Welcome to Coconut & Lime! I'm Rachel Rappaport, 7th generation Baltimorean, food lover turned recipe developer and dog owner.
A little bit about me:
I wasn't always a food writer and recipe developer. I actually have a BA in Urban History and MA in Education. I started Coconut & Lime in 2004 as a way to keep track of recipes I made and to share them with friends. I am now a full time recipe blogger, professional recipe developer, food columnist, cookbook author and amateur food photographer.
All of the recipes that appear on this site are my own original recipes created right here in my small kitchen in Baltimore City. No recipes from magazines, newspapers, books or blogs ever appear on Coconut & Lime.
And, yes, we actually eat the food I made, normally about 2 minutes after I snap a picture!
I've also developed recipes for Dole, the National Mango Board, OXO, the Shrimp Council, Eastern Fish Company, CajunCrawfish.com, Love Beets, Bahlsen, Vlasic, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Hellman's/Best Foods, Lipton, Lay's, Musselman's Apple Butter, and McCormick among other national companies and brands.