I am excited to officially announce that my first published book will soon be released! Pub date is set for early February 2014! The title of my book is “Superfoods for Life, Coconut”. It is a book all about coconut! I love coconut, it is so versatile, has amazing health benefiting properties and is truly a SUPER food! I am often asked a lot of questions about coconut from my clients, and so I am happy to now have this resource to share that really provides a thorough guide of the amazing coconut!!
“Coconuts have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine for their healing and beautifying properties, as well as being used in anti-viral and anti-bacterial products. Coconuts also show promise in stabilizing blood sugar and as a natural weight loss aid. This unique superfood can even be made into flour and used in gluten-free cooking and baking. Superfoods for Life, Coconut shows you how to integrate coconut meat, milk, oil, butter, and flour into your diet with 75 delicious recipes for incredible health. This handy guide provides an overview of coconuts, fun history and facts and its reputed nutritional benefits, along with a focus on key nutritional properties and “cures” associated with coconuts (detoxification, weight loss, super immunity, disease fighting, and beauty to name a few). Each chapter references studies and research. There are so many ways to use coconut – the possibilities for cooking and healing are endless!”
The Official Book Cover!!
Behind the Scenes: Writing the Book!
It was such a wonderful, challenging yet exciting experience to write a book! I loved learning about the publishing world and contributing to the creation of a resource that will hopefully help others understand and enjoy coconut more as well as help people discover information and recipes that nourish the body through natural balanced eating! I loved learning about the attention to detail and all the behind the scenes work that goes into creating a real book!
I can’t wait for YOU to read it, enjoy and try my recipes!!
In total I created 75 coconut themed recipes for this book! There was a lot of recipe testing! Here I am enjoying one of the recipes from “Superfoods for Life, Coconut”, a Coconut Beauty Bar.
Writing, writing and more writing! Somedays I would camp out at a coffee shop to write but mostly I wrote from my desk top computer. Each main chapter in my book highlights different health benefits pertaining to coconut for example, “how coconut can help with beauty” and “how coconut can help with weight loss and weight maintenance”. I also discuss the history of coconut as well as frequently asked questions about this popular superfood!
Fresh coconut water! This is how much coconut water I was able to retrieve from one fresh coconut. So delicious and amazing in smoothies! As you know, I love smoothies and drink one every morning for breakfast. I have many new smoothie and beverage recipes using coconut water in my book.
A fresh coconut! Recipe testing here…
Shortly after I finished writing my book my Husband and I went to Maui! We met a wonderful coconut farmer who showed me how he opens up a fresh coconut!! *Note* I mention my book comes out in December, but it comes out early 2014 now instead 🙂
Also in Maui I found the world’s best fish tacos! Coconut’s Fish Cafe makes an amazing creamy coconut sauce as part of their delicious tacos. Sorry this recipe is not in my book, you’ll have to go to Coconut’s Fish Cafe to enjoy! However, I am glad to find friends who share in my love for coconut and are making amazing dishes using this wonderful superfood!!
Visit my publishers website for more book details, where you can purchase and when!! FAIR WINDS PRESS /QUAYSIDE PUBLISHING CLICK HERE
When my book officially launches we will be doing lots of fun things! Stay tuned for book signings and book giveaways!!