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Pura Vida Pantry – Coconut Oil & Cookbooks

Pura Vida Pantry is a sweet little outdoor restaurant in Herradura that serves vegetarian, vegan, and raw cuisine.  I’ve been following their facebook page for quite some time now but hadn’t made it over to check them out until now.  I don’t want to tell you too much about Cassidy, Paul, and their awesome little spot because I plan to go back again very soon, so I can give them a proper review when we have the time to actually eat what I hear is some crazy delicious food!  For now, I want to share about the cookbooks and coconut oil I purchased while there.

Sweet, sweet coconut oil, how I’ve missed you.  When you move to a different country and are still figuring out where to buy those special things that make life more wonderful, it’s always such a treat when you finally do.  I now have ‘dealers’ all over this coast.  The woman I get my fluoride free sea salt and toothpaste from.  The farmer guy I get my chia seeds from.  And now, my coconut oil gal.

Coconut Oil

For lunch, I made the Ensalada Fiesta and Avocado Cilantro dressing out of the Living Recipes for An Awakened Lifestyle cookbook.  I won’t give away Cassidy’s recipes here because she sells the e-book versions online worldwide.  So if you’re interested, I highly recommend you check them out!   My teenagers had their heads buried in them all afternoon, deciding what they want to try first.  What I love most about them is how much of Cassidy’s sunshiny personality is sprinkled throughout the books with beautiful quotes and messages.  She poured her passion into these pages and it shows!


Now, for my lunch.  Prepare to drool, my friends…

ensalada fiesta

For the dressing, I got to try out my new super cute mini food processor.  I haven’t found a full sized one yet but for now, this little bad boy does the trick!

mini food processor

Here she is, all dressed and ready to devour.  mmm…

avocado cilantro dressing

You guys.  The textures… the flavors… the colors.  CrAzY good!!!  So looking forward to going back there.

As a token of my gratitude for the Pura Vida Pantry and all they do to promote love and health in Costa Rica, I give them (and you!) baby opossum squeeze hugs.  awwww

baby opossum

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