“Eat the fat.”  T-shirt

Although it seems counterintuitive, because of all the information we’ve received over the years about the dangers of eating too much fat, it’s important to eat the fat.  It’s the only way to lose weight.

Hold on!  Make sure the fat is free of crappy carbs and sugar.  OK.  You can go now.

In this spirit I’ve been mixing about a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil into a lot of the dishes I create.  That might be in addition to other fat in the dish, which gives my creations a glow!

Recently I was faced with a container of sautéed onions and spinach.  The spinach was the result of purchasing a large tub of organic spinach that was on sale because its use by date was fast approaching.  I couldn’t eat all of it raw by that date, even if I prepared it as Mulch, (recipe coming soon) so I did up some diced onion in coconut oil in a large pan and then added bunches of the spinach.  The two got to know each other on low heat under a comfy cover.

The resulting dish was a large amount of spinach and onions that had a few extra days of shelf life now that it was cooked.  It was ready to join other veggies and grace the inevitable quinoa or tofu chili.  A thrifty way to shop and eat healthy.

But then the spinach and onions combo, which was too plain to eat by itself, reached a point where it had to be eaten.  However, any additional veggies would make the dish too large for one meal.

Oh, nuts!  Yes, I got out my trusty jar of crunchy almond butter and added a blob (technical term for amount desired by consumer) along with a few shakes of the tabasco bottle, and had spinach and caramelized onions in a spicy nut sauce for dinner.  Delicious!  This dish had enough oil in it to lubricate a small engine.


The dish was also yummy and filling.  I was able to get through the evening without my usual rationalizations about deserving a snack because I had lots of veggies for dinner.  My body was satisfied.  Say Alleluia with me!  Or just try this nut butter addition with any other veggies.  Peanut butter works too.  Don’t you just love choices!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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