With all of the new health kicks that have been introduced, one interesting one that has been included in the pack is the use of coconut oil. Gone are the days of coconut oil being deemed asartery-clogger and cholesterol riser. Now, you can find coconut oil in almost every grocery and health food store around the globe sitting right next to the likes of extra virgin and canola oil, which should give you some incentive to whip up some coconut oil recipes.
As a woman of color, coconut oil has become more popular in our community when it relates to hair products and ways to moisturize our skin. To be honest, I don't know many women of color who actually use coconut oil to cook. While the impacts of coconut oil on hair and skin are positive, people seem to forget that it can also be used sparingly in cooking meals. In fact, coconut oil can be used to create some great tasting meals. And the best part about it that most of these treats are easy to make.
Whether your palate fancies something savory over sweet or spicy over subtle these recipes will expose you to some delicious options that you never would've thought included coconut oil.