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Coconut Broth with Cold Smoked Trout

Posted on June 18, 2018 by in seafood, soups

Coconut Broth with Cold-Smoked Trout

A Coconut broth, rich with flavors for garlic, ginger, lemongrass and of course coconut, is on of my favorite things to make. Quicker than most other soups and broths. Coconut broth, like most Thai inspired recipes, is simple, quick to make, yet oh so rewarding. I love Thai food and so does my family. When […]

Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake

Posted on March 8, 2017 by in baked goods

Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake

Oh, this Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake was so good.  It had the perfect balance between sweet and sour. So if you do not like overly sweet cakes and desserts, this is definitely something to try. I baked this Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake last night and it is gone, every last crumb of it. The history […]

Eid Recipes – Date and Coconut Bars

Posted on July 13, 2015 by in baked goods


Eid al-Fitr  is on Friday, the 17th of July. Eid al-Fitr  in North America will start a day later, based on sight ability in North America, in 2015  – on Saturday, the 18th of July. Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will […]

Coconut Chicken Wraps with Basil Mayo!

Posted on February 18, 2014 by in Chicken, paleo


Coconut reminds me of carefree summers around the municipal pool in Ceres, tanning with Tropicana Suntan Lotion and eating Coco Pops ice lollies! Coconut also reminds me of Christmases gone by with grandma and her cake tins filled with Hertzoggies. Coconut Ice is another of my guilty pleasures and at our local Spar the the […]

Mango and Coconut Tropical delight

Posted on December 19, 2013 by in desserts, rsg


Mango and coconut reminds me of sunny beaches, Coppertone Suntan lotion and carefree holidays! Eating this easy dessert, the mango and coconut takes you away to those sunny beaches and carefree times with every mouthful! Mango, most certainly my favorite of all the tropical fruits and it is evident when you see how many mango […]

Coconut and strawberry muffins and memories of an island holiday!

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in baked goods


Coconut reminds me of summer, sunny beaches and a day sun tanning which, by the way, I haven’t done in years! Years ago, my sister and I went to Mauritius for a holiday and the first thing I ordered on arrival, was a coconut! Coconut, cut open at the top with a straw to drink […]

Jam and Coconut Tarts to some, but here in SA we call them Hertzoggies!

Posted on March 22, 2011 by in baked goods

Jam and Coconut tarts have a direct link to South African history as it is recorded that it was the favorite tea time treat of General Hertzog, who was South Africa’s Prime Minister between 1924 and 1939. That is why we refer to these delectable little tarts as Hertzoggies. Not only do they feature in […]

Coconut Chicken Noodle Broth

Posted on June 30, 2010 by in Chicken

Coconut Chicken Noodle Broth! The flavor and textures in this broth is unreal. Creamy coconut milk, the intense heat from the curry paste and the chilies and not to mention the different textures that awaits you in a bowl of this delicious broth. Coconut Chicken Noodle Broth for this country girl from South Africa, who […]

Apple and Coconut Crumble…always a comforting thought!

Posted on November 19, 2008 by in baked goods

Apple and Coconut Crumble. There is something comforting about apple pie and as I browse through the different posts, I often see recipes for ” the ultimate apple pie” or “apple pie like my mother use to make it”! The recipe that I am sharing with you today is a recipe that I got from […]

Coconut and Lime Encrusted fish with Prawns

Posted on March 12, 2008 by in seafood

I was so excited when I read the ingredients for April’s Royal Foodie Joust, hosted by The Leftover queen, Jenny that I decided to take part, poor self esteem or not. The ingredients are lime, coconut and “something from the sea”. I opted for a thick kingklip steak and some prawns and decided to make […]