Well I have been totally Vegan for about 3 days now! I mean on my new plan of losing weight enough to get into the little black dress! So that plan includes way way less oil. Especially olive oil! I love olive oil. I have been cooking with a cast iron skillet and I am committed to using a pastry brush. If I take about a total of 1 teaspoon of oil and brush the bottom of the skillet, I find that I can get tofu to turn out like it was fried or sautéed! The cast iron skillet gets really hot and acts like a grill almost. Also with salads I find that black beans and avocados mixed with lemon make a great dressing! I am optimistic about finding things that can replace tons of olive oil! Any ideas?? Please share with me. Another trick I learned from a great macrobiotic chef is to take cilantro and onions and chives and a little water and blend it in a food chopper or blender. This makes a great sauce or dressing that is full of flavor and oil free!!