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One Pan Spaghetti Recipe

Posted by Sydney Rea on Feb 14, 2018 3:00:00 PM

The best way to showcase a delicious olive oil? Make it the star of the dish. Take this one pan spaghetti recipe for example. It's the essence of Italian cooking - fresh, simple and freakin' yummy. 

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Is it Safe to Fry with Olive Oil?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jan 24, 2018 3:00:00 PM

What's one thing we're tired of hearing? It's unsafe to cook with olive oil. It isn’t stable and oxidizes when heated, causing harm to the body. While this is true for other oils like canola and vegetable oil, I’m here to put these myths about olive oil to rest.

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Tags: EVOO 101, Health & Quality

Why To Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil On Your Skin

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jan 17, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Did you know the largest and fastest growing organ in our body is our skin? And that what we put on our body (aka our skin) is just as important as what we put IN our body? All of those overly-fragrant lotions and moisturizers with lists of ingredients that you cant pronounce... shocker: THEY AREN'T GOOD FOR YOU!

Enter: Olive Oil. 

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Tags: Feed your Skin

How to Make a Vinaigrette

Posted by Sydney Rea on Dec 20, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Once you taste this, you'll go from buying store bought vinaigrettes to making tastier, healthier dressings at home!

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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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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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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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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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