Sunday, October 3, 2010

coconut milk

so i'm discovering the world of coconuts.
i've been cooking my rice with a little bit of coconut milk lately and it tastes so good!
i have a cooker similar to this one, nothing fancy:

and then what i do is take about 1/4 of thai coconut milk and mix it in.
just make sure you shake the can before you puncture it, it settles in the the can so the water and creamy part separate a bit.
you can get this at any grocery store. its usually in the 'asian/ethnic' section. it adds just a hint of flavor, but its so yummy. it does make the rice a little less sticky than normal.
yum yum! there are so many things you can do with coconut milk!

    Coconut milk benefits: Coconuts are seen by some as a miracle food, helping protect and cure the body of internal and external ailments. Coconut milk has many uses, most of which build up the immune system and the body's defenses.

    Nutrients: Coconut milk contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and chloride.

    Saturated Fat: The saturated fat in coconut is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat. Therefore, even though it's high in saturated fat, coconut can aid in weight loss

    Lauric Acid: Half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut milk are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Coconut milk can help boost the immune system

    Dairy-Free: Coconut milk is a dairy-free alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to animal milk. This vegan drink is also soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free.

    Relief of Ailments: Coconut milk is known to relieve the symptoms of sore throats and ulcers.

    Skin Care: Coconut milk is used in skin-care products to moisturize the skin and relieve dry skin and rashes. It also can be used on the hair and in baths.

had a beautiful day at church today. so many kids for sunday school, and one of the ladies brought drinks and snack bags for all of them. It is so nice to see people joyfully serve and give.