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A Fab Friday.

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With all of the hype surrounding the movie theater popcorn, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed when I heard Good Morning America say ‘coconut oil is the absolute worst oil you could ever eat.’

 

Of course, I do not condone eating movie popcorn made with 1-2 cups of oil. However, ingested in small quantities, coconut oil does have some benefits. I know some are controversial, but I have heard it helps with hypothyroidism (which I have), among other things. That is not why I love it - I love it because it tastes amazing. But like everything else: in moderation people!

 

I’ve wondered for awhile what the difference is between coconut butter and coconut oil. I have used coconut oil for years, and I have never seen coconut butter anywhere. I know it exists, but I also have heard people calling coconut oil at it’s solid temperature ‘butter.’

I researched it a bit tonight and this is what I learned:

 

Coconut oil is the pure oil from the coconut.

Coconut butter is oil mixed with some of the meat of the coconut.

 

Both have benefits, albeit different ones.

 

I have never seen coconut butter anywhere, but I would LOVE to try it. Any suggestions for me? Coconut is my favorite flavor of all time.

 

 

Tonight, we shopped for a bit more unnecessary Christmas decor, and got a Santa that appears to be wearing Ugg boots. He is super-cute!

 

 

I dropped my hub off at home so he could get a bite to eat, and I jetted to the grocery store. He was starving, and the 2 of us in my the kitchen just don’t mix

 

 

When I got home, I had a lovely egg in a hole.

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On whole grain tuscany bread, this is fabulous!

 

 

I also ate an entire bag snacked on some Stacy’s chips.

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If you’ve never seen a Fitness America contest before, the contest is taking place tonight and there is a free webcast! I never pass this up, because the shows are no longer on television in the US. I am a lil’ sad I’m not competing with some friends, but cuddled up on the couch with the christmas tree is the next best thing. :)

 

See you Saturday!

 

 

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12 Responses to “A Fab Friday.”

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    kay (eating machine) — November 20, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    i’ve had coconut butter (sample at a vegan fest) sooo good!

    have you tried coconut milk ice cream? the goodness of ice cream, but with a nice coconut tinge.. love it!

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    The Candid RD — November 20, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

    I completely agree with you Jessica. Coconut oil has plenty of health benefits, but when eaten in moderation. Just like popcorn at the movie theater. If you eat it once or twice a month, along with a healthy diet, it’s fine! But there are people out there who eat a large every week. Gross.

    Love the egg in the hole. Looks perfect!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — November 20, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

    Raw Food World. com
    NaturalZing.com

    You will be able to find any product under the sun in terms of coconut anything from them.
    That said, I just use coconut oil. I really dont see that much of a difference theoretically to buy the butter b/c I think the oil is more versatile for cooking but hey girl, rock the butter out. And review it for me. If you “need” it or if one can use the oil to do double duty. I make all my raw stuff with coconut oil, either Navitas Naturals or Spectrum from WF.

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    Yum Yucky — November 21, 2009 @ 4:47 am

    Egg in a hole! Egg in a hole. Me love me some Egg in a hole!

    Maybe for breakfast this morn??

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    VeggieGirl — November 21, 2009 @ 5:16 am

    COCONUT BUTTER INFO HERE!! Click on the link I gave in the post:

    http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com/2009/10/back-to-my-roots.html

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    VeggieGirl — November 21, 2009 @ 5:17 am

    My comment is awaiting moderation?

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    Melinda — November 21, 2009 @ 5:36 am

    I haven’t really used coconut oil or butter. I love the egg in a hole, we used to call that a bullseye. Have a good weekend.

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    Kristie Lynn — November 21, 2009 @ 5:53 am

    Are those the Cinnamon Sugar pita chips? A bag of those in our house lasts all of two days once it’s opened. Drool.

    I know there is an Artisana brand of coconut butter that you could probably order online. I’m tempted to look up a recipe and try to make it myself because I have coconut meat in the freezer and coconut oil in the cupboard… but I’ve been saying that for a while and haven’t done it, so we’ll see if it happens ;)

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    katherine — November 21, 2009 @ 6:25 am

    I agree – coconut oil has a very valuable place in a healthy diet, but always in moderation!

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    Evan Thomas — November 21, 2009 @ 7:02 am

    I saw the Today Show segment on that on the treadmill. I think the type of fat isn’t as scary as the amount. How could they dehealthify whole grains like that so much?

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    Katrina (gluten free gidget) — November 21, 2009 @ 7:11 am

    Everything is good for you one week and bad the next. Whatever! I just use what makes my body feel good and move on. For me, I use coconut oil in moderation, like I do all oils. To each his own, right?! ;-)

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    Low — November 21, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    I’ve never had coconut oil to my knowledge… but I would have no problem trying it. Love egg in a hole!

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