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Old 10-23-2012, 05:55 AM   #1
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Savoury uses for coconut oil?

I had some great losses when I introed coconut oil into my days, however I've gone right off coconut bark - I made a batch today and just really dont fancy it, and haven't in weeks.

I have 3 tubs of virgin coconut oil - it tastes a little cocnutty, which is not something I like, and the cocoa in the bark masked that taste.

I'm just wondering if anyone has good savoury uses?

I don't fry with it as I find the taste comes through on food like eggs and meat and they then taste unappealing. I also hate coffee, so I can't add it to coffee.

I'm a tad bit stuck - any suggestions?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Top vegetables with it? Or stick a few tablespoons into a batch of soup you make?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:26 AM   #3
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I make Thai Curries with mine. Saute the chicken and veg in the coconut oil, and then use coconut milk in the soup part. I don't make bark---it's a trigger and I can eat a whole pan! Sometimes for a quick meal replacement i mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with a tablespoon of peanut butter and eat the mixture off cheese crisps.
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You can use it in soups in place of butter, if the soup calls for a coconut flavor. I made a Thai coconut pumpkin soup a couple of weeks ago, and used 3 tablesppons co instead of butter.
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Don't like curry or spices I'm afraid! Gosh I'm sounding hugely picky. Topping veg probably wouldn't work as I'd still be able to taste the coconut. I dislike coconut as a flavour but like what the oil can do for me.

I'm going to try making a mim with a TBSP in it, later. If I either go heavy on the cinnamon or top with cheese it might work.
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how about mixing it with almond butter?
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You can always soften or melt it and add 1T to your salad dressing, whisk it in well then just use it on your salad or veggies.
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I added 1 tbs of coconut oil and hersheys cocoa unsweetened almond coconut milk. It was delicious. I sweetened it w ez sweetz. It was delicious!

Please keep posting! I'm anxious to get other suggestions also.
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I know you asked for savory, but since you know cocoa covers up the flavor, would chocolate cookies, cake, muffins or brownies work for you? I often substitue coconut oil for butter in my baked goods.
I have some recipes for savory muffins, but I am afraid withoout the cocoa, you would still taste the coconut.
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You can take a 1/4 c. of peanut ,tahini , or cashew butter and make a sauce
T.coconut oil
mix this really well.

Use this for a dipping sauce or on stri-fry . I use this in a lot of ways.

Do you drink shakes.A couple of T and yr fav. recipe shake.

I love this one :
1 scoop pp
1 c. almond milk
2 T. coconut oil
2 T. almond or peanut butter
2 tsp. chocolate cocoa powder
sweetner of yr choice
3 ice cubes

Spin in blender and enjoy!!!!
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Thanks for all the tips guys. I successfully used CO in some mims both savoury and sweet - the thing is I dont want baked goods daily nor do I want sweet things daily (two things I'd never have said before low carb!)

I'll have to look into trying dipping sauces etc. I don't do shakes just because I prefer the feeling of having had a meal but I might try stirring CO into a hot flavored mug of soy milk...
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