Nutty Coconut Date Balls

I love snacks. I would much rather eat several small meals than huge ones. Maybe because I loooove food and the thought of eating different types of food all day is quite a treat to me.

Also, being a runner, I get hunger pains and need a quick fix!  Eating my arm ain’t pretty, folks. You don’t want to see me get HANGRY.

This is basically my version of the coconut Lara bar.  These little balls are all over the food blogosphere, but I had never had a chance to make them until now.  For Food Matters Project Monday, Cheese Please chose Cheese-Nut Balls from Mark Bittman’s Food Matters Cookbook.  My hubby is dairy free, so I swapped out the cheese for dates and made individual snack bites.  These Nutty Coconut Date Balls are perfect little energy snack bites. The dates taste like caramel goodness with smacks of coconut.  Feel free to roll them into balls or press them into a sheet pan and cut them like bars. They make great travel food!

Coconut Pecan Date Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts (such as raw unsalted walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, almonds and/or cashews)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add the dates one at a time through the feed tube of the food processor while it is running. The dates will turn into a date paste.
  2. Add the nuts. Process until the consistency appears like cake crumbs, but it will easily stick together when you press the mixture between your fingers.
  3. Add salt and coconut. Pulse until mixed.
  4. You can either make these into bars or balls. If making into balls, simply remove the blade from the food processor and take one tablespoon at a time of the mixture and roll it between your palms until a ball forms.  To make bars (like larabars), put the mixture into a shallow baking pan and press the mixture into it. Seal and store in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.   These will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge or longer in the freezer.
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Brats with Roasted Cauliflower and Apples

For our wedding anniversary, Kiley and I spent a few restful days in Hermann, MO. It’s a quaint German town in eastern Missouri. We relaxed, we drank, we ate. It was perfect.

While there, we stocked up on some amazing smoked knackwurst. So good.

Because this week’s Food Matters Project recipe was Whole Cauliflower with Sausage, I decided to use our fresh knackwurst and roast up some cauliflower and local apples.  Apples and brats are great together. This is a great one pot or rather a one roasting pan meal.

Enjoy the fall flavors! Oh, and check out the original recipe at Food Fascination.

Brats with Roasted Cauliflower and Apples

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 brats, polish sausage, or chicken sausage, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into 8 pieces each
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Add sausage slices to roasting pan. Toss cauliflower, apple slices, and onions with olive oil in medium bowl. Add to roasting pan.
  2. Roast sausages, cauliflower, apples, and onions for 30 to 35 minutes at 425F or until cauliflower is browned and sausages are cooked through.

Spiced Zucchini and Apple Cake and an Anniversary

Seven years ago today, I walked down the isle to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire and married a crazy man. I call him crazy only because he fell in love with me. What is even crazier is that he has continued to love me amazingly. He is my best friend. I’m one lucky gal. The luckiest in fact.

We make an odd pair. A great team, but an odd pair. He is total left brain and spontaneous and fun and boisterous and ADD and passionate and people oriented. Me? None of those things. Opposite. This man allows me to be crazy and anal retentive. He has taught me to go with the flow…well…to TRY to go with the flow. I’m a Type A engineer…I do as good as I can. I’ve come a long way.

Case in point – On our first anniversary, we took a road trip from Oklahoma to Nantucket. My cousin lived there and we decided to head up there to see her. We were broke (I was getting layed off from my job and going back to school to get my masters). We decided to camp the whole way and eat packed food. We had a tight budget. Well, correction…I had a tight budget.

We spent the first night at a friend’s place in Chicago. We ate turkey sandwiches that night at their house. Budget accomplished. Check. Next day, we headed to New York. Around 9 am it became apparent that we have left our turkey meat in Chicago. Kiley was hungry. I offered him the only option we had….mustard sandwich. He was not a fan. He pulled over to get a sausage biscuit. “But…that’s not a part of the budget,” I said. He asks if I want one. And of course I said no…because it was not in the budget…I mean, in my defense that dollar could make or break this thing, people!!!! SO there he is…eating his hot and steamy and fresh and awesome breakfast sausage biscuit…and there I am…eating my cold and floppy and soggy mustard sandwich. My mustard sandwich was awesome. He was totally jealous.

Do you now know why I think he is crazy….for putting up with me! Seriously.

But that was year 1…and now, 7 years later, he has totally relaxed. Ha…I mean, I have relaxed. A bit. We now own a 1974 VW camper van called Annabelle that we “drive” all over America. Well, sometimes we do not drive her back (she gets towed)…but it’s always a good time and always an adventure.

Right now we are on yet another adventure. This time Kiley surprised me with a train ride to Hermann, Missouri….Missouri’s very own wine country. It’s a quaint German town nestled on the banks of the Missouri River an hour or so west of St Louis. So cheers and I hope you are having a wonderful Monday, because I am.

Oh…this cake! I nearly forgot with all the gooshy anniversary talk. Typically on Mondays I present a Food Matter’s Project (FMP) recipe. Today’s recipe was Apricot Polenta Cake which appears to be rather easy and tasty. However, apricots are not around right now at the market and Kiley does not eat grains…so no polenta. Womp womp. But, in an attempt to stick with the “cake” theme of the FMP, I baked this lovely zucchini spice cake. It is adapted from one of my new favorite flood blogs, Against All Grains. She cooks great recipes for individuals that have sensitivities to grains and dairy. This cake is adapted from her zucchini bread recipe which is made with almond flour. My adaptation amps up with fall spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg) and tops it with local apples.

Enjoy this cake for breakfast, dessert, snack, or on a road trip (slices are coming with us on the train). Take it from me, these cake slices are SO much better than eating mustard sandwiches. 😛

Almond Flour Zucchini and Apple Cake (adapted from Against All Grains)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini
  • 2 apples (dice one apple and thinly slice the other to place on top)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8-inch or 9-inch cake pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (almond flour through ginger) in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, mix wet ingredients (eggs through oil) and beat for about 1 minute. Stir in zucchini and one of the diced apples.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until all of the dry ingredients have been incorporated.
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Place sliced apple on top in a circle pattern. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes or until the middle is set. A toothpick comes out clean when the cake is done.

Raw Zucchini Salad with Sesame Ginger Sauce

This weekend was a bit tough for me to study. The fall air poured through our open windows. Every time I opened my book, other things called my name: the farmers market, flea market, the garden, zucchini bread, OU football, wine, lunch, wine, dinner, cleaning the bathroom, going for a 7 mile run, getting my toes painted, more wine, walking my dog, another glass of wine….are you seeing a pattern?  Maybe it was the wine that made it difficult? Naaaaaah.

While at the farmers market this weekend, we picked up a poop ton of sweet potatoes, zucchini, peaches, and apples!  So, when this week’s Food Matters Project recipe was Edamame Cakes with Soy Drizzle I decided to take this asian-inspired recipe to Zucchini Land and use up my new bounty of zucchini! This raw salad is uber easy, so fresh and quite beautiful too.  Use the shredder attachment of a food processor to make quick work of shredding up these veggies! Save those knuckles, people!

Note: Don’t add the sesame-ginger dressing until you are ready to serve the salad. The zucchini tends to “weep” and get soggy if it sits with the dressing on it for too long.

To see the original Food Matters Project recipe for Edamame Cakes with Soy Drizzle, check out Life with the Lushers. And be sure to see what the other bloggers came up with here.

Raw Zucchini Salad with Sesame Ginger Sauce

Serves 4 to 6 as a side

Raw Zucchini Salad Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 scallion, green and white parts chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Sesame-Ginger Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • juice of 1/2 fresh lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1.  If you have a food processor with a shredding attachment, it will make shredding the zucchini and carrot a breeze. Place the shredded zucchini in a colander and allow to drain for about 30 minutes. Slice the red bell pepper really thin. Combine the zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sesame-ginger sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. When you are ready to serve the salad, add the sesame-ginger sauce to the zucchini mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This is such a fresh and easy no cook salad and is inspired by the Food Matter’s Project.  I chose to use cauliflower that has been “riced” in a food processor instead of using the traditional bulgur.  Bulgur is a type of cracked wheat and is considered a whole grain. But in our recent quest to give up gluten, I used cauliflower as a stand in for grains and DAAAANG it’s good.  The fresh herbs and lemon make this a perky salad that is perfect for taking to a picnic, potluck, or for a labor day cookout!!!!!  Get on it.  Thanks to Sarah of Simply Whole Kitchen for choosing the Tabbouleh recipe for this week’s edition of Food Matters Project.  

So a small explanation on why we have gone gluten free….

For most of my husband’s life, he has been plagued with the worst seasonal allergies.  He should be the Bubble Boy. He was getting shots weekly until it became too costly, but then the weekly doses of Allergra D weren’t much cheaper either.  Migraines soon followed, nearly once a month…sometimes two or three a month.  They were debilitating and vomit-inducing. Appetizing, I know. 

Months ago, he eliminated grains and dairy from his diet, choosing a “paleo” life-style (only eating meat, vegetables, fruit, and nuts and eliminating grains, dairy, legumes).  Since going “primal”, I have been amazed at all the positive aspects.  His allergies? Vanished…his migraines? GONE. It was a miracle. His allergies were the result of inflammation caused by sensitivities to gluten, grains, and dairy.

Seeing his amazing transformation, I soon began to wonder if gluten was having an affect on me too.  I recently dived into gluten free living and have found that I feel a lot better when I do not consume wheat products.

Soooooooo, whether you have gluten sensitivities or not, I guarantee that you will enjoy this gluten and grain free tabbouleh salad during the final day of a great long weekend.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh (Grain Free)

Inspired by Roost and Mark Bittman

Serves 6 as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, discard stalk and dice florets into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 to 2 cups of kale
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions, green and white parts diced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet bell pepper (1/4-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • fresh cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Get out your food processor…don’t have one? I recommend investing in a good one because mine is my best friend! Sorry Guinness. Cut the cauliflower into 1/2-inch to 1/4 inch pieces before adding to the food processor.  Add diced cauliflower to food processor bowl. Pulse until the cauliflower resembles rice. Scrape the “riced” cauliflower into a medium bowl and set aside.  May need to do this in batches to ensure that all of the cauliflower is evenly “riced”.
  2. In the bowl of the food processor (no need to clean out) add packed parsley, mint, kale leaves, lemon juice, and olive oil. Process for about 1 minute. Add herb mix to the riced cauliflower. Gently stir to incorporate.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (tomatoes, cucumbers, diced peppers, scallions) to the cauliflower-herb mixture. Gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Life.

It is something that we are all given.  With that life, we make choices. With those choices, we affect our life but more importantly, we affect the lives of others.

This weekend was a hard one. My husband’s family suffered a great loss. An unexpected loss at that. Times like these reaffirm my belief that we should always let people know how much they mean to us.

After such a long weekend out of town, we arrived home this afternoon and I was hungry for fresh vegetables. A basic stir fry is the easiest way to use up whatever vegetables you have lingering in your fridge. Feel free to sub any fresh or frozen vegetables that you may have around or in the garden.

Stir Fry Tip Numero Uno – Cut all your veggies up in advance and have everything prepped and ready to go.

Stir Fry Tip Numero Dos – Have a good stir fry sauce recipe.

I have also included my basic stir fry sauce recipe which is adapted from the Moosewood Cookbook. Because we have recently given up soy products, I used coconut aminos in place of soy sauce.  It is available at any natural food grocer or online. This recipe would also taste great with coconut milk and curry. Mmmm.

For other stir fry ideas, check out the Food Matters Project here.

Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Serves 4

Basic Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup raw coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Basil Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons coconut oil (or grapeseed oil)
  • 1 lb chicken breast or thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups of vegetables: bell peppers (cut into 1/4-inch strips),  carrot (cut into thin slices), mushrooms (sliced), kale (chopped), spinach, green beans, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli, etc.
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more depending on desired spiciness)
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, sliced (plus more for topping)
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine stir fry sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet. Place diced chicken in skillet with half of the stir fry sauce. Cook until browned and cooked through (about 10 minutes). Stir frequently. When cooked through, remove chicken from skillet and place in a separate bowl.
  • In same skillet that the chicken just was removed from, add another tablespoon of coconut oil. Allow to melt (30 seconds). Turn heat to medium-high. Add onions and salt and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add all other vegetables except leafy greens (spinach, kale, chard) and tomatoes. Stir fry until they begin to get tender. Add tomatoes, leafy greens, and the remaining stir fry sauce to the skillet. Keep the heat medium-high. Stir frequently. The sauce will begin to thicken.
  • Add chicken, red pepper flakes, and basil. Stir until heated through and incorporated. Remove from heat. Top with additional basil and sesame seeds.

Spring Roll Salad with Thai Dressing

What a weekend. Some friends of ours few into town from Austin. We had a great time catching up and showing them around the KC area.  The great cool down finally hit KC and made it perfect to ride bikes to our favorite restaurants.  We also ventured to Weston, MO, where we had fabulous brew in a century old Irish brewery tucked 4 stories BELOW ground.  It’s dank and musty and serves up a perfect pint of local brews.

Sunday brought warmer temps in the upper 90s. We found relief from the heat by checking out the Negro League Baseball Museum in the 18th and Vine district. If you are ever in the KC area, I highly recommend the museum.

We also were able to grill and cook some good food over the weekend. I made this great salad, which basically is a deconstructed version of thai spring rolls. The recipe is inspired by Mark Bittman’s Summer Rolls from the Food Matters Cookbook. This recipe was chosen by Alyssa of Every Day Maven as part of the Food Matters Project. It has been over six months since the beginning of the Food Matter’s Project, which consists of a group of food bloggers choosing recipes from Mark Bittman’s huuuuge, 500+ recipe cookbook “The Food Matters Cookbook” and cooking through them. 

I absolutely adore the freshness of well made spring rolls. The fresh cilantro and basil make the dish.  The herby salad is served with a thai-inspired dressing that contains almond butter instead of peanut butter.  Feel free to sub peanut butter instead, if you do not have any peanut allergies. This salad is quick and fresh and can be topped with shrimp or chicken for a complete meal.

The thai dressing would also be great for dipping. Add water after mixing all the ingredients. I found that after refigerating the sauce for a day, I had to add a few tablespoons of water to make it more of a dressing consistency. 

Spring Roll Salad with Thai Dressing (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free)

Thai Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (full fat or light)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons of water (add one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency)

Spring Roll Salad Ingredients:

  • 6 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 4 green onions, green and white parts chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted cashews
  • sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl whisk all dressing ingredients together until smooth. Place in a container and refrigerate.
  2. Add all the salad ingredients, except avocado and cashews, into a large bowl. Toss until all ingredients are well mixed. Top with diced avocados, sesame seeds, and diced cashews. Serve each salad with 2 tablespoons of sauce.

 

Swiss Chard Wraps

Quick and easy meals are the focus in my house lately. And for the coming future….well, for the next three months.  I am feverishly preparing to take the professional engineering (P.E.) exam this coming October. The PE exam is the final step in the licensure process for engineers.

It’s a massive 8 hour exam and I am quite out of practice in the studying department.  SO to dedicate the most time and be as efficient as possible, I study every ounce that I can and end up taking only a few breaks to eat and squeeze in a few runs. I’m basically M.I.A. So if you need me in the coming months, send smoke signals or slide a note under the door.

My recipes and posts in the coming months will likely reduce in quantity but not quality. I will be featuring quick breakfast/lunch/dinner recipes for folks on the go (or chained to a desk studying).  I got ya’lls back people.

These swiss chard wraps were a quick linner (lunch/dinner) that we enjoyed over the weekend using leftover smoked chicken and a few chard leaves.  They are similar to burritos, except the chard leaf serves as a fresh “tortilla”, making it both gluten free and grain free. They come together in a snap.  You could use whatever leftovers you have on hand such as taco meat, or grilled veggies, or even scrambled eggs.  Top similar to tacos, using avocados, fresh tomatoes, salsa, and cilantro. 

Swiss Chard Wraps 

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 large swiss chard leaves, cleaned and extra stem removed
  • 2 cups of grilled veggies (red bell pepper, zucchini, onion, etc) 
  • 2 cups shredded chicken or beef
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado
  • cilantro
  • salsa

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet or microwave, reheat veggies and meat.
  2. Assemble the swiss chard wraps like tacos, layering the shredded chicken mixture with the desired toppings. Wrap the chard leaf around the filling and dive in!

Grilled Zucchini with Romesco Sauce

Romesco sauce…where have you been all my life! 

This spanish or rather Catalan sauce is smoky and vibrant and loves to be served with veggies, chicken, roasted potatoes, sandwiches, a spoon, whatev…it’s awesome.  It’s a puree of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, hazelnuts (optional), almonds, vinegar, smoked paprika, olive oil, and garlic. This recipe was inspired from the Food Matters Project series and was chosen by My Healthy Eating Habits. The original recipe that was chosen was Roast Potatoes with Chicken and Romesco sauce. Because it’s a never ending scorcher here in KC, my oven is NOT coming on. Therefore, the grill was fired up last night and this romesco sauce topped buffalo burgers and grilled zucchini.

Romesco is like an old friend that you haven’t talked to in awhile but as soon as you see her, it’s like there was never a gap in time. You pick up right where you left off.

Romesco will be there when you most need her. Quick dinner? Done. Serve romesco sauce with grilled shrimp or chicken or burgers.

Side dish?…shya, she’s rocking the skillet potatoes or grilled zucchini.

Snack? She wants to be with pita chips or carrots or your fist.

Breakfast? What? ya…there she is topping an omelette. 

Grilled Zucchini

  • 2 to 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt n peppa

Grill over medium heat for 2 to 5 minutes, getting grill marks on each side. (Or burning like me.)

Romesco Sauce (makes 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 red bell pepper, roasted, skin and seeds removed (or a 8oz jar of roasted red peppers, drained)
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, dry roasted and peeled (or just use almonds)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, dry roasted (if you do not use hazelnuts, double the almonds)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients, except olive oil and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are combined. Drizzle olive oil while processor is running to combine. Season with salt. Keeps refridgerated up to 1 week. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Coconut Pineapple Sorbet

When I was little, my dad and I would take long drives during sticky hot humid summer nights with the windows down and the radio blasting. He would come to a stop sign and would let me choose the direction. The cicadas would sing in the tall elm trees that lined those back roads of Oklahoma. But somehow, no matter where we would end up on our random winding drives, we would always stumble upon a Braum’s, an ice cream and dairy chain in Oklahoma that rivals Dairy Queen.

My eyes would light up at the sight of the ice cream mecca. It was a welcomed cold treat, providing respite from the heat. He would always order a buttered pecan mix and I would always order a pineapple or lime sherbet freeze. It was our Sunday evening ritual.

This recipe is a diary free homage to that pineapple sherbet that I used to enjoy during those hot humid nights. This recipe is also inspired by this week’s recipe for the Food Matters Project – Raspberry Cabernet Sorbet chosen by Jenny of Simple and Amazing. Be sure to check out the original recipe which uses frozen fruit to create the sorbet and does not require an ice cream maker.

So what is the difference between sherbet and sorbet?

Sherbets typically have dairy and quite a bit of sugar whereas sorbets are dairy free but still typically have quite a bit of added refined white sugar. I am always looking to lower or eliminate refined sugar from recipes. So I decided to use canned pineapple in 100% pineapple juice and added full fat organic coconut milk, making it a paleo-friendly, refined sugar free, and dairy free sherbet/sorbet.  The added lime juice provides a punchy tang similar to sherbet. This is a guilt free summer treat that has become my new Sunday evening ritual! Mmmm…

I used an ice cream maker to make this sorbet. However, you can make this without an ice cream maker. Simply add to a shallow pan and place in the freezer. Stir the mixture with a fork every thirty minutes for about 4 hours. Or another method is to freeze the mixture in a shallow metal pan or ice cube tray until solid (6 hours). Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth.

Freeze leftovers….if you have any.  Remove the sorbet container from the freezer 10 to 15 minutes before serving for scoopability. Yes…that’s a word. It’s mine. Use it. I don’t mind. Impress folks. You are welcome.

Coconut Pineapple Sorbet (Paleo-Friendly, Dairy Free, Vegan)

Ingredients

  • 15 oz can unsweetened coconut milk (full fat)
  • 20 oz can of sliced pineapple in 100% pineapple juice
  • juice from 1/2 lime

Instructions

  1. Puree pineapple in blender or food processor. Add coconut milk and lime juice to blender/food processor. Mix well.
  2. Add to ice cream maker and freeze according to instructions.
  3. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 hour.
  4. Freeze leftovers (what leftovers). Remove from the freezer 10 to 15 minutes before serving.