You will find no butter (organic or otherwise) and certainly no crisco, or lard in my recipes! The nutritional reason for that I leave for others to explain fully, but for the purpose of this little tip, I will just simply say that I don’t use them because they contain saturated and/or transfats which are associated with increased risk of chronic disease.
Here is a fascinating interview with my husband, Dr David Katz by True Health Initiative Council member Dan Pardi: “Saturated Fat: What’s there real story?”
What you WILL find in my recipes are sources of fat from wholesome nutritious ingredients such as nuts and seeds and olives and avocados and even dark chocolate (unsweetened is best) that are abundant in the Mediterranean diet (Yum!) and are considered health promoting.
I like to use organic extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil and expeller-pressed organic canola oil with omega 3’s in my cooking and baking (click here for the health benefits of olive oil and here for those of canola oil, including the myths associated with it!). In spite of the hype about coconut oil, I do not use it much on Cuisinicity. I elaborate a little more on another post here.
I have lots of little tricks throughout my recipes to address the fat content of my dishes and as I come across them when I feature any recipe, I will come back and revisit this little tip post and explain why I did what I did! So, you can expect this page to grow….
I have updated this post here!