Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies rest on a blue and white striped napkin that is draped through a white wooden tray. A small glass bottle of milk sits to the side and a canister of cookies lays in the background.
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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    Servings Prep Time
    54 cookies 20 minutes
    Cook Time
    10-12 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    54 cookies 20 minutes
    Cook Time
    10-12 minutes
    Coconut Oatmeal Cookies rest on a blue and white striped napkin that is draped through a white wooden tray. A small glass bottle of milk sits to the side and a canister of cookies lays in the background.
    Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      54 cookies 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      10-12 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      54 cookies 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      10-12 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: cookies
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
      2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.
      3. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.
      4. Add egg and molasses and beat to fully incorporate. Stir in vanilla.
      5. Add flour mixture, oatmeal and coconut. Mix until just combined and dough comes together.
      6. Line baking trays with parchment or silpat mat. Using a 1 ounce cookie scoop, scoop out dough, spacing 2 inches apart.
      7. Bake one tray at a time on the middle rack for 10-12 minutes.
      8. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on tray for 2-3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.

      Red Curry Coconut Shrimp

      Red Curry Coconut Shrimp
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        Servings
        3-4 people
        Servings
        3-4 people
        Red Curry Coconut Shrimp
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          Servings
          3-4 people
          Servings
          3-4 people
          Ingredients
          Servings: people
          Instructions
          1. Slice green onions, separating the white and reserving the green for garnish. Whisk together coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, and brown sugar.
          2. Heat oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add whites of green onion and garlic. Sauté for one minute and add shrimp in a single layer. Cook shrimp 2 minutes per side and remove from pan.
          3. Add coconut milk mixture to the pan and bring to a full simmer. Add snow peas and stir to coat. Allow to simmer uncovered about 4 minutes over medium/high heat. Stir once or twice until snow peas are just tender and the sauce has reduced to a syrupy consistency.
          4. Toss shrimp back into the pan and stir to coat with sauce and warm throughout for about 1 minute. Season lightly with salt.
          5. Serve immediately over rice and garnish with reserved sliced green onions, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

          Apple Date Cake with Pecan Streusel

          Apple Date Cake with Pecan Streusel
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            Servings Prep Time
            20-24 pieces 40 minutes
            Cook Time
            40 minutes
            Servings Prep Time
            20-24 pieces 40 minutes
            Cook Time
            40 minutes
            Apple Date Cake with Pecan Streusel
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              Servings Prep Time
              20-24 pieces 40 minutes
              Cook Time
              40 minutes
              Servings Prep Time
              20-24 pieces 40 minutes
              Cook Time
              40 minutes
              Ingredients
              Apple Date Cake
              Pecan Streusel
              Servings: pieces
              Instructions
              Pecan Streusel
              1. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients and set aside.
              Apple Date Cake
              1. In a medium sauce pan combine dates and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occationally until dates are very soft and pasty, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in spiced rum. Allow to cool slightly before adding to recipe.
              2. Preheat oven to 350℉ and lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan with non-stick spray or butter. Line the pan with parchment, overhanging on two sides (this allows you to lift the cake out of the pan).
              3. While dates are cooling, whisk together the 2 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
              4. In a seperate small bowl toss together chopped apple and 1 tbsp of flour. Set aside.
              5. In a medium bowl whisk together sugar and oil. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating after each. Add dates, applesauce and buttermilk whisking to fully combine.
              6. Whisk in dry ingredients until combined. Add diced apples, shaking off any excess flour as you add them. Stir to evenly distribute.
              7. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with pecan streusel. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
              8. Allow to cool completely prior to lifting out of the pan and cutting into desired portions. Serving with Spiced Rum Caramel is highly recommended.

              Cardamom Date Squares


              Cardamom Date Squares
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                Servings Prep Time
                36 squares 40 minutes
                Cook Time
                30 minutes
                Servings Prep Time
                36 squares 40 minutes
                Cook Time
                30 minutes
                Cardamom Date Squares
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                  Servings Prep Time
                  36 squares 40 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  30 minutes
                  Servings Prep Time
                  36 squares 40 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  30 minutes
                  Ingredients
                  Servings: squares
                  Instructions
                  1. Preheat oven to 350℉ and lightly butter a 9"x9" baking pan. Line bottom and two sides with parchment, allowing a slight overhang.
                  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat combine dates, granulated sugar, orange juice and water. Allow to come to a simmer and cook uncovered for 8-10 until soft and jammy. Remove from heat and set aside.
                  3. In a large bowl combine oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, cardamom, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter using your fingers or pastry cutter until well combined and mixture holds together when lightly squeezed.
                  4. Evenly press a generous half of oat mixture (about 3 cups) into the bottom of prepared pan. Spread dates evenly over oats. Add remaining oat mixture, pressing slightly. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Remove from pan by lifting the overhanging parchment and cut into desired squares.

                  Almond Peaches


                  Almond Peaches
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                    Servings Prep Time
                    8 peach halves 20-25 minutes
                    Cook Time
                    40-50 minutes
                    Servings Prep Time
                    8 peach halves 20-25 minutes
                    Cook Time
                    40-50 minutes
                    Almond Peaches
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                      Servings Prep Time
                      8 peach halves 20-25 minutes
                      Cook Time
                      40-50 minutes
                      Servings Prep Time
                      8 peach halves 20-25 minutes
                      Cook Time
                      40-50 minutes
                      Ingredients
                      Servings: peach halves
                      Instructions
                      1. Preheat grill or oven to 350℉. If using grill, turn on side burners only, cooking peaches in the centre over indirect heat.
                      2. Using a food processor, blend almonds, sugar and spices until a course crumb is achieved. Add oatmeal and pulse several times to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture is evenly mixed and crumbly.
                      3. Wash peaches, cut in half vertically and remove pit. Lay peach halves cut side up in a cast iron skillet, trimming bottom slightly if needed to make peaches sit flat. Scoop 3tbsp (lightly packed) crumb mixture onto each peach half. Press down mixture until flat and covering entire peach half. Place in centre of grill using indirect heat or alternatively place in oven and cook for 40-50 minutes until peaches are tender and crumble is golden and crisp.
                      4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly for warm peaches. Serve with ice cream, sweetened whipped cream or yogurt.