A little story first...
A few nights ago, I made a yummy treat called Haupia. I call it Hawaiian jello. I figured, since it was made with coconut milk powder that it would be a safe and delicious treat for my son, who is allergic to dairy products, namingly casein. Unfortunately, about one minute after devouring his first bite, he felt 'shakey'. Which is the first symptom, among many that he's just eaten milk. WHAT? I couldn't believe it. I had no clue why he was reacting to coconut milk. Then, after a few minutes of researching, I found out that coconut milk powder is made by boiling the coconut in MILK first, then dehydrating. UGH! How on earth could I have known? Why didn't this package have any warnings on it, like all the other items sold at our stores? I figured, I'd just have to make it myself to be safe.
As luck would have it, I had just seen a wonderful post about coconut milk at Rawmazing.com. I happen to visit her site quite a lot because it's full of wonderful raw recipes, presentations and ideas! Anyway, she had made a wonderful coconut milk to go with a Pad Thai recipe and made coconut flour too. I decided to go for it and make the whole thing! I visited her blog, printed out the recipe and drooled over the photos again!
Warning: my pics are just for evidence!
|1 Coconut = 20oz!|
|Dried Coconut Flour (with absorber packets)|
Now for the actual Pad Thai recipe. I had several of the ingredients already, but needed a few more. I ended up substituting some of them. Like the almond butter. I happened to have some vegan butter and it's kind of nutty tasting, so I used that, just not as much. Then instead of Agave, I used a little honey. I bought some bean sprouts a few days prior and they'd already gone bad, so I omitted them entirely. I followed everything else but kept almost all of it at room temperature and ran the kelp noodles under hot water to warm them up before mixing.
Oh, and wished Susan of Rawmazing.com lived next door to come check my work! LOL
|My Pad Thai!|
I can't wait to make more goodies with the leftover coconut milk and flour I have! Now I can cross out the "figure out how to open a coconut" item on my bucket list!