Thai Coconut Curry Chicken

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Happy day after Earth Day! I don’t really celebrate Earth Day (and by not really I mean not at all), but just in case you do, I figured I would throw it out there. Earth Day is sandwiched by Easter and TJ’s birthday, so this is a busy week for me. Continue reading

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My Newfound Love for Coconut Oil

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No, this isn’t a post about oil pulling. I haven’t tried that yet and I’m not entirely sure I’ll be jumping on that bandwagon.

There is no denying it: coconut oil is one of the hottest trends right now. I’ve actually been using it for over 2 years for cooking, but I have recently starting taking full advantages of its other uses as well.

For years coconut oil got a bad rap for being so high in saturated fats. If you still think coconut oil is bad for you, do some research. It doesn’t belong in the same category as margarine or shortening for a number of reasons. Most importantly, coconut oil is made from medium chain triglycerides. These are shorter fat chains and are put to better use by your body, rather than just storing it away as fat. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I am not a nutritionist. I am not a scientist. I simply read, do my research and thenĀ use what works for me. If you disagree with anything I’m saying here, feel free to comment and let me know why. But please, don’t do so without letting me know where you got your information! I love to learn new things and I am wrong from time to time. Let me in on your secrets, kind of how I am letting you in on mine!

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