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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!


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!

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

 


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!

 

Homemade Fudge with Coconut Sprinkles. Vegan, Raw, and Paleo friendly! July 13 2015, 0 Comments

I have the BEST recipe for homemade fudge - it's Paleo and Vegan, healthy and delicious.

This is perfect to make for the unannounced guest ("Hey, can we pop in for a quick cuppa?") or last minute 'bring a plate to share' function.

Here it is:

BLITZ these items (I use my blender):

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder)

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 cup walnuts

1 tbsp macadamia oil

2 pinches salt

 

When finished, stir through 50 grams of our COCONUT SPRINKLES.  I prefer to use either Maple, Himalayan Salt, or Plain.  But, if you prefer to add a bit of extra spice, use the Sweet Chilli.  

Spread mix into a glass baking dish (I usually line mine with cling wrap or baking paper).  Sprinkle COCONUT SPRINKLES on top.  

Freeze 1 hour.

Get ready for the compliments - this is a super easy and quick recipe to make and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!