FOOD 101: Check Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil I.Q.

Ready to test your extra virgin olive oil chops? See how many of these questions you can answer correctly. Thanks to California Olive Ranch for the test and photos. Their premium olive oils are so delicious, you can drink them from the spoon (two tablespoons a day are recommended by the FDA for heart health).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What Are Healthy Fats?

[1] Use unsaturated fats without guilt. The USDA endorses two tablespoons of olive oil per day (photo courtesy California Olive Ranch). [2] The chemical difference. The double bond is shown in red (image courtesy California Olive Ranch). [3] An easy way to enjoy olive oil: a bread dipper. You can add balsamic vinegar, spices or…
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PRODUCTS: Valentine Gifts That Aren’t Chocolate

Not everyone wants chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Here are three better-for-you options for that someone special.     1. LAUDEMIO FRESCOBALDI EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL There are enough excellent EVOOs out there to make decision-making difficult. So here’s an easy choice: Marchesi de Frescobaldi Laudemio Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil (photo #1). Silky and elegant,…
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