Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Veggie Sandwiches? Yes!

Have you ever tried Gravenstein White Apple Balsamic paired with Herbs de Provence Ultra Premium Olive Oil?  This amazing combination is terrific for salads, marinades, over fruit or veggies! 
Too delicious for words.......you have to try it drizzled over freshly chopped veggies. See our simple recipe below.

Fresh Veggie Sandwich
Chop 1/2 c. of your favorite fresh veggies (onion, green, orange, red pepper, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, etc.)
Toast one thin slice of whole grain bread
Spread a thin layer of low fat cream cheese on the bread
Top with chopped veggies.
Drizzle on the Herbs de Provence Oil mixed with the Gravenstein Apple Balsamic
A snack or lunch divine (and healthy, too!)
P.S. Gravenstein White Apple Balsamic and Herbs de Provence Ultra Premium Olive Oil available at Oh Olive!

Ready for Pumpkin Stew? It's Amazing!

It's almost pumpkin time and that makes us think of our Pumpkin Stew recipe made with some delicious ultra premium Hojiblanca extra virgin olive oil. It's an awesome Fall dinner. Serve in pumpkins that have been cleaned of seeds and strings.
Pumpkin Stew
¼ c. Ultra Premium Hojiblanca extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 lb skinless, boneless white breast chicken meat
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp Oh Olive Garlic Blend Seasoning
2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp Galena Garlic Smoked Chipotle Paprika
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups 1-in. cubes peeled sugar pumpkin or butternut squash (1 lb)
1/2 lb. fresh green beans, cut in half
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (secret ingredient)
*****Top with sour cream, basil leaves, and a drizzle of Green Chili Olive Oil
• Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Remove chicken and reduce heat to a simmer. Add onion, pepper and garlic; sauté 4 minutes until softened.
• Add 1 1/2 cups broth, the tomatoes, paprika seasoning, and salt. Bring to a boil; add chicken, pumpkin and beans. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 12 minutes or until chicken and pumpkin are tender.
• Meanwhile stir remaining broth, the cornstarch and peanut butter in a bowl until smooth. Add to pot; stir until blended. Cook 2 minutes or until consistency desired.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Want Delicious Veggies? Try this.......

Love those Fall veggies? There's absolutely no easier or quicker way to make them delicious than with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. These veggies were made in 15 minutes in the oven, but you can also grill or stir fry them! Here's what to do:

Wash, clean, and slice the veggies in chunks. Lay them out on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Mix up some Tuscan Herb Ultra Premium Olive Oil and some 18 Year Balsamic. Drizzle over the veggies and bake. Voila! You have a delicious side dish or main served with some brown rice. 

Eat those veggies with olive oil for supreme health benefits (not to mention delicious flavor)! Let us know how you like the recipe!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Acorn Squash with Apple & Cranberries......Sound Yummy? It is!!!!

Looking for a new Fall combination for salads, meat, fish or poultry marinades and veggies? Try our Gravenstein White Apple Balsamic and our Herbs de Provence Ultra Premium Olive Oil! Sure to please the most discriminating palate........here's a favorite recipe with both:
Acorn Squash with Cranberries & Apples
Acorn squash, cut in half, then cleaned, and cut into 1 inch slices.
1 Honey crisp Apples, cut into slices
3 tablespoons dried cranberries
3 tablespoons Gravenstein Apple Balsamic
3 tablespoons Herbs de Provence Olive Oil
Oh Olive Garlic Seasoning 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon to sprinkle
Line a cookie sheet with foil and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the Herbs de Provence olive oil over the foil. Place the squash and apple slices on the sheet. Top with the cranberries. Mix the oil, vinegar, and seasoning in a small dish. Drizzle over the squash, apples, and cranberries, taking care to get some on each piece. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until cooked and browned.
***Note: You can add pecans or other nuts, or leave out the fruit altogether if you desire......very versatile recipe that can be used over chicken, meat, fish or other veggies as well.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Care About Your Heart? Get Your 2-3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil Each Day!

This study was published in the journal Pharmacological Research2.
The study found that people who regularly consume olive oil are much less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, and hyperlipidemia (high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels).
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