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The Gourmet-O-Matic tm Ingredients Substitution Guides

Bread Substitutions Guide

Fruit Substitutions Guide

Nuts/Seeds Substitutions Guide

Oil Substitutions Guide

Protein Substitutions Guide

Salad Greens Substitution Guide

Salt Substitutions Guide

Sweetener Substitutions Guide

Vinegar Substitutions Guide

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The Gourmet-O-Matic tm Oils Substitutions Guide

Oil is fat.

The Gourmet-O-Matic tm approach to the use of oils is primarily for flavoring and sparingly for use as a cooking medium.

As to the latter use, try to make it a rarity.

The Gourmet-O-Matic tm approach is to create interesting meals that are as healthy as possible. This is consistent with the philosophy of The FitnessMed tm Guide To Healthy Eating. Keeping the number of Calories consumed lower is in concert with that, for most people. By weight, fat adds more Calories to a meal than any other food.

By changing the oils used in a dish, the flavor will change accordingly.

Thus, a nut-derived oil will impart a taste reminiscent of its source which will be very different from a vegetable-derived oil and both will be different from an herb-infused oil.

You can make your own flavored oils. This can greatly broaden your repertoire of gourmet dishes.

As with all Gourmet-O-Matic tm Foods Substitutions Guides, the following list is non-exhaustive. It comprises oils that are readily available at chain groceries, fruit markets, specialty shops, by mail order or on-line..

Examples using oil substitutions follow the chart.

Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Black Truffle Oil
Camelina Oil
Cayenne Pepper Oil
Chile Oil
Chipotle Pepper Oil
Curry Oil
Fruit Flavored Oils, e.g. Citrus (such as lemon)
Garlic Oil
Garlic-Rosemary Oil
Ginger Oil
Hazelnut Oil
Herb Flavored Oils, e.g., Basil, Dill, Dill-Caraway
Olive Oil
Peanut Oil
Peppercorn Oil
Pesto Oil
Pine nut Oil
Pistachio Oil
Porcini Mushroom Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Roasted Garlic Oil
Safflower Seed Oil
Sesame Oil
Vegetable Oils, e.g., Corn
Walnut Oil
White Truffle Oil

Example - add a small amount of sesame oil and tamari to a salad to create a "Japanese" experience.

Example - if you bake your own bread, add a nut oil to impart a nutty flavor and fragrance.

Recipes using oils and substitutions can be found in The FitnessMed tm Guide To Healthy Eating.

The strategies used by The Gourmet-O-Matic tm can be found in Dr. Applebaum's meal strategy guide, The FitnessMed tm Guide To Healthy Eating. That book contains recipes for over 1 trillion (yes, with a "T") meal combinations.

All of Dr. Applebaum's books can be found here.