Wednesday 9 May 2012

Lose Weight And Feed Your Brain!

Now that I've talked about the possibilities in prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's by consuming coconut oil, let's see how to get it into our diets!  I am totally unfamiliar with this oil and have a big learning curve in figuring out how and when to use it.

Then, I remembered that my good friend Wendy, from HerBallistic Garden, already uses it in her home.  Being the sweetie that she is, she agreed to guest post and show us how she makes yummy and really low calorie popcorn.  I had this at her house one night and, even though I'm a big butter girl, I loved it!  Thanks, Wendy for sharing!

On the heels of Maureen’s last post
Hope For Alzheimer's Disease?, she has asked me to guest blog about
how we use Coconut Oil in our house!

I’m Wendy from HerBallistic Garden and not only am I Maureen’s fellow blogging friend,
but also her neighbour and I consider her to be a great friend!

One night when Maureen was over I made her our latest discovery....
Popcorn made with
Maison Orphee Organic Coconut Oil!

The reason this popcorn is so darned great with the Coconut Oil,
is because you pop it in the oil....
I use the stovetop method for popping - the same one I grew up using....
but with this oil, NO BUTTER IS REQUIRED!
It is soooo delicious, you just need to sprinkle some salt on and it
has this wondrous buttery flavour with only a hint of coconut to it.
In fact, if you didn't tell someone what the flavour was, they probably would be hard-pressed
to figure out what that budding flavour on their tongue was!

You can buy this "Maison Orphee"
cold pressed Virgin Coconut Oil at a Health Food store or a kitchen store as I did.

While I was there speaking with the owner, she told me
that women actually do need butter and oils like coconut oil because it enables us to process
vitamins and minerals in our bodies better!
Now Maureen has let us know about an exciting breakthrough with Alzheimers’ patients using coconut oil daily that can help with memory loss!

I'm all for helping my body function better!
Get the popcorn out!  Yay!

Click on the title of Wendy's blog to see tons of garden, crafting, antiquing and cooking ideas.  You'll love it!


  1. Wow. Well, I am very curious about all of this. I have a relative who is in quick decline right now with dementia. I am going to look for the book. Thanks for all this insight girls!

    1. I picked the book up at Chapters. Try the popcorn. What I really like about popcorn is the butter, so I was surprised that I liked this!

  2. What a great post. This news to me, so I will be checking it out. Thanks for the tips.
    Many thanks Maureen for stopping by my blog and leaving me kind words. Happy Mother's day.

  3. OH MY GOSH...can't wait to try this! Thanks for the heads up...I am so into health and making a difference with what we eat!

    1. I'm finding coconut oil surprisingly easy to work into things! The popcorn was good with just sea salt on it.

  4. I use coconut oil to fry chicken, etc, but I haven't found that it has a buttery taste....hmm, maybe I will try and find this one and see if there is a difference. It is so good for you and there are hundreds of uses for it.

    1. I tried it with a stir fry and liked it better than olive oil because it is so light tasting. I can see that it would work with friend chicken. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Okay, two of my favorite peeps at one place. I have never had popcorn in coconut oil but yes, in some dishes we do use coconut oil. It tastes good! Will have to try this.

    1. Hey, Rukmini, would you like to guest blog with one of your coconut oil recipes some time?

    2. Oh Maureen, I'll be honored to! Just let me know when do you want it and I'll be in the neck of the woods. Am i proactive or an I PRO-active :P

      Would love to. Really.

  6. I never knew this about coconut oil!

    I have a praise in that our home has officially sold. I now have just 32 to days to find a home, pack and move. A little pressure? :) We put a bid on a home yesterday that will give "The Money Pit" a run for it's money.
    I wanted to let you know that I so appreciate all of your support and kind comments and if I am absent the next few weeks from your blog please know I will return soon.

    For whomever you nurture, have a happy and blessed Mother's Day.

    1. I didn't know about coconut oil until I heard an interview on the radio.
      I'm so very, very, happy that you are able to move and your whole family can enjoy some peace!
      I'll miss your kind comments but they will be all the better when you come back.
      Happy Mother's Day! You've certainly earned it this year.

  7. My husband introduced me to the whole coconut oil phenom. I use it for everything! I've even substituted half butter/half oil in my molasses gingersnaps... oh my goodness are they chewy and delish! Use it to fry potatoes, chicken, onions... such a wonderful oil!

    1. Thanks for the tips! Good to know you can substitute it for part of the butter in baking. I did find it was a nice, light oil for frying.

  8. Hi Maureen, We have been using extra virgin coconut oil for a while now. I use it in the frying pan ans well I use a teaspoon in my oatmeal every morning. Now I must try popcorn.
    Sounds yummy.

    1. I noticed that the brand of coconut oil Wendy uses smells more coconutty than mine. I'll do some experimenting with brands to see how much difference it makes in flavour.

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