RECIPES: Mocha Hot Chocolate & Coconut Hot Chocolate For National Hot Chocolate Day

January 31st is National Hot Chocolate Day. We have two recipes for you, plus: 30 more ways to vary a cup of chocolate. There’s a recipe for every day of the month! The difference between hot chocolate and cocoa.     RECIPE #1: MOCHA HOT CHOCOLATE This recipe is a hit with lovers of coffee…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tom Kha Gai Soup

Our neighborhood Thai restaurant closed on December 31st, victim to a(nother) heartless New York City landlord. It left us without our weekly supply of tom kha gai—and at the start of National Soup Month, no less. Tom kha gai, literally “chicken galangal soup,” is a spicy and sour hot chicken soup with coconut milk. In…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Coconut Milk & The Different Types Of Soups

Twenty-five years ago, people who needed an alternative to dairy milk turned to soy milk. Then rice milk arrived. Today there’s quite a selection of non-dairy milks: almond, cashew, coconut, flax, hemp, oat, rice and soy. Since 1999, according to market research firm Euromonitor, plant-based alternatives milks have grown in annual sales by an average…
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THANKSGIVING: Coconut Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Thanksgiving is the most American of holidays. But given our culturally diverse society, it would be nice to add some “fusion food” to the Thanksgiving table. How about an Asian-accented pumpkin pie? This recipe, from Thai Kitchen, adds a bit of flare to the conventional pie. Coconut milk substitutes for the evaporated milk or sweetened…
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