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Cooking Cubano: Mas Postres, Please!

We’re all about light and healthy desserts at Every Food Fits. They make life a little sweeter and with fewer calories. So today we bring you Limber de Coco, a frozen Caribbean treat. The way we heard the story, Charles Lindbergh enjoyed eating these frozen flavored ices and the Puerto Ricans started to call them “limber” after Lindbergh. Whether the tale is true or not, the recipe is simple and delicious.

All you have to do is mix ½ can coconut milk, ½ can evaporated milk,  ¼ cup sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 egg yolk, a few sprinkles of cinnamon to taste, pour into ice cube trays, freeze and enjoy!

Sam loves coconut flavors, and the healthy aspect is a bonus, too. Coconut milk is produced from the water and the meat of the coconut. While high in calories and fat, the milk also provides potassium, magnesium and calcium. Don’t go replacing your usual 3-a-day of dairy with coconut milk just yet, but enjoy in moderation with sweet treats such as this tropical refresher. You can also get creative and switch out coconut milk for fruit juices to cut calories and fat.

This Saturday night in D.C., we won’t have limber de coco at Artomatic, but we will have pasteles de guayaba once again! Meet the Artists night is June 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 55 M Street, SE, 6th Floor, at the Navy Yard Metro Station. Come check out Stacey’s “Boricua by Marriage” show, ask her questions, enjoy pasteles de guayaba and perhaps even buy some art!

How Stacey Got the Shot: On black and white film, Fuji Neopan ISO 1600 with her big, heavy, metal Pentax K1000. Focal length, 50mm, a wide aperture – perhaps f/2 – and a slow shutter speed, around 1/8 or 1/15 of a second.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted June 11, 2009 at 10:32 am | #

    As always, love the photo. I bought a Canon Xsi last week and am trying to figure out how to use it to take beautiful food photos. I’ll never come close to your photos but I hope to improve a little bit!

  2. Eric W
    Posted June 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm | #

    the pic is *extremely* cool.

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