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Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Better than Olive Oil?

Not to play coy, but the question does not have a definitive yes-or-no answer. In reality, it depends on how you plan to use the oil. Cooking? Baking? As a dressing or dip? The answer leads directly to the answer of which is best. To find out why, let's look at the...

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The Dangers of Fake Olive Oil: How Do I Get The Real Thing?

Olive oil is an industry worth an estimated $1.5 billion a year in the United States and the market is growing fast as consumers realize just how beneficial this oil is to their health. Unfortunately in such a lucrative industry there are some unscrupulous enterprises that believe in making profit by selling fake olive oil.

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Your Essential Guide To The Marvel That Is Balsamic Vinegar

Up until relatively recently, balsamic vinegar was one of the best kept secrets in the kitchen and seemed to be mainly the preserve of chefs. Fast forward to today and suddenly the world and its mother knows that balsamic vinegar can add splendid flavor to a variety of dishes.

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5 Crucial Health Benefits Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is remarkably healthy as it helps reduce the risk of a variety of serious medical conditions including heart disease. Unlike fatty oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats, olive oil is fairly resistant to high heat so you can safely use it when cooking. This means you can enjoy delicious meals and remain healthy in the bargain!

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Cracked Pepper Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Cracked Pepper Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar - - fresh strawberries (hulled and large berries cut in half), 4 Buona Vita Stout Fig, Barrel Aged or 18 yr Aged White Balsamic Vinegar, white sugar, or to taste, freshly ground cracked pepper,...

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Smokey Spiced Grilled Alaska Salmon

Smokey Spiced Grilled Alaska Salmon - - salmon fillets, 4 Buona Vita Smoked Jalapeno Extra Virgin Olive Oil, soy sauce, 4 Buona Vita Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar, green onions, chopped, brown sugar, garlic (minced), ground ginger, sesame oil,...

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Garlic Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar

Garlic Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar - - skinless, boneless chicken breasts, salt & pepper to taste, fresh mushrooms, sliced, All-Purpose Flour, garlic powder, 4 Buona Vita Garlic in the Raw Extra Virgin Olive Oil, garlic (sliced),...

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Meyer Lemon olive oil Salsa Verde

Meyer Lemon olive oil Salsa Verde - - with peel (seeded, chopped), finely chopped shallot, finely chopped garlic, salt and pepper to taste, 4 Buona Vita Crushed Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, finely chopped parsley, chopped fresh chives,...

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Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil & Parsley

Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil & Parsley - - Yukon Gold potatoes (peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes), salt (for more seasoning), 4 Buona Vita Arbequina, Garlic in the Raw or Jalapeno & Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cooking liquid or...

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