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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Coconut Oil and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Funny, when I was a kid I didn't really like mashed potatoes....I wasn't a potato fan at all. I had to stay at the table until I finished everything that I took on my plate. Needless to say it was often potatoes...Now my mom wasn't that strict about eating...she just never made anything different for you if you didn't like something, and she made you at least try it...even if it was a tiny bit. So if you took a helping you had to eat that helping.

Today I do like potatoes and they are so fun to make them your own, you can add many things like wasabi, cream cheese, Parmesan, herbs, butter and much more...
This time I decided to try making a vegan mashed potatoes, using coconut oil and coconut milk. I get my coconut oil from Tropical Traditions, the first time I had it I won it on a blog giveaway, and now I Buy it regularly. It is good for skin, hair, ans well as cooking. They often will have free shipping or buy one get one free, so it's a good deal for a good quality product.

3 potatoes cooked (peeled and boiled like you would for any mashed potato)
1/2 cup  coconut milk
1/3 cup coconut oil
1-2 clove garlic (cooked with the potatoes)
1 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary or any fresh herb that you like or have to taste
sea salt to taste

After potatoes are cooked, drain and mash while still warm add coconut oil if it is in it's hard form it will melt quickly, add coconut milk until desired texture. You can leave the skins on the potatoes if you prefer, make sure the garlic is mashed along with the potatoes, it should be very soft by now. Last add the sea salt and stir in the fresh herbs.

I am sharing this and linking to My Meatless Monday's hosted by Cheah.