My kids are sick this week.
Really sick. . .with the kind of bug that causes a Mom to stay by their side from 1-4am simply to provide comfort.
I don't like my kids to consume dairy when they have a stomach bug, as the enzymes that digest dairy are the first to disappear when a bad stomach illness hits.
My kids' favorite comfort food is vanilla pudding, and I've finally mastered a simple, creamy, nutritious pudding that is deliciously nurturing.
Vanilla Paleo Coconut Milk Pudding
1 can coconut milk (not fat-free)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 c. agave syrup
1/4 t. salt
3T arrowroot powder (cornstarch can be substituted if necessary)
3T cold water
1/2 t. vanilla
Whisk together coconut milk, eggs, agave and salt in a saucepan. Begin warming over medium heat.
Combine arrowroot powder with cold water until dissolved. Whisk into saucepan mixture. Whisk constantly over medium heat until pudding thickens. Simmer for one minute and remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla.
Divide into 6 small bowls or ramekins, or simply pour into a larger bowl.
Serve warm or refrigerate for a cold, creamy treat.