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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.

Ingredients:
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.

34 comments:

  1. These mashed potatoes look amazing!

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    1. Thanks Gloria it's always a pleasure to hear from you!

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  2. I love that you used coconut oil for these! I'm such a coconut oil fan (Tropical Traditions is also my favorite!).

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    1. It is fun to experiment with coconut oil instead of butter. Nice to meet another coconut oil fan!

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  3. Love the sound of this recipe it sounds like fun. Will try it out very soon Thanks. Have a good week. Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane, hope you like it, well I know you will, it's very adjustable to taste.

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  4. I'm seeing coconut oil all over the place these days. Your potatoes look yummy, but then again, I could live on mashed potatoes!

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    1. You're right it's pretty fool proof making mashed potatoes! :)

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  5. I think the mashed potatoes will taste more creamy with the coconut milk.....mmmmm!

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    1. Yes, and you can add as much as you like! Cheah I linked this back to My Meatless Monday's, thanks for hosting this!

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  6. Yummy. I am having a flashback to mashed potatoes. For years, I have not made them. No, I don't know why. I love them and have started making them again. Must try with coconut oil.

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    1. My daughter is the one that I started making mashed potatoes for, she keeps asking for them so I make them all different ways! Hope you like it like this1

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  7. we love mashed potato especially Japanese style, adding coconut milk and coconut milk are new to me..sound wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, mmm...Japanese style sounds good too!

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  8. I bet this mashed potato must be very delicious with coconut milk and coconut oil in it. I would love to try. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  9. Dear Lyndsey, My mom had the same rule of at least trying. I think thats a good rule. Today we are foodies!!
    I think these potatoes sound delish. I love coconut so they must taste really good. Blessings dear. Catheirne xo

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    1. I think you are right, and my daughter is eating things I never would of when I was her age. But then she never did eat the typical "kids" meals.

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  10. Growing up in Malaysia, mashed potatoes was a novelty as it was seldom served. I love it though and so do my boys. I wonder if they would like this vegan version with coconut oil. Sounds really interesting. Will have to get some coconut oil soon.

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    1. The coconut milk too it makes it a little creamy like milk would. It's nice to add what other flavors you like. I also add just coconut oil over my mixed rice with a little sea salt and that's it.

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  11. I bet that coconut oil and milk adds a ton of flavor! These sound different yet delicious!

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  12. I'm here!! :)
    And I love the idea of adding coconut oil and coconut milk. The fragrance must be awesome! I will try this idea (I love potatoes) once I "think" I've lost a bit of weight. Need to sneak some carbs before I go nuts and binge.

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    1. Ha! You did come visit!! I don't hink potatoes are that bad ...it's everything we put in them that makes them taste so good...I mean makes them bad for you! :)

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  13. This sounds extremely flavourful and delicious with added coconut oil and milk.

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  14. Lyndsey, what a great idea adding coconut oil and coconut milk in the mashed potato...something that I must try.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are enjoying your week :)

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    1. Thanks I am enjoying my week, except it's going too fast! Hope you try these and like them!

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  15. never cross my mind of adding coconut milk to mashed potatoes, we got plenty of coconuts here!!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try them. I'll bet coconut milk would be good in mashed sweet potatoes too.

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  16. i am a big potato fan and this creamy coconuty mash looks delicious! next time i shall try using coconut milk too!

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  17. We love mashed potatoes and I usually cook them once a week! Love the flavors! coconut oil sounds amazing.....I will try that soon!

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    1. It's always fun to try adding new things to mashed potatoes. So versatile.

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  18. Oh lovely idea! I've never had mashed potatoes with coconut flavor. I've seen coconut oil in Trader Joe's and have been debating what I can use it for (as I don't bake much). This is a good one!

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  19. I am so buying coconut oil, and coconut milk...although I really don't have to because my daughter Lora has both items...will just have to make these creamy fluffy, yummy mashed potatoes. You have me convinced...I know we will all love it:D

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