Do you and your partner make time for regular date nights?

Joshua and I have started doing date night every week. It changes depending on the schedule, but we’ve committed to doing it once a week.

We used to go out. You know, typical date night out. But there’s a problem. We love good food. We like to make good food together and eating out is kind of a hassle. It’s nice to eat at home because I know the quality of food we’re using. I also know where I bought it from, how it was grown and it’s always delicious.

Bonus: I never have to worry about bad service. Just saying.

It’s also a lot less expensive and it allows us to do fun romantic things that wouldn’t be possible at a restaurant. Like carpet picnics, or making a tent out of blankets in the living room and eating by candlelight. It’s not to say we don’t eat out, we do, but we also know how to have some fun at home.

We also find that making a meal together invites a certain amount of intimacy. It allows us to talk and catch up on the day. Taste each others dishes (that sounds naughty) and make recommendations. It allows us to grow as a couple a little every week.

This 5 Minute Chocolate Yumminess Dessert is  the dessert we made for our last date night.

It also happens to go with our giveaway for a massive amount of Coconut Oil! Tropical Traditions has given us the chance to give one lucky winner a gallon of Gold Label Coconut Oil.  Yes that’s right! A gallon. It retails for $120.00. Geez, I wish I could enter.

If you’ve been with Beyond The Peel a while, you know how much I love Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil. Here’s a review we did during the summer.

Along with that, we’re rounding up sweet treats to help you eat more coconut oil (see this post for more details). We’ll be announcing the winner along with a post that has a ton of delicious treats using coconut oil collected from the Whole Food Community. You can enter the contest below.

If you’re a whole food blogger that would like to promote one of your coconut oil sweet treats, see this post for details and how to share.

But before that, lets get to the CHOCOLATE!


What do you and your partner like to do on date night? What was you most memorable date night?

If you have any fun ideas, I’d love to hear them! There are 52 weeks in a year and we plan to be married a long time so we’re going to need ideas!

Chocolate Yumminess Date Night Dessert

  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate (approx 50 grams)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp strong coffee
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon

Watch the video for instructions on how to whip this baby up in 5 minutes. Refrigerate until set (appx 2 hours or speed it up by throwing it in the freezer).

1 Gallon of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway Rules

Ok, so here are the rules to enter the giveaway. The giveaway will be open for entries until 11:59pm EST on October 23, 2012. The only mandatory entry is to sign up for Tropical Traditions newsletter. You can do that right here. You can also get additional entries by signing up for our newsletter right here, and doing a couple of fun, quick other things that you’ll see in the Rafflecopter widget below.

Please note: If you do not see the Rafflecopter widget below, then it’s probably because you aren’t using Firefox. This widget sometimes does not work properly with other browsers, so just open this page in Firefox and you should be good to go. Also, this giveaway is only open to residents of the USA & Canada.

The Winner will be announced on October 25, 2012.

Alright, now go get entered to win some coconut oil!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tropical Traditions is having a sale of Gallons of Gold Label Coconut Oil. Until October 18th they’re 45% off. That’s $65.00 for an entire gallon. That’s some crazy s*%t. Seriously crazy. Take advantage of this crazy deal right here.


Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - gallon.Win 1 gallon of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

I’m sharing this with Mangia Monday, Monday Mania, My Meatless MondaySlightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Food Renegade, and Foodie Friday.