Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tropical Traditions: Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

Alright, So I absolutley love cooking, but never really know what to cook!  I was inspired one night by my Gold Label Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil--and turned to one of my mom's favorite dishes to make.  The smell of using Coconut oil on my hands just reminded me of Coconut milk so I pulled out this favorite dish from my childhood: Ginataan--Chicken stewed in Vinegar and Coconut Milk

1-2 tbs Coconut Oil
12 oz can Coconut Milk
3-lbs Pastured Chicken,
2/3 cup Organic coconut water vinegar (or regular vinegar)
1 Onion, minced
6 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 TBS Pepper 1 TBS
2 tsp Salt or salt to taste
Cooked Rice
Optional: Cabbage or Spinach

Saute Onion and Garlic in Coconut Oil in pan.
Add Chicken-Sear chicken a bit then add Coconut Milk and Vinegar and Pepper.  I love pepper so I added quite a bit!
Simmer on medium for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
The sauce will have thickened which is what you want!  A nice lovely thick sauce.
Season with Salt.
Serve over Rice or even noodles if rice is not your thing!
Optional: Add Cabbage or Spinach at the end 5  minutes prior before serving.

Lately, I have been loving using Coconut Oil instead of olive or canola oil.  The taste is lighter in my opinion and almost has a nice taste of freshness!  For scrambled eggs in the morning I feel my daughter dislikes the taste of olive oil--so I have fully switched to using Coconut Oil to fry her eggs. 

 I also have a great recipe I would love to try out tomorrow for some sweet treats.  Instead of the use of butter, I will see if I can substitute Coconut Oil.  This coconut oil in comparison to other oils seems very fresh smelling and of a higher quality. 

Here's a great video on it!  Watching the process reminds me of my own family.  Though we never made Coconut Oil from the coconuts we had--I remember collecting the meat out of the coconuts and drinking the "coconut juice" from harvested young green coconuts!

Buy it:  Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is available for purchase at:

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.  If you do order using my referral links, thank you, for it blesses our family.

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Win it: Thanks for Tropical Traditions, I am able to give my readers the opportunity to win a Quart of their Virgin Coconut Oil! Giveaway is open to US and CAN residents. 
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.