Posts Tagged ‘coconut oil’
I thought I could use some practice cooking steaks, and my husband didn’t argue with me wanting to practice. I bought several steaks and fell in love with this simple method of cooking this delicious red meat and potatoes.
My husband and I both loved this simple dish, and I’m sure you will too!
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/4 Onion, separated into rings
Step 1) Heat pan on medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and cook steaks.
Step 2) When the steaks are almost done cooking, add onions into coconut oil and sauteé until finished.
Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
Chives, as garnish
Step 1) Cut up potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster the potatoes will cook.
Step 2) Put cut potatoes into large pan, and fill with enough water to cover the top of the potatoes. Boil for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fully cooked and soft.
Step 3) Drain Potatoes and beat until smooth.
Step 4) Add Coconut Oil and Sea Salt. Add to taste.
Step 5) Add freshly chopped chives on top as garnish.
Red meat, like anything else, should be eaten in moderation and cooked with healthy ingredients. The steaks I bought were really thick, so I cut them in half so they weren’t so thick, and then I cooked them in healthy ingredients like coconut oil.
When making the mashed potatoes, be sure to keep the skins on! The skin provides a lot of the nutrients, so peeling the skin off of the potatoes isn’t ideal.
Recipes don’t need to be complicated or have a million different ingredients to taste wonderful.
The problem with spray oils? A lot of spray oils available on the market today use vegetable oil. You know how I feel about that, right?
I recently found Spectrum’s Coconut Spray Oil, which is made with organic refined coconut oil and is naturally expeller-pressed from organically grown coconuts. This is fantastic news because I love coconut oil! This spray oil has a clean and natural flavor, and it’s great for multiple uses. Need to cook eggs? Just spray the pan! Need to bake muffins? Spray the little tin cups!
This is a wonderful find, and I hope you are as excited as I am!
(I seriously wish I got paid for reviews like this…geesh! haha)
More information at: Spectrum® Organics Website
A lot of people enjoy Tiger Prawns at restaurants (or any shrimp for that matter), but they don’t feel confident in making their own dish at home.
My brother (who is an amazing cook!) was visiting me for a couple of days and was the inspiration for this superb dish! I made a few changes to his original recipe (buh-bye butter!), but I must give credit where credit is due. Thank you Eli!
2 lbs raw Tiger Prawns
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tbsp Minced Garlic
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 whole Lime (you will need lime juice and zest)
Step 1) Remove the shells and de-vein the tiger prawns.
Sometimes you will notice a black vein that runs across the back of the shrimp or prawn. I always check for this, and make sure that I remove it before cooking. Just rinse it off with water, and rub it off if needed.
These are edible, but I don’t recommend leaving them on since they have a gritty texture and taste like sand.
This is what a deveined tiger prawn looks like (see below)
Step 2) Add the coconut oil and the tiger prawns to a skillet on medium-high heat.
Step 3) Add minced garlic and sea salt to the tiger prawns once the meat is almost thoroughly cooked.
Cooking Tip: To prevent the minced garlic from being overcooked, wait for the tiger prawns to become mostly cooked before adding it to the hot skillet. Let’s just say, minced garlic burns easily…
Step 4) Squeeze lime juice on tiger prawns once they are almost done cooking.
Step 5) Once tiger prawns are completely cooked (they will be pink, and no gray will be showing on the meat), place the meat on a plate.
Step 6) Use a grater and use lime zest for added taste and as a garnish.
Quite honestly, this is one of those dishes that you don’t have to measure out every single ingredient perfectly. This is an easy dish to make, and I am sure you are going to love it! Enjoy!
I love buying extra bananas just to let them “go bad” – it’s the perfect excuse to make delicious recipes like banana nut bread or banana pancakes!
I made these pancakes recently, and thought I would share this easy recipe with all of you.
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour or Gluten-Free Flour Blend
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Raw Milk or Rice Milk
1 large Egg
2 tbsp melted Coconut Oil
2 ripe Bananas, mashed
Step 1) Mix the milk, egg, melted oil, and bananas and beat well.
Step 2) Mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder. Batter will be slightly lumpy because of the bananas.
Step 3) Heat skillet to a medium-low heat. Put coconut oil on the pan to prevent the pancakes from sticking to the pan. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter onto the warmed skillet. Cook both sides until lightly browned.
Make sure that you slowly cook the pancakes to ensure that they fully cook in the middle.
I suggest that you top these pancakes with pure Organic Maple Syrup. I just warm up the maple syrup first and pour a small amount on top of the pancakes.
There are several reasons you can end up with dry skin. Depending on the severity of your dry skin, you can end up with the ever annoying itchy skin or sadly suffer from cracks and bleeding skin.
I’ve listed some some easy ways you can naturally treat your dry skin, and if you have cracked or dry skin…please act sooner rather than later.
Dry skin can be easily relieved by lotion or aloe vera gel (known fact, right? Read on…).
Lotion is an immediate relief to dry skin, but it doesn’t necessarily resolve the underlying issue. It’s important to find a lotion that is all natural and paraben-free. The only way to know if your lotion of choice is really safe is to read the labels.
A sign of dehydration is dry skin, so be sure to drink plenty of water every day. Avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks, since these types of drinks don’t quench your thirst since they cause you to become dehydration.
Get more Fat
Yeah, you read that correctly. One of the reasons why you might be having dry skin is because you aren’t consuming enough healthy fat. One way you can do this is by eating foods that are high in Omega 3, such as Salmon, flaxseed, walnuts, and even coconut oil.
The lack of humidity, especially common in the Winter months, is definitely a cause for dry and itchy skin. I suggest that you have a humidifier in your bedroom to allow your skin to get moisturized throughout the night.
Now that you know how to take care of your dry skin, you can enjoy your healthy and hydrated Skin – all year long!