Oil Free Vegan Cooking Tips

by Jill Dalton

Cooking without oil strikes many people as either a crazy notion or one that would be terribly difficult. “How do you caramelize onions?” they ask or, “What about roasting vegetables?”. In this show we walk through an in depth demonstration of how to water sauté: caramelizing onions without oil, veggie broth sauté: using homemade vegetable broth instead of water to sauté, and oven roasting vegetables with veggie broth instead of oil. Oil Free Vegan Cooking is a rapidly growing trend as more people realize there is no need to pour the empty calories of refined oil onto your tasty plant based food!

In this show we mention:

Dr. Michael Klaper explains in detail why refined oils should be removed from your diet.

My super easy recipe for making your own low sodium vegetable broth.

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


Oven Roasted Potatoes Ingredients
4 potatoes
1 tsp black pepper to taste
2 tsp Frontier onion powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
3 Tbsp homemade vegetable broth


Oven Roasted Potatoes

  1. Cube potatoes and stir in all seasonings and potatoes in large bowl
  2. Spread out on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  3. Cook potatoes for 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


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Lu May 10, 2020 - 3:11 pm

Any particular reason for using water instead of the veggie broth for the carmelized onions?

Jill Dalton May 11, 2020 - 6:45 pm

No, you can use either.

Nimalka Ratnayaka May 10, 2020 - 7:04 pm

You have listed 3 tbspoons vegetable broth, how do I use it in roasting the potatoes.

Jill Dalton May 11, 2020 - 6:45 pm

You mix it onto the potatoes along with the spices before you bake them.

gloria May 20, 2020 - 9:33 pm

Do you ever save the liquid left after deglazing the pan you used to caramelize the onions, to reuse as a kind of veggie broth?

Jill Dalton May 21, 2020 - 12:19 pm


WearYourMask September 19, 2020 - 5:10 pm

Leftover aquafaba liquid would work too, from canned or home cooked garbanzo beans (I make hummus from scratch). If I boil any vegetables I save that too and use it for sautéing and baking veggies.

Sheryl M October 20, 2020 - 12:01 am

Do you use stainless steel plans? Would this work with ceramic or Swiss Diamond pans as well?

Jill Dalton October 22, 2020 - 6:55 pm

I use stainless steel but ceramic ones are great too.


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