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Thai Shrimp and Noodles (with Coconut Oil)

Continuing my research into cooking with coconut oil, I decided to try a stir-fry where a coconut flavor would be appreciated. A Thai dish with shrimp and noodles sounded perfect.

Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about why some folks say coconut oil is “healthy” even though it contains more than 90% saturated fat. [...]

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Blueberry Muffins (with Coconut Oil)

A few months ago, I had a discussion with my Virtual Potluck pal Marnely from Cooking with Books about coconut oil. She asked if I thought it was a “good” fat or a “bad” fat. My immediate reaction was “bad” because its saturated fat content is so high. She then asked if other potential positive [...]

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Melonberry Popsicles

My nephews (ages 11 and 8) visited us in Chapel Hill this week. We went bowling, we saw the movie Planes, we hiked the Occoneechee Speedway Trail, we visited the planetarium and we ate a lot. We also attended the Melon Festival at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Due to the rainy weather, the boys bowed [...]

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