6 Foods I’m Loving Lately + Glo Bar Giveaway For A Cause

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I can’t say enough how much I love putting these posts together. Maybe I’m just weird, but the first thing I think of when I try a new food is, I can’t wait to share it on the blog. It’s fun to share stuff with you! After spending my teens and early twenties subsisting on fat-free diet “foods”, it’s a real joy for me to be able to celebrate my love for all kinds of new foods. Plus, putting together these posts gives me a nudge to try new things and bust out of my food ruts.

Without further ado, here are this month’s foods I’m loving lately…

1) Delicata squash

(also known as sweet potato squash)

I don’t know why it took me so long to try Delicata squash, but am I ever glad I did! It has to be one of the easiest squash to prepare. Because the skin is so thin, you can forgo peeling and just eat the (delicious) skin with the flesh. They are also fairly small, making them very easy to slice. Lately, I’ve been roasting them in olive or coconut oil, salt, and a pinch of cinnamon. So good!

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2) Lentils & Split Peas

I’m on a big lentil and split pea kick lately. They are just so easy to throw into soups and salads and easily boost protein. I love that they don’t have to be soaked or fussed over like dry beans. Until I get that pressure cooker I’m coveting (cannot. wait.), lentils seem to be my go-to right now.

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3) Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Oil from Costco

I was at Costco in Burlington a few weeks ago and I almost died with excitement when I saw that they now sell HUGE 1.5kg/3.3lb tubs of organic cold-pressed coconut oil for $16.99 CAD.

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I immediately text this news to my coconut oil obsessed family:

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(Don’t mind the creepy dolls, we were doing a little Christmas shopping!)

4) Seasnax

I have to admit – I thought people were crazy when they said they loved these nori seaweed snacks. While I can’t say I loved them at first, the taste grew on me. I love cutting it up and adding it to soups and salads. If I have a big salt craving they usually do the trick. Eric thinks they are absolutely vile, so to each their own…

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5) Coconut Nectar Syrup & Coconut Sugar

I recently discovered Raw Coconut Nectar and I must say I am impressed. It’s simply the sap from tapped coconut trees and it’s very high in nutrients. I’ve been using it as a substitute for brown rice syrup in some of my recipes and it binds almost as well. It has a low Glycemic Index rating (35) meaning that it releases into the blood slowly and is less likely to cause blood sugar spikes. The biggest surprise when I tasted the coconut syrup? It doesn’t taste like coconut! At least not to me. It’s very sweet so I find a little bit goes a long way. Eric also loves using coconut sugar in his tea as a swap for refined white sugar and I also enjoy it for baking.

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6) Pears

Aren’t pears so beautiful? I love taking pictures of pears and of course eating them this time of year. I’m quite impatient when it comes to waiting for fruit to ripen so whenever I have pears, bananas, or avocados that need ripening I stuff them in a large paper bag and fold the lid to trap some of the gas. It seems to speed things along.

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7) Glo Bars up for auction

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I’m excited to let you know that Susan is hosting an online auction (starting today!) for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As you might recall, Susan was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer over a year ago and she is quickly approaching a year in remission. In 5 months, Susan will be travelling to Scotland to run a half marathon for the society’s Team In Training and needs to raise all the money she can.

I’ve donated a box of Glo Bars for this great cause which has a special place in my heart as my grandpa is currently fighting multiple myeloma. The winning bidder will get to select the flavour of their choice and I can also make the bars gluten-free and/or nut-free upon request. This is a rare opportunity to snag a box of Glo Bars since the bakery is closed for the time being!

Please head on over to Susan’s auction and check out all of the amazing prizes up for grabs!

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below what foods you are loving lately too.

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1 YogiCrystal November 14, 2012

Coconut oil at Costco?! I must keep my eyes peeled for it the next time I’m there!

That squash looks great, going to have to try it… totally obsessed with squash this fall. :)

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2 Tanya @ playful and hungry November 14, 2012

You are so lucky! I just get 200g glasses where I live…

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3 Monica@Your Model Chef November 16, 2012

I didn’t know they had coconut oil at Costco either! Need to get this!!! It can get expensive.

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4 Shel@PeachyPalate November 14, 2012

I love yellow split peas! Don’t make use of them often enough! Pears really are amazing when they’re in season! Love them paired (no pun intended!) with fresh figs!

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5 Esther November 14, 2012

Since there was as bug going around and everyone was getting sick (including myself), I did a little research to see what foods would be a great way to kick the cold bug. I found that Indian food was wonderful for illness! Turmeric, garlic, ginger, red peppers, onions, etc, foods that are prevolent in many Indian dishes were great for colds, so I’ve been on a Chana Masala kick.
I’m also very determined to recreate Puerto Rican and Caribbean cuisine in vegan form, i.e. cachapas! :)

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6 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 14, 2012

I love just about any squash. Have you had Kiri? It’s on the sweeter side, and you can also eat it’s skin.

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7 Ann November 14, 2012

I love these posts too!
Lately, I am obsessed with your garlic roasted butternut squash, and sweet potatoe fries with chipotle dipping sauce (a yummy combo we make of veganaise, cilantro, lime juice and chopped chipotle peppers). SO GOOD.

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8 Barb C November 14, 2012

i made your red lentil and butternut squash stew the other day and was suprised at how luscious it was – just delicious!! This time of year, lentils and squash are it for me!

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9 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 14, 2012

I am obsessed with lentils right now. They are such a great addition to soups!

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10 Willow November 14, 2012

Score on the coconut oil! I love all of those things, too, but I haven’t seen the coconut syrup before… will have to keep my eye out. Also, you reminded me how much I love pears – adding them to my shopping list! :)

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11 Ashley November 14, 2012

I love photographing pears as well! Also, I have a delicata squash that needs roasting today. That coconut oil?? I must ask my SIL to check and see if the Costco they goes to carries it! I just bought my first bag of coconut sugar and am loving it. I’ve also tried the coconut aminos [soy sauce alternative] and really liked it. I’ll definitely check out the nectar when it goes on sale next.

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12 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

I read about the coconut aminos too and I can’t wait to try some. Let me know what you think!

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13 Andrea @ Vegvacious November 14, 2012

I love when you do these posts – you always seem to find little treasures at Costco that have yet to catch my eye —– like that coconut oil! ….and that marinara is my absolute favourite — to die for!!!!

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14 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

I feel the same way about Costco – I always find that I miss out on so many things. I dont go that often so when I do there is always something new!

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15 Lena November 14, 2012

I have to say that you’ve really opened my eyes to Costco, for lack of a less-corny phrase. I went with the fams on Saturday, and I was all “Where’s the fun stuff that Angela always seems to find?!”
I snagged that giant coconut oil (along with a giant Christmas beer stein for my brother and kitter litter)! It’s sitting in my room right now b/c it’s too huge to put anywhere else.

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16 Shundara November 14, 2012

I love coconut sugar but nectar?? I had no clue it even exist I must find a way to buy some; I have been looking for coconut jam but I cannot find any I hope I see some soon… I am so happy about the cause you are working for cancer is such a hard illness to fight I am going to check the website out I hope I am able to support in anyway…

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17 Stacy November 14, 2012

Okay, this may or may not count, but….your 2-Minute Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter!!! I’ve been eating this pretty much non-stop ever since your post in the beginning of October. :) I’ve also been exploring different blends – like one made with Cranberry Apple Butter. My favorite ways to eat it is as a topping for hot oatmeal and a dip for frozen banana chunks. THANK YOU!!

http://ohsheglows.com/2012/10/02/2-minute-apple-cinnamon-peanut-butter/

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18 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

Aw that makes me happy! I love the way your mind thinks about dipping in frozen banana chunks. I thought I was the only one who loved to eat bananas straight from the freezer. I dont think I’ve ever dipped it in anything though so this might create a whole new level of obsession.

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19 Heather November 15, 2012

Ooo, I’ve just recently discovered eating banana chunks straight from the freezer…especially good dipped in melted chocolate chips :)

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20 Erica @ Coffee & Quinoa November 14, 2012

I’ve never tried delicata squash, but the easy prep sounds right up my alley! I’ve also been seeing a lot of coconut sugar around lately and meaning to try it… this is just the inspiration I need :)

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21 Stephanie November 14, 2012

I’m curious to try that coconut nectar. Thanks for the info about the sugar in the blood. These are they types of things I’m starting to be more conscious about.

I’ve tried nori sheets in soups and honestly it tastes ok, but for some reason I get grossed out by it sometimes…which doesn’t make much sense since I eat worse things (that should be “more gross”). I eat chips but really, those are a lot more gross than nutritious nori. I’m working on it!

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22 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

I could see how it would gross you out…it gets kinda slimy in soups! Not for everyone…heh

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23 Kimberly Andresen-Reed November 14, 2012

I’m Obsessed with coconut oil lately. I got a gigantic jar on amazon (pretty sure the same size as yours) and I keep finding ways to use it, in homemade beauty products, skin and hair conditioners, cooking, making chocolate, etc. While the giant jar was a good deal, I also take it as a challenge, and have made it through about a third of it in just under a month.

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24 Grace @ Grace Dishes November 14, 2012

I’m familiar with some of the things on your list and I definitely share the love. The thing I’m not familiar with have been on my to-try list for a while :)

Adore seaweed. I have packs and packs of them in snack form from Taiwan. My mom brought it and they come in different flavors :)

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25 Christa @ Edible Balance November 14, 2012

Good gracious, I go through coconut oil like nobody’s business, another reason I need to get my butt over to Costco!!

I bought an acorn squash for the first time the other day, I can’t wait to cook it… I found out the deliciousness that is butternut this year, and can’t wait to try the delicata now!

Coconut sugar and nectar are my go to sweeteners for everything now, I LOVE all things coconut :) Next on my list is coconut aminos.

Such a great list Angela, I can agree on all of it… now you’ll have to excuse me, off to keep bidding on those Glo bars!

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26 Becca November 14, 2012

Thanks for sharing and good luck with the Glo Bar auction!

6 foods I’m loving right now: honeycrisp apples, lentil/vegetable soups (made three recipes in one week!), carob powder, Nuts 2 You Almond-Hazelnut Mutter, Celestial Season’s Gingerbread Tea, and leeks (a relatively new to me veggie).

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27 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 14, 2012

Love roasting split peas for a crunchy snack!

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28 Kathryn November 14, 2012

I’m loving your what I’m loving now posts! Hmmm….right now I’m loving green apples in green juice. I’m also loving pomegranites, especially in salads.

I’m also loving vega products. A lot. :)

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29 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

im craving that green juice now! I can just taste it…

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30 Abby@ The Frosted Vegan November 14, 2012

Love the idea of coconut syrup! I will be on the hunt for your favorites!

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31 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 14, 2012

You just reminded me I bought some coconut oil and haven’t used it yet. Gotta get on that! But now I must try the coconut sugar too!

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32 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 14, 2012

Now that is some serious coconut oil action! Love the biggie size :)

And delicata and all squash – can’t got wrong!

I havent had coconut nectar in ages, I usually just buy agave nectar b/c it’s cheaper but need to get the coconut nectar again!

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33 NatureHealMe November 14, 2012

I love lentils, especially lentil soup! Yum! The squash made with coconut oil and cinnamon sounds delicious too!

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34 Cassandra @ TheScienceofFood November 14, 2012

Delicata squash is definitely my favorite squash, I use it to make my own pumpkin purée for various baking, it has the perfect texture and is much less stringy than other squashes.

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35 Amanda@AnUnlikelyDietitian November 14, 2012

I love love love these posts… it’s so important to celebrate being able to truly love food. Whenever I find myself starting to count kilojoules or obsess over what I shouldn’t eat, these posts just get me right back on the excited-about-eating track. Thank you so much Angela.

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36 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

I’m so glad to hear that Amanda! Thank you.

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37 kim@hungryhealthygirl November 14, 2012

I just bought some delicata squash for the first time. I’m so anxious to cook it up and taste it. I also saw the coconut oil at Costco, next time I’m out I will definitely be grabbing it from there!

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38 emmycooks November 14, 2012

I am so into Delicata squash too! Partly because it’s so easy to cut and you don’t have to peel it. :) My absolute favorite recipe recently is Delicata squash slices roasted with miso and curry paste, then tossed with fresh kale and toasted pumpkin seeds. The flavors and textures are amazing! The recipe is here: http://emmycooks.com/2012/11/08/kale-salad-with-miso-roasted-winter-squash/

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39 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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40 allison November 14, 2012

Foods I love lately: 1) I make an awesome sweet potato red lentil curry with spinach that is requested about 2 or times a week :-) 2) Honeycrisp apples 3) salt and vinegar chick peas 4) homemade veggie pizza with a bean and nut yeast sauce

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41 R.A. November 15, 2012

Allison, could you share the recipe for the sweet potatoe red lentil curry with spinach?
Sounds wonderful and I love all the ingredients.
Thanks!

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42 allison November 15, 2012

oh and tofu scramble has been a go to lately…with whatever sauteed veggies i have…peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, kale, spinach…and nutritional yeast …served with toast :-)

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43 Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen November 14, 2012

I am loving coconut everything these days. Coconut oil makes a super hair and skin conditioner, I put it everywhere, especially chapped lips. I also love coconut sap and coconut vinegar.

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44 Lara November 14, 2012

Oh I love Pears as well! There are soo many different kinds of them and I eat them with everything: On Toast, pure, with/in Oatmeal, on my salad… And I just discovered these Nori Sheets recently too. I think the imitate a fishy flavour so I like to use it to play tricks on meat-eaters ;-)
Another food I’m loving lately is nutritional yeast. Put it in my Alfredo recently and it was delicious!

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45 Marian November 14, 2012

I have recently met and fallen in love with delicata squash, too! I shared two different ways to make it on my blog. I was loving homemade bread since I found the easiest recipe ever, but my jeans said I need to take a break from that. So good with creamed honey from the farmers’ market, too!

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46 Rosalie November 14, 2012

I audibly gasped when I came across that coconut oil in Costco. It was in my cart within seconds.
It was also a great Costco day that day as they were sampling coconut sugar and aged and/or flavoured balsamic vinegars. Love.

Lately I’ve been digging beancurd noodles. I pick them up at T&T and they’re essentially extra firm tofu (without the moisture) cut into long thin noodles. They’re fabulous.
Also been loving on the combination of kabocha/butternut squash + fresh cranberries + warm spices + tofu. All sautéed together in coconut oil + cilantro + a sauce of a molasses-y BBQ sauce mixed with hummus. Heavenly.

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47 Kathi November 14, 2012

I would love to have that recipe! I am always looking for something new to try.

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48 kristle November 14, 2012

i have been loving spaghetti squash. i’ve been waiting so patiently for farmers market day (last one of the season!) to get more. i never would have tried it if i didn’t read your post on how to roast them! i love to add them to pasta with ur creamy avocado sauce, into my soups, on top of chili… i will have to try delicata squash, you haven’t steered me wrong yet. i also love coconut sugar, haven’t tried the nectar yet. i have a cute necklace of a pear with a bite taken out of it, pears are my fav.

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49 gloria "Glo" November 14, 2012

Im new to your site, my nick name is glo too and Im interested in your glo bars ,your knowledge of coconut products etc do you have a daily page I can subscribe to?

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50 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

Lovely to meet you :) There are a couple differents ways to subscribe to my blog – via RSS or emails. You can find both options at the top right corner of my blog (the purple icons) Hope this helps

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51 Vegyogini November 14, 2012

My boss bought me that gigantic jar of coconut oil over the weekend. I’m gonna have that sucker for YEARS! I keep a jar of coconut oil on my desk at work to use as hand lotion, but I rarely use oil when I cook. I’ll have to get really inventive. :)

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52 Pedal November 14, 2012

I’m glad that you’ve discovered the wonders of coconut nectar and sugar! I use them to replace agave and cane sugar in various baking recipes and have not been disappointed yet.

Quick tip on the Sea Snax: I visited my local Korean market recently and found packages of very similar seaweed for MUCH cheaper. They sell both big sheets and the mini snack packs.

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53 Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) November 14, 2012

I also just bought that huge coconut oil from Costco. Have you tried it yet? After I bought it I realized it wasn’t extra virgin and I’m worried it won’t taste like coconut! Let me know what you think if you have opened your already.

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54 Preena @ A Teaspoon of Turmeric November 14, 2012

Love those lentils on your list Angela!

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55 Ashley November 14, 2012

So jealous that your Costco carries coconut oil! Ours doesn’t, nor does it carry Greek yogurt. In fact, the Fukuoka Costco lacks a lot of things the American ones typically have… but it’s certainly better than having no Costco at all! There is literally no where else in Japan that I can buy almonds and oatmeal at a reasonable price. Bless Costco. ♥

I’m totally loving kabocha right now. ^^ Autumn and winter are the seasons for pumpkin, of course, but lacking that, Japan has kabocha squash instead. And it is de-LI-cious. Trying it out in different ways is the best part–turning them into “fries,” simmering in shoyu and dashi with chicken, baking, blending into soup, putting them in cookies… the possibilities are endless!

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56 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 14, 2012

I just tried delicata squash this fall too and I love it! Kabocha squash still holds #1 place in my heart though.

And thanks for the tip about the coconut oil at Costco – I’m definitely going to make a trip there when I’m home over the holidays!

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57 Marianne November 14, 2012

I love the seaweed (nori) snacks but the ones I can find in the states (Annie Chun’s or Trader Joe’s) come in the clamshell-style plastic packaging. Since each package contains only 2 servings, that can add up to a lot of environmental guilt! Where do you find bagged/bulk nori snacks?

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58 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

I hear you! I’ve seen those same packages too and I was thrilled to find a larger bag, which lasts me a long time. I purchased it at Organic Garage in Oakville, I believe. Maybe the company has a website with product locations?

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59 Julie November 14, 2012

I too have been obsessed with coconut oil! What do you do with it?

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60 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

I love it in my morning smoothie (my sis got me doing this!) and I bake with it quite a bit. I also love to cook with it when I’m sauteing and roasting vegetables. It’s so versatile!

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61 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian November 14, 2012

Wow, I it seems like I could have written this post! I already decided to pick up delicata squash at the market this weekend. Lately, can’t get enough of bosc pears. And a couple of weeks ago, my mom called me at college to tell me that she had bought a tub of coconut oil at Costco for me to use when I come home for Thanksgiving (USA)…and a Vitamix…it’s going to be a fun holiday!

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62 Sara @ sarasmiles November 14, 2012

I am also loving coconut oil! I recently did a post about it too (http://www.sarasmiles.com/im-lovin-it/). I’ve recently started baking with it (actually used it in a recipe i got from you!) and I swear it makes baked goods so much more delicious. I don’t know what it is, but i know it’s the coconut oil!

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63 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 14, 2012

I too am loving all of your things this month! As soon as I saw the coconut oil in Costco I texted Leanne because she looooves the stuff! And delicata squash and pears – YES! Pears somehow became a forgotten fruit in my mind, but when I started juicing them in my new juicer, I was reminded how great they are! Looks like you and I have had the same things in our shopping carts these days! :)

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64 Herbivore Triathlete November 14, 2012

I’ve been on the fence about seaweed snacks, I saw it marked on OpenSky as one of Alicia Silverstone’s favorites. I may have to try it now that you recommend them as well.

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65 Starr Garter November 14, 2012

Love your recipes. They all sound so yummy. Must try more of them so keep them coming.

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66 Kathryn November 14, 2012

Those of you in Southern Ontario where are you finding delicata squash? The grocery chains don’t seem to stock them and neither did Whole Foods.

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67 sarah November 14, 2012

I was just at Costco today and saw that coconut oil! I will have to wait til next time, as I’m still working through a jar. But I use it for stovetop popcorn, my kids hair and faces and my hands–it’s multipurpose for sure! You have to try the Costco salt and pepper pistachios–so addictive…
I am also loving your lentil soup from a recent post–I just bought all the ingredients to make a second pot! Thanks for sharing that!

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68 Ashlynn November 14, 2012

The sqaush looks delish! What Grocery chains in Ontario carry that type of squash? I’ve never seen it before! I’d LOVE to try it

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69 Kathleen November 14, 2012

Any idea which pressure cooker you are going to buy? I have been planning on getting one for a while now, but not sure which one.

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70 laura November 14, 2012

I LOVE delicata squash, roasted. I love they are so easy to cut and the skin is delicious. Yum! I also love the sea snax treats. Actually, I love the Trader Joe’s seaweed snacks, but it is an acquired taste. The first time I tried them, I literally pulled my car over and spit them out. Now I tear through an entire bag in 1 sitting. LOL

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71 Foodforthoughtlinds November 14, 2012

I stumbled upon a huge bag of coconut sugar at our Costco (in Montreal) last weekend. I think it was a kilo for $9.99. I’m so gonna check to see if they have coconut oil next time I’m there. They sell agave syrup at ours now too. I love that they carry some of these healthier products :)

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72 Lacey November 15, 2012

mmmm! I just had my first delicata the other day – sooo good!! I roasted it in rings, and then made a dipping sauce with almond butter, almond milk, vanilla, and a touch of maple syrup -this was literally like candy :)

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73 Fiona November 15, 2012

You will LOVE the pressure cooker! I use it for steaming vegetables quickly, beans, brown rice, etc. I just saw the coconut oil at Costco too!

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74 Kelly Izzo November 15, 2012

My mother is diagnosed with multiple myeloma. I’ve written about it here: http://kellyizzo.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/blue-is-for-my-mother/
I know how much of a struggle it is to have a loved one going through cancer treatment. My thoughts and good wishes are with you.

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75 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

Thank you Kelly, that means a lot to me. I’m sorry to hear that your mother is also going through multiple myeloma. My thoughts go out to you both!

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76 Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans November 15, 2012

I’ve never tried delicata squash but I need to! It sounds delicious! And I love lentils too, they’re so tasty and full of protein!

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77 Stephen@HappyHeart November 15, 2012

Pears are the fruit of the moment – we run a fruit and veg and wholefoods store and restaurant in Ireland so as you can imagine we’re mad about all things “plant”…nothing like a good juice dripping pear! Your bars looks amazing btw!

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78 Saguna November 15, 2012

Currently loving squash too- I actually just made a batch of butternut blondies. I really want to find some acorn squash but it’s nigh impossible to get my hands on it over here in the UK. Ah yes, and maple syrup, gotta have some of that stuff too.

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79 Beth November 15, 2012

I just started using coconut sugar and am happy with it. Now to convert my husband….
I want to look for the coconut nectar, too.
The foods I’m loving lately are your Maple-Cinnamon Almond Butter with hemp seeds, chia seeds and flax seeds. I got some hemp seeds recently and am enjoying finding ways to use them. And honeycrisp apples. And both together. :)

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80 Robyn November 15, 2012

I love these posts as well…it’s all about sharing…:) And I only descovered Delicata squash this year too and absolutely love it…the rings just look so be-a -u- ti- ful <3

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81 Ivy November 15, 2012

Dates. I’m really into medjool dates right now. I use them to sweeten my oatmeal in the morning and have one for a snack if I feel like I need some extra energy. Delicious.

As for the coconut sugar, do you find that it is relatively cost effective since you are using less? I’ve seen it in the grocery stores but I seem to recall the price tag discouraging me from my purchase.

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82 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

It tends to be a 1:1 swap for other sugars so I wouldn’t say I use less. I do use is sparingly and Im very picky about the recipes I use it in (tried and true).

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83 Shana November 15, 2012

Lentils are finding their way into all of my food lately! There are even recipes for lentil cookies!! They look delicious and I can’t wait to try some. Maybe I could persuade you to make a vegan version??

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84 Crystal November 15, 2012

I am clueless when it comes to lentils. I never know which color to use for which thing or how to prepare them! I have a huge thing of brown lentils just hanging out in my pantry. Any ideas??

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85 Sarah L. November 15, 2012

I was going to post what I’ve been loving lately, but realized it’s the same thing that I posted on your last “Foods I’m Loving Lately” – Larabars! Hehe I need a new favourite food.

Where did you get the SeaSnax?

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86 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

Hi Sarah, I bought them at Organic Garage I believe

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87 Wendy Lister November 15, 2012

Hi Angela –

I’ve been wanting to get a pressure cooker. Since I’ve read your blog long enough to know that you are thorough in your research, would you share which one you are coveting?

BTW I live near Encinitas. I loved your post about your San Diego trip. Hopefully soon a Native Foods Cafe will be opening in Encinitas, if you are ever near one, you must try it.

Be well!

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88 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

Hey Wendy! I havent actually found one yet, but I will certainly share which one I purchase.
Oh Encinitas is sooo beautiful. We just loved it there.

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89 Lauren November 15, 2012

I’ve never heard of delicata squash before! I love split pea and lentil soups though, and I use coconut sugar all the time. I really feel like it impacts my blood sugar less than other sweeteners. Lately, I’m enjoying curries! I recently read about turmeric and its numerous benefits, so I’ve been trying to get more of it into my diet. :-)

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90 Marquelle November 15, 2012

Hi Angela!
Just wondering if you know of any cheap(er) places to buy or order coconut sugar? I have a small bag, but I can never force myself to swap it for sugar in baked goods because it feels like such a waste of money.

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91 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

I think I saw some at costco but I didnt catch the price.

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92 Emily @ www.main-eats.com November 15, 2012

I have never tried delicata squash-I’ll definitely be looking for it!!!

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93 lori November 15, 2012

awesome thank you

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94 jane November 15, 2012

HI!
I love coconut everything!! I have to check out my Costco to see if they have that huge coconut oil tub :) THanks for sharing!
Question for ya… do you find you can simply replace coconut nectar for any usage of agave syrup in a one to one ratio? I am trying to reduce my use of agave…

blessings to you…

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95 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

Yes I think you would be able to sub it for agave. goodluck!

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96 Andrea November 15, 2012

I never heard of Seasnax but will have to give them a try. Where do you buy them – are they sold at Whole Foods or T Joe’s? I recently had my first Sushi experience and actually liked the seaweed (raw fish not so much…)!

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97 Ashlee November 15, 2012

So glad you reminded me about delicata squash! I was obsessed last year and just slipped my mind this fall I guess.

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98 Fitsouffle November 15, 2012

Right now I’m obsessed with pomegranates, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and Barney Almond Butter! If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend!

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99 Julie November 15, 2012

I know what I’m buying at Costco next time…oh and I also love that marinara sauce :) It has like 6 ingredients.

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100 Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 15, 2012

I love coconut sugar! It’s the best to bake with. I haven’t used coconut nectar yet – where did you find it?

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101 suzanne November 15, 2012

Wow – great foods – and many that I have been very into as well – love coconut sugar in cookies and muffins – though I am a bit hesitant to use it freely as it is pricey (ie I have not allowed my family to use it – it is just mine for baking!!!) – have not heard of the nectar but it is now on my list of must finds!!! Thanks for that

Love lentils as well – using mostly sprouted green as I bought huge thing of them in bulk – put them in soups, salads, wraps…I agree – they are so much easier than beans! BTW I have a pressure cooker – though not sure how to use it completely – I bought it at a yard sale – like new for $5!! I lived in India and used one with no problem – but am at a loss now!

I must try the squash – I love all things sweet potato/squash /pumpkin!!! Had not even heard of that squash..another must find :)

I tried your pumpkin, maple bean cornbread casserole – what a hit!!! We loved it and I even made some of the cornbread into mini muffins and they were great (with WW flour). Thanks for another great meal idea!!!

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102 suzanne November 15, 2012

Oh – I also tried the seaweed snax – the texture was tough for me to deal with. I am going to keep trying and see if it grows on me! And Pears – yum – esp anjou pears! (that covers it – I think I addressed almost every food you presented! – don’t want to leave anyone out :)

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103 Yasmine November 15, 2012

Just got back from Mexico, so I am avocado obsessed right now. Chickpeas are always a favourite and I am a big squash fan. Thanks for the reminder about the Delicata and the tip on coconut oil at Costco! :)

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104 Lynn November 15, 2012

LOVED your blog and all the great tidbits of info. Will have to check out Costco for that coconut oil. I love putting it on my popcorn along with nutritional yeast….Yum! I also love pears and there exquisite shape and amazing flavor. Don’t you just love some in a pretty bowl sitting on the table?! Today I made an apple and blueberry crisp with a cashew pear cream on top. The pear cream was so yummy…don’t miss whipping cream at all!!
Keep up the great work, Angela:)

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105 Triathlonbabe aka Grace November 16, 2012

I am loving Acorn & Butternut squash and tons of lentils this time of year! A co-worker of mine brought me an amazing squash prevolent to India, the OPO Squash which they call Lauki or dudhi. I am going to add that to my stew this weekend. She says it’s got the same texture as zuchinni, but has more water content. I have got to get a membership to Costco, everyone I talk to and every website I read talks about Costco. I use coconut oil for just about everything I cook. YUM!!!

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106 Claire November 16, 2012

Squash roasted in coconut oil gets my vote! I am also adoring velvet textured cauliflower soup, made with a lot of garlic, onion and thyme. Deliciously warming.

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107 Chef Katie November 16, 2012

Delacata Squash is amazing! Try it stuffed for perfect individual portions: Autumn Quinoa Stuffed Delacata http://shar.es/GyEd5

So sweet. Like Squash Candy. No oil or honey needed.

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108 Monica@Your Model Chef November 16, 2012

Seaweed snacks are my favorite, especially when I’m just craving something salty, but don’t want to splurge.

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109 Leslie Greene November 16, 2012

I just got some coconut sugar. Can you substitute it for both white and brown sugar in baking?

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110 Maria Carolina November 16, 2012

OMG I was at Costco in Mississauga (the one in Heartland Plaza) and saw the coconut oil too and practically squealed! Sadly I didn’t buy any because I’ve been buying the 860 g Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil at Bulk Barn when its 15% off and I have a $3 coupon ( I currently have two of those 860g jars in my pantry—#coconut hoarder) but the costco one is still cheaper! Now that I know that they have it at Costco I can hardly wait to buy more! I also bought the white linen pasta sauce and it was so delicious with some spaghetti squash. Costco is where its at when it comes to good healthy staple foods!

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111 Nicole Marie Story November 16, 2012

Oh! I am likewise impatient with the ripening of fruit! So excited to have read about your process for catalysing the ripening. I shall try it!

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112 {Moni} @ Moni Meals November 17, 2012

GREAT list! I too am on the Delicata Squash kick. Every day all day too! It is just so buttery and easy to make. :)

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113 Marissa November 17, 2012

I love coconut sugar and nectar, too. I find that coconut sugar is a great sub for brown sugar in recipes. As far as the nectar goes, I love having a low-glycemic liquid sweetener that’s sweet but not too sweet.

That’s great you’ve been enjoying delicata squash so much. It’s one of the most underrated squashes in my opinion. I just love how creamy it is!

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114 Krystal B. November 17, 2012

I tried the delicata squash a couple days ago and all I can say is THANKS!!! It was amazing. I will be eating this a lot more in the future.

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115 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2012

Isn’t it great? Im glad you tried it out too!

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116 Tom Moore November 19, 2012

I have to be honest and say that I’m not Vegan or Vegetarian I love my meats, and I have always struggled to get more varied selection vegetables into my diet, but ready through the post in your blog has given me some great ideas … so thank you ps I just want to say good luck to Susan for her half marathon in Scotland

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117 Lisa November 27, 2012

Delicata squash for sure! I like mine with chili and lime. Butternut, too, and oh, heirloom pumpkins!

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118 Melanie January 10, 2013

Angela, what pressure cooker are you coveting? I have been looking to get one and I bought a stove top model but I’ve recently been turned on to the simplicity of the electric models, so I might return it and get an electric version. I’d love to know your thoughts and which one you are hoping to get! Thanks!

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119 Erin January 21, 2013

I am new to using Coconut Oil so I was wondering if I should buy refined or unrefined coconut oil? Thank you.

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120 Robin March 26, 2013

Is Coconut Oil bad for your heart, or bad for you in any way? Someone was telling me this, and I had never heard that before.

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121 kmaywatson November 1, 2013

O*K*R*A … cannot get enough and since it is Fall I can drop it into just about any potful of goodness bubbling on the stove!

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