I rarely cook with oil, but when I do, I use olive oil for low-temperature cooki…

I rarely cook with oil, but when I do, I use olive oil for low-temperature cooking and 🥥 oil for higher temperature cooking because it is more stable. 🌴Palm and palm kernel oil {sustainable sources preferably} are good alternatives for high-temperature cooking if you use them. Clarified butter (ghee) is another good choice if your diet is not plant-exclusive.
If you cook with oils regularly, it is best to avoid oils from corn 🌽, sunflower🌻, and safflower because they produce high levels of toxic compounds {e.g. aldehydes} that are associated with several chronic diseases. ⚠You should never cook with flaxseed, walnut or chia seed oils because they have low smoke points, and therefore oxidise and release harmful molecules when heated. 👉🏾It is best to incorporate them into salad 🥗 dressings or drizzle them over your food. ~
Lunch today was this cannellini bean stew with pan-fried asparagus, broccoli and chestnut mushrooms. The recipe for the stew is straightforward and serves two.
🌿240g cooked cannellini beans
🌿2 tablespoons tomato paste
🌿1 large shallot, finely chopped
🌿2 small garlic cloves, finely minced or crushed
🌿1 teaspoon dried thyme 🌿 200ml vegetable broth
🌿½ teaspoon chilli powder 🌿1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
✨Heat a little splash of water or olive oil in a medium saucepan then fry shallots until translucent. ✨Add the garlic, fry for around half a minute then add tomato paste and thyme. Fry for 5 minutes, adding small splashes of water if the pan gets too dry. ✨ Add the beans, vegetable broth and chilli powder. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down and cook on a simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, if needed. ✨Take the pan off the heat, spoon the beans into a plate and serve with the pan-fried vegetables. Garnish with fresh parsley and some chilli flakes if you want a spice 🌶 kick.



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