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8/10/13 1:10 A

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Here's a link to: "Seven Revolutionary Tips to Improve Brain Health" by the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine

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8/7/13 12:10 A

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I agree 100 percent with what Shiva said, Kelly! Plus, we are all exploring different paths. Right now I'm on a "no oil adventure" to see how that works for me. It's always possible that I may miss my oil so much that I might eventually return to using it.

I have to confess that I do like the taste of oil on foods (my favorite is green peppers and onions stir fried in oil). But I'm just exploring the "no oil world" to see if it will improve my blood work (which still needs more reduction of the fats in it.)



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8/6/13 4:02 P

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Nope, lots of people enjoy the same as you do, Kelly. It's all good. There's room for all of us to have our personal tastes.

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8/6/13 1:51 P

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I guess I'm one of those crazy people that don't find anything wrong with using a bit of olive oil or coconut oil for cooking. I bought one of those misters and it works great. I use broth sometimes but love the flavor that oil adds to my roasted and sauted veggies.

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8/6/13 4:07 A

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Thanks, Ulikulik. It was interesting to see how it's done. Definitely a much cleaner process, but it makes me glad I get most of my fats from whole foods.

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8/4/13 11:58 A

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Thanks Uli! I made the link "clickable" so others can check it out:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKrY_WjogXk

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8/3/13 1:56 P

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hi there,

thanks for the interesting link, terry. here is one about cold pressed oils which don't use any chemicals:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKrY_Wjog
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so i used the pot today and i used 2 tsps of oil, spread evenly with a brush and only heated the pot at 6 out of 9. i fried onions, garlic and other vegetables in it and it totally worked. i have yet to test it out on tofu and with less oil...

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8/3/13 5:21 A

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Chemical solvents, sodium hydroxide and bleach...guh. Very interesting video, Terry.

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8/3/13 12:58 A

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I just found this video on how canola oil is made. After seeing this, it's really hard to even call it "food". It seems more like an unnatural creation of man--something that never would normally come into being.

The video is well worth the watch and only last about 3 and half minutes. It quickly moves from how to fry foods in oil in the kitchen, to how oil is made. It's just hard to believe how it is made...and to think most Americans think of it as a "natural", healthy food!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=omjWmLG0EAs

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8/3/13 12:01 A

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"I've got to second that, Terry, you old dog, ...."

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8/2/13 11:55 P

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I've got to second that, Terry, you old dog, it's parchment paper. Gr8 K8 has it down.

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Oh yeah...I keep forgetting about parchment paper (truth be known, I don't think I've ever used it yet). Thanks, K8, I'll try that! (And I'll also do some reading up on cooking without oil--I need all the help I can get! Ha!)



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8/2/13 11:38 P

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Terry , it's parchment paper! I had never used it before becoming vegan, but I can't live without it now. Gr8 stuff! It's in the stores in the same place you would find waxed paper and saran wrap

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8/2/13 11:32 P

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There is one thing I wanted to ask you folks who cook without oil how you handle this problem: Yes, veggie broth can be used in saucepan instead of oil, but how do you keep things from sticking in an oven? Just today I tried to roast some veggies in the oven (without using oil), and they stuck pretty badly to the pan they were in. It just seems like when it comes to baking or roasting, that "something" is needed to keep things from sticking. Any suggestions?



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8/2/13 11:24 P

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Thanks K8! Good video!

Since my last post I've been cooking some without oil, and I am realizing why I had stopped doing that...and it was just a matter of being "spoiled by oil"! LOL! Cooking with oil (when cooking vegetables, for instance) results in a crisp, firm veggie, while cooking with broth or water results in a more "steamed", soft veggie. (Or at least that's been my experience.) Both methods taste good.

But I guess I've just been spoiled and want foods to have the same consistency as they would with oil. In other words, it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks! LOL!!! But this is one trick this old dog needs to learn, because more and more I believe oils are calories we just don't need. So I'm trying from now on to cook without oil.

Thanks for letting me know, K8, that there are a lot of websites out there about cooking without oil. I used to be aware of that, but since I had returned to using oil, I had forgotten about them. I'll definitely be checking into them now!

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8/2/13 7:55 P

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You're welcome Ulikulik.

K8, thanks so much. I enjoyed that short video. Yep, that's more or less how I do it, but it's nice to see Lindsay taking charge.

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8/2/13 6:12 P

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Ask and ye shall receive! Here's the url for the Happy Herbivore's video on "How to Cook Without Oil"! Enjoy! happyherbivore.com/2013/03/how-to-co
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Actually, if you search "video cooking without oil" you'll get lots of them!

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- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
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hi there,

and thank you terry and shivamoon for your replies. your explanation how you treat the tofu is really good, and i shall try it. i also tried to research it on the internet but all they recommend it "buy a stainless steel pan with antistick coating..." that doesn't get me any further! so i will test various ways with my new pot and report back.

thanks again,
uli

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7/31/13 10:23 P

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That was a good answer for Uli, Shiva. (By the way, Hi Uli!!)

I've been guilty of using cooking sprays a lot this year...even though I know good and well that I would be better off not using it (because of the chemical propellant in it). I am trying more and more to cook as you are doing--with water and broth. Sometimes it works...sometimes not. I wish the leaders in the "no oil movement" would put out some clear videos on how to cook without using oil. Most of us have gotten so used to using oil over the years that it's hard to know how to "not" use it!

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7/31/13 4:09 P

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Hi Ulikulik,
Good on you for getting yourself a new steel pot. Yes, I usually sautee onions or other veggies in a little water, or broth left over from steaming greens, etc.. For browning tofu...I don't tend to stir-fry tofu to brown it. I do things like spray cubes of tofu with a little Bragg's Liquid Aminos (a form of soy sauce) using a refillable spray bottle, then baking on a roasting stone or pan covered with parchment paper. Sometimes I'll sautee tofu in a little water with a bit of soy sauce, or something (water left over from sauteeing mushrooms in water, plus some soy sauce or other salty flavor would be good.) Neither will be the same as using oil, though. You might try rubbing the oil into the bottom of the pan when it's cool, to give it a temporary non-stick surface, but I imagine that would still start to stick in short order.

Does anyone else have any ideas?

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7/31/13 2:15 P

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hello shivamoon, hello others,

thank you for that link! i felt inspired today because I have a nonstick pot which is scratched to buy a stainless steel pot.

now i wonder how i can use it calorie-friendly - like sauteing the onion in a little water. but how about browning tofu without too much oil? we don't really have cooking spray here in germany... what do you do to keep the calories down?

thanks & greetings from germany,
uli

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7/30/13 11:23 P

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No worries. All is well.

Don't know how to post a picture to this thread, but someone from my hiking club sent a funny foto of a white plastic patio table with four plastic chairs. One of the chairs was tipped over. The caption said "Tropical Storm Flossie -- We Will Rebuild".

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I'm sometimes terrible when it comes to the news: had no idea about the storm! Yes, batten down the hatches and stay safe, Shiva!



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No problems here! All is well. Thank you, all of you guys, for your concern.

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I chucked aluminum years ago - the thought of it always grossed me out. I hope you weathered the storm well and you and yours are safe.

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yikes on the Tropical Storm

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Roger...err, K8
Roger, K8

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7/29/13 9:21 P

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Oh good! Well, batten down the hatches anyway!!


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Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
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Oh, don't worry about me. It looks like we'll get some heavy rains/winds tonight, but it's now classified as a Tropical Storm. I'll be just fine.

Thanks so much for caring about me.

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Shiva, I notice you're posting away here, so I'm assuming you're not in the path of Flossie? Been worried about you all day, after I heard about the hurricane heading for Hawaii. Haven't gotten an updates this eveing. Hope everything's ok for for you!!

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Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
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He mentioned aluminum cookware that is coated, saying as long as the aluminum does not touch the food it should be okay. If you have non-stick cookware that is scratched and the aluminum is exposed, it becomes unsafe.

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I noticed he didn't say anything about non stick

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Upshot: Chuck the aluminum (or aluminium for you Brits and Down Unders.) Stainless steel is safest. Dr. Barnard explains:

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