Monday, April 4, 2011


This Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil is unrefined and is made with organic coconuts. Fresh coconuts are used and only the best are hand-picked from each harvest. The fresh coconut meat is then shredded and then cold-pressed using the water that is inside of the coconut to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about 12 hours while the oil naturally separates from the milk. Since we’ve had our jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil I’ve been using it just as I would my olive oil or vegetable oil.

I got to review the Tropical Traditions Gold label Virgin Coconut oil - not only is it great for cooking and baking, but its wonderful for your skin too. I’ve used it to make a cake, chicken and fish. The coconut oil gives off a lovely aroma as its cooking and also gives a nice hint of coconut in your dish. I also received a book that is full of information about virgin coconut oil and can’t wait to try out all the recipes. They all sound so yummy!

Excellent, kitchen-tested recipes can be found on our Free Coconut Recipes blog here:

At this website you will see the many different ways coconut can be used in cooking!

Click HERE to watch the video “How they Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil - An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions”.

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Me and my family we like canned fruit cocktails, and one of our favorite brands to buy is Del Monte. We got to review the Del Monte Very Cherry Mixed Fruit. It contains grapes, pieces of peach, pear, and red cherry. The fruit pieces are in light syrup, also cherry flavored. The can is easy to open, one of those with a ring attached to the top - you just pull the ring up, pop the lid open, and remove it, no need for can opener.
This fruit cocktail is delicious as it is. However, there are several other ways to serve it. You can make a quick dessert by serving this mixed fruit with delicious recipes. Here are two delicious recipes that are easy and great to try with your family.

Very Cherry Mixed Fruit Crisp


2 cans (15 oz. each) Del Monte® Very Cherry Mixed Fruit, No Sugar Added, drained

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

Optional ingredients - Low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream


1. Place fruit in 8x8-inch baking dish or pie plate.

2. Combine flour, sugar, oats, walnuts and cinnamon. Mix in butter until crumbly; sprinkle evenly over fruit.

3. Bake at 425°F, 15 to 20 minutes or until topping is golden. Serve with low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream, if desired.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

6 servings

Sunrise Sundae


1-1/2 cups low-fat granola or other cereal

1 carton (8 oz.) low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt

1 can (15 oz.) Del Monte® Very Cherry Mixed Fruit, No Sugar Added, drained


Spoon alternating layers of granola, yogurt and fruit in 3 tall glasses.

Tip: For easy variety, use the 6-pack assorted cereals and other Del Monte Fruits. Prep time: 5 minutes

3 servings

Del Monte Very Cherry Mixed Fruit in a Natural Cherry Flavored Light Syrup is great for everyone in the family. We really enjoy this Del Monte Very Cherry Mixed Fruit with whip cream on top as a side dish for dinner as a little treat especially for the kids. It really is something easy to prepare for lunch, as a snack and even dinner and puts a smile on everyone's face :)


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