I received a 32 oz jar of gold label virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions. Upon receiving it I figured I would use it for cooking but alas there are other ways to use this product as well.
Our main uses are cooking, lotion, and after shave.
The spirit of cooking left me a long time ago! It takes something special to get me in front of my stove to invent a recipe and create it. Perhaps it is because my love for coconut out weighs my dislike for cooking so I created a recipe to test out this product to see how good it really was before doing this review.
Here is the recipe.
Garlic Coconut Chicken
- 3 Chicken Breasts cut in chunks
- Fresh broccoli (I used two stalks)
- Fresh carrots (I used two and sliced them thin)
- Rotini Noodles ( I used 8 oz box)
- 2 eggs
- 1 can of coconut milk
- two cloves of garlic (sliced thin)
- oregano for seasoning.
I put my fresh veggies in a bowl and added a couple of teaspoons of water and microwaved until steamed.
I put my noodles in a pan and brought to boil until they were fully cooked.
Break eggs in bowl and add about 1/4 cup of the coconut milk in the bowl. Dip chicken strips in egg and milk .
Mean while back at the frying pan:
I put 3 tablespoons of the Tropical Traditions in a pan and turned the heat on med. I sauteed garlic cloves in the oil.
Once the garlic is finished I added the chicken to cover the pan and cooked.
I transferred the chicken over to a plate
and added the egg and coconut milk in the pan and cooked it.(because I’m a major believer in not wasting anything)
Add a tablespoon of flour and stir until thick. Then add the rest of the coconut milk not used from the can and make gravy.
Add drained noodles into pan until covered by gravy. Add steamed veggies and then the chicken.
Heap on plates and call to hungry men to come eat it. They will come quickly as the coconut aroma in the kitchen will make your meal irresistible.
Both hungry men gave this dish a two thumbs up and proclaimed it a perfect dish. The coconut oil was a complete success and will always have a home in my kitchen cupboard.
This meal can be made without the gravy of course but we are big gravy lovers so it works for us.
I searched the internet and found many sites that said virgin coconut oil was wonderful to use as lotion. I did find a recipe on line but I also found some sites that said you could use the coconut oil straight from the jar. I’m all about simplicity here so just rubbed it on my arms to try it out. My skin has been extremely dry this year and seems to get irritated easily. Believe it or not I have never needed to use a back scratcher before because my back has never itched. This year…the wooden hand(back scratcher made of wood and shaped like a hand) is my friend. My back, arms and head have been dry and itchy. I find because of this I’ve become sensitive to clothing and the fabric they are made from too. The oil seems to be really helping me and relieves my itching from irritation of dry skin. It seems to do the following:
Seals the skin to help stop excessive moisture loss
Increases internal moisture and skin softness
Increases the flexibility and suppleness of the skin
Is non-irritating to my sensitive skin.
I’ve poured some of this oil into a clean glass jar and it will always have a home on my bathroom shelf.
After Shave Lotion
Using this after shaving reduces the skin from being so sensitive and now no redness occurs after shaving. I’ve poured a small amount of this oil into a clean glass jar and set it on the sink for my husband to use after he shaves. It will always have a place on my bathroom sink because it works better than anything being sold on the market as a lotion.
So do I recommend this product? Yes I do and I also recommend you go to their site and read all about their product and the care they take in producing it. I think it is extremely reasonably priced and they have several sizes and prices available. It seems there is also some great sales always going on as well. I feel this product is worth every penny.
To learn more about the product view their YouTube Video:
I received a products to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.