some of my favourite ingredients (AIP)

I have been asked a few times about some of the ingredients I use in a lot of my cooking – so here are the ones I usually use:

Coconut oil – coconut oil is a very healthy oil. For an excellent article on why coconut oil, see Irena Macri’s article. I usually buy the Nuigini one as it doesn’t have a really strong flavour and I like the jar it comes in (I am a packaging girl!). Depending on the weather it can either be solid or liquid at room temperature (in summer liquid and winter solid, in Brisbane anyway). It isn’t cheap but I did read that you should spend your money on the best quality fat you can.  To give you an idea, I pay AUD$30 for the 1L  jar and it lasts me 1-2 months.

Nuigini Coconut Oilnuigini coconut oil jar

Coconut aminos – they are basically a gluten free non-soy alternative to soy sauce. I use a lot in asian cooking or in marinades.  I have these 2 different ones – the one on the left I get from my local organic markets and the one on the right is more easily available in most health food stores.  I have just noticed with the Nuilife one though that one of the ingredients is birds eye chilli, so that won’t be AIP so check the different brews! They each cost my roughly AUD$10 a bottle

coconut aminoscoconut aminos ingredientsnuilife coconut aminos

Buckini’s – I have blogged about these little ones before. Basically they are a fruit but for my they work as a ‘nut’ due to the crunch.  You can sprinkle on poached fruit, on a salad, put them in your smoothies etc.  Here is a picture of the brand I buy – Loving Earth.  This particular one is the caramelized one, but if you buy the plain one it has no sugars 😉 For the plain 500g bag I pay about AUD$12.

Buckinis

If there are any other ingredients you’re not sure about, just let me know.

I don’t get any benefit for plugging these brands other than knowing I might have helped you out in your quest!

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