The Beach Blog

Coconut Event for Corporate Clients - yes please! September 24 2019, 0 Comments

Beach Harvest Coconuts loved providing a unique Coconut Experience for corporate clients at Port Douglas brewery.  Read on for more info & photos!

After 6 years, it happened - how to handle a 1 star review September 11 2019, 0 Comments

After 6 years of making Coconut Chips, it happened.

We received our first 1 star review.

We've had hundreds of published 5-star reviews and thousands of happy customers. Most of the reviews give me the warm & fuzzies, but this one made me squirm.


Coconut and Caramel slice August 21 2019, 0 Comments

Here's another recipe from the wonderful people over @ketogang.

This time it's for a delicious coconut caramel slice. Doesn't it look great!

To make the base you need:

  • 200g almond meal
  • 30g nut butter of your choice
  • 50g butter

Melt the butter together, mix in the almond flour and then bake in a lined baking dish at 180 degrees for 10 min.

  • For the caramel sauce you need:
  • 1 cup thickened cream HWC 250g salted butter 
  • 4 tablespoons of brown sugar or substitute

Simply melt the ingredients and keep it on a simmer for about 15 minutes, then, once thickened, I like to turn it up to high for 5 min to let it really caramelise - make sure you stir it constantly while round this. Pour over the base then sprinkle with a packet of @beachharvest Himalayan pink salt coconut chips!


Camping, Manu & Muesli July 08 2019, 0 Comments

You may have noticed our absence lately on Social Media.... we intentionally unplugged and 'went bush' with the kids.  We spent several days camping on the Mitchell River - enjoying the amazing tropical winter weather and quality time with the kiddos.

cool fresh water at the Mitchell River 

Ironically, my kids love food besides coconut chips, and camping tends to have a lot of junk-food. *sigh*

Before we left, I met Manu Feildel at the Sunday Port Douglas Markets.  I heard he was in town for a 'Chefs in Paradise' event, and sure enough I spotted him amongst the market crowds.  I used to watch him in the 'Ready Steady Cook' days, but I think he's best known for his role MKR My Kitchen Rules.  He graciously agreed to a pic with me and one of my staff Matthew - thanks Manu!

Manu at the Port Douglas Markets Manu and Casey at the Port Douglas Sunday Markets

Speaking of cooking, last month's $5 Muesli/Granola deal was a hit and the results are coming in!  Check out these reviews:

"​Omg this is a wonderful product for Keto peeps that have been missing muesli. The way the coconut is made makes it. Love love love - thank you" - Tania

"Best Muesli I’ve tasted .. just add or not want you want .. the shaved Coconut takes it to another level . A really natural, feel good , taste even better muesli . Well done"  - David B​

So I've made the Keto Muesli official - check it out here

Here's a final pic of my 8 year old daughter working with me at our seasonal Wednesday Marina Markets.  Yes, we pay our kids and she is our hardest worker.  Love! 
daughter loves working, coconuts
I hope the first week of July is going well for you, too!  I'd love to hear - drop me an email info@beachharvest.com.au or check us out on the socials @beachharvest

Vanilla Bean & Berry Coconut Tartlet Recipe June 06 2019, 0 Comments

food blogger @deliciouslyketo recipe for Low Carb Vanilla Bean & Berry Coconut Tarts

3 ways to enjoy coconut today April 23 2019, 0 Comments

Want to eat more coconut but not sure where to begin?  Here are 3 of my family's FAVE coconut recipes, all vegan and gluten free.  Enjoy!

Year of the Coconut January 05 2019, 0 Comments

Is 2019 The Year of the Coconut?  We think so!  2018 was a great year, too - read about it here!


Coconut & Lime Loaf Recipe June 26 2018, 0 Comments

Beach Harvest Australian Coconut Sprinkles & Coconut Chips

Coconut & Lime Loaf with Lime Icing

My good friend Cristine from CWA gave me a recipe as a means to showcase our Coconut Sprinkles and to give our customers inspiration on ways to use them in their baking.  I made it Dairy Free (you could also make it vegan by substituting eggs for chia seeds), and this Coconut & Lime Loaf still has that homemade-with-love authentic taste, and the blend of coconut and lime is delicious perfection!

Cristine bakes these in mini-loaf tins, making them perfect to slice and share.

Loaf Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup SR flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup Plain Coconut Sprinkles

1 Tablespoon Lime Rind

Lime Icing Ingredients:

1-2 cups of plain coconut yogurt

Juice of 1 lime

Method:

Beat the flour, sugar, oil, eggs and milk until sugar is dissolved.  Add Coconut Chips and Lime Rind.  Bake in moderate oven for approx 40 min.

Lime Icing:

Mix all icing ingredients together and spread on loaf when it’s cooled.  Top with additional Coconut Sprinkles for decoration.

Did you make this Coconut Lime loaf?  How'd you go?  I'm currently experimenting to make this loaf dairy-free, substituting with Almond Milk and Coconut Oil.... stay tuned!

EDIT: I made the dairy-free changes and no longer use butter or dairy milk in my baking.  The recipe is updated and is the exact one I use at the markets.

Coconut Lime Loaf - It doesn't last long!

 

Beach Harvest Coconut & Lime Loaf with Lime Icing

 


September 2017 News & Photos September 14 2017, 0 Comments

Hello Coconut Friends!
I hope this blog finds you well - my kids are finishing their last week of School Term 3 and I'm reflecting on time since my last newsletter to you wonderful folks.
So - Here's some Beach Harvest Coconut news!
* We hired Lisa - our first employee - in July and she's awesome.  She's a Chef by trade - I love her attention to detail when packing our coconut chips and she's great when leading the team on harvest/opening days.  Her attitude is always positive and my only regret is not hiring her sooner!  
* After months of trialling a $10 bag at the markets, we've found them EXTREMELY popular.  So, we listened and reflected the change on our website.  You can see them here, I think you'll be pleased, too, as they are better value than the 50 gram size.
*We've crunched the numbers and found that our Curry and Sweet flavours weren't popular.  We were also having shelf-life issues with the Curry, so last month we decided to drop both Sweet and Curry....
*....But because we've dropped two flavours, my creative coconut juices yearn to create something new!  We participated in the Port Douglas Taste Food Festival in August and met some Aussie salt suppliers.  So... I'm working on combining a natural Coconut Sugar and a Queensland Salt to make a CARAMEL AND SEA SALT coconut chip flavour.  Whaddya think!?!?  My mouth is watering at the idea haha.
*I attended the annual P&C Conference in Brisbane last weekend.  I went as the President of our local school, but also to promote our coconut chips into school tuck shops/fundraisers.  The feedback has so far been positive and the orders are coming in. Let me know if your school would like more info, too.
*Finally, this weekend, Jesse and I are traveling to Indonesia for Coconut Business.  I'm really scared and nervous and excited, and can't say too much right now, but an opportunity came our way and we couldn't say no.  I'll let you know more when I can!
Thanks for reading my September newsletter - if you're keen to try our new bag - or just need to get your Coconut Chip fix - use code HelloLisa to save 10% on your next order, valid until 30 September.
Have a great day!
Kind regards,
Casey
PS - Here are some recent photos: Jesse & Casey at Taste Port Douglas; Coconut Chips at Queensland P&C State Conference; Beach Harvest's TV debut on The Living Room
Jesse & Casey at the Taste Port Douglas with fresh coconut cocktails
Coconut Chips @ Queensland P&C Conference
Willetts Family on the Living Room with Dr Chris & Miguel

Homemade Muesli - Vegan, Paleo, No Sugar June 07 2016, 0 Comments

 

I'm honoured and thrilled to have this recipe from the lovely Naomi from Raw Gems*.  Here is her recipe for Homemade Muesli.  Thanks Naomi! xo

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Muesli is very easy to make!  You can add whatever you like to suit your own tastebuds. Here’s what I used in mine.  All the ingredients that I use are organic.

Ingredients:

4 cups of oats

1 cup bran

1 cup Puffed rice 

1 cup Puffed buckwheat 

1 cup shredded coconut 

1 cup coconut chips (I prefer Maple)

1 cup Sultanas

½ cup Sun flower seeds 

½ cup Pepitas seeds

½ cup Goji berries

½ cup Cranberries

½ cup Slithered Almond 

½ cup Currants 

Method:

Add all ingredients in a large bowl or container, layer by layer. Once all ingredients are in the container, stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is even throughout.  Enjoy with your favourite milk - my favourite is activated almond milk.

Save remaining muesli in an air-tight container.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Want to try Naomi's Homemade Muesli with our Maple Coconut Chips?  Click here and enter code NaomiMuesli to get 10% off your Coconut Chips purchase!  Valid til 9 June 2016.

*Raw Gems is a mother-daughter small business duo based in Julatten, Queensland.  Their raw desserts are vegan, raw, and refined-sugar-free.  Check them out - they are absolutely delicious!  Find them @RawGems on Instagram and Facebook!