Coconut Ladoo – Celebratory Indian Sweets Made with All Things Coconut

Coconut Ladoo – Celebratory Indian Sweets Made with All Things Coconut Coconut Ladoo – Dried Coconut, Coconut Palm Sugar, Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil and the Queen of Spices, Cardamom

Coconut Ladoo consistently make the list of India’s Top Ten Sweets. The first known coconut ladoo date back at least 3-4000 years. These early versions were packed for travelers and warriors as a symbol of good luck for their expeditions. Continue reading

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream Strawberry Mango Verrine – Poetry in a Glass

Layers of gold, red, white and green,
sweet berries, luscious mango, rich coconut cream,
all together create Strawberry Mango Verrine.
It makes you feel special, a person of class,
when you eat your dessert with a spoon in a glass. Continue reading

Pistachio Date Truffles – A Taste of Morocco

Pistachio Date Truffles – A Taste of MoroccoPistachio Date Truffles — Easy No-Bake Confections

Moroccan Orange Blossom Water adds an exotic and intriguing flavor to Pistachio Date Truffles. One of a number of Moroccan recipes I’ve recently been testing and sampling. Some of them we’ll enjoy in my January 31st healthy cooking class featuring the Bright, Bold Flavors of Morocco. Continue reading

Ambrosia — When Life Gives You Oranges

Ambrosia — When Life Gives You OrangesAmbrosia — Simply Oranges & Coconut

Am·bro·sia

  1. Greek & Roman Mythology The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality.
  2. Something with an especially delicious flavor or fragrance.
  3. A dessert containing primarily oranges and flaked coconut. Continue reading

Coconut Macaroons — Honey-Sweetened, Gluten-Free & Easy!

Coconut Macaroons (c) jfhaugen“My New Favorite Cookie”

We all know classic macaroons as small, chewy cookies composed chiefly of egg whites, sugar, ground almonds or finely shredded coconut. Some of us may even know about the multicolored modern-day macaroons that often include food coloring Continue reading