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Valentine's Day Menus

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We've put together perfect Valentine's Day menus featuring balsamics & oils everyone will love!

For the Meat Lover....

Start with crostinis topped with tomatoes and whipped feta. 

Move on to Grilled Rib-eye glazed in pomegranate balsamic and topped with homemade chimichurri sauce. Pair with a simple arugula salad and truffled mashed potatoes

For dessert, indulge in a simple sundae topped with strawberries marinated in chocolate balsamic vinegar. 

For the Veggie Lover....

Start with a light grapefruit & spinach salad dressed with green limonato oil.

For your main course enjoy spinach-stuffed portobello mushrooms paired with a bulgur salad packed with mediterranean veggies. 

Finish the evening with a refreshing strawberry granita or decadent balsamic truffles.

For Maximum Romance...

Start off with a light arugula saladbacon wrapped dates

For the main course, enjoy decadent polenta topped with caramelized mushrooms along with lemon garlic scallops

Top off the meal with wine poached pears and cinnamon mascarpone. 

Mozzarella Fresca Marinated in Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Rosemary

The mozzarella pictured is homemade but you can use any good quality, store bought mozzarella fresca for this recipe. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup Mild-Medium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (we love using Private Reserve, Picual, or Hojiblanca)1 pound of bocconcini mozzarella fresca, drained1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon hot red chili flakes (optional)2" sprig fresh rosemary, bruised to [...]

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EVOO Peanut Butter

Ingredients: 2 Cups roasted, unsalted peanuts1/2 tsp. salt (optional)1 Tbs. granulated sugar (optional)1/4 cup of High Polyphenol extra virgin olive oil (think Chetoui, Picual, Frantoio or Leccino) Directions:Place the peanuts in the jar of your blender. Add the salt and sugar if using. Pour the olive oil over the peanuts and wait 30 seconds until [...]

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Goat Cheese Ravioli with Mushroom & Sage Cream Sauce

For The Pasta Dough 2 cups all purpose flour3 large, fresh eggsFilling 8 oz. fresh goat cheese1 large egg1 teaspoon saltFresh ground pepper Sauce 1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup white wine2 tablespoons of Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsleySea salt and fresh cracked pepper to tasteDirections Don't have time [...]

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Tea Rose Olive Oil Ice Cream

This sweet treat showcases our newest oil - Tea Rose! Floral and delicate, this oil is delightfully sweet and perfect for desserts.MAKES: Approx. 1 QuartPREP TIME: 15 minsTOTAL TIME: 2 hrs 15 mins273 CALORIESIngredients3 cups half & half1 cup granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon salt2 Tablespoons Vodka (optional - helps mitigate iciness)4 large egg yolks1 cup heavy [...]

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Let your fruit shine! Dress your fruit salad with White Balsamic!

Fruit salad is often drowned in thick, super-sweet, dairy based dressings. Besides not being friendly to the dairy-free people in our life, these dressings don't often let the fruit shine through as the star of the dish. Skip out on the thick creamy dressing next time, and simply dress your fruit salad with a splash of [...]

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Lemon Sea Salt Sundaes

Adapted from "Olive Oil, Lemon & Sea Salt Sundaes" recipe from https://www.thekitchn.com/ Photo Credit: Sara Kate Gillingham-RyanSERVES: 4TOTAL TIME: 5 mins200 CALORIESIngredients:1 pint of high quality vanilla ice cream2 tablespoons of fruity extra virgin olive oil (Manzanillo, Coratina etc.)Zest from 1 lemon1/4 teaspoon of coarse, flakey sea saltDirections:Place one scoop of ice cream in the bottom [...]

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Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Adapted from Melissa Stadler's "Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake" recipe from Modern Honey.SERVES: 8PREP TIME: 15 minsCOOK TIME: 24 minsTOTAL TIME: 39  minsIngredients:For the Cake: 1 cup Lemon Olive Oil3 Eggs1⅓ cup Whole Milk2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Zest2 Cups Sugar2 Cups Flour1 teaspoon Baking Powder½ teaspoon Baking Soda1 teaspoon SaltFilling (optional):1 cup Lemon CurdLemon Vanilla Cream Cheese [...]

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Sweet Red Apple Walnut Vinaigrette

   Ingredients:2 Tablespoons red apple balsamic vinegar1 teaspoon brown sugar1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper4 Tablespoons of Walnut OilDirections:Whisk together red apple balsamic, brown sugar, salt and pepper.Continue whisking as you slowly drizzle in the oil in a think steady stream. Add more walnut oil to reach desired ratio. 

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Health-Bomb Antioxidant Smoothie

Packed with all sorts of yummy goodness - this yummy smoothie is a treat to feel good about!YIELDS: 2 - 4Ingredients 2 cups frozen blueberries1/3 cup Strawberry Balsamic1 fresh banana, cut up1 cup packed fresh baby kale1/4 cup Hojiblanca extra virgin olive oil (or any other high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil)2 Tablespoons chia seedsDirectionsSoak the [...]

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