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Years ago, when I was in India, I spent some time in the town of Dharamsala. It was a welcome respite from India’s chaos and overstimulation. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dharamsala is where the Tibetan government in exile is based, and there is a large community of Tibetan refugees who have made […]


  • Nicole - I’ve just started to get into coffee and the bulletproof coffee intrigues me! I love this frothy and beautiful version.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - It is my favorite thing ever. :)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - This is such a neat recipe!! Love this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kasey - Wow, I don’t even like coconut, but your description of this coffee sounds heavenly. Beautiful writing about the event, too…It is amazing how our emotions can be triggered by a memory of taste.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Thank you, Kasey! The coconut flavor is subtle – there’s also a faint fragrance of coconut, but I’m a coconut freak. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - What a powerful piece of writing Kimberley; thank you for sharing your memories and stories with us.ReplyCancel

  • Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table - I appreciate the beautiful story, especially as it makes me more excited to try coconut butter coffee. I have honestly never understood this trend, and wasn’t quite looking forward to trying it, either… But your recipe makes it sound honest and beautiful. Thank you for this!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - I had the same reaction to this trend too, so I especially appreciate hearing this. Thanks Ksenia!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Was just about to make a latte before I read this, but as I love coconut I am now off to make a coconut coffee instead – I don’t have butter, only hard oil, which doesn’t look too different to your photos, fingers crossed.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Coconut oil totally works! And who knew that an immersion blender can essentially make a latte? It’s my favorite thing.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - This is SO happening. Whipping up some coconut butter, STAT!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Next, I need to make my own coconut butter.ReplyCancel

  • cynthia - This is such a beautiful post, Kimberley. Thank you for sharing, and for this gorgeous coconut butter coffee — I can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Melisa - Normally I don’t like coffee, but I’m definitely going to try this out! X


  • RIa - How do you make the coconut butter? I would love this coffee!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Hi Ria! You can actually buy coconut butter at most health food stores, and I believe that Trader Joe’s carries it now too. You can substitute coconut oil as well, which is more readily available.ReplyCancel

  • Gaby - This looks like a fantastic coffee, love that you used coconut butter!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - This beautiful post inspired me to make coconut butter from scratch for the first time yesterday (it was so easy!) and now I have this delicious frothy thing in front of me. Thank you! Having something to look forward to in the morning is pretty much the only way I get out of bed, and this is perfect.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - I love that! I still have not made it from scratch (apart from one failed attempt that overheated my food processor.) It is exactly what I need to feel enthused in the morning too. A revolution!ReplyCancel

  • Kirstie - Your writing is so moving. The photographs are beautifully inspiring and light and you’ve created an amazing feeling around your ritual. I need to try this. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Thank you so much, Kristie! I couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful response. It’s appreciated. :)ReplyCancel

  • thefolia - Wow that sounds like quite the experience…the things we take for granted :(ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I like your cooking blog! Check out my blog too! Let’s connect!


  • Aimee - How much milk do you think you use?ReplyCancel

  • Djaniella - YUM! Wow this looks super delicious :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE coffee and have never heard of the use of coconut butter. Does it substitute as the sweetener for the coffee?ReplyCancel

  • Tarin Lindsey - This CREAMY COCONUT BUTTER COFFEE recipe looks delicious and yummy. Your ingredients is good with perfect background. I have to make this and share it with my friends. I am so excited to prepare this recipe.Thanks for this recipe I learned a lot. GREAT!


  • Wei - I think my mind exploded just from reading the title. This looks so amazing! Your photos are always so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - I prefer using coconut cream and coconut oil in my coffee, but I love the idea of using an emersion blender. I’ve been using my stand blender, but recently noticed that the hot coffee might be affecting one of the seals. A wide mouth jar and hand blender is the perfect solution. Especially since both me and my husband like blending our coffee. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Ronoh Robert - Can tea be used as alternative for coffee?ReplyCancel

  • martin - this drink is inspired by such a sad story, feeling almost sad as i drink it.ReplyCancel

  • paul - between tea and coffee I will always go for coffee.ReplyCancel

  • tabby - just stumbled on to your blog.So happy.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy - Thanks for sharing. Really nice.ReplyCancel

  • Tools of Chefs - Beautiful story Kimberley! Sad that not much has changed for the Tibetans since that tragic incident.

    Also your pictures are simply breathtaking!

    Question regarding the recipe. Do you think it would be ok to use Soy milk instead of an Almond or Coconut milk? Not sure if it might mix up the flavors too much?


  • Jarvis - very nice i like the looks of themReplyCancel

  • DrinkOfTheGods - This stuff is amazing! I drink it almost every morning, but especially if I need to study or push my brain. It really gets your brain going in amazing ways. Better short-term memory, enhanced awareness, I stay full and I feel great!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - I do wonder what yak butter tastes like…I suppose nothing at our local stores even comes close to it…I am going to investigate how that tea is made in Tibet…it sounds fascinating.

    That is a sad story and, unfortunately, one that repeats itself all over the world every day…maybe even as I write these lines.

    Thanks for the post. I have all the ingredients that you mention at hand and I also have my Chemex coffee maker all ready to go…I will try this recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Best pediatrician in Dubai - super recipe. will try this today itself.ReplyCancel

  • Niña - I searched for coffee and coconut butter since I didn’t have coconut oil on hand then found your post. Lovely writing and my cup of coffee +coconut butter + coconut milk came out really nice. Thank youReplyCancel

Every year, without fail, March inspires me to garden. It caught me off guard a few weeks ago, that desire. Because this year, my summer feels so up in the air. I am ready to move, out of the city, but where to, exactly, remains a little uncertain. So I made a deal with myself: […]


  • Therese - this looks so fresh and amazing :) truly inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - This is my first year of gardening and I can absolutely relate to everything you’ve said here (apart from the fact that I’m 99% sure that I’ve managed to kill my salad leaves…). There’s something in that greenness which is so grounding. Good luck with whatever is on the horizon for you this summer. I look forward to seeing where the wind takes you.ReplyCancel

  • Teeny Red Cabin - I don’t think this bowl of goodies could look any more beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - It’s funny how gardens can bring so much to the surface. They’re all about place, embracing and investing in where we are, and when things are up in the air, it’s hard to feel grounded (sorry, I usually avoid puns.) It’s so nice that you decided to get something going in your garden, even with change in the air. Here’s hoping you land somewhere great in the months ahead, and in the meantime, may every salad be as bountiful as this beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Yin and Yolk - I am incredibly jealous of your garden. I live in the city and every year I tell myself that this is the year to sign up for a community garden space so I can experience what you’re describing. The salad looks amazing and so enticing.ReplyCancel

  • dishing up the dirt - Love this salad and love this post. Cheers to the dirt and all the beautiful things that grow in it.ReplyCancel

  • kristie {birch and wild} - Everything you feel about gardening, I feel too. I love to sit in my garden in the evening with some tea, until the sun slips behind the trees.
    This is a beautiful salad with an incredible array of flavors. I have roasted radishes, but I have never cooked them in butter. That sounds so good.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Brown - Such a beautiful post, Kimberley! I feel the same way about my tiny little apartment-sized garden. It really soothes me and roots me and nourishes me in such unexpected ways! I agree that one of my most favorite things about the summer is walking outside just before dusk, digging my hands into the dirt, and then sitting barefoot, drinking a glass of wine and watching the sun set with a good book or magazine in hand! Such perfection, really! I just wrote a post over on my site about how I’m currently cleaning out my freezer of the many herbs I froze last season to prepare for my spring garden too! Best of luck with your move and with your new plantings :)ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - Such beautiful pics! I am all for using lentils in food, they’re one of my favorites and easy to get a hold of. I unfortunately only have room to grow herbs in my garden, no big veggies, so I’m a little jealous of the great things you’ve got!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel (Tasty Thailand) - Wow, this not only looks like it’s going to taste amazing but it’s also incredibly beautiful. Can’t wait to try this. And I love lentils – just never think of serving them with a salad :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Waters - Oh, Babe I hear you in so many ways. Do you think we could have a dinner at my place not this, but next Saturday night? I think that’s the 18th?ReplyCancel

  • Ian - This looks like such a nice balance of textures, colors and flavors. Will have to try this to see how they come together. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • VeggieTown - It looks beautiful, tasty and simple. Just the way I like it! I would love a bowl of that.ReplyCancel

  • Shamit Khemka - Its really amazing to see an recipe which really touch my heart and which is salad recipe .
    Appreciate for your efforts .ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - This looks delicious. There is nothing like connecting with food…you can taste everything…including that good soil you hauled up the stairs!

    We need to tell more stories to connect people with real food. Farm to Table Adventures will hit the road to explore what we eat…one farm, one ingredient at a time. It will be quite an adventure. I hope you will take a peek and spread the word if you enjoy our tasty tale. http://f2ta.comReplyCancel

  • Clementine Buttercup - I love puy lentil salads.The flavour is earthy and rich and it holds so much flavour.ReplyCancel

  • Jane - Love your photos! But your recipe is better. I love blogs with nice photos and great recipes. your lentil salad looks great. I’m gonna try to make one for myself, i’m eating more healthy and organic food and try to avoid fastfood and processed food.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - Thanks for the inspiration and motivation! Very well written. I will share this.!!ReplyCancel

  • Edify - Hi,Im Edify and Im a chinese.I have read your article in my country’s Internet.Its shock me a lot.And I like your attitude about life.Keep going.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - This is a great recipe. SOOOOO delicious.
    Thank you so much for sharing it! Simple and fresh tasting.ReplyCancel

  • Dorcas Nduati - Gardening in spring is a joy. They are long evenings. Wow nice article.ReplyCancel

  • Ronoh Robert - Looking nice and appealing. no giving up.ReplyCancel

  • Esther - Wao…this looks beautiful and delicious. Thank you for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • Paige - What a beautiful post. There’s nothing better than eating foods you’ve grown yourself. I love that this recipe is easy, healthy and delicious. What a great summer dish. Thank you for sharing your recipe!ReplyCancel

  • paul - I agree with Paige. There’s nothing better than eating foods you’ve grown yourself. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • ps - This has just made me salivate. In fact i will try this.
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Mikes Kocholla - I like kitchen garden and home grown vegetables i have been looking forward to have a garden though staying in town to have such an amazing experience.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I love homegrown vegetables. Thanks for the recipe. Keep upReplyCancel

  • - wow! i love the way you presented this gorgeous salad. all flavors seem to be working perfectly together! being very interested in brain food, i can say this dish is the perfect one to boost one’s brain. asparagus, radish, lentils, eggs, parsley… just the perfect braingredients! can’t wait to try this recipe! thank you.ReplyCancel

I have always loved to cook. When I was a teenager, I would roast vegetables in the oven late at night, fascinated by the transformative process, and by the magic of learning to feed oneself. In my first home away from where I grew up, my roommates and I would hold weekly dinner parties. How […]


  • cynthia - This is so beautifully written — you’ve captured the wonderful things about food and its ability to bring us together so vividly and poignantly. Thanks for sharing the Munchery love!ReplyCancel

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health - what a neat concept. its totally okay with order in and not stress about homecooked meals all the time.ReplyCancel

  • jamie - Those dinner parties were the best…ReplyCancel

  • Shaguna and Kaylee - Wow, I hope to create such a warm and inviting environment in my home one day around food.

  • Christopher - These photos are amazing! You really captured the intimacy of a nice, chill dinner with friends. Munchery looks like they have great variety and really quality ingredients.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Brandes - This is a terrific blog. The pics are gorgeous and the foods look simply delicious. I love the concept of this restaurant (store?) and wonder if you know a similar one in Toronto?
    Thanks-will continue to read your blog-loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Bob Walters - You continue to impress with your photography and narrative and this portrayal of friends and food sure inspires me to give this a try. The Munchery dishes look fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Norma Stafford - I love your blogs, have posted comments a few times, but couldn’t let this one pass me by! There’s nothing more comfortable than spur of the moment meals with friends at home! Don’t worry about cleaning the house–friends don’t mind. But, often the problem is not having the ingredients for the meal and not wanting to go grocery shopping! This blog presents us with the perfect solution! I need to check to see if this service is available in San Diego…or Munchery should expand to us! The photos (as usual) are beautiful….made me hungry! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • kristie {birch and wild} - This is a gorgeous post. All of the meals look delicious and nourishing. It looks like they have so many options!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - Beautiful pictures here! I love the food here – especially the desserts look divine.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - Thank you of sharing, this is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - Dazzling photos. Very entertaining to read and surely educational;
    even for those who are well-versed in making it.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - very attractive pictures with beautifully description you share i really become you fan on food matters you rocks and if there is star option, from my end always i give 5 star for your efforts and for give us always new fresh taste.ReplyCancel

  • Ann-Louise - What joy! I just visited your site for the first time and I just can’t stop wondering where have you been all my life (well at least the past 10 years of following blogs…). Thank you for a beautiful blog which I’m going be spending most of my weekend on, drooling over the pictures…ReplyCancel

  • Tito - good read, enjoyed itReplyCancel

  • Cavs - Your blog is always a great work of recipes captured in beautiful pictures. I love reading your posts and visiting your blog. Thank you for the great work.ReplyCancel

  • Alice - Delicious… Wow, I hope to create such a warm and inviting environment in my home one day around food.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy - I love this blog, i can’t hesitate to visit it for the recipes. Thanks alot.ReplyCancel