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    I'm trying to eat more coconut oil but need some ideas. I'm currently using 1T when I cook dinner but I've heard I should be using 2-3 T per day. I've seen people mention making coconut oil treats. Does anyone have a good recipe? I'm also open to other ideas. I just can't stomach eating it off the spoon.

  • #2
    i fry eggs in it and also roast veggies with it. have you tried coconut butter/mana? it's like the peanut butter of coconut - it's the oil + fiber and it tastes great. i eat that by the spoon full!

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    • #3
      Cook with it in larger quantities, grab a spoonful to gnosh on during the day, mix with hot drinks, use it on your veggies instead of butter, and make homemade confections
      --Trish (Bork)
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      • #4
        Today I found that if I cooked italian sausage in refined coconut oil I actually WAS able to stomach the sausage flavored coconut oil straight up. I'm thinking of melting down a whole jar and cooking some meat in it and then storing it.
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        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7

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        • #5
          I mix it with 3 free range eggs , coconut milk powder and extra virgin olive oil in a blender to break my fast when I get home from work .
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          • #6
            I smother wild planet sardines with virgin coconut oil, soo delicious.

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            • #7
              I too cannot eat it off the spoon.

              Here's my fave:
              coconut oil fudge:

              1/2 cup coconut oil
              1/4 cup cooca powder
              2 tbsp honey/maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
              2 tbsp vanilla
              chopped nuts (toasted hazelnuts are my fave, think nutella!!! Almonds, or macs are good too.)

              Mix everything together until smooth, then fold in the nuts, scrape into a dish and chill until firm.
              The more I see the less I know for sure.
              -John Lennon

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              • #8
                Last night I made Coconut Meatballs for dinner. They fry in 3 tbsp of coconut oil, and then you make a gravy with that and coconut milk. They turned out really good!

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                • #9
                  I can't seem to find coconut butter at my local grocer or natural food market. Is it using located by the "normal" butter?

                  And where do you find coconut milk powder? Is it Bobs Red Mill?

                  Might have to make a trip to the (extremely over-priced, waste of $$$$) Whole Foods.

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                  • #10
                    I too have issue with the fats, especially the ones that are solid at room temp. Even EVOO gets to me if it's been in the fridge (like marinated artichokes). I melt it and mix it in with anything that calls for oil in the recipe. It was super good in a "primal" chocolate cake I made for my daughter's B-day. Maybe try leaving it out on your counter to remind you to use it and get used to it's solid form. I've been really trying to unprogram years of "fat is bad - lard is really disgusting" programming. Some day - maybe once I'm finally thin - I believe I can and will change this.

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                    • #11
                      I like to melt it and then drip it on frozen cherrys.
                      Alternatively, you could mix the melted oil with cacao powder before putting it on the cherrys.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Springbean View Post
                        I can't seem to find coconut butter at my local grocer or natural food market. Is it using located by the "normal" butter?

                        And where do you find coconut milk powder? Is it Bobs Red Mill?

                        Might have to make a trip to the (extremely over-priced, waste of $$$$) Whole Foods.
                        nope, coconut butter is shelf stable. You'll probably find it near the coconut oil, or you can buy it online. I recommend Tropical Traditions, Nutiva, and Artisana. Here's my referral number for TT if you decide to buy any of their epic items: 7625207
                        --Trish (Bork)
                        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                        FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                        • #13
                          My favorite way is in curries. I make lots and lots of curries. They are double your coco pleasure because they have the oil and the milk.

                          Another added benefit of curries is that even a 5th grader can make them taste really good -- easy to make and practically foolproof.
                          "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Springbean View Post
                            I can't seem to find coconut butter at my local grocer or natural food market. Is it using located by the "normal" butter?

                            And where do you find coconut milk powder? Is it Bobs Red Mill?

                            Might have to make a trip to the (extremely over-priced, waste of $$$$) Whole Foods.
                            I've seen coconut butter at Whole Foods, it's usually in the aisle with all the other oils. The one I saw was right next to the coconut oil.

                            Coconut milk powder, on the other hand, can be obtained very cheaply from any Asian store
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                            • #15
                              I developed an adversion to coconut oil about 8 months ago. I used to eat it with everything when I first discovered Primal, but now I can't even stomack the smell of it. Same goes for coconut milk. I tried making coconut milk smoothies and almost threw up trying to get them down.
                              I don't know what triggered it and I can't figure out how to get coconut oil back into my diet

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