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“What? No Oil? – Plant-based Cooking Hacks”

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When I made the switch from cooking with oil to cooking without I thought I was going to burn everything. I got a few tips from Chef AJ, Author of Unprocessed and I was off and running.  It took a few times to get the hang of sautéing with veggie broth or water, but the learning curve was short-lived. Chef AJ actually trains other Chefs on how to cook without oil. Can you imagine what an economic savings that amounts to for a restaurant? It is significant, and it is also significant for good health.

Tips To Help You Start Living Plant-based

  • Substitute water or veggie broth for oil when sautéing
  • Apple Sauce or 100% Pure Maple Syrup instead of Sugar
  • Almond, Oat, or Soy Milk instead of Cows’ milk
  • Mushrooms, Beans, Lentils and Sun-dried Tomatoes replace meats like, Beef, Fish, Chicken, and Pork
  • Whole Grains like Wheat, Oats, Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Farrow, and Barley replace any processed white breads, crackers, or gold-fish
  • Refer to the Greens Manifesto below which shows the most nutrient and fiber dense greens.

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Tamara A. Rager



  • Sorry I have not been posting much lately. I hope you are doing well.

Big changes are going on around here and I have been so busy I’ve just had to stay off-line. This evening I made a quick meal with roasted corn, pinto beans, green pepper, red onion, tomatoes, spinach, lime juice, and avocado.
#wfpb #NoOil #NoSalt #NoSugar #healthyfood
  • Enjoyed an easy conversation that bounced like ping pong with a group of local writers. The Beet burger was fantastic. Blood red with a smoked peanut butter. Sounds strange, but it was the best plant based burger I’ve eaten. Salty though! #water #wfpb
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  • The organic yams 🍠 from Whole Foods have been absolutely delicious this season! Great addition to greens and mushroom stroganoff. Yummy! #yams #fallfood #wfpb
  • My date for the evening. Hot bath and a book! #IAmReading #TheSnowman #Thriller #jonesbo
  • How is your weekend going? I’m playing with a new hummus recipe and Buddha Bowl....👳🏽‍♂️👩🏻‍🍳#Hummus #wfpb  #BuddhaBowl
  • When ur smile isn’t convincing anyone ur giving them the cold shoulder. #coldshoulder #friday #tgif 🤣

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