Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil


I have to admit - this is one prize that I would love to keep for myself and not give away!! I have been dying to try coconut oil after hearing it's praises from other food bloggers. And the winner of this prize is going to get their own supply of it!

At Tropical Traditions, they make their coconut oil the traditional way - the way it has been done in the Philippines for hundreds of years. Their virgin coconut oil is unrefined and made from organic coconuts. Wondering what you could use coconut oil for? I've been wanting to try it in cookies since it is much healthier than butter or vegetable oil. But if you want to find a plethora of recipes, check out FreeCoconutRecipes.com.

WHO can enter? US Residents only

WHAT
is the giveaway? 1 winner will receive 32 ounces of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and the Virgin Coconut Oil book.

WHEN can I enter? This giveaway runs from today until Sunday, October 4th at 5pm Mountain time. The winner will be announced Monday, October 5th.

HOW
do I enter? You have 3 chances to win:

1 - Comment below and let us know if and how you have ever used coconut oil.

2 - Visit FreeCoconutRecipes.com and come back here and let us know what recipe you would try if you won.

2 - tell someone about this giveaway. You can blog about it on your blog, tweet about it, or post about it on facebook. Make sure you include a link back to this post. After you have done this, come back and leave another comment letting us know what you did.

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28 comments:

  1. I've used it in cookies before, and they always turn out great. I definitely need to use it more often!

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  2. I would definitely try the coconut shrimp and rice recipe. Those flavors sound great together!

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  3. I've never used coconut oil but I would love to try it!

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  4. Coconut Pecan Bread Pudding! Doesn't the name just make your knees weak?

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  5. I have never used Cocinut Oil, but I love Coconut Ice Cream and Gelato. If I win the Coconut Oil, I would definitely try the Chocolate Coconut Gelato and several of the other Ice Cream Recipes and blog about it.

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  6. I have never used it either but I'm sure I'd take a stab at my father in laws coconut rice and black beans! So good!

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  7. the Frozen Chocolate Coconut Milk recipe looks yummy! Like a good refreshing smoothie mmmm

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  8. I would try the oatmeal choc chip cookies. I have heard that this oil works great in cookies.

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  9. Since I've discovered virgin coconut oil, it has just become a big part of my lifestyle. First, I began using it right after showers as a body/skin moisturizer, then I've begun to consume 3-4 tblspns everyday, and recently I've been using it as a facial moisturizer as well. It truly is undeniably one of the best misinterpreted foods out there that nature has to offer. I only wish people were better informed about it and have begun to explain to people about it every time they ask me why I consume it. I appreciate the work of all the coconut oil producers out there! What a great food.

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  10. As a little girl growing up in the Caribbean my mother would make coconut oil and we will use it for cooking as well as grooming; she will infused the oil with different flower leaves my favorite was the hibiscus.

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  11. I have never tried coconut oil but it sounds yummy.

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  12. I don't think I have ever used coconut oil but it sure does look delicious:)

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  13. I would love to try the Creamy Pina Colada Dreamsicles...yum!

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  14. Have never used Coconut oil. After reading about it I'm intrigued. Says it retains the full coconut flavor and a high cooking point.

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  15. Two recipes caught my eye. The engery berry smoothie & Coconut Shrimp and Rice.

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  16. I haven't heard of Coconut oil before, I love trying new oil, it sounds like fun.

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  17. There are several recipes that sound really good, the shrimp, muffns and the salads.... I could go on forever....

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  18. I use coconut oil in place of butter in baking recipes. Sometimes I like substitute half of the butter in chocolate chip recipes for an enhanced chocolate coco flavor.

    For curry dishes, I like to sear meat in coconut oil to impart an exotic flavor before adding spices.

    Also, since I try to adhere to a strict organic standard, I use organic coconut oil as a beauty product for body lotion and sometimes to help remove make-up.

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  19. Hmmm...I have never used it in cooking but I have tried it as a moisturizer for my baby. I would love to try cooking with it though!

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  20. I love coconut oil! When I went to a Thai cooking class the chef said it was his staple for cooking EVERYTHING! He swore by it's nutrients. Crossing my fingers :)

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  21. I've never used it but it sounds wonderful! The smell of coconut is so calming.

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  22. I have never used coconut oil, but I love all things coconut!

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  23. I have never used coconut oil, but it was suggested in the Skinny *itch book set. They highly recommend it. I would love to try it.

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  24. From the recipe site I would love to try either the coconut shrimp or coconut baked chicken. I mean, YUM!

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  25. I just posted this on my facebook page and will go ahead and tweet it too!

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  26. I have just recently bought coconut oil (a few months ago) for the first time and have loved it in everything I've made. I especially liked some chocolate chip cookies I made with it.

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  27. Ooh, the banana coconut cake sounds good--I love all things banana!

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  28. Cookies, cookies cookies. . . my granddaughters will love them!

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