I have been thinking and talking about making CoconutGhee every since I stumbled upon a post about it at MarksDailyApple.com. Today appears to be the day that my thinking and talking turns into doing. I found a new fun blog this morning called KindaSortaHealthy.com and mentioned the CoconutGhee as a comment. That was the last straw, mentioning it on a blog without ever having tried it.

I broke away from my computer and headed to the kitchen. I did not make Ghee. I took the Ghee I had, from Whole Foods and melted that in a sauce pan. I then added all the coconut oil I had to the melted Ghee and waited for that to melt. Once all was melted and combined I poured it back into the container my Whole Foods Ghee came in (it was empty). I am now carrying it around with me and shaking it ever few minutes to make sure it doesn’t separate while it solidifies.

The melted CoconutGhee doesn’t look very appetizing. Both my husband and daughter walked into the kitchen and thought it was something I was taking to the vet. You get the picture. I hope I’m sure it will look more like something to cook with when it solidifies.

I like the idea of CoconutGhee. I really love to cook with coconut oil and ghee. I do, however, find both to have very distinct and strong flavors. The coconut oil tastes like coconut. I love the coconut taste in baked treats and in other recipes like Sweet Potato Spears by Everyday Paleo but it’s not great with scrambled eggs. You would think the Ghee would be a good option for scrambled eggs but the flavor is too strong for me. I grew up on the ocean. My parents loved lobster so I was lucky enough to enjoy lobster with drawn butter on special occasions. Unfortunately when I taste Ghee all I can really “taste” is lobster. That might sound good to some of you but not to me. If I’m having eggs I want to taste eggs.

From what I’ve read, CoconutGhee is supposed to be really yummy and bit milder than either coconut oil or ghee individually. I’m really looking forward to trying it. My concoction from earlier this morning is taking a really long time to solidify. I suppose I could use it as is. I mean I’m only going to melt it again anyway. I’m getting hungry so I’m probably not going to be able to wait.

Here is exactly what I did. I used up all of the Coconut Oil and Ghee that I had in the house. It just so happened that I had 1 cup of Ghee and about a 1/2 cup of Coconut Oil. I melted down the ghee and then added the coconut oil. Once it was all melted I poured it back into the glass jar that the ghee was in. I put the cover on and gave it a shake. I will continue to shake it now and then until it is finally solid. I read that the shaking helps to stop it from separating while it’s solidifying. Time will tell.

Hopefully this concoction will be my new go to cooking oil. I would like to use coconut oil on more of the foods that I make for my kids but they really aren’t fans of the coconut flavor. Hopefully this will work and they will get all of the benefits of coconut oil with out the taste. I have found that I need to be a little sneaky when feeding my kids healthy foods. You can read about the health benefits of coconut oil in my blog post – Coconut Oil, it’s good for you!

Enjoy, Eat Well, Feel Great!

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8 Responses to CoconutGhee

  1. Shannon says:

    Okay this is great to read. One thing, here is my dumb question but what is exactly IS GHEE. Is it meant to be a substitute for butter, that’s the impression I have? I haven’t noticed a thing at all with the coconut oil I am using but as my cousin pointed out on my blog, I am using the wrong kind apparently and it’s better for soap and not cooking! 🙂 We do have Whole Foods, but they are all a good 45 minutes into town, none near, and certainly no Trader Joes…for some reason I thought I read that we were getting TJ here. I can’t wait to see what else you are trying out!

  2. amy says:

    Hi. Ghee is ultra-clarified butter. People who have problems with lactose and dairy proteins can eat ghee and not get sick. When you melt down regular butter the whey protein rises to the top and the casein proteins sink to the bottom. Scrap off the whey and leave the casein in the bottom when you pour off the melted butter and you have clarified butter. I made it once, it’s not hard. I do have a whole foods down the street so I’m a bit lazy about making stuff that I can buy – bad.

    As for meats, have you checked out eatwild.com? You might be able to find some grass-fed meat locally through that site.

    Good luck. Enjoy your Paleo journey. It really is amazing the way the body responds to real food.

  3. amy d says:

    This is interesting. Iprobably won’t do it – too lazy,hee-hee. I actually like the taste of coco oil; my hubbie prefers the beef lard. Did you know there is a coconut oil you can get that is sans coconut taste? I forget what it’s called, but Tropical Traditions sells it; it’s a somewhat more processed form, but still has the health benefits (from my understanding; I researched this all about a year ago). And it is cheaper, too (than the stuff at the store).

    Shannon, it’s not that that coconut oil is “wrong”, I just don’t know enough about how it’s processed and such to say, and I don’t like the flavor/texture of it as much as other brands I’ve used. Weston Price puts out a shopping guide each year, free with membership, and I don’t see that brand in there, so that is another strike against it. But it is still MUCH better than using the “C” stuff in the blue can. 😉

    As to meat, remember that we raise grass-finished (fattened) beef. Not trying to promote ours…well, yes, I am.:) And any time we get to deliver some down that way, I get to visit family. 🙂

  4. amy says:

    If you are ever interested in trying the CoconutGhee you can buy it. Here is a link to one place that sells it: http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/CoconutGhee/index.cfm
    No idea if this is any good but I figured I’d pass it along.
    I was just at Whole Foods restocking my coconut oil since I used it all to make the CoconutGhee. I actually stood in the aisle with my phone and looked up coconut oil. Whole foods had one brand, Nutiva that is “cold-pressed”. The other brands were Expeller Pressed. Not sure if it really makes a difference for someone like me but I did end up buying the Nutiva which is what I had originally.

  5. amy d says:

    Nutiva is what I use, too. I had been getting Tropical Traditions, but Nutiva costs less AND I get it through Amazon Subscribe & Save, so I get a better deal and it’s delivered to me. 🙂

    Here’s the scoop on the expeller pressed – it is the one that has no coco flavor:
    Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil is a high quality refined coconut oil. This oil is processed the “old” way by what is called “physical refining.” The modern way of processing coconut oil is by chemical extraction, using solvent extracts, which produces higher yields and is quicker and less expensive. Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil DOES NOT use solvent extracts. It is made the “old” way by expeller-pressed mechanical extraction. This oil is also NOT hydrogenated, and contains NO trans fatty acids. It is a very good quality food-grade coconut oil. Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil is made from certified organic coconuts that have NOT been treated with chemicals or fertilizers. It is certified organic according to European and USDA standards. Our Expeller-Pressed coconut oil is high in the medium chain fatty acids, such as Lauric acid. This is the “common” type oil that billions of people in Asia consume on a daily basis. Expeller Pressed Coconut oil is less expensive than Virgin Coconut Oil, and because it goes through a steam deodorizing process the taste is very bland, unlike Virgin Coconut Oil which retains the odor and taste of fresh coconuts. Some people prefer a bland, tasteless oil. This coconut oil is solid below 76 degrees F. and liquid above that.

  6. amy says:

    This is great! Thank you for the information on expeller pressed coconut oil. I do like the taste of coconut but now I know to buy the other style for my family.

  7. amy d says:

    Y’all might be interested in this free webinar from Wardeh of GNOWFGLINS:
    http://gnowfglins.com/ecourse/webinars/easy-steps-real-food-2012

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