Tapas Time!!! Frying Healthy (with Coconut Oil), Mexican Fish Sliders, and Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic and Herbs!!!

If I can break my rules and slip a little "food science" into my "food fun" recipe articles, I fry all the time in coconut oil, and my cholesterol scores are AMAZINGLY GREAT!!!!

The main reason is I do most of my frying and other cooking in heart healthy Coconut Oil.

Anyhooz, enough food science, let's get to my two types of "Culinary Porn"…real food made healthy, and Custom Outdoor Kitchens, an AMAZING Outdoor Kitchen Design by Sandy Koepke Designs

……I wanted to share recipes I found for Mexican Fish Sliders and Sweet Potato Fries

(And I suppose, my true reason for even being here, is to make healthy eating a lifestyle choice, where you can still enjoy good food!!!)

(below)  Fish Sliders

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel": This can be converted into a healthy recipe by frying in Coconut Oil, and instead of store bought mayo with toxic ingredients like canola, and make your own healthy mayo with 3 simple ingredients

(click photo below for recipe)

(above and below) Sweet Potato Fries
(this works for regular potatoes also, recipe calls for baking in olive oil, but can also
fry in Coconut Oil)

(click photo above or below for recipe)

…about Sandy Koepke Designs

This project at Manhattan Beach has the trademark of all Sandy Koepke's projects: Sunlight. Space. Sophisticated comfort. These are the elements Sandy incorporates into every home and garden design.

Yet Sandy says  each project is as individual as the clients, compatible with the specific site and architecture, and reflecting their own style and needs.

Sandy loves the design process: the attention to detail and especially loves turning ordinary spaces into beautiful places that welcome you home.

Timeless and effortless….a light-filled and light-hearted approach to interior and garden design.

…more about California based Sandy Koepke on her Website

~stay healthy~


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That looks really delicious *-*
 I just found a good local brand of coconut oil. I was hard to find because I live in the Dominican Republic.  Im excited to see the results with this oil.   Thanks again for this blog!!  


Thanks for the comment, just making health and wellness fun…..I’m surprised there is not more coconut oil in the Caribbean. Its crisp, clean, taste when, you cook in coconut oil, you will go back….especially when you know its super healthy also


We have tons of coconuts xD  The common is to drink the water and to use the coconut for deserts. But we dont make coconut oil to cook at least not to market.
It took me a while to find that local brand. I didnt  find a foreing brand either on the supermarkets that I visited. Maybe is easier to find it in the capital of my country.   I was even thinking to buy the oil by internet  cause I was getting tired.
I used canola oil for YEARS 🙁  ! just because it was "healthier"…  My mon was surprised when I told her the truth about canola oil.  Her doctors always told her to use this oil to cook cause she has lots of health problems. 


I’m assuming you found out Canola is Poison. And if you are doing your research like you said, you won’t have to take my word for it. Canola was promoted as healthy but it is a big scam. You’ll find that removing Canola from your life will eliminate many “mystery” problems, bad skin, extra pounds, joint pain, waking up in the middle of the night. If you are going to order coconut oil I would recommend a company called Tropical Traditions, not sure if they can ship it to where you are though https://www.tropicaltraditions.com/


Yes…That is exactly what I found about canola oil. what freaked me out is I didnt have any idea about this. I just found out because I was looking for breakfast pizza and I liked the one you have on this blog.
Thanks for the page tropical traditions. They do ship to Dom. Rep. 
I will write you since I start to see the benefits 🙂 


Most companies do not ship outside of USA but you never know. Don’t beat yourself over Canola, I was using it for 6 years before I found out and I’m totally healthy. And don’t worry, most people’s “Eating Revolution” begins the day they realized they have been tricked with certain bogus foods, so the mistake propels you to your next level. You have to look at it two ways, in that I was making my ex-girlfriend some eggs one morning using an canola spray, about 7 years ago, and she asked me “what is Canola anyway”? I said I didn’t know and Googled it up, the first thing that came up was “Canola-Poison”!!! I started looking into it, and that was the start of my health revolution. The main things removing that Canola junk did for me was better sleep, less bodyfat in the midsection, and I stopped “passing gas”. The problem is canola is in everything, like if you go to a restaurant and use the dressing on the table, or if they make you eggs for breakfast, it will probably be made with canola. It’s best to use oils and foods that have been used for thousands of years, like coconut oil and olive oil, because if they were bad for you, they would have been phased out of the human diet long time ago. If you want to continue to eat grains and meat and eggs, like with that breakfast pizza, I might suggest making your own papaya enzyme capsules like I do, they help digest gluten and meat. That gives you a little more freedom with eating occasional grains and meat, because papaya enzymes help digest all that stuff. Here is my link on Papaya if you haven’t run across it… https://www.gaiahealthblog.com/2012/05/28/the-power-of-papaya/ …sorry got long winded again, but that why I blog, to get it all out!!!!!

…forgot yo tell you that I drink this “Taste Nirvana” Coconut Water every day, I’m addicted to it like crack, Sooooooooo good!!!


great blog!  thank you for featuring my project in manhattan beach….as a companion for your luscious recipes and food photography.  nicely done.  i'm a new fan!


I’m a new fan of yours also!!!! I know who to call when I do my outdoor Caribbean keichen…That is the most amazing outdoor kitchen I have ever seen!!!! Note the comment I made on my Pinterest Page of on of your photos http://www.pinterest.com/pin/77405687320015298/

..glad you like it, I would have hated to replace it with some old generic outdoor kitchen photos….that article was such a work of art

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