I called the doctor and he couldn’t see me until next week so I did the next best thing… Googled “home remedies for sinus infection.” Next thing I know I’m chugging apple cider vinegar. I don’t know. I was desperate. The sites looked legit and there were like 489 comments telling me it was true. Well, in less than 24 hours I feel the best I’ve felt all week! I still can’t smell but I’m up and functioning. I have some energy and I actually can breathe! Doctor schmoctor.
Remember when I said I had plans of a holiday post if I felt well enough? Well, here it is.
Crisp coconut cups filled with chocolate ganache. After a little chilling time, you’ve got amazingly simple individual desserts. These are gluten free (and almost vegan) and are sure to be a crowd pleaser. I had visions of topping them with toasted coconut. But when you can’t smell, this is what happens when you toast coconut.
I had NO clue anything was burning until I saw smoke billowing from the toaster oven. Oops.
I ended up putting a jelly bean on top to add a little festive flare. You could top them with almonds (Almond Joy cups!) or just leave them plain. They’ll be terrific however you serve them. I imagine you could get creative and make these into some sort of basket-shaped cuteness for Easter. I, on the other hand, haven’t chugged enough vinegar for that.
Wishing you all a happy, HEALTHY holiday!
Coconut Cups with Chocolate Ganache (adapted from Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts cookbook, makes 18 cups)
For the cups:
4 cups unsweetened coconut
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid
For the filling:
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
8 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 cups full-fat coconut milk (from can)
Posted on April 5, 2012