What Is ‘Healthy Fat’?

The benefits of fat-free diets have been debunked – recent research has revealed that when it comes to maintaining health, the type of fat consumed is much more impactful than the amount of fat. As many of you know, the nutritionist-backed Mediterranean Diet includes many foods with high levels of unsaturated fats, like nuts, fish, … Read more

Summer Grilling | 4 Unexpected Foods to Grill This Summer

Summer is only weeks away! The season of longer days and warm evenings is perfect for cooking and dining outdoors. So fire up the grill and experiment with these unexpected foods that will make for a unique al fresco meal! 1. Grilled Cheeses Grilling cheeses is a total game changer. Spoon on some olive tapenade … Read more

A Healthy Pantry: What Makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil So Good for Us

We at California Olive Ranch invite you to join us in our project to craft a healthier pantry! No surprise here, we always have extra virgin olive oil on hand. It’s an extremely versatile, delicious, and, of course, healthy oil – we use it to sauté, bake, fry, drizzle, roast, dip… the list goes on. But … Read more

Live Simply: The Mediterranean Lifestyle

There are few of us who are still unfamiliar with the varied and conclusive benefits of a Mediterranean Diet. After countless studies touting the healthy benefits (and even money saving perks) of eating as the Greeks and Italians do, it’s become common knowledge. We love that households are sharing more colorful and unprocessed meals than ever before. But, … Read more

Heart Health & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

February is Heart Month so we wanted to shine light on some of the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil as it relates to cardiovascular health. Did you know that heart disease remains the number one cause of death in America? And do you what plays the most critical role in the heart disease … Read more

Pasta w/ White Clam Sauce from Italy’s Puglia Region

A guest post by my colleague Roger Fillion about his summer trip to Italy. It meshes well with our focus this month on Mediterranean cuisine  in our eNewsletter and blogs. Claude S. Weiller Magical things can happen in southern Italy. Our 14-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son actually liked the same pasta: spaghetti with white clam … Read more


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