Giveaway! Coconut oil needs a cape

As I’ve spoken about previously, my whole diet has changed (for the better) and coconut oil has a lot to do with it.

During my eating disorder I subsisted on mountains of low-calorie vegetables.  During my recovery I had to learn how to eat for nourishment … a journey I’m still in the process of.  I still found myself restricting fats, though.  Within the last few months I transitioned into a Paleo-style diet with a carb-cycling approach to low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein.

The only problem?  I don’t like many foods that are naturally high in fat and I don’t want to rely on nuts due to their high Omega-6 contents.

So what swooped in and saved me like a superhero?  Coconut oil.

I used lesser quality coconut oils until I tried the good stuff.  The former oils quickly found themselves banned from my kitchen and are now being used for natural skin lotions and hair deep-conditioning.

So what’s the good stuff?

I was SUPER lucky and Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to scoop into my mouth with a spoon review.

And guess what? You’re super lucky, too. because Tropical Traditions is giving one of you a jar of coconut oil, too!

This stuff is so freaking good!  

I’ve baked with it …

Paleo Banana Bread from Primal Palate                  Coconut Bars 

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I’ve roasted veggies with it …

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I’ve cooked massive quantities of chicken with it …

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I even spoon chunks on spinach then nuke it at work to get all melty and delicious … or I save the chunks for my lunch dessert!

You can watch this video to learn more about this amazing product!

Want to get your hands on some coconut oil for yourself?

This contest is only open to my US and Canada readers!

Disclaimer:  Tropical Traditions provided  me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.


WIAW Paleohmygoodness

This challenge has been so easy!  I seriously think back on my day to find where I’m going wrong because eating Paleo has been so effortless it seems like I must be doing something wrong!

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I’ve had so much fun experimenting in the kitchen and adding new foods to my diet – organ meats galore!  Here are some of my favorite meals/snacks from the past week!  Thanks Jenn for providing the best reason for cold dinners (finding the perfect lighting takes time!)



Coconut Egg Custard cooked in a baking dish instead of ramekins


Beef Heart with coconut curry marinade, guacamole, kale chips


Roasted cauliflower, Poached egg, Avocado, Artichoke hearts


Cucumbers, avocados, & hard-boiled egg whites (I hate the taste of cooked egg yolk but love runny eggs … Reason #10000000 why I’m weird)

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Paleo, Low-carb Almond Flour Fiber Bread (from the wonderful Alexandra) with tahini and homemade macadamia nut butter!


Shredded beef tongue with avocado & salsa and wrapped in chard

Have I grossed you out too much with all the organ meats and animal bits and pieces?  I hope not, because I truly believe that eating the whole animal is the most respectful way to eat meat.  Heck, if you can handle eating a breast, you should be able to eat the organs!