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Coconut milk has many uses, most of which build up the immune system and the body's defenses.
Coconuts are seen by some as a miracle food, helping protect and cure the body of internal and external ailments. Coconut milk has many uses, most of which build up the immune system and the body's defenses. You can find coconut milk in the ethnic foods section of a local grocery store or make it at home.
  1. Nutrients

    • Coconut milk contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and chloride.

    Saturated Fat

    • The saturated fat in coconut is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat. Therefore, even though it's high in saturated fat, coconut can aid in weight loss.

    Lauric Acid

    • Half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut milk are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Coconut milk can help boost the immune system.


    • Coconut milk is a dairy-free alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to animal milk. This vegan drink is also soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free.

    Relief of Ailments

    • Coconut milk is known to relieve the symptoms of sore throats and ulcers.

    Skin Care

    • Coconut milk is used in skin-care products to moisturize the skin and relieve dry skin and rashes. It also can be used on the hair and in baths.

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How to Make Chicken Stew



Things You'll Need

  • 1 diced onion
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 or 2 diced carrots
  • 3 c. chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
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    • 1
      Season the chicken thighs (or drumsticks) on all sides with salt and pepper. If you prefer to take the skin off, pull it off before you season.
    • 2
      Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
    • 3
      Add the chicken and brown well on both sides.
    • 4
      Remove chicken pieces as they brown and set them aside.
    • 5
      Spoon out 2 tbsp. of the oil and reserve.
    • 6
      Place the onions and carrots in the pan and sauté them in the remaining oil until tender.
    • 7
      Return the chicken to the pot, add the thyme and chicken stock and bring the stew to a slow simmer.
    • 8
      Simmer slowly for 30 minutes if using whole thighs or drumsticks. If using chopped meat, simmer for 20 minutes.
    • 9
      Skim off and discard any foam and oil that rises to the surface during cooking.
    • 10
      If using whole thighs, remove and discard the bones and chop the meat coarsely, then return it to the pot.
    • 11
      Combine the reserved 2 tbsp. oil and the flour in a small pan and cook over medium heat. You can do this while the stew simmers.
    • 12
      Stir the flour/oil mixture constantly with a wooden spoon. When the mixture turns golden brown, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly. You've just made roux.
    • 13
      Spoon half the cooked roux into the stew, whisking constantly as you add it.
    • 14
      Return the stew to a simmer and cook another 10 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. It will thicken at this stage. If you want a thicker stew, add more roux and continue simmering until your get the desired thickness.
    • 15
      Taste and correct seasonings and serve.

How to cook a Salmon and Orzo Pasta Meal By Tammatha R. Conerly, eHow Contributor

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Everything you need for a cheap, delicious meal!
This is a quick, easy, delicious salmon recipe using orzo pasta. The recipe can be used as an entire meal feeding four.



Things You'll Need

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • 2/3 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup green onions with tops, sliced
  • 1 can chopped black olives
  • 1 can Italian olives
  • 3 tablespoons prepared basil pesto (add more to taste)
  • lemon zest to taste
  • lemon juice to taste
  • 4 sheets of aluminum foil

Delicious salmon and orzo pasta dish