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 recipe developer and blogger. I actually have a BA in Urban History and MA in Education. I started Coconut & Lime in 2004 (11 years ago!!) 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, and cookbook author .
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, La Paloma Gourmet, Hidden Valley Ranch and McCormick among other national companies and brands.