My pantry is loaded with different types of oil. I have canola oil, peanut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, safflower oil, corn oil and flax seed oil among others. The truth is, I have specific uses for each of them. My sister tells me though that I’m just going overboard.
Take flax seed oil for example, I use this one specifically for my shakes ( got the recipe from Dr. Mehmet Oz). I have to admit though, that I was leery to try the shake at first. But it’s been more than three years, and my blender still makes the same shake every morning. Thus, the need to have flax seed oil in my fridge all the time.
Olive oil is what I mostly use though when I cook. I love the fact that it is big on flavor, which means I can use less, therefore, that is tantamount to fewer calories. Huh? Suddenly, I’m counting calories LOL. More than the fact that is is big on flavor, I love olive oil because it is predominantly monounsaturated fat, which is great for the heart.
On the other hand, there are certain dishes/recipes where I only use canola oil because canola oil has neutral taste. Add to that the fact that it is also more reasonably priced and it’s rich in monounsaturated fat. Beyond that, canola oil also contains the plant version of an omega-3 fatty acid.
How about walnut oil, grape seed oil, sesame oil and other specialty oils? They are pricey! But don’t forget the fact that they are also healthful. For me, I just use them in little quantities just so I can add that epicurean touch to my dishes.
Now, I’m getting hungry. The blender in the kitchen is waiting for me to whip up my shake. That will have to wait a while though, as I need to obtain an online price comparison of Kohler sinks.What for? You’ll know the answer in due time.