The Tasty Blog

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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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