Oil Free Recipes

Grilled Plantains No Oil PinWe stopped cooking with oil several years ago so we have lots of oil free recipes.

I feel like I should start by explaining the difference between oil and fat since we often get comments that our bodies can’t survive without oil. This is inaccurate. Our bodies can’t survive without fat, but we’re much healthier when we get fat from whole plant foods rather than from processed, refined fat like oil. The studies funded by the olive oil industry that show the benefits of olive oil on arterial function, compared olive oil to other even less healthy fats like beef and chicken, which are loaded with saturated fat. If you compare olive oil to no oil, the negative effects of olive oil are easily observed.

If weight loss is your goal, cutting out oil is essential. Ounce for ounce, oil packs more calories than any other food. It’s the most calorie dense food we eat! And because it’s mostly processed refined fat in liquid form, it doesn’t take up any space in your stomach so it’s not filling in the slightest.

According to Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Michael Greger and most of the plant based experts, oil is not healthy. It’s highly processed plant fragments that impairs arterial function and causes cell damage. It’s best to avoid it as much as possible [source].

Some of our plant based recipes still use oil to sauté veggies from before we went oil free, but we’ve removed it from most. Any time you see oil used for sautéing, just substitute it with vegetable broth, water or wine and you’ve made yourself an oil free recipe. And please let us know about any recipes that we need to update to remove the oil.

Vegan Refried Beans
Broccoli Chickpea Chipotle Buddha Bowl
Cauliflower Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Vegan Guacamole
Vegan Black Bean Soup
Cauliflower Quinoa
Vegan Mexican Lasagna
Cauliflower Potato Soup
Ginger Vinaigrette Beets
Spinach Salad
Cooked Rolled Oats
Broccoli Mushroom Stir Fry
Sauteed Radishes Recipe
Peanut Butter Hummus
Vegan Shepards Pie
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Celery and Potato Soup Recipe
Coconut Curry Lentil Soup Recipe
Vegan Broccoli Soup
Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry
Tex-Mex Jackfruit
Grilled Pineapple
Jackfruit Crab Cakes
Thai Style Sweet and Spicy Sauce
Oven Fried Okra
Vegan Grits
Easy Vegetable Broth from Scraps
Vegan Apple Pie Stuffed Apples Baked
Vegan Cajun Red Beans and Rice
Cucumber Salad

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