It’s midnight, which means IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!
Wow. I love birthdays. And holy crap, I’m not even going to tell you how old I am because that would make me feel like both the youngest person in the world and the oldest. In relative terms.
I’ve lived a lot of years (I think that starting at age twelve I started to become more adult than necessary, so let’s just say it’s my 30th birthday, okay?), and I still have so much to learn. I like to think that there are a lot of things I know well, but I still don’t know how to french braid. Or use a slow cooker. I’m guessing it’s not that hard, but still, it’s a skill I need to learn.
But when it comes to food, I’ve learned a lot. About what’s good for you, what’s bad for you, and what lies in the grey area of my weekends and late-night excursions. If there is one health myth that I would like to de-bunk right now, it’s about fat.
Fat is your friend. Fat is good. Fat should come from the most wholesome of sources and go straight into your frying pan. Onto your almond flour pancakes. Into your smoothies. Fat is yummy and good for your tummy.
Fat is also great in the form of almond butter that goes on my protein pancakes. The recipe? Super simple.
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used PlantFusion, which I was recently sent to try and absolutely love)
- 1 egg white
- almond-coconut milk until everything is stirrable (I’m kind of over the fact that it’s not a word)
Simply fry on a skillet with a nice pat of coconut oil. Mmm. Buttery.
Apartment shopping check-list. How random is this post? Slash who wants to go shopping?
The point of all of this is that I really like coconut oil. It’s great for every inch of you, and yes, you can even use it as lotion. I’m not kidding. It’s edible. And I was not paid to say that because it’s true. You all know what’s coming next. Tropical Traditions is awesome and sent me a giant tub of extra virgin coconut oil, which I will be taking (read: hauling) to Syracuse when I move back in three weeks. (!!!)
SO. I have an awesome giveaway for you. Because you are the best readers ever (I’m dead butt serious — your emails, tweets, and comments make my day every single day and give me warm fuzzies), you can enter to win a quart of Gold Label coconut oil. Doesn’t that sound so fancy? You can even make pancakes with it.
All you have to do is:
- Tell me: What would you do with coconut oil if you got a giant jar of it? (mandatory)
- Follow: @troptraditions on Twitter
- Follow: @ChefKatelyn on Twitter
- Tweet the following: “@ChefKatelyn is having a BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY for yummy @troptraditions coconut oil! Who’s ready to eat clean? http://bit.ly/T0pYyV”
- Like Chef Katelyn on Facebook!
- You can also: Subscribe to their email sales newsletter here: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/subscribe_for_special_sales.cfm
Leave a separate comment for each entry. Giveaway will close at Midnight EST on Friday, August 3rd.
What are you waiting for? Let’s
eat win some stuff. And most of all: Happy Birthday to meeeeeeee!
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?
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label 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.