This deal popped up in my inbox this morning…and it made me think of you. You know of my love for all things coconut, especially coconut oil. From cooking to skin care it is an oil that can almost do it all.
Well, if for some reason you’ve been hesitant and you haven’t tried coconut oil yet, this is the deal you’ve been waiting for.
Simply click the picture to go to this deal and buy to your heart’s content. Happy Monday!
A few nights ago I dreamed I ate a very large bowl of cereal. But, it wasn’t just any cereal, it was one of the foods I had the hardest time breaking up with when I began to eat a cleaner diet. My ex…Kashi Go Lean Crunch. You know, the cereal that boasts it contains as much protein as an egg (and 13x the sugar, but that is a completely different blog post). I practically lived on the stuff, and sometimes I just miss it. So, instead of buying a box of trouble, I made something that would satisfy both my craving and my commitment to my health.
Grain Free Granola
- 1/2 c coconut oil (melted)
- 1/2 c honey
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 c raw sunflower seeds
- 1 c raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 c raw sliced almonds
- 1 c raw chopped pecans
- 2 c shredded unsweetened coconut (split in 1/2)
- 1 c dried blueberries
- 1 c dried cherries
- 1 c dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 300°
- Melt coconut oil and honey together.
- Stir in cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Mix well.
- Add the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans and 1 c of the shredded coconut to the bowl.
- Mix ingredients until evenly coated.
- Spread mixture evenly onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 – 25 min, turning the granola 1/2 way through to prevent burning.
- Let the mixture cool for 5 – 10 min.
- Sprinkle remaining shredded coconut, blueberries, cranberries and cherries on top of the baked granola.
- Using a spatula, mix thoroughly on the cookie sheet.
- ENJOY!! Oh, and try not to eat the whole batch at once…it will be tempting, but if you eat too much it will give you a tummy ache.
*This recipe was inspired by Juli from PaleOMG (http://paleomg.com/paleo-granola/)
When I see gaggles of school aged children wandering aimlessly down my street in the middle of the day, it can only mean one thing. School’s out, summer is officially here, and the season of the backyard barbecue has begun.
Usually, I love to bring giant green salads (like this one) or meat for grilling (our grass-fed beef comes from here) to a barbecue, but sometimes I’ve got to change it up. Sometimes I want to bring a little something sweet. This recipe contains no white flour, no white sugar and no butter, but is a perennial favorite and proves you don’t need to compromise to make a delicious dessert. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturated fat is an important building block of every cell in the human body. But, not all saturated fat is created equal. The saturated fats produced by plant sources, like coconuts, can actually enhance our health, balance our cholesterol, and reduce our risk of heart disease.
But how is this possible? I thought coconuts were bad for me… Read the rest of this entry »