Reach in your cabinet and make your own homemade cooking spray. Here are a few ways to make it at home.
Step 1: Fill bottle Fill the spray bottle with olive oil or vegetable oil and use it as a nonstick spray for cookware that has nonstick coating.
Step 2: Mix ingredients Mix together equal parts liquid lecithin and vegetable oil and pour it into a spray bottle. Shake well, and use it to prevent food from sticking to pots and pans whose surfaces have no nonstick coating, like enamel, copper, and stainless steel cookware.
TIP: Lecithin can be purchased at health food stores.
Step 3: Mix Beat together equal parts vegetable oil, vegetable shortening, and flour with a whisk until smooth. Refrigerate the mixture in an airtight container, stir it well before using, and use the pastry brush to coat pans when you are ready to bake.
FACT: Extra virgin olive oil is the purest oil and contains the highest monounsaturated fat content.