Perfect for dishes both savory and sweet, coconut is delicious—and even better, it's a nutritional powerhouse, with health benefits that range from preventing dehydration to stabilizing blood sugar to increasing immunity.
Find out how to choose, use, and store every bit of the coconut—the meat, the water, the oil—along with more than 75 recipes that include coolers, smoothies, hot and cold cereals, baked goods (muffins, breads, bars), chilis, soups, stews, lunch bowls (like Mexicali Quinoa Pilaf), salads, sandwiches, snacks, spreads, dips, dinners, desserts, and so much more. Informative sidebars provide interesting facts and background.
Stephanie Pedersen, MS, CHHC, AADP, is a nutritionist, certified holistic health counselor, and author of more than 20 books, including Sterling's Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood and Kale: The Complete Guide to the World's Most Powerful Superfood. In addition to hosting her weekly radio show (YourBigLife on Universal Energy Radio), she is a busy speaker, cooking instructor, and working nutritionist.