I feel like I am constantly hearing about new products and health facts. First they say artificial sweeteners are better for you, then they say they will give you diseases. They say don’t eat this, then they realize you should. It is hard to keep up sometimes. One of my main issues is whether to use real butter, margarine, olive oil, or something else. I recently learned about cooking with coconut oil, and am really excited that I did! Coconut oil has saturated fats, BUT they are actually a good kind of saturated fat. Coconut oil contains lots of antioxidants, helps the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, eliminates harmful bacteria, and fights the signs of aging. It can be substituted for fats in recipes, such as butter, olive oil, etc. If you are substituting it for butter, I would suggest using about 3/4 cup coconut oil for every 1 cup butter.
Lucky for all of you, a great coconut oil company, Kelapo Coconut Oil, has offered to host a giveaway for one of my lucky readers (as well as a 20% discount for the rest of you, read below). Please visit them on Facebook and Twitter and tell them I sent you! Not only do they have extra virgin coconut oils, but they are all 100% organic too! Please continue reading to learn how you can win some coconut oil!
Like I told you, my garden is going crazy. I pulled out my first spaghetti squash recently, weighing in at SEVEN POUNDS! They only reasonable thing I could think to do was use it for dinner AND dessert, so it wouldn’t go bad… 😉 This cake is amazing; it is a lot like carrot cake, but I think I like it more! It has that sweet flavor and dense texture, plus is filled with nutritious squash! It is super easy to make. You can use butter instead of coconut oil if you can’t get ahold of coconut oil, but I suggest using the coconut oil. It gives a nice hint of coconut, plus has so many health benefits! This dessert is great for a Thanksgiving dinner with all the winter squash coming in.
To Enter the Giveaway!
Ok so here is how this giveaway is going to work. I am going to give you multiple ways to enter throughout the week. After the week is over, I will pick a random winner who will receive their own 15 oz jar of organic Kelapo Coconut Oil! So how can you gain entries?
Leave a comment below letting me know when you have done one of the following (separate comments for each!):
I will pick a winner on Tuesday, October 4th. Good luck!