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Microwave Timing Tips

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When I first discovered coconut oil, my main infatuation was its ability to have two different states: solid and liquid.  Coconut oil turns from a solid to a liquid at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. If you like to keep yours in the fridge, it will be a complete solid. However, if left out on the counter, your coconut oil will have a softer consistency. In order to get coconut oil into a complete liquid form, heat must be applied. I cook on a daily basis and recently found that the microwave can actually be super helpful when I’m in a rush. […]

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Mousse

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One of my favorite desserts is chocolate mousse. My mom taught me this recipe when I was younger, so I was eager to try it with coconut oil! The prep time takes about 20 minutes, which is wonderful for making a last minute dessert that still looks elegant. Try layering the chocolate mousse in a martini glass for extra flare, or keep it simple by using an ice cream scoop to make the perfect shape. Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients: 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 large eggs, separated 1/8 teaspoon cream of tarter 2 tablespoons granulated […]

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