How to Make Coconut Oil Candy ‘Fat Bombs’

Coconut Fat Bomb Candies

These coconut oil ‘candies' or ‘fat bombs' as some people call them, are incredibly useful for evening sugar cravings. They can be made extremely low carb with your alternative sweetener of choice (I prefer xylitol/stevia mix for these), and they are great to have in the fridge for when you are in the throes of a craving, or just great as an evening snack. It's hard to explain but these seem to satisfy something in my body and I can just feel myself going ‘ahhhhhh… I'm better now'. Maybe it's the combination of the cocoa powder and coconut flakes together working it's magic. Whatever it is, I'll take it!

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Yes, you can make Thai Coconut Chicken Soup in less than 30 minutes!

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I love Thai food. So. MUCH. So when I saw this recipe in the Eat Fat Lose Fat book by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig., I jumped at it! An easy soup with Thai flavors that takes less than a half hour to prepare and cook? And, it tastes like something you would get in a good Thai restaurant? I'm all for it!  It also fits very well into Paleo/Primal, Keto (ketogenic) or even a Whole30 plan

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Sauerkraut — Great Food for Weight Loss!

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Last week I took a few minutes out of my day I made sauerkraut (with no vinegar whatsoever). I had a green cabbage from a local farm. I shredded it, added salt and whey, and mixed it up a bit and pounded it (very meditative to pound a cruciferous vegetable, let me tell you). Was called away and forgot about it. A few hours later I mixed it and pounded some more and packed it into jars, and left them on the counter for three days. Voila! After about 20 minutes work, I have sauerkraut!

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Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing or Vegetable Dip

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Ranch dressing is my favorite, but I hate buying those packets of seasonings that may have questionable ingredients, not to mention those yucky bottled dressings with added sugar! So I developed this easy, inexpensive homemade (no sugar) ranch dressing recipe that literally takes less than 5 minutes to mix up and doesn't even require a blender or food processor. I should call this “Kim's Lazy Ranch Dressing” recipe.

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Low Carb Breakfast Sandwich – with a ‘biscuit’!

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Who knew low carb could be this good? I made this low carb breakfast sandwich with my recipe for egg cups and the recipe below for the ‘bun / biscuit'. Satisfying and great ratio of fat to protein, plus with some fiber! There was even a bit of crispiness in there.

The secret to making these biscuits is using a good pan. I use this pan from USA Pans, which is a commercial baking, heavy pan. After using it a dozen times, the pan still looks brand new. I just put the batter for these buns straight in the pan, no spraying of any oil or anything. I also use it for the egg cups so that they fit the buns perfectly! BUT if you don't have one of these pans, the biscuits will still taste great, just be sure to grease your pan.

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Easy Creamy Italian Blender Dressing

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I started making this blender dressing over a year ago, and since then I have not bought one bottle of salad dressing! This dressing is reminiscent of that Olive Garden Italian salad dressing, except a bit creamier and less acidic. It's also packed with good fats, and lasts a long time in the fridge (a couple weeks for me). I love that there is no added mayonnaise in this dressing, it makes it own!

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Coconut Almond Fudge Bar Recipe

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Do you need more coconut oil in your diet? Coconut Almond fudge is a really yummy treat that would make a great holiday gift. It satisfies that chocolate craving that many of us have, but with the nutrients that we need. One piece of this fudge is very satisfying, and is a more desserty version of a fat bomb.

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How to Pan Fry the Grain Free Way

I'm eating many less grains now on the Eat Fat Lose Fat plan, and having great results! This pan frying technique uses two kinds of coconut and is a great way to pan fry protein that is thin and that cooks quickly, such as seafood or chicken tenders pounded thin, or even beef or lamb's liver. This time I used it with oysters, and they were very tasty, especially with the homemade tartar sauce!

When one uses coconut flour (substituting for wheat flour) and unsweetened desiccated coconut flakes (substitutes for cracker crumbs or cornmeal), the different textures satisfies what we would normally expect from a ‘pan fried' meal. Coconut flour alone will produce a nice result, but the two together are perfect and much more crispy!

Next time I will try using this method to make healthy chicken tenders for my teens, as they really miss the nuggets from the store that I never buy anymore.

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