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How to Make Caramelized Onions without Oil

I love caramelized onions. I also love caramelized… ok anything. But I thought I had to give all that up when I started eating healthier a few years ago, cutting out oil among other things. The truth is, when we cut out oil from our diets, we don’t necessarily have to sacrifice anything. We just have to find other ways to do it. So I thought I’d share my method for making delicious, savory, caramelized sweet onions without adding calories from greasy, fatty oil.

“But I use coconut oil! That’s healthier.” Nope. Coconut oil is 90% saturated fat. You’ve seen it when it’s at room temperature, right? It’s solid. You want to eat that? Are you nuts? Some of the vegan cookbooks I’ve read add it to nearly every recipe. That’s pretty much the easiest way to make a healthy vegan recipe into a heart stopper. You might as well eat Crisco out of the can and give up.

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