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Anthing To Use In The Place Of Olive/canola Oil When Cooking?

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I can not tolerate any kind of oil it seems. So I am wondering if any one could recommend any thing to cook in its place. Would soy bean oil be ok? Even when I make homemade soup it requires oil. Could I use something else in its place?

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I can not tolerate any kind of oil it seems. So I am wondering if any one could recommend any thing to cook in its place. Would soy bean oil be ok? Even when I make homemade soup it requires oil. Could I use something else in its place?

When baking, I use one of the three S oils: Safflower, Sunflower, or Sesameseed oil. They all seem to work well for me. I usually get the one that is the least expensive.

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you could try something like corn oil, or something like avocado oil, nut oils, or tea oil (not tea tree, but the camellia sinensis plant that produces tea leaves for steeping).

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Are you able to tolerate animal fats better than vegetable oils? Worth a try if you think you do - butter or lard are the easiest to purchase, otherwise you can render (drain the fat) from any meat that you are cooking.

For soup, you can try leaving the oil out - if it's required for saute-ing ingredients first, try cooking those ingredients in just a little liquid (water, broth) instead, or roasting them (or just tossing them all in the soup, the flavor may not be as deep but you can avoid the oil that's bugging you!). Or, if you miss the richness of oil, and it's not a saute situation, you can add a dairy product to the soup - yogurt, creme fraiche, etc. - when you serve it (if you add it before it can separate or curdle).

Some of the ultra-low-fat cookbooks or diets may have good substitution ideas as well.

Good luck finding what works for your body! And tastebuds, too :)

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I use grape seed oil a lot (high smoke point), and also coconut oil, although some people object to the taste of this; I love it. These are the only two oils I use besides olive.

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I would recommend using coconut oil. I have used it quite a bit with great success. You will want to remember that it has a lower smoke point than some other oils.

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All good ideas. In addition, you can substitute applesauce for oil in baked goods. Marie on the bread thread said to add the same amount of applesauce that the recipe calls for in oil. Then, add only half as much oil as the recipe calls for.

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I would recommend using coconut oil. I have used it quite a bit with great success.

same here, i use it in a lot of stuff. love it.

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