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Mango Wrap Part 2

This is the sequel to part one of “Mango Wraps”. At this point you have already opened your coconut and scooped out the meat. To view part one click here

Now it is time to work on those mangos:}

Peel, chop, and blend the mangos with the coconut and some spices. {fresh cilantro if you have it} Then spread the mixture on your dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate for about four to six hours.

Flip the wrap and peel off the sheet. You might want to dehydrate some more now with the wrap directly on the screen.

Cut your wraps however you would like, fill them up with any variety of veggies. Carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, avocado. In this batch I even used some of my homemade hummus. Roll them up and enjoy!

For dipping use creamy thai dressing, or any dressing that has flavor and some spice. The sweetness of the wrap goes great with some spicy dipping sauce.

Find mango wraps in everyday raw by Matthew Kenny. These are my favorite!

Mango Wraps Part 1: Opening the Coconut

Mango wraps are one of my favorites! A lot of work goes into them but the rewards are plentiful:}

Part one…opening the coconut. There are other ways of opening a coconut but this is the way I have been doing it. I did not buy any special tools as of yet to open my coconuts. In the future my technique might change.

1. Get your young coconut

2. Cut all the husk around the nut off and find the hole where you will drain the coconut water. The hole will be at the top/bottom of the coconut, you will feel a soft spot that you can literally push in.

3. Drain the coconut water and hydrate yourself:} Coconut water is full of electrolytes, magnesium, potassium and everything healthy.

4. Cut the coconut in half. I use a hacksaw.

5. Admire your beautiful beautiful coconut:}

Scoop out the meat. I keep my coconut halves without the hole, sand them down, and use them as bowls:}

Raw Bithday

March 7th was my birthday! I am thankful for all the beautiful people who have come in and out of my life. All the lessons I have learned that brought me to where I am today.

For my birthday weekend I had a small get together to share some raw food:} I gave a little demonstration on making raw pad thai from the recipe book “Everyday raw” by: Matthew Kenney.

Raw brownies with raw hot fudge also from “Everyday raw”

Nanner was a big help – Thanks Nanner!

I had some more raw food fun but unfortunately I was too late in thinking about taking pictures! Including my raw birthday hazelnut tart! Delicious!

Excalibur Food Dehydrator!

After dabbling with raw food I knew a dehydrator was essential to complete more elaborate recipes. I was on the look out for a medium sized dehydrator with a timer. I did my homework and found this lovely piece of machinery:

Excalibur 3526T in black.

It has a 26 hour timer!

Five trays are perfect for what I need but if you need more you can get a nine tray.

Before my purchase I read many reviews. Now, after having the excalibur for over a year I can add to the many wonderful reviews and say I too LOVE the excalibur!

It fits great on my counter, my food comes out the way it looks in the recipe books and it has square trays {as opposed to round} letting me utilize optimum space. My kitchen would be empty with out you excalibur!

Excalibur Dehydrator

Kale Chips


One bunch kale {I use curley kale}

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

Fresh crushed garlic {I use 3 cloves- LOVE garlic!}

1 tablespoon miso {whatever type you like}

Sea salt to your tasting.

Dash of cayenne


  1. Remove kale from stalks
  2. Massage all ingredients into the kale. {This is my favorite part!}
  3. Let sit at least one hour.
  4. Put on dehydrator trays and dehydrate over night.
  5. Eat eat eat! These are very crunchy! You can even dip them in some vinegar!

I save the beautiful stalks and use for juicing the next day!

Happy snacking!

Mango Wraps

This Mango Wrap is from “Everyday Raw” By: Matthew Kenney. One of our favorites- the combination of the sweet and spicy makes it truly delicious!

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