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Mulled Wine Cupcakes

Mulled Wine Cupcakes

The beautiful Sienna Tse came up with some unusual & delicious cupcakes using Kooky gently dried dragon fruit as cake decoration. Just look at the colour of her treats, aren’t they gorgeous? ❤️For the cupcake📝75g unsalted butter (softened), 100g sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tsp mulled wine syrup, 150ml sour cream, 15g cocoa powder, 175g cake flour, ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp salt, 2 tsp red food colouring First preheat oven at 145C, beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy, add egg and beat again, add in red food colouring, sour cream and mulled wine syrup, sieve in dry ingredients, bake for 22 mins. Finally decorate with Kooky dried dragon fruit. Yummy, enjoy!

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Cop27 in Egypt - Green & Ethical Checklist from The Guardian

Cop27 in Egypt - Green & Ethical Checklist from The Guardian

The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Paris Agreement, was held from 6 to 20 November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.   We were proud to feature in The Guardian Green & Ethical Checklist published during Cop27. As mums and a member of 1% for the Planet, we believe in protecting our future generations. Sustainability is not a choice, it's an obligation! Let's all join forces and make a better planet!

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Multi Award Winning Dried Fruits: Unique Tropical Fruit

Multi Award Winning Dried Fruits: Unique Tropical Fruit

Wow, we won, we still can't believe it!!!   All our fruits are award winners, from The Great Taste Award 2022, Nourish Award 2022, Nourish Kids Award 2022 to Free From Food Award 2022!                            Moments like this make us forget the sleepless nights, the sacrifices and the ongoing battles we all have to face, esp. in this economic climate!   We are very grateful that our Kooky fruits were recognised by the different award panels. Thank you to all judges in all categories!

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Women for Women International: Reason to Celebrate!

Women for Women International: Reason to Celebrate!

There's reason to celebrate! We are filled with pride and are thrilled to celebrate another one of our sponsored sisters, Sarah Davou, as she graduates from Women for Women International's Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme!       Here at Kooky, empowerment lies at the very core of our ethos and we have partnered with Women for Women International. supporting women in war-torn countries as they rebuild their lives, regain financial independence and re-find the person they once were and are meant to be.   Sarah has a truly remarkable story and her grit, determination and passion are truly inspirational. She was orphaned early in life, with poverty necessitating the end of her education and desperation fuelling her marriage to her husband,...

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Kooky Cooks: Dragon Fruit x Pili Nuts Nice Cream

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! 

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First Anniversary Pop-Up Shop

First Anniversary Pop-Up Shop

Pop up dreams do come true, after all!   Our Kooky store has come to life, hosted by the inimitable Natalie Mayfair, we couldn't possibly ask for a more stunning space to peddle our fruity wares - centrally located in Hanover Square, home to a wonderful curation of exquisite products and perfectly Kooky!    We celebrated our one year anniversary with a wonderful prize, won by artist Zekaryas Solomon from Jimmy Choo Academy, who found the golden ticket in one of the limited edition boxes that he bought!       Thank you to all the participants who supported us! You made our 1st year absolutely memorable! 

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Kooky x FareShare: Our Fight against Hunger & Food Waste

Kooky x FareShare: Our Fight against Hunger & Food Waste

Our partnership with FareShare UK is official!    We'll never forget the excitement when our very 1st container of Kooky fruits (about 1 year ago to the day!) was prepped and packed, ready to depart their native Thailand and set sail for British shores. In an unexpected twist of fate however, last year's infamous Suez Canal blockage meant we needed to change our launch campaign almost entirely.   By the time our shipment finally arrived in the UK, there were only 8 months left to their expiry. As a new brand selling lesser-known exotic fruit, it was a daunting task to clear a full container of stock.     Thankfully, the response to our beautifully unusual fruit was overwhelmingly positive and...

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Kooky for the Win at the Free From Food Awards 2022!

Kooky for the Win at the Free From Food Awards 2022!

WE WON! A Silver award for our freeze dried Mangosteen and a Bronze for our freeze dried Mango at this year’s Free From Food Awards #FFFA22! 🎉 It’s a huge moment for us and we’re both honoured and humbled to be included in such an esteemed group of winners. As a relatively new business, this validation means so much to us!We started Kooky with a goal to break barriers, inspire a curiosity for lesser known things and introduce all of you to our beautifully unusual fruit. Today, it feels like we’re 1 step closer.Thank you for your support, for loving our pretty unique fruit and for coming along on our journey. Kooky Munchsters, this is just the beginning! Hold on tight! 💥

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Kooky x Mumble Annual Charity Gala

Kooky x Mumble Annual Charity Gala

Here at Kooky, we love a good party. And even more so when it's for a great cause! Last month, Kooky had the distinct privilege of being an official sponsor of The Mumble Forum Annual Charity Gala, held at the wonderful Lanesborough Hotel.       It was a truly memorable evening, made even better by the £8000+ that was raised! We raised our glasses to celebrate the achievements of many women across various industries, were treated to an informative & impassioned panel discussion on how to #breakthebias and parted with our money for a good cause - to raise funds for Women for Women International and in association with UNWomen #generationequality 🙌🏻       As corporate sponsors of Women for...

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Kooky Stands with Ukraine 🇺🇦

Kooky Stands with Ukraine 🇺🇦

Our hearts are heavy as we contemplate the obscene obliteration of justice that has besieged Ukraine - loss of life, atrocities suffered by women and children, and the unfair destruction of a country with its people forced to flee to seek safety.Yet our spirits are encouraged by the bravery displayed by the Ukrainian people, the solidarity offered by countries around the world and the many selfless sacrifices made by organisations large and small.        Kooky has donated some of our fruit and we encourage you to join us in giving if you are able to. No matter how big or small, any contribution is significant. There are many different avenues to help and if you need some inspiration, please feel...

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Kooky Cooks: Beetroot & Dragon Fruit Brownies

Kooky Cooks: Beetroot & Dragon Fruit Brownies

When mega-talented recipe creator and photographer, Anton @wholesomelivity, kindly offered to whip up a recipe using our Kooky fruit, we obviously agreed with eager anticipation! 💥 Anton’s wonderful creations are sumptuously indulgent, completely plant-based and includes many healthy elements. The icing on the cake? They are all beautifully showcased by his incandescent photography 📸       He produced these delicious Beetroot Dragon Fruit Brownies using our gently dried Dragon Fruit, not only as a decoration, but also to add a hint of ruby-hued brightness and an intense flavour to the brownies 🤤❤️‍🔥   Not only are they a treat for one's sweet tooth, they are also reassuringly healthy - with dragon fruit, beetroot and date syrup as the main...

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Kooky Cooks: Mini Scotch Egg in Dragon Fruit sauce

Kooky Cooks: Mini Scotch Egg in Dragon Fruit sauce

Our resident Kooky Cook and recipe maestro, Marni Xuto, is in the house with an Egg-cellent recipe that is sure to tantalise our tastebuds and awaken our senses 🤤     Her modern take on the classic Scotch egg is indulgent and more-ish, combining earthy spices, luscious legumes, subtle fruity flavours and a decadent runny yolk. Heaven! Perfect as an hors d'oeuvre, brunch or even breakfast. Enjoy! 🤩   🥚 Mini Scotch Egg in Dragon Fruit sauce 🥚 Prep time : 25 minCooking time: 5-6 minServe : 1 starter portionIngredients for Scotch egg: 2            Cooked quail egg (de-shelled)100g      Cooked chickpea100g      Frozen peas20g        Panko breadcrumbs1 tbsp    Plain Flour2 tsp    ...

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Kooky x Give.Help.Share

Kooky x Give.Help.Share

Amanda and Jacqueline, the 2 amazing women behind Give.Help.Share, are on a mission to GIVE children nutritious food, HELP feed families and SHARE food knowledge for a healthier future. The school teachers conduct weekly workshops at various schools and children centres, educating children on the importance of a balanced diet, as well as offering them food bags that comprise of healthy plant-based meal components.       We are pleased and proud to announce that we have partnered with Give.Help.Share, committing to regular contributions of our fruit snacks - guiltless snacking with a host of nutritional benefits, and a much healthier alternative to typical sugar-laden sweets and after-school snack.        In a recent school visit, many children were fascinated by...

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Kooky Cooks: Sweet & Sour Cod (no added sugar)

Kooky Cooks: Sweet & Sour Cod (no added sugar)

There’s a certain festive cheer in the air and as Christmas lurks just round the corner, our Kooky Cook, Marni Xuto, has concocted a delicious recipe that is the perfect dish for the season - warming, indulgent and all round wonderful ⭐️Sumptuous, appetising and beautifully adorned in a velvety vermilion sauce, this dish is tantalisingly sweet with piquant overtones and spicy notes that will have you licking the platter clean! 🍽🤤     Sweet & Sour Cod (no added sugar) 🐠 Serves : 1Prep time: 8 minCooking time: 25 min Ingredients for Cod:120g      Cod loin1 pinch  Salt and pepper3 tbsp    Vegetable oil1 tbsp    Butter1/4 tsp   Lime juice Ingredients for Mango sweet sauce:50g        Onion -...

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Kooky Cooks: Banana & Jackfruit Loaf Cake (with optional Dragon Fruit sauce)

Kooky Cooks: Banana & Jackfruit Loaf Cake (with optional Dragon Fruit sauce)

Chef Marni Xuto is back in the Kooky kitchen and getting into the spirit of the Great British Bake Off! This month, she has whipped up a banana & jackfruit loaf - a delightful recipe that is high in protein, full on flavour and with absolutely no added sugar! 👩‍🍳 Sure to be a crowd pleaser and a hit with the kids, this is one that you’ll want to try.. just in time for Thanksgiving supper too 🍁🧡   Banana & Jackfruit Loaf with Dragon Fruit Sauce (no added sugar!) 💫 Ingredients for Loaf 🍞:125g   Self-raising flour50g     Unsalted butter - melted30g     Kooky Freeze Dried Jackfruit (steep in hot water until soft, then slice)1tbsp  Milk2tsp    Cinnamon2tsp    Vanilla...

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas | Have a Very Kooky Christmas!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas | Have a Very Kooky Christmas!

Are you looking for stocking stuffer ideas for your friends and family? Here, we’ve put together a list of quirky and rustic homemade festive gift ideas.

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Kooky Cooks: Butternut Squash Katsu in Jackfruit Curry

Kooky Cooks: Butternut Squash Katsu in Jackfruit Curry

It’s that time of the month again! ⏰ Chef and #KookyCook extraordinaire @easy.thaifood is back with another of her masterful creations. This one’s an umami bomb and guaranteed to tantalise your tastebuds 💥 🍛 Butternut Squash Katsu in Jackfruit Curry 🍛Serves: 1-2Ingredients for Butternut Squash Katsu:90g Butternut squash (peeled and sliced)50g Panko breadcrumbs25g Plain flour1 Egg (beaten)1 pinch Salt and pepper (to season squash)300ml Oil (for frying)Ingredients for Jackfruit Curry Sauce:24g Kooky jackfruit (soaked in hot water till soft)100g Onion (peeled and cut in chunks)90 ml Water1/2 Avocado1/2 Red Chili (sliced)1 stalk Spring Onion (sliced)3 cloves Garlic (crushed)2 tbsp Vegetable Oil1/2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce1 tsp Nutritional Yeast flakes1/2 tsp Garam Masala1/2 tsp Ground Coriander1/4 tsp Cumin seeds1/4 tsp Ground...

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Why is Sustainable Food Production Important?

Why is Sustainable Food Production Important?

Why is sustainable food production important? This week at I Am Kooky, we’re exploring how we promote healthy eating, whilst also protecting our environment.

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