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Baking with Olive Oil Instead of Butter

Baking with Olive Oil Instead of Butter

Using olive oil for baking is a familiar feature of Mediterranean cooking. While it may sound a bit odd, baking with olive oil has actually been done for centuries. Baking with olive oil instead of butter gives cakes and cookies a light texture and can be used with confidence in lieu of butter or other […]

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3 Ways Olive Oil Improves your Skin

3 Ways Olive Oil Improves your Skin

We need to keep our skin lubricated on the inside and the outside. For centuries, people of the Mediterranean region have recognized the beautifying benefits of olive oil for the body.  In fact, the first uses of olive oil were on the body and not in it.   Here are 3 ways olive oil improves your […]

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New Year's Resolution #2: Save Money using Olive Oil for Beauty Treatments

New Year's Resolution #2: Save Money using Olive Oil for Beauty Treatments

Here is New Year’s Resolution #2:  Save money by using olive oil for your beauty treatments. Replace expensive creams and lotions with olive oil as part of your regular “beauty” routine. There are numerous skin treatments using olive oil, including removing make-up and conditioning your hair and scalp. You can mix a bit of olive […]

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New Year's Resolution #1:   Lose Weight/Get Healthy with Olive Oil

New Year’s Resolution #1: Lose Weight/Get Healthy with Olive Oil

It’s that time of year when we make our New Year’s Resolutions.   Topping the list of resolutions involve losing weight and getting healthy.  Want to know a way to lose weight, especially that belly fat?  I suggest increasing the good fat in your diet.  The good fat, of course, is extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). […]

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Massage with Olive Oil

Massage with Olive Oil

Massage is one of the oldest healing and beauty techniques.  Ancient civilization including Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Egypt, India, Japan and China all valued the art and science of massage.  A biblical reference from around 493 BC documents the daily massage with olive oil and myrrh as a part of the beauty regimen of the wives […]

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3 Healthy Snacks for your World Series Party

3 Healthy Snacks for your World Series Party

The World Series starts at the end of October.  Are you hosting a party?  Serving only hot dogs?  Well, here are 3 healthy snacks  for your World Series party.   What you need:  country- style bread or baguette (sliced diagonally), sea salt, olives, garlic, fresh vegetables and your best extra virgin olive oil. 1.  Marinated Olives […]

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Why Bake with Olive Oil?

Why Bake with Olive Oil?

I’m often asked:  “Why bake with olive oil? ”  Substituting olive oil for butter is a key element for health and dietary considerations; e.g. vegan requirements, lower cholesterol needs, and removing saturated fats. Because olive oil contains vitamin E, it helps to naturally maintain the freshness of baked goods and creates moist cakes, biscuits and […]

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Real Men use Olive Oil

Real Men use Olive Oil

Show the man in your life that you care and give him some olive oil. Real men use olive oil. Not only can he stay healthy by drizzling this mono-unsaturated fat on his food, but he can also use it for a close shave that will keep his skin smooth and soft! That’s right, along […]

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New Year's Resolutions:  More Olive Oil!

New Year’s Resolutions: More Olive Oil!

My New Year’s Resolution:  More Olive Oil.  Each year after spending several weeks in Italy and Spain where olive oil permeates every aspect of living, I understand the role that olive oil can play in making this next year even better than the last.   Here are my suggestions of ways to “infuse” olive oil into five of the most common […]

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Hair and Olive Oil

Hair and Olive Oil

“… Gimme a head with hair Long beautiful hair, Shining, gleaming, Streaming, flaxen, waxen …” While I don’t think the writers of the musical Hair were thinking of olive oil when they wrote those lines, they were right on! Since ancient times, olive oil has been extensively used in hair therapy. Olive oil does two […]

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Summer Skin Saving Secrets with Olive Oil

Summer Skin Saving Secrets with Olive Oil

Did you know that olive oil is good for every kind of summer skin treatment?  Olive oil simply the best for washing, exfoliating, moisturizing, soothing and beautifying. Even before soap was invented, when the Egyptians wanted to clean themselves and soften their skin, they spread olive oil on their skin (which stuck to the dirt) […]

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