Coconut Milk

Pandan Infused Coconut Milk Sticky Rice with Mango

2018-06-18T10:51:33+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet|

This is a very simple recipe for the Thai inspired dessert made with sticky rice and served with fresh mango…a must try… We often order this dessert when eating at the local Thai restaurant, and I always felt guilty in ordering a dessert that was so easy to make…but somehow never came around until a few weeks ago when reading Simple Gluten Free Kitchen post I then decided that I could not wait anymore, so this post it totally inspired by Balvinder… If you have not had this dessert you must try it, even my husband that was not brought up with sticky rice loves it…   Ingredients: 1 cup glutinous rice or sticky rice 1 can coconut milk Pandan [...]

Thai Red Rubies in Pandan Coconut Milk

2018-06-18T10:55:59+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet, Holiday Wish|

It is Valentine’s Day…these rubies are not to wear, but are packed with great textures, from crunchy to chewy… Have you ever tried these Thai red “rubies”? The first time I had these “gems” was in an Asian specialty drink store…and I just felt in love with it…they are actually small pieces of water chestnuts colored in red and coated with tapioca flour…resulting in crunchy and chewy texture…I know it is hard to imagine that these little gems carry so many textures. Another great combination is pandan with coconut milk…pandan is very popular in Southeast Asia, often used in desserts and aromatized rice dishes. If you are not familiar with pandan, you should try, as pandan leaves have a very [...]

Brazilian Egg Yolk Custard with Coconut

2018-06-18T11:24:00+00:00Brazilian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet|

This is a recipe for a Brazilian inspired recipe for egg yolk custard with coconut.  This is so creamy and rich, a traditional dessert from Brazil. Quindim is a popular Brazilian baked dessert made from sugar, eggs and coconut. It is extremely sweet (in most cases) and very much addictive. Since quindins (plural for quindim) are very ready available in almost every corner…yes, literally every corner…I did not have the need to bake my own when living there…now that we do not have this treat around I decided to bake my own…and of course to the internet I go…I came across hundreds of recipes…mainly they all have the same ingredients, varying only in ratio. As mention above, quindins are extremely [...]

Double Coconut Cake


If coconut is your thing, you will love this recipe of double coconut cake.  It is coconut in every layer of this cake. Creamy coconut cream in between moist coconut cake. I love coconut, but somehow I do not bake often with it…cannot explain…well…I just put an end to it with this double coconut cake. Double?  Yes, there is coconut milk in the white cake and coconut milk as well as shredded coconut in the filling. This cake was adapted from Desserts Magazine, Issue 13, I halved the recipe and instead of using round pans, I used a jelly pan, cut into three and layered making a rectangular cake. The original recipe has a third layer of frosting, I decided [...]

Shrimp in Coconut Milk

2018-06-19T12:14:10+00:00Fish and Seafood, Gluten Free|

Back in Brazil, we used to cook seafood with coconut milk therefore this recipe is inspired by Brazilian cuisine. Ingredients: 1 small green bell pepper 1 small red bell pepper 1 small onion 1 teaspoon of minced garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lb medium to large size shrimp, cleaned. ½ cup coconut milk Salt and pepper to taste Method: In a medium skillet saute garlic, onion, and the bell peppers in olive oil. Let it cook for approximately 3 minutes by lowering the heat, add the coconut milk and let it simmer for 2 more minutes. Increase the heat and add the shrimps, salt and pepper. Cool for another 2 minutes. Serve hot with white rice.   Did you [...]