Today's post is brought to you from Cranky McCrankypantsville. This had better give me platelets. I'm not finding the diet hard, but boy, am I moody. It will pass, but for the moment, I'll just... not go out.
One of the darlings of paleo, and of the AIP is coconut. It is the only allowed replacement for milk products and flour. Mostly I've been making coconut yogurt and kefir, which also fulfil the requirement to eat probiotic foods.
Finding a coconut milk and coconut cream without thickeners was a challenge. As far as I've determined the only one in town is this:
I was losing hope in the coconut milk section of New World, when I picked up an Ayams can and had to blink twice at the ingredient list:
No guar! No Xantham!
The coconut cream was equally as exciting:
The Autoimmune book I bought has instructions for making coconut milk, but I took one look and my brain had a 'talk to the hand' reaction. Nope. Busy life, not going to spend it squeezing water through coconut flakes.
I was tempted to clear the shelf of Ayams, based on past experience that such products usually disappear from the shelves, or change their formulation. However, having been around since the 1800's, and given that they make a big deal about their 'no additives' stance, I think it's safe to relax.
The 'lite' versions do contain additives, it's only the full fat versions that impress me.
Do any kiwi's know of another brand that doesn't have a thickener? I'd love to find an organic one if possible, as coconuts are generally heavily sprayed. If you have a secret source, please let me know via comment or email.