SparkPeople Nuts for Coconuts Team Messageboard For those who have discovered that Coconut Oil and Whole Coconuts is not only the world's healthiest fat, but that it can also help to conquer weight and health issues. SparkPeople Nuts for Coconuts Team Messageboard Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Bars I made these with coconut milk instead of the heavy cream. YUM! <BR> <link><BR>06/04/strawberry-cheesecake-ice-pops/ </link> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 22:21:38 EST Coconut Lime Ice Cream <link><BR>01/12/coconut-lime-ice-cream/ </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:39:49 EST How did you get your coconut today This will be a sticky thread. Post everyday how you got in your coconut. <BR> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:24:28 EST Spiced Cocoa Mix If you aren't worried about carbs you can replace the coconut milk powder with milk powder. <BR> This drink has some WARMTH to it! If you prefer a little less heat just use 1/8th tsp of cayenne. <BR> <BR> Spark recipe <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2839884&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Blog recipe <BR> <link><BR>12/12/spiced-low-carb-cocoa-mix/ </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:23:20 EST Coconut Almond Bread <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2834516 </link> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:48:55 EST Peanut Butter Fat Bombs <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2833908&ff=1 </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:13:05 EST Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Donut Recipe Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Donut Recipe <BR> <link><BR>10/09/pumpkin-spice-donuts-with-carame<BR>l-glaze-grain-free/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's not a very sweet donut. You will want to add some sort of glaze. <BR> If you want to add the Caramel Glaze the recipe is on my blog (link is below in my signature) Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:55:47 EST No Bake Elvis Bars These are the BOMB! <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> FOR THE CRUST: <BR> 1.5 cup whole almonds <BR> 2 tablespoons coconut oil <BR> 2 tablespoons coconut nectar syrup (see note) <BR> 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter <BR> 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> pinch of fine grain sea salt, to taste <BR> FOR THE MIDDLE LAYER: <BR> 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled <BR> 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened slightly <BR> 2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter <BR> 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract <BR> ... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:18:36 EST Hello, is anyone here? I just joined the team, hoping to learn more about the benefits of coconut oil. <BR> Does anyone still participate on this team? <BR> Looking forward to a response! <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:04:35 EST Cheese Crackers <link><BR>02/17/cheese-crackers/ </link> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:54:08 EST Now That's a (Low Carb) Wrap! <link><BR>01/22/now-thats-a-low-carb-wrap/ </link> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:59:47 EST Low Carb Double Chocolate Chunk Bars These are the BOMB!!! <em>4</em> <BR> <link><BR>01/13/double-chocolate-chunk-protein-bar/ </link> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:25:00 EST Chocolate Sugar Cookies <link><BR>01/02/grain-free-chocolate-sugar-cookies/ </link> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:54:03 EST 47 Uses for CO <link><BR>il-uses.html </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:05:05 EST go nuts about coconut oil.... this was on Dr oz today........... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oconut-oil </link> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:58:22 EST dessert I made a dessert with some coconut milk simmered for 5 mims with a little sugar and then sliced in a banana,and cooked for 2 mins. very tatsy. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:33:48 EST Face scrub I made a face scrub tonite <BR> <BR> 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil <BR> 1 tsp brown sugar <BR> 1 tsp fresh lemon zest <BR> <BR> Mix together and rub a teaspoon or a little more on your face.leave on until you feel its been absorbed.Rinse off. <BR> This makes about 2 tablespoons. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:01:24 EST Chocolate Bars Spark Link: <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2558453 </link> <BR> <BR> Blog Link: <BR> <link><BR>08/20/chocolate-bars/ </link> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:06:37 EST 10 Reasons to LOVE coconut oil! 1. All Fats Are Not Created Equal <BR> <BR> Coconut oil contains short term medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), which is a "healthy" form saturated fat compared to trans fat. Trans fatty acid consumption is linked with heart problems, depression and increased cholesterol levels. What does consuming MCFA fats in coconut oil mean for your body? Our body metabolises these fats in the liver, immediately coverting this into energy (fuel for the brain and muscle function) rather than it be... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:08:37 EST Sugarless coconut Ice creams! this is the link to a new product I found today on my Clean Eats newsletter. I can't wait to find it and get some. <link><BR>m.html </link> Do you think you'll get some?? Fri, 7 Jun 2013 21:55:12 EST Bear Poop Cookies Link to Spark recipe: <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2492782 </link> <BR> <BR> Link to website recipe: <BR> <link><BR>05/23/bear-ahem-poop-no-bake-low-carb-<BR>drop-cookies/ </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:40:42 EST Moisturizer, toothpaste, and deodorant (oh my) OK, I admit to being a CO addict. :) In addition to cooking with it and oil pulling, I make a few "cosmetic" products. <BR> <BR> Over the past year I've begun to eliminate as many cancer-causing, or questionable chemical-based products from my life as possible. I've found and been using these recipes (found on the 'net and tweaked to my preferences.) Please feel free to copy, share, and adjust! <BR> <BR> <BR> CO Body Moisturizer <BR> <BR> Gently melt 1 cup of organic coconut oil (I measu... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 12:19:08 EST Chewy Coconut Cherry "Granola" Bars (Grain Free) <link><BR>04/28/coconut-cherry-granola-bars-grai<BR>n-free/ </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:35:40 EST Monsanto This is pretty sad: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-to-accept-monsanto/ </link> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:42:37 EST Low Carb Coconut Flour Bread <link><BR>03/09/low-carb-coconut-flour-bread/# </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 18:13:39 EST Marching on with Paleo! Hi, I left Spark for awhile but I am back! <BR> <BR> I love Paleo/Primal and although I don't follow it 100%, I follow it a good 80% and have amazing results. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure in October of last year. When I had my cath done, they found text book clear arteries, perfect cholesterol and my thyroid within range. A virus had attacked my was NOT my diet! <BR> <BR> I rejoined Spark (I used to be grokgranny) under a new name. I am setting new goa... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:48:26 EST Keratosis Pilaris AKA Chicken Skin I blogged yesterday about this and totally forgot to mention it here on the Nuts for Coconuts team! My BAD! lol <BR> <BR> Great remedy for "chicken skin" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258790 </link> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:27:31 EST hello I just joined this team.i have just started using the coconut daughter makes a lot of our dish detergent,clothes detergent,toothpaste,and she bought the coconut oil for some of her recipes and she uses it on the face,she also bought a book and i read part of it.i was surprized at what coconut oil does.I have asthma,high blood pressure and hypothyroid.yesterday i made a smoothie and put some oil in i mixed it with penut butter and put it on toast.didnt come out to good the penu... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:15:11 EST Coconut Panna Cotta <link><BR>01/10/coconut-panna-cotta/ </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:52:58 EST I've changed my Blog site <link> </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:28:53 EST happy new year! Three Wishes <BR> When you are lonely <BR> I wish you Love <BR> When you are confused <BR> I wish you Faith <BR> When you are down <BR> I wish you Joy <BR> <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of the 2013 <BR> blessings and hugs...............lita <BR> <BR> <BR> new years resolution link <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:15:25 EST 15 free e-books for Black Friday <link><BR>llness-friday-15-free-e-books-black-fr<BR>iday-sales/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheC<BR>oconutMama+%28The+Coconut+Mama%29 </link> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:01:29 EST Homemade Coconut Lip Balm <link><BR>coconut-oil-lip-balm/?utm_source=feedb<BR>urner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fe<BR>ed%3A+TheCoconutMama+%28The+Coconut+Mama%29# </link> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:14:31 EST Nut Butter Bars This recipe is a real treat! I mean, you wouldn't want to eat them everyday or anything, but they are sugar free and very low carb with a shot of protein. A small square is all you need. <BR> <BR> I saw a recipe for peanut butter bars and revised it. Instead of 2 cups of icing sugar I used whey protein powder, and instead of the margarine, I used coconut ghee. I also replaced the chocolate chips with 100% caca chocolate and used natural almond butter instead of skippy peanut butter. And coc... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:19:55 EST This may be a silly questions, but..... I have been looking at recipes and notice some call for coconut milk, others for coconut cream. Is there really any difference? <BR> <BR> I have also seen some directions for making your own coconut oil, and also for coconut milk. It appears to me that you start with the same ingredient, do the sme thing and end up with the same product. <BR> <BR> The directions for making coconut milk and cream are both the same...... So what, if any, is the difference? Seems like the same thing to me... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:11:11 EST Coconut Oil in steamed puddings? While I was growoing up, my mom used to make a steamed pudding she called spotted dog. that had suet in it as the fat base. <BR> <BR> My sister and I have been talking about what to have for Christmas dinners as her one son is coming over Christmas Eve, and she has invited the missionaries over for Christmas Day..... <BR> I mentioned that I had not had steamed pudding of any kind in decades, much less Spotted Dog. Sis does not want to use suet and I was wondering if coconut oil would be an o... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:11:31 EST Coconut Secret bar recipe I love coconut secret bars and I just found this recipe on making a homemade version that I thought I would share with y'all: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>conut-secret-barshomemade-healthy.html </link> <BR> <BR> I haven't made it yet, but I was so excited I had to share it. <BR> <BR> 4 cups grated, unsweetened coconut <BR> 1/2 cup softened or melted coconut oil (Trader Joe’s sells 16oz organic for $5.99) <BR> 2-4 tablespoons coconut nectar (I liked this best, ... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:45:14 EST Paleo Protein Bars Absolutely AWESOME! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2276187 </link> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:03:14 EST Current Newsletter Some really good articles here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-4.htm </link> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:31:46 EST Freaking Out I just started this week to take 2 tbsp of coconut oil. But, I seem to go over my calories. On the other hand I've lost some pounds. But, I don't know it's because I got my monthly visitor so I lost water weight or it's the coconut oil. I am freaking out. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:46:50 EST Coconut Wraps I've been buying coconut wraps but I found this recipe to make your own... <BR> <link><BR>raps-recipe/ </link> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:05:35 EST Hello Saw this team and joined as I just love coconut! Woot! Nice to meet you all. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 02:52:28 EST Power Bars Made these tonight. Really yummy! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2226419 </link> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 00:50:10 EST Zucchini Bread - No Sugar, Low Carb Made this last night. Turned out really nice with the zucchini out of my garden. <BR> <link>fitchickshealthylifestyleblog.blogsp<BR><BR>low-carb.html# </link> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:12:21 EST Question about fat percenta e/grams, etc I've looked around but can't find anything on this topic. What should your fat consumption be say on a 1500 total calorie diet. Obviously, with the CO, it's going to go up - but with it being the right kind of fat, how much more should it be. I'm not even sure if I'm asking the question right. <BR> <BR> I'll wait and see what kind of answers I get and then tweek my next question. One thing I know for sure is that I'm not craving anything. I cut out wheat back in February and lost alot o... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 07:54:44 EST Got it and love it!!! The package of Nature's Way EVCO was sitting on my doorstep when I got home from the colonscopy. So excited. So, after I took a nap (still drousy from the sedation) and got a bite to eat, I ate my first tablespoon full --- by itself. Shock but not bad. From being outside, it was liquid with some solids through it. <BR> <BR> Then this morning, I made some mushrooms and onions and two eggs - all in CO. It was awesome. So clean tasting. Don't tell anyone, but I actually licked the pla... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 18:36:40 EST Is this right? Yesterday I ordered Nature's Way EfaGold Organic, pure extra virgin Coconut oil from Amazon. Should get it tomorrow. Is this the right stuff? Or do any of you have suggestions as to what I should have bought... <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Arlene Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:49:03 EST Joined the team to learn! Not new to SP, but new to coconuts. I've been reading Dr. Fife's books and as so impressed. Now to see what all the sticky notes on this team have to say. So looking forward to it!! <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 18:38:30 EST Vegan Fudge recipes (banana for sweetner) I haven't tried these yet, but I thought they looked like something I may want to make if I feel like I need a dessert-fix. If any of you try it, I'd love to hear your thoughts! <BR> <BR> Good Girl Vegan Fudge <BR> <BR> 4 tablespoons melted coconut butter (or homemade coconut butter) <BR> 1/2 a large, very-ripe banana (80g) <BR> 1/8 to 1/4 tsp cinnamon <BR> scant 1/16th tsp salt <BR> You can add sweetener, if desired <BR> <BR> To make, just blend al... Thu, 31 May 2012 18:10:21 EST Happy Mother's day....... (¯`v´¯) <BR> `*.¸.*´ <BR> ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• <BR> _____****__________**** ______ <BR> ___***____***____***__ *** ____ <BR> __***________****_______***____ <BR> _***__________**_________***__ <BR> _***_____________________***_ <BR> _***________happy_________***_ <BR> __***____mother's day_____***___ <BR> ___***_________________***____ <BR> ____***_______________***_____ <BR> ______***___________***_______ <BR> ________***_______***_________ <BR> ____... Sun, 13 May 2012 00:57:42 EST Coconut Secret Coconut bars? Hey Laura, Annie, or any of you other knowledgeable folk out there. <BR> <BR> Just wondering what your take is on Coconut Secret's coconut bars. Here is a link to their site: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> And here is a list of the ingredients in their Almond Coconut Bar: <BR> <BR> Coconut* <BR> Real Chocolate Coating* (cocoa mass*, Cocoa butter*, coconut crystals*) <BR> Almonds * <BR> Coconut oil* <BR> Coconut nectar* <BR> Vanilla extract* ... Tue, 1 May 2012 21:24:58 EST Coconut Cream Coconut Milk is so rich and creamy it made me wonder... if you beat it, will it whip up like whipped cream? Sat, 14 Apr 2012 20:19:13 EST Coconut Oil Makes Cows Leaner I ran across an article on reducing belly fat and it mentioned that farmers tried feeding coconut oil to cows to fatten them up. It made them leaner so they switched to polyunsaturated fat (vegetable oil) and it fattened them right up! <BR> <BR> belly flab fighter #10: add coconut oil to your diet <BR> Numerous studies have shown a link between coconut oil and a reduction in abdominal fat. “Coconut oil is a saturated fat that has anti-viral/anti-bacterial properties and it's pro-thyroid, wh... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:06:28 EST want some positive revues Hi All can anyone who has been using coconut oil please keep us up to date on any weight loss? I keep hearing conflicting reports and would like some success stories. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 19:54:04 EST Feeling Alienated Toward Food :( I have been through a lot of stages regarding my weight and I now find myself feeling very alienated toward food. I've tried all kinds of diets over the years and I've been drawn into many diet fads. At times, I've thrown my hands up in the air and decided it wasn't worth worrying about. <BR> <BR> But I want to be healthy. I don't want to find myself languishing in a recliner in my older years the way my mom does. I'm 52 years-old, but I'm starting to feel much older. It just seems like I ca... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 21:14:46 EST Dumb question: how do i get to the cookbook? Hello new here, and unfamiliar with the Sparkpeople interface. I'm looking for coconut oil recipes, and keep seeing mention of a cookbook, but don't see an actual link. Can someone clue me in please? <BR> <BR> Thanks, Deb Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:56:34 EST Greetings! I just found this team through the Paleo Team and am glad I did! <BR> <BR> Today is day #7 on the Paleo plan for me and I feel terrific! You know how I feel......more energy, clarity, healthier......and on and on! I read about it and bought a jar of CO at Trader Joe's the other day. I know I will start buying it online in larger quantities soon as it is already a part of my daily intake. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a healthier and less of, me! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>482</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 09:14:28 EST Coconut Bars from Elana's Pantry Seen this? i haven't made them yet but they are on my to do list. <BR> <BR> <BR> Coconut Bars <BR> <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 1 cup coconut milk <BR> &#8531; cup coconut oil <BR> &#8531; cup honey <BR> 1 tablespoon vanilla extract <BR> &#8539; teaspoon stevia <BR> ½ cup blanched almond flour <BR> 1 tablespoon coconut flour <BR> 1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut <BR> ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt <BR> <BR> Mix eggs, coconut milk, oil, honey, vanilla and stevia in a food processor <BR> Pulse in almo... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 23:58:33 EST Hi ---question too... <em>482</em> I have been reading the board and learning so much. <BR> <BR> I wanted to stop by and say HI <BR> <BR> I used Coconut oil today for the first time. My grocery store has the refined Spectrum. I put it in my Quinoa with my dinner. Yummy! I swear I felt more full too. (I used 1/2 tablespoon to start) <BR> <BR> My bottle says for Medium to Medium High Cooking only. It is the refined stuff. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> After reading I thought that Coconut oil is okay with high heat (I... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:41:56 EST new to coconut oil hi all i'm new to this site and have been reading about the benefits of coconut oil. I haven't even started with it yet but plan on buying some tomorrow or early in this week i have around 15 pounds to lose.. i am following a low carb diet and am still in the induction phase. not many fruits.. is coconut oil appropriate for this? and what are the carb counts in coconut oil? i figure i can take the oil straight. have done this with olive oil in the past. any tips would be greatly appreciated. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 08:06:00 EST Just discovered: great deal on coconut milk This is Native Forest in BPA free cans. If you do the "subscribe and save" you get it very cheap. Even my co-op doesn't offer it this cheap. The subscribe and save option, in case you haven't done it, is good because you can go to the website any time and change your delivery schedule, putting it off if you need to and still get the low price. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&ta<BR>g=swekisanddird-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1<BR>789&cre... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:31:19 EST Adjusting SP Nutrition Goals Since I don't agree with SP's recommendations I would like to adjust my tracker nutrition goals to reflect 60% fat/30% protein/10% carbs. Wondering how to do that as it looks like I have to enter grams of each, not percentages. <BR> <BR> I'm sure it depends on sex and weight, so is there a formula to calculate how much of each I should be eating each day? Sat, 21 Jan 2012 17:18:18 EST Share and Save Options on Member Blogs Removed Monday, January 16, 2012 <BR> <BR> Share and Save Options on Member Blogs Removed <BR> <BR> A few days ago we launched a new feature where we added buttons to share member blogs to Facebook and Twitter, with the option to opt-out of having this on your blog posts. We received feedback from members that they were not comfortable with how we implemented this feature, so this morning we removed the feature and option from the site. <BR> <BR> We definitely appreciate all the feedback and suppo... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:32:07 EST "Share" bar on our blogs.......... This info was passed on to me from another team I am on: <BR> <BR> "This information came to me from another member <BR> Through another blog I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. <BR> <BR> If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about losing weight to show up on someone ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:24:06 EST Merry Christmas everyone..... <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Three Wishes <BR> When you are lonely <BR> I wish you Love <BR> When you are confused <BR> I wish you Faith <BR> When you are down <BR> I wish you Joy <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of the Christmas season.... <BR> blessings and hugs...............lita <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> ... Sat, 24 Dec 2011 22:37:48 EST Young or Thai Coconuts? Does anyone else eat these? I love coconut oil and use it every day, but I can only have so much of the dried mature coconut. I'll eat young coconut and drink fresh water all day long though. Am I getting all the same benefits as a mature coconut? Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:37:37 EST Great Newsletter I remember someone had posted about a possible "funky" coconut. The subject is raised in this newsletter. Also some other interesting reading too. <BR> <link><BR>-2.htm </link> Wed, 7 Dec 2011 16:41:42 EST Coconut & Fruit Granola This looks yummy! I've GOT to try! <BR> I'm going to use coconut nectar instead of honey. <BR> <link><BR>11/11/coconut-and-fruit-granola-grain-<BR>free.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Nouris<BR>hedAndNurtured+%28Nourished+and+Nurtured%29 </link> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:09:00 EST As if I needed another reason to love this stuff.. Hey all! I just wanted to share YET another reason why this stuff ROCKS!! My baby boy, 3 months old, who is cutting teeth started up with a bout of nasty diaper rash right along with the teeth. His poor bottom was so uncomfortable looking and I was applying natural ointment for it but it wasn't doing anything. My husband had the suggestion of throwing some coconut oil on it (((slaps self on forehead))) I did it last night on his last diaper before laying him down for the night and this mo... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 11:28:51 EST Coconutty in Florida I am Sharon Burress and have been taking coconut oil for the last eleven months, since being introduced to it by a nutrition coach Isabel Del Rios of The Diet Solution Program. I am eating at least 4 tablespoons a day in my Rooibos Herbal Tea and in my smoothies. In addition to that, I cook with it and make an occasional treat (Chocolate Coconut Bark with walnuts). I have lost 78.7 pounds as of this morning. I thought the weight loss was a bit slow, but averaged about 7-8 pounds a month. My w... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 14:57:31 EST New to the team! I have recently fallen in love with CO as a skin care product (basically head to toe). I have yet to actually try taking it internally, but I'm very excited to start doing that, as well. I am wanting to try pulling oil with CO, not really in hopes of an all-over detox (though that's a nice bonus if it were to work!) but in hopes that it would help with my overall oral health (which needs some help). I'm also thinking I will start adding some oil to smoothies and tea when I think the coconu... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:30:53 EST How can I tell a good coconut??? Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Well, here's what happened. My DW picked a coconut up for me at the store today. I went ahead and punched holes through the "eyes" and drained out the juice. Then I took a hammer and tapped it to open it up. <BR> <BR> I was surprised, as a piece of the husk came off, leaving the flesh intact. And the back side of the flesh was really soft, and a bit discolored. The whole thing had a bit of a pungent smell, my wife said it almost smelled fermented. I took a sip of... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 19:02:22 EST Nutrition in 1 Coconut? Hello, All, <BR> <BR> As I mentioned in another post, I bought some coconut oil today, and am looking forward to experimenting with it. But I'm finding that I'm having an amusingly primal urge! <BR> <BR> Part of me wants to go out, but a Coconut, and just "go Survivor" on it. Smash it open with an hammer, drink the juice, and then peel off and eat the flesh. I've honestly never been a huge fan of the coconut I've eaten, but part of me thinks this sort of thing would be fun (next I'll be ... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 16:34:34 EST Coconut Oil??? Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I've been reading a bit, and was reading about how coconut oil is very tasty and healthy, so I decided on a whim to go out and buy some today. <BR> <BR> Problem is, I really don't have much of a plan for how I'm going to use it yet! The only time I add oil in my cooking right now is when I make my morning omlette, as bacon grease doesn't hold a candle to butter when it comes to making delicious, light, fluffy eggs. But I'm thinking of trying the coconut oil for that. I... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 16:15:47 EST What other good fats are included in your diet I use coconut oil as much as possible but I also love almond butter, walnuts and Brazilian nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds because they all are very beneficial for the health. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I eat some of these every day ( 100 gr) sometimes every couple days. My question is can you have to much good fat. I'm gluten sensitive and eating the nuts keeps me fuller longer. <BR> <BR> What are you thoughts and eating habits? <BR> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:50:34 EST Too Much of a Good Thing? I've been interested in coconut products for a while and started by using coconut oil in cooking. I then started having a morning smoothie with coconut milk (1/4 c.). Later I started adding 1 T. coconut oil to those smoothies. At that point I started noticing that I was frequently sick to my stomach in the morning (I'm definitely not pregnant before anyone suggests that). One morning I just couldn't get my smoothie down at all and ended up dumping it down the drain, but I thought maybe my coc... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:26:44 EST Difference between coconut oil and palm oil Thought some of you might like this info: <BR> <link><BR>-2.htm </link> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:55:03 EST Paleo Carrot Cake <link>fitchickshealthylifestyleblog.blogsp<BR><BR>.html </link> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:56:20 EST Measuring coconut oil? How do you measure coconut oil when is in liquid form and solid form? Is that different? <BR> I use Tablespoon in both cases and count the calories but was wondering if that is right? Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:44:41 EST Question about Paleo Bread I sent a message to Fit-Artist but she's a busy mommy and probably away from her computer. <BR> So, I put the question to the rest of you... <BR> Have any of you made Elana's Pantry Paleo Bread? <BR> Do you melt the coconut oil before you add it to the rest of the stuff in the processor?? <BR> HELP! Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:44:11 EST Coconut Mama Great recipes on this site <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:05:41 EST Coconut Sugar I actually baked on Saturday and tried a new recipe that called for coconut sugar. I choked on the price, but bought it anyway. It doesn't seem to be as sweet as regular sugar but the mini brownie bites are tasty. The recipe calls for whole grain oat and whole grain wheat pastry flour in equal amounts. In the next batch, I thought I'd substitute coconut flour for the oat flour. In this batch I substituted coconut oil for canola and that worked. They were a big hit with DH, so will have ... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:09:14 EST Vote for SparkPeople! Vote for SparkPeople! <BR> Monday, September 19, 2011 <BR> <BR> Hi all! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople has been nominated (by our amazing members) as a top 5 fitness site by, but we need your vote to win #1 (it only takes a second)! <BR> <BR> We love when readers get to vote for awards because it gives SparkPeople members an easy way to Spread the Spark and help SparkPeople win, so please help us out -- we're currently in 2nd place! <BR> <BR> All you have to do is visit the followin... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:44:48 EST Double Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Ice Cream <link><BR>/03/double-chocolate-raspberry-ice-cre<BR>am-dairy-free/ </link> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:58:10 EST Oil Pulling Is anyone here familiar with this? I recently read an article in First magazine (what else?) and followed it up by goggling the term. Very interesting. Strange, but interesting. Different oils can be used including coconut, sesame, canola, sunflower, olive and probably others. Is supposed to be helpful for gums, whiten teeth and a whole host of other benefits. Just wondering if anyone had either heard of this or had actually tried it? Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:14:12 EST Have you Ever Tried... This is my latest concoction that just popped into my head. <BR> I wanted some cantaloupe but didn't just want it plain so... <BR> I cut it into little bite-sized pieces and put it in a bowl. Then I stood in front of the open refrigerator for 15 seconds or so then reached for the almond butter and the coconut milk <BR> <BR> Word about my coconut milk: I drain off all the liquid from the can into a small measuring glass. Then I briefly whip up the thick part in a small bowl. Then i add in hal... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 01:04:43 EST Okay, I tried the wraps This is about the coconut wraps. (yes, I couldn't wait for my local store to stock them so I bit the money bullet and ordered on-line). My local store purchaser says she really wants to get these things on the shelves but it might take some time 'cuz the location of the product falls way outside the normal buying area. She says she's working on it; thanks me for telling her about it--Thank YOU Laura! I think it was you that introduced these things to the team. <BR> Anyway! <BR> They're pretty... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:52:26 EST Another use for your Hempseed & Coconut Manna Almond Coconut Chocolate Truffles <BR> <link><BR>hocolate-truffles-recipe/ </link> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 14:30:47 EST Fluffy Apple Hempcake There really is only a bit of coconut in this but I thought it looked good and also thought I would share it in case you haven't already seen it. It's from the Nutiva website <BR> <BR> <BR> Fluffy Apple Hempcake <BR> <BR> 1 Egg <BR> 2 Tbl Shredded Apple (or homemade applesauce) <BR> 3 Tbl Ground Hempseed (or Flaxseed) <BR> 1 tsp Stevia (or desired sweetener) <BR> 2 Tbl Filtered Water (or 100% Pure Cranberry Juice) <BR> 1/2 tsp of Organic Cinnamon <BR> 1/2 Tbl Nutiva Coconut Manna <BR> <B... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 13:17:42 EST Almond and Coconut Flour Banana Bread <link><BR>nana-brea/ </link> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:10:31 EST Paleo Bread <link> </link> <BR> I'll be trying this out! Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:04:53 EST New here Hello, I am new on this post but not new to sparks. <BR> My age is older then dirt. (70) I have a sense of humor that goes along with the age. <BR> I am retired and a farmers wife of 50 years. I have three children, six grandchildren and blessed with two great grandchildren. Life is good. <em>211</em> <BR> Joan Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:27:11 EST Coconut wraps I got these coconut wraps from Raw Food World. They are made only from coconut meat, coconut water and himilayan salt. They are also raw. When I opened the pack I could smell the coconut (very faint) so I was a little skeptical about making a savory wrap with them. But, I was pleasantly surprised! They don't taste really coconutty, which means you can have a tuna wrap or ham and cheese without the coconut flavor. But I can't wait to spread some nut butter and sliced bananas and try it! <BR> H... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 01:09:10 EST new team I created a new sparkteam for fans of Dr. Kruse "The Quilt". He advocates a low carb primal/paleo diet to get rid of leptin resistance. There is a lengthy thread about it on Mark's daily apple, with about 100k hits. Anyway, he also says that his household goes through a gallon of coconut oil a month!!!!! Hope you will join us on the new team. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:52:51 EST Talk to me ... Talk to me about coconut oil and fingernails! Anyone notice a difference in the strength and length of your nails when you 'faithfully' use coconut oil? Tue, 2 Aug 2011 23:13:01 EST We are on the winning side of the sat fat issue <link><BR>rated-fats-they%E2%80%99re-good-for-you/ </link> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:48:10 EST Bought coconut what? :) I bought almond flour and coconut flour and found recipes for the almond one but seem to fall short on finding coconut flour ideas. :) <BR> It was not cheap so I'd like to use it. <BR> <BR> Thanks for any tips and ideas! Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:48:22 EST Evaporated Milk Substitute... I am looking for an evaporated milk substitute. Would coconut milk work in this situation? Regular or lower fat versions? I'm looking to try it in a pumpkin custard recipe... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 12:48:26 EST Can't fool a horse with the placebo effect! This is real healing using real food. My doggy's story is like this: <BR> <link><BR>on=com_content&view=article&id=6370:we<BR>llness-wednesday-my-biostar-story-tybe<BR>rius-the-skin-allergy-horse&catid=18:w<BR>ellness-zone&Itemid=427 </link> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:50:55 EST Coconut butter ... When you Sparkers talk about "coconut butter" - what exactly are you talking about? Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:00:03 EST Interesting Article on Coconut uses <link><BR>/why-extra-virgin-coconut-oil-makes-a-<BR>great-deodorant </link> Thu, 7 Jul 2011 23:02:31 EST Eager to Learn More About Coconut! I just started with the coconut oil and am really eager to learn. I did a little bit of research a few years back, started trying it out but lost my focus. I just started adding it to my morning tea and am excited to learn more. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 19:11:44 EST Pineapple and coconut! Grilled or Roasted pineapple chunks (not from the can) coconut oil and then shredded coconut! omg delish. and guilt free. as long as you don't eat 500 chunks like i wanted too! <em>250</em> <em>482</em> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 20:06:03 EST Coconut sugar Here's a link to some info on coconut sugar (of course they are selling it). Has anyone tried it? <BR><BR>ain_page=product_info&cPath=100151_100<BR>436&products_id=1004362 Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:11:55 EST Seafood Chowder Non dairy. Uses full fat coconut milk. I made this for dinner tonight. It was WONDERFUL! You can use any combination of seafood you like. Salmon would be good. Use dill instead of the paprika. YUM! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1688882 </link> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:07:48 EST Coconut water kefir and yogurt I purchased some young green coconuts in hopes of making some coconut kefir lemonade and kefir yogurt using Body Ecology kefir grains. After almost 24 hours, it seems like the yogurt is done but I'm not sure. Has anyone ever tried making this before? How will I know if it's ready? <BR> <BR> Doe anyone have a tried and true kefir lemonade recipe using stevia they'd be willing to share. I'm hoping to drink this to quench my love of lemonade while keeping my sugar cravings at bay. Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:43:58 EST Chocolate cake recipe with coconut oil I want to make a great Father's day cake - chocolate, but with virgin coconut oil. Can I substitute the shortening in my favorite recipe for the coconut oil? Or, does anyone have a fabulous chocolate cake made with coconut oil? Sun, 19 Jun 2011 14:28:08 EST More great coconutty info! <link><BR>archive/2011/06/22/magical-fat-that-in<BR>creases-good-cholesterol-and-lowers-ab<BR>dominal-obesity-in-women.aspx </link> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:26:07 EST Best Coconut Pancakes EVER!!! <link><BR>t-pancake/ </link> <BR> <BR> I used coconut ghee instead of butter, stevia instead of honey and cinnamon instead of the dessert spice. I fried them in coconut oil. These ARE the best pancakes I have EVER eaten! <BR> Makes 2 large fluffy pancakes. Since I only eat 2 full meals per day I enjoyed both (guilt free) topped with some Greek yogurt and a small handfull of blueberries. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:50:23 EST Exploring Coconut Oil Hello, <BR> <BR> I am currently in the middle of a huge dietary paradigm shift, which started with my massage therapist pointing out that the canola oil we use turns toxic upon cooking. She recommended that I use coconut oil instead, and that lead me to research the whole subject of fats. I found Mary Enig's book "Eat Fat Lose Fat" which has further turned everything I thought I knew about healthy eating upside down. <BR> <BR> Her book as led me to research, sugars, soy, and I now know I ... Mon, 30 May 2011 14:33:22 EST will let you know! okay ladies. I got sunburned today (tsk tsk i know) and will be slathering the coconut oil on tonight much more than i have been for a moisterizer. will let you know if it helps me stop looking like a lobster... <em>18</em> Sun, 29 May 2011 20:17:48 EST My Doctor Says "No!!" Now what do I do - I went to my medical doctor last Thursday, and when I mentioned coconut oil she had an absolute fit, and admonished me severely, telling me to stay away from it! I mean to tell you, she had a terrible reaction at the mere mention of the stuff! She screamed, covered her face, and muttered something about "saturated fat" and "Dr. Oz", and then we moved on, I was quite taken aback. Comments? Sat, 21 May 2011 13:13:16 EST The Eye Opener Hey! I get this mag for free from my health food store. It is also available free online in PDF format. <BR> <BR> Current Issue <BR> <link><BR>eEyeOpenerNo8.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Excellent article on MCT oil (for athletes and weight loss). There's also a recipe. Page 5 <BR> <BR> Virgin Coconut oil benefits (and differnces between the types of CO) on page 10 <BR> <BR> <BR> Back Issues: <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 21 May 2011 13:02:28 EST Coconut Cod I am watching Sunny Anderson "Cooking for Real" on Food Network right now, and she has a really interesting menu today: <BR> <BR><BR>eal/the-cod-father/index.html Sun, 15 May 2011 11:05:53 EST Nutiva on sale at Amazon Amazon has the Nutiva extra virginia coconut oil on sale again. If you subscribe the price is $35.89 (US) for two 54-ounce jars. Works out to 0.33/oz. which is the best price I've found, even cheaper than my co-op. Sat, 14 May 2011 09:23:05 EST Coconut milk powder A month or two ago, there was a discusion about a website that had quite a few different items including coconut milk powder, and i think they had crystals, etc as well. <BR> <BR> Someone said they were going to order some -- was that you Laura? I am wondering if you received it and how you like it. I lost the web address and can't remember the name, but would sure like to know if anyone has tried it and where they got it from. Tue, 10 May 2011 20:54:03 EST Cast Iron Cookware Does anyone here use cast iron cookware either the fry pans or roasters? <BR> <BR> If so, what do you use to season it? Would you use coconut oil? <BR> <BR> Just wondering? Tue, 10 May 2011 20:49:43 EST Coconut Milk & Cream in Tetra packs I was at the health food store today. They are always getting new stuff, so I always take the time to look over everything. Wilderness Family Naturals has coconut milk and coconut cream in tetra packs. <BR> Oh! I also bought some coconut spread! Mmmmm.....!!! <BR> <link><BR>egory/coconut-products-coconut-milk.php </link> Tue, 10 May 2011 19:42:14 EST Coconut Cream sold in JARS not CANS <link><BR>ream_concentrate.htm </link> <BR> <BR> For those concerned with BPA's in cans... Mon, 9 May 2011 19:55:14 EST AHA! The differnece 'tween Cold pressed and VCO Are the Nutrient Benefits of EPCO the same as Virgin Coconut Oil (VCNO)? <BR> <BR> As far as the comparison between the Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil (EPCO) and the VCNO, the EPCO still has the medium chain fatty acids/tryglicerides (MCTs) that are the major reason for the nutrient benefits of coconut oil. These are what studies say increase metabolism, support the immune system, etc. What the EPCO is missing is some of the nutrients and anti-oxidant properties that are in VCNO, like Vitamin ... Mon, 9 May 2011 17:16:49 EST Extra Virgin vs. Virgin I just made a recipe of oatmeal cookies using the last of my virgin coconut oil. They were PERFECT! When I decided to make another batch to take to an event tomorrow, I opened my new jar (this time EXTRA virgin) and used it. I noticed first that the dough is a little more gooey/sticky and second that, when I tasted a bit (yes! don't you have to taste cookie dough too?) that it had an after-taste akin to rubber. I gues I"ll find out in 12-15 minutes whether they will cook up differently in... Sat, 7 May 2011 14:00:45 EST Carrot Cake Breakfast This one looks interesting I thought: <BR> <link><BR>/carrot-cake-breakfast.html </link> Fri, 6 May 2011 01:22:19 EST Whoa! Turned my head about making coconut milk! I don't know if any of you have already seen this but... <BR> <BR> This web page has some very interesting information that is different than what we have heard before. Like that coconuts don't stay fresh very long and that most coconuts that have to travel a long way from where they are grown get moldy and have probably been irradiated to help keep mold down. Using dried organic coconut is a better way to go. <BR> <BR> And the leftover pulp cannot be used to make coconut flour--coconut fl... Thu, 5 May 2011 22:55:11 EST Healthy Ways Newsletter <link><BR>-3.htm </link> Thu, 5 May 2011 15:54:01 EST Nice little article <link><BR>d_coconut_oil.html </link> Mon, 2 May 2011 08:35:42 EST Coconut Milk Okay... I have used LOW FAT coconut milk many times (on cereal, as a replacement fo milk in recipes,etc.) but it always was the low-fat version. This last trip to the store I got the regular kind - and boy was I surprised. First of all, when you open the can it is not liquid, like the low-fat version. It was a soft solid - kinda Crisco-like. Okay, I thought, I won't be putting this over my oatmeal - but I could throw it into a smoothie. It worked out just fine (although my daughter didn'... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:37:05 EST Mark Sisson's Favorite Herbs <link><BR>its-herbs/ </link> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:41:23 EST Oil in Protein Shake This has probably already been explained somewhere but I can't find it. Please explain to me again. Also, I really should have seen this coming....not too bright here. I made a protein shake....I thought....oh, I'll add coconut oil. Well I had added ice to the shake and what happens to oil, especially hard oil, when you get it really cold? It just becomes harder! It was all through the shake in these little tiny pellets of coconut oil pellets. It didn't really taste bad but it could ha... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:23:24 EST Coconut Red Lentil Soup From Oh She Glows <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-lentil-soup/ </link> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> • 1 cup yellow split peas <BR> • 1 cup red split lentils <BR> • 7 cups water <BR> • 1 medium carrot, chopped <BR> • 2 tablespoons fresh peeled and minced ginger <BR> • 2 tablespoons curry powder <BR> • 1 tablespoon coconut oil <BR> • 8 green onions, thinly sliced <BR> • 1/3 cup raisins <BR> • 1/3 cup tomato paste <BR> • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk <BR> ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:13:52 EST First try with coconut oil I joined this team for several reasons... I have read a bunch about the health benefits of coconut and have already experimented with replacing some of my gluten-free flour with coconut flour. Sometimes it has been amazing - sometimes it's in need of a little more experimentation... but I'm game! I also LOVE unsweetened coconut in my homemade granola and on my morning Quinoa as well as a mix of coconut milk & soy milk. So coconut OIL is the next logical step I figured. <BR> <BR> Well - my ... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 22:25:33 EST Beware: Chocolate Coconut Butter Banana Bites Alright, it has already been established that I am an evil woman - especially in regards to the coconut recipes I have posted lately and this one is no exception. <BR> <BR> I wrote a blog about the recipe - and this way I could also include photos. These little puppies are delish! <BR> <BR> Check out my blog <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=JILLIAN40 </link> <BR> <BR> I seem to recall Annie and Laura mentioning something about having coconut butter but beca... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:09:05 EST HAPPY EASTER To those that observe, HAPPY EASTER <BR> <BR> To those that don't, have a great weekend. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 20:02:37 EST Curious on Your Opinion from all the educated people on this team about this article I read this morning about oils? <BR> I never read before how unsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are cause for disease <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s5-1/vegoil.html </link> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:43:09 EST raw chocolate chip cookie Haven't tried these yet, but am looking forward to trying them. I like making my own chips! Of course the recipe is from my Angela over at Oh She Glows <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ate-chip-cookies/ </link> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> Cookie dough: <BR> • 1 3/4 cups ground raw cashews <BR> • 3/4 cup ground raw oats <BR> • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar <BR> • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> • 1/4 cup coconut oil <BR> <BR> Raw chocolate chip... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:41:59 EST Scalloped Potatoes My sis & I were just discussing Easter dinner and we decided on Ham and potato au gratin. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a recipe that does not have gluten? How do you thicken it? Sis has MS and must avoid wheat and other gluten flours. <BR> <BR> I thought I would sub coconut milk for the regular milk..... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 22:47:14 EST Do you track the calories? Do you all track the calories from your coconut oil to stay within daily range? Coconut oil has done wonders for my health, but I find I restrict food when I'm doing the 3.5 T/day so my calories don't get out of control. Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:29:36 EST Salmon Patties with Creamed Spinach Mmmmmm! I had this for dinner! <BR> <BR> I made the patties...(from Primal Cookbook) <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1598502&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> for the creamed spinach, I simply melted some CO in a saucepan, added some finely diced onion (about 2 tbsps), some cumin, cardamom and a little bit of minced garli. A pinch of sea salt too. Added about of cup of frozen, chopped, organic spinach. I let the spinach cook abit (and thaw out), then added about 1/4... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:20:17 EST Coconut Flour Biscuits I haven't made these but since I just came across this recipe I thought I'd share it <BR> <link><BR>biscuits/ </link> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 21:36:19 EST Curried Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk This one got me drooling! <BR> <link><BR>soup-with-coconut-milk/?utm_source=fee<BR>dburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>Feed%3A+nourishedkitchen+%28The+Nouris<BR>hed+Kitchen%29 </link> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:26:43 EST Wow! Coconut Oil Cure? Read my Blog <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=FIT_ARTIST </link> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:38:14 EST A coconut frozen treat from the So Delicious folks Don't know why I didn't think of this before. I have tried this and it's really good. I just haven't had it around for a long time 'cuz it's too tempting. But some of you might really like to have some in your freezer. They offer it in a variety of flavors <BR> <link><BR>s/product.php?p=purely_decadent_cm_van<BR>illa_bean </link> <BR> <BR> I wonder if there's an easy way to just make our own frozen coconut creamy treat. Probably is, like everything els... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:27:57 EST Best online sources? Hi all, <BR> <BR> I've seen a few online souces of coconut oil and other coconut products mentioned, but they're buried in the recipe threads, so I was hoping people would post here. I can get small jars of refined, organic coconut oil in my local grocery store (yay!) but I have to go across town to the "health food" stores for most anything else. <BR> <BR> I tend to be a little wary about ordering food online, so if you guys can share your experiences with good, reputable, online sellers, ... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:57:37 EST Coconut Brownies OMG! These were so good! <BR> I don't normally use a lot of sugar, but the original recipe called for sucanat and I happened to have 2 cups of sucanat in my cupboard, and it was time to get rid of the last of it. (I'm sort of a stevia, honey or maple syrup gal these days). Anyhow, I think that the sugar crystals are actually partly responsible for the great texture of this brownie. <BR> <BR> Gluten free, grain free, dairy free. The texture was perfect brownie!!! Now, they didn't have that ni... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 01:04:06 EST Choosing the right Coconut Oil Newsletter from Bruce Fife <BR> <link><BR>-2.htm </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:14:56 EST Coconut vegan pancakes I made these pancakes this morning. I cut the recipe in half and didn't make the strawberry soft serve. These pancakes are glorious - crispy, coconuty, and almost buttery even though there isn't any butter in them. I think it is from the rich coconut milk. I didn't put any syrup on them they were so good just the way they were. I did have to add more flour to my batter as they were hard to turn on the griddle. <BR> <BR> From Oh She Glows <BR> <BR> <link> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 18:40:15 EST Orange and Coconut Treat I got this in my WHF email today and it looks simplistic but very good! Thought I would share! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>&dbid=185&utm_source=daily_click&utm_m<BR>edium=email&utm_campaign=daily_email </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 10:36:23 EST Shrimp & Cauliflower in Coconut Sauce OMG! This was sooooo good! Had it for dinner. I adapted the recipe from Bruce Fife's Coconut Cookbook. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1584911 </link> Sat, 9 Apr 2011 20:54:47 EST Coconut Tahini Halvah? Yep. That's right! And it's delicious! <BR> After trying this, it seems to me that one could try all kinds of different nut butters also. <BR> Now, these turned out GREAT! But, next time I'm gonna try with Almond Butter, and drizzle with some dark chocolate on top before sprinkling the almond meal on top. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1583785 </link> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 23:55:11 EST what i have heard.... if someone has this out there already i'm sorry for repeating --- but <BR> coconut oil + vitamin D3 = soooooo good for you! Fri, 8 Apr 2011 21:18:22 EST chips! Just wanted to let you all know about a delicious snack that i had the other day. Danielle roasted organic coconut chips (they have all different fruit chips and veggie). a bag is a little pricey but for a treat every now and then --- well worth it! <em>247</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 19:57:12 EST Hi I love coconut oil and believe it has healing powers!! i know someone who was very sick and not that they are totally cured but it's sort of unbelievable how much better she is. I use it on my skin and in my hair! <em>247</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 19:54:25 EST Coconut Butter Just got a jar of Artisan coconut butter. It is quite solid, I have never used it before. I had some on my whole wheat english muffin this morning with honey. Is it suppose to be loose or creamier? I seen pictures online and it looked so creamy. Am I suppose to warm it up before i use it??? Any uses or recipes using this would be appreciated. Thanks. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 17:23:32 EST Coconut Secret Combo Pack Coconut Secret COMBO PACK! <BR> <BR> # Includes one bottle/container each of: Coconut Aminos 8 fl. oz. <BR> # Coconut Crystals 12 oz. <BR> # Coconut Nectar 12 fl. oz. <BR> # Coconut Vinegar 12.7 fl. oz. <BR> <BR> $29.95 <BR> <BR> I'm ordering! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>in_page=product_info&cPath=100151_1003<BR>93&products_id=1003543&zenid=9k4gsjr3j<BR>9jqd4kd0bf71dgpt0 </link> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:49:06 EST Coco Berry Granola Bars Kid Approved! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1581029 </link> Thu, 7 Apr 2011 00:13:59 EST Coconut Oil & Butter Ghee This stuff is to DIE for! I saw it at the health food store and having failed at making ghee myself, I thought, I just HAD to HAVE some! I've had to cut out dairy so ghee is perfect (whey has been removed) <BR> It's perfect for sauteeing things that you also like a little butter flavor. Butter and coconut oil are two of the healthiest fats and here they are in one jar! <BR> You can also make it yourself... <BR> <link><BR>px?ID=180 </link> <BR> Organic v... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 21:11:06 EST Ooooh, Mango Upsidedown Cake Mango Upside-Down Coconut Cake <BR> For drooling go here: <BR> <link><BR>/mango-upside-down-coconut-cake.html </link> <BR> <BR> 2 mangoes <BR> 6 tablespoons butter, divided <BR> 1/2 cup palm sugar, divided <BR> 1/4 cup coconut oil <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 cup coconut milk <BR> 1/2 coconut flakes <BR> 1 cup coconut flour <BR> 1 tsp baking powder <BR> 1/4 tsp salt <BR> 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice <BR> <BR> 1. Peel and t... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 17:13:14 EST Shelf-life? Uses? I just bought my first jar of coconut oil -- $9.49 (!) for the only kind I could find, Spectrum. I love to try new things, and have been reading most of the threads in this group, so am excited to try my new oil. But am hesitating on opening it, here are my two questions: <BR> <BR> 1. How long will it last after I open it? <BR> <BR> 2. Is there a thread devoted to all the ways I can use it, in case shelf-life is short-ish? Wed, 6 Apr 2011 01:13:39 EST Coconutty Granola I just made this up, guys and it is GOOD! So I thought I would post. I know that some on here don't do grains, but I thought I would post for those of us who do.... <BR> <BR> 2 1/2 c Rolled Oats <BR> 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon <BR> 3/4 c chopped raw walnuts <BR> 1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut (I used the fresh coconut we bought yesterday) <BR> 1/4 c coconut oil (extra virgin) <BR> 1/4 c honey <BR> dried fruit, chocolate chips or any other "stir ins" of your choice. <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to ... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:28:56 EST coconut milk yogurt? Alright, I am a huge yogurt fan...and as I ate my lovely coconut chia pudding this morning, I thought...hmmm...I wonder if I could make coconut milk yogurt. I know that So Delicious brand makes some, so I think it is possible. And since this team is full of such clever and knowledgeable folk, I thought I would ask y'all. I did google it and found this recipe - link posted below. But I have seen posts about making yogurt from scratch on the eating clean/clean recipe teams and I wondered if... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 20:11:41 EST Thai Coconut Stir-Fry I made this tonight and it was really good! <BR> <BR> Cut up organic chicken and sauteed it in at least 1 T. coconut oil, removed from pan and set aside. <BR> <BR> Then I drained off the watery liquid, added 1 T. coconut oil and threw in the following: <BR> <BR> Chopped Bok Choy <BR> Chopped Baby Carrots <BR> Chopped Green Onions <BR> Sliced (thin) Red Pepper <BR> Sliced Water Chestnuts <BR> Sugar Snap Pea Pods <BR> Pressed Garlic <BR> <BR> Sauteed until tender crisp, added chicken and th... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 18:53:28 EST Banana Butter Pancakes Wow, these sound too good *not* to make! I am wondering though, you think swapping out coconut oil for the olive oil? Might make a tasty twist!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>banana-butter-pancakes.html </link> <BR> <BR> Saw this one and thought I would share!! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 23:21:28 EST 5 ingredent no bake date squares 5 Ingredient No Bake Date Squares <BR> <BR> Adapted from KB Blissologist. <BR> <BR> Crust: <BR> <BR> * 1.5 cups whole raw almonds <BR> * 1.5 cups regular oats (for Gluten-free, use GF oats) <BR> * 1/2 tsp kosher salt <BR> * 10 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped <BR> * 1/4 cup coconut oil <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Date filling: <BR> <BR> * 25 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped (~2.5 cups) <BR> * 1/2 cup water <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> ... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 19:26:51 EST Link: More Coconut Oil Recipes! Now if you can turn a blind eye to brand naming, here are some great recipe ideas! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cipes.htm </link> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 18:04:13 EST Young Coconuts? 2 Questions: <BR> <BR> 1) How long will they last in the fridge? <BR> 2) What do you do with them? <BR> <BR> I just bought a couple since they were on sale, but I am unsure as to what to do with them or how long they will stay fresh in the fridge. Sun, 3 Apr 2011 15:06:12 EST Coconut Banana Pie OK. I made this tonight. My first time using agar for a thickener. It works remarkably well. Better than gelatin I would say. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1572804 </link> <BR> <BR> It's not really sweet. Some of you may prefer it to be sweeter, maybe not. Personal preference. <BR> <BR> I think next time I make this, I may add some dark cacao to the mix. Mmmmm that would be good. <BR> <BR> It sets up in minutes. The pie was ready to eat within 1... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 00:29:01 EST Hard to Stomach Hi There! I have been reading about the benefits of coconut oil and figured I would give it a try. I started today with about a teaspoon in my hot tea. I got thru the cup of tea; however, it was hard to stomach. All I was thinking was that I cannot believe I am actually drinking oil. And geez ... I hope this helps me to lose weight! <BR> <BR> I know there are other ways to incorporate it into your diet ... ie., cooking. But, honestly, when I cook, I very rarely use any type of oil. <BR... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 15:04:38 EST Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Just found this nice looking Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Recipe <BR> Gluten and Sugar-free. It also has a coconut oil option. I bet you could probably use a combination of butter/CO in this recipe <BR> <link><BR>1/03/chocolate-shortbread-cookies.html </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 21:57:05 EST Blueberry Banana Muffins Gluten Free <link><BR>11/03/blueberry-banana-muffins-gaps-le<BR>gal.html </link> <BR> <BR> Of course you'll want to choose the CO option Fri, 1 Apr 2011 21:11:16 EST Hi I don't always post much but I love all the information I learn from you guys on this team, Clean Eating...... Thanks for all the wonderful information! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 17:04:24 EST Doc M on coconut oil I thought that this was a pretty good, basic explanation about coconut oil: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:43:52 EST Gluten Free Pineappl -Coconut Muffins I saw this recipe online and thought I would post. I am not GF, but thought maybe those of you who are, would be interested... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>04/gluten-free-pineapple-coconut-muffi<BR>ns.html </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:29:00 EST Coconut Milk Anyone know if there is coconut milk that is not sold in cans, but maybe in a tetra pak or something liket that? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:10:38 EST Sale on Nutiva Coconut Oil Someone just passed me this info and asked me to share it. <BR> <link><BR>rganic-extra-virgin-coconut-oil-sale/ </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:53:55 EST Team Name Change? I think that we are all aware that it is just not coconut oil that is so good for us, but the entire coconut. Coconut butter, coconut meat, coconut water, coconut milk... <BR> What does everyone think of changing the team name to something that encompasses the entire coconut? <BR> <BR> Possible new names <BR> <BR> Coco-Nuts <BR> <BR> Coconut Team <BR> <BR> Coco-Nutty <BR> <BR> Coconut Diet <BR> <BR> Cracked Coconut <BR> <BR> Ummm... feel free to offer your opinion and possible new tea... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:24:17 EST Coconut Bark This recipe can be modified many different ways if you google coconut bark you will find lots of ideas. This is a simple one. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1569801&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> I am sugar free so this is like a treat for me. <BR> 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil <BR> 1 Tbsp cocoa powder <BR> 1/4 tsp liquid stevia (english toffee is one of my favorites) <BR> <BR> Put a pan line with waxed paper in the freezer for 10 mins. <BR> Melt coconut oil and mix with... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:20:03 EST Haupia - Hawaiian Coconut "Pudding" I went to the grocery store and found frozen coconut milk made locally here in Hawaii. <BR> <BR> "Ingredients: Coconut milk (Pure coconut milk extracted from fresh coconut meat. No water added) No lactose. No Preservatives" <BR> <BR> I thought that sounded pretty good. <BR> <BR> And I have been looking for a recipe for coconut pudding - haven't fund one yet. Does anyone have one? <BR> <BR> I thought I would share with you the recipe for Haupia. This has a form more similar to jell-... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:53:08 EST This might just be a rumor Someone on another team that I'm on just posted that SP will be requiring a $25 membership fee. If this is true and not just a lame rumor then I invite everyone over to my personal blog which I have done nothing with since I set it up. We can discuss stuff there...and on each other's personal blogs. <BR> <BR> Here's mine (sorry about the emptiness of it...for now...just no time!!! <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:08:16 EST Coconut Oil newsletter I have subscribed to this newsletter. Lots of good info here. <BR> <link><BR>-2.htm </link> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:10:32 EST How do you include coconut oil into your diet? Just bought a jar, and don't know how I would get 3 tbsp into me on a daily basis... Lookin for suggestions. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 05:40:58 EST Coconut Lime Pie <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1568181 </link> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:48:21 EST Coconut Shrimp with Curry Dip I tried this recipe tonight <BR> <link><BR>imp/ </link> <BR> <BR> Made some changes. <BR> <BR> 2 pounds shrimp <BR> 1 cup shredded coconut <BR> 1 cup coconut flour <BR> 1-2 tbsp garlic seasoning (I used Costco's housebrand Organic Garlic seasoning with no salt added) <BR> 4 eggs <BR> sea salt and pepper to taste <BR> <BR> After making as per directions, I popped the prawns in the oven. MMMMmmmm they turned a nice golden brown. Took them out and tri... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:29:02 EST Coconut Oil Chocolate I googled 'coconut oil chocolate' and I found this recipe, I have not tried it yet, but I plan to. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>to-make-chocolate.html </link> <BR> <BR> Its very simple, coconut oil, sugar and coco powder. If you don't want to eat over priced chocolates and are a chocoholic, this is an alternative. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:48:11 EST Coconut Chai Latte This is what I made for breakfast: <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup almond milk <BR> 1/4 cup coconut milk - skimming the cream from the top <BR> 1/2 cup strong chai tea (2 bags in 1 cup of water brewed for 10 min) <BR> <BR> Pour all 3 into a pot, on medium heat until it simmers, then lower heat for ~ 1 minute. <BR> <BR> You can add maple syrup (to taste) and vanilla (1 tsp) <BR> <BR> Put it into a blender and blend for 60-90 seconds so it is frothy. <BR> <BR> Pour into a mug, sprinkle with cinnamon. <B... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:35:24 EST What's in your coconut milk? Hey Laura, and others more knowledgeable than I - what do you look for in the ingredient list when you are purchasing your coconut milk? Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:40:10 EST Hot Cocoa with Coconut milk recipe Once again, here is a recipe from my favorite website, Oh She Glows (It's not oil, but it is coconut milk): <BR> <BR> Tall, Dark, And Handsome… Hawt Cocoa <BR> <BR> Unlike the male variety, this form of tall, dark, and handsome is guaranteed not to disappoint. I adapted the ‘hot coco-cocoa’ recipe from Eat Drink & Be Vegan. This is hands down the best cocoa I have ever had. Ever. In eternity. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 3/4 cup coconut milk (full strength, not light!) <BR> ... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 22:36:24 EST What about Soft Gel Capsules? I'm excited to find your new team, and want to incorporate coconut oil into my daily life. I tried to review the different articles, but I didn't see you address Coconut Oil in capsule form. <BR> <BR> Amazon has Virgin Coconut Oil 1000 mg / 120 softgels for $10.55 or $8.97/bottle with free shipping if you set up an auto delivery. It is NOW® Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (unrefined cold-pressed oil) I was wondering if that would be a better way to go for me. I could take it with my vitamins.... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:00:50 EST Hair Care Yesterday I decided to give the Coconut Hair treatment a try, massage a bit of coconut oil into scalp and then wash hair. Hair looks great, no conditioner needed. I think I'll try it a couple weeks and see how it works out. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:48:13 EST Hair Care Yesterday I decided to give the Coconut Hair treatment a try, massage a bit of coconut oil into scalp and then wash hair. Hair looks great, no conditioner needed. I think I'll try it a couple weeks and see how it works out. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:44:25 EST Coconut Oil Deodorant Reposted with permission of CRAZYDOGLADYBO <BR> Thanks!!! <BR> <BR> For anyone interested, here is the deodorant recipe: <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup baking soda <BR> 1/4 cup corn starch or arrowroot powder <BR> 5 to 6 tablespoons of coconut oil <BR> <BR> Combine dry and add in coconut oil to desired consistency. I keep mine in a small plastic container. Found this on the internet and I started using it last summer. This is not an antiperspirant. <BR> <BR> Feel free to re-post this. emoticon <BR> <... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:46:29 EST Just starting - Invited by CINDYTW Hi, I'm new here and I am looking to start using coconut in my diet. Ironically I have coconut oil at home because I use it in my homemade deodorant. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 18:42:16 EST Chocolate Coffee Scones This recipe is from Oh She Glows: <BR> <BR><BR>-chocolate-coffee-scones/ <BR> <BR> Check out the website for details on how to make these. <BR> <BR> Perfect Chocolate Coffee Scones <BR> <BR> Filled with delicious coffee flavour and huge chunks of dark chocolate, these scones are the perfect pick me up for an afternoon snack. Whole wheat pastry flour substitutes the traditional white flour making for a heartier taste while still resulting in a delic... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 21:19:24 EST Monkey Bars <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1559448 </link> <BR> <BR> If these are not sweet enough for you, feel free to add more sweetener. Make sure you let them cool completely so the coconut oil sets. <BR> I have also figured out the coconut oil content per serving to be approximately 2/3 of a tbsp. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:58:19 EST Nothing to do with coconut - just HAD to share Well, we could name the dog "Coconut"! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:43:13 EST Hello from Wisconsin Hi, my name is Susan, and I've been a Sparkie since July 2010, lost 60#'s since starting my journey in Oct. 2008, but now I'm ready to take the next 'bite' of the HEALTHY LIVING elephant and embrace more clean eating. We've eaten all whole grains our whole marriage [going on 22 years], grind our wheat and make breads, buns, muffins, pancakes, pizza doughs with freshly ground wheat; however, sugar is another story! <BR> <BR> As for oils, I was pretty upset once when I would only buy cold pre... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:59:08 EST Trying to get in my coconut! I am inspired to try this and get more coconut in my life! Sat, 26 Mar 2011 14:51:05 EST 5 pound weight loss in one week Coconut oil has been shown to increase metabolism. I have increased my basal temperature by one full degree by taking coconut oil. It took about 4 days to start seeing the advantages of using coconut oil. <BR> This last week I have lost 5 pounds. I have been eating 1800-2000 calories per day. (have a look at my nutrtional tracker). <BR> I keep my macros around 40P 40F 20C. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 14:25:53 EST Sources of Coconut Oil; Daily Dose The recommended daily dosage of coconut oil is 31/2 tbsps. If you only eat 1-2 tbsps that is OK. You will still benefit. <BR> If you are looking for ways to get in your daily amount of coconut oil per day, but want other sources other than coconut oil, you can also get it from other coconut products... <BR> <BR> Daily Dose Comparison: <BR> <BR> 3 1/2 tbsps of coconut oil <BR> <BR> 7 oz fresh coconut meat (about 1/2 coconut) <BR> <BR> 2 3/4 cups dried, shredded coconut <BR> <BR> 10 oz of ... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:54:10 EST First Challenge! I am challenging myself to eat 2-4 tbsp of coconut oil per day. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:42:20 EST Coconut Waffles Today I made these. The were great! I drizzled some melted oil on top of them and added some no sugar preserves and fresh raspberries. You will find that all of the recipes I post are GF, and most of them are fairly low in carbs since I avoid grains and starches. I think they make me fat. So, instead, I eat coconut OIL! lol Healthy FAT! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1532624 </link> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:39:44 EST Raw Cacao Coconut Cookie Pie Crust These are GREAT! The recipe also makes a GREAT pie crust. Just press into a pan and fill with whatever you like. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1535879 </link> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:39:03 EST Coconut Mayo Made this today. I used raw coconut oil and you can't even really taste it. Tastes like yummy homemade mayonaisse. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1540172 </link> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:37:01 EST Bananas Over Coconut Icecream I made this yesterday. I did add some stevia, but I'm not sure it needed it to tell you the truth. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1548450 </link> <BR> <BR> We should have a Coconut Recipe book. I have been adding the coconut recipes to my Clean Eating & Recipes Team Cookbook. There is one just for Coconut recipes... <BR> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:36:21 EST Coconut Pecan Granola You can change up the berries, nuts, seeds and spices. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1552666 </link> <BR> <BR> Ummmm... I don't think you guys should make this. You won't be able to STOP eating it! <em>4</em> <em>29</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:35:36 EST Bruce Fife Newsletter Anyone interested in signing up for Bruce Fife's newsletter? He is the author of the Coconut Oil Miracle <BR> <link><BR>e.htm </link> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:32:19 EST Refined Coconut Oil. Good News! I just finished reading the Coconut Oil Miracle book. Good news about refined coconut oil. It is just as healthy as unrefined. The reason is that coconut oil does not oxidize from heat. The refining process does not alter the nutritional properties of coconut oil in any way. Anyhow... I'm just thinking... if my DH is gonna eat stuff like homemade coconut mayo, I just KNOW he won't eat it with my raw coconut oil in it. It does sort of smell like coconut. SO, I will get some of Spectrum's refin... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:31:27 EST LOVE coconut oil! Just me again... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:29:39 EST I'm the first one here! It's me. I'm on my own here. lol Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:24:03 EST