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Monday, June 3, 2013

Savory Summer Hop: Yummy Tropical Coconut Shrimp Recipe and Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil


Savory Summer

Welcome to the 2nd annual Savory Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Measuring Flower! I have teamed up with a bunch of other awesome bloggers to bring you a variety of food and food-related giveaways each worth a minimum of $25! So, once you're done entering my giveaway below, be sure to "hop" on to the next participating blog. You can find a list with links to all the other blogs towards the end of this post. 

Also, please don't forget to check out the grand prizes for this event. There's a $700 stainless steel cookware set sponsored by Calphalon and a $345 collapsible grill set and dutch oven sponsored by Volcano Grills! You can enter these great prizes HERE



Savory Summer


Now onto The Nurse Mommy GIVEAWAY!



I received an awesome jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil a couple months back to review for you all. Instead of giving you a list of the hundreds of reasons why it's great for you and interesting uses for it, I wanted a different angle. We know it's good for us, we know there are TONS of uses for it, we know all of this. Therefore, I've been sitting on this jar of coconut oil for a quite a while trying to come up with a different angle.

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

Now, I do want to share one thing I DID learn that coconut oil was NOT good for. SUNBURN. My sister visited in March, and of course we did some hiking. Well as she is extremely stubborn, she refused sunblock; whereas,  I wear SPF whatever the highest we have and am perfectly content with my pasty legs. Well, we get home and realizes she looks like a slice of burnt toast. Insistently, she says, "I'll be perfectly tan tomorrow, no worries."

Stubbornly, immediately, stupidly. she put coconut oil on her sunburn, completely not thinking like the paramedic she is. OIL or fat of ANY kind is ABSOLUTELY not good for any kind of burn. It seals in the heat and can make it go from bad to worse, within a few hours. She was water blistered and then her burn peeled everywhere the next day. So, then, we put some breast milk on it, and THAT fixed her little issue and quickly reversed the blistering- all within a few hours. So lesson? Use Sunblock to prevent sunburn and if you do get burned, use breastmilk instead of coconut oil for your home remedy. It'll save a little pain. Just sayin'.

But I digress and back to the topic at hand. I have been using the Tropical Traditions oil in some higher heat cooking, in place of olive oil and safflower oil. But then I had a thought... People drink coconut oil by the cup, why not use it IN a recipe, not just as a cooking oil, but also to add a little bit of coconut-y flav-ah. 

I've used it as an adjunct of flavor in three dishes, so far, and will be sharing my favorite recipe with you all today. Here is the a new recipe from Michelle on her new blog Ramlings of Mama.



What's the story and recipe all about here?
Well, you have a chance to WIN

1 quart of  Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!



Giveaway runs from 6/3-6/17.
Limited to US/Canada
Winner has 48 hours to reply to notification email or another winner will be selected.
ALL ENTRIES ARE VERIFIED. 

Some entries are mandatory, but the rest are not, so you can do as many or as few as you'd like.
Each entry must be completed exactly as requested or will not count through verification. This includes filling out the pesky "extra info" section.
There are a few that have daily entry options- USE THEM! Our last two winners won on daily entries!
In the "leave a comment" section, PLEASE list the name  that you used below to comment.




You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?



Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.





Disclosure: Michelle from the Nurse Mommy received a sample of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil in consideration of review. No additional compensation was received for this posting. The Nurse Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. The Nurse Mommy, Measuring Flower, and other Savory Summer participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlets and released of any liability as such. Links enclosed may contain affiliate links. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle from The Nurse Mommy at babagrlshell {at} gmail {dot} com
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98 comments:

  1. They also sell Coconut Flour...interesting I may have to check that out.

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  2. They don't just sell coconut oil....they also sell a non-toxic all purpose cleaner, Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner.

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  3. household traditions liquid laundry detergent

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  4. organic whole wheat flour! lots of stuff!

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  5. sunscreen, lotion, deodorant, cooking, conditioner… endless possibilities! I LOVE coconut oil (trop traditions is my FAV!)

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  6. I have never used Coconut Oil but would love to try it.

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  7. They carry moisturizing cream!

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  8. My favorite use for coconut oil is on my babies' skin!

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  9. THey carry fruits and nuts like Eden Organic Pumpkin Seeds,
    Dry Roasted and Salted, and I love Pumpkin seeds

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  10. My favorite use for coconut oil is for coating nuts, to bake and then to make trail mix...

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  11. Grass-fed Lamb
    Raw Meat Pet Treats

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  12. love to try the tea tree oil scented coconut soap

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  13. I'd love to try the Gluten Free Fried Chicken recipe.

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  14. im suscribed to tropcal tradtions

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  15. Wow! I have not noticed this on their site before. They also offer non-toxic household goods.

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  16. I am already a subscriber of Tropical Traditions.

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  17. I have not tried coconut oil yet. I'm very anxious to try it in cooking & as a carrier for essential oils.

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  18. Wow! I love that they also have organic extra virgin oil, fruit spreads, brown mustard and vinegars just to name a few. I am looking for organic products.

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  19. My favorite use for cocnut oil would be cooking and baking.

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  20. I would also love to try their rolled oats.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  21. coconut flour. one of my very favorite baking items. low carb snickerdoodles are my favorite thing to make with cocomnut flour.

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  22. diaper cream is my current fave use foe coconut oil

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  23. Wow, they even have a whole line of pet products. Furry friends can enjoy it too!

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  24. Organic Palm shortening, ground Bison :)

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  25. My favorite use for coconut oil is rubbing on baby's diaper area and in my hair as a moisturizer :) After that, oil pulling and cooking!

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  26. I'd love to try the moisturizing lotion.

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  27. Organic Tomato Paste
    7 oz. glass jar
    Retail: $2.25
    Now: $1.99

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  28. I love to cook with it or just put some on toast with cinnamon!

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  29. They sell Raw Coconut Water Vinegar. It's raw, unpasteurized with the mother of vinegar. I just may have to try this.

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  30. I would like to try the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Liquid Soap

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  31. Coconut oil teeth cleaners (: Fluoride Free!

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  32. They carry Virgin Palm Oil. I didn't know they made Palm Oil...

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  33. I would love to use it for making soaps and lotions.

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  34. I like to use coconut oil on my body as a moisturizer

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  35. I'd also like to try their Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Shampoo Bar since I only use shampoo bars. They also have an unscented organic bar soap that I wouldn't mind using.

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  36. My favourite use for coconut oil is to mix it with some neem and castor oil and leave it in my hair overnight.

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  37. they also carry pet shampoo

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  38. I would love to try the Sesame Oil, I have been using the coconut oil for tons of things and love it. I am sure I would love the sesame, too!

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  39. A non-toxic, all-purpose cleaner!

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  40. Sesame Oil sounds nice!
    diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  41. I'm interested in achara

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  42. coconut oil is the best cooking oil

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  43. They carry Bug Arrest-- non-toxic pest repellent.

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  44. I use coconut oil for conditioning my hair and scalp.

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  45. They carry pet foods to cosmetics to peanut butter.

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  46. They have organic sun dried tomatos!

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  47. I love that it's great for using in household homemade beauty items.

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  48. I like the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizing Lotions

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  49. Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Powder

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  50. I would also like to try their household cleaner and their moisturizing lotion.

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  51. Tropical Traditions also carries Lavender Coconut Oil Massage Oil. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. I also like to add a teaspoon or so of coconut oil to my dogs food every couple days as it has beneficial health benefits such as supporting healthy skin and coat, helps maintain a healthy weight, reduces risk of cancers, helps with arthritis, etc.

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  53. They even carry teeth cleaners! Wow, talk about a versatile line of products!

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  54. I use coconut oil in cooking sometimes as a replacement for olive oil when I want to flavour something.

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  55. They carry coconut flour :)

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  56. they also carry Coconut Oil Massage Oils

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  57. I love to use coconut oil for baking desserts.

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  58. Would love to bake with the Organic Stone-Ground
    Unbleached Wheat Bread Flour!

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  59. Roll on aluminum free deodorant is another product they carry.

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  60. I have just started using coconut oil. So far I love it for skin moisturizer and diaper rashes (cloth diaper friendly).

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  61. Grass fed meat, pastured eggs, coconut flour.

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  62. I love coconut oil for owies and booboos. For eating and cooking eggs in. For oil pulling.

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  63. Tropical Traditions has a lot of great items but their dish liquid is awesome & I love the hair oil

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  64. My favorite use for coconut oil is in homemade lotions and soaps

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  65. i've never used it b/f but have heard many good things, i would imagine i would use it for a lot of baking! :)

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  66. i would love to get some of the grass fed bison meat! it's so yummy :)

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  67. I'd like to try their organic peanut butter! I love a good peanut butter!

    Angela Rhodes
    nofearpapertiger AT GMAIL

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  68. I would like to try their organic raw honey.

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  69. They sell Organic Herbal Breath Spray!

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  70. I love using coconut oil for sauteing!

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  71. They sell Powdered Laundry Detergent.

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  72. I like to use it to condition my hair. It's great for dry scalp and for preventing split ends.

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  73. I would love to try the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Unscented Bar Soap it sounds great! very natural and clean

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  74. i want to try their deodorant and love the sweeteners they offer
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  75. i would love to try the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Lip Moisturizers. I didn't know they had anything other than coconut oil.

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  76. i have not used coconut oil.

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  77. I would like to try the Organic Coconut Flour

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  78. My favorite use for coconut oil is baking!

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  79. i've never used coconut oil b/f but i would imagine i would use it for tons of baking :)

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  80. I would love to try the Organic Herbal Breath Spray

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  81. They have a teeth cleaner that looks interesting.

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  82. It makes my son's crazy curly hair look amazing!

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  83. They carry health appliances such as vegetable juicers.
    Thanks :)

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  84. My favorite use for coconut oil is as a hair conditioner.

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  85. They also sell all purpose cleaner and bug repellents. I didn't know they sold so many items!

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  86. they sell tThe Raw Milk Revolution book joseph gersch

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