November 7, 2010

11 Responses

  1. Pam says:

    Young coconuts: Meijer's (in Ohio) had them this week for $2.49, which was a good price. We used to use them more often when I would make this coconut shake….which will be this week again…lol! Always such a lovely menu! Hugs!

  2. Penni says:

    Thanks for the shout out!! I still love that tomato soup & make it every couple of weeks around here!

    I am totally into young coconuts. They are available at my local Whole Foods & also at my local Asian markets. They are around $2 at Whole Foods and a buck & a half at Nam Hai (which is about 30 min. from home). I generally opt to pick some up at WF's because it's more convenient.

    I'll send you a copy of Raw Food Rehab's Raw For The Holidays (over 100 recipes)…..maybe something in there will be fun to make between now and the end of the year 🙂


  3. Rachel says:

    I buy young coconuts every now and then. Are here I can only find them at WinCo and they're not always in the best condition and they are pretty costly… like $3 a piece.

  4. bitt says:

    Do you find raw cacao is more stimulating than regular cocoa? I do.

    I don't get young coconuts too often even though I can find them fairly cheaply here (less than $1.50). I just don't feel comfortable getting them from so far away and there is some debate if they are collected using animals.

  5. That soup looks awesome! I'll shoot some recipe to you in the next couple of days.. that would be cool

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love young coconuts and I buy them at Lion's Market. The price ranges from 49 cents for older ones or $1.29 for pretty looking ones. I blend the water and meat with frozen corn and add sauerkraut.

  7. Penni is wonderful! Her soup looks deliciously spicy.

    I'm at 105degrees right now earning my chef certification, so by the time I'm done, I should have some really excellent recipes to share with you. 😀

  8. Angelique says:

    Hi! I live in the Sacramento, CA area and the best price I've found for fresh young coconuts is at Asian markets (aka oriental markets) where I get them between $1.19 and $1.69 each. At Winco and Whole Foods they are usually around $2.50 – $3 so I get them from the Asian market who also often sells the "Best" brand which I read a while back actually was best in terms of how they process them. They encourage me to order by the case at my closes Asian market but I rarely need 9 in a week, but it is cheaper, I think $11.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I have yet to buy a young coconut!! Being in SW FL I tend to raid the neighbor's trees for regular Florida coconuts when I need them.
    I am going to make the cucumber boats for my lunch. I went to the store yesterday and ironically enough I purchased one cucumber and one avocado!! Too funny!
    I make carob pudding soooo much as you can see on my blog. I do not consume chocolate so I don't know how it would effect me now.
    I love carob powder. My pudding would be almost like yours minus the cocoa and nibs. I take 2 bananas, carob powder, 1 avocado and add in some lucuma powder, lecithin and vanilla w/ a pinch of sea salt. Yummo!!! My go to breakfast at least 4x/week.
    Love your blog so much. Keep sharing the RAW LOVE!!! Can't wait to make your lunch recipe today!
    Peace & Raw Health,

  10. Everything looks so delicious! Great prices too! Thanks for your blog. I'm making your cucumber boats for sure. Anything with avocado and I'll eat it!

  11. I love so much about this post I can't begin to figure out where to start…and I was wondering the same thing about coconuts. I'm so glad you shared! Dang about the chocolate, but great that you figured it out. I try to keep cucumber and avos on hand, so I love that boat idea!

    Lately, I've been trying to perfect my Tangy Dill Dressing Dip, which started out as an attempt at ranch, but turned into quenching my thirst for dill pickles, ranch dressing and sour cream all at once, which I dip carrots and cucumber into, endlessly. It goes like this, and you're welcome to do something with it…

    2 cups soaked cashews
    2 green onions, diced
    Juice of 1.5-2 lemons
    1-2 tsp agave
    1-2 tsp garlic powder (fresh garlic usually does not agree with my tummy, but the powder works great)
    Sea salt, to taste
    Filtered water, to allow desired consistency

    Blend all well, two or three times if necessary, to remove any hint of cashew and to mix ingredients well, into tangy delight. Adjust ingredients to suit desired taste and consistency.

    Then, fold in (do not blend)…

    1 large handful of fresh dill (or desired quantity, per personal taste)

    (The more dill you add, the more it takes on the consistency of those spinach dips containing lots of spinach in it. I don't know why this makes me happy, but it does!)

    I can't get enough of this. I am planning a post in the near future (as soon as the sun returns and I can get photos). :o)

    Again, LOVE all that you do, my dear!