Lighter Coconut Red Curry Shrimp

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Lighter Coconut Red Curry Shrimp 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk 2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil, chopped roughly (optional) 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce Directions: Simmer coconut milk in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in curry…

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Healthier Morning Glory Muffins

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Healthier Morning Glory Muffins 2¼ cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup sugar 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple (including juices) 1½ cups shredded carrots (2-3 medium) ½ cup raisins ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut ½…

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Double Coconut Jasmine Rice

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Long grain rice, meet double coconut. Double coconut, meet long grain rice. Really beautiful couple, the two of you make. Once steeped in coconut milk for the ultimate creamy, satin mouthfeel. Once tossed with sweetened coconut flakes for a taste of far away islands and sand that burns underfoot and sun that seeps into your…

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My Favorite Cookie: Congo Bars

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I’m a baker at heart. Don’t let this ol’ blog title fool you. I cook; I make dinner every night; but I’m nothing without my beloved butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. Lonely and lost without chocolate. This recipe is the one that…

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Chewy Double Chocolate Coconut Blondies

    Dear Daniel, Remember a few nights ago when I woke both of us up at 3am, shouting, “I’m so thirsty I’m going to die!!”? Hard to forget.     Well, remember how you ran to the kitchen to fetch me a glass of water? How when you brought it to me I spit…

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Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Cookies

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If my calculations are correct, almonds + coconut + chocolate will either equal sweet oblivion or my demise. More likely the latter. Last year I was on a bender with candy bars. Filling my daily chocolate quota with the likes of Almond Joy, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Snickers. Practically veering off the road anytime…

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Simple Coconut Curry Sauce

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If you don’t like vegetables, I’ll still love you. Less than Oprah, more than black licorice, and maybe equal to white chocolate. But love, all the same. The thing to keep in mind about vegetables is, they can be finessed and fancied in any way you like. If when you think of produce you see…

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Baked Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders

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  I am over the moon with coconut. Head over heels, batting my eyelashes, can’t get enough, wish it would call me more often, think the sun rises and sets by…coconut. So, as you might imagine, toasted coconut takes my love to the tenth power, multiplied by infinity. Alarming levels of love and dependency are…

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German Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

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Well… it began with those toasted  pecans. And then an innocent bubbling of ooey gooey caramel sauce. And really, we could have stopped there. Called it a day. But then there was silky dark chocolate. And I sighed, deeply. Deeply. And then there were flakes of coconut. And again, we could have been just peachy…

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