Thursday, September 17, 2015

Coconut: Have You Tried One Recently?




Coconut is an indispensable ingredient in South Indian cooking. As a South Indian myself I have always used coconut in my cooking, even in those days when coconut was the big villain in heart health circuit. With it now back in grace not only as a healthy food but also as an essential body oil, I feel proud to be a South Indian :). I did the above watercolor illustration as a tribute to this might tree nut.

If you are interested in coconut-based recipes,  here is one of my recipes.

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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, tomorrow I will be baking coconut bars. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. You are right to sing the praise of coconut. I have always loved them. Now coconut water seems the next big health supplement too! I love even the smell of coconut..great painting

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  3. It looks delicious!

    Fresh coconuts are seldom seen here in Finland, coconut milk in cans can be purchased.

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  4. Great painting. I don't tend to put coconut into food (unless it's sweet food) but I'm a huge fan of both coconut milk (as a replacement for cow's milk) and coconut oil for cooking with.

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  5. Really great drawing/painting of a coconut. Your recipe sounds really delicious, too. i may try it, as i have coconut, oil, coconut in the freezer, and the rice already, as well as some varieties of nuts. The spices I would have to search out...maybe at Trader Joe's.

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  6. what a lovely illustration! And I do use coconut, particularly when I am cooking South Indian food from my cookbook by Alamelu Vairavan :)

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  7. I do love coconut. In fact, one of my favorite teas is a coconut oolong. Sooo yummy. Beautifully rendered. M.x

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  8. I love coconut, always have, always will. Your picture is so perfect and I would love to have a piece. Your painting is so real. Great job. In fact, a new cracker is out "Triscuit new coconut and sea salt. They are really good.

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  9. Yum. Coconut. Like you, I am glad it is back into favor with all the health sources. Great sketch.

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  10. Oh very nicely done. You captured the outer layers perfectly.
    Happy PPF
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  11. Love your coconut.... We are on the same wavelength this week aren't we. Coconuts are a huge favourite of mine and have been since I was a little girl... This is a lovely painting

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  12. I love everything about coconuts, their meat and milk ~ most definitely ~ and the shell makes a wonderful and sustainable peat-like soil amendment and seed starter!

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  13. Drawing is great. . .no I haven't had one recently. Love the coconut milk in it too, besides the meat. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  14. Nope--but I LOVE 'em! Wonderful drawing!

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