Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crispy coconut cookies, grilled seabream and staphylococcus aureus

Savoury polenta with bacon and chickpeas
Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, flax seeds and sunflower seeds
Lunch: Savoury polenta with bacon and chickpeas
Dinner: Sourdough polenta bread with spinach, pickled carrots
Baking/sweets: Crispy coconut cookies, sourdough polenta bread

The sourdough polenta bread was an experiment. I made it using a combination of flour and fine polenta. The bread had a really crispy crust, thanks to polenta. In terms of flavor, the polenta did not do much. I suspect I did not use enough polenta.

Crispy coconut cookies
The crispy coconut cookies were fantastic, light and crispy with a nice coconut flavour. The cookies look plain and innocent in the picture, however underneath the deceptive exterior is a flavour packed interior. Don't judge a cookie by its crust! The recipe is posted here.
Yesterday I wrote that according to recent research findings eating coconut helps burn fat and reduce weight. Today I present a coconut cookie recipe, however I am certainly not suggesting that you eat these cookies if you want to lose weight. 

Its pasta time, I am hosting the presto pasta night. Please send me your pasta dishes. If delivery will be inconvenient for you, then alternatively send a photo, recipe and a story about you and your dish. Deadline for entries is Thursday night April 21. You can read more about this great initiative here:

Today's Favourite Photo
Grilled Seabream

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: slash Food
Unfortunately todays favourite blog has a negative aspect, and perhaps a positive way of looking at it. According to a recent research finding about half of all the beef, chicken, pork, and turkey bought in five U.S. cities was found to contain drug-resistant strains of staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus's effects range from a rash to life-threatening sepsis and endocarditis. The bacteria is resistant to three types of antibiotics, however cooking the meat will kill the bacteria. Bacteria can remain on cutting boards and other equipment coming into contact with the meat and this needs to be taken care of somehow. 


  1. I love coconut flavored anything and these cookies sound fantastic! Added bonus that they're good for me too :P

  2. I love anything with coconut, I'd love to try those cookies!
    *kisses* HH

  3. Cookies are just irresistible with coconut! Bet your house has smelt so good while you were baking them.

  4. the cookies look perfect! I didn't know that coconut is a fat-losing food :) thanks for sharing, I think the coconut juice/ water must be different then, as it is apparently the only fruit juice that is calorie laden on its' own! :D