The best way to learn about a new place is tasting its food: through the flavors we can know more about the traditions and history of the people who live in these places.
Experimenting with new ingredients makes life interesting and if the foods are especially nutrient-dense — even better. They are so high in vitamins, minerals, and other healing compounds that health experts call them superfoods. In their countries of origin, these berries, nuts, plants, and seeds have been used for thousands of years to holistically medicate the body or just add yumminess to everyday, wholesome meals.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know some of you aren’t big fans of coconut, but I love the flavor — especially when paired with chocolate.

The cookies are a great combination of soft and chewy, like a mix between macaroons and chocolate chip cookies. The recipe calls for shredded unsweetened coconut so that the coconut flavor shines through and isn’t masked by too much sweetness. (I used the product from Bob’s Red Mill.)

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