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‘Healthier’ Tiger Butter

Vegan Tiger Butter

I had you at ‘healthier’, didn’t I? Not the best word for describing any delicious food, but it’s an important part of this recipe. Yes, it’s still tiger butter in all of its smooth, sweet, nutty goodness, but you need to know we have made it without any of the refined sugar, dairy or aflatoxin-y peanut butter. Hooray…..!

Vegan Tiger Butter

It’s also really quick and easy to make, which might be a better sell for a recipe. The trickiest part can be finding the cocoa butter but if your local health food/gourmet shops don’t have any, there are many websites that will. Order some today, you want to make this!

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Frozen Coconut Chantilly Raspberry ‘Bombs’

Coconut Chantilly Frozen Raspberry Bombs

For several years I taught cooking classes part time at a cookware shop that also offered a series called ‘cookbook’ classes. For these they sold a newly released cookbook along with a menu to teach the class, chosen straight from the book. These were my favourite classes to teach because I found by the end of the class (along with the pre-class reading) I felt like I knew the cookbook author quite well.

Coconut Chantilly Frozen Raspberry Bombs

Think of Jamie Oliver and his bright, vibrant, energetic colours or Ina Garten and her organized but warm and inviting recipes; the food always matches the personalities.

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Homemade Coconut Butter (& Coconut Chocolate Fudge)

One of my favourite things is discovering that a specialty food item that I buy on a regular basis is actually really easy to make at home. It’s not just about saving money, it’s about being able to choose the base ingredients and having control over the processing variables too. Cleaner, fresher, less processed food is right up my alley, and the money saving thing is pretty awesome too.

Raw Chocolate Coconut Fudge

You may have heard of (or spent a lot of money buying) coconut butter (aka coconut manna). It is different from coconut oil, as it is made with the whole coconut flesh as opposed to being extracted from the coconut flesh. Physically, it is like the difference between puréed avocado and avocado oil.

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