Sunday, 27 February 2011

Coconut oil and Beer

 Sunday morning....hmmmm ...what to cook for breakfast? My kids with my husband in unison: ''Pancakes!'' Or in this part of the world they are called Crepes. And I use Coconut Oil for frying. Relative to other cooking oils, it creates minimal harmful by-products when heated. The oil smells coconut but when you cook the smell and the taste disappear. I haven't tried to use it in salads or in any other way for cooking, but I like to fry on it. Totally replaced butter and other frying oils I used to use.
Apparently the health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. Check here for more details. But as my further research showed that lots of it is under  a big Question. 
On one of the discussion boards some one wrote: ''Coconut is also great for love making, its slippery and tastes great!!!!!!!!!!''  Hehehe 


On the second note, as I mentioned I love experimenting. I cooked a semolina porridge my kids just love, and  it ran away and burned to the bottom. Thank God not all of it! I left it to soak overnight, scrubbed with sponges and brushes and some special scrachy thingy with special cream/paste and NADA. Then I remembered my trick to clean with Coca Cola, didn't have  as we don't drink it. What else? Soda! Check - finished grrr... Then I saw a beer, left over from the guests(as we don't drink it). And thought: it is gassy too, why not to try it! So as you can see from the pictures below it worked too! Hahaha
The Pan
                                                                      The beer

                                                             Bring to the boil
                                            Scrabadaba-dub with a brush
                                                          A bit more....
                                                                  And Voila !!


Great day everyone and lots of happy smiles!