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post #21 of 830
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Originally Posted by chlobo View Post
BTW, anyone live in Ohio? That's where the cheap organic coconut milk with no BPA can lining is. $1.80/can but instore purchase only.
Ooh, oohh. Me, me. Where can I get it? (Regular non-organic, extra ingredients, assumedly BPA cans, is generally over $2 a can in Kroger here.)
post #22 of 830
Ate at SIL's MIL's yesterday. Took some safe food, but cooked our meat on their grill. Stupid. DS1's leg hurts today and he's being annoying.
Also, they have lilies. So between the lilies and the smoke from people's fireworks last night, I feel so congested and wheezy...
Wasn't posting to complain, sorry. Just wanted to say something more than just "subbing".
Glad to hear things seem to be going well for you, Lisa. Hope the trend continues.
I'm sure there were other things I wanted to respond to but I'm being told every step DS1 is taking to put dishes away atm ("I'm taking the tongs out of the dishwasher. I'm putting them on the counter. I'm taking the spatula out of the dishwasher. I'm picking up the tongs. I'm putting them in the drawer.") : I swear it's probably the milk cc.
Oh and thanks for the new thread, Pat.
post #23 of 830
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
carren- I'm completely ignoring your BPA question. I'm just so excited to have coconut back, I can't think about switching brands. Plus, mine is $0.89/can at the asian market. Azure has a natural brand that has no other ingredients (not sure if it's BPA free cans though), and I can't even bring myself to shell out the $1.75/can for that. We're using a lot of coconut milk these days. And now that I found that awesome ice cream recipe, I think we're going to be going through a lot more!
Lalala. I"m not listening. DH won't let me buy the stuff at the asian market. He thinks everything at the asian market is tainted from China.

Anyhow, I found palm sugar, not coconut sugar. I'm going to try to use it. But it came in little bricks. How do I dissolve it?
post #24 of 830
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Originally Posted by ASusan View Post
Ooh, oohh. Me, me. Where can I get it? (Regular non-organic, extra ingredients, assumedly BPA cans, is generally over $2 a can in Kroger here.)
This is organic coconut milk in a non-BPA can. It's onsale here for in store pickup only:

http://vitanetonline.com/Organic-Foo...CONUT-MILK-OG/

Enjoy!
post #25 of 830
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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post
Uh, a 10 pound can of coconut milk? Sign me up. I was thinking about freezing ice cubes of coconut milk, for easy distribution...
I found a place that sells 8 10 lb cans for like $70. A single can is about 1lb, right? Doesn't take long to go through 10 cans.
post #26 of 830
Gah. All this talk of coconut milk and I have 2 cases sitting and wasting away in my pantry because DS1 is the only one they're useful for and I'm not making stuff for him that DS2 (and I) can't have.
post #27 of 830
Oh yeah, and Kathy, I was wondering. Those oils... The butterscotch flavor- do you know if it's dairy free? I was thinking it would be great to mix with dairy free white chocolate chips to make the peanut butterscotch squares my gran used to make (except now we can't have peanuts anyway, but maybe someone else can now. ).
post #28 of 830
Okay, first, dairy free white chocolate chips!?

And second, the indian grocery we used to have around the corner had safe coconut milk in normal sized cans (no gums/preservatives) and they had the same brand in a huge can, same label. The big one was full of preservatives and junk.

I'm seeing native forest, 12 cans for $21.55 on Azure, so $1.79/can. And I can get similar prices at our high priced independent grocery.

eta:
Oh, and I ran into my first grade teacher at the farmer's market today. I mentioned how dd's allergic to everything, and she said they've been seeing more and more of that at school. Apparently there's been a huge increase, in just the past 5 years or so. They have kids in kindergarten who are anaphalactic to all sort of stuff, and they have to sit on their own special mat and not touch anybody or anything I just thought it was interesting the sudden jump that she's seeing. What changed 8-10 years ago?
post #29 of 830
Yes, vegan white chocolate chips. They're not soy free by any stretch of the imagination though. Made by Oppenheimer in Isreal. Link. They're one of the last soy products left in my house because I was hoping against hope to get peanut butter back so I could make peanut butterscotch squares. Now I'm thinking maybe I'll make white chocolate pine nut cookies to get rid of them.
post #30 of 830
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Yes, vegan white chocolate chips. They're not soy free by any stretch of the imagination though. Made by Oppenheimer in Isreal. Link. They're one of the last soy products left in my house because I was hoping against hope to get peanut butter back so I could make peanut butterscotch squares. Now I'm thinking maybe I'll make white chocolate pine nut cookies to get rid of them.
darn

dd's latest movie is muppets take manhattan. I've seen it about 100 times now. I hadn't seen it before dh showed it to dd, and so I still have no idea what the first half is...
post #31 of 830
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Originally Posted by whoMe View Post
darn

dd's latest movie is muppets take manhattan. I've seen it about 100 times now. I hadn't seen it before dh showed it to dd, and so I still have no idea what the first half is...
Sorry to dash your hopes.

I still haven't seen that movie either. Any of it. Don't ruin it for me.
post #32 of 830
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Sorry to dash your hopes.

I still haven't seen that movie either. Any of it. Don't ruin it for me.
They weren't that high to begin with, not too much harm done

You can stream it on netflix...
post #33 of 830
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Originally Posted by chlobo View Post
Lalala. I"m not listening. DH won't let me buy the stuff at the asian market. He thinks everything at the asian market is tainted from China.

Anyhow, I found palm sugar, not coconut sugar. I'm going to try to use it. But it came in little bricks. How do I dissolve it?
I'm sure it is all tainted... And it has some kind of preservative (can't remember off the top of my head, except that it's not citric acid or guar gum.) I'm starting to think that DD's recent rash might be from the preservative...

Palm sugar and coconut sugar are the same thing. That's how mine come too- in little rounded bricks. I just put a few in a pan with a little bit of coconut milk and melted them down.
post #34 of 830
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Originally Posted by whoMe View Post
I'm seeing native forest, 12 cans for $21.55 on Azure, so $1.79/can. And I can get similar prices at our high priced independent grocery.
It was $2.05 at the Azure I was looking at. Maybe a case is less? How do you order form them? Do you place a huge $500 order or do you belong to some sort of coop. I could never order that much at once.
post #35 of 830
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
I'm sure it is all tainted... And it has some kind of preservative (can't remember off the top of my head, except that it's not citric acid or guar gum.) I'm starting to think that DD's recent rash might be from the preservative...

Palm sugar and coconut sugar are the same thing. That's how mine come too- in little rounded bricks. I just put a few in a pan with a little bit of coconut milk and melted them down.
According to the website I was reading (the one someone posted on here, maybe you?), Palm sugar and coconut sugar are *not* the same thing.

And according to the package I got its 100% palm sugar. Doesn't mention a preservative. Who knows.

ETA: Found it:

"Coconut sugar is a traditional sugar made from the sap of coconut flowers. It is boiled down to create either dry sugar blocks, a soft paste, or a granulated form. I should mention that the names” palm sugar” and “coconut sugar” are used interchangeably, but the sugars are different. This can cause a little confusion. For example, the brand I got was called palm sugar, but was actually made from coconut sugar tree flowers. Since I don’t know the value of palm sugar, I just look at the ingredient list to make sure it’s made from coconut trees."

from:

http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/...nut-sugar.html
post #36 of 830
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Originally Posted by chlobo View Post
It was $2.05 at the Azure I was looking at. Maybe a case is less? How do you order form them? Do you place a huge $500 order or do you belong to some sort of coop. I could never order that much at once.
Yeah, that was the price for one can, and the case is cheaper. I'm part of a group drop, so I only order when I want to (a few times a year), and it's just like a $40 or $50 minimum. Found it through our local WAPF chapter email list.
post #37 of 830
So I made the choco coc. icecream, CS. It was so good--altho the texture was just a tad funky--like the coconut cream began to freeze before everything else. Did you have this happen? But, yum!

AND, I made grape juice kefir which is so yummy! (Tho I'm not sure I did that right, either, lol) I did pure juice AND added 1/4 c. brwn sugar because I wan't sure what the kefir was to feed on...but it tastes good. I cannot get dd1 to try it, even juicerized. She is the one who needs it the most.

Happy Late 4th!!!! We went to a cousin's bday party and then out the the fireworks...we didn't get home til 10pm with awake children who then had to get up early for church this morning. (YAWN) We are all tired today.
post #38 of 830
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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 View Post
You're going to make me do it, aren't you? Fine. I'll take the chicken out of the freezer and thaw it. By Monday night I should have roast chicken. And by Tuesday night or Wednesday lunch I should have bone broth. Then I can measure it out to see how much broth it really takes. It had to be done, I guess.
This is why I never post recipes--I never measure...
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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post
Uh, a 10 pound can of coconut milk? Sign me up. I was thinking about freezing ice cubes of coconut milk, for easy distribution...
What a great idea!
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Originally Posted by whoMe View Post
Yeah, that was the price for one can, and the case is cheaper. I'm part of a group drop, so I only order when I want to (a few times a year), and it's just like a $40 or $50 minimum. Found it through our local WAPF chapter email list.
I get Thai Kitchen at Walmart for 1.44/can. Everywhere else it's 2.49 and up--I hate giving walmart more business, but the way we use coc milk, I've gotta--maybe next time I'm in the big city I can find an Asian market...

CS--I was just thinking that that icecream would make a great "fudgesicle". (If you could get it really frozen and eat if really fast!)

I just updated my thread--I have a couple of ???'s there, if any of you have the time to take a peek! (TIA)
post #39 of 830
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Originally Posted by dannic View Post

AND, I made grape juice kefir which is so yummy! (Tho I'm not sure I did that right, either, lol) I did pure juice AND added 1/4 c. brwn sugar because I wan't sure what the kefir was to feed on...but it tastes good.
No sugar needed in the juice kefir.

Only add 1 teaspoon/tablespoon to her regular (diluted) juice. The water kefir is unable to be tasted. But, HUGE benefits in repopulating the gut with beneficial microbials.


Pat
post #40 of 830
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
No sugar needed in the juice kefir.

Only add 1 teaspoon/tablespoon to her regular (diluted) juice. The water kefir is unable to be tasted. But, HUGE benefits in repopulating the gut with beneficial microbials.


Pat
You know, I myself have been drinking water kefir and I don't notice any difference in anything. This makes me thing about something I read about having so much bad bacteria that the good bacteria can't take hold. How do I get rid of the bad stuff so the good stuff stands a chance?

Also, I cannot get any into DS for the life of me. My daughter yes, DS no.

And my DH says it gives him diarrhea.
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