👩🍳 Chef Marni Xuto @easy.thaifood is back with a special recipe that she’s developed just for us Kooky Munchsters 🐯 This wonderful curry, which incorporates our delicious freeze dried mangosteen, is bound to be a crowd pleaser, with a masterful marriage of sweet and spicy flavours 🌶 Check out the recipe below, have a go and tag us in your creations!⚡️ 🔥 Prawns and Mangosteen Curry 🔥 Serves: 2Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 15-18 minutes Ingredients 🦐🌱:150g Raw king prawns - peeled36g Kooky Freeze Dried Mangosteen15g Basil10g Kaffir lime leaf3g Basil leaf400ml Thai or Organic coconut milk100ml Vegetable oil50ml Hot water2 tbsp Thai red curry paste1 tsp Honey...
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?
How is freeze-dried fruit made? This week, we’re taking you behind the scenes of Kooky to find out more about the process of how our delicious freeze-dried fruit is made.
I knew there must have been some sort of sorcery behind freeze dried fruit when it was the only way my fussy toddler would consume his 5 a day. Fruit averse, he would happily crunch on freeze dried mango and even ask for more – music to my mummy ears! This, however, is more than hocus pocus. It is a Sciencey magic called Lyophilisation, first deployed by the clever folk at NASA who needed a lightweight, portable, nutrient rich food for its astronauts. Apart from munching them whole, we also like to add our freeze dried fruit to our breakfast muesli, bake with them and more recently, steep them in hot water like you would a tea and Abracadabra! The...
Here at Kooky, we understand the importance of living well and supporting the planet. So, this week, we’re looking at the benefits of a sustainable diet.
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.
Just like co-founders, Aline and Deena, Kooky’s selection of fruit have truly international roots. While the product range is specially sourced in Thailand, they actually have global origins. Jackfruit is native to South India while dragon fruit is borne of the cactus plant and is originally from Mexico and Central America. Many botanists believe the mangosteen had its origins in Malaysia or Indonesia. Bananas and mangoes probably need no introduction and different varieties, with varied taste profiles, can now be sourced from many countries, ranging from Spain to Africa!
When testing our products on friends and family, we soon realised that kids were some of our biggest fans. Many of the younger ones were incredulous that they were actually eating fruit. ‘But it’s like a chip!’ ‘It fizzes on my tongue!’ ‘How can this be chewy and crunchy at the same time?’ As mums who were often greeted by ravenous pre-tweens after school, we were merely looking to incorporate some variety in their snacking habits. Our daughters and their friends suddenly preferred the deep chew of dried banana to a gummy bear, and chose the airy crunch of freeze dried mangosteen over a clawingly sweet meringue. But it was perhaps when my son actually chose a dried dragon fruit...
Kooky is an adjective, born in 1959, by American English teenagers, possibly as a shortening of the word cuckoo. It is now defined, in the Cambridge Dictionary, when related to a person as strange in his or her appearance or behaviour, especially in a way that is interesting. Crazy, funky, odd, peculiar or unconventional are all synonyms of kooky. This perfectly defines our range of tropical fruit which come with their own unusual, quirky and uniquely beautiful look!
Not only does freeze-dried fruit pack a punch in terms of flavour and texture, it's also great to chomp on whilst on-the-go. Here are some benefits of freeze-dried fruit and why it's taking the snack world by storm! The Benefits of Freeze-Dried Fruit Freeze-dried fruit retains the original vitamins, nutrients and natural enzymes far better than other forms of drying or preservation; Due to the removal of water in the dehydration process, freeze-dried fruit is more concentrated in vitamins, nutrients and all the good stuff; Has a longer and more stable shelf life than fresh fruit; Easily combined with other food; can be added to cereals, porridges, puddings, desserts and also used in baking; Light and...
Ingredients for the salad:Iceberg lettuce, spring onions, a small tin of sweet corn, carrots, cherry tomatoes, Romano peppers, Kooky dragon fruits Preparation ca. 15-20 minutes:1. Chop & slice all ingredients according to your mood & creativity... your mixed salad is done with a natural purple touch!2. Add some grilled chicken breast for a well-balanced & healthy meal!!!
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