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Our Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

Posted by Sydney Rea on Dec 13, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Photo courtesy of With Two Spoons

Brace yourself for a sweet, sweet post. 

Why? We're giving you our roundup of our favorite holiday cookie recipes to make this time of year. Something about the holiday season makes it totally acceptable to eat delicious, colorful, chewy cookies all month long...or is that just me? 

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Tags: Recipes

How to Make an Antipasto Board

Posted by Sydney Rea on Dec 6, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Who loves a good antipasto board? The flawlessly rolled prosciutto, the perfect wedge of cheese, the way every tiny bite of food harmoniously works together - it's a work of art, really. 

I frequently order these at restaurants, but when it comes to recreating this food masterpiece at home, I get a bit discouraged. 

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Tags: Recipes, Tips and Tricks, DIY

Why Santa Loves Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Nov 29, 2017 3:00:00 PM

When it comes to gifts, sometimes Santa plays favorites. He's a pretty busy guy so he needs a go-to present that checks all the boxes. What is it, you ask? Olive oil. 

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Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Posted by Sydney Rea on Nov 22, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Not every dish needs to be time-consuming and complicated this Thanksgiving.

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Tags: Recipes

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Rice Stuffing

Posted by Sydney Rea on Nov 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

I went gluten-free around Thanksgiving last year. It was challenging to say the least.

I'd like to say I've gotten more creative over my gluten-free year, replacing bread with toasted sliced sweet potato and using cauliflower crust for my margarita pizzas. As we've seen by numerous recipe videos, cauliflower can easily be used to replace bread so with the holidays quickly approaching, I was determined to create gluten-free recipe options. 

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Tags: Recipes

Italian Chopped Salad with Harvest Vinaigrette

Posted by Sydney Rea on Oct 18, 2017 3:00:00 PM

 

Who doesn't love a chopped salad? I crave this hearty, substantial salad any time of the year. Each ingredient plays a crucial role - the garbanzo beans, the Kalamata olives, the feta... Mmm

In my opinion, the dressing is the one thing you can play around with. Seeing as I'm making it a priority to try to eat with the changing seasons, I decided to put an Autumn twist on this traditional favorite.

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Tags: Recipes

5 Hearty Salads From One Lovely Life

Posted by Sydney Rea on Oct 4, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Photo Credit: One Lovely Life

In this special post, we're showcasing one of our favorite local bloggers and olive oil ambassadors, Emily Dixon, of One Lovely Life.

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Tags: Recipes, Olive Mill Updates

Balsamic Marinade Recipe

Posted by Sydney Rea on Sep 13, 2017 4:00:00 PM

The taste, the punch, the twang....this simple marinade has it all! It's so good, you'll be tempted to eat it with a spoon.

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Tags: Recipes, Tips and Tricks

How To Roast Garlic

Posted by Sydney Rea on Sep 6, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Oh, how I love roasted garlic. I'm talking about the golden brown, melt-in-your-mouth garlic. The easily spreadable, perfect addition to just about anything garlic. It's an essential ingredient in most of my dishes and for good reason. 

When roasted, the sharp flavor of raw garlic mellows; it transforms into something different altogether. The caramelized cloves will slip right out of its papery skin and be ready to use as you wish!

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Tags: Recipes, EVOO 101

Tips for Cooking with Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Aug 30, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Bake, fry, drizzle, saut√©... you can do it all!  Extra virgin olive oil is our kitchen's most versatile, flavorful and healthful ingredient. Many of you have been asking how to incorporate more olive oil into your daily life. So we wanted to share all the creative ways we use it!

Why do we use olive oil in every dish? It's an easy and delicious way to enhance and build flavors, and to add body and depth...not to mention all the health benefits it so graciously provides.

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Tags: EVOO 101, FAQs

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