Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Is There Anything Coconut Can't Do?

As I mentioned yesterday, I was pumped to try the trio of coconut delights that I ordered from The Raw Food World.

I tasted each individually and thought they all had a lovely flavor.  Both the aminos and the vinegar taste much like the average supermarket counterparts, but funkier (in a good way).  I used all three to make a basic, but tasty, salad dressing (that tastes nothing like coconut).

Coco Loco Dressing
1/4 cup coconut vinegar
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1 avocado
1 cup water
juice of one small lemon
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp coconut nectar

I eat a giant salad every night for dinner, so I mix things up with different dressings.  TH and I both liked this one, as it is light and tangy.  It paired nicely with Bubbies sauerkraut.  

On the ride home from work today I was commenting to TH on the contagious, bubbling excitement of the soon to be graduating seniors.  I was thinking back fondly to that time in my life, and the immense sense of freedom as the entire world seemed open for exploration.  TH said that he actually felt sorry for the seniors, as he thinks that this is a terrible time to be entering the workforce.  I hadn't even thought of that, but it reminded me of how I am so much more of an emotionalist, and TH is such a realist.  I think this is why we are a good team:  I'm usually up in the clouds, his feet are firmly planted on earth, and we help each other to meet somewhere in the middle. 

Question:  Are you an emotionalist or a realist?  What about your significant other?  


  1. I love the post title--I think coconut can do pretty much anything, may be my favorite food if I can have all the parts of it. The dressing sounds great, esp with sauerkraut.

    I think both Phil and I are some odd mix of emotionalist and realist, but we cut up the pie differently.
    And of course, you're both right. Despite being a bad time to enter the workforce, it could be a very exciting time too.


  2. Mm that dressing sounds good. I have yet to try the coconut vinegar.

    Not to be the raw police or anything, but bubbie's sauerkraut is no longer raw. I'm not sure if you are a raw purist or not but just wanted to let you know.

  3. I love those products!!!! I did a post about them too!!!

  4. @Ela

    Ela, I am so jealous of the fact that you once lived in Hawaii and climbed trees to pick your own coconuts. I bet you think of that every time you have to settle for store bought.

  5. @bitt

    That's a bummer about the Bubbie's. Thanks for the heads-up, bitt. I'm definitely not a purist, but do try to consume raw when it's a viable option. I'll just have to wait for our Alaskan cabbage season to make my own sauerkraut. :)

  6. @rawkinmom

    They are tasty, rawkinmom. :) I just went to your blog- it looks like so much fun!

  7. Those three products are great!!! Love them.
    Great looking dressing.
    Peace and Raw Health,