Crack open a can of coconut milk and you're halfway around the world...and half an hour away from some exotic dinner options. Whether stirred into an Indian potato stew or recruited to replace dairy in a rich chocolate pudding (to name just two uses featured here), coconut milk transforms simple foods into sensational dishes. The light version has about half the fat and calories of traditional canned coconut milk, with just as much flavor and only a little loss in creaminess. Nowadays, most major supermarkets stock coconut milk in their aisles,so getting global flavors into everyday dinners is as easy as keeping a can on hand in the pantry.
Milk: To Be Got Or Not?
If you believe the ads, cows’ milk is a powerhouse product, capable of unsticking a peanut butter mouth, making white-mustachioed celebrities look health-chic and building strong bones. But isn’t soymilk better for your heart? And goats’ milk easier to digest? And aren’t rice milk and nut milk skinnier? The fact is, milk drinkers have never had more options or been more confused.