Friday, February 27, 2009

Favourite Coconut Flour Recipe Competition

At Nui we believe that food should not only be healthful and nourishing but look and taste sensational aswell. Nui’s coconut flour can add great nutritional benefits to your meals as well as delicious coconut flavour.

You can substitute 15-25% of the flour in some recipes adding a little more liquid to compensate for coconut flour’s "thirstiness".
So get creative and see how you can add the powerful health benfits of Nui coconut products to your daily meals.
The top ten recipes received will be rewarded with 500g of coconut flour and we’ll send the winner a selection from Nui’s skin care range. Send your recipes to ...

add fibre, protein and flavour...
Coconut flour is made from ground coconut meat and is an excellent high-fibre, gluten free alternative to wheat. In fact it has the highest fibre content of any flour. The very low concentration of digestible carbohydrates in coconut flour makes it an excellent choice for those who must restrict their carbohydrate intake. Coconut flour can be used to make breads, cakes, pies, and other baked goods.

Ingredients -
4 eggs
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup chopped dates
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 pinch sea salt
1/2 tsp low allergy baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup choped walnuts
Method -
Pre heat oven to 170°. Combine eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, oil and coconut milk together and blend. Add mashed banana and dates and blend lightly so as not to fully puree the dates and bananas. In a mixing bowl combine coconut flour, almond meal, spices and baking powder. Mix well. Add blended wet ingredients to the dry mix and stir thoroughly. Fold in the chopped walnuts. Spoon mixture into a loaf tin greased well with coconut oil. Bake in 160° - 170° oven for 60-90 mins until cooked through. Allow to cool for 20 mins before sliding a knife around edge of tin and turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Economic Stimulus Package

Wow - You might be thinking right now "hhm a lot of money has just been thrown on a very big bushfire in order to motivate us all to go out and spend!" Or your just thinking - "Yippee $900 bucks to spend!"

Well spare a thought for our pacific neighbours who on top of struggling with Sea Level rises and severe depreciations in their currencies, have had their largest industry (Tourism) decimated by "the lack of confidence". And too right none of us want to take holidays right now because as the old adage goes. People who holiday in a recession end up with No Job!

So again our South Pacific Communities find they are relying on subsistance and agriculture to sustain their families and their society and culture while ever the temptation is to uproot and head for the Big Smoke.

You might not be planning a long holiday in the tropics this year but why not indulge yourself with some of our luxurious 100% virgin coconut oil and grab a friend to rub it in. At the very least you'll feel like you just stepped out of a tropical Island Spa and you'll be helping keep bread on the table of a family in the pacific.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Invest in Abundance

I start this post with a question! Can a Brand build a social asset, providing revenue, security, investment and interaction for it's stakeholders with the emphasis on social development, economic and environmental sustainability and Living Fairly?

As we step into 2009 we have come the full circle of realisation that what we set out to do with nui was change the way conscious purchasing decisions are made by building an infrastructure to make the process of bringing lovingly produced products to customers all around the world. We are now 90% there. We built the back end, our 10000 communities in the pacific and we built a network owned and operated by them in the field.

Now we need to move the next step to make real our dream of linking 10000 community producers with 1 million Nui generation customers. What we have now is a great range of product to create revenue for our producers, investors and for you the customer. What we need to move forward is investment in build the front end infrastructure, the customer base and we need help to talk and network and promote our story. We built a beautiful bridge now we need to lay the road base so communities and customers can freely move across.

If you believe that we should build a fairer system to trade, if you believe that we as western consumers owe an environmental debt to our neighbours in the pacific or if you would just like to be more informed about your purchasing choices then there are a number of things you can do.

1) We are building a systems of verification, a track and trace, if you like so that every product is coded and that code automatically brings up the contribution of purchasing that product has made to the social, environmental and economic improvement of the livelihoods of our community stakeholders. A)Through the foundations 2% transaction fee and B)through the direct contribution of raw materials into the finished product.
Lets not beat around the bush - to do this we need Cash - either by way of donation or investment, Our company is open for all Australians to invest. From parcels of $1000, We are selling 33% of the company has been set aside for private investment to raise funds to build our brand equity. 33% of the company will be held in trust by the NUI Foundation and the generated funds will be independently managed to invest in real improvements in the livelihoods of our pacific neighbours. The other 1/3 is owned by our processing partner African pacific to help build it's capacity in providing organic certification and improve processing methods and the quality of our products. If your interested in a prospectus please email for more details.

2) We need talented people - with passion about the pacific and fair trade and organic production, people in media, pr, marketing, food and health and especially, programming web design and database management. People prepared to give a little or a lot of their time to build this asset. This is not a job add it's a call for investment in time and talent to the Cause.
Anybody can help so call 1300 667 668

3) Transactions fuel the economic system and our current revenue stream is to sell 100% organic body, beauty and food products that give you the unique benefits of virgin coconut oil and Cacao.
Please if you've got a few bucks to spend on a friend, our products make exceptional gifts, so visit, join up and get great deals and discounts on our products and learn a little more about the issues facing our generation.

Join the Nui Generation - Live Fair