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Wild Smoked Salmon & Avocado Crostini with Olio Nuovo Favolosa

Appetizer Dairy-Free Olive Oil Savory Vegetables

Wild Smoked Salmon & Avocado Crostini with Olio Nuovo Favolosa

Ingredients 1 Fresh, Sweet Baguette, sliced into 1/2" slices on the diagonal 12 oz. Thinly Sliced Wild Smoked Salmon 3 Ripe Avocados, sliced thin 1 Small Red Onion, sliced very thin 1 Large Garlic Clove cut in half 2 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice 1/3 Cup +2 Tablespoons any "The Smiling Olive" Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Try Arbequina, Coratina, or Picual) Pinch of Sea Salt Fresh Ground Pepper 1/4 Cup Flat Leaf Parsley, coarsely chopped Directions Whisk two tablespoons of lemon juice with 1/3 cup of olive oil and sea salt in a small bowl. Add the thinly sliced onions and...

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Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Wild Mushrooms

Chicken Mushrooms Olive Oil Pasta Savory Vegetables

Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Wild Mushrooms

That's quite a title, no?  You could just shorten the name of this dish to "Nom-Nom!". Other descriptors include, easy, elegant, comforting, and delicious. Ingredients 1 1/2 Pounds Free-Range, Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs or Breast Tenders 4 Thick Strips Bacon, Diced 1 Large Sweet Onion Sliced Thin 8 oz. Assorted Wild Mushrooms, sliced (Cremini Mushrooms will work in a pinch) 4" Piece of Fresh Thyme, stem discarded 1/4 Cup Traditional Dark Balsamic 2 Tablespoons of Fruity-Floral Extra Virgin Olive Oil such as Picual, or Wild Mushroom-Sage Infused Olive Oil 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper to Taste...

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Tabbouleh Salad

Dairy-Free Olive Oil Salad Savory Vegan Vegetables Vegetarian

Tabbouleh Salad

Ingredients ½ Cup Bulgur 2 Squeezed Persian Limes 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt 2 Cups Tomatoes (Ripe yet Firm) ½ Cup Chopped Spring Onions ½ Cup Chopped Fresh Mint 2 Cups Chopped Parsley 2 Small Cucumbers 1/4 Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Try Arbequina or Piqual) Directions Place bulgur in a bowl and cover with cold water. Leave to soak for 30 minutes. Drain through a fine sieve, pressing with back of a spoon to extract moisture. Spread onto a cloth and leave to dry further. Meanwhile, prepare parsley. Wash well, shake off excess moisture and remove thick stalks. Wrap in a...

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese

Cheese Gluten-Free Olive Oil Savory Vegetables Vegetarian

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients 1 Pound Brussels Sprouts, Stem End Trimmed Off 1/4 Cup Shaved Parmesan Cheese 2 Large Shallots, Thinly Sliced 1/4 Cup Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Lemon Fused Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice Sea Salt to Taste Fresh Ground Pepper to Taste Directions Shave or slice the Brussels sprouts as thinly as possible.  This can be done on a mandolin, using the slicing disk of a food processor, or by using a very sharp knife coupled with decent knife skill. In a large sauté pan, heat the Arbequina EVOO over medium-high heat.  Begin by sautéing...

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Vegetable Linguine Lo Mein

Balsamic Dairy-Free Olive Oil Pasta Vegan Vegetables

Ingredients 8 Tablespoons of Cilantro-Onion EVOO OR Toasted Sesame Oil 4 Tablespoons of Coconut White Balsamic 1 Cup Shredded Carrots 1 Cup Diced Celery 1 Cup Julianne Red Onion 1 Cup Chopped Scallions 2 Cups Sliced Mushrooms 2 Cups Sliced Cabbage Sea Salt 1/2 Cup Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce 3 Teaspoons Cornstarch 1 Package of Pasta Mama’s Linguine  Directions Heat the olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Stir in the vegetables, season with salt, and cook for 10 minutes. The vegetables will still be somewhat firm. Add 4 tablespoons of Coconut White Balsamic to the soy sauce in...

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