Friday, October 19, 2012

Garlic Ginger Coconut Quinoa and Coconut Oil Giveaway!

Can you believe that up until the last few weeks that I had never cooked with Coconut oil?  Seriously!  I'm pleased with the results so far, especially since I made cookies and chocolate first.  
Can it get any better?  Yes!  Garlic.Ginger.Coconut.

I am thrilled to share a simple and delicious recipe with you AND a Super Duper giveaway.  Check out all of the details below.  Let me know if you have made any of the coconut oil recipes so far.  Inquiring minds ya know!

Garlic Ginger Coconut Quinoa
adapted from Sarah Shilhavy
Servings: 8 to 10 side dish servings
Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons coconut oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 cups Quinoa
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 1/2 cups water (adjust as needed)
salt (optional) 

Directions:
Sauté garlic and ginger in oil briefly. Add quinoa, stir well. Add coconut milk, water and salt.

Bring to a boil, stir quickly, reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes or more.

To reduce the total fat in this recipe, substitute Coconut Water for the Coconut Milk.
Note: Very good served with chicken breast or turkey keilbasa 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


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?


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.

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.

53 comments:

  1. Isn't it a wonderful baking product? I love it! Thanks for sharing! We're neighbors at the Aloha hop ;) Blessings! simplyhelpinghim.com

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  2. I've never cooked with coconut oil before but would like to try!

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    1. Brittany it's just like using any other oil. It's so easy and so deliciously healthy!

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  3. I'm new to your blog from the hop. I'm looking forward to your post's please pop on over to my blog and leave your thoughts I'm a daddy blogger and trying to establish a following of sorts.

    http://charliesandharrysdaddy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Mary,
    I have never used coconut oil, I will have to give it a try. Is is intensely coconut? I am thinking about baking with it! Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph

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    1. Hi Stephanie! It's a very subtle coconut!. Check out my Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip recipe...YUM!

      http://maryshealthymeals.blogspot.com/2012/10/oatmeal-cookies-with-coconut-tweak.html

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  5. I first became aquainted with coconut oil when my dog had cancer. It was an ingredient in a recipe for a diet we put her on. I loved the texture and started using it for more things.

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  6. Coconut oil is amazing! If you haven't entered please do. I am so happy to offer the opportunity!

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  7. Wow that sounds delicious, and I love coconut! Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  8. Just seen you on today's Sunday Blog Hop hosted by Danielle. Love this idea - just love coconut in all forms: just wish I could get others to enjoy it as much!

    Come around, when you have time and visit the world of ColdhamCuddlies sometime: we'd love to see you! It can be found at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com! I'll be following here too!

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    1. Thank you Isobal. Very cute blog! Have a great week!

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  9. Guess what?! I mainly use coconut oil. I was so disappointed when there was a shortage of it on my island. The Coconut Quinoa looks so delicious. I love recipes that include coconut. Thanks for sharing and have a good week.

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  10. That recipe sounds incredible AND I just entered the contest PLUS I blogged about it and YOU here: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/10/meatless-monday-blog-giveaway-and.html. Feel free to link this up there for Meatless Mondays!!!!

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  11. Yes it is a wonderful product! I usually put a teaspoon of coconut oil in my coffee each morning and I claim it makes my hair shiny and my skin clearer. Thank you for the generous giveaway! God bless.

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    1. I never thought about using it in my coffee. I do feel that my skin is smoother and my hair is less dry.

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    2. You know what else I have tried just recently? A tad of coconut oil on a freshly baked biscuit with honey. It is healthier than butter and so delicious!

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  12. I use TT coconut oil in my daily smoothie!!

    lssj1223 @ msn dot com

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  13. I love coconut oil! In recipes, cooking, and on my skin. :)

    Love to make coconut bark, etc. So many ways to enjoy coconut!

    posted on my timeline, subscribed to Tropical Traditions, follow you on Twitter, and liked on facebook. :)

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  14. I have a recipe for deodorant with coconut oil and I love it.

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  15. Posted here: https://www.facebook.com/elena.vo.560/posts/358376497584852

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  16. My favorite coconut oil recipe is making chocolates! YUM!

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  17. I posted the giveaway on my FB. :)

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  18. No, I can't say that I have a favorite recipe because I have never cooked with it before. :)

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  19. Posted the giveaway link on my facebook.

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  20. Shared on Facebook :

    https://www.facebook.com/elena.vo.560/posts/551328014882515

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  21. My favorite recipe to use it with I don't use for cooking - I use it on my skin! I use it in a shea butter and cocoa butter mix that I use as lotion.

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  22. I love to just mix with cocoa powder and maple syrup and eat. Adding nut or nut butters or coconut makes it extra tasty.

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  23. This stuff sounds absolutely delicious and magical! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. I love coconut, so I probably would like adding this to recipes. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  25. Shared the giveaway on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elena.vo.560/posts/339107386184903

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  26. I'm so glad you've all stopped by and hopefully entered the giveaway! More coconut oil recipes coming your way!

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  27. I do not have a favorite coconut oil recipe as I am only recently discovering all the wonderful uses for it. However, I do plan on using it to bake some chocolate chip peanut butter cookies!

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  28. Shared the giveaway on Facebook (Aneesa Bint Lewis).

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  29. Not a favourite recipe, but I use it in all my cooking & baking.
    Makes a great skin moisturiser too.
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

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  30. I posted this giveaway on facebook and tweeted it

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  31. Posted the giveaway link on my facebook

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  32. I just started using Coconut oil too and LOVE it. I cannot wait to try this recipe. I have been using it for waffles:
    http://www.themessyorganicmum.com/2012/10/coconut-oil-virgin.html

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  33. Yes, my favorite recipe is one for raw chocolate!

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  34. I love cooking with coconut oil and this looks so good. I will definitely try this. Thanks so much for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That Monday" linky party. Have a great day!
    Marcie

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  35. I love this: simple, tasty, and healthy. Please share your recipe on foodie friday I know there are quite a few folks into quinoa.

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    1. I would love to but it is part of a giveaway! I try not to be a rule breaker = ) I'll link up another Quinoa recipe!

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  36. Happily following you :) Thanks for joining Market Your Biz and Giveaways!

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  37. Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week! Hope to see you on the next hop!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  38. I have not tried coconut oil before. Recently I have seen recipes using coconut oil. I'd love to win your giveaway, so I can give it a try.

    Jennie
    rmc18mom@gmail.com

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  39. My favorite recipe is whipped body butter with coconut oil, am subscribed with the email givenmay@yahoo.com.

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