healthier way to fry

Perfect Latkes

I have to say, I was nervous the first time I ever made latkes for Dave. He grew up eating them from his grandmother – so I had a lot to live up to. Latkes are a potato pancake eaten in particular at celebrations in the Jewish faith. Today is Yom Kippur, and while many are fasting in observance of this High Holiday, I wanted to share with you my recipe. Instead of frying these in vegetable oil, I used coconut oil (of course) for a nice crispy outside and wonderful flavor. Another reason to use coconut oil for this […]

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Frying Made Healthy

I love to eat healthy, but every once in a while, fried foods tempt me! With that said, I decided to find a way to make them a little better for me. Last night, I made fried mahi with steamed green beans and wild rice. Instead of using regular bread crumbs, I ground up oats and spices to create my own. This helped eliminate the processed ingredients that bread crumbs contain. Frying the mahi in coconut oil also helped with getting in a dose of healthy fats, while avoiding trans-fat that are found in oil or butter. Here’s what you’ll […]