How To Open a Coconut

How to Open a Coconut

Fresh coconut is absolutely delicious!  Some are intimidated by the work involved in opening one.  That is why I created this short video showing you how to open a coconut.

We decided to use a corkscrew opener and a big knife in the video.  But you could also use a screwdriver and a hammer if you have one.

Another way of doing it is by changing the temperature of the coconut by putting in the oven for 10 minutes at 375ºF.  In the same train of thought, putting it in the freezer for 10 minutes will loosen the meat from the shell.

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Zucchini Pasta

 

Zucchini Pasta or Zoodles

If you are looking for an alternative to wheat or gluten free pasta, look no more; zucchini pasta are fantabulous!

At home, to avoid wheat or even corn (OGM corn), we have tried different kinds of quinoa and rice noodles.

They tend to get boring very quickly, being too mushy and hard to cook al dente.

Of course, the spaghetti squash is always an option but we felt we need something new.

Zucchini pasta, or zoodles – a short version of zucchini noodles – are a pretty cool choice as they can be eaten raw or slightly heated.

The trick is, you have to keep them crisp.

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Energy Balls

Why Energy Balls Are So Great

Picture this…it’s Thursday, got up at 6h30 am, had a nice breakfast (proteins-vegetables-healthy fats) and now, well, hunger is starting to kick in.

What can I eat?  It’s too early to have lunch.

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How to Make Banana Bread

How To Make Banana Bread – Grain & Dairy free

There is a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for a while.  It’s showing how to make banana bread that doesn’t use much flour but a lot of bananas.

So I decided to test it with the addition of pecans.  I also used extra virgin organic coconut oil instead of clarified butter.

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Healthy Salad Dressing – 4 ingredients

There is something that we can’t get enough of; we eat them every day.  Salads.  

You can imagine that salad dressing is something I always in the fridge.  There is one salad dressing I make and it only has 4 ingredients.

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Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette

Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette with lettuce and tunaSometimes you just want to jazz up your salad.

Make it different.

But still want something healthy and full of flavors.

Here is a fresh version of my creamy avocado vinaigrette with pumpkin seeds.

A delicious but nutritious version, full of omega-3, zinc and magnesium, you will simply love it!

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Gingerbread Cookies

It’s that time of the year again, time to bake some gingerbread cookies!  I love it!Gingerbread cookies (paleo) - The Gourmet Confession_560_292

I always treasure the time I get to spend with my daughter in the kitchen.  She’s my Cookie Queen!  She knows how to switch ingredients when something is missing.  

Over the years, trying to find the perfect combinations, she has made mistakes while cooking them (after all, isn’t that how you learn how to cook?). 

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How to Make a Smoothie

Ever wondered how to make a smoothie?Smoothie 560_292

To me, one the hardest part of sticking to a paleo diet is breakfast.  When you get tired of eating eggs every morning, you want to know what your other options are.

There is also those mornings when your alarm clock does not ring and you have to run like crazy to get to work on time.  

What happens with breakfast?

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