Tag Archive: olive oil

cake with olive oil, almonds & citrus

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Olive oil is the new fat for a healthier cake! Trade the butter, lard or vegetable oil for olive and you’re on your way to transforming many a cake recipe – add a whack of citrus and almonds, and you’re halfway to Tuscany!

cauliflower cream sauce

Imagine turning a head of cauliflower into a decadent, divine, buttery cream sauce that can be used anywhere you would use a decadent, divine, buttery cream sauce – vegetarian alfredo sauce anyone?

split pea soup with ham (or not)

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Split pea soup is a classic, so simple to put together, is easy on the pocket book and couldn’t be a healthier dish to enjoy as is or load up with heartier fare to turn it into a complete meal!

broccoli pesto

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Pesto is a method made famous by the classic combination of basil, garlic, parmesan, pine nuts & olive oil – by switching up the elements with brothers from another mother – many a vegetable & nut combo can be transformed into a pesto – meet broccoli pesto!

asparagus roasted with garlic & lemon

It’s asparagus season, and if there’s one thing in life worth waiting for – it’s real asparagus from your local farmer, when spring has just sprung – wait – look – spring is sprunging – and with this throw-together in your back pocket, you’ll be eating your local asparagus farmer’s stash right out of house & home!

indian-inspired dip with legumes & spinach

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I just love it when dip becomes dinner and that’s exactly what happens when you start with protein-packed beans, throw in nutrient-packed spinach and lace it with garlic, lemon, cumin & turmeric.

sweet potato gratin with toasted nuts & parmesan

sweet potato gratin with garlic & rosemary

A gratin is a method – so feel free to switch up the root vegetable and the flavours to create a dish to compliment any main you got going!

chickpeas roasted with vinegar & dijon

roasted chickpeas

Roasting chickpeas is another way to enjoy this incredibly healthful bean. So go beyond hummus, flavour them up, toss in a hot oven and roast them to golden crunchy perfection – snack time never tasted so good!

tomato soup roasted italian-style

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Roasting tomatoes before they turn into soup is the only way to make tomato soup – along with a few cloves of garlic, an onion and a little olive oil – you will be enjoying an intense tomato flavour you never thought possible.

banana bread with olive oil, cranberries & chia seeds

banana bread with olive oil dried cranberries & chia seeds

Banana bread is a classic quick bread with so many possibilities! The add-in possibilities are endless as is your choice of flours, fats and sweeteners. So next time you have over-ripe bananas headed for a batch of bread, don’t miss the opportunity to make it memorable!