All posts tagged: coconut

Coffee Talk @ Thavorn Palm Beach Resort: Phuket, Thailand

Coffee Talk is one of the restaurants at Thavorn Palm Beach Resort.  It is a quaint coffee shop with some really cool decor.  It truly made us feel like we were back in New York.  I couldn’t resist the Matcha latte!  It was creamy, flavorful and a perfect pick me up, packed with caffeine.  We also tried the Thai Tea, iced with tea ice cubes and sweetened with condensed milk.  This was a huge treat and something I still dream about. The coffee selection here is extensive and they have what they call “Siphon coffee”.  This was a really cool experience.  The heat the water by flame and it rises up into the top of the siphon.  Once brewed, the coffee filters back down into the bottom of the glass, ready to be served.  The coffee winds up being very smooth and flavorful, it does not burn or have a harsh aftertaste.  We gave it an accent by adding some dōTERRA cinnamon bark oil!! This is definitely one of the best ways to brew coffee …

Thai Coconut Shrimp and Seabass

On an ice cold winter night, a warm and comforting dinner is always the best. This Thai inspired dish was created from some tips from a friend at the fish market and my friend Wendy! We had a great time in the kitchen, partially following the recipe that we were given and then adding a few twists of our own. You can use any type of fish you prefer, or even chicken. Just remember that chicken will need more time to cook! Ingredients: 2 cans coconut milk 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 cup white basmati rice 1 red pepper 1 carton shitaki mushrooms 4 celery stalks 1 zucchini 1 bunch basil 1 bunch cilantro 2 limes 1 whole sea bass, filet and remove skin 8 shrimp Green curry paste (optional) Extra virgin olive oil Salt Instructions: Prepare the rice by adding 1 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water to 1 1/2 cup rice in a rice maker. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. If you do not have a rice maker, use these same proportions …