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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by sassyfirechick View Post

It's the whole inside of the coconut - the meat - before it gets sqashed down to extract the coconut oil.  It's a little darker in color, and a little firmer, but when warmed up spreads nicely.  I just had a baked sweet potato this morning and used that instead of the earth balance butter!  I don't think I've seen it in stores, I ordered it online http://www.vitacost.com/artisana-100-organic-raw-coconut-butter, I think the price has gone up a bit, but that's the brand.

Thanks. Will be trying it out. Btw it is slightly cheaper on Amazon under their Free Super Saving.


Edited by Neera - 1/30/13 at 7:14am
post #22 of 25
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Re marinara brands, I just make my own. It's so easy. The recipe I use is actually from Isa Chandra Moskowitz. She has it as "Mom's Marinara" in her Appetite for Reduction cookbook and a very similar one in Veganomicon.

 

It's basically 4 cloves of garlic smashed or chopped tiny, lightly browned in a little extra-virgin olive oil, covered with 24 to 28 oz. crushed or strained tomatoes, then with half a teaspoon each of oregano and thyme stirred in, with about a half teaspoon of salt and 1/8th teaspoon of black pepper. That's it! Isa's tip for making great tomato sauce is not to overdo the herbs, just let the tomatoes shine. I make a batch then save it in the frig for whenever during the week; it's usually gone in three days.

 

Hope that helps.

thanks a lot for the recipe. i make this for pasta but am lazy or just don't have enough time to make it, usually. i don't include thyme either. instead i use basil. i wasn't sure if marinara had a different recipe. it's time for me to make it at home as i am avoiding processed vegetable oils which are used a lot in the bottled version. and i don't really see any with EVO.

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Neera View Post

Need the brand name for vegan chocoloate peanut butter. Sounds yum. And will be looking for the corn thins.

The one we like is by Peanut Butter and Company. Dark Chocolate Dreams. Justin's Chocolate Almond is good, but their PB is awful, IMO. I also sometimes just make my own chocolate almond by throwing chocolate chips and roasted almonds in the food processor.

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it's time for me to make it at home as i am avoiding processed vegetable oils which are used a lot in the bottled version. and i don't really see any with EVO.

i am not exactly sure what you mean. getting oil from a fruit or seed is a highly processed method. oil is a highly processed material. 

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i am not exactly sure what you mean. getting oil from a fruit or seed is a highly processed method. oil is a highly processed material. 

I had read about the manufacturing process of oils like sunflower, corn where they are heated to v. high temperatures. The whole process was described and how it causes havoc in the cells of our bodies. The book recommended cold pressed, organic, EVOO or coconut oil. Are these two highly processed too?

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