Shredded Coconut

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Servings: 12- 15 cookies
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Combine the coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs and salt in one bowl. Add coconut flour, shredded coconut and chocolate chips, mix together.

Make small cookie balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cookies start to brown.

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Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites

Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites
Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites
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Servings: 32-36
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Lightly grease a mini muffin pan with coconut oil.

Add all the dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse a few times to incorporate them.

In a separate bowl mix together remaining wet ingredients. Pour slowly into food processor and pulse until everything is well combined.

Fill mini muffin pans and press mixture until it is well compacted and just below the top of the pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly brown.
Cool before removing from the pan.

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Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie
Blueberry Superfood Smoothie
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Place chia seeds in blender and cover with milk. Let sit for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Add remaining ingredients to the blender and puree until very smooth and creamy.

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Coconut Cashew Rice

Coconut Cashew Rice
Coconut Cashew Rice
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Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cook rice with a little salt and coconut oil. Set aside.

On medium-low heat toast cashews until golden brown and set aside.

Next, on medium-low heat toast paneer and set aside.

In a non-stick pan, add coconut oil. Once oil is hot, add shredded coconut and toast for 1-2 minutes. Then add salt, sugar and chili powder. Add the cooked rice to the mixture and stir. Top with toasted cashews and paneer.

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No Bake Toasted Coconut Fudge Bars

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No Bake Toasted Coconut Fudge Bars
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Servings: 30
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper. Spread shredded coconut on a baking pan lined with parchment and bake for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool.

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil, stirring occasionally until smooth, about 5-6 minutes.

Stir the cooled toasted coconut into the chocolate mixture. Remove parchment paper from pan then spread mixture into the baking pan. Sprinkle the almonds on top, if desired.

Place the pan in the refrigerator to cool for several hours or overnight before cutting into small squares. This recipe will stay firm at room temperature.

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Indian Coconut Rice Pulao

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Indian Coconut Rice Pulao
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Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 cup Basmati rice, or any long grain rice
  • 2 cups coconut milk*
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 knob ginger, finely grated or chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 medium size carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh peas
  • 1 tablespoon sliced cashews
  • 1/2 tablespoon shredded coconut

Homemade Fresh Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Wash and clean the basmati rice 2-3 times in filtered water then soak for 30 minutes.

Prepare coconut milk, set aside.

Drain the soaked rice and add it to a rice cooker with the prepared coconut milk. (You can also use a pressure cooker or pot on the stovetop to cook the rice.)

In a small pan, add olive oil or coconut oil. When the oil is hot, add bay leaf, cardamom pods, cloves, black peppercorns, and sauté on low heat until it releases the aroma.

Add the cumin seeds. When the seeds stop to sizzle, add the grated or chopped ginger and sauté for 2 minutes. Now add the chopped carrots and green peas. Sauté on medium heat for 3-4 minutes and then add this into the rice cooker.

Add water as required for the rice to cook. Cover the cooker with the lid and cook until done.

Meanwhile, in a small pan, add 2 teaspoons olive oil or coconut oil. Sauté the cashews and the shredded coconut for 2 minutes on low heat. Add this to the cooked rice. Combine well.

Serve coconut rice pulao with curry or green chutney.

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Toasted Coconut Yogurt Parfait

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Toasted Coconut Yogurt Parfait
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 pound plain yogurt, preferably whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, toasted (on low in a toaster oven)

Mix yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Divide the strawberries into four serving bowls. Cover each bowl of strawberries with 1/2 cup of the yogurt mixture. Top with 1/4 cup toasted coconut.

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No Bake Dairy and Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

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No Bake Dairy and Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
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Servings: 8-12
Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes active prep + soaking and wait time

Gluten Free Crust:

  • 1/2 cup diced dried plums, or dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • pinch salt

Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight in water then drained*
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • zest from 1 large lemon
  • 6 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk**
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Optional Toppings:

Combine diced dried plums, walnuts and chia seeds in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the honey and salt and pulse again until a paste forms.

Press crust mixture into a 12 inch springform pan. Place pan in the freezer while you prepare the filling.

Combine all of the filling ingredients in a blender and mix until very smooth. Pour the filling into the crust and cover with plastic wrap then freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Allow cake to thaw at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.

Top with dried cranberry powder, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, fresh blueberries, and edible or ornamental flowers.

Dip knife in warm water before slicing for easier serving.

Soaking Cashews:

*If you are making this cake last minute and don’t have time to wait, you may let the cashews soak in very hot water for 1 hour instead of overnight.

Homemade Coconut Milk:

**For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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