I don’t know what the weather has been like near you but it has been blistering hot here. As a result, I did not make two of my recipes for you using coconut oil Monday or Tuesday. It was just way too hot to heat up the kitchen! So, instead I have compiled some links to interesting facts, uses, and recipes for coconut oil. (Also, don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil. You can do so here before midnight Friday, June 1, 2012).
Here is a link to an interesting article about coconut oil from the New York Times.
Here is a recipe for Homemade Toothpaste
Crunchy Betty has a ton of uses for coconut oil
How about making some pie crust using coconut oil
Here is a link for 160 uses for coconut oil and from the same blog a link on cooking with coconut oil
For those of you who like banana bread, how about trying this moist banana bread recipe with coconut oil
Here are 10 recipes using coconut oil
Here are tons of free coconut recipes from Tropical Traditions website
If you haven’t tried virgin coconut oil, you really should. I find it has a high smoke point so it is great for sauteing. It also brings a natural sweetness which actually acts as a flavor enhancer in savory dishes and allows you to cut down on the amount of sugar needed in sweet items.