Easy. Delicious. Nutritious. Affordable. Skip those $10 – $15 jars of expensive coconut butter and DIY it! I bought a 5-pound bag of organic unsweetened shredded coconut for $13 and made my own jar of coconut butter for about 60 cents! It’s easy and you can add all kinds of flavorings to suit your condiment needs. I made a Vanilla Cinnamon version and a Yellow Curry version. Sweet. Savory.
My son surprised me the other morning. He came to the table during breakfast carrying three Everyday Food magazines and said, “Mom, I was looking through these and picked out three recipes I’d like you to make.” What? My 10-year old son was looking at cooking magazines? And actually found it interesting enough to pick out some recipes? I turned giddy. I instantly had visions of us spending hours cooking together, watching cooking shows together, talking about recipe ideas and interesting ingredients. I said, “Sure, of course! We can make them together!” He showed me the recipes, we tagged the pages, and the plan was set in motion.