The Tasty Blog

Sautéed Balsamic Kale

One of our favorite side dishes is garlic collard greens with bacon and vinegar. It’s such a savory, rich flavor that pairs well with nearly any protein. A great benefit to eating kale is that kale is a super-food. It’s also a calciferous vegetable—a food group that is widely recognized for helping to reduce the risk of cancer. It’s also rich in a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients, it’s anti-inflammatory and it contains anti-oxidant properties. All around, [...]

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White Truffle Cream Pasta

We love all of our mothers…this one is for you! Creamy, delicious, and total a health kick! Make mom this on her special day and you are sure to get a hug! Ingredients for your “White Truffle Cream Pasta”: Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon White Truffle olive oil 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, stems removed, caps sliced 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 lb. fresh fettuccine 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus extra for garnish 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, [...]

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Avocado Pea Soup

Green, green, green! Happy St. Patrick’s day month! The Coronado Taste of Oils staff wanted to deliver a delicious (green) dish for your festivities! Whether an upscale dinner party for St. Patty’s, or a low-key lunch…this recipe is sure to impress! Ingredients for your “Avocado Pear Salad”: 6 ounces baby arugula 1 mashed avocado 2 cups frozen peas 1/4 cup plain yogurt 4 Tbsp. Sicilian Lemon Balsamic 3 1/2 cups water 2 cups baby spinach 1/2 cup fresh mint 1 Tbsp. Spirilina (optional) Your favorite fresh Olive Oil [...]

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Roasted Pear Salad

Yay! If you are looking for a simple recipe with a flavor kick, this is it! Pear it (no pun intended) with your favorite white wine! Celebrate your loved one with some flavor! Ingredients for your “Roasted Pear Salad”: 2 ripe but firm Anjou pears Juice of one lemon 3 ounces coarsely crumbled sharp blue cheese such as Stilton 1/4 cup dried Goji Berries (or dried Cranberries) 1/4 cup walnut halves, toasted and chopped 1/2 cup Coronado Taste of Oils Comice Pear Balsamic (divided uses) 1/4 cup [...]

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Grilled Peaches & Balsamic Pizza

It’s the new year, and it’s time to think outside the box! Grilled peaches on pizza? Just say yes! So delicious….and healthy. Go for it! Ingredients for your “Grilled Peaches & Balsamic Pizza”: Pizza Dough 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup warm water 1 package active dry yeast 2 cups bread flour 1/8 cup mild extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon of sea salt 3/4 cup warm water Garlic Glaze: 1 head garlic 1/2 cup medium-flavor extra virgin olive oil pinch of sea salt Toppings: 3 firm peaches, halved and pitted 6 slices prosciutto 4 oz goat [...]

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Lemon Olive Oil Christmas Cookies

The average American eats around 7,000 calories on Christmas Day — not counting the parties and other snacking prior to the actual holiday. One of the easiest ways to at least make the overindulgence a little healthier this holiday season is replacing butter with olive oil in your favorite dessert recipes. While cutting down on your saturated fat intake is the best reason for swapping olive oil for butter, the taste and texture of desserts will be enhanced as well. [...]

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Smoked Italian Sausage & Fig Balsamic Focaccia Sandwich

Sometimes there is nothing better around the holiday season than a delicious hearty sandwich. This one packs a flavorful kick that will leave you smiling! Ingredients for your “Smoked Italian Sausage & Fig Balsamic Focaccia Sandwich”: 2 cups dried figs, halved (stems removed) 3/4 cup Fig Balsamic 1 tsp. sugar 4 squares focaccia bread Asiago cheese sliced 1 pound smoked Italian sausage thinly sliced Tuscan Herb Olive Oil for brushing Instructions:

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Halloween Blood Orange Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These spooky potatoes are the best, and will enhance your Halloween dinner party! Orange and delicious! Ingredients for your “Halloween Blood Orange Mashed Sweet Potatoes”: 2 ½ pounds Sweet Potatoes (approx 4) peeled and diced ¼ cup Blood Orange Olive Oil (EVOO) ¼ cup Chicken Broth 1 Tablespoon Orange Hone 1 teaspoon coriander ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Cover diced sweet potatoes with water in large pot. Bring to boil and cook for 8-10 minutes until tender. Drain potatoes and transfer to mixing bowl. Add next 6 ingredients to bowl [...]

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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 [...]

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