Dispatches from Paradise

Macadamia Nut Whipped Cream

Macadamia Nut Whipped Cream

Whipped cream that's vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free...need I say more?

The Macadamia Nut Whipped Cream recipe is for all the whipped cream lovers out there. On a nutritional level, macadamia nuts are manganese powerhouses. Manganese has some beauty-causing reactions on a cellular level for our bodies. It helps initiate the production of our skin and joint loving friend, collagen. It also helps our mitochondria (powerhouse of the cells) work better - hello, metabolism.


  • 1 cup of Macadamia Nuts (chopped or halved)
  • 1 cup of Coconut Milk (creamier the better)
  • 3 tablespoons of Sweetener (your choice - honey, agave nectar or sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Pure Vanilla Extract (or a scraping from the inside of a vanilla bean pod...divinity!)
  • Pinch of salt


Combine all above in a high-speed blender until homogenized (fully incorporated ingredients). Add 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil. Blend again until smooth and dollop away! Please note: this is an extremely high-calorie food, so you can't eat the whole bowl, but at least you won't have a tummy ache if you are sensitive to dairy.

Props to Carmella's Sunny Raw Kitchen (thesunnyrawkitchen.blogspot.com) for inspiring us to make our own modified version of her genius recipe and thank you, Linus Pauling Institute (www.lpioregonstate.edu) for the wealth of information on manganese.

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Huliau Food and Film Festival

Chef Maja was a featured event chef at the 2017 Huliau Food and Film Festival. The festival features multiple chef-run farm-to-table stations, and a cash bar of 100% locally-produced cocktails, beer and wine. Guests enjoy live music, a silent auction, and a food-themed student film contest. All funds raised benefit Maui Huliau Foundation’s environmental education programs for Maui youth. Visit the event website.

Chef Maja Liotta of Lilikoi Creations Huliau Food & Film Festival 2017
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