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The Benefits of Coconut Water

By marcussamuelsson.com | November 15, 2011

Photo: snowpea&bokchoi

Photo: snowpea&bokchoi

By: Michele Wolfson

The first time I slurped down coconut water was on spring break in the Bahamas. The local who sold it to me promised that it would cure my hangover that was causing me much suffering. I brought the cool beverage that came straight from the coconut up to my lips, gulped it down and afterwards felt so much better! I went back home and told people about this miracle drink but then hadn’t tried it again until about six months ago when it became all the rage in the U.S. For those of you who are not familiar with coconut water, it is the liquid that is found inside young coconuts before they mature, at which point the water solidifies to form the flesh of the coconut.

Coconut water went from a treat only encountered when traveling, to a juice you can find at most superstores and even in New York Bodegas. Read More

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5 Great Frozen Yogurt And Ice Cream Toppings

By mahir | April 29, 2011

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The weather is warming up and there are few better treats for a hot day than a bowl of ice cream. Instead of spending extra money on fancy flavors, buy a pint of high-quality vanilla ice cream and try these five combinations for fun flavor-boosters!   Read More

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Chocolate Grows on Trees – Hot Coconut Chocolate Recipe – Meatless Monday with Katie Cizewski

By mahir | November 8, 2010

chocolate dessert

Who says that money doesn’t grow on trees?  Well, it doesn’t today.  But it used to.  Many centuries ago the beans from the pods of cacao trees were used as currency by the Aztecs.  According to historians, a turkey cost one hundred cacao beans but an avocado only cost three.  That being the case, you were sure to find at least one cacao tree in the backyard of every Aztec home.

Today, cacao beans are put through an arduous, multi-step process to create cocoa liquor which is Read More

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