Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bon Mardi Gras!

 And a very Good Fat Tuesday to you!

This is working out to be one hell of a week. Saturday-Valentines Day, Monday-Presidents Day, Tuesday-Fat Tuesday and National Pancake Day and Thursday-Chinese New Year!

Today's Double Header is brought to you by Pancakes. Because Fat Tuesday is all about indulging and we don't eat pancakes every day now do we?

And the Good Fat here on Fat Tuesday, is Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter. I used the oil in the pancake mix (Bob's Red Mill Organic 7 Grain because it starts out vegan and I add in, coconut oil, water and egg replacer.)

And the Coconut Butter I used to spread on top, like you would with dairy butter. And I sprinkled almonds and coconut over them, with banana and maple syrup...because FAT TUESDAY!

Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler!!

A note about Good Fats. Olive Oil, Avocados and Coconut Oil have all been shown to have health benefits like...

Coconut is particularly rich in a fatty acid called Lauric Acid, which can improve cholesterol and help kill bacteria and other pathogens. The fats in coconut oil can also boost metabolism slightly and increase feelings of fullness compared to other fats. 

So yeah, I use that shit in everything! My oatmeal, baked goods (taking the place of butter), for stir fries. Everywhere.

Happy Super Holiday Week Everyone!