How to Make Coconut Butter - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
When coconut butter blew up in the vegan blogosphere a few years ago, I was honestly kind of appalled. Like, seriously, y’all are losing it over this product that costs about $11 a jar, and you expect your readers to buy it in order to try some of your recipes? You are clearly out of touch with reality. My disgust was undoubtedly magnified by the fact that at the time, I was working as a home organizer/glorified maid for an extravagantly wealthy nonworking “artist” who seemed to legitimately get off on eating food that the lowly commoner couldn’t afford. Seriously, it seemed like every item in this person’s cupboards was artisanal, organic, and purchased from obscure foodie boutiques. It’s not that I don’t ever fork over absurd amounts of money for edible commodities; I definitely do. I also feel good about eating things that are healthy, environmentally friendly, and ethically sourced. But I truly loathe the whole “lifestyle” thing, where marketing teams set out to convince you that exorbitantly priced products are essential to your glowing, healthy, natural image.* You just don’t need coconut butter or goji berries or camu powder or anything else that costs, pound-for-pound, more than gold. …
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