We’re a fan of all things coconut in our family e.g. everyone loves coconut oil (virgin raw) even the cat! She likes to lick and then groom with it and no we didn’t teach her that! 😀
Coconut flesh, coconut water/juice, coconut milk and cream (the White flesh mixed with water), oil, the new drinkable milks that I’ve been seeing around (more diluted versions of traditional coconut milk) and even coconut vinegar are all awesome! Not to forget the husk of course whose fibres are extremely helpful or the whole shells make excellent toys/shelters for small animals. But there’s also dried coconut, also called ‘dessicated’ coconut which comes in the form of very small pieces usually used on cupcakes and muffins and then flakes which are slightly larger and then these…
COCONUT CHIPS, oh yeah.
We managed to get a big bag of these and are delighted not only with the size/value but with the quality! Mum’s currently eating them raw and I can’t wait to use some in cooking with rice, lentils and noodles. I’ll probably also put some on a chocolate cake with fruit spread ‘jam’… oh the possibilities.
Coconut is a superfood in its own right and retains much of its nutritional value when dried so it’s great for this time of year when fresh fruit/veg/plants are less accessible as well as for an energy boost if out and about and peckish. It’s also one of those natural wonders that is high in good ‘fats’ and helps lower bodily fat which is why when I want creamy potato chips (thick chunky fries not crisps) I fry them in coconut oil which bubbles up and heats quickly. I find instead of getting full or feeling bloated I actually look/feel like I’ve lost weight the next day, the same goes with extra virgin olive oil which I use for making crunchy chips.
NEXT FOOD POST – recently I accidentally made an interesting and cool looking rice & lentil ‘volcano’, I tried to do it again and got the gist of it but didn’t use the right amount of ingredients so it didn’t quite match the original, but I’ll try it again 😉