Kelapo Coconut Oil

Have you heard the buzz about coconut oil?   It seems to be all the rage these days. Everywhere I turn there is another article about the health benefits of coconut oil.   As someone who likes to keep up-to-date on healthy food trends, I’ve been interested in trying it.   So when I was contacted by Kelapo to sample Kelapo’s Virgin Coconut Oil, it was like they read my mind.

I first visited Kelapo’s website. There is a wealth of information there regarding the benefits of coconut oil. I found the uses section particularly helpful for a newbie to this product, as it explained that you can replace the butter/oil at a 1:1 ratio, and that it is helpful to warm it up when replacing oil in a recipe. Great tips!

I definitely wanted to bake something using coconut oil, but I had so many ideas swirling about, it was hard to choose.  I decided to put a little coconut twist on muffins, a recipe that I will share with you tomorrow. 

The result?  These muffins were amazing!  We loved the flavor the coconut oil imparted on the muffins, and they were very moist and had a nice texture.  Kelapo’s coconut oil was very nice to use as well.  I am more than pleased with my first coconut oil experience using Kelapo’s coconut oil, and I look forward to sharing more recipes using coconut oil with you.

One more thing!  The generous folks at Kelapo have given Alida’s Kitchen a discount code to share with you! From now until 10/20/2011, use the code ‘Alida20’ (case sensitive) to receive 20% off your order.  Pretty sweet!

Disclaimer: Kelapo sent me a jar of their Virgin Coconut Oil for free.  The details of my experience are exclusively my opinion, and I was not otherwise influenced or compensated.


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  1. I assume you do all your own photography? It is beautiful! I’m just starting out myself, so it’s nice to see your work!

  2. Hi Jen, thank you so much. Yes, I do my own photography. It’s a work in progress, always learning and working on improving. I really appreciate your kind words! 🙂