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Mastering Oil-Free Dry Browning

As an oil-free plant-based cooking instructor, the number one question I get from experienced cooks and chefs is, "How can you possibly brown onions or mushrooms without oil?" After I teach them my simple Dry Browning Technique, they are amazed, but most still think the flavor will be missing without the addition of oil.  After tasting a sample, they are surprise the flavor is not in the oil, but in the caramelizing and browning of the onions or mushrooms.  Many of my savory recipes start with this flavor enhancing technique.  With practice you will be able to work with higher heat, caramelizing and browning to deeper golden tones, in less time, just like you see in this technique video.  Once you master this flavor-infusing technique, your oil-free plant-based dishes will have richer and heartier flavor profiles. 

When browning mushrooms, use the same technique.  Mushrooms tend to release moisture before browning.  Allow the moisture to cook away, and then the browning will begin.  Once the mushrooms are golden they will release from the pan.  Deglaze the pan the same way as in the video, releasing the browning from the bottom of the pan back onto the mushrooms.  Most recipes that include browning of mushrooms include onions, and these can be browned simultaneously.  When a recipe calls for onions and garlic, allow the onions to brown before adding fresh garlic to the pan.  When garlic is browned it can taste bitter and ruin a dish.  My recipes will have you brown onions first, adding garlic later to eliminate the bitter flavor. 

You can practice my Dry Browning Technique on this week's premium recipe for German Potato Salad.  Let's see how golden brown you can get your onions.  Share a picture of your caramelized onions in our Support Group, Protective Diet Living.  I want you to master this simple flavor-infusing oil-free cooking technique this week.
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Julie Marie Christensen is the Creator and Recipe Developer of the Protective Diet, Director and Educator at Protective Diet-Ed, Television Chef on Health Local, Cooking Instructor for Humana, Public Speaker, Creator of The Protective Diet 30 Day Whole Food Detox &Taste Bud Reprogramming and host of The Protective Mind & Body Retreat.  Her creation of the Protective Diet has guided thousands of students to reverse disease and reach their ideal body weight.  Julie specializes in eliminating obesity and food addictions with her innovative, original, oil, sugar, nut and additive free plant based recipes along with PD-Ed.  PD-Ed is a live, interactive, weekly, webcast to make adopting this diet and lifestyle affordable, rewarding and sustainable

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