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Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

Get ready for a mouth full of chocolate – crispy and chewey and when you add our Cyprus Flake Sea Salt to the top – you are simply going to love these… forever! INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (regular or golden)¼ cup milk (full-fat oat milk is what we used)2 tablespoons black coffee (left-over or cold-brewed)2 cups all-purpose flour¾ cup Dutch cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon sea salt¾ cup Ascolano extra virgin olive oil2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Cyprus Flake Sea Salt and/or chopped nuts for topping INSTRUCTIONS In a large mixing bowl, combine flaxseed meal, milk, and coffee. Mix well and set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and...

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Chicken over Moroccan Rice

How I long for the days of youthful adventures before adulthood... and that clandastine crossing to Morocco... This recipe is a tribute to the flavors of Morocco and the star ingredient is Beyond The Olive Chocolate Orange Balsamic Vinegar!  It is so much more than a dessert topping.  It can even be used as a subsitute for a Mexican mole. Live on the edge and add a drizzle to some watermelon or go savory-main-courose with this recipe. Ingredients Grilled chicken - we prefer skin on thighs (2-4 pieces) 1 cup of basmati rice  2 cups chicken stock  4 pitted dates 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts  1/2 t cumin 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t turmeric  1/2 t salt 1/2 t white pepper ...

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Asian Inspired Spaghetti Squash

Keep dinner light and subtle... that's one way to leave room for dessert! Squash is in season, so grab a spaghetti squash at the farmer's market for a healthy twist on spaghetti dinner night. This isn't grandma's "spaghetti" - no weighty sauce of garlic and basil here!  Ingredients 1 two-pound spaghetti squash  1/2 cup cherry tomatoes                   1 bunch of enoki mushroom tops Pinch of sesame seeds 1 teaspoon Smoked Olive Oil 3 Tablespoons Basil Olive Oil Salt and pepper  1/2 teaspoon minced ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic Preheat oven to 400° Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds. Pierce outer skin with a fork 5 to 6 times. Place on a sheet pan, meat...

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Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee, The Shortcut version - fastier and tastier.   Flaming desserts-like this one and crepes suzette-were all the rage at fine dining establishments in the sixties. Here's our quick and easy balsamic take on a great dessert to impress your friends with. INGREDIENTS 1 Jar Beyond The Olive Cherries in Balsamic 1 or 2  tablespoons sugar (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons thin strips orange zest (orange part only) 2-3 oz kirsch or brandy (depends on if you like more of a boozy flavor) 1 pint vanilla ice cream Ahead of time note - I like to scoop the ice cream and have it waiting frozen in bowls (4 to 6 depending on your serving size) before you begin the cherries.  Pop them back in...

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