Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coconut oil review/giveaway and Asparagus side dish




1 bunch asparagus chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp onion
1 tbsp curry leaves
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chillie flakes
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 to 2 tbsp coconut grated
Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. Then add the onion, curry leaves, asparagus and spices. Cook covered or in low heat till the asparagus is cooked to liking. Add the coconut towards the end and cook for about 2 minute. Remove from heat and serve as a side dish with rice or flatbread.

I used this Gold label virgin coconut oil. I like using coconut oil to make dishes and wanted to share this product with all of you.
We have always used coconut oil in cooking as it gives a fabulous taste and it is traditionally believed to have lots of benefits. I don't have any health claims on this post so please use it at your own discretion.


This Gold label virgin coconut oil is made in rural areas of Philippines using 100% organic coconut that are hand selected. The production is done in a small-scale as a family business taking great care and pride. Their products are repeatedly tested to ensure that it contains highest amount of antioxidants available. The trees and family producers are certified organic under USDA standards. The families are trained according to the Good Manufacturing Practice standards and re-certified every year.
This oil has a shelf life for more than 2 years. Store the oil away from sunlight. The oil solidifies under 76F; it doesn't need to be in the fridge.
The oil can be used for all types of cooking purposes such as baking, frying, in soups, salad dressing, desserts and also as a hair treatment.


A little about the process :)
Fresh coconut meat is shredded then cold pressed using traditional methods with the pure coconut water to make the coconut milk extract which is then allowed to sit for about half a day until the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is filtered from the coconut solids. Nothing is added to make this oil so it is natural.


The Tropical Traditions coconut oil is sold online.
If you want to win Gold label virgin coconut oil please leave a comment on this post and subscribe to tropical traditions newsletter.
Giveaway is open to Canada and USA ends May 2nd.

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Disclosure: Tropical Traditions provided me with samples, I was under no obligation to write a positive review or host a giveaway.

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  4. I do asparagus fry too minus the coconut. Looks yummy.


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  5. I like shredded coconut in my dishes but yet to use coconut oil. I have tasted when my mom made it.

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  6. Great side dish with asparagus n lovely review on coconut oil,love the coconut oil flavors:-)

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  7. Never seen a "desi" recipe for cooking asparagus. I love using coconut oil for hair treatment.

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  15. Thanks for the information on coconut oil.
    Lovely dish with asparagus
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  16. Heard of this oil, but never used it, nice dish with asparagus..

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  17. I've never cooked with coconut oil before...when I was young my mom would put it in my hair. But I have been reading a lot about it on other food blogs lately.

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  18. never tried cooking asparagus with desi spices, looks delicious

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  19. I cannot cook without coconut and its products. I love coconut oil flavour in my dishes.

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  20. lovely asparagus sidedish, nice preparation..i too use coconut oil for cooking :)

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  21. I have a jar of coconut oil that I haven't used, know I know what can I do with it, the asparagus look great!

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  22. asparagus in desi manner...lovely recipe.

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  23. Delicious stir fry with coconut oil.

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  24. nice preparation...Thanks for the info

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  25. Nice stir fry with asparagus dear

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  26. Healthy and delicious sidedish...I simply love the flavor of coconut oil

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  27. Apart from soup,i never tried anything with asparagus,yummy side dish.

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  28. Nice dish with asparagus, looks so yummy.

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  29. Gr8 recipe with asparagus..I use Trader Joe's virgin coconut oil in my cooking,will look for this one,nice post...

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  30. Mmmm, coconut oil. I can't get enough of it. So versatile and flavorful. Thanks for sharing your review, this looks like a great dish to make using coconut oil. Have a lovely day!

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  32. I cook with coconut oil often and I do like using it a lot! I like the way you have used it here!

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  38. lovely recipe with asparagus....

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  39. I just started recently to add coconut in my cooking...the asparagus side dish looks very flavorful. Thanks for the info for the coconut oil and hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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  40. I dont think i ever cooked with it before but now i am curious :-), Jen

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  41. Great review,love the flavor..
    yummy side dish..

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  42. This dish looks wonderful. I just recently used coconut oil for the first time and I loved it!

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  43. I love everything coconut! I would have never thought about pairing it with asparagus. Brilliant!

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  52. It looks so healthy and delicious. Thank you so much for this giveaway!!

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  53. The recipe looks yummy and I have been hearing a lot of positive things about coconut oil

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  64. That asparagus dish looks fabulous--I adore asparagus, but I always make it the same three ways.

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  66. I've never used coconut oil, it sounds amazing Akheela! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

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  70. I love asparagus and this recipe looks delicius.
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