Blog: Holiday Cooking

  • How to Season Tomatoes

    How to Season Tomatoes

    Here’s the perfect seasoning for tomatoes fresh from the garden. Mix three parts extra virgin olive oil with one part sherry vinegar, then add some chopped almonds and a pinch of oregano (or your favorite herbs).  Serve fresh tomatoes as a side for meat or fish! They’re low in calories and rich in vitamin C, […]

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    November 29, 2023
  • Vegetarian Thanksgiving Appetizers

    Vegetarian Thanksgiving Appetizers

    Before digging into the turkey, what could be better to get the ball rolling than a series of delicious and healthy appetizers that will remind us why we love Thanksgiving. Bon appetit!   Olive Tapenade: blend some green olives with a splash of extra-virgin olive oil, a teaspoon of vinegar and your favorite herbs. Now you’ve […]

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    November 22, 2022
  • Vegetarian appetizers

    Vegetarian Christmas Appetizers

    There’s more to appetizers than smoked salmon canapés, Spanish ham and gourmet cheese. How about a tasty selection of vegetarian snacks? Here are some ideas to get you going:  Avocado and cherry tomato skewers. Quick, easy and impressive animal-free protein.  Chicory boats with radishes, tomato and cucumber. Cut the ingredients for the filling into small pieces, drizzle […]

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    December 20, 2021
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    Tips for the Scariest Halloween Ever

    On Halloween, anything and everything goes. And you can use scary food for an extra dose of fright – before eating it yourself, of course! Follow these simple tips for a deliciously creepy Halloween.  Cut out a spooky face, with ghastly eyes and mouth, from a thin slice of cheese. Serve it on top of […]

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    October 27, 2021
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    Start the Day on the Right Foot

    Happy World Food Day! Here are three tasty breakfast options to celebrate in style.  Chocolate galore! Stir a couple of teaspoonfuls of pure cocoa powder into a glass of very cold walnut milk. Next, drizzle some STAR extra-virgin olive oil over a slice of toasted whole grain bread and add some avocado and Parmesan shavings. It […]

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    October 13, 2021
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    Three ideas for a laugh on April Fool’s Day

    Laughing and eating are two of life’s great pleasures. Why not combine them with these food-based pranks guaranteed to surprise everyone on April’s Fools Day?  A fake fried egg How about delighting your loved ones with a special fried egg breakfast? Make them using Greek yogurt or cream cheese and apricot (it’s breakfast all the same, just not […]

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    March 29, 2021
  • Holiday Dessert

    Ideas for the Perfect Holiday Dessert

    Running out of ideas for holiday desserts? Try these original recipes.  Ice cream made from walnut milk. Serve your chocolate cake with a scoop of healthy, sophisticated homemade walnut milk ice cream. You can make it and freeze it in a flash.  Bread with olive oil, salt and chocolate. Simple, yet irresistible. These four ingredients go together […]

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    December 24, 2020
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    Get ready for the festive season

    Don’t leave it all to the last minute! Start stocking up now before the shops get busy and then you’ll only have fresh food left to buy. Save time and avoid unnecessary stress by adding these essential products to your shopping list today: Extra-virgin olive oil. For salads, cooking, in a small bowl together with […]

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    December 10, 2020

    Healthy and scary recipes for Halloween

    Looking for scary recipes for your Halloween table? Here are some terrifyingly delicious dishes: Pumpkin with guacamole. Hollow out the pumpkin in time-honoured fashion (if you’re feeling lazy, just buy a round pumpkin and draw a scary mouth and eyes on it with a marker pen, although, be warned, the effect really isn’t the same). […]

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    October 21, 2020
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    Essential Easter Ingredients

    Some ingredients are essential throughout the year, but during Easter even more. Extra virgin olive oil In sauces, in vinaigrette, on bread… This miraculous liquid will brighten up any dish and is essential in numerous Easter recipes, from roasted lamb to glazed ham or side dishes with potatoes or seasonal vegetables creams (try wild asparagus, […]

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    April 9, 2019
  • How to Throw a Cinco de Mayo Party

    We’re big fans of Mexico and we love Mexican dinner parties, so how about throwing one of our own? Here’s how: design a red, white and green color scheme (keep it classy rather than tacky), put together a Ricardo Arjona playlist and draw up a simple but impressive menu (don’t forget tacos and guacamole). Órale! […]

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    May 2, 2018
  • Seasonal Fruits & Veggies to Enjoy this Fall

    Fall is such an exciting time of the year. Apart from Halloween costumes and hay rides, the autumn season also brings a bountiful harvest of healthy and delicious produce, ranging from squash and sweet potatoes to apples and pears. Check out our chart to see what produce is in season!   Try some of our recipes […]

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    October 10, 2017