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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower in Coconut Oil

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower in Coconut Oil

I am having a serious love affair with Coconut Oil.   As many of you already know, there are several fantastic reasons why you should use Coconut Oil:  great taste & healthy for you are the paramount reasons.  As a side note, I recently had my blood tested during Liam’s pregnancy which resulted in a direct quote, “you have the blood of a fourteen year old.”.   I’ve heard many people ask about the oil, as it is saturated, and whether or not

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Yogurt Cake (Gateau au Yogurt) using Coconut Oil

Yogurt Cake (Gateau au Yogurt) using Coconut Oil

I could also title this “The first time I made a cake with Annabelle”  She’s 22months right now, and a little firecracker.  She is always asking to help me when I make her breakfast, lunch, and dinner so I decided it was time to let her help me make a cake.  I read Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting and in the book, Druckerman talks about how the French involve their kids at a young age

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Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I love coconut oil.  My latest predicament was that I didn’t want to use croutons in my salad, but I wanted something crunchy that wouldn’t sog up with the salad dressing.  I scanned my cupboards when I came upon a bag of pumpkin seeds from Trader Joes.  They weren’t crunchy enough so I decided to roast them in a bit of coconut oil.  They came out perfect!  They are crisp and crunchy without being oily.   Print Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Grapefruit & Rosemary Coconut Oil Body Butter

Grapefruit & Rosemary Coconut Oil Body Butter

 Grapefruit & Rosemary Body Butter I wanted to combine the wholesome yumminess of Burt’s Bee’s with the exotic smell of my favorite perfume Jo Malone’s grapefruit and rosemary.  The result was an incredible delight for both your nose and your skin that is perfume free (all essential oils).     Ingredients 2 tsp beeswax Yaley 100% Beeswax Pellets – 4 oz./Natural 1/4c Cocoa Butter RAW Cocoa Butter 1 Lb 1/4c coconut oil  Garden of Life – Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 100% Organic,

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