QMIN Magazine

Ramadan Recipes

Vita Coco Coconut Oil; the little ingredient with lots to give, is set to go coco-nuts this Ramadan!  New on the market, this little jar of wonders can be added to traditional Arabic recipes and provide a healthier cooking alternative for summer.  Organic, 100% raw, extra virgin and cold pressed, it’s the oil with a multitude of usages as well as being a delicious addition to lots of recipes!


Medjool date and pistachio fudge

An ancient Indian sweet, often found piled in pyramids in the sweet shops of Delhi.  A healthy twist on the Arabic date recipe…

Ingredients

  • 100g pistachios
  • 400g  Medjool dates shelled and pitted
  • 75ml Vita Coco Coconut Oil
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Method

Put the pistachios into a food processor and coarsely chop.  Take out three quarters of the nuts and place them in a big bowl to one side. Then grind the remaining quarter into as fine a dust as you can, then tip it out onto another plate.  Check the dates for stones, remove any you find and then put the dates into the food processor along with the Vita Coco Coconut Oil, cinnamon and blend.  It will take a few minutes for the mixture to come together into a dough.

Hala Barghout, UAE, BSC Nutrition & Dietetics says;

Vita Coco Coconut Oil is one of the healthiest oils to cook your food with this Ramadan. Packed with immune boosting antiviral and antibacterial properties, it helps keep your immune system strong under the stress of fasting. Vita Coco Coconut Oil also aids with digestion and can help in burning fat believe it or not – one of the things we worry about during the fasting month!”