Coconuts are pretty amazing.You can make everything from ice cream to curry with their magical goodness. In the winter months, they're especially appealing because who doesn't want a break from the cold? Living in perpetually chilly San Francisco, I can at least pretend I'm not wearing two sweaters by cranking up the heat and making some of the delicious coconut recipes on VegWeb .
Here are a few of my favorites:
Oh, and an awesome coconut fun fact (because I'm a total dork and love stuff like this): coconuts received their name from Portuguese explorers, who first brought them to Europe. The brown and hairy surface of coconuts reminded them of a mythical witch, Coco. When coconuts arrived in England, they retained the coco name and the nut was added. That's coco-nutty! (I crack myself up.)