Butter & Oils

Here are a few ideas to replace butter butteror keep your cooking oils low in salicylates and amines.  For a full rundown on fats and oils that are best for cooking, check out The Food Werewolf Fats and Oils Factsheet here.  For a full list of dairy free alternatives for butter, milk, yoghurt and ice-cream, click here.


  • If vegan or dairy free, replace butter with coconut or olive oil.
  • If sensitive to salicylates and amines, avoid coconut, almond, olive and peanut oil and substitute with canola, sunflower, flaxseed or rice bran oils (but ensure organic or non-GMO).
  • If lactose intolerant, replace butter with ghee for cooking (providing the ghee is made correctly and not just clarified butter).