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Strawberry Cookie Bars

Have fresh or frozen strawberries and need a sweet treat? This is wonderful for afternoon tea or as a pick me up breakfast bar. Ingredients 1 lb fresh or frozen strawberries - stems removed, defrosted 1 cup Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil  1 1/2  cups Demerara sugar 2 eggs 1 Tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/4 cups flour 1 cup chopped nuts (almonds recommended) 1 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a food processor with the blade attachment - puree the strawberries and then add the olive oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt. In a mixing bowl add the flour and then fold in with a wooden spoon the...

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Kale, Quinoa, Pineapple and Black Bean Salad

It's a mouthful alright - and we didn't even list all of the ingredients!   Here’s a perfect quick side dish everyone will love, and it's a healthy alternative to heavy beans or pasta salads.  Our Golden Masala Balsamic and Smoked Olive Oil make it unique. No need for lots of spices, because our balsamic combines various chili, ginger, oregano, cinnamon, cumin and other spices.  It is warm but not spicy hot.  Ingredients 1 bunch chopped black or red kale, about 4 cups   1 cup quinoa (cooked per the package instructions) 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (or mango) 1 (15 oz.) can organic black beans 1 1/2 cups chopped grape tomatoes 1/2  cup Golden Masala Balsamic  1/3 cup lime juice 2 tbsp Smoked Olive Oil ...

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Corn Slaw

BBQ'ed corn gives cabbage coleslaw a hint of smoke along with sweet crunchiness that you will love as a summer side dish.  Ingredients 3 Corn cobs left in husk and rinsed.2 Red chili peppers, washed, seeded and cut in half   Olive oil for brushing peppers 2 cups cabbage, shredded3 carrots, julienned1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 T chopped cilantro leaves1 T chopped mint leavesSalt and black pepper Dressing 2T lime juice 3T Peach white balsamic vinegar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup Arbosana extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup cilantro leaves   Preparation  Can be done a day ahead on coals: Brush both sides of red pepper with olive oil. Char with skin side down. Remove from heat and dice. (Can be done simultaneously with #1 above). Place...

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Melon Ball Salad

Light, quick and different.  We interchange our ingredients for maximum creativity on your end.  Your guests will think you are brilliant... then they'll ask where you got the amazing balsamic and salt!   Salt on fruit?  Sounds crazy - but try it for pumped up fruit flavor.   INGREDIENTS 1 Honeydew Melon 1 Cantaloupe 4 tablespoons Peach White Balsamic OR Lemon White Balsamic 3 tablespoons mint leaves, thinly sliced 1 1/2 tablespoons basil leaves thinly sliced Sriracha Sea Salt or  Asian Ginger Sea Salt - a pinch or 2 to taste 1 Avocado, sliced   PREPARATION  Using a melon baller - scoop out both melons into a large serving bowl.  Gently mix in the basil, mint and balsamic.  Finish with sliced avocado on...

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Black-Eyed Pea and Beet Salad

We love black-eyed peas on New Year's Day.  This recipe is one way to lighten the New Year's meal.  Even better - enjoy this recipe all year round.  If red Belgian endive can't be found, frisee makes a great alternative. INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked over 3 large garlic cloves, 2 of them crushed and left in the skin, 1 of them minced 1 onion cut in half 1 bay leaf Salt to taste 1 medium fennel bulb (about 1/2 pound), trimmed, quartered, cored and sliced very thin across the grain 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup Lambrusco Red Wine Vinegar 1/3 cup Picual extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon dried tarragon Freshly ground black pepper to taste ⅓...

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