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

5 Recipes for a Festive Spread of Holiday Appetizers

Holiday appetizers don’t have to be complicated to be impressively full of flavor! These recipes all either have components that can be made ahead or will last for a few days, so feel free to make a big batch and have these snacks on hand for last minute guests and cocktail parties. Warm olives and spiced nuts … Read more

An Olive Oil Holiday Menu | Blogger Edition

We are constantly humbled and inspired by the wonderful community of food writers, recipe developers, and bloggers that use and love our olive oil! During the holiday season especially, sometimes we find ourselves wanting to cook to impress and seek out special recipes, and sometimes we just need a simple dish that we can get on the table … Read more

Crafting a Holiday Menu and Seasonal Tabletop

The holidays are an incredibly special time of year, and they always motivate us to put a bit more care into preparing delicious and comforting foods to treat our family, friends, and loved ones. One of our favorite ways to acknowledge the season of giving and togetherness is to host get-togethers; what better opportunity than … Read more

Quick & Easy Veggie Recipe: African Squash & Chickpea Stew

We’ve been sticking with our New Year’s resolution of putting one or more vegetarian meals on the dinner table every week. That’s because of the research showing the benefits of a plant-based diet. This spicey vegetarian stew meshes squarely with our regimen. (Click hear to see featured recipe.) It’s an African squash stew loaded with healthy ingredients: … Read more

A Garlic White Bean Dip That Uses A Whole Head Of Roasted Garlic

We’ve noticed we’ve got something very much in common with our Facebook fans (in addition, of course, to a love for good extra virgin olive oil): We both have a big hankering for beans – or, as they’re also called, legumes. Bean soups are especially popular on our own dinner table – and on our Facebook … Read more

A Moroccan Vegetable Stew From The Famed Moosewood Restaurant

Paula Wolfert’s cookbooks have influenced the finest restaurants and home kitchens alike in this country. The famed culinary anthropologist’s food writing, which goes back four decades, helped introduce readers here to dishes like foie gras, preserved lemons, and truffles. The Moroccan vegetable stew featured here bears Paula’s mark. (Click here to see the recipe.) “Colorful, aromatic, … Read more

Cannellini Beans Topped With Braised Kale and Garlic Breadcrumbs

Cannellini beans hail from Italy. We love their slightly nutty flavor. The dish here marries them with another “superfood” – kale. The kale – which is braised – and beans, in turn, are topped with crunchy garlic breadcrumbs and a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil. (Click here to see the recipe.) “Needless to … Read more

A Sweet And Tangy Kale Slaw From The Famed Moosewood Restaurant

The famed Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, N.Y., celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The natural foods eatery has generated a dozen cookbooks. Dishes like the colorful kale slaw featured here have kept Moosewood going through the decades. (Click here to see the recipe.) This fresh vegetarian dish – which can be pulled together in about … Read more

Match Made in Heaven – Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

During fall, root vegetables and extra virgin olive oil are a natural match. Simple. Flavorful. Easy to prepare. Just toss the root veggies – sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beets – with extra virgin olive oil and oven-roast until nicely caramelized. Done!  (Click here to see the recipe.) The root vegetable recipe here appears in Colorado … Read more

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