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Crunchy Coconut Chicken Noodles features a velvety coconut sauce infused with zesty lime and a hint of Thai pepper, served over egg noodles alongside shaved carrots, bell peppers, tender chicken, and fresh cilantro, all garnished with a delightful crunchy pistachio topping. Crunchy Coconut Chicken Noodles is highly influenced by Thai cuisine. There are many typical elements, like lemongrass and coconut milk, but no ginger or strong curry. No peanut butter, *Satay, or hoisin sauce either. I really wanted to highlight the coconut flavour, often overpowered by other sauces or ingredients. I also wanted to counterbalance all that coconut sweetness with freshness and no better ingredients than lime and lemongrass! Pistachio Yum I love pistachios! I would put them in every dish if I could! And though I needed some crunch texture to make this Coconut Chicken Noodles dish whole, I’ve used fancy pistachios instead of the obvious peanuts! A pure…

A nice boozy Pineapple Granita to freshen up the palate after or before lunch/dinner. Perfect for a hot summer night to keep your guest in party mode. This easy-to-make Pineapple Granita is so refreshing, plus it’s a super light version that doesn’t use coconut milk or cream. Plus, it’s all-natural coco water, with no added sugar, no need since pineapples are naturally loaded with sugar. A significant characteristic of coco water is that it is the best rehydrating liquid mother nature ever gave us (way more than those energy drinks), it’s filled with electrolytes and potassium (4 times more than a banana), it’s low in sodium and calories, well it’s the perfect liquid, and it tastes like the Tropics! Who could resist? Back to the Piña colada granita, I am still in a big dilemma as if… it’s a starter to open the stomach or close it… I mean, it’s…

Coco and Lemongrass Vermicelli Shrimp Bowl is a light, cold and easy dish for the summertime, filled with a rainbow of crunchy veggies and coco-lemongrass shrimp on a small bed of vermicelli rice noodles. This Vermicelli Shrimp Bowl is the perfect quick recipe for the summer! Stirfrying the shrimp in the wok takes just a minute or two; the noodles need a soak and a quick boil, and the rest is all raw veggies that simply need to be cut. Fresh, crunchy, and filled with colours and nutrients. This shrimp bowl is like a small jump into the tropics! A Quick Heat The main idea here is to make a protein, whether shrimp, chicken or tofu and sauté it rapidly in oil and lemongrass, then let it simmer for an extra minute in coconut milk for an ultra-rapid and ultra-aromatic bite! The rest (veggies) are up to you; take your…

Tropical Smoothie Bowl is a fest of tropical fruits; passion fruit, mango and pineapple blended with coconut milk and ice cubes for an exotic start to the day. I don’t know for you, but tropical fruits are my favourites! This Tropical Smoothie Bowl is an ode to the tropics with its exotic flavours. The smoothie base is a pineapple and mango blended with coconut milk with a topping of pineapple, shredded coconut and last but not least, Passion fruit (or Maracuyá). Every bite has a new fun texture with an overall tropical flair! Without saying it’s filled with vitamins, let’s say… enough to last a year without getting scurvy. A great combination of exotic flavours complements one another beautifully. The Many Names of Passion Fruit To make it more straightforward… There are three popular Passion Fruits, yellow, purple and reddish. Which is without contest the more prominent names we’ll get…

Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Soup is an easy soup made with roasted pumpkin, coconut milk, ginger, cumin and garlic. Perfect to warm up before the winter comes. Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Soup is a creamy, colourful and aromatic soup. To balance the sweetness of pumpkin and coconut milk, a bit of ginger and cumin will come to the rescue! The type of pumpkin used would preferably be a red Kuri or butternut squash, although any type would do. The roasting of the pumpkin pieces in the oven is what gives a pumpkin soup its kick! The smaller the pieces of pumpkin the more Maillard reaction (browning), and the more taste your soup will have. Balancing the Sweetness I saw so many pumpkin soups out there and many are on the sweet side of the spectrum. But there is nothing like a dinamic sweet and spicy or sweet and sour duo. The pumpkin’s…

Sensational Passion Fruit Panna Cotta is made with coconut milk and will make you fly right to the tropics. It is a light and easy dessert to make for the whole family. Panna Cotta means cooked cream in Italian from northern Italy, in Piedmont. It’s a simple dessert often aromatized with vanilla, rum, or coffee and topped with fruity coulis or caramel. However, this time, it’s the same format but with a Tropical flair! An easy, gluten-free, and elegant dessert to bite into. Types of Passion Fruits They call the larger yellow passion fruit Maracuya in South and Central America. This yellow version of passion fruit is more present than purple and has more juice. In South America, they make ceviche, cocktails, cheesecake, and ice cream with it, a reasonably common fruit. They both taste similar and contain the grains, but the yellow version contains double the goods. Is it Ripe…

A cold and airy Coconut Mousse with a touch of lime to serve on your strawberries is the new way to go! Simple, and easy to make, you’ll never get back to whipped cream. You’ll say this looks exactly like the simple cup of strawberries topped with whipped cream… boring… but you are far from the truth! This is coconut milk infused with makrut lime leaves and turned into a foamy cloud. As soon as you’ll taste it, you’ll wish for the rest of your life, to have this mousse instead of whipped cream. I ate it, at first, in one of my favourite restaurants, as a side to a “Chocolate fondant” dessert. Coconut Mousse is so delicious! Technique You’ll need a siphon to foam it, without it you won’t be able to foam it up. Siphon is the last “kitchen gadget” I got myself… especially to reproduce this coco-lime mousse and I…