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    Default Butter vs Margarine vs Light Spreads vs Oils

    What do you use in everyday life? What goes on toast, in cooking recipes or in baking? What do you use and why/how?




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    Butter butter butter! Unsalted. On toast/bread, hot vegetables, frying certain things (like eggs), and baking when that's what is called for.
    Olive oil for salad dressings and light/low frying.
    Veg/canola oil for higher heat frying, or baking when the recipe calls for oil (-though I often use half oil and half applesauce for sweet baking).

    I never ever buy or use margarine.
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    Always butter. I do use a little oil in some of my baking, but for everday use its butter.

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    unsalted butter and Becel margarine made with olive oil for everyday simple stuff. As far as baking or frying Bertolli extra virgin olive oil works well. It's been a while since I used veg/canola oil

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    Butter. At least it is natural.
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    Butter for most cooking/baking/spreading. Veg oil for deep frying and Olive oil for raw.
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    Butter. I haven't bought margarine in years.

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    Coconut oil as a spread on toast, for frying things like eggs, and for baking. Sometimes we buy butter too. I have olive oil on but use it mostly cold in dressings.

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    Dd1 can't have dairy so we use sunflower oil or coconut oil for baking/cooking. She gets coconut oil for toast and we use butter for ours. I used to use margarine but a couple years ago I read that its only a few ingredients short of being plastic so I switched to butter.
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    Margarine for toast, bread items. Butter or vegetable oil for baking.

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    butter for baking and coconut oil for cooking with. Olive oil for drizzling on stuff like pasta and salad..


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    I don't really eat bread products or eat dairy, but when I do eat bread and put something on it, I'd use butter. Mmmm... butter is good. I bake with butter when I'm doing traditional baking. When I'm baking for myself or cooking, I use different oils coconut, olive, avocado, grapeseed, etc. I also did just buy Earth's Balance I think it's called. It's in so many recipes I'm finding, but I haven't used it yet.

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    Butter. I hate margarine but that is what my husband prefers I tend to "forget" to buy it at the store often so he is forced to use a less deadly option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntPetunia View Post
    I don't really eat bread products or eat dairy, but when I do eat bread and put something on it, I'd use butter. Mmmm... butter is good. I bake with butter when I'm doing traditional baking. When I'm baking for myself or cooking, I use different oils coconut, olive, avocado, grapeseed, etc. I also did just buy Earth's Balance I think it's called. It's in so many recipes I'm finding, but I haven't used it yet.
    where do you get avocado and grapeseed oils?

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    You can get grapeseed just about anywhere, either in the Natural foods section or in the oils section. Costco has a big bottle of avocado oil in the same aisle as the EVOO.

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