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Re: replacing the fat
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2014, 17:36:25 pm »
I was just wondering this as well. Now i'd like to know how people are using the oils other then cooking the food in it? Would you toss steamed veggies or pasta in it? We can't have coconut, but i find olive oil imparts a less pleasant flavour, what about avocado oil does it have a distinct flavour?  We use sunflower oil in lieu of butter on popcorn. Thanks!

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Re: replacing the fat
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2014, 19:16:51 pm »
Meat fats, like lard (pork fat), tallow (beef) and chicken (schmaltz) are actually OK for cooking in as well; I fry eggs in that stuff any chance I get, and lemme tell ya, a bag of frozen veg fried up in a cast-iron pan with bacon fat gets DEVOURED by the kids. Butter and cream count, too! Ooh, and if you get the chance to roast a duck or goose, SAVE THE FAT! Om nom nom nom.... :)

For colder applications like salad dressing or even pasts water, I sometimes use a blend of olive, sesame (not toasted!), and coconut oils; as long as you have no adverse reactions to them, it makes a nice liquid blend without too strong a flavor of any of them, and you could probably just use 2 of them if coconut is a problem for you.

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Re: replacing the fat
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2014, 19:25:26 pm »
I have just come across this whilst googling for you...

http://wellnessmama.com/2193/why-you-should-never-eat-vegetable-oil-or-margarine/

Deb would you agree? I notice you haven't listed any veg oils.

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Re: replacing the fat
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2014, 20:25:07 pm »
I have just come across this whilst googling for you...

http://wellnessmama.com/2193/why-you-should-never-eat-vegetable-oil-or-margarine/

Deb would you agree? I notice you haven't listed any veg oils.

And that is why. :) Tricky tho for vegetarians & vegans tho, which is why we remain omnivores here.

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Re: replacing the fat
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2014, 20:33:54 pm »
Wow, I had no idea! I thought rapeseed was a good oil  :P

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Re: replacing the fat
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2014, 14:12:11 pm »
Wow! That was very interesting. Also made me feel a little sick.  Being healthy is so difficult.  We were avoiding soybean oil because both girls in addition to dairy issues do not tolerate soy.  I recently read an article about a study that found individuals with soy protein allergy were able to tolerate refined soybean oil, so we have introduced it back in to our foods without any issues... but after reading that we might go back to avoiding it. 

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Re: replacing the fat
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2014, 10:14:39 am »
You can buy light olive oils that may have less of a flavour? I would give the avacado oil a go too.