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Bottoms Up! Let's drink to Kooky!
One of the best things about dried fruit is its versatility. Our Kooky Munchsters already know that our fruit can be added to breakfast bowls, smoothies and bakes for a boost of colour and pop of flavour. They can even be used in savoury cooking for that unexpected dose of umami! But did you know that our pretty unique fruit are also the perfect addition to cocktails (and mocktails!)? Earlier this year, our gently dried dragon fruit was used as the ultimate garnish in Club Soda's house cocktail of the month, How Do I Leaf Without You? A blend of kombucha, rosehip and hibiscus syrup, this was a vibrant, alcohol-free concoction, in line with the establishment's goal to...
FODMAPS: More than a Gut Feeling
FODMAPs are all the rage at the moment but what exactly are they? FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols) are actually a group of sugars that aren't completely digested or absorbed in our intestines and have earned themselves a bad name amidst the IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) community. Magical Mangosteen breakfast bowl by Saskia They move slowly in the small intestine, attracting water. And when they move into the large intestine, they are fermented by gut bacteria, producing gas. It is this extra water and gas that cause the intestinal wall to stretch and expand, resulting in pain and discomfort, especially in IBS sufferers who are already predisposed to a highly sensitive gut and slow motility...
Eat a Rainbow: Colour Me Kooky!
We've always heard about the benefits of eating a rainbow but what exactly does that involve? To put it simply, it basically means maintaining a diet that includes a wide range of fruits and vegetables. Plants contain a range of pigments, or phytonutrients, which give them their colour and different colours correspond to specific nutrients and health benefits. Interestingly, almost ALL studies show numerous benefits from eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables, with literally no downsides! By incorporating a variety of colour in your diet, you're giving your body an array of vitamins, minerals and phytochemical, which is great for health. Here at Kooky, we love living life in technicolour and that...
Kooky Breakfast Bowls: The Best Way to Start your Day!
January is always a tough month – we’re reeling from Christmas festivities and winter has started to lose its charm. The dark, cold days and frosty mornings certainly do nothing for the chill in our bones! If you’re looking for something to take the edge off and replace that with a bit of tropical sunshine, look no further. Warming Mango Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Bowl by Ki @kis.kitchen_ What we have truly enjoyed since founding Kooky, is seeing the incredible breakfast bowls that our Kooky Cooks and Kooky Munchsters have created! Warming and nutritious, we can’t think of a more wholesome way to start the day. It doesn’t matter if you’re Team Oats or Porridge Platoon, you can...
Mulled Wine Cupcakes
Tis' the season to be jolly and there's no better way to load up on some Christmas cheer! The lovely Sienna Tse whipped up with some mouth-watering, mind-blowing cocoa cupcakes, which she topped with Kooky gently dried dragon fruit! We love how she got creative and added a festive twist by using mulled wine and cinnamon for that hint of spice 🎄 The recipe is easy to follow and promises to be a hit with everyone! For Cupcakes:75g unsalted butter (softened)100g sugar2 eggs2 tsp mulled wine syrup150ml sour cream15g cocoa powder175g cake flour½ tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda¼ tsp salt2 tsp natural red food colouring Method:1. Preheat oven to 145C2. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy3. Add egg...
Kooky Cooks: Dragon Fruit x Pili Nuts Nice Cream
Uber talented recipe creator, photography extraordinaire and multi-tasking maestro, Anton @wholesomelivity, has been busy getting Kooky in the kitchen! We've also jumped on the Dragon Fruit dessert craze and Anton has concocted a wonderful no-churn ice cream that's simply made from pili nuts, coconut milk and our gently dried dragon fruit - all lavishly drenched in indulgent vegan chocolate! Deeply satisfying, undeniably impressive and absolutely sumptuous, this dairy-free dessert is a sure way to up your ante - while keeping things healthy! - in the sweet treat sweepstakes! Check out the full video HERE!
Simple and Healthy Snacks to Make When You're Busy or On-the-Go
We know how busy life can be, so we’ve listed some super simple and healthy snacks for when you’re busy and on-the-go to save you time and keep you healthy!
Gently-Dried Fruit vs Freeze-Dried Fruit: What's the Difference?
Here at Kooky, we love all of our delicious dried fruit snacks equally, but do you know the difference between our gently-dried fruit vs freeze-dried fruit?
I Am Kooky Branding: Empowerment and Diversity
Welcome to Kooky! This week, we’re taking a look at how the tiger has helped us convey a powerful message within our I Am Kooky branding.
Welcome to Kooky! | Healthy Freeze-Dried and Gently-Dried Fruit
Welcome to Kooky: launching our unique line of freeze-dried fruit and gently-dried fruit, with diversity, culture, and acceptance at the core of our values.
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