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Coco-Jack

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A Raw Food keeper that Ill be using all the time!

Coco-Jack

I just tried this new coconut opener from Coco-Jack! For those of you who shy away from opening coconuts for fear of slicing your hand off or if you just have a hard time knowing how to cut into them while saving the coconut milk from splashing all over your kitchen counters, you’ll want to check this handy little tool out!

What I really love is the perfect round hole it leaves in the top of the coconut so that you can easily scrape the meat out and you can also close them up if your not going to be using the whole coconut right away. Love the scoop for the meet also!

Ive tried a lot of coconut knives and other gadgets over the years that promised to make opening my Thai baby coconuts a breeze but they never delivered and I have always gone back to my kitchen knives and hatchets. Ive ruined a lot of knives and my hatchet is pretty intimidating for the faint of heart. It can also make a mess.

Love this! The mat and the bag are pretty cool also… you can buy just the Coco-Jack and a mallet or bundles.

Let me know how you like it if you get one!

There web site is Coco-Jack.com

Raw Pancakes!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Last week I met Leah, my chef that worked for me at Grezzo, for dinner in the North End of Boston. It was all very nostalgic as we were reminiscing about Grezzo and all of the memories of the people that used to come in and the great times we had there. And of course we talked about the food! So the next day I was inspired to make the pancake recipe that’s in our book. There are so many incredible recipes in Raw Food for Everyone but this one is so easy and there’s no planning ahead. You may want to make a double batch though as they are hard to resist!

     

Morning, Noon, and Night Pancakes 

When you want pancakes for breakfast or dinner, try these. These pancakes are the real deal. They have a maple-pecan flavor and the fluffy texture of real pancakes.  Since they’re dehydrated ahead of time, keep some on hand for a quick breakfast or dinner.

 Makes 10 pancakes

2 cups pecans, soaked for 4 hours

2 cups pine nuts 

2 ripe bananas

1 cup agave nectar

Seeds from 2 vanilla beans

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups blueberries, muddled

1.  Put the soaked pecans and any remaining soaking liquid, pine nuts, bananas, agave, vanilla, salt, and ½ cup water in a Vita-Mix. Blend until smooth. Using a spatula, fold in the muddled blueberries.

2.  With a ladle, drop ½ -cup measures of the batter onto Teflex-line dehydrator racks, leaving at least ½ inch between the pancakes.  They should be thick like pancakes, about ½ inch thick, not thin like crêpes. Dehydrate for 8 hours.  Flip the pancakes onto clean Teflex sheets and dehydrate for 8 more hours.

3. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.