Master Nine Hard-to-Eat Foods With These IKEA-Style Guides

There are so many mouth-watering dishes that we’d love to eat more, but avoid because they’re hard to eat.

We couldn’t help but wonder why some of these delicious foods don’t come with an instruction manual. I mean, how nice would it be to eat your taco without dropping 98% of it on yourself? That’s when it struck us – we could create the instructions!

Source: How to Eat Hard to Eat Foods

Avocado is difficult to eat?!

Make Perfect Chocolate Truffles With Just Two Ingredients

These treats look fancy and luxurious, but they couldn’t be easier to make. Since the truffle base is made from just two ingredients, using good-quality chocolate is key. Explore any fun toppings you like, from the traditional cocoa powder, to powdered sugar or your favorite chopped nuts or candy, to any of the more exotic flavor combinations below. Offer them to your sweetheart, serve them to guests after dinner, or pack them up for gifts—but make sure to save some for yourself!

Source: Two-Ingredient Truffles

Chocolate truffles are a classic Valentine’s Day treat, but they can cost a pretty penny. Instead of shelling out hard-earned cash, make your own treats at home with just two ingredients: chocolate and cream (how much vitamin K in cream?).

Cream cheese truffles are neat, but the superior one is goat cheese truffles.

The 20 Best Full-Fat Foods for Weight Loss

…now I can get fat 😀

It’s time to get fat.

Not around your waist, but on your plate: A new report from the Credit Suisse Research Institute found that more and more of us are choosing whole-fat foods over skim, lite, fat-free or other modern monikers of leanness. And while many health organizations like the American Heart Association still want us to cut down on fat—particularly saturated fat—this full-fat trend may be a healthy rebellion against those decades-old credos, according to recent studies.

Source: The 20 Best Full-Fat Foods for Weight Loss

The article fails to mention why fat is good in our diet: fat soluble vitamin uptake is greatly improved when consumed with fat.  So I don’t know why they listed protein as something that is improved by eating fat…

Be mindful of how much vitamin K there is in the suggested foods:

Coconut Flour: How Much Vitamin K?

None!  No vitamin K, or any other vitamins, in coconut flour for samples of 28 or 100 grams. To be more accurate – the data is missing or incomplete.  So if your INR is erratic, consider monitoring your intake.

There is however a fair amount of protein to be had – 100 grams provides 17.5 grams of protein.  That’s 35% of the Daily Value (DV).  Also, a huge amount of dietary fibre – 150% DV in 100 grams of coconut flour.

Make Dairy-Free Yogurt with Coconut Milk

After trying a pot of super creamy, slightly tangy coconut yogurt from the supermarket, I started to wonder how it was made — and if I could make it myself. A bit of research and experimentation later, I discovered it’s not hard at all! As soon as you’ve gathered a few supplies, you’ll be well on your way to making (and falling in love with) this delicious dairy-free yogurt.

Source: How to Make Dairy-Free Coconut Yogurt

FYI: Even reduced-fat coconut milk contains about 10 grams of saturated fat per 100 grams, compared to about 2.3 grams per 100 ml in reduced-fat cow’s milk.  But if you can’t have dairy…

Coconut oil: 10 Options You Didn’t Know About

Here’s a direct link to the infographic:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Deodorant
  • Shave cream/after shave
  • Eye makeup remover
  • Chapstick
  • Moisturizer

Just in time for me – my next culinary challenge is Marbled Chocolate Espresso Cinnamon Vanilla Creme Banana bread.  I’m sure my co-workers would appreciate me testing out a new deodorant 😀