Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Takin' my oatmeal from blah to tropical

First of all, I’d like to say welcome back to my ghost town of a blog. 

Secondly, I’d like to announce I have a new love. 

Coconut oil is even better than another old flame, butter.  Although high in fat, it’s a super healthy fat, and it is so soo good.

Homemade chocolate chip cookies are divine when coconut oil is substituted for butter.

I know it sounds kinda weird, but grilled cheese sandwiches are simply scrumptious when grilled in coconut oil. 

I know...but I’m tellin ya…

However!  You have to buy virgin coconut oil--refined, pure, or anything less than virgin just won’t do, as far as flavor goes.  (Trader Joe’s sells a pint of V.C.O.for about six dollars, which is about half what I paid for the same amount at Meijer’s.)

Lately, I’ve been adding a spoonful or two of the creamy stuff to my occasional bowl of oatmeal. 

I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal—I find it rather boring--but I like it this way, especially with a sprinkle of shredded coconut and a few chopped pecans.   

Ummm!  I think this beats the traditional apple and cinnamon dress-up.   



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