I’ve been wanting to write about Coconut Oil -how and why I use it, but instead I am going to send you over to Sorta Crunchy. Meghan wrote a great post on it–very informative. She gives the how and why, and also some great links to order some online, which is what I will be doing the next time we run out.
When I first started reading about different health foods, coconut oil was intimidating because I didn’t know how to use it, what to use it for, and if it would have an weird taste. Now, I am so glad I just bought some and tried it. Because of coconut oil, I no longer need to keep vegetable oils and canola oil in the house. The fats I have in my kitchen are butter, olive oil, and coconut oil. It is all I have needed, and I feel great serving my family these types of fats.
Here is more information on cooking with healthy fats:
From The Nourishing Gourmet–
benefits of using Coconut Oil
From Kitchen Stewardship-
A great post about the controversy surrounding coconut oil