First he steals my Saturday afternoons.
Then he steals my heart.
Then my bank account.
What’s next…my soul?!
TJ’s recently came out with their own almond milk, so it shouldn’t surprise me that they had a coconut milk in the works, too. This unsweetened milk is divine in smoothies, and the sweetened one would be perfect for cereal. Coconut is extremely healthy because of its medium chain fatty acids, which unlike other saturated fats, are minimally stored in your body as fat. In an effort to not talk your ear off, visit livestrong for more details.
Coconut milk AND coconut oil. Oh em gee.
So, what do you do with these lovely ladies? Well, you can start off my buying the Peas and Thank You cookbook and making her Thai Veggie Burgers. I cooked these delicious burgers in coconut oil (which is an ideal high-heat cooking oil) and let me tell you– there were no words to describe this crispy, coconutty thai veggie burger. You should probably just buy the book and taste for yourself.
Then I topped it with my Thai Broccoli Slaw and took it to a whole other level.
Thai Broccoli Slaw
- 2 cups organic broccoli slaw
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 heaping tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp agave nectar (or other sweetener)
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- sea salt to taste
- cilantro and crushed peanuts (optional garnish)
- In a medium pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add broccoli slaw and sautee for 5-7 minutes, seasoning with sea salt to taste.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
- Remove pan from heat and pour sauce over slaw. Stir and quickly pour mixture into serving bowl. The sauce will stick to the pan if it is heated for too long, but be sure to scrape this off because it is nutty and delicious on top of the slaw 🙂
- Garnish with crushed peanuts and cilantro (optional), serve and enjoy!
Still don’t feel like thai veggie burgers and slaw? That’s a little weird. Ok, then try coconut oil instead of butter in your next baking recipe. Or use it to make the bestest butteriest stovetop popcorn. Or slather it all over your legs as a natural moisturizer after your shower.
If you don’t bake, eat popcorn, or shower, then make “soft serve” by blending 1/4 cup coconut milk, a chopped and frozen RIPE banana and 1 tbsp cocoa powder. Throw in a teaspoon of coconut oil if you’re feeling tropical.
Who cares if you don’t bake or pop corn?
So what if you don’t shower?
But no soft serve?? Come on now.