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The (Olive) Oil Crisis

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Many people ask why many of my recipes have the option of being so low-fat (or fat free). I wrote the answer on my FAQ Page, but for the sake of convenience, I’ll write it out again here. From the FAQ page: “Many of your recipes seem low-calorie.  Why is that?”

I know a lot of the people who read my blog are trying to lose weight or can’t just eat as much as they want.  I strive to make my recipes relevant for as many people as possible.  Therefore, I try to give variations in the recipes so that everyone can make them.  That’s why I say things like “Use sautéing liquid of choice” instead of just calling for oil.  That way people can make the recipe as high-fat or low-fat as they want.


(You can make the Pumpkin Pie Stir Fry as oily or oil-free as you wish)

But especially lately, I’ve been bombarded with questioners demanding to know why I, personally, don’t use any oil in my recipes.  Well, hmm… I never knew I said that! In truth, it depends on the recipe (and for whom I am cooking), but I’m not afraid of a little olive oil.  I’m not going to glug back a whole jar at once, but a bit in a recipe can really amp up the flavor.

Many people fall victim to the practice of always shunning all oils when cooking. This can be a mistake: A little oil helps sauce adhere to food, so without it, food can taste bland.  What happens then?  One might end up dousing the food in soy sauce (high in sodium), ketchup (high in sugar), or another condiment less healthy than oil.  This is especially sad for those watching their weights, because, often, the sauces added to get the food to actually taste like something end up being more calories than if one had simply used a little oil to begin with!  And the higher-in-calories (or sugar/sodium) food doesn’t even taste as good.

Plus, healthy oils (olive, canola, flax, hemp…), when eaten in moderation, impart multiple benefits to those who consume them: shiny skin, luscious locks, lowered risk of heart disease and high cholesterol, and—oh yeah—delicious taste! One of my favorite “recipes” using oil (where the taste of the alternative fat-free cooking method DOES NOT compare) is a simple zucchini side dish.  Without the oil, this dish tastes bland and burnt, but add a little evoo, and you get something you could swear came from a gourmet Italian restaurant… all in just a few minutes’ cooking time!


Italian side-dish Zucchini

(Boring name… I couldn’t think of anything better!  Suggestions?)

  • however many zucchini you want, sliced into coins
  • a drizzle of high-quality olive oil (Be sure to store olive oil in a dark container. It loses health benefits when exposed to light.)
  • minced garlic
  • salt to taste (and pepper if you don’t hate it like I do)

Heat a pan over high heat for about a minute before putting anything in.  Then add the oil, quickly followed by the garlic and then the zucchini and salt.  Try not to stir too often, and do not add any water.  That’s it!  Once again, I’m not even sure I can really call this a “recipe” because it’s so simple.  But hey, Rachael Ray has recipes with only two ingredients!  So, in comparison, this one’s complex!

Question of the Day:

Do you use oils at all?  If so, what are your favorite ways to use them? And what’s your favorite oil?
By the way, please don’t be alarmed at some of the small-scale studies coming out that say cooking with healthy oils is bad for you.  First of all, they’re small-scale studies; you can find a study to confirm almost anything these days (Yes, there are studies that try to tell you broccoli is bad!).  And secondly, look at the biggest study of them all: history!  As a rule, the Italians probably consume more olive oil than anyone, and they have one of the highest life-expectancies (It’s way above the US’s).

So, just like with the Japanese in the Soy and Processed-Foods Debate, I choose to trust a large-scale study, a.k.a. hard facts deeply rooted in history. Here’s to a long, delicious life.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Jennifer - jcd says:

    Oil is definitely welcome in my house! We have six different oils under the cupboard and in the fridge right now: macadamia, canola, olive, flax, hemp, and walnut. mmmm… Oh, and two big tubs of coconut oil too!

    Favourite uses… macadamia nut oil is really yummy in oatmeal. Oh… I think I need to make some sort of Hawaiian macadamia nut and pineapple fudge baby tonight. Mmm…

  2. Oh I am a canola girl. Its perfect because it doesnt have a strong taste, so I use that in most recipes. I use EVOO when I intentionally want that flavor as part of the recipe. Canola for baked goods and greasing pans and olive for pasta and italian dishes!

  3. Aimee says:

    Once again, thank you for another well-written, well-said post. I have no idea why these quacks are now coming out against cooking with healthy oils! Look at the Greeks! Or the Italians, like you said. Honestly, next they’ll be attacking carrots! Oh wait, they’ve already done that. Apparently carrots are high in sugar and carbs. Madness, I tell you! 😉

  4. I try to minimize the amount of oil I use. My boyfriend likes to use quite a bit of it when he’s cooking – he always says “it’s good for you -it’s healthy fats” – but my opinion is that even if it’s healthy fat, you still need to use it very sparingly.

  5. abby says:

    i never cook with oil. i know its bad, i shoudn’t be scared. katie, you’ve inspired me to suck it up and DO IT! i’m going to do it today! :)

  6. A. says:

    Ouch…I feel sorry for that one anonymous commenter. I know this is none of my business, but hear me out. The commenter was pushy, but the first time she asked, she did it in a really nice way (she was even trying to make the same point as you do in this post, which is a good message btw!). I love your posts girl, but to be honest, you answered her first question with unnecessary sass. And she only asked again because you didn’t really answer her question the first time. Yes she was wrong in her assumption and I’m sure the reason she asked the question in the first place was jealousy-inspired (that’s clear by her insistence to know the answer), but I’m really shocked by how harsh your response was (for all you know, she has an eating disorder, and is more prone to scrutinizing other people’s eats). I’m sure it’s frustrating getting a bunch of harassing comments, and I still love you/your blog, but it would probably be wise to be more careful with your words. You got defensive–that’s understandable–but (online) public humiliation can really hurt someone. I don’t believe you are or intend to be a vengeful person!

  7. Anonymous says:

    i think A. and the anonymous commenter are the same person. anyone agree with me?! leave katie alone!!!! talk about sass. i would’ve written with MORE sass. katie doesn’t even have to explain herself to you at all! b****!

    (Katie’s note: Thank you so much for sticking up for me. It really means a lot to me… but please don’t call other people such names, no matter what they say. I had to edit that word out in your comment.)

  8. Jennifer - jcd says:

    Can we all play nice? If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know Katie would never try to hurt anyone’s feelings and would feel bad if she did.

    It is difficult to express tone in written words, and often things get misunderstood or taken differently. Relax, and read my first apragraph. Katie wants everyone to love healthy fats, and understands if some people care to love them more than others.

    I’m not Katie, but she shouldn’t have to stand up for or defend herself so much. Great post, Katie!

  9. A friend says:

    Katie, please ignore A’s comment. I have an ED, and it is NOT your responsibility to worry about what may or may not trigger someone with an ED, because believe me, you’ll never be able to know what might trigger someone. Everyone’s different. If the first commenter is “prone to scrutinizing others’ eats” then that’s her issue, and you do NOT need to defend yourself. You have done more to help me OUT of my ED than any other person, blogger or not. So thank you, and keep doing what you’re doing. You inspire me so much.
    A friend

  10. Mary says:

    Eep what’s with all the negativity? This is a TERRIFIC post! You’re awesome, as is a moderate amount of healthy oil in a diet.

  11. Katie, people will ALWAYS find something wrong no matter what you say! lol…

    I don’t always use oil when I’m cooking. It depends on my mood, what else I’ve had to eat that day, and what I’m cooking at the time! I’m glad no one is scrutinizing me though. :(

  12. Sarahishealthy says:

    Great post! I can’t think of a cute title for your zucchini though :(. You’re much more creative than I am so I’m sure you’ll think of something fun! :)

  13. I’m definitely not scared of using oils in my food! I have heard, however, that COOKING oils can cause them to mutate and can create carcinogens in your body– kinda bad news. :( I’ve heard coconut oil doesn’t mutate as badly when heated, so I usually stick to that for cooking, as well as butter since it doesn’t mutate either!

    And I love using olive oil in my homemade salad dressings! I think I eat it every night!

  14. Valerie says:

    I’m getting the kiddos together for a big hug-a-fat photo shoot. Expect photos soon :). We love our olive oil in this household.

    On an aside,
    I really don’t see where you answered anything with sass. I just went back, out of curiosity, and read the old comment and your answers, and I think you handled the whole thing admirably, so it confuses and saddens me that someone could twist your benign words into something evil. Please don’t read anything into it, dearest Katie.

  15. Ilana says:

    “Fat” is such a complicated topic. I just had a discussion with someone over “obesity” – she said she was shocked to find out that “obesity” is an actual disorder, not simply a word to describe someone who is overweight. Like I said before, the word “fat” confuses anyone in this society that has been taught to stigmatize fat in food because we assume there’s an automatic connection between fat in food and fat on your body – I mean, that seems like a simple and obvious explanation, so I can see why we are confused. We need to somehow reorient the public opinion of FAT – fat needs a new public relations manager. Milk has great PR and it’s definitely not the greatest thing for you, but fat?? Hell ya.

    I try to get a nice serving of healthy fat in every single meal! If I don’t, I end up hungry really quickly! And ever since I’ve been consciously increasing my healthy fat intake, my body has responded quite positively – my hair and my skin look better and I’ve lost “body fat” and gained muscle and I’m happier than I was when I eschewed fat! Fave oils – olive and coconut. Peanut and sesame are fun too.

    Zucchini cooked that way is DIVINE. Divine. Amazing. One of my favorite vegetable preparations in the world.

    (Also, I don’t think you responded with any unnecessary sass but hey it’s the internet and people will see what they wanna see)

  16. Wow Katie, you’re getting a lot of anon comments and I know those are generally not so fun, well they give me a heart attack when I see an anon in my inbox. Hang in there! And yes, coconut oil lover. On everything from my hair, skin, nails to my popcorn and chocolate. I use it for everything!

  17. Su says:

    Hi Katie,
    I use three different kinds of oil in my kitchen: canola oil for cooking and baking, olive oil for dressings, and roasted sesame oil to add some flavour to asian dishes (after cooking!). As I try to watch my calories, I only use a litte bit of each oil. And I don’t like greasy food anyway.
    Have a nice day!

  18. another brilliant love love it <3

  19. Katie says:

    Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don’t. Like you, I am a skinny girl who gets comments about needing to put on weight, and “if you are trying, why don’t you use more oil, etc”. Well, sometimes I feel like it, and sometimes I don’t. Since when is giving options a bad thing?

  20. Inspired says:

    Guess I missed the whole drama ;). Just wanted to say, I love this post and I love my (healthy) oil!

  21. vegangal says:

    i love you katie and this post even though i dont like oil but im learning well i am at least eating a little bit of peanut butter now whenn before i wouldnt eat that either so baby steps right? and ignore the mean comments you are always the sweetest and kindest! xoxoxo

  22. Angel hair with chopped tomatoes and olive oil is a no miss dish! Small amounts of olive oil are not only good for you but really brighten up some meals!

  23. Olive says:

    Great post. We love olive oil!

  24. Great post Katie!

    I use oil all the time. Olive for cooking, canola for baking. I even use canola oil to remove my eye make-up at night. Works like a charm.

    I love, love, love zucchini cooked in olive oil! When the garden is kicking out 4 zucchinis a day I eat this dish constantly. It’s really good with toasted walnuts. Just toss some chopped walnuts in the pan (in the oil!) before the zucchini for a few minutes. Then add zucchini and cook as usual.

  25. Effie says:

    Was it me or did your blog had a pinky different form for some minutes. If not, my condition is really serious…:)

    Ah! and I love olive oil!

  26. runnergirl says:

    Oil is great–but olive oil actually becomes toxic when heated. I use coconut oil to sautee everything. More information here:

  27. Effie,
    LOL! You have good eyes!! I was trying out the new free theme, called “Bueno.” I’m not really happy with this theme, but I can’t seem to find a better one. I liked that one… except that it said CHOCOLATE COVERED KATIE in huge letters, which was a bit over the top for me!

  28. P.S. I totally thought of you when I wrote this post :)

  29. Danielle says:

    I’m confused as to where you were “sassy??” lol. I thought you answered the question perfectly.

    I think a little oil goes a longggg way (like you said)! Usually, I sautee things in some oil and if it starts to stick again, I’ll finish it up with water/broth. To know if the oil is losing health benefits, just smell it! My food prep. teacher made everyone smell a variety of rancid oils and I was thinking “Ohhh, so THAT’S what it smells like…I’ve used oil that smelled like that before 😕 )

  30. Natalie says:

    hi katie! great post! for sautee-ing i like to use oils that can withstand high heat, like safflower oil or avocado oil. olive oil i love to put on my salads. i like to bake my sweet potatoes in coconut oil because it gives them such a WONDERFUL & tropical aroma… so delicious!

  31. hi katie!!! great post! for sautee-ing i like to use oils that can withstand high heat, like safflower oil or avocado oil. olive oil i love to put on my salads. i like to bake my sweet potatoes in coconut oil because it gives them such a WONDERFUL & tropical aroma… so delicious!

  32. I LOVE OIL!!! Especially olive, canola, safflower, and coconut. I rarely use more than a tablespoon for sauteeing, even if a recipe calls for more. But I never, ever leave it out altogether. That’s good fat!

  33. eatandrun says:

    Love this post! I went through a no-oil phase. But now it’s back to stay… and I feel SO MUCH healthier!

  34. cookeatburn says:

    Katie, I’m afraid that something you wrote in this post made me cry.

    YOU DON’T LIKE PEPPER?!?! And here, all this time, I thought we were soulmates ;). And on a more serious note, I got your package and oh goodness am I ever excited to try everything in it (especially the chocolate and banana butter!). Just so you know it made it here safe and all.

  35. Cookeatburn,
    Hahahaha lol I’m sorrrrrry! I just can’t stand the stuff! So if we ever go out to eat together, I promise to let you have the pepper shaker all to yourself.
    Let me know what you think about the banana butter! :)

  36. miss v says:

    i was going to hug some new olive oil we got at our house!

  37. Anonymous says:

    katieee! i was one of the ones who asked you about the oil. but i think the answer you gave me was nothing but respectful :). thank you!

  38. I don’t go CRAZY with the oil but extra virgin olive oil is my friend. It’s SO good for you and a little bit goes a long way!
    That zucchini sounds AMAZING!

  39. You said it right girl! We love our healthy fats and oils! We are not afraid of our healthy fats because they make us feel and look great, they even can help with burning fat! We love avocados and coconut oil!

  40. Faith says:

    Coming from an Italian family, I’ve never had a second thought about cooking with a sensible helping of olive oil! I love doing green veggies like zucchini or green beans in an olive oil/sea salt/fresh lemon mixture.

  41. Tiffany says:

    Ha, I just did a post on my favorite EVOO’s. And when I say just, I mean a week ago. But you can pop on over and take a look. Nice post, and so true.

  42. Serena says:

    I’m obsessed with coconut butter (does that count? haha) and EVOO. I pour/slather them both on everything 😀

  43. T says:

    I’d much rather use too much olive or avocado oil then too much salt or sugar. I think one should cut out white flour before cutting the precious and healthy oils from a dish.

    Grapeseed oil is also a great choice…

  44. T,
    I don’t think I’ve EVER had grapeseed oil! Now I’m intrigued.

  45. I don’t use oil–at all, and haven’t for about 4 years now. My reasoning is that it’s not necessary and only adds essentially empty calories (oil is 100% fat–no protein, no fiber, no vitamins/minerals, no carbohydrates and one tiny tablespoon contains 120 calories which can EASILY add up). I understand your argument that people replace oils with high salt (soy sauce) or high sugar (ketchup), but that is not the case for me. I rarely use either of these and have learned to love the taste of vegetables with nothing on it (vegetables actually do have great flavor with nothing on them, especially when sauteed in broth/water or steamed. I’m a huge fan of herbs and spices and love fresh herbs and spice mixes like Mrs. Dash or an organic no-salt blend from Costco.

    Our need for fats is quite small and our requirements can easily be met by eating whole foods. Consider that oats contain 16% calories from fat, grapes 13% calories from fat, beans 20-25% calories from fat, just to name a few. If one is eating whole foods (ie. not processed or refined, stripped of fiber and other essential nutrients), it is not difficult to get the fat you need. I do add 1 1/2 tsp. of ground flaxseed to my diet daily (this serving meets the RDA of 1.1 g of omega-3 fats) although many people would be surprised to know that omega-3 fats are found in nearly all plant foods, particularly green veggies making the addition of flaxseed unnecessary for some (if they are eating optimally). Other than that I don’t go out of my way to add concentrated sources of fat to my diet.

    Having once struggled with my weight, I found that cutting out empty calories and foods that are calorie-dense and easy to overconsume a very easy and painless way to lose and maintain a healthy weight.

    That said, many people think that simply cutting out fat is going to make them healthy and/or lose weight. Fat in your diet is is simply a small part of a greater picture. Artificially fat-free foods such as fat-free fig newtons, candies, ice-cream, ect., are an example of the fat-free craze. I wouldn’t consider myself on a fat-free diet, but rather an oil-free diet.

  46. Quix says:

    I just feel better eating on the low side of my healthy fat range. I do use a little evoo for cooking and definitely dig the sesame oil for asian-y type foods. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE almonds and pistachios. I do the Better-n-PB not for the fat but for the calories – 200 calories is a lot for me for just a spread! I don’t go out of my way to add fat but I don’t freak out if there’s a little healthy fat up in my food.

    However, the last time I got Mongolian grill it was so oily it was dripping. I’m guess it was NOT healthy fat.

  47. Rosie says:

    Lol! I can’t believe people are still commenting about your weight. I mean obv I’m jealous of your insane metabolism, but based on your posts, your food is soo much more nutritious than most people even think about eating. Maybe you should change the title of the blog to “BAHHH I EAT A LOT SO STOP HATIN ON MEEE!” :) If you put it real big in red letters at the top of the page, people won’t be so poopy 😀 lol.

    PS: What? People are saying x/y/z fats are unhealthy? BS!!!

  48. I love olive oil and use it a lot too :)

  49. dmcgirl37 says:

    I dont cook with oil very often, I admit it is a bit intimadating for me.. I dont in any way doubt it’s un healthy though! Sorry to hear people are making comments about what the THINK you eat, must be annoying! who cares though, who knows who those people are..Enjoy your weekend katie.
    Dana <3

    PS im still working on getting the hug a fat photo to you! I havent forgotten!

  50. Damjana says:

    I made sauteed zuchini today, they were great! Thanks for sharing the idea!

  51. Danielle says:

    I agree with your attitude concerning oils. I definitely think that my cooking suffers without adding any oil, but I’ve also realized (since going vegan) that SO MANY dishes contain excessive oil. This goes for dishes from my favorite Ethiopian restaurant and foods that I buy occasionally like Sabra (I love its texture, but it has gobs of oil). Now that I recognize the presence of oil in light applications, I prefer to avoid greasy food. Mostly. :)
    BTW, you might also like to try shredding your zucchini, which speeds up the cooking and produces a crisp texture!

  52. Linds C. says:

    When you write “sauteing liquid of choice” – What is your list of ones to use??? Thanks :)

  53. Linds,
    oil, water, broth, or whatever other liquid you want, really :)

  54. Ann says:

    To the person a few above me who wrote a book:
    It doesn’t sound like you actually read Katie’s post. You wrote that oil has no health benefits, but this is completely not true! Please go back and read Katie’s actual post!

    (Sorry, Katie, to chime in, but I don’t want anyone else reading her comment and getting the wrong idea. Like you said, some added oil in a diet is very healthy!)

    1. Melissa says:

      Hrm. There is actually nothing wrong in her post, IMO. There might be some nutrients in processed oils but not much. Compare the nutrition of a walnut vs. walnut oil, coconut vs. coconut oil, olives vs olive oil, etc. The whole foods have so much more to offer. Its sort of like processed grains vs whole grains, IMO. Whole plant based foods, with their natural oils intact, are the most nutritious choices. :)

      Processed oils don’t provide high micro or macronutrients, no fiber, etc. They give a good source of lipids and some vitamins but not much else, really. They can help you better process some vitamins/nutrients in the rest of your food (fat soluble vitamins and such) but that’s also true of whole food based fats. Plus, whole food based fats have the added benefit of being more satiating, in my experience.

      Eating whole foods that contain healthy fats rather than using added oils is a perfectly healthy, reasonable way to eat. If someone wants to avoid added oils in favor of nuts/seeds/avocados, etc. than that’s not an issue. If someone wants to use oils, that’s also not an issue. To each their own.

      Oil really isn’t necessary in a healthy diet. FAT is but you can get that from whole foods rather than processed oils if you choose. See Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat Right America stuff or the Engine 2 diet by Rip Esselstein for more on it. It’s a valid point and diet choice.

      As long as someone isn’t suggest NO dietary fat at all(!) I think we’re all in agreement. Fat is necessary. Good fats come in a variety of forms. Eat the ones you feel best about. :) I prefer to avoid processed oils and eat my fat whole instead of drizzling it. :) More bang for my caloric buck.

  55. Marianne says:

    Not sure where one of the commentors got the idea that oils have no nutrients/health benefits, but whatever…

    I always use oils in recipes that call for oils. I may modify the amounts, but it’ll still be in there. I stirfry with oils, sautee with oils, roast with oils. To me, the dishes just aren’t the same, and the oils not only add flavour, but they help you absorb some of the nutrients there as well. Obviously I’m not sitting at home doing olive oil shots or anything, but a tbsp of oil in a stirfry that feeds 4 people is nothing to worry about.

  56. Laura says:

    I’m a little late to the game, as per usual but wanted to say how much I agree with what you said, Katie- oils can be good for you- noone has yet mentioned it here, but you actually need some kind of oil/fat intake in each meal for your intestinal epithelial cells to take up fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E etc) and other micronutrients- e.g. also the lycopene from tomatoes+ vitA from carrots. You definitely need fat in your diet- to synthesise your steroid hormones (like your sex hormones and one needed to for kidney functioning), also for your cell membranes, e.g proper nerve transmission. So they’re not exactly ’empty calories’, I guess in a scientific kind of viewpoint. Some even have added bonuses e.g. antioxidants such as polyphenols in less refined olive oils, and γ-oryzanol in rice bran oil- most also have lots and lots of vitE. Yes some can partially oxidise when heated above their smoking point, so if someone is worried about that- check the smoke point and go for more refined olive oils, avocado oil, rice bran oil, safflower oil etc- and of course never, never cook with flax or hemp oils- which oxidise really easily to carcinogenic byproducts. Ask anyone who fell into the 1990’s low fat diet trap and they- including me- will tell you how unhappy+unhealthy they were, despite ending up, like you said, eating more! I don’t think I could ever try olive oil on ice cream like they do in Italy though- could you?! You have such a great head on your shoulders- I read somewhere yesterday a post warning people about pseudoscience which seems to be everywhere nowadays! Sorry for writing such a novel, please remove it if you want, I’ve got my revision head on at the moment so am spouting all sorts of sciencey gobbledeegook!

  57. Laura,

    Remove it?! Are you kidding?? I absolutely LOVED your long comment. It was so spot-on and well-written! I enjoyed reading every word, so thank you for taking the time to write it.

    Haha I hadn’t ever heard of pouring olive oil on ice cream before. Now I’m intrigued… I tried putting coconut oil in a pudding the other day, and it turned hard and gross… so maybe I should try olive oil! There *is* a gelato place around here that sometimes has a flavor called “olive oil and pepper” but it isn’t vegan. Honestly, I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to try it even if it were vegan! 😉

  58. Angela MD says:

    Hi Katie–love the site. A patient recently asked me about oils in baking and I came to your site as a reference. I love the coconut, walnut etc oils but my main concern is the canola oil—I read that it is a rapeseed oil that can affect your mitochondria –eventually leading to respiratory issues —do you know much about this? I would appreciate any advice on baking oils etc–many of my patients in the program are trying your recipes!!! And loving them, I might add.

    1. I hadn’t heard about that, but to be honest I usually use coconut oil when I’m baking… just because I love it so much :).

  59. trajayjay says:

    In my opinion, oil is like fruit juice. Oil is just one substance, and fruit juice is just another mono-substance. I think it’s better to eat nuts, avocadoes, and olives rather than their oils because the whole foods have more vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients, whereas the oil really only has a lot of vitamin e. The same thing for fruit juice. Now, I won’t shy away from a little olive oil to lubricate my pan, or to flavor, but I don’t go out of my way to use it.

  60. Kate says:

    WHATTTT??? oil is amazing! why would anyone want to NOT use oil? not only does is make things taste yummy it also is good for you in some way or something. idk thats what my mom preaches. fat DOES NOT make you fat! carbs and sugar do that! (unless of course we are talking about transfat)

  61. anita hall says:

    I have a name!! Zesty Zucchini Coins> If you like it… it’s yours :)

  62. Chiara says:

    Hi Katie! I am from Italy and here we use lots of olive oil,specially raw,anyway my mummy makes zucchini with lots of other spices,but this is not really common, we call them zucchine trifolate. I am trying to get vegetarian so i usually eat them with an homemade chickpea patty (i will post the recipe on my blog soon),kisses and hugs from italy!
    Chiara, 12 years old,a City near Milan.