Happy and healthy cooking

A couple of weeks ago Vita Coco sent me a box of their new coconut oil to try.  I love cooking with coconut oil as an alternative to olive oil.  And this sample did not disappoint.  The box came beautifully presented with lots of information about their products and the brand.

 

 

 Coconut oil is a great healthy alternative to normal cooking oils.  Many folk say a small amount of oil can reduce hunger and the fatty acids in coconut oil could also boost brain function.  So if you are going to use oil in cooking give this one a try.

 

Vita Coco Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil 250 ml

 This week we have been thinking more about sustainable eating, over the weekend I bought a ton of fresh fruit; watermelon, mangos, bananas and apples. Delicious however, reflecting on where these fruits come from (namely not Scotland) I decided to make a more conscious effort to buy local and in season fruit and vegetables, this is something my Mum has always done but I haven’t always listened to her (my bad) but it is better for the environment and better for local producers. I can’t wait for the berry season to get started so I can fill up on raspberries and strawberries.  But you can also go out and pick, for free, brambles and blueberries.

 

Fruit bowl

 

After attending a conference about Scotland becoming a ‘good food nation’ we have definitely adopted the drive to eat more sustainably and over the next few weeks I will be trying to source as much of my food locally.   Look on Instagram to see what I eat in the week!

 

And mum is really enjoying her new Deliciously Ella cook book – you can get it here…

Deliciously Ella Every Day: Simple recipes and fantastic food for a healthy way of life

 

 We are going to review our new ASICS Gel-Fujitrabuco 3 hybrid trail shoes in a few days, so far so good….

ASICS Gel-Fujitrabuco 3, Men’s Trail running Shoes

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