Findings from one of the world’s leading authorities on fats and oils,

Dr. Mary Enig, a Ph.D. nutritionist/biochemist has undertaken much of the coconut oil research in more recent years. Dr. Enig has classified coconuts as a "functional food," which provides health benefits above and beyond the basic nutrients. She has specifically identified lauric acid as a key ingredient in coconut products.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Discoverer's Day!

Hawaii observes Columbus Day as "Landing Day" or "Discoverer's Day".
"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue" and "discovered" the "New World" ... for Europeans at least, who until then, believed that the world was flat. Today, unless you are like Columbus of Italian heritage, we consider focusing more on the "discovery" of the "New World", and less upon Columbus the man. In his time, Colombus did not find support from Italy for his adventures. He turned to Spain for help and was provided the funding from King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to travel and explore with three ships: The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
I say this! ... let's say we call it "Discoverer's Day"! ... and let Discoverer's Day be the celebration of the "discoverer" in each one of us. What we once thought was flat is now commonly known as round. What we once believed unhealthy, we are discovering to be healthy. As we free our minds to our "New World " of understanding, we discover a place of opportunity! Here we enjoy support from one another as we make our voyage to a more prosperous, healthy and happier life style!
Happy Discoverer's Day!
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Tempura-Style Coconut Shrimp

10-12 large fresh or frozen shrimp (if frozen, thaw quickly in a bowl of tepid water)
1/2 cup regular white flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (to make your shrimp spicy)
1 egg
1/3 cup ice water
1/2 cup dry shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup coconut oil

PREPARATION:
Remove shells from shrimp, but leave tails on for easier cooking and eating. Set aside.
Make the batter by first mixing the dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using).
Crack the egg into the flour mixture, then add the ice water, stirring to break the yolk and form a fairly smooth batter (don't worry if there are a few small lumps).
Deep fry shrimps at about 375 F, until they are brown.


Serves 4 as an appetizer, tapas plate, or party food.
Excellent eaten on its own, or served with a dip. ENJOY!

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