Oil pulling is a time tested practice in which a cold pressed oil is swished around in the mouth each morning for up to 20 minutes. I know what you're thinking... EW!! But truly, once you get over the icky-ness of it all and start feeling the numerous benefits, it feels quite wonderful. The practice of oil pulling comes from traditional Indian Medicine (aka Ayurveda) - it is a classic remedy that has been used for oral health issues, full-body immunity, and building strong gums and teeth for thousands of years.
Baking with olive oil may not have ever even crossed your mind, but it truly does make a world of difference in your baked goods. I love to bake with extra virgin olive oil, not only because of the added health benefits, but because of the rich, buttery flavor it adds to each tasty treat that comes out of my kitchen.
When you think about it, olive oil is basically fresh-squeezed juice.
That means it's perishable and unlike wine, it doesn't get better with age. The fresher it is, the better it tastes, and the better it is for you! Consuming it regularly not only makes for a healthy diet but also ensures that you're getting the most out of your bottle of oil.
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.
Staring at a bottle of olive oil in your pantry wondering how to use it? Want to incorporate the heart-healthy fat into your diet but don't know where to start? Well, we're here to help you use this delicious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed oil more often...maybe even everyday!
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.
At this point, most of us know how important it is to be using extra virgin olive oil in our daily lives. What many of us don't know is that we can be extra generous and share the goodness with our non-human best friends.
Extra virgin olive oil has not only been proven to have health benefits for humans, but also for our canine and feline friends. So is olive oil good for dogs, or other pets? Check out the 5 proven reasons below!
Ah, the Grilled Cheese. Undoubtedly one of the most delicious sandwiches in existence. You can't go wrong with gooey cheese melted between two pieces of crunchy, toasted bread.
Although it's easy to make, down right tasty and a staple for young and old alike, it's not the healthiest meal option. Can you make it healthier? You betcha. It's as simple and choosing the right ingredients and I'm here to tell you how.
Mmm garlic... If you're like me, garlic is a necessity for almost every home cooked meal. I can always find at least one thing to add that sharp, pungent flavor to.
Needless to say, I love garlic. So, lucky for me Queen Creek Olive Mill has a LIFE CHANGING Roasted Garlic Olive Oil. After I purchased my first bottle, I was hooked and my kitchen has never been without it since.
Hold on to your seat, this ride is about to get garlicky.
If you haven't noticed, Summer is here. Along with the long sunny days spent by the pool, comes those inevitable sunburns. Even if you do use protection, a pesky burn may occur. And man, can it HURT.
When it comes to soothing your scorched skin, natural solutions are best. You want to stay away from additives or chemicals found in creams or lotions - your skin has been through enough! Lucky for you, these natural remedies can be whipped up with ingredients most likely found in your pantry.