Our Olive Oil Cornmeal Cake is perfect when you’re looking for something that’s just a little bit different than the usual cake made with a lot of butter. Whenever we can, we like baking with olive oil as a healthier alternative. It not only adds a moist richness to this cake, but it’s also a heart-healthy fat […]
Our Kiwi and Orange Salad has a light, fruity dressing made from natural rice vinegar, fresh orange juice, and extra virgin olive oil. It’s a simple salad with minimal ingredients, but the addition of kiwis turns it into something special. They add an extra sweetness that’s entirely unique to this tropical fruit. While this salad […]
By itself, our avocado toast makes a delicious breakfast or snack. But we like to go a step further and top it with a salad of mixed baby greens dressed in a light vinaigrette. It’s a healthy, plant-based option that’s perfect for brunch or as a starter for a meal.
This is a perfect end of summer salad when cantaloupes and tomatoes are at their peak of ripeness. While it seems like an unusual combination of ingredients, I’ve seen versions of this salad in cookbooks dating back as early as 1918. What I love about this dish is its simplicity, with an emphasis on fresh, […]
Mangos are high in fiber and contain large amounts of vitamin C and beta-carotene. When ripe and juicy, they make a delicious smoothie or fruit sorbet. With a vanilla yogurt base, this creamy mango smoothie gets an added boost of flavor from honey and freshly squeezed orange juice. It’s a perfect way to start the […]
Our spinach pesto has all the vitamins and antioxidants you would expect from this leafy green vegetable plus extra virgin olive oil and walnuts. Just add the fettuccine and a generous squeeze of lemon to each plate to make a quick and nutritious pasta meal.
What makes this green bean salad taste so good is the sweet-tart pickling liquid from the red onions. We marinate thin slices of onions in hot red wine vinegar, sugar, and salt. It’s this simple combination that creates a delicious dressing and brings the whole salad together. The green beans are boiled for 5 to […]
Watermelon gets its bright red color from lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant, so it’s a perfect choice for a healthy beverage. This refreshing drink combines the sweet taste of watermelon with freshly squeezed lemon juice. It’s simple and satisfying, and a great way to use up that last big piece of watermelon taking up room […]
This side dish is made with fresh corn on the cob, either grilled, or cut from the cob and sautéed on top of the stove. We combine it with mayonnaise, Mexican hot sauce, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and cotija cheese. It’s full of flavor and surprisingly easy to make. Tip Remove the husks and […]
Made with extra virgin olive oil, this quick bread not only tastes delicious, but it has the added health benefits associated with olive oil. The blueberries and zucchini have their own list of vitamins and antioxidants as well. It’s easy to make and tastes even better the next day, assuming that there’s any left the next day.