Delicious Coconut. Or, Jumping on the Bandwagon! ;)

Erm, who knew coconut could taste so good?!  Not me.  I thought I didn’t really like coconut.  I remember gnawing on hard pieces from the coconuts that my parents occasionally bought home, but I think the attraction was really in the process of breaking into it in the first place!  

Coconut
photo: Horia Varlan

Any other experiences with coconut have mainly been the good old desiccated form, sprinkled on cakes and slices.  Although I do recall slices of banana rolled in desiccated coconut and served by my mum with her homemade curry.  Perhaps I’m making that up?!

If you happen to follow Tully & Mishka on Instagram, you’ll have no doubt seen some posts that demonstrate my growing fondness for the humble little coconut.  I was seeing posts and photos all over the interweb, with people singing it’s praises.  And when I read Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar*, there was a lot of delicious sounding recipes and some information about it’s health benefits included.  So I decided to see what the fuss was all about.

Loving Earth Coconut Butter Organic

Now I have no qualifications when it comes to health/nutrition, and I know that some people feel that both coconut and quitting sugar is the latest fad that people are on.  So all I will say is do your own reading on both subjects and see what you think.  A lot of the information rang true for me, and I have decided to incorporate some of the priniciples into our family menu.

And besides, coconut butter is delicious!  I use the Loving Earth variety, which you can buy here.* I’ve tried a few different recipes so far and really enjoyed them, and making my own adjustments to them.  I’ll post some of these soon.  

But I’d like to know – do you use coconut?  Does it all seem just a fad to you?  Let me know what you think!

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