Posted on Leave a comment

Coconut Oil Easy Lemon Cake

Coconut Oil Easy Lemon Cake – an easy bake

It’s not too fancy, and yes it has refined sugar.  An easy recipe to start.

Coconut Oil Easy Lemon Cake Iced

Have you taken a Coconut Oil Shop Virgin Coconut Oil in baking poll? *

[yop_poll id=”3″]

Coconut Oil Easy Lemon Cake Recipe

[gmc_recipe 12660]

Cold Pressed Range Unfermented Aisle

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide and the emails will help you unlock it.

*The results of this poll are specific to this particular recipe post.

Posted on Leave a comment

Coconut Oil, Sugar, Anzac Biscuits

Coconut Oil Coconut Sugar Desiccated Coconut: ingredients in these Anzac Biscuits

Coconut Oil Shop Anzac Biscuits

This recipe Coconut Oil Coconut Sugar Anzac Biscuits includes Desiccated Coconut as well. This is an adaptation of a recipe originally invented in WW2.

[gmc_recipe 12624]

Desiccated Product Category
Cold Pressed Range Unfermented Aisle

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide and the emails will help you unlock it.

Posted on Leave a comment

Do You Heat Coconut Oil?

Do you use this 2nd Coconut Oil way? Do you heat Coconut Oil?

Learn more about this 2nd Coconut Oil Way – heat Coconut Oil for everyday eating.

    Do you bake or cook with Coconut Oil? Then you may value this tip on keeping your Oil safe while heating. Why? Because Virgin Coconut Oil stays stable* as long as it is not smoking. The recognised smoke point is

175º C (350º F).

Even so, you can heat Coconut Oil by frying, cooking and baking.

Baking involves the 2nd Coconut Oil Way

Did you know you can safely heat Virgin Coconut Oil while baking?

Why I chose to highlight this tip about heating your Oil

Heating Coconut Oil is the 2nd Coconut Oil Way. I Like to see Virgin Coconut Oil used in frying, cooking, and baking. In our house when the bread is baked, we use Virgin Coconut Oil for fat. Yes, we heat the oil as the bread or another food is heated. We have used it for scones too. But I am also very aware that Raw Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil is a precious oil, and needs to be treated with respect so that it does not lose essential acids, vitamins and the phytonutrients associated with its taste and smell.

A simple recipe that uses heated Virgin Coconut Oil

Jen Herd Weight Loss Muesli
High Fat Weight Loss Muesli – Virgin Coconut Oil tends to make you feel full sooner and for longer.

Muesli recipe link.

Jen Herd’s Weight Loss Muesli

When you heat Virgin Coconut Oil will it reset the same?

The short answer is yes. If you let Virgin Coconut Oil heat up in a room, with room temperature you will see it go solid again when the temperature drops again. The same applies to oil heated to a higher temperature as well. The main things that will change is the taste of the oil IF you heat it to smoke point, and it starts to burn.up with food that was hot when it was supposed to be hot*. So if I were buying White Gold or Ancient Wisdom Virgin Coconut Oil I’d expect a similar taste each time I tasted it. For that very reason, I thought I’d suggest that you consider keeping your Oil cool.

Some people say that the taste of White Gold or Ancient Wisdom brands may alter slightly if they are heated up and cooled down repeatedly. I have not found that to be the case on a consistent basis. But I am not saying it couldn’t happen. It is worth trying in a controlled environment, where the rise and fall in temperatures are recorded, and at what temperature it is tasted at.

Are there reasons to not heat Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil?

We’ve already stated that burned Oil is not a good taste, and in fact, may reduce the peripheral benefits of Raw edible Oils. We’ve also pointed to the fact that some people think it alters the taste afterwards, but I personally don’t put as much weight on that concern as I do the idea of cooling the oil to improve the taste on the tongue. that is not an  up with food that was hot when it was supposed to be hot*. So if I were buying White Gold or Ancient Wisdom Virgin Coconut Oil I’d expect a similar taste each time I tasted it. For that very reason, I thought I’d suggest that you consider keeping your Oil cool.

I can’t think of any pressing reason not to heat your oil in moderation after it is has been created as a Virgin Coconut Oil.

Is any heating method as good as another?

Now we come to the really interesting question about this 2nd Coconut Oil Way. The short answer is when the Coconut Oil is treated with respect, all the benefits will remain in place as long as there is no smoke rising off the oil.

I am not a fan of microwaves. I have heated Virgin Coconut Oil in pans, pots, and the sun, and of course on my skin, and inside my mouth.

What volume of Coconut Oil replaces another oil or fat in recipes?

1:1. Just replace solid fat with the same amount of solid Coconut Oil. Replace liquid oil with the same amount of liquid Coconut Oil. Make sure you know if you recipe is dealing with solid or melted Coconut Oil!

Have you seen The “Baking” page of this website?

The page in the “Learn” series of pages which is called “Baking” has some useful insights on the consumption of Virgin Coconut Oil from a spoon. Click on the image above to be sent to the Baking page.

Have you seen the 3 Coconut Oil Ways article?

In the 3 Coconut Oil Ways article, you’ll learn more about Scoop, Heat, and Rub

This article is part of a series, which will outline the bones of a new consumer guide I am writing to help folks use Coconut Oil like they grew up with it. Click here for the introductory article mentioned above.

Posted on Leave a comment

Coconut Oil Persimmon Rooibos Tea Cake

Coconut Oil Persimmon Rooibos Tea Cake

A sweet, refined sugar free tea cake for Autumn.
Nicola Galloway of Home Grown Kitchen blog says, “Rooibos Tea, or Red Bush Tea pairs perfectly with the intense sweetness of persimmons.

The Smith Family of this Coconut Resort blog have a long standing love of Rooibos Tea, a product we learnt about in Japan, of all places. The Red Bush is only grown in one part of South Africa.

I also first learnt about Persimmon as a fruit from Japan. Apparently the most widely cultivated Persimmon is the Japanese “Kaki” variety.

So to see the Coconut Oil Persimmon Rooibos Tea Cake recipe with the Japanese fruit persimmon and the tea we learnt about from Japan is interesting to me.

Persimmon Cake with Coconut Oil
Persimmon and Rooibos Tea could combine to make a refined sugar free option for next year’s Mother’s Day afternoon tea.

The most popular tea cake in New Zealand is possibly the Blueberry Tea Cake. The recipe above could be done with a number of tea and firm fruit combinations.

[gmc_recipe 12366]
For more information and instructions on how long to bake for and other instructions, take a look at Home Grown Kitchen’s blog post.
http://www.homegrown-kitchen.co.nz/2015/05/25/persimmon-rooibos-teacake/

Don’t feel restricted in what fruit you may use. Any firm fruit, be it plum, Granny Smith Apples, etc. may work with different tea options. Even Green Tea.

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide and the emails will help you unlock it.

Posted on Leave a comment

Kale Coconut Oil Chips

Kale with Coconut Oil | 6 Tips for Flawless Kale Chips with Coconut Oil

Kale Coconut Oil Chips: What A Combination

It’s easy to rattle off a list of things that can done with Coconut Oil. But some of those things may require a little bit of thinking and experience. Kale Coconut Oil Chips is one of them.

The skill in successfully making this vegetable into a potatoe chip alternative is finding the balance between burnt edges and soggy Kale leaves.

Angela Liddon Oh She Glows

Angela Liddon – Scientist turned Recipe Book Author

Thankfully Angela Liddon, a scientist who turned to experimenting with plant based recipes has done some research into this matter for us. If you follow the tips found on her blog posts your leaves will be baked. But they won’t be burned.

The first time Angela day after created these vegetable chips she thought, “Should they taste burnt like this??”

6 tips for  better Kale Chips

Since that first experiment she has come up with 6 tips for Flawless Kale Chips.

  1. Remove the stems and tear leaves into large pieces
  2. Wash thoroughly and dry the leaves before beginning
  3. Don’t skip the oil, but don’t drench it in oil either
  4. Spread kale onto a single layer on the baking sheet
  5. It’s all about the low heat for even baking
  6. Cool for just a few minutes on the baking sheet

Kale Coconut Oil Chips Leaves

It’s important for the leaves to dry after being washed. No-one wants to eat grit with their chips. Dry leaves at the start create a better result in the end.

Below you’ll see a before and after photo of the leaves.

Kale Coconut Chips Before and After

What motivated me to post about this topic?

This Facebook post has been very popular with our readers!

One of our customers offered this excellent advice.

“White Gold … – great on kale to make baked veggie chips!”

White Gold Organic Raw Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Fresh Taste

Click on the image of the White Gold Coconut Oil to see the reader’s comment on the Facebook post.

Is Kale easy to grow in your area?

Quite possibly it is easy to grow. Even in winter.
Eat Well NZ have an article on the topic for those interested in knowing more.  eatwellnz.co.nz/how-to-grow-your-own-kale/

Who compiled this list of posts?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

Posted on Leave a comment

Butter Milk Banana Bread with Coconut Oil

Butter Milk Banana BreadButter Milk Banana Bread with Coconut Oil

Are you looking for a way to use Butter Milk and Bananas? Butter Milk Banana Bread may be just the trick you need. If you haven’t thought of it before you’d probably agree it could be fun. Let’s add some Coconut Oil and see what happens then.

Switching fats to Coconut Oil does not compromise the taste or texture.
A remember a person who worked in the food industry telling an audience of people the reason why restaurant food tastes so amazing is because they use real butter.

Si, from A Bountiful Kitchen blog says that sometimes when you switch fat in a recipe it can mean you have less flavour and the texture is not as great. But as far as this recipe is concerned it she feels that is not the case. Certainly at home we always use Solid Coconut Oil in our home made bread, and it doesn’t make it taste too Coconut in flavour.

In this recipe, we’d say the banana flavour would certainly mask many other flavours anyway.

[gmc_recipe 12013]

Full Instructions for Butter Milk Banana Bread with Coconut Oil

For the full set of instructions you will also need to view the post at A Bountiful Kitchen recipe post: so click here or click on the image above.

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

Posted on 1 Comment

Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake

Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake Sliced

Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake

Coconut, Blackberry and Natural Chocolate laden Cheesecake.
This Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake will be both delicious and filling. I believe it is suitable for vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, gluten free or LCHF diet adherents.

Julia Matthews has to say about it. “After the cake had set and I had a bite the first thing that came to my mind was After the cake had set and I had a bite the first thing that came to my mind was ‘wow, this tastes like a Jelly Tip‘.”

This cake is

  • Dairy-free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Dessert
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • LCHF

[gmc_recipe 11945]

Full Instructions for Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake

For the full set of instructions you will also need to view the post J&L recipe post: so click here or click on the image above.

Grab our products for this recipe:
Gold Sprinkle Brand Fine Desiccated Coconut Dry Goods http://tinyurl.com/GSFF2500

Melted White Gold Brand Virgin Coconut Oil http://preview.tinyurl.com/WGF1000

You’ll want to make some of the Coconut Sugar Cacao Nibs from the Canadian, Sondi Bruner, which we have just posted on our blog recently.

Coconut Sugar Cacao Nibs CoconutOilShop
Coconut Sugar Cacao Nibs from the Canadian, Sondi Bruner – in the style of Mum’s Original brand.

Want to make your own chocolate with Coconut Oil in it?

Coconut-Oil-Chocolate-Gracious Chocolate

You may also want to make some of your own chocolate for this recipe. You could use our Gracious Chocolate recipe post for that.

Who compiled this list of posts?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

Posted on Leave a comment

Coconut Chocolate Tour

Coconut Chocolate TourI was thinking I probably should really make this available to only those at Camp Coconut….but here it is.

The Coconut Chocolate Tour

11 Coconut, Cacao and Chocolate Recipes linked in one place

Each of the items in the Coconut Chocolate Tour is a previously publish article from the Coconut Resort. They all feature Coconut Oil, and Chocolate, or Cacao – out of which real chocolate is made.

Desiccated Coconut Raspberry Chia Slice by RFHB | CoconutOilShop.co.nz | Coconut Resort BlogStarting in the middle of the image above is Real Food Healthy Body’s post: Chocolate, Raspberry and Chia Slice. Click here for Chocolate, Raspberry and Chia Slice recipe.

Next up:

Raw Snickers Bars JuliaandLibby.com
Raw Snickers Bars by Julia and Libby Matthews. Click for Raw Snickers Bars recipe.

On the Coconut Chocolate Tour image above, moving anti-clockwise, we find a picture of chocolate. Let’s investigate that.

Gracious ChocolateGracious Chocolate Recipe Click for Gracious Chocolate Recipe.

Another version can be found here. Coconut Resort Blog reader’s recommendation. Click for another Chocolate Recipe.

Moving up the Coconut Chocolate Tour picture on the right hand side we find hot chocolate…

Simple-metabolism-boosting-coconut-hot-chocolateSimple metabolism boosting Hot Chocolate, by Caretactics.com Click here for the Coconut Hot Chocolate recipe.

Walnuts can be dipped in chocolate. Click here for the Coconut Oil Homemade Walnut Chocolate Recipe.

While we’re thinking about nuts, let turn our attention to muesli bars.

Chilled Chocolate MuesliMindful Chocolate Bar. Click here for Chilled Chocolate Muesli Bars.

NZ Manuka Honey with LSA Muesli Bars - Julia & LibbyThe image in the Chocolate Tour is of a Muesli Bar without Chocolate….

Next stop, Summer!

Gourmet Banana Pops by Julia and Libby MatthewsFrozen Banana Pops by Julia and Libby. Click here for Frozen Banana Pops recipe.

Moving on from Bananas, let’s investigate another fruit.

Raw Chocolate Nectarine TartRaw Chocolate Nectarine Tart  by Julia and Libby. Click here for Raw Chocolate Nectarine Tart (with Desiccated Coconut + Oil) Julia and Libby Wholefoods.

THM Not So Naughty Chocolate Slice Framed Trim Healthy Mama Not So Naughty Chocolate by Craving Fresh Blog. Click for THM Not So Naughty Chocolate Recipe.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake by Julia and LibbyChocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake by Julia and Libby. Click here for coconut-oil-chocolate-hazelnut-cheesecake/

Lastly, a Cacao slice.

Cacao Crackle by JuliaandLibby.comCacao Crackle by Julia and Libby. Click here for Cacao Crackle recipe.

Who compiled this list of posts?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

Posted on Leave a comment

Muesli Bars with Coconut Oil by Julia and Libby

Muesli Bars with Coconut Oil by Julia and Libby

Muesli Bars (with Coconut Oil) by Julia and Libby

Why did Julia and Libby add Coconut Oil to their NZ Manuka Honey with LSA Muesli Bars recipe?

We added coconut oil to the bars as this good fat will keep you feeling full for longer and helps to solidify the bars.”

The Matthews sisters, Julia and Libby have been hard at work both professionally and in exercise training. This recipe will certainly come in handy for a busy lifestyle. In the introduction to this post on their Facebook page they also have this to say.

“We have created some muesli bars that can be eaten for breakfast or as a snack and are very simple to make. The bars are made using the new Sanitarium Cereals ‪#‎OptionsMuesli‬ , along with LSA or flaxseed meal and eggs as the base and are sweetened with cinnamon and manuka honey.”

[gmc_recipe 11552]

Some people won’t use this recipe because it involves using eggs. Chia seeds are the alternative to eggs in baking. But that consideration is beyond the scope of this recipe.

I trust that this has been a helpful, and I look forward to providing more recipes and updating existing ones as time goes by. On the day this recipe was posted a variation of the Coconut Berry Smoothie recipe was added, with an extra video. So feel free to take a look at that as well. www.coconutoilshop.co.nz/2014/06/coconut-berry-smoothie/

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

Posted on Leave a comment

4 Ingredient Toasted Coconut Breakfast Spread

4 Ingredient Toasted Coconut Breakfast Spread

Another creamy delight for you to try. Got some Coconut Threads (shreds)?
In the last post I said, “I for one just love to have Coconut Dry Goods every single morning!” Nothing has changed in a week…expect this week it is shredded Coconut Threads!

Also, last week I got carried away with milk links. And this week I could be tempted to do the same.  Coconut Threads (shredded Coconut) is one of the 4 ingredients in this recipe. I promised to post about a dairy-free Cottage Cheese recipe soon.

Grey-Line1

Toasted Coconut Breakfast-Spread-Framed

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Head over to the A Spicy Perspective Blog for more instructions.

Some of you may be wondering why I kept the link to the Real California Milk website. Well, there are two reasons.

  1. We sell Pacific Island Raw Organic Coconut Oil to the USA at USD $26.80 + $9.80 postage 33.81 oz (1 Liter).
  2. The Real California Milk website is fascinating and very entertaining! You’ve got to visit it on a internet fast connection.

That is why I made sure we kept that link it there. If you are in the USA, and you’re reading, we mean business over there too. But we starting on a small scale with one product only.

Who posted this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

Grey-Line1

Of course we have our own great dairy stories too.
See the Fonterra video. A lot of the shots from this video are from Darfield factory, which is 15 minutes drive from here.

The story of Westland Dairy starts in 1868. When I was a child, it was mostly known as a regional milk provider, and a great source for Ice Cream. Oh how times have changed.