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.


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

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!

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

Veggie salad with Quinoa and Coconut Chips May 31 2017, 0 Comments

Looking for an easy, fresh and delicious salad idea??  This salad has loads of fresh veggies and the flavours melt together beautifully.  Recipe by @Jay.Dreamin

Recipe:

1 tsp Fennel Seeds

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

1 tsp Mustard seeds

1 inch grated turmeric 

1 inch grated ginger

sprinkle of chilli flakes

1 head of broccoli

2 large zucchinis

2 sweet potato 

300g butternut pumpkin

handful of purple cabbage 

Coconut Chips (cinnamon or plain)

1 cup cooked quinoa (cooking Directions below)

Cook Quinoa:

1 Cup dry quinoa to 1.5 cups of water, add quinoa to water and allow to reach a boil, once boiling for a minute, turn to a simmer and add lid for approx 8 -12 minutes.

Method

Chop all veggies into whatever size you like. 

In a fry pan I added a tablespoon plain coconut chips and a teaspoon of coconut oil and allowed to head, added all the spices, wait until seeds start popping and add grated turmeric and ginger, add 1/4 cup boiling water.

Add veggies Sweet Potato and pumpkin first & cover for about 5 minutes, add the rest of the veggies and let them cook on a low heat, covered for about 10 minutes.

add quinoa to pan and serve with coconut chips :)

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!

 

Christmas Shopping 2015 December 02 2015, 0 Comments

We are thrilled to offer our 2015 Coconut Chip Christmas gift box!

Featuring 5 bags - three large and two small - in the flavours of your choice, this gift box is perfect: Thoughtful, healthy, and Australian.  $39 including GST + postage.

Saving 17% off the retail price, this gift is perfect for all "foodies" and good food lovers.  Or, for that person that is difficult to buy for, or the person with food allergies and intolerances, this is great.  

The chips are wrapped in a eco friendly reusable black box, decorated with Christmas ribbons and stickers.  Price also includes a hand-written Christmas card and gift tag.

We know you have a lot of Christmas options, and are thankful you've considered us.  We are a small family business in Queensland, Australia, and love what we do.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Casey


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!