• Recipe: Make summer salad dressing with EVOO

    Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is by far my favorite salad dressing of the summer. It goes well with just about any salad combination; I recommend tossing the salad with mixed greens, strawberries, pecans, shaved shallots, goat cheese, and a little grilled chicken — yum! LEMON POPPY SEED VINAIGRETTE It makes 1 1/2 cups. Ingredients 1/4 […]

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  • Olive oil chocolate mousse

    Recipe: Olive oil chocolate mousse

    Unlike mousses made with cream it has a chewy, nougaty texture. Serves: 4-6 INGREDIENTS 150g good quality dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa solids if possible) 1/2 cup sweet nutty extra virgin olive oil 4 eggs, separated 125g caster sugar 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur Pinch of salt METHOD 1. Melt the chocolate […]

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  • Summer Recipe: Grilled chicken & peach salad with EVOO, black olives & basil vinaigrette

    Remember that medium heat is best, and as an extra hedge against peaches overcooking and turning mushy, choose fruit that’s a day or two away from being perfectly ripe. Ingredients: Salt and ground black pepper 3 tablespoons sugar 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, 6 to 8 ounces each, trimmed 1½ tablespoons white balsamic vinegar […]

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  • Exclusive recipe: Black olive tapenade toasts with anchovy, capers and EVOO

    SERVES 6 Ingredients: 450g (1lb) pitted black olives 6 anchovy fillets in oil 1 clove garlic, crushed to a cream 2 tsp capers, drained of brine or rinsed of salt salt and pepper zest of 2 lemons, finely grated 1 small chilli, finely chopped 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp chopped parsley, chives […]

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  • Recipes: Easy breakfast Granola & medley of roasted summer veggies with extra virgin olive oil

    Chunky maple cinnamon granola is an easy choice for snacks or a topping for yogurt. I recommend old-fashioned oats because they’re larger and bake up nicely. Be careful when breaking apart. Mix together the following Ingredients: 4 cups old-fashioned oats About 1 to 1-1/2 cups favorite nuts, chopped coarsely if necessary 1 cup seeds: Try […]

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  • Recipe: Rustic tomato soup with olive oil & bread

    This deep-flavored soup originates from Andalucía in southern Spain and is served cold, spiked with cumin and sherry vinegar. Ingredients 1 tsp cumin seeds 200g sourdough bread, crusts removed, torn into chunks 1kg very ripe tomatoes 2 fat garlic cloves 2 flame-roasted red peppers, peeled and deseeded (from a jar is fine) 1 tbsp sherry […]

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  • Recipes: Summer Salads with extra virgin olive oil & olives

    Summer salads have everything going for them. They are fresh, packed with extra virgin olive oil flavor and have contrasting textures. Bursting with colors, they are quick to toss together, easily portable and a great team player at any summer cookout, party or reunion. So savor summer with salads made with vegetables, greens, pasta, grains […]

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  • RECIPE: Stuffed jalapeno cheddar burgers

    RECIPE: Stuffed jalapeno cheddar burgers with Olive Oil

    This recipe is a delicious twist on a classic American food. And what’s better than biting into a burger stuffed with savory fillings? You’ll need: -28 oz lean turkey or beef (not extra lean) -2 tablespoons finely minced onion -salt & pepper to taste -4 tablespoons cream cheese -2 oz. shredded cheddar cheese -¼ teaspoon […]

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  • Swordfish Poached in Olive Oil with Broccoli Rabe Pesto

    Recipe: Swordfish Poached in Olive Oil with Broccoli Rabe Pesto

    I first had oil-poached fish in Napa Valley and loved the way this cooking method kept the fish so moist; you can’t really dry it out. You could prepare halibut or just about any other mild white fish this way. Be sure to use a mix of olive oil and vegetable oils to poach the […]

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  • Rice-based packed lunch ideas with Olive Oil

    Fried rice can broadly be divided into two categories – embellished leftovers and a main event. For rice-based packed lunches, an office microwave is ideal. If your office is unadorned with such technological riches, refrigerate your lunch, but take it out a little while before you eat, so it has time to come to a […]

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  • Simple vinaigrette recipe with EVOO with maximum flavor

    Most people reach for prepared salad dressings because on busy weeknights they just can’t handle the thought of whipping up yet something else. Because after cooking a main course and some sides and tossing together a salad, who has the time and energy to make a dressing? I get it. It’s convenient. But homemade dressings […]

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  • recipe: Olive oil chocolate cupcakes

    For the cupcakes Ingredients: 1 ½ cups all purpose flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup of warm water 1 tbsp white vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp olive oil Method: 1. Preheat oven to 175°C with a rack […]

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  • Olive Oil Raspberry and Sea Salt Brownies

    Recipe: Olive Oil Raspberry and Sea Salt Brownies

    Olive Oil Raspberry and Sea Salt Brownies INGREDIENTS •  ¼ cup Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil •  8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped •  ¾ cup granulated sugar •  2 large eggs •  1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract •  ¼ cup all-purpose flour •  2 teaspoons espresso powder • ¼ teaspoon baking powder • ¼ […]

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  • Recipe: Pizza on the Grill with Caesar Salad and Olive Oil

    For the dough: 1 cup warm water 1 envelope active dry yeast Pinch of sugar 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 1/2–3 cups all-purpose flour 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped For the Caesar dressing: 2 large egg yolks 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves, chopped […]

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  • Recipe: Olives, As You’ve Seldom Seen Them

    A little creativity spices up this Mediterranean stalwart for tasty cocktail nibbles. It’s often said that, as a general rule, most people don’t like change. We like things the way we like them, especially if we have been liking them that way for a long time. That’s especially true with food. Some of us (me!) […]

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