So here’s a recipe we’ve been getting repeatedly asked for! Those who tried this at some of out events have been requesting the recipe for our special home made Sri Lankan sweet rice, known as pongal, which we made using our Organic Coconut products for full effect!
It really is a delightful treat, full of sweetness and fragrance, and is traditionally a celebratory dish that has special significance for festive days. It’s enjoyed as a yummy sweet treat by many – and goes down great at our tasting!
So (finally!) here is the recipe for you! Enjoy! 😀
Ishara Organic Coconut Sugar 150g
1 cup long grain rice
1/2 cup Ishara Organic coconut sugar
1/2 cup Ishara Organic coconut milk
2 teaspoons full Ishara Organic coconut oil
3 cups water
Salt to taste (roughly 1/8teaspoon full)
Wash the rice in a pan twice and add 3 cups of water to it. Bring the contents to boil, cover and reduce the heat to simmer for about 15 minutes. If needed, add boiling water from the kettle to keep the rice wet.
In the mean time half fill the cup with the coconut sugar and fill the rest of the cup with the coconut milk. Stir it and pour it in to the cooked rice. Add 2 teaspoons full of Ishara Organic coconut oil and salt to taste. Stir the rice with all the added ingredients, cover it and leave it for another 2 to 3 minutes to absorb the milk and sugar.
Now it is ready to eat!
This will give you about 3 cups of sweet rice. You can keep this in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days.
If you like your sweet rice a bit more interesting, before adding the coconut oil heat it in a pan and add the cardamons to it. After a few seconds add the cadju and then the raisins. Before they get burnt take them off the fire and add the heated oil with the cardomoms cadju and raisins to the rice with the milk and sugar.
This will give a lovely smell and flavour to your sweet rice
We had a great time last week at Food Matters Live 2017, at Excel London!
It was an interesting opportunity to meet people from across the food industry, from producers to bloggers to distributors to licensers, nutritionists to label makers, chefs and retailers, foodies and everyone under the sun that works within the food industry across the whole board. It really was eye opening! To see how many different piece to the puzzle there are in bringing us some a great range of food in our society. We have so many options and possibilities, and a lot goes into that!
We met some some other great brands, such as the awesome Coppa Della Maga, who make lovely ice cream – http://coppadellamaga.co.uk And Bol who make great healthy dishes – http://www.bolfoods.com . Working with other wonderful food start ups is always a pleasure.
The event only further ignited our love for food!
The best was meeting so many experts on food who all loved our Coconut products and told us their fantastic, and diverse, recipes and uses for coconut, such as baking with our organic coconut flour or deserts with our coconut sugar . We’re working with nutritionists, chefs and food bloggers to discover all the great possibilities of using coconut in your life. So stay tuned! We have lots more to come
And thanks to all who came down! We enjoyed seeing you, and we hope you’re still enjoying our products!
We had a wonderful weekend meeting many of you at the BBC Good Food Show London this weekend. From Friday to Sunday we were at Kensington Olympia having a blast, sampling our Organic Coconut Water, doing tasters with out new Organic Coconut Sugar and Organic Coconut Cream, and meeting many new brands with some great stories.
We were fortunate to have some lovely neighbours, in the form of Little Moons Mochi, and Pip & Nut, as well as many other great brands, whose products were incredible, and went deliciously with our coconut water.
It was lovely meeting our amazing customers! Those of you who came down really created a great buzz and electrified the atmosphere. We heard your interesting stories, how you got on with our products, and heard all your unique and ingenious ways of using our coconut products. We heard new recipes and cool new tips! We learnt more about our own products talking to you!
There were also many of you asking for us to post some of the recipes, especially the coconut sweet rice you tried on the day – that will be up on here soon! So watch this space for all the info you requested and more.
We really appreciated all the help and hospitality form the BBC Good Food Team, who were so helpful and inspiring. They made the event a great success and created a wonderful atmosphere. The visitors all seemed to have a great time, and stopped by and told us how they’d got on at the event. All the other exhibitors enjoyed themselves and we saw many awesome products from across the food industry.
It was an inspiring place to be!
So thanks all, we hope you had a ball, as did we!
And we look forward to next year! :D:D:D
Lots of love!
We’re excited about this coming weekend! We’re going to be seeing many of you at the BBC Good Food Show at London Olympia, running from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th.
We will be exhibiting at stall B32, so come down and see us! We’ve got some surprises for you – we’ll be launching some new products, we’ll have free goodies, and there will be some delicious fresh recipes to try on the day! This is our first time exhibiting there, so we’re really looking forward to it.
It will be a lively event, and the BBC Good Food show certainly never disappoints, with the best in the industry, including amazing chefs, flavours and diverse cuisines, as well as great food and drink brands, and loads of lovely people.
There is a wonderful diversity of different things to try, and some divine cooking, not to mention some celebrity chefs. So make sure you attend with an appetite!
We’re looking forward to seeing you, so please do drop by and say hi!
If you want any more info about the event and venue, and making it there, just get in touch with us.
Bon weekend people!
Thanks to all who joined us over the weekend at Alexandra Palace for the Om Yoga Show London 2016. We had a really wonderful time, and connected with loads of great people and inspiring businesses. We saw some intriguing things, from awesome new yoga equipment to delicious food stalls, to talented yogis and teachers. From Acro Yoga to Aerial Yoga, yoga mats to coconut water, it was a delightful day.
And it was really incredible to share our Coconut goodies with everyone. So many happy faces dropped by to enjoy some of our tasty King Coconut Water, and stock up on their Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. We sampled our brand new Organic Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk, and many people were asking us about our stockists and how they could get more.
It was absolutely thrilling to be a part of such a wonderful community and share the food love with everyone. We talked all about the benefits of King Coconut Water, and about the sustainable ethical farming we use.
We did a whole lot of yoga! There were so many brilliant classes, and it became apparent that London has some great talent. We’re big lovers of yoga and work with a lot of yogis and yoga studios, as well as promoting and supporting yoga events.
So it was the perfect weekend for us! And anyone that came by, we’d like to thank you sincerely for the support. And thanks to everyone that’s purchased our product and supported our business. We honestly appreciate it. You rock!
What do you do with our glass bottles and jars when you’ve finishing devouring our scrumptious products?
As you know, we love nature – that’s why we serve our delightful organic products straight from her bountiful belly. But we hate to waste. Recycling can be fun and creative, and provide opportunities to think outside the box.
So we brought out our arts and crafts skills to see if we could reuse our bottles and jars and integrate them back into our environment.
And here you have it! We took some bottles as party decorations, and made some lovely little vases for our flowers.
Definitely coloured up our environment, and brought a little bit more happiness out of each and every bottle we use.
For those of you that enjoy a good rice dish, we cooked a very simply and delicious recipe for richly flavoured herb and vegetable rice to go along with whatever side dish you choose – be it an aromatic curry, some freshly grilled salmon, or with a side of nutritious vegetables. You can enjoy this dish with a side of Indian raita, and we chose to wash it down with some Organic King Coconut Water!
So what’s the recipe?
Boiled rice- 1 cup
Peas- 25 grams
Cumin seeds- 1 tea spoon
Thyme -1 tea spoon
Oregano- 1 tea spoon
Fresh Basil- a handful (chopped)
White pepper powder- a tea spoon
Extra virgin coconut oil- 1 table spoon
How To Make It
1. Add a tablespoon of Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to the pan and heat, adding cumin seeds. Wait till it turns golden brown and add the steamed carrot, beans and Peas to it.
2. Now add some boiled rice to the pan and stir it gently with the vegetable.
3. Sprinkle the white pepper powder and salt over it, allowing it to scintillate with flavour
4. Add the dried herbs and fresh basil to the rice, stirring and allowing the aroma to rise, before serving on a plate.
5. To really enjoy this perfect rice dice, have with a side of yogurt raitha.
6. To make a creamy and delicious raita for your side, just add chopped onion,tomato and mint leaves of same quantity and add it with the salted yogurt and enjoy!
So go forth and enjoy, fellow rice eaters, and see which geographic cuisine the wind might take you to accompany your fully flavoured, elegant and delicious herb and vegetable fried rice!
How to make a gorgeous Caramel Banana Treat with our Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
What you need:
2 Whole wheat bread
1/2 Cup of Milk
4 to 5 spoons of Brown sugar
1 spoon Vanilla essence
So, we made this absolute delicious sweet treat in the kitchen, which we thought we’d share for those with a sweet tooth!
Before you get too excited and reach for your knife and fork, follow the simple steps, and be sure to use to right ingredients. And make sure you have a jar of our lovely Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil ready!
- To start off, get ready to make some yummy caramel by adding 4 to 5 spoons of brown sugar with 2 table spoons of water and caramelising for 5 minutes. Then add some Vanilla essence.
- Slice the banana in two vertical halves and add it to the mixture, letting the banana slices glaze in glossy caramel.
- Don’t get too hungry just yet! Crack open the egg and beat with 1/2 cup of milk, adding 2 spoons of brown sugar.
- Add one table spoon of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to another pan, and then take 2 slices of whole wheat bread and dip them in the mixture, before toasting in the pan.
- Remove the toast from the pan and place on a plate. Place the caramelised bananas on the toast and gently roll it to a perfect shape.
- Drizzle the remaining caramel over the rolls.
- Get your cutlery and enjoy! Preferably with a bottle of our delicious King Coconut Water!
By now I probably don’t need to tell you that coconut oil’s great for your skin. The clear white fragrant oil at solid at room temperature in our colder UK climate, yet melts on your skin when scooped out and rubbed on your fingers and palms. Having used heaps of manufactured cosmetics, trying the natural goodness of coconut oil was refreshing. The moment I began applying it to my skin, I felt comfortable moisturised and rejuvenated. The soft, supple feeling lasted, and my skin felt good for hours without having to reapply. The best thing is knowing that I’m just using a raw, natural ingredient with no additives. There’s something rewarding and comforting in that.
Coconut oil has fast become famed for it’s cosmetic uses over the past year or so. And it’s no surprise. It is rich in fatty acids, particularly saturated fats known as medium chain fatty acids, and and this means it prevents moisture loss through the pores, locking in moisture. It gives a smooth feeling, and it locks the moisture in for hours. Furthermore, it is rich in vitamin E, which is well known for contributing towards healthy skin, preventing damage and degeneration and promoting growth and repair. This means it is very good for helping prevent cracking, using on cuts, scars and burns, and even helping resist ageing and wrinkling of the skin.
To use it best, try applying straight after a shower. Dry off, and then scoop a good amount, rub into your palms, allowing it to soften and melt, and you’ll being to feel it really absorb into your skin. Apply to your body and gently rub it in. You’ll feel a suppleness and notice the shine to your skin. This is the reason many models use it, for that distinctive glow, an apparent warmth to the skin. You’ll also notice the rich fragrance as you open the jar. This is the part I love. It has a natural beauty about it. It’s liberating. Applying after a warm, rejuvenating shower really locks the moisture in and gives the best result. It works for most skin types, being great for dry skin, and it’s often used for eczema.
So give it a try, start applying it to your skin and being to see the difference in how you feel and look.