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03-19-2005, 12:00 PM
I finally, for the first time in my raw life, found coconut oil at the health store! Ok, I am excited, but now that I have it cant find any of the recipes that made me wish I had some. :confused:
What do you make with coconut oil?
Waiting and drooling....... :p
Sharon in Colorado
03-19-2005, 12:07 PM
I like to use it instead of olive oil for a recipe that I don't want to have a heavy taste. It can be used to 'grease' things like pans and the like (to make sure your raw pie crust will come out of the pan).
I have also used it in my fudge recipe - to melt the coco oil down, place it in a small bowl over a larger bowl with hot water. The heat should melt it down right away.
I've used it in my dry, curly hair and on my skin. It's better to use on my wet hair so that it doesn't come out too greasy-looking. Some folks have used it on their teeth as well. You can flavor it with essential oils and mix in some baking soda to get an exfoliant in there and use as toothpaste or a body scrub.
Keep in mind that there is like 16 grams of fat or something in a tablespoon.
03-19-2005, 02:59 PM
Yep, just about anything that calls for oil can be made with olive oil. I have even replaced the olive oil in pesto :eek: with coconut oil and it was perfectly yummy to me. [Raw taste buds are ever so much more curious, forgiving, appreciative!] The major difference with coconut oil sauces is that if you add enough coconut oil, the result must be massaged into your vegies, whereas sauces made of liquid oils can be poured or spooned.
In other dishes, the solid-at-room-temperature quality of coconut oil is incredibly helpful. If you're into desserts, for example, they are an easy and fun way to begin experimenting.
Coconut oil will lend a full and lovely texture to smoothies without much weight. My favorite, though - a well-made organic coconut oil is always delicious right out of the jar.
03-19-2005, 03:33 PM
The cheesecake recipe posted elsewhere on the board uses coconut oil
I love using it on my skin
Hubby used some in a chocolate recipe and it tasted a bit like bounty bar
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dates
rolled in dried coconuts..
03-19-2005, 06:02 PM
I like using it for chapstick.
I am going to try to make a raw chocolate bar this week
and will use it in that. Update you on how it turns out ;)
I also sneak it into my kids food. They still eat some cooked
so I use it on their waffles instead of butter.
03-19-2005, 11:39 PM
Thank so much you ladies!
Ok...confession...I stuck my fingertip in the jar and tasted it. YUM! ;)
Put a teaspoon in your smoothies. It's good for the skin and insides.
03-20-2005, 08:33 AM
you can also use it for 'intimate' moments as well, LOL :p
(Hey, I got that idea from a David Wolfe book).
03-20-2005, 09:05 AM
haaaaaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaaaa ;) :p :D :)
03-21-2005, 02:23 PM
sweetgoddess....you posted (i think it was you) a slew of recipes about 6 weeks ago and included in that post was a chocolate cheesecake. it was so so so so yummy.
thanks for that.
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