Coconut Oil For Cooking. You Can Eat It Too.


I used to make virgin coconut oil using the boiling method. I must start doing it again, considering the numerous health benefits of using it.
Research findings are still pouring in, and though not yet fully certified to a Nobel Prize level, the results are highly encouraging.
Once thrashed for it’s saturated fat, it’s now a darling, as fat is good.
Coconut oil is best for cooking, not only for it’s taste, but it has the highest boiling point, making it the best for high heat cooking.
It raises the good cholesterol (HDL) making it great for the heart.
It may help lose weight.
Perhaps a striking feature is available right here in Kerala where I belong. Keralaites have the highest life expectancy in the country, matching the advanced world, and we use coconut oil for almost everything.
The attached ‘Healthline’ article speaks more.

Coconut Oil For Cooking. You Can Eat It Too.

Thai Food And Some Exclusive Ones In It.

Thai Green Curry Chicken

‘At any given time, half the population is cooking’. ‘Well then what does the other half do?’ ‘Oh, they eat the food’.

This is a quote while walking on Bangkok streets and enjoying the enticing aroma of food being prepared on the street.

One of my favourites is Green Chicken Curry. And as part of my amateur experiments in cooking, I made this delicious dish, sometime back, following an authentic recipe and doing the steps from scratch.

Recently, we bought a ready made paste and tried the dish. There’s an ocean of a difference from the right way and the easy way.

Let’s do it the right way and eat it too!

Thai Food And Some Exclusive Ones In It.

How and Why I Am Cooking.

The best I could do was a fried eggs other than the typical Kerala special Poott.

But I used to hang around the kitchen in my childhood assisting my mother and watching her helpers, orotha chedathy and parre chedathy going about some of the most skilful acts in making those delicacies.

Of late I have started on trying out a few of those exotic and traditional dishes, some of which are practically extinct.

I find satisfaction, sense of achievement and quite a relaxation after making something which I never thought I could make.

Here are some of them, which I had blogged earlier.

How and Why I Am Cooking.

Choosing The Right Platform

I have a whatsapp broadcast group ‘ Cooking Exotica & Fitness’ with its maximum 256 members. There I post my cooking and fitness experiments.

Yesterday we were distributing some bananas which we got when we visited my brother in our hometown. These are special as they are grown organic and hence in demand.

A neighbor is traveling with family and we ended up with some extra bananas and I decided to do something with it and made this yummy banana bread.

The normal thing is to post on the group, but there’s a problem. Over a period, the number of people responding to my posting have shrunk.

We except a response to a whatsapp message and when it’s not as expected, it’s better not to bother people.

But it’s different here and on Facebook and on Instagram. The connections can decide whether to see or respond. That’s clearly an advantage.

Hence I am posting a food related item here. And, coming to think of it, I just read a recipe for an authentic dim sum.

It’s not easy, and I have to get the right ingredients and appropriate vessels and caskets.

Perhaps something to try, as authentic dim sum is so good and rare.

Choosing The Right Platform