coconut milk

5 Milk Alternatives: The Good, The Bad And The Shockingly Creamy

Nondairy creamer can mean many things these days
Apr 16, 2015 9:00 am

While it’s tough to compete with the protein, vitamin D and calcium levels found in traditional milk, those suffering from lactose intolerance and adhering to vegan diets can take solace in knowing they have options. Lots of options. Still, dietitians and nutritionists advocate smart shopping. Writer Nicole Schnitzler breaks down the pros and cons of every nondairy alternative from almond to soy.

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

This dessert recipe uses up leftover rice. Sweet!
Jan 28, 2014 5:45 pm
mango sticky rice
Photo: Jason Hutchens on Flickr

Need a way to use up a bunch of leftover dessert from that takeout Thai or overly ambitious curry you just made? How about dessert? That's right: this mango coconut rice pudding recipe calls for leftover rice.

Coconut Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Bobby Flay checks in with a Grilling Month recipe
May 20, 2013 2:01 pm

It just wouldn't be Grilling Month without a few recipes from Bobby Flay's new grilling cookbook, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction. Well what do you know? We too have barbecue addictions! And like Flay, we're always keeping our eyes open for the next great thing to throw on the grill. In this case, a coconut-tenderized pork loin with a fiery habanero twist. 

Tapioca Coconut Cake Recipe

Cake made of tapioca pearls? Just add papaya.
Oct 31, 2012 4:01 pm

The pearls are clearly visible in both of our versions, suspended in a cooked egg mixture. I’ve kicked things up, though, by flavoring the cake with coconut and lime and serving it with papaya. This makes a unique dessert, one I urge you to try.

New Potato Rendang & Green Beans Recipe

A delicious vegan curried side dish or small plate
Jan 15, 2012 2:01 pm

Add some Malaysian flavors to your life with this addictively spicy potato experience. Rendang is a special kind of curry in which a main ingredient is slowly cooked in spicy coconut milk until the sauce is deeply reduced. Tender new potatoes absorb the spice-infused coconut sauce and cook down to lush, citrusy perfection.

Spicy Rock Shrimp & Grits Recipe

Singapore-inspired shrimp and grits get hot
Jan 9, 2012 5:06 pm
spicy shrimp and grits
Photo: Masak NYC

This spicy rock shrimp is served at Masak with locally produced stoneground polenta. The curry sauce is based on Singaporean prawn curry, and together, the whole thing is my take on shrimp and grits. One of my favorite lunchtime dishes at home is a sambal udang (shrimp), often served with sambal quail eggs.

Spiced Coconut Lentil Soup Recipe

A thick, hearty vegan soup for cold weather
Nov 30, 2011 5:15 pm

Although ‘spiced’ this dish is not particularly spicy – even with the added chili and paprika. The spice is very mild and subtle but absolutely essential in aiding the soup to be bursting with the incredible flavor it possesses.

Coconut Milk & Pomegranate Turkey Recipe

This year, Thanksgiving turkey takes an exotic turn
Nov 11, 2011 4:54 pm
coconut pomegranate turkey recipe
Photo: tuchodi on Flickr

This year, we're trying something new for our Thanksgiving turkey. I'm making a marinade of coconut milk, buttermilk and pomegranate juice. I think this will ensure a really moist holiday bird.

Start this the day before by brining the turkey in a saltwater mixture. Then on the day of, transfer the turkey to a flavorful marinade that will seal moisture in. With 2 1/2 hours of roasting,...


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