unrefined coconut oil

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Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

COURSE: Soup   This thai coconut chicken soup, or "Tom Ka Gai",  sounds like an exotic, every once in a while meal, but it tastes like pure comfort and it's even one that I could see myself craving instead of plain chicken soup when I'm sick.  It is creamy, but not too thick; has a kick, but isn't too spicy that you would actually call it hot.  Of course, you are more than welcome to add more of the chili paste and change ...

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Baked Salmon in Coconut Oil and Lemon

COURSE: Entrée   Salmon- an oldie, but a goodie, full of healthy fats that impart a delicious buttery flavor. For some reason I always forget how tasty salmon is, and I'll go through stretches where I don't eat it in forever.  Until I made this baked salmon the other night, I don't think I'd had it in over 6 months. This was also the first time I'd used the parchment paper bags, and I think it made a huge difference.  Salmon can sometimes ...

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Pink Lady Brussels Sprouts

COURSE: Side Dish   I disliked Brussels sprouts on principle until I tried them for what I'm pretty sure was maybe only the second time ever about a year ago.  Much like broccoli, the smell of Brussels sprouts cooking is a little... different, so I was suspicious as I attempted a Brussels sprouts recipe with browned butter and hazelnuts.  It was surprisingly delicious, so a few weeks later, I tried a different recipe with baked apples.  Again, delicious. After two successes, I was ...