Prairie Fare: Is it Time For an Oil Change in Your Recipes?

North Dakota State University’s Julie Garden-Robinson calls for a higher use of oils. She explains that using oils in cooking and baking is a healthier alternative to using shortening or other solid fats. Oils are, however, more likely to become rancid quicker, so she explains that the most effective way to use them is to buy it only in quantities that will be used within a few months. There are different types of oils, but monounsaturated oils are the most heart healthy. She also includes a recipe for a homemade olive oil baed salad dressing.

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