Monthly Archives: March 2014

Coconut oil blurb!

Hello all!  I just tasted this amazing coconut oil and I want to shout from the rooftops how great it is.  I just dunked a whole spoonful into my mouth.  It was beautiful and oily and coconutty.

So if you have been thinking about incorporating healthier fats that can withstand high temps, coconut oil is a good choice. It doesn’t require refrigeration and is relatively inexpensive.  I have been using the really cheap stuff from Publix that I bought when I first started paleo.  It had absolutely no taste (which it brags about on the website?).  If there’s one thing I’ve learned since eating clean it’s that food should taste like… well, food.  Coconut oil should taste like coconut.  Am I right?  The culprit behind this trickery:  CHEMICAL REFINEMENT.  Noooooooooo!!!  That’s what I’ve tried to avoid!  You get what you pay for I suppose.  (The cheap $5.00 brand I bought was LouAna so try to avoid this one)

When shopping for coconut oil, make sure you stick with raw, organic, UNREFINED oils.  These will probably cost more, but you are seriously defeating the purpose of eating healthier if you cheap out on stuff like LouAna.  

I ended up trashing my old jar of tasteless gunk and getting a jar of Artisana Coconut Oil.   It’s only $11.63 on Amazon.  I got mine at my local Fresh Market for about the same price.  It’s so worth it.

You can use this just like you would any type of fat.  Baking, sautéing, frying, or raw.

Enjoy!

Carmen

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