In an effort to clear out my refrigerator, I dumped most of our remaining thanksgiving leftovers onto some homemade pizza dough last night. I didn't even have any mozzarella, so you're looking at a turkey cheddar pizza, and roasted peppers, broccoli, & cheddar, respectively. We used what we had, and what we had was some leftover turkey, and one of those big gnarly vegetable trays with mini sweet peppers, carrots, broccoli, etc. (And a big bucket o'ranch in the middle. I considered doing a white pizza with the ranch but remember, thanksgiving traumatized my gut, so I'm attempting to eat a little healthier.)
HEY! On a completely different note, since my readers are such a fountain of good information- I recently picked up a huge jar of unrefined coconut oil, having been convinced by the hippie legions on the interwebs that it's like, super good for you and stuff. (Not going to lie, secretly I'm just hoping that if I eat coconut oil every day I'll just lose 10 pounds without even trying) PROBLEM: I DON'T REALLY LIKE COCONUTS. I mean, I just am not that into it, and the oil definitely tastes coconut-y. So far, all I've been doing with it is throw a chunk or two on top of my rice when I have stir fry, and I've had it on toast (it's spreadable at room temperature, if you're confused about why I might be putting OIL ON MY TOAST) with a pinch of salt, but otherwise- YUCK. The package suggests putting it into a smoothie and HOLY HELL, WAS THAT EVER A TERRIBLE IDEA. There were huge solid chunks of it throughout the smoothie and the texture was just appalling, to say the least. UGH UGH UGH.
So, if any of you are hippies who incorporate coconut oil into your diet, what do you do with it? The suggested "dosage" is like 4 tablespoons a day- how do you choke it down? Do you just eat everything with a hint of the tropics in it? Will I have to just force myself to like it, pretty much like I forced myself to like shit like brown rice and nuts and drinking water? (I USED TO HATE DRINKING WATER. I drank a coke for breakfast every single morning from age 8 to like age 20) Is it really a health tonic? Are you all svelte and crap from eating it all day? Information, plz. Thx.