Author - Roberta

Vampire’s Kiss

Throw this in your favorite “Halloween-inspired” glass, and enjoy! The best part? It is alcohol free, so the kids can dive in! Ingredients for your “Vampire’s Kiss”: Sparkling Lemon water Coronado Taste of Oils White Raspberry Balsamic Instructions: Pour your lemon sparkling water into your favorite spooky glass Add a splash of White Raspberry Balsamic Enjoy friends & Happy Holidays! Don’t forget to put your White Raspberry Balsamic into your shopping cart before you go (they are on special this month!)!

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Red Apple Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

Fall is here! This warm dish is full of the taste of the season…and everyone loves a good apple glazed…anything! You will love this. Ingredients: Yield: 4 servings 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each) Salt & pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons Garlic Olive Oil 1/4 cup apple juice 1/2 cup Red Apple Balsamic 1/4 cup apple jam 1 tablespoon butter Directions: Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm. Add apple juice to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits [...]

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The Best Grilled Halibut!

When summer is in full swing, it is important to keep that beach body, without compromising flavor. This new recipe is sure to impress! Ingredients: 1/4 cup Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil 2″ Sprig fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon medium course sea salt or kosher salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 2 medium fresh lemons quartered 2 pounds fresh halibut fillets about 8 oz. portions – (or your favorite fresh fish such as salmon, cod, squid, octopus.) Not into fish? Use poultry such as chicken breasts [...]

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Chilled Summer Squash Soup with Raspberry Balsamic

What a great spin on Memorial Day Weekend! Most people don’t know what to think of a chilled soup, but this one will blow your mind! Ingredients: 1 pound summer squash or golden zucchini, cut in ½-inch rounds 1½ cups water Sea salt 1/3 cup blanched almonds 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 2 teaspoons minced onion 1 garlic clove 1 piece of cooked bacon 2 Tablespoons Persian Lime Olive Oil 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar Step 1: Place summer squash, water and a pinch of salt in a small [...]

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Lavender Balsamic Honey Glazed Chicken

March is the month of luck…not just with the Irish! This recipe is full of surprises, and is sure to bring luck to anyone who makes it! Ingredients for your :”Lavender Balsamic Honey Glazed Chicken”: 4-6 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless) Herbs De Provence Olive Oil 1 tsp. salt 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup lavender balsamic vinegar Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season chicken quarters with salt & drizzle with Herbs de Provence Olive Oil, and arrange [...]

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Dark Chocolate Balsamic Valentine Truffles

Cyber Monday calls for a heart delicious (healthy) dish…and we have the perfect one! These greens will keep your heart racing for more shopping! Ingredients for your :”Warm Winter Wilted Greens”: 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (I used Scharffen Berger) ¼ cup cream 4 teaspoons Dark Chocolate balsamic vinegar ½ cup hot cocoa mix (I used Godiva) Directions: Gently melt chocolate and cream in the microwave, stopping and stirring at 30-second intervals till smooth. Stir in balsamic vinegar. Cool in the refrigerator for an hour, then let [...]

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Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a scary word for some because they don’t know what it is, or have NEVER tried it. Well, it is time to expand those pallets, because this is a recipe you cannot miss! Ingredients: 1/2 Cauliflower (rough chop) 2 cucumbers peeled and diced 1 large fennel bulb diced 10 large Brussel sprouts thinly sliced 1 red onion diced 2 large ripe tomatoes diced 1 cup fresh chopped parsley 1/2 cup fresh chopped mint Dressing Ingredients: 1/3 cup White Raspberry Balsamic 1/3 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil 1 tsp. cumin 2 [...]

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Warm Winter Wilted Greens

Cyber Monday calls for a heart delicious (healthy) dish…and we have the perfect one! These greens will keep your heart racing for more shopping! Ingredients for your :”Warm Winter Wilted Greens”: 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup pomegranate balsamic vinegar 1/2 pint walnuts, for garnish 3 bunches assorted winter greens (such as Swiss chard, radicchio, or escarole), washed, stemmed, and torn into pieces 1 tablespoon grainy mustard 1/2 cup Cilantro Roasted Onion Extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds, for garnish Parmesan shavings, for garnish 1 shallot, chopped, for garnish Directions: Cook [...]

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The Best Thanksgiving Turkey

When you roast this Turkey for your friends and family, they will be thankful they came to your house for Thanksgiving! Ingredients for your :”The Best Thanksgiving Turkey”: 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/4c California Arbequina Olive Oil 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 fresh turkey (10 to 12 pounds) Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 large bunch fresh thyme 1 whole lemon, halved 1 Spanish onion, quartered 1 head garlic, halved crosswise Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter & California [...]

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Portobella Mushroom Burgers

Meatless Monday is taking a whole new flavor kick! No meat does not mean no flavor. Try this mushroom burger, and you may never go back 😉 Ingredients for your :”Portobello Mushroom Burger”: 3 basil leaves sliced thin 2 cloves garlic 1/8 cup Neapolitan Balsamic ¼ cup Mushroom Sage Olive Oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 large Portobello mushrooms cut in half Directions: Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Place marinade in casserole pan. Place mushrooms in marinade for 40 minutes. Turnover and marinade for [...]

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