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Tricia’s fabulous Primed Laing

A special thanks to Tricia Noel for this fabulous Primed Laing recipe.


  • From Primed Patricia Noel 


    1st extraction from 2 grated coconuts (coco cream)

    2nd extraction from 2 grated coconuts (coco milk)

    Dried gabi leaves.

    Chopped onion, garlic, ginger.

    Salt and pepper, to taste



    1. Place coconut milk in a pan and reduce until about half in volume. You can start seasoning mildly with salt and pepper at this point. When reduced, place dried gabi leaves together with chopped onion, garlic and ginger. Allow this to rehydrate the veggies. The dried gabi leaves should about double in size.

    2. Right before taking this off the fire, add the coconut cream to make the laing richer. This should be about 1/2 to at most a cup of coconut cream, depending on how much gabi leaves you have (of course you can add more coconut cream depending on your preferred consistency). Cook the coconut cream for about 3 minutes or until the laing thickens up.

    Optional: – add siling labuyo (bird’s eye chilli) before serving for heat – add cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp after adding coconut cream (because we love our DHA) – I imagine it might be good to add lemongrass to the coconut milk as well together with the onion, garlic and ginger. I’d try making this without the lemongrass first though. I like simple, clean flavors.

  • We get our dried gabi leaves from the Centris sunday market in Quezon City 😊

    Coconut Milk1

    Some of the other amazing dishes prepared by talented Chef Tricia.

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Primed Banana Heart with Home-made Coconut Milk

Populations That Eat a LOT of Coconut Are Among The Healthiest People on The Planet

The best example of such a population is the Tokelauans, which live in the South Pacific. They eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts and are the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world. These people are in excellent health, with no evidence of heart disease.

I recently learned about Delia (pictured below and looking excellent for 56 years young) who’s grandparents Filamina and Juan Costovo who lived to 100 plus each in the city of Tacloban on the island of Leyte, Eastern Visayas in the Philippines. Farmer's Market

Filamina and Juan ate a lot of coconut products like Coconut Milk, lots of fresh vegetables (especially malunggay), eggs and seafood. Most of these items are high in quality saturated fats. Here is one of their favorite dishes of Banana Heart cooked with Home-made Coconut Milk.

Banana Heart ingreients

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Primed Home-made Coconut Flour – Healthy, Inexpensive and Easy to Make

The Primed Lifestyle involves quite a few dishes using coconut milk, flour and oil. The best quality and least expensive way to get the coconut milk and flour is by yourself. It is easy, inexpensive and good exercise! Here’s how:

Go To Your Local Farmer’s Market Like Cubao

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