No oil was used for these baked sweet potatoes
Why you ask?
Because I don’t use oil to cook! Not even coconut oil. Nada. None. I don’t add processed oils of any kind to my meals. But isn’t [insert oil here] a good oil? Personally I don’t believe in good oils. Good fat, maybe. Because we all need fat to live. I just get my fat from whole sources like avocados, olives and nuts.
Why would anyone ever dream of giving oil the pass?
Not using oil is actually a cornerstone in most High Carb Low Fat vegan diets. High Carb Low Fat vegan diet (HCLF) can be very strict on this matter ala Dr. John McDougall or a recommendation to lessen the amount you consume such as the Forks Over Knives diet. I’ve personally noticed that since giving up oil I am less tired after a large meal and that my body has generally become tighter and firmer. I’ve followed a vegetarian diet for many years for I was always puffy. I’ve only noticed my body tightening up after giving up oils.
Is it difficult? Not really. After about a week I got used to the taste of food without oil. Which is actually just the taste of food. Now fried food actually grosses me out. As for cooking you just replace the oil with either water or vegetable broth. Make sure the keep an eye out on what you are cooking because it will stick and burn quickly once the liquid evaporates. Usually I employ more of a stir fry technique when cooking on the stovetop. I use higher heat and move the food around more often as it cooks to promote crisping. Also you’ll want to make sure to use a high quality salt to get the most flavor out of your food! Personally I like kosher salt. The thick granules stick and taster better than fine salt.
Tip: Add small amount of water or broth at one time to avoid your dish becoming soft and soggy. Don’t add more until it has evaporated.