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#1 of 4 Old 02-11-2006, 04:02 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm still waiting for a copy of the book at the library, and in the meanwhile, had a question about oils. From reading the Weston Price website, I gather that "vegetable" oils are not recommended, including canola, which is normally considered "healthy."

Just curious about our options for "good" oils. We do cook with butter, olive oil and have started using coconut oil, though the latter is a bit spendy. How about the nut oils, such as peanut oil? Someone recommended sunflower oil, but I haven't tried that yet. We're looking for a neutral oil that's inexpensive. What do you NT mamas generally use?
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We use ghee, olive oil, palm oil (unrefined orange stuff), coconut oil, some sesame oil, lard and tallow. I have not heard much good about safflower and peanut oil. I bet the weston price website would explain more about that if you did a search for those oils. I have also heard of people using avocado oil and other more exotic oils with the idea that they were healthier than the regular veggie oils touted as healthy by the mainstream health organizations. Anyway, hope that helps some.
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I think Fallon would say, quality butter, coconut oil and olive oil, in that order. Then I believe she says peanut oil is OK. And I know in Eat Fat, Lose Fat that Mary's Oil blend includes cold pressed sesame oil. I use her oil blend, coconut oil and butter for cooking. I try to use olive oil cold or warm (not cooked).

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Thank you for the responses! Lately, we're using clarified butter with good results--it makes veggies taste delicious and savory. (Clarified butter is the same as ghee but not "cooked" as long so that it has a different flavor. )

I love that it doesn't smoke/burn, which has always been the problem for me when cooking with butter.
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