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Olive Oil Biscuits

Delicious 'drop' biscuits that are simple to make and come together with a FORK (no mixer or whisk)! Using our ALWAYS FRESH, Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes these about as healthy as you [...]

2021-10-23T11:01:42-04:00

Spicy Steak Fajitas

Sometimes you just want the SIZZLE! Fajitas fit the bill, but be sure everyone at the table knows how HOT that frying pan is! You can put a couple of toppings out or a dozen [...]

2021-05-05T13:16:56-04:00

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

I love comfort; comfortable clothes, comforting comments and most of all, COMFORT FOOD! Ingredients 2 lbs lean ground beef 1 Cup Panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup milk (2% or whole) 3 Tbsp ketchup, divided 2 Tbsp Neapolitan [...]

2021-06-08T15:35:54-04:00

No-Knead Garlic Focaccia

There is NO NEED to KNEAD! As easy as yeast breadmaking gets, 'FIVE STARS' from the family. Let the dough do its first rise in the fridge overnight it improves the flavour! Be sure to [...]

2021-02-07T19:51:34-05:00

French Onion Soup

Ingredients 3 Sweet onions, halved & thinly sliced 3 Tbsp SOOC Herbs de Provence Olive Oil, divided Sea salt & black pepper 1/4 C water 3 Tbsp SOOC Lavender Dark Balsamic Vinegar, divided 4 C [...]

2021-02-07T19:18:50-05:00

SPICY KOREAN CHICKEN WINGS

Prefer homemade to frozen? Still want something quick if you're settling down to watch the big game (or any time you crave wings!)? This is pretty simple, just remember to put some oil on the [...]

2021-02-04T15:12:27-05:00

Bombay Buns

Bursting with herbal and cheesy flavour, these were a big hit! The buns are made using puff pastry, which I have never made and STILL haven't. Buy it pre-made frozen from the grocery and get [...]

2021-03-09T10:27:16-05:00

Donna’s Spiced Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is eaten around the world, it is wholesome, inexpensive and easy to make. If you’re looking for a complete meal soup, this one checks all the nutrition boxes. Za'atar is a Middle Eastern [...]

2021-01-24T13:09:59-05:00

Green Curry Soup

I struggled with the name for this soup... The name may be boring but the soup isn't! It's loaded with 'green goodness', it is dead simple and full of flavour! I use store-bought green curry [...]

2020-12-05T07:07:55-05:00

Baked Pasta alla Norma

Folklore tells us this classic Sicilian dish was named after the opera 'Norma' by the 19th-century composer, Vincenzo Bellini. Eggplant and tomatoes are the stars here, beautifully complemented by our oil & vinegar. This baked [...]

2021-03-09T10:29:06-05:00

Blueberry Lemon Corn Muffins

It's been a 'Muffin Morning'! Not overly sweet, it's an easy recipe for some fresh morning muffins. (fresh or frozen blueberries will work) Ingredients 3 Tbsp SOOC Eureka Lemon Olive Oil, + 1 tsp 3/4 [...]

2021-03-09T10:31:02-05:00

Sinai Spicy Chickpea Stew

Thanks to our friend and supplier Laurence over at Sinai Gourmet. Their 'hot sauce coulis' are unmatched in bringing the flavour of fresh chilis to a dish. With no vinegar added and a base of [...]

2020-05-02T19:18:22-04:00

Caribe Spicy Black Bean Soup

A creamy soup with a touch of Caribbean flavour, it showcases our phenomenal Red Cayenne Chili Fused Olive Oil. Inspired by our trip to the beautiful island of Bequia.  Callaloo is a Caribbean leafy green [...]

2020-02-02T16:55:40-05:00

Tuscan Scalloped Potatoes

A Mediterranean twist on a classic holiday side dish using no dairy other than the cheese. Rich with olive oil and very flavourful. Ingredients 4 Tbsp SOOC Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, plus a bit more [...]

2020-01-03T18:59:39-05:00

A Blue Blue Salad

So I know there are other people out there who love blue cheese (just not in my house!). Put that passion to good use with this 'double blue' salad. You can choose to top it [...]

2021-06-08T15:42:03-04:00

Gremolata Ricotta Caprese Salad

“There’s nothing in the world like home grown tomatoes.” INGREDIENTS 250 g Ricotta cheese (about half the container) 4 Tbsp (60 ml) SOOC Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil 4 Tbsp (60 ml) SOOC Sicilian Lemon White [...]

2019-02-26T12:14:30-05:00

Ajiaco* Soup

(*with apologies to Colombia) I first had this soup in La Candelaria (the old town) of Bogota, Colombia. They are proud of it as 'their dish' due to the cold weather associated with being above [...]

2021-06-08T15:48:43-04:00

Sicilian Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

A great salad for a summer get together or family reunion. No mayo or dairy and comfortably served cold, cool or room/yard temperature. A filling dish as well, that will keep you vegan cousin Willard from getting [...]

2021-07-19T09:28:47-04:00

Bangin’ Balsamic Wings!

Up your BBQ game to BANGIN' with this great and VERSATILE recipe! If you don't have the garlic oil and blackberry vinegar used below, try it with what you have... Olive Wood Smoked or Whole [...]

2019-03-27T16:13:49-04:00

Asparagus Salad Niçoise

A French classic from Provence made all the better by FRESH Ontario Asparagus - a perfect springtime dinner! Note that this is a CONSTRUCTED salad, not a tossed salad. You 'build' each serving on the [...]

2019-02-26T12:44:37-05:00

Truffle Deviled Eggs

Ingredients 12 Large Eggs, room temperature 5 T Mayonaise 2 t SOOC Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic 1 T Dijon Mustard 1 T SOOC White Truffle Oil Pinch salt 1 T finely chopped chives Pinch of [...]

2019-03-27T15:30:09-04:00

Sesame Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 lb linguine, broken in half 2 T SOOC Toasted Sesame Oil 3 T SOOC UP EVOO 3 T honey 3 T Soy Sauce 3 T SOOC Honey Ginger White Balsamic ¼ t cayenne [...]

2019-02-26T14:17:54-05:00

Healthy Garbanzo Hummus

As with any great hummus recipe, this one is easily adaptable to suit your flavour preferences. INGREDIENTS 2 (15.5oz) cans garbanzo beans, drained ⅓ C SOOC Chipotle Olive Oil ⅓ C lemon juice 2 T SOOC [...]

2019-02-26T15:26:27-05:00

Crunchy Kale Salad

INGREDIENTS Salad: 1 bunch of kale, remove stems and chop ¼ small head of purple cabbage, chopped 1 C nuts, toasted and chopped (cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc) 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated 1 [...]

2019-04-16T11:38:19-04:00

Key Lime Whipped Cream

Ingredients 1 C heavy cream ¼ C sugar 1 ½ T SOOC Key Lime White Balsamic Directions Combine all ingredients. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, whisk for about 5 min or until cream [...]

2019-03-27T16:39:41-04:00

Espresso Flank Steak

Flank steak is a lean, somewhat tough but flavourful cut of beef that benefits from the tenderizing effects of a marinade. Scoring the flank steak with 1/4-inch cuts about an inch apart across the grain [...]

2019-02-26T17:02:53-05:00

Cheers to Beans

The dark champagne balsamic adds a rich, layered flavour to the beans and the onions get a scrumptious glaze! Ingredients 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed 8 oz pearl onions ¼ C SOOC Champagne Dark [...]

2019-12-13T06:57:44-05:00

Beets en Français

INGREDIENTS 3 medium beets, peeled and cut into large cubes 1 large sweet onion, cut into chunks ¼ C SOOC Champagne Dark Balsamic Vinegar ¼ C SOOC Herbs de Provence Olive Oil 2 cloves fresh [...]

2019-02-26T15:01:11-05:00

Balsamic Salmon

This salmon recipe is super quick thanks to using the broil setting on your oven. If you'd rather bake the salmon, extend the cooking time and broil at the end for the crispy effect. If substituting [...]

2019-03-27T16:04:37-04:00

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