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Vegan Day 6: Coconut Milk Instead of Creamer in Coffee 
Aug. 30, 2014 9:11 am 
Updated: Sep. 12, 2014 11:54 pm
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Let me first carefully avoid any coffee debate!  

Yes I've been told that black is the only way to properly drink coffee.  Yup - been told that using K-Cups in my Keurig is sacrilege that I should have my beans professionally roasted and grind them.  And coffee? I should be drinking something called Chickory.  Okay so I've received a lot of coffee advice over the years and I still just like a bit of sugar and creamer in it and ye' old basic cup of coffee.  Not a pot of coffee, not an IV drip, just -- you know a good cup of coffee.  

My Vegan path is going well.  Not every meal has been a winner but I am down two pounds.  Breakfast was blueberry pancakes (Vegan) with pecans.  Lunch is in the crock pot and will be some tortilla soup (Vegan).  

Back to Coffee -- I tried going without sugar and creamer and just adding coconut milk.  It worked really nicely and the flavor of the coffee shines through.  You don't taste the coconut milk, it just accentuates the coffee.  When I was out shopping I grabbed a coffee with Soy Milk - sadly all I could taste was the Soy.  So if you're not a big fan of Soy in your favorite brew you might give Coconut milk a try.  They have it at some Starbucks now.  

When I posted this to Facebook I did get a lot of responses of, "don't use the wrong kind of Coconut milk!"  -- well I just got a box of organic Coconut milk from Safeway.  I don't know anything else about it. 

I usually drink decaf due to my heart freaking out when I have Caffeine but I did try the new Fall Blend K-Cup blend of coffee from Starbucks this morning.  It's really good by strong.  I did have to put in a little sugar and extra coconut milk in it.  

Aug. 30, 2014 6:40 pm
Arabica is a typical Starbucks blend, dark and bitter. Funny I dislike their coffee but love their blended beverages. I too am a coffee drinker and the way I see it, any coffee is better than none, whether it be from one of the machines we have (a Keurig, a Tassimo and a traditional coffee maker)or a teaspoon of crytals (gag but hey). Dunno about the coconut milk, might be good. Glad you like it
Sep. 12, 2014 11:54 pm
I drink a blend of 80% chicory and 20% coffee to help my heartbeat stay in the two digit zone. I also use a cocnut cream or milk and almond milk combo for my coffee. If you are interested in it it has been published on my profile page. Vegan dairy free coffee whitener. Best of luck.
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Lives in the Rainforest on the coast of Oregon. Started collecting cookbooks and learning to cook in August 2014.
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I like to invent and otherwise cook tasty vegetable dishes. I love seasoning and collect herbs. Salad can be interesting! I'm also a big fan of deserts.
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I love to cook with my kids, aged 14 (boy)& 17 (girl). My daughter almost always prepares a dish or two and my son expedites, organizes and helps out. As a family we ask, "how can we do this better?" And everything keeps improving.
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