Coconut Oil Recipes For Those New To This Versatile Ingredient

02/04/2015 07:16 am ET | Updated Feb 04, 2015

Congratulations. You took the leap. You've heard about coconut oil. You've wondered about its taste and cooking prowess. And now, you finally bought a jar. (Or maybe you did months ago, but have yet to crack it open.) Now what? Introducing a new ingredient into your kitchen, no matter how simple or basic, is a little intimidating. It's hard to know where to begin. We will tell you: right here.

We put together just the recipes you need to go from novice coconut oil user to seasoned pro. Whether you've bought coconut oil for health reasons, you like to experiment or just because you really love the taste of coconut, we have a well-rounded collection of recipes that will show you everything this oil is good for.

From baked goods to curries to popcorn, here is coconut oil at its absolute best.

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