Coconut Butter Love

by Peachy Palate on May 27, 2013

Coconut and curry are a match made in heaven! Coconut milk is always a key component of any curry I whip up.

I’m also a big fan of coconut milk in smoothies and pancakes! Smile I pretty much just can’t get enough of the coconut at the moment, it’s definitely the flavour of the month.

I’ve had a jar of Artisana Coconut Butter sitting on my shelf for months which hasn’t gotten much of a look in. Thanks to the chilly Irish climate it’s solidified so the drizzling of it was a distant memory. That was until I came across Kath’s post showing how to simply return it to it’s liquid state by placing the whole jar in saucepan.

I had tried microwaving a portion but it didn’t work and simply started to burn. Placing it in the saucepan worked a treat! I had some curried cauliflower quinoa planned for lunch and drizzling action was part of the plan.

Having spotted Ella’s glorious coconut cauliflower recipe last week it went straight to the top of my must make list. I got out the tricolour quinoa for the occasion. I much prefer the tricolour to straight up white or red on it’s one. The mix of the different textures and flavours is incredible and much more appeasing for mixing with other ingredients; I find white quinoa can be a little too sticky especially when warm.

The combination was positively gorgeous! I’m a big fan of roasted cauliflower but cooking it in the curry infused coconut milk created a dreamy consistency and glorious flavour.

I mixed up mine with the tricolour quinoa and sautéed onion,sprinkled the whole lot with fresh coriander and good generous drizzle or two (maybe three Smile) of the drippy coconut butter.

Some might question or worry about the potential lack of protein in this meal…well the quinoa provides you with a good 8-9g of complete protein in this single serving! You’ll get another couple of grams from the cauliflower and with 2 more grams in the coconut butter it will bring the plate up to a nice round 13-14g. Not too shabby!

The intensity of the coconut butter far outweighs that of coconut oil. If you’re a coconut fan it’s a must try and buy! I pick up mine from iHerb.com and if you use my code you can get yourself a 10% discount – ZEG786. Just enter it when checking out!

What’s your favourite coconut loaded recipe?

Curried Cauliflower Quinoa (adapted from Naturally Ella)

Print this easy peasy recipe Print this easy peasy recipe

Servings –1

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 small head of cauliflower diced in to small florets
  • 1/2 cup cooked tricolour quinoa
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 a medium white onion finely sliced
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 –2 tbsp coconut butter for drizzling over the top
  • Coriander to garnish

Directions

  1. Heat coconut oil in pot or skillet. Place onions in to the pot or skillet and sauté until soft. Chop cauliflower into bite-size pieces and add to skillet along with curry powder. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in 1/4 cup water and 1/2 cup coconut milk. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let cook until cauliflower is tender and sauce has thickened; about 15 –20 minutes.
  3. Toss with quinoa and serve garnish with coriander, coconut butter drizzled over the top.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

kinsey May 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Totally having this for din tonight! Question though (like always lol), a lot of your recipes call for coriander and I cannot find it anywhere! I did some research online and found that coriander is considered cilantro here in the states. I also found another article saying the 2 have completely different flavors they both just come from the same plant. Do you have an answer??

Reply

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries May 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

I have found coriander in the spices aisle at my grocery store… I typically have to look hard for it, but it’s a pretty common spice! I think it tastes pretty different than cilantro, but that’s just me.

Reply

kinsey May 28, 2013 at 12:06 am

Ok thanks! I think I have found it dried (not fresh as she uses) but I will for sure be on the hunt.

Reply

Peachy Palate May 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

I think you guys call fresh coriander cilantro?!?

Reply

Kcirrehs May 29, 2013 at 12:23 am

Yes! Here in the states, cilantro is the tangy, tasty, (or to some folks, soapy) leafy green stuff that is called fresh coriander across the pond. However, both come from the same plant. The aromatic spice of ground coriander is made from the seed of the plant. :)

LC May 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Yum!! I just picked up some coconut milk on a whim, I can’t wait to try this.

Reply

Lauren (@PoweredbyPB) May 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I love that artisana coconut butter- so good! I’m going to try making my own coconut butter soon.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Current day month ye@r *

Previous post:

Next post: