YUM! I noticed some great looking organic fennel in the grocery store the other day and picked up some. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it but bought it anyway!
When I was young I remember holiday dinners were always finished with a stalk of fennel and a small glass of red wine for dipping. The licorice-taste and crisp texture always had me looking forward to this tradition.
I decided to roast the fennel, using the entire head (about the size of a fist), without the leaves. The result…bellissimo!
Coconut is a miracle plant. Not only do I use coconut oil in my skin care products, I also like cooking with coconut milk.
Coconuts have a great nutritional profile and contain Vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6. They also contain iron, selenium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. In addition they are a rich source of fiber.
In cooking, I usually opt for the Trader Joe’s light version for 2 reasons:
- It has a lot less unnecessary fat
- The can is BPA-free. Remember, BPA LOVES fat (even reduced fat).
When I was recently at a restaurant in Laguna Beach I enjoyed a simple coconut rice. However in my version I added some veggies and a dash of nutmeg to make it more satisfying.