Alright, so that’s just a harmless poke at all my able blogging colleagues who seem to always find no more, and no less, than "10 Ways to [fill in the blank]". Kinda cracks me up, but there you have it. So I’m not coming up with 57. In fact, I have no idea how many ways there are. I’ll just give you my favorites, and readers are welcome and encouraged to drop their favorites in comments.
Of course, this is on the heels of my post the other day on Alzheimer’s and MCT oil, of which that constitutes about 65% of coconut oil.
But first, what’s my favorite coconut oil? Well, I’ve tried a few and up to a while ago, it was Artisana, which I get at Whole Foods. It is truly very good, and their coconut butter is, as Keith Norris often reminds us, crack. My wife loves it so much she made a special trip to resupply, the other day.
Some moths back, the founder and CEO of Nutiva emailed me, offering to give me some product free to check out. Well, as chance had it, I was on the way to Whole Foods anyway, and got a tub of his coconut oil.
Just to be safe, I bought a jar of Artisana as well. They are very, very close, but I have to give the edge to Nutiva. Just a bit. Alright, so here are the ways I find to get coconut fat from the oil, butter, and canned coconut milk/cream into my diet.
- By the spoonful, straight up.
- Same for coconut butter.
- Coconut butter on celery
- Coconut butter on lettuce.
- Coconut oil in a smoothie of any sort, 1 tbsp per serving.
- Coconut butter in a smoothie of any sort, 1 tbsp per serving.
- Coconut milk in a smoothie of any sort, 1/3 – 1/2 cup per serving.
- Eggs fried in coconut oil, scrambled, over, up, or omelets.
- Fish fried in coconut oil.
- Fish poached in coconut milk.
- Chicken fried in coconut oil.
- Shellfish fried in coconut oil.
- Fried, grilled, or broiled shellfish dipped in hot coconut oil (like with drawn butter).
- Coconut milk curries and sauces.