Caribbean Food Month – Recipe ideas using coconut milk | Champagne Twist

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, coconut milk lends itself to a multitude of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes and everything in between.  Following are a few simple recipe ideas featuring coconut milk.

 

Elle’s coconut rice

Elle's Coconut rice - champagnetwist.com

Ingredients

1 cup of rice

1 1/4 cups of water or coconut water

3/4 coconut milk

2 sprigs of thyme

1 bay leaf

1/4 tsp chilli flakes

1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt (optional)

 

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Method

  1. After washing the rice, place it in a large saucepan, with the water or coconut water and coconut milk.
  2. Add rest of the ingredients then bring to the boil and allow to simmer until the rice is cooked.
  3. Serve immediately. You can also use as a base for rice salad or as a side.

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Coconut Chai traybake – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/coconut-chai-traybake

Vegan Hot Coconut Drink – https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/horlixier_49938

George’s Dal – https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/georges_dal_75678

Sweet Potato Curry – https://www.connoisseurusveg.com/sweet-potato-caribbean

 

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I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you try any of the recipes mentioned, it would be great to see how you use coconut milk.

More Caribbean Food Month treats on Monday, see you then.

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Caribbean Food Month – Dunn’s River Coconut Milk review | Champagne​ Twist

Wow, how come it’s Friday already?

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Hello,

For day 3 of Caribbean Food Month, it’s time for a review.  Coconut milk is one of the stables when it comes to Caribbean cookery. This versatile ingredient can be used in sweet and savoury dishes and lends itself to a multitude of international culinary treats. It also serves as an alternative to dairy.

Dunn’s River Coconut Milk has a thick, smooth texture with a light coconut flavour, meaning that it will work well with tea and coffee. It doesn’t have that sometimes clawy aftertaste when sampled on its own, although it does have a tendency to separate. But a quick stir with a spoon soon resolves that issue.

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As a product in its own right, I can’t find much to fault it.  As the saying goes, it say’s exactly what it is on the tin. As an ingredient, it works well without any problems, responding to heat well. It’s a great product to have in your pantry.

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Rating 4.5 out of 5

Tomorrow’s blog includes recipe ideas featuring Dunn’s River Coconut Milk. Please return to find out more. Thanks for reading and if you’re in the UK or Spain – try to stay cool. I adore the sun, but 38 degrees is my limit. The thought of having to work in potentially 48 degree heat, makes the mind boggle. Best of luck!

#COYOPops ice lolly

Coyo Yogurt Ice Lolly – review

Hello,

Yesterday, I mentioned how the audience were invited to sample COYO lollies at the Culture Cloud – Lulu Guinness wellness event in Covent Garden. As promised here is a review of the lollies.

Created especially for Lulu Guinness’ in store Picnic Pop-Up, the COYO Pops‬ yoghurt ice lollies are, available exclusively at the Covent Garden shop until late July.

Picnic Pop-Up Lulu Guinness COYO
Lulu Guinness Picnic Pop-Up Limited edition lollies made with CO-YO coconut milk alternative Picture source: https://twitter.com/palm_pr

I tried the Skinny Dip Chocolate Ice lolly, and have to say, it was delicious.

The texture was beautifully creamy, yet the flavour wasn’t the expected sickly, sugary sweet, tongue tieing affair. It was simply a tasty coconut lolly, covered with a good quality chocolate covering. Chocolate and coconut are a natural combination, but if you’re thinking this was a frozen Bounty on a stick, you couldn’t be more wrong. This is truly one of the best lollies I’ve ever had, and I’m going to make a special trip to try the other flavours.

#COYOPops ice lolly
COYO Pops ice Lolly, Lulu Guinness Picnic Pop-UP Picture source: Francesca Hodge via instagram 

Yes, I’m going to make a special trip just for a couple of lollies, they are that good!If you’re in the area, and would like an healthy alternative to regular ice lollies or ice cream, you could do a lot worse than to visit the temporary pop up venue.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The Picnic Pop-Up is running until 22nd July, at the Lulu Guinness Covent Garden store. The other flavours, which I didn’t taste, are Sunny Salted Caramel and Very Vanilla. Cost £3.

COYO coconut yogurt alternative is on sale in most supermarkets. I’m going to find some and create some recipes using this product.

 

 

COYO Coconut Yoghurt Alternative
COYO Coconut Yoghurt Alternative Natural

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Thanks for reading, see you soon 🙂