While coconut is not a spice, it certainly adds some spice to life when you go beyond sprinkling it on yogurt and ice cream, or baking the usual cookies, pies and cakes with coconut. Try adding coconut to shrimp and chicken dishes, curries and rice. How about coconut tilapia with apricot dip? Remember you can change up the flavor of shredded coconut simply by gently toasting it first. So depending on your recipe, get creative!