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Hooray for giveaways! This time from the coconut oil company, Nutri-Coco. You probably know the usual disclaimer but here it goes anyway: I got the product for free sent to me by Nutri-Coco. All opinions stated here are my own and were never swayed by the company.
With that said, I could honestly say that I’m a newly coconut oil convert. I would use coconut oil as often as Julia Child would use butter-not that I’m comparing myself to the great Julia Child, just merely saying most of my dishes now have coconut oil in it. Of course, unlike butter, coconut oil is dairy-free but with the same fatty, creamy, buttery taste. Not to mention, the aroma alone is appetizing!
For the first recipe, I incorporated the oil to my squash soup with mushroom and kale. I simply sauteed the oil with garlic and onion, then added mushrooms and kale. I added the pureed squash, some splash of water, some splash of coconut milk, and seasoned with sea salt and a bit of Thai Chili. The result was a winner especially for this cold season.
Another simple recipe I did was sautéing the green beans with oil, then threw in slivered almonds, and sprinkled some black truffle salt. The recipe was not original except for the use of coconut oil instead of butter. The switch brought out the fresh taste of the beans but with some creamy taste to it. I served this as a side dish on our Thanksgiving dinner.
Another dish that I served on Thanksgiving was my Spicy Wild Mushrooms. As it turns out, coconut oil and mushrooms proved to be a winning combination, they complement each other’s flavors really well. After about 5 minutes in the pan over medium heat, I also added snow fungus, red onion, seasoned with tamari and spicy peppers, served on a bed of kale.
Aside from cooking, I’ve learned that coconut oil also has uses for the hair and skin. It’s completely versatile and flexible. But please note that just like olive oil, some brands are not as good or unrefined. Please watch out for the low grade ones. Nutri-Coco is unrefined and of premium quality but I’ll let you be the judge.
I’m giving away one jar of the Nutri-Coco Virgin Coconut Oil for free, just leave a comment here telling us what recipe(s) you’d use the oil for, or tell us other uses aside from cooking with it. Feel free to also “like” Astig Vegan on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
After one week, a winner will be announced and will receive a box of this in the mail:
The giveaway has ended. Big congratulations to Tamiko! Enjoy your jar of Nutri-Coco Virgin Coconut Oil.
Thanks to all those who joined, please stay tuned for more giveaways.