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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. 

Lemon Garlic Scallops with Black Truffle Sea Salt

Adapted from "Lemon Garlic Scallops with Black Truffle Sea Salt" recipe from Gal on a MissionYIELDS: 4 - 6PREP TIME: 5 minsCOOK TIME: 10 minsTOTAL TIME: 15 mins435 CaloriesIngredients:1 pound scallops, washed and patted dryBlack Truffle Sea SaltGround black pepper1 Tablespoon garlic infused olive oil2 Tablespoons butter2 Tablespoons vegetable stockJuice of 1/2 of a lemonLemon [...]

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Valentine's Day Inspiration: Recipe Ideas Your Sweetheart will Love

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and nothing says "Olive You" more than a delicious meal made with our oils, a bit of balsamic, and love.Check out these Recipe Ideas for Romantic Dishes:Drink:Pom-Quince SpritzerIngredients: 2 Tablespoons Pomegranate-Quince Balsamic 1 Tablespoon of honey/agave2 oz vodka 3/4 cup sparkling waterBerries for garnish (optional)Add vinegar and honey to [...]

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Simple, Sweet, Strawberry Sundae with Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

If you haven't tried balsamic on ice cream, you're missing out!Serves: 4 - 6Calories: 300Prep Time: 10 minsIngredients:  4 pints (8 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced thick5 tablespoons Chocolate balsamic vinegar2 tablespoon sugar1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper2 pints vanilla ice cream, for servingFreshly grated lemon zest, for serving Thirty minutes to an hour before serving, combine the strawberries, balsamic vinegar, [...]

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For that Chocolate Craving: Arbosana Brownies with Dark Chocolate Tangerine Balsamic Ganache

Ok, so we couldn't resist putting up another dessert recipe. But we love chocolate, and it's the holidays!YIELDS 1215 min Prep Time20 min Bake Time45 minTotal Time300 CaloriesBrownie Ingredients1/2 cup Arbosana Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 cup white sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 eggs1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup unsweetened high quality cocoa powder1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon [...]

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Dark Chocolate Fondue with Blood Orange Olive Oil

Ingredients:1 pound dark chocolate chips or whole bars chopped coarsely1 cup heavy cream1/2 cup milk2 Tbs. Blood Orange  Olive Oil1 Tbs. Fresh Orange Zest1 teaspoon vanilla extractPinch kosher salt2 tablespoons Tangerine Dark Balsamic or Traditional, Vanilla, Black Cherry or similarCookies, Fruit, marshmallows or pound cake, for servingDirections:Special equipment: 6-quart slow cookerHeat a 6-quart slow [...]

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Balsamic Truffles

Balsamic Ganache TrufflesIngredients:1/2 cup steaming hot heavy cream1 pinch of sea salt 8 ounces best quality dark chocolate in chip form, or chopped3 tablespoons dark or white balsamic**My favorite options for this are: Coconut white balsamic vinegar, Raspberry dark balsamic vinegar, Blenheim Apricot white balsamic vinegar, Tangerine dark balsamic vinegar, Strawberry dark balsamic vinegar, Maple dark balsamic vinegar, Espresso dark balsamic vinegar, Lavender dark [...]

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