Coconut oil question
due to my greek heritage, olive oil has always been the oil of choice for cooking. but since readying PB and looking at the forums i see a lot of people use coconut oil so i went down to the healthfood store and got some. i also plan on making the nut/fruit bar square things for an upcoming camping trip. it's cold press extra-virgin, i suppose that's the best? some said "refined" so i just avoided those...
can you just use coconut oil in place of olive oil? does it give food a sweet taste? do you just add it by the tablespoon or teaspoon, b/c it's pretty much solid?
also, i saw some coconut milk in the cooler section next to regular cow milk and goat milk...does anyone sub that for dairy or is it used for cooking? i thought about getting some but ended up not. i also saw coconut kefir, sounded yummy, anyone ever tried that?
thanks for the help!
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