Welcome to Coconut & Lime! I'm Rachel Rappaport, 7th generation Baltimorean, food lover turned recipe developer and dog owner.
I develop recipes for General Mills. Look for them on the Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Live Better America, and Yoplait websites.
I've also developed recipes for Dole, the National Mango Board, OXO, the Shrimp Council, Eastern Fish Company, CajunCrawfish.com, Love Beets, Vlasic, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and McCormick among other national companies and brands.
I am a contributor to Parade.com. Check my posts out here!
My newest cookbook, Cooking with Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce: Delicious Recipes That Bring the Heat is due out October 17, 2014 and is available for pre-order now.
My first cookbook, the Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook features 300 new recipes from a wide range of cuisines and absolutely no canned soup. It is shipping out now from Amazon.com and is available in bookstores worldwide.
My second cookbook, the Everything Whole Foods Cookbook, featuring 300 new recipes using whole ingredients, is available in stores and online now.
I contributed recipes and wrote the opening chapters to The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes and The Big Book of Vegetarian Recipes
I contributed several recipes to Good Bite Weeknight Meals: Delicious Made Easy and Ramps: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail which are available now!
A few more facts about me:
I co-hosted the 2010 McCormick Spice Flavor Forcast webshow with Top Chef's Richard Blais.
I was on a reality show hosted by Andrew Dan-Jumbo.
I organized Baltimore's First Cupcake Camp and several Baltimore Food Blogger meet ups.
I did a live cooking segment about bananas on Fox 45 Baltimore on behalf of Dole.
I talked about rhubarb on NPR.
I judged the Ghirardelli chocolate contest at the Maryland State Fair.
I love to can and create new recipes using what I canned.
I don't eat ketchup, pumpkin pie or cantaloupe.
I love hearing from readers! E-mail me with any questions.
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