I've been able to mix melted coconut oil with cocoa powder as a base recipe for making chocolates with coconut oil. I place the mix into chocolate moulds and put in the fridge to set. Its so good being able to make your own chocolate just the way... (more)
I was cooking everything in coconut oil but recently started cooking everything in Kerrygold butter because I prefer the taste. I cook at low temps most of the time and use cast iron. Any reasons I shouldnt be cooking with butter? Oxidation? Is... (more)
I'm no expert, but as far as I've researched, butter, coconut oil and olive oil are the best things to cook with. So you're probably good, as long as there's no secret veg oil in the butter.
Hi there, I was wondering what effect does putting oil on your skin have when it comes to vitamin D. I am trying to get my levels up, so I avoid excessive soapy showers after sun exposure and putting any cosmetics or sunscreens, but there is one... (more)
I've been on the Paleo plan for about a week and it's amazing. The scale is going down, I'm able to work out harder, and I get better sleep. It's tough to not eat out for lunch because of work. How many of you adhere to strict guidelines of only... (more)
Oil like refined sunflower or canola are completely odor free, no smell whatsoever. But my refined coconut and palm olein do have some smell. Difficult to describe the smell, the smell is not disgusting or unplesant and its not even pleasant? The... (more)
I was in the gas station and I noticed nuts coated with Cacao powder. Of couse they used a none paleo friendly oil but it was something I wanted to do at home. I've already soaked and dehydrated the nuts. I'm not very good at making recipes, so I... (more)
melt some cocoa butter, add some natural cocoa powder and some carob extract(which is something like molasses) or honey, mix and cover over nutsOr if you have cacao powder, just mix with some honey or carob extract and cover over nuts.
I've read a lot about the benefits, and I'm wondering about your opinions on them. If you have any knowledge to share about these three oils, that would be wonderful, especially if you've tried any or all at some point, too. Anyway, extra... (more)
For most of my cooking, I use olive oil, butter, or coconut oil. On occasion we'll have some lard, but I'm not too experienced with it. Coconut oil seems to be a good choice for high temperature cooking because saturated fats are more stable... (more)
I'm confused about PUFA's, obviously industrial hard to extract seed oils & hydrogenated stuff are bad, but there's studies showing PUFA's can reverse atherosclerosis, promote membrane fluidity when compared to MUFAs & SFAs. I keep... (more)
Can people recommend a type and brand of oil that they like for their mayo? I have tried avocado oil and it gives the oil a green tint, which might be ideal for upcoming St. Patrick's day, but it's not appetizing for tuna fish. My goto now... (more)
I'd like suggestions for cooking oils that are healthy, I used olive oil in the past but after coming across articles regarding mixing of oils by the mafia (http://www.foodrenegade.com/your-extravirgin-olive-oil-fake/), I've been avoiding... (more)
Can honestly say without feeling like I am over exaggerating that good quality MCT oil is quite possibly not just healthiest oil but one of the healthiest foods on this planet. MCT oil is generally concentrated coconut oil, it can also be made... (more)
I keep hearing about red palm oil. What are the benefits of it? What about palm kernel oil? Should I consider putting a jar of either of these next to my oil collection? (which rarely includes anything but EEVO, Coconut oil, and butter...)
A few months ago I purchased coconut oil from Amazon. The brand name is "Coco Choice" - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. They say it's Organic and produced in Sri Lanka. Since I don't live in the US there are many brands like nutiva or others that seem... (more)
Went and bought some refined coconut oil because I heard it's the healthiest and found out after I purchased it that virgin coconut oil is (supposedly) much healthier, however I've heard some people say it doesn't matter, the only thing different... (more)
For joints, you want to be consuming high quality fish oil along with regular consumption of collagen-based foods such as broths and stocks. With regard to finding a high quality fish oil, I don't find the type of fish is of too much importance,... (more)
I am aware of the need to avoid excessive polyunsaturated fats in foods. I was just wondering what exactly is considered a high PUFA food? Eggs and poultry are high in PUFA compared to beef or lamb. Would they be considered a PUFA food? Do... (more)
Only refined isolated omega-6 PUFAs are problematic in my opinion. You can't really overeating omega-6 PUFA from whole foods, without significantly distorting one's diet.
Hi guys, Sonne's Old Fashioned cod liver oil , is something ive been eyeing, its way more affordable than FCLO, and is processed without chemicals or heat "purified by molecular distillation" has anyone consumed this or switched to it from... (more)
On the 30 day challenge and I was wondering how many of you take suppliments? I know I do but before I go further into it I was wondering if I should stop. I take a One A Day Multi-Vitiamin, Biotin, Fish Oil (dry climate in Colorado), and Acai... (more)
My Doctor has me on a whole slew of suppliments that I have not stopped taking. I am on Day 16 of my 30 day challenge. I have a whole host of problems that I am hoping a combination of Paleo and the supplements will take care of.
It's become pretty obvious to me that to adhere to a Paleo diet, you have to buy 90% of your food from the produce and meat section. So what is there left to purchase from grocery aisles? Nuts? Spices? Oils? Tea? I'm genuinely curious what... (more)
Hello, 24 F here, was DXed 2 years ago. I had initially cut out dairy and gluten and was following a swank type diet to control MS which keeps saturated fats low to 15 grams daily. Didnt feel much of a difference, then went pale and realized a few... (more)
There are many success stories about people using the autoimmune protocol for MS. If you haven't yet seen this video from Terry Wahls, I highly recommend it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc I have a couple of friends on facebook that... (more)
I'm trying to find a Non saturated fat animal oil that I can make mayo, salad dressing, etc with. I could resort to using olive or Mac nut oil but I'd prefer to use an animal product. I've heard lard or bacon fat might fit the bill, but the lard I... (more)
Coconut cream has more coconut solids in it. It's delicious to eat on its own, but not right for cooking. It melts, but it will make everything taste much more like coconuts than oil will, and it will probably mess with the texture of whatever you... (more)