Kelapo Coconut Oil.

The lovely ladies from Kelapo sent me some coconut oil to test out.  Have you tried coconut oil?  It’s better than butter.  And yes, I did just write that.

Kelapo supports fair trade practices and is the only coconut oil certified “Fair For Life” by the IMO Fair Trade Program.  In fact, Kelapo is the only Fair Trade coconut oil on the market.  (Click here to learn what fair trade means.)  Kelapo is also 100% organic and vegetarian-friendly.

When you buy coconut oil, you want to make sure it’s virgin and cold pressed whenever possible, so that you can receive all of the health benefits.  Heat destroys some of the nutrients and can affect the flavor and quality.  You can find answers to questions you may have about coconut oil on their FAQ page–health benefits, how coconut oil is extracted, etc.

I’ve been using coconut oil mostly to replace butter in recipes.  I used to hear that using coconut oil couldn’t be healthy because it has so much fat in it, but that’s not true.  More and more you’ll hear the health benefits of coconut oil.  Yes it’s high in fat, but it’s the good fat.  And seriously, if I’m not eating fat that comes from animals (butter, I’m looking at you), then I’m not so worried.  Plus it tastes soooo good.  (I may or may not have run my finger around the inside of the empty jar a few times…)

For recipes using Kelapo coconut oil, visit the We’re Coconuts blog.

My favorite new way to use it?  Um, that would be these cookies.  You’ve probably seen other bloggers make coconut oil chocolate chip cookies before.  Jenny and Brooke have made them.  (I know I can trust their cookie judgement.)

And this, my friends, is what they call a “teaser.”  You’ll have to pop back in tomorrow for the recipe. :)

Interested in buying some Kelapo coconut oil?  Click here.  AND…Kelapo is offering my readers a 20% discount.  Use the code: Johnsonia20 (case sensitive) to receive the discount.

p.s.  Those cookies?  They’re vegan and gluten-free.  And they are incredible.  You can get the recipe here.

(Disclosure:  Kelapo sent me one 8 oz. jar of coconut oil to review on this blog.  My opinions are my own.)

5 Responses to “Kelapo Coconut Oil.”

  1. Shannon June 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Lindsay – this is Shannon from the cooking class on Saturday. THANK YOU for the wonderful class and delicious food. It was great to meet you in person as well. I honestly love all of your recommendations (and I’ve already tried the coconut oil in place of butter. Yum). I know I should comment more often (usually I only get to blog reading about once a week, at that… so it almost feels weird leaving delayed comments!). Thank you again for your talents and thoughts. You do a world of good with those two things alone.

    Shannon (

  2. Sarah June 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    I thought coconut had a lot of saturated fat. Is that true?

  3. Emily June 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    I definitely feel teased. ;) I will be back tomorrow for the recipe. Off to check out Kelapo’s website right now!

  4. Jenny June 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    I use coconut every day as a moisturizer and never even thought to use it as a butter substitute. Now I feel foolish!


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