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Paleo Chocolate Mousse Tart

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Tart

Try this great Paleo Chocolate Mousse Tart Recipe that uses both the Original COCAVO and also the COCAVO Chilli & Lime.

It looks so decadent and is so good for you!

Crust:

¾ cup unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
2 ¼ cup Almond Meal
1/3 cup melted COCAVO Original Coconut and Avocado oil plus extra for greasing
1/3 cup honey/ or maple syrup

Filling:

1 cup Coconut Cream
1/2 cup COCAVO Original Coconut and Avocado oil
1/2 cup COCAVO Chilli and Lime Coconut and Avocado oil
½ cup Cacao Powder
1/3 cup Honey / or Maple Syrup
For decoration (optional) – Almond Flakes
Dark Chocolate

Instructions:

1 Preheat oven to 180C.
2 Grease 9-inch pan with extra coconut oil.
3 To make the crust, place the almond meal, desiccated coconut, raw coconut oil and honey/maple syrup in a bowl and mix to combine.
4 Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and evenly press the dough onto bottom of the pan.
5 Bake in centre of oven until golden and firm, about 12-15 minutes. 6 Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
7 To make the filling, place all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low heat, stir until combined.
8 Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend for 2 minutes on high. 9 Pour the filling into the cooled crust and refrigerate for a minimum 4 hours.
10 Decorate with almond flakes (if using) and dark chocolate, slice and serve.

 

Make sure you get your COCAVO and other ingredients for your recipes from your local COCAVO stockists found here.

COCAVO – Guacamole

COCAVO – Guacamole

Lets mash that avocado for a perfect guacamole. Recipe here using cocavo oil:

Ingredients:

6 Avocados
2 tbsp COCAVO raw oil
Half red onion chopped
1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
2 large cloves of garlic crushed
2 chillies chopped
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Coriander to garnish

Method:

1 Halve and remove stone from the Avocados and scoop out into a bowl.
2 Mash avocados.
3 Add in melted COCAVO oil, and mix until combined.
4 Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix gently, just enough so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
5 Serve in a bowl with corn chips, cucumber, carrots, toasted bread or anything else you desire!

 

Make sure you get your COCAVO and other ingredients for your recipes from your local COCAVO stockists found here.

COCAVO – Turmeric and Lemon Cauliflower Salad

COCAVO – Turmeric and Lemon Cauliflower Salad

This healthy salad will surely put a smile to you face. Check out the recipe here:

Ingredients:

1 Head of cauliflower
1 Can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
1 Tbsp ground turmeric
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp fennel seeds
1/2 cup COCAVO Turmeric & Lemon
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to season

Method:

1 Cut cauliflower into florets.
2 Place cauliflower on a lined baking tray with the chickpeas.
3 Pour over COCAVO oil, turmeric, lemon juice and cumin and fennel seeds.
4 Toss cauliflower and chickpeas until all are coated evenly.
5 Season.
6 Place in preheated oven 180C, for around 30mins.

Dressing:

1/4 Aioli or Mayonnaise
1 tbsp COCAVO Turmeric & Lemon
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to season

Method:

1 Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
2 Leave in the fridge before serving.

Topping:
Pomegranate seeds ( from one pomegranate )
1 avocado a handful of coriander

Arrange cooked cauliflower and chickpeas on a platter, drizzle over the dressing and sprinkle avocado, pomegranate and coriander.

Enjoy!

 

Make sure you get your COCAVO and other ingredients for your recipes from your local COCAVO stockists found here.

COCAVO – Vegetable Tart

COCAVO Vegetable Tart

Do you believe that vegetables can be a tart? Find out here!

Ingredients:

1 Kumara or Sweet Potato
1 Potato 1 Capsicum
1/2 Red onion 10 Stalks of asparagus

1/2 cup Ingredients :
1 Kumara 1 Potato
1 Capsicum 1/2 Red onion
10 Stalks of asparagus

1/2 cup Ingredients :
1 Kumara 1 Potato
1 Capsicum
1/2 Red onion
10 Stalks of asparagus
1/2 cup COCAVO Chilli and Lime, melted
Two sheets puff pastry

Garnish :
1 Tomato chopped
1/2 Avocado cubed
Handful of chopped basil
Juice of 1 lemon

Method:

1 Cut kumara and potato into same sized cubes.
2 Cut the capsicum lengthways and slice the red onion.
3 Cut the ends off the asparagus (about 1 inch).
4 Lay all vegetables on a lined baking tray.
5 Pour over the melted COCAVO and season.
6 Toss vegetables so they are evenly coated.
7 Place in preheated 180C oven and roast for 25-35 mins.
8 While the vegetables are cooking.
9 Place the first square of puff pastry on a lined baking tray.
10 Cut the second piece of puff pastry into vertical quarters.
11 Take one of the long pieces of puff pastry and lay on one of the sides of the square.
12 Press down the sides and fold quarter in half.
13 Curve the pastry up to form a wall.
14 Make sure both pastry pieces are pressed together so there are no gaps.
15 Repeat this step with the other three pieces of pastry to form a square tart case.
16 This can be rough and doesn’t have to look perfect ( it puffs up when cooked and gets rid of any rough edges)
17 Place pastry in an oven preheated to 180C and bake for 10-15mins or until golden brown and puffy.
18 When you remove pastry case from the oven you may have to push down the centre to get rid of excess air, and to allow a flat surface for vegetables to lie on.
19 Transfer the roasted vegetables to the middle of the puff pastry. 20 You may put back in oven for a few mins to warm the pastry, this dish is perfect served warm or cold.
21 Squeeze over lemon juice.
22 Arrange tomato and avocado in the centre and sprinkle over a few basil leaves.
23 Season and drizzle with glazed balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

Make sure you get your COCAVO and other ingredients for your recipes from your local COCAVO stockists found here.

COCAVO – Turmeric & Lemon Bliss Balls

COCAVO Turmeric & Lemon Bliss Balls

What is a perfect happiness without having a perfect healthy dessert that will surely give you a bliss. Check out this wonderful dessert.

Ingredients:

2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup chopped dates
2 1/2 cups almond meal
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup each of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds
1 tsp ground turmeric
3/4 cup COCAVO turmeric and lemon oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 smooth peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Juice of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lemon

Method:

1 Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
2 In a separate bowl, melt the turmeric and lemon COCAVO, maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla essence in the microwave for 30 seconds, then mix until combined.
3 Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients.
4 Squeeze over the lemon juice.
5 Mix together while still warm.
6 Roll into balls and dust with desiccated coconut.
7 Refrigerate until set, approximately 2 hours.

 

Make sure you get your COCAVO and other ingredients for your recipes from your local COCAVO stockists found here.

COCAVO – Garlic Loaf Recipe

COCAVO Garlic Loaf Recipe

What a great day to start the meal healthy! Heres a fast and easy healthy Garlic Loaf Recipe:

Ingredients:

A loaf of ciabatta ( this type of bread works best)
1/4 cup COCAVO raw extra virgin oil
4 cloves of garlic – crushed

Method:

1 Cut the ciabatta loaf into slices 3/4 of the way down, leaving the bottom of the bread intact so that the slices of bread all stay together as a whole.
2 Melt the COCAVO oil (if not already melted) and drizzle between each slice of bread and over the top.
3 Make sure each slice is evenly coated with some oil.
4 Stuff each slice with the crushed garlic cloves, evenly distributing it.
5 Place loaf on a lined baked tray and into a preheated 180C oven for 20-25mins or until crisp. Make sure the top of the bread doesn’t burn, so keep a close eye on this.

Caramelised onion: Makes enough to top bread and have some extra on the side

Ingredients:

3 white onions
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 Tbsp Cocavo raw extra virgin oil
Salt and pepper to season

Methods:

1 Cut onions into thin slices and place in a pot over medium heat with the COCAVO oil.
2 Sauté onions for 10mins until soft. Add balsamic vinegar, coconut sugar and seasonings.
3 Mix until combined and cook for a further 20mins.
4 You may place the lid of the pot over to speed up the process, just make sure to stir every 2mins to prevent burning.

Toppings :

10 Cherry tomatoes
Handful of basil

Top cooked garlic bread with the caramelised onions, cherry tomatoes and basil. Perfect as a side to a delicious summer BBQ. Enjoy!

Make sure you get your COCAVO and other ingredients for your recipes from your local COCAVO stockists found here.

COCAVO – Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Recipe

COCAVO Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Recipe

If you want the easiest and most convenient Pumpkin Pie Recipe this Thanksgiving then get your hands on some Cocavo Turmeric & Lemon and a few other staples and follow this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups Canned Pure Pumpkin Puree
2 Large Eggs
1 Cup Whole Milk
1 Tablespoon COCAVO Turmeric & Lemon (melted)
1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon Salt (optional)
1 9-Inch Baked Pie Crust
Sweetened Whipped Cream (w/optional spike of Brandy) for serving

Method:

1/. Preheat oven to 350º.
2/. Whisk Pumpkin & Eggs in a medium bowl.
3/. Add Milk, Maple Syrup, Melted COCAVO, Flour, Cinnamon, Ginger and Salt; whisk to blend well.
4/. Pour filling into Pie Crust.
5/. Bake until centre is just set, 55-60 minutes.
6/. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool.
7/. Serve with Whipped Cream (spiked with Brandy if desired)

Make sure you get your COCAVO and other ingredients for your recipes from your local COCAVO stockists found here.

COCAVO Chilli and Lime Pesto Recipe

COCAVO Chilli and Lime Pesto Recipe

Want a great easy Pesto with a slight twist? Then look no further than this COCAVO Chili & Lime Pesto.

The perfect way to take an old favourite and give it a new lease on life.

Ingredients :

Handful of coriander
Handful of basil
1/2 cup Roasted peanuts
1/2 cup Roasted cashews
1 clove of garlic Half a chilli
1/2 cup Cocavo Chilli and Lime infused oil.
Pinch of salt

Method :

1/. Place all ingredients in high-speed blender or food processor.
2/. Blend/pulse ingredients until they are all mixed but still chunky, this makes for the best pesto texture.
3/.Stir through pasta, spread on top of crusty bread or use as a dip and enjoy!

Did I say quick and easy? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Cocavo selected as Finalists in 2 categories at 2017 NZ Food Awards

Cocavo is proud and excited to announce that our products have been selected as Finalists in 2 categories in the 2017 NZ Food Awards.
We have been selected as finalists in the Novel Ingredients & Food Safety Culture categories which is awesome.
The team at Cocavo have put a lot of time & effort into developing & producing the range of Cocavo cooking oils currently on the market. Of significance is being selected as finalists in the Ministry of primary Industries Food Safety Culture category. We take food safety very seriously, so to gain recognition for this is testament to the hard work and attention to detail that all of Cocavos’ team members demonstrate throughout our manufactiring processes.

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