Monday, January 25, 2016

Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Find this Item at Harter House World Flavors in Springfield, Mo.

Discover Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, a high-quality health food.

I also found some very interesting information regarding the benefits of coconut oil at this website;

I personally enjoy the taste and health benefits of coconut oil, especially a specific brand of it I found called Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil

Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is certified organic and does not contain any genetically modified organisms in it. Actually, this product is made from fresh coconuts and cold-pressed at controlled temperatures within two hours of being chopped for the freshest taste and highest quality oil possible.

Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature and melts at 76 degrees. The first time I ever used Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil as a replacement for butter, it looked and smelled so exotically wonderful that I had to eat a bit straight up! When I did, I could feel it melting in my mouth as I took my taste buds on a tropical adventure. Holy cow this stuff's AWESOME! And it really is so good for you, too.

Here are just a few of the known benefits of consuming coconut oil found on the Nutiva website:

- Lowers the risk of heart disease
- Promotes weight loss and maintenance
- Improves the body's immune system
- Decreases risk of cancer and other such diseases
- Boosts your metabolism
- Excellent source of quick energy
- Keeps skin healthy and young
- Allows the thyroid gland to function properly
- Prevent bacterial and viral infections

Another neat aspect of Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is that it is unrefined, chemical-free, unfermented, unbleached, undeodorized, and unhydrogenated. While all of that may sound like the common sense way to make coconut oil, 99 percent of companies that make and manufacture coconut oil do just the opposite of all of those things. Not good!

The real proof that this product is far superior to most other coconut oil brands is in the look and taste. While some coconut oils have an off-white color and are basically odorless (from all the bleaching and processing they do to it), Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil has a beautiful and bright white color to it like fresh coconuts do, a rich aroma that makes you feel like you are in a tropical paradise, and even has the authentic flavor of real coconuts. I LOVE the taste of coconut, but not the texture, so this stuff is perfect!

Imported directly from the Phillipines, Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil comes from traditional palm trees only, not from any hybrid versions. This is a very important distinction when you are wanting to get the best possible coconut oil to enjoy as part of your low-carb lifestyle. Don't settle for less than the best, GET THE BEST!

No-Bake Cocoa Almond Coconut Cookies (Paleo)

Try these yummy Cocoa Almond Coconut No-bake Cookies.


1/3 cup honey (you can probably reduce the amount of honey even more)
1 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa
1/3 cup Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
1/3 cup almond butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups dried, unsweetened coconut


1. Put honey, cocoa, and coconut oil (or butter) in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and immediately remove from heat.
3. Stir in the almond butter and vanilla until it is incorporated.
4. Stir in coconut.
5. Scoop by spoonfuls unto wax paper or parchment paper and put in the fridge until hardened and set.

*Store at room temperature or the fridge. I prefer the texture of the cookies stored in the fridge.
Serves: 8-10

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Cowboy Griller for dinner tonight!

If you have never had a Cowboy Griller, you don't know what you are missing.

Harter House Supermarket makes them fresh in our full service meat department at all locations.

No need to spend time preparing ahead, just pick them up, put in the oven and they are ready to enjoy in 45 minutes.

This week, Jan 20 to 26, 2016,  Cowboy Grillers are on sale for just $3.99 lb.  
The Cowboy Griller is a chicken breast stuffed with banana peppers (some recipes call for jalapeno peppers) and pepper jack cheese, then wrapped in bacon.

Our process is to take a large fresh chicken breast. Lay flat with the large end toward you. Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket in the middle of the breast.
Stuff approximately 2 ounces of pepperjack cheese (a stick about 1 inch wide and ½ inch tall) into the chicken breast. Stuff approximately 1 ounce of mild banana peppers to each side of the cheese stick.

Take two slices of our famous Harter House double smoked bacon. The first slice goes around the breast from head of breast to back of breast. The next piece goes around the middle of the breast. Place a toothpick to hold the bacon in place.

Grill the chicken breast over indirect heat or place in the oven from a thawed state at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Enjoy!