It's not about doing it "right"

When we are learning anything new – such as learning to cook – it is easy to get caught in the belief that you have to make a recipe perfect the first time you try it. However, making “mistakes” is inevitable when you’re learning anything new.  I think “learning experiences” is a better name for them than mistakes.  I also call them explorations.  Each time something doesn’t “turn out” as expected, I use the experience to gain knowledge as to what will most likely work better next time.  Or sometimes, I do something I didn’t mean to and it turns out better than it would have otherwise.

Maybe you already know how to cook but are new to cooking gluten or dairy-free meals. You may feel a little apprehension about it because it is brand new and requires some new learning on your part.  However, the only way anyone learns anything is to just jump in and try it.  And a good place to start is to follow some gluten and dairy-free recipes.

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Yummy & healthy coconut

While some people try to stay away from foods that are high in fat, there are many foods that contain healthy fats.  These fats are actually necessary for optimal bodily functions.  Coconut milk, coconut oil and other coconut products fall under the category as “healthy fats.”  However, make sure to buy the whole milk variety with no additives or sugars in it.

The benefits of coconut products:

  • Provides calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iodine and many trace minerals.
  • The coconut contains up to 60 percent fat and this fat is 92 percent saturated.  But this is no reason to avoid coconut products.  The principle fatty acid in coconut milk, lauric acid, is a medium-chain 12-carbon saturated fatty acid that has potent antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties.
  • Protects us against viruses, yeasts, parasites and other pathogens in the gut.

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