For the bread
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 large eggs
1 cup canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon lime zest, about 2 limes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
For the glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 scant tablespoons lime juice
Coconut flakes or shredded coconut (I used unsweetened flakes)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 8×4-inch loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk sugar, coconut oil and eggs until combined. Whisk in the coconut milk and lime zest.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and shredded coconut until combined. Pour in the the coconut mixture and stir until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out and cool completely on a cooling rack.
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lime juice until smooth. Pour or drizzle over completely cooled bread. Top with Lime zest and coconut flakes.
Will keep wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for 2 days.
8 ounces short-grain rice
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
14 ounces whole milk
1 cup water
3 cinnamon sticks
1½ ounces raisins
1 teaspoon cloves
2 ounces coconut rum or rum of your preference
Cinnamon powder for garnish
Leave the rice soaking overnight. The next day, drain the rice and set aside.
Pour the four types of milk on a medium pot over a medium heat.
Boil a cup of water with the cinnamon sticks and the cloves. Strain. Add water to the milk mixture. Let it boil.
Add the rice and reduce the heat to medium-low, stirring slowly, until the liquid evaporates.
When the rice is cooked, add raisins and rum and cover. Cook over low heat an additional 10 minutes. Pour on a mold, let it cool at room temperature and serve. Garnish with cinnamon powder.
1 cup Dried pigeon peas, cow peas, or whatever kind of dried bean you like. Soaked overnight
2 cups water
1/2 small/medium onion chopped
2 cups long grain white rice
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup water or unsweetened coconut water
1 cup reserved water from cooked beans
2 whole jalapeno peppers
Salt and pepper to taste
After beans have soaked over night, drain and pour them into a med saucepan add 2 cups of water and cook until beans are tender.Season the beans with salt and pepper. Set them aside along with 1 cup of the water that the beans cooked in, you will need that to cook the rice.
To a large saucepan add a small amount of olive oil just enough to coat the bottom of the pan when pan is hot put the chopped onion in and saute until onion is soft and translucent, add rice and cooked beans you judge how much of the beans to add to the rice you don’t want too many beans, stir until rice and onion and beans are combined. Add all the liquid, some salt and pepper to taste and the peppers. Bring to a boil on high flame, cover and reduce heat to med/low and let rice cook until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is done it will take 15-20 minutes. Turn off the heat, fluff rice with fork and serve, you can garnish with fresh thyme or cilantro.
1 tablespoon ghee (coconut oil is fine as well)
1 large brown onion, diced
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 medium zucchini (about 1 lb), diced into cubes
3 cloves garlic, diced
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoon mild curry powder
¼ teaspoon white pepper (black is also okay)
1 cup vegetable stock
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
Juice of ½ small lime (about 2 tablespoons)
Fresh coriander/cilantro for garnish
Heat the ghee in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring a few times, until softened and golden.
Add salt, zucchini and garlic and stir through the onion. Then add the turmeric, curry powder and pepper and stir through a few times to release the aromas.
Then add the stock, coconut milk and fish sauce and stir through. Bring to boil, then turn the heat down to low. Cook for 10 minutes, simmering and covered with a lid.
Finally, add the juice of ½ lime and stir through. Serve with a few fresh coriander leaves on top.