Using coconut oil

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  1. ladyfelsham

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    Hi all

    I bought some coconut oil which arrived today, but do I have to heat it up first before I use it?

    It's in a Lea and Perrins type bottle with a narrow neck, is white and solid - and no matter how much I shake it (with the lid on to avoid my usual kitchen mistakes hehe), it doesn't move at all!

    Help!

    Susie
     
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    It says suitable for cooking and skincare - I've had dinner now so tomorrow will stick a knife in and see if I can get any out and into a frying pan :)

    Sx
     
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    Mine is solid too but in a nice wide-necked jar. Maybe try keeping it somewhere warm until it melts Susie?

    Can't remember why I bough this in any case - does it have better fats or something? Omega 3s is ringing a bell!
     
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    Crack it open. I read that stuff is a wonder food for boosting your metabolism/helping you burn fat more quickly!
     
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    Thanks guys

    Yes everything I read says it's terrific for weight loss, and for infections (I don't get the link either!) - the oil burns energy or summat...

    At least it should make chicken taste vaguely of coconut - I'm thinking thai chicken with peppers and shredded cabbage.
     
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    ghee so much better cooks at a much higher temp
     
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    Can't say I've ever tried it myself, I look forward to the results Susie. :)
     
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    I think Sharon (Cinta) uses it all the time. let us know and ill purchase!
     
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    ooh where you get it from?
     
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    lol not even for veggies ;)
     
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    Maybe transfer it to some tupperware when its liquid and let it re-set?

    Be easier to just lift a lump out then he he...

    Sounds very interesting though....

    Might be nice when you make cauli rice.....spring onions...bits of chili...paprika...cayenne...few prawns maybe?

    Hmmmmm.
     
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    Mmmmm (except for the prawns - allergic to shellfish :p)

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    Those are some claims, LOL
     
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    I'll believe anything that claims to be anti ageing lol - you should see the skin care rubbish I have at home - although just swapped to the Aldi range, Lacura, and I swear it's the best stuff I've ever used.

    I know how important these things are to you, Jim :D
     
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    Oh im using the aldi stuff too. i even love the make up!
     
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    I can imagine loads of nice uses for coconut oil. ;)
     
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    JIM!!! what can you mean ;)
     
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