Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

  • Greek Vegetable “Stew” with Olive Oil

    Ingredients:

    4 cups eggplant
    2 cups summer squash
    1 cup chopped onion
    3 cups potatoes
    3 cloves fresh garlic
    1 red bell pepper
    1/2 cup okra
    1 cup fresh tomato
    1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley
    1/3 cup fresh mint
    2 tablespoons fresh oregano
    1/2 cup “Vaoni” Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 cup fresh tomato
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
    1/4 teaspoon each salt and fresh ground pepper
    2 tablespoons water juice of 1/2 lemon

     

     

    1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Dice first 8 ingredients and spread evenly in large roasting pan. Place 1 cup tomato, herbs, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar in blender or food processor and blend to a moderately chunky fresh tomato sauce. Pour sauce over vegetables, add 2 T water to cover vegetables with the sauce. Bake in preheated oven 1 1/2 hours or until vegetables are tender. Squeeze lemon juice over completed dish, stir, and serve.

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    Ingredients: 4 cups eggplant 2 cups summer squash 1 cup chopped onion 3 cups potatoes 3 cloves fresh garlic 1 red bell pepper 1/2 cup okra 1 cup fresh tomato 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley 1/3 cup fresh mint 2 tablespoons fresh oregano 1/2 cup “Vaoni” Extra Virgin... 
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  • A Chinese food giant buys an Italian olive oil maker

    China’s Bright Food Group Co., which bought U.K. breakfast cereal maker Weetabix Food Co. two years ago, said on Tuesday it is acquiring a majority stake in Italian olive oil maker Salov Group, even as it extended a deadline to buy control of an Israeli dairy company.

    The Shanghai-based food company didn’t disclose how much it is paying or the size of the stake it is buying in closely-held Salov, which sells brands such as Sagra and Filippo Berio.

    But the deal comes as the acquisitive state-controlled company extended its deadline to acquire Israeli dairy company Tnuva Food Industries Ltd. to Jan. 5, its second three-month extension of a billion-dollar transaction that was expected to close two months ago. It said the extension was because the Shanghai company has yet to submit all the documents needed to the Chinese regulators vetting the deal.

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    China’s Bright Food Group Co., which bought U.K. breakfast cereal maker Weetabix Food Co. two years ago, said on Tuesday it is acquiring a majority stake in Italian olive oil maker Salov Group, even as it extended a deadline to buy control of an Israeli dairy company. The Shanghai-based... 
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  • Health Benefits of Olive Oil

    Most of us have heard that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good for your health, but what exactly makes it so good for you? EVOO’s number one health claim is that it reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease – which also happens to be the number one cause of death in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration approved a qualified health claim for olive oil indicating a reduced risk of heart disease. The best tasting and unprocessed Extra Virgin Olive Oil provides the most health benefits.

    There are a number of scientific studies that show olive oil can help prevent and treat heart disease. How does it do this, you might wonder? Olive oil actually protects against heart disease by helping to control the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) levels while simultaneously increasing the “good” cholesterol (HDL) levels in the body. Approximately 2 tablespoons of a high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil each day contains high amounts of antioxidants (vitamin E and phenols in particular) which help to lower LDL cholesterol levels and increase anti-oxidant compounds in the blood.

    The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil don’t stop there, however. New positive attributes of EVOO are being discovered regularly. Did you know that it helps boost your immune system, thus protecting against viruses? It’s true! In addition to that, it’s also been found to be very effective in warding off the following diseases:

    High Blood Pressure: In recent studies, systolic & diastolic blood pressure has been lowered thanks to the regular consumption of olive oil.

    Heart Disease: Heart disease is caused by a buildup of cholesterol, but the consumption of olive oil helps to lower these cholesterol levels- thus decreasing one’s risk for heart disease.

    Cancer: There is a phytonutrient, oleocanthal, that is found in olive oil which can reduce inflammation by mimicking the effects of ibuprofen. This has actually been seen to decrease the risk of breast cancer (and its recurrence)! There are currently a few other olive oil components that are being studied for their possible effects on cancer; these components include squalene and lignans.

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    Most of us have heard that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good for your health, but what exactly makes it so good for you? EVOO’s number one health claim is that it reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease – which also happens to be the number one cause of death in the United... 
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