Blog: Tips

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    A bowling alley… at home!

    Who needs to go to the bowling alley when you can make your own at home? Simply keep all the plastic bottles you use (water, olive oil, drinks, etc.) and turn them into skittles. It couldn’t be simpler! Paint them different colors or give them different numbers. You’ll need ten in total, plus a medium-sized […]

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    April 28, 2020
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    Steamed vegetables only need one extra ingredient: extra-virgin olive oil

    Steaming is a wonderful way to cook almost any vegetable. Since they’re cooked gently, they keep all their goodness and lose none of their tasty appearance. There’s nothing healthier than grabbing a handful of seasonal vegetables—which is when they’re at their best, creating an explosion of flavours and aromas on your plate—putting them in the […]

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    April 20, 2020

    Vegetable soups for kids

    There’s no need to complicate things if you want your children to love simple, tasty vegetable soups. Here are four recipes you can make starting with a dash of mild, extra-lightolive oil and topped off with some homemade baked croutons. Bon appétit! Pumpkin, carrot and leek. A classic. If you like, you can swap the pumpkin […]

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    April 6, 2020

    Top 3 Tips for Vegetarian Pasta

    Chefs love pasta. It goes with almost anything and can be easily adapted to fit your every need — vegetarians included. Here are some tips for creating delicious meatless dishes with penne, fusilli, farfalle, spaghetti and the like. Use Vegetables That Are in Season Peas, asparagus, zucchini, broad beans, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, etc. The trick is to […]

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    May 8, 2019
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    Roasted Garlic Oil Dishes

    The unmistakable hint of garlic in Star Roasted Garlic olive oil will turn some of your recipes into unforgettable dishes. Here are some suggestions: Roasted Meat It’s high time you added a dash of this olive oil to your turkey, chicken, lamb or beef. It also works wonders with fish. Vinaigrette If you’re someone who likes […]

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    April 17, 2019
  • Simple, Nutty Vinaigrette

    So, you’ve opened the fridge and found a lettuce, tomatoes, some goat cheese and maybe some radishes and a carrot or two. Well, you’re in luck! All you need now is a simple nutty vinaigrette to create a delicious, nutritional salad. If you fancy throwing in some cold pasta, go right ahead! Recipe Simply mix […]

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    April 3, 2019
  • The Most Popular Italian Pasta Dish

    The average person may struggle to decide which pasta is their favorite, but in Italy there is no doubt. They can’t resist spaghetti with tomato sauce. At the heart of Italian cuisine is something appreciated by cooks all over the world — its simplicity. With just five ingredients, this recipe can conjure up the magic of an Italian home. Ingredients First […]

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    March 21, 2019

    Valentine’s Day Snacks

    Fancy surprising your partner on Saint Valentine Day this year? How about a bottle of champagne and snacks to usher in an unforgettable night? Here are some ideas for some suitably spicy snacks—the rest is up to you… Mediterranean Brochettes Make a tasty brochette by spearing a cherry tomato, mozzarella ball, basil leaf and anchovy-stuffed […]

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    February 13, 2019
  • A Quick and Easy Tip for a Great Soup

    There’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup in winter. It’s a great staple recipe for a light supper or hot lunch and you can add practically anything. A simple trick is to let it cool once you’ve made it; that way, the fat used to fry the vegetables or released by other ingredients can […]

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    February 5, 2019
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    The Perfect Garnish: Nuts and Vegetables

    Want to liven up your meat or fish dishes with something other than the same old salad, potatoes or rice? How about a fun, colorful and nutritional combination of vegetables and nuts? Read on… Spinach sauteed with raisins and pine nuts makes a mouthwatering garnish. For meat dishes, go for some char-grilled red peppers drizzled […]

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    January 16, 2019
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    Light Dinners to Help You Survive Christmas

    Lights dinners offer a healthy salvation from the avalanche of food coming your way over Christmas and New Year. Since you’re likely to be rushed off your feet at this time of year, here are three light and healthy ideas to get you started. Crudités with hummus You can’t go wrong with crudités: crisp, fresh […]

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    December 19, 2018
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    CALLING ALL RUNNERS! Have you heard about apple cider vinegar?

    Apple cider vinegar is an almost magical potion for sports enthusiasts in general and runners in particular. A small bottle of this elixir is packed with so many health benefits that you should carry one with you wherever you go. Read on to learn more about all that this magical liquid can do for you. […]

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    November 29, 2018