consistency.
3. Leave for a few minutes to sit.
4. Pour the mixture into the tin(s) and grab a spatula to smooth out the surface. Tip: wet your spatula to stop it sticking!
5. Pop your tin(s) in to bake for 45 minutes at 175 degrees.
6. Transfer your beautifully baked bread to a rack to allow it to cool (and scent the kitchen!) before slicing up.
7. Enjoy with some scrumptious coconut jam, or your favourite topping!

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20 Nov Tofu Fried Rice

Looking for a quick & easy mid-week meal that is both delicious and bursting with goodness? Well you’re in luck- our amazing contributing chef Harriet (@harrietemily) has produced yet another winning recipe! This tofu fried rice is a taste sensation, packed with nutritional goodness and all the benefits of our beloved coconuts! The recipe serves 4-6 people so there’s plenty to feed a hungry family! Lets get cooking!

What you’ll need:

- 1 tablespoon coconut oilAdd to cart
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup (185g) brown rice
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 1 courgette (zuchini), grated
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 pack extra firm tofu, broken apart into small pieces
- 2 mushrooms, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon tamari soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon coconut syrup
- 1 teaspoon coconut syrupAdd to cart
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon medium curry powder
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup (65g) frozen sweetcorn
- ½ cup (65g) frozen peas
- 1 pack tamari roasted soya beans


Let’s get started:
1. Begin by bringing a large pan of water to a boil on a medium high heat. Then throw in your rice, and cook for about 20 minutes!
2. After the rice has been cooking for 5 minutes, throw your sesame oil into a large wok on a medium heat and add in the onion. Fry for about 2 minutes, then add in the garlic and mushrooms and fry for a further minute!
3. Next, add in the carrot and courgette and stir together for another minute.
4. Time to throw in your tofu pieces!
5. Stir everything together in the pan, and add in the soy sauce, coconut syrup, rice vinegar, turmeric, curry powder, chilli powder, salt and pepper. Continue to fry and stir your rice.
6. When there’s about 3-4 minutes left for the rice to cook, add in the peas and sweetcorn.
7. Lastly, when the rice has completely cooked, remove it from the heat and drain. Now add your rice into the wok, with the other ingredients, and also add the soya beans. Stir everything together for a further 1-2 minutes, and then remove from the heat.
8. Serve and enjoy!

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09 Nov CAULIFLOWER MASH AND COCONUT FLATBREADS


Looking for something new and exciting to fill that vegetable section of your dinner plate? Look no further- the amazing Niki from @Rebel_Recipes has the answer and it is delicious! This mouthwatering mash is a harmonious mix of the budget-friendly superfood, cauliflower, and our creamy coconut milk. Topped with chickpeas and accompanied by coconut flatbreads, this bowl of nutritional goodness is sure to make any veggie lover (or hater!) happy!

What you’ll need:

For the spicy roasted chickpeas:
- 1 can organic chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- a pinch of sea salt
- a pinch of black pepper

For the cauliflower mash:
- 1/2 large cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon vegan veg stock
- a big handful of coriander
- 2 tablespoons of coconut milkAdd to cart
- a squeeze of lemon juice
- a pinch of sea salt
- a pinch of black pepper

For the coconut buckwheat flatbread:
- 1 tablespoon coconut oilAdd to cart
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/3 cup organic desiccated coconutAdd to cart
- 1 cup water
- a pinch of sea salt
- a pinch of black pepper


Let’s get started!

1. Place the chickpeas, spices and olive oil in a baking tray and stir until the chickpeas are nicely coated.
2. Now, pop your baking tray in the oven on a medium heat for 20-25 minutes until the tasty little chickpeas are slightly crispy.
3. Remove from the oven and set aside for later.
4. Now for the cauliflower mash! Begin by placing the cauliflower in a large saucepan, and cover with boiling water. 5. Next, throw the salt, pepper and vegetable stock into the saucepan. Allow your concoction to simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender.
6. Once tender, drain your cauliflower and pop it back into the pan to be blitzed with a hand blender.
7. Blitz until the cauliflower is nicely mashed, then add your coriander and give your mash a final blitz!
8. Finally, add your coconut milk and lemon juice to the pan and give it a good stir!
9. Now for the coconut buckwheat flatbreads! Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine.
10. Add the coconut oil to a small frying pan, and pour in half the mix.
11. Allow the mixture to cook for a couple of minutes until the pancake bubbles and comes away from the pan easily to allow for flipping!
12. Flip your flatbread! Then leave to cook for a minute or so on the other side.
13. Repeat steps 10-13 for the remaining flatbread mix!
14. Top your creamy mash with the chickpeas and enjoy with your coconut flatbread!

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03 Nov COCONUT LENTIL CURRY


This delicious coconut lentil curry from the @squirrelsisters, Sophie and Gracie Tyrell, is the perfect warming dish to get you through those cold winter evenings that are suddenly upon us! Featuring coconut milk, desiccated coconut, and coconut oil, it’s a wonderful savoury dish and a great way to utilise your coconut products! The spices give it a delightfully authentic south Asian twist, and you can adjust the recipe depending on just how hot you like it! Let’s get cooking!

What you’ll need:

- 200g red lentils
- 1 large red onion, finely chopped
- 1 handful of kale
- 400 ml (1 can) coconut milkAdd to cart
- 300 ml water
- 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut (plus more for garnishing!)Add to cart
- 2 tablespoons Bouillon powder (or 2 vegetable stock cubes)
- 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon hot chilli powder
- ½ teaspoon Garam masala
- coconut oil (for frying!)Add to cart


Lets get started!
1. Start by heating some coconut oil in a deep pan! Once hot, toss in the onion and fry until soft.
2. Add the lentils, and fry for an additional 2 minutes.
3. Next, add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, ground coriander, Garam masala, hot chilli powder, and cumin, and mix well!
4. Add the coconut milk, bouillon powder, and water, and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally.
5. Add the kale and desiccated coconut, and mix well. Simmer for a further 10 minutes.
6. Serve in bowls and garnish with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut and fresh coriander!
Enjoy ☺

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03 Nov Cashew Coconut Jammies

Love your coconut jam but not sure how to use it in baking? Our lovely contributing chef Kelly Barlow (@EatPrayCook) has whipped up this deliciously easy recipe for cashew coconut jammies! These yummy biscuits are made with coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut jam, and desiccated coconut, making for a tasty and coconutty treat – let’s get baking!

What you’ll need:

- 50g coconut oilAdd to cart
- 20g coconut flourAdd to cart
- 40g cashew flour (just whizz up a bag of unsalted organic cashew nuts)
- ½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- coconut jam for toppingAdd to cart
- a pinch of Himalayan pink salt


Let’s get started!

1. Add your cashew nuts to your food processor, and blend until you reach an even flour consistency. Measure out 40g worth, and set aside any left over.
2. Add all the ingredients (except for the jam) to a food processor and whizz until well combined.
3. Spoon onto baking paper and shape delicately into biscuits. Make a small dent in the middle.
4. Bake for 6-8 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit), until golden. They should be slightly springy! Leave to set on a cooling rack.
5. Spoon a bit of jam into your palms and gently place into each dent.
6. As the jam begins to soften with the heat, top with some desiccated coconut, and leave to set!

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28 Oct Halloween Pumpkin Soup

Happy Halloween! Our lovely contributing chef Kelly (@EatPrayCook_) has whipped up a wonderful warming recipe perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit. It’s served in mini pumpkins, making it the perfect festive treat if you’re celebrating at home! Let’s get cooking!

What you’ll need:

Soup
- 600g diced pumpkin flesh (one big pumpkin should work, plus two mini ones for serving. Save the seeds for the topping!)
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 1.5 tablespoons coconut oilAdd to cart
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 150ml coconut milkAdd to cart
- 2 small bay leaves
- a pinch of chilli flakes
- lime juice (about half a lime)

Topping
- pumpkin seedsAdd to cart
- cumin
- cayenne pepper
- salt
- maple syrup or coconut syrup!


Let’s get started!

1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees, and roast the diced pumpkin for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, cook your onion and garlic in coconut oil until soft.
3. Stir in the roasted pumpkin, bay leaves, and spices until all mixed together. Add your stock, and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove the bay leaves and mix everything together in a blender.
5. Reheat gently, then stir in the coconut milk, chilli flakes, and lime juice.
6. Roast the pumpkin seeds in cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and syrup (or coconut syrup!), and once crispy, serve the hot soup in mini carved out pumpkins and sprinkle the roasted seeds on top of the soup!
7. It’s delicious with some yummy toasted bread.

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20 Oct Asian Brown Rice Salad

Our lovely contributing chef Harriet (@_harrietemily) showcases her culinary talents with this tasty Asian Brown Rice Salad recipe! Savoury and tangy, this veggie and rice salad is topped with a peanut-coconut-ginger dressing that packs a delicious punch. It’s the perfect exotic side dish or appetiser for your next dinner party, and is sure to be a hit!

Serves: 6-8

What you’ll need:

For the salad
- -1 large carrot
- -½ cucumber
- -1 courgette
- -1 cup brown rice
- -1-2 packets smoked tofu
- -1 apple
- -¼ teaspoon salt
- -freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

For the dressing
- -3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- -1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- -2 teaspoons sesame oil
- -2 teaspoons coconut syrupAdd to cart
- -5 tablespoons coconut cream
- -1 tablespoon medium curry powder
- -1 tablespoon tamari soya sauce
- -½ teaspoon chili powder
- -1-2 centimetre piece fresh root ginger, grated
- -2 garlic cloves, crushed
- -¼ teaspoon salt

Let’s get started!
1. Start by cooking your rice. Fill a large pan with water about halfway, and boil on medium-high heat. Once this is attained, add in the rice and cook for around 20-25 minutes!
2. While the rice cooks, prepare the salad. Grate the courgette, apple, cucumber, and carrot lengthways into rough strips. Then, pop them all into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
3. Next – let’s make the dressing! Add the sesame oil, peanut butter, coconut syrup, rice vinegar, curry powder, coconut cream, soya sauce, chilli powder, garlic, salt, and ginger into a small blender. Pulse until smooth, then set aside!
4. Once the rice has cooked, remove from the heat, drain, and allow to cool slightly for a couple of minutes.
5. While the rice is cooling, prepare your tofu according to the instructions on the packet (they may vary depending on brand used).
6. Once the rice has cooled, add it to the mixing bowl with the other salad ingredients, the rice vinegar, salt and some black pepper. Stir everything together until well combined!
7. When the tofu has cooked, it’s time to get the dish ready to serve! Spoon your salad onto plates, top with the tofu, and drizzle with the dressing to finish.
8. Enjoy!

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