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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Ingredients Glossary > Glossary > grapeseed oil

Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and whole foods ingredients are sometimes confusing. Everyone knows what carrots are.  But what about arrowroot starch, coconut oil, umeboshi vinegar, or miso?  Here is a growing glossary of ingredients that may be slightly off the beaten path. 

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Grapeseed Oil

Oil derived from the seed of wine grapes.  It has light, nutty flavor, and is delicious in salad dressings.  It also has a higher smoke point than olive oil, so it is an excellent choice for sauteeing and frying.  It also makes an excellent replacement for melted butter in baked goods. I like La Tourangelle brand.