Coconut Oil

Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge

Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge
Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge
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Servings: 16 (2 inch squares)
Preparation Time: 1.5 hours

In small saucepan, add cocoa powder, coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Mix over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth and creamy.

Let come to low boil and continue stirring and cooking for about 5 minutes.

Add vanilla, stir again, and remove from heat.

Let mixture cool completely. (You can speed this up in fridge, but do not let it harden.)

While chocolate is cooling, whip (or blend) CCC, coconut oil and avocado in a mixing bowl (or blender), until creamy and smooth.

Add cooled chocolate mixture to avocado mixture and whip (or blend) again until very creamy and smooth, scraping sides as needed.

Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour fudge into pan, spreading out evenly.

Chill fudge in fridge until firmly set (about an hour).

Cut into 2 inch squares. Serve.

Note: Keep stored in fridge.

Recipe by Lynelle. Photo by Orissa. Submit your recipes here for a chance to win $50!

Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Coconut Dipping Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Coconut Dipping Sauce
Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Coconut Dipping Sauce
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Servings: 4: 5-6 shrimp per person, or great for an appetizer
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Pineapple Coconut Dipping Sauce:

Coconut Shrimp:

  • 4 – 6 cups coconut oil
  • ½ pound large fresh wild caught shrimp; peeled, deveined, and butterflied (keep them covered with a wet paper towel while assembling other ingredients)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose, coconut, or sprouted spelt flour (any combo will work)
  • 2 tablespoons whole cane sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup coconut flakes

Place ¾ cup flour on a plate, place remaining ¾ cup flour in a bowl with sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir milk into flour mixture. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Combine panko and coconut on a plate.

Assemble shrimp, flour, flour/milk mixture, panko/coconut mixture.

Heat oil to 350° in a heavy pan, dredge butterflied shrimp in flour, dip in flour/milk mixture and cover with panko/coconut.

Set aside on parchment paper or plate until all shrimp are battered.

Place shrimp in oil, 6 at a time, for 2-3 minutes, turning once. Remove to wire rack or paper towels.

Continue until all shrimp are cooked.

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Summer’s Rainbow Pappardelle

Summer's Rainbow Pappardelle
Summer’s Rainbow Pappardelle
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 1/2 pounds multicolored cherry tomatoes, halved (quartered if large)
  • 3 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium zucchini
  • 8 to 9 ounces dried egg pappardelle
  • 1/4 pound sugar snap peas, strings discarded and peas halved diagonally
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup small basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chives, chopped

Bring an 8-quart pot of water to boil.

While the water is coming to boil, crush garlic through a press into a large bowl, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir together. Add vinegar, coconut oil, and 1 more teaspoon salt, toss to combine. Add tomatoes to the bowl, toss gently, set aside.

Cook the corn in boiling water for 4-6 minutes; remove with tongs and allow to cool.

Peel lengthwise ribbons from zucchini until you see seeds and rotate until you have peeled the entire zucchini. (Reserve seedy core of zucchini for use in a soup.) Set aside ribbons in a different bowl.

Cut cooled corn from cobs; add to tomatoes.

Cook the pasta until al dente. Just before its done, stir in zucchini ribbons and snap peas, cook 15 seconds. Drain and add pasta and peas to tomato mixture. Add onion (if using), then toss gently.

Now add herbs and toss gently again. Serve.

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Coconut Oil Baba Ghanouj Dip

Coconut Oil Baba Ghanouj Dip
Coconut Oil Baba Ghanouj Dip
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 1 hour

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 3 tablespoons Tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, for garnish
  • fresh or dried parsley flakes, for garnish

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Prick eggplant skin with fork or cut a shallow slit along the side of the eggplant (to prevent eggplant from exploding). Place eggplant on a baking dish in middle or top rack in oven, and cook until eggplant shrivels and is soft and mushy and skin is somewhat charred, about 40-50 minutes.

Once eggplant has cooled to touch, peel skin and scoop insides into a bowl and mash (with a fork or potato masher).

Add tahini, garlic, lemon juice, coconut oil, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.

Scoop Coconut Oil Baba Ghanouj dip into a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil and garnish with parsley. Serve with warm flatbread or enjoy with freshly sliced vegetables, like cucumber, bell peppers, or carrots.

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Chewy Tropical Granola Bars

Chewy Tropical Granola Bars
Chewy Tropical Granola Bars
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Servings: 24 small bars
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Lightly toast the oats and coconut flakes in a pan, on medium heat. Add the flaxseed and combine well.

Melt the coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil in a separate pan. Add the honey and maple syrup. Mix well.

Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix. Turn stove off.

Transfer into a loaf pan lined with foil or parchment paper. Flatten evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Allow to chill in the refrigerator before cutting into desired size.

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Chocolate Coconutty Bars

Chocolate Coconutty Bars
Chocolate Coconutty Bars
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Servings: 35 square bars
Preparation Time: Approx. 15 minutes + cooling time

Turn stove on low. Melt chocolate, coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil in a pan.

Blend nuts in a food processor until fine.

Grind coconut chips (if you prefer it to be chewy, skip this step).

Mix oats, coconut chips and blended nuts together in a bowl.

When chocolates are all melted, put in dry ingredients and mix well. Put mixture in an 11 x 7 pan. Spread evenly and set aside to cool and harden, or pop in the fridge to speed this up.

When firm, slice into little squares.

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Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars

Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars
Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Crust:

Filling:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Crust instructions:

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add coconut oil and mix well to get a sandy texture.

Scramble eggs, then add to sandy mixture along with ice water. Knead to mix thoroughly. Spread out into 9×12 baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes until done, edges golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool while making filling (about 10-15 minutes).

Filling instructions:

Put lemon juice in small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over it to hydrate.

In a small pot, bring water to boil, then add hydrated gelatin/lemon juice mixture, and stir to dissolve gelatin.

Add strawberries, honey, and salt to pot, and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until strawberries are soft. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then pour over baked, cooled pie crust.

Transfer to fridge and let chill for at least 4 hours, or until set firm.

Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

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Creamed Summer Squash

Creamed Summer Squash
Creamed Summer Squash
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Servings: 8-10
Preparation Time: 30-35 minutes

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 10 medium yellow summer squash, washed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoon Himalayan salt, or to taste
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese

Saute chopped onion in coconut oil in a large cast iron skillet until tender, but not browned. Add sliced squash and salt and pepper. Stir. Place lid on skillet and cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until squash is very tender, stirring occasionally.

After squash is thoroughly cooked, remove lid and stir. Add butter and mash squash and onions using a potato masher.

Add heavy cream and cream cheese, mixing thoroughly. Cook for an additional 5 minutes on medium-low heat until creamy and thick.

Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy.

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