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Smoky Cauliflower Hummus

Posted on April 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Smoky Cauliflower Hummus


  • 1/2 head Cauliflower (1 to 1 1/2 lbs.), trimmed and cut into 2 inch florets (about 4 cups of florets)
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons Mesquite Hickory Smoke Olive Oil
  • About 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
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The Easiest Summer Appetizer Ever!

Posted on April 11, 2019 at 10:55 AM

The Easiest Summer Appetizer Ever: Caprese Salads on a Stick


  • 25 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 25 Mozzarella Pearls, such as Bel Gioioso
  • 3 Basil Leaves
  • Basalmic Drizzle or Glaze


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Salad in a Jar (May 31st, 2018)

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Honey Bell Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup Italian Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Honey Bell Orange Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried mustard

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Rosé Balsamic (Pinot Nero)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup local honey
  • 1/4 cup ...
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Best Salad Ever!

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 10:50 AM

So sorry this recipe has been delayed, but here it is! This is the recipe for the salad and vinaigrette used for the Mediterranean Lifestyle Class in Chapin last Saturday...and if you weren't there, you should make it and try it out!

The salad included:


Sundried Tomatoes

Red Onion (sliced really thin)

Dried Figs


Block Feta


Blackened Chicken

= Best Salad Ever!

Citrus Viniagrette:

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Chicken and Fruit Chutney Salad

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 3:25 PM


2 cups cubed cooked chicken

1/4 cup The Gracious Gourmet Dried Fruit Chutney

1/4 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons diced celery

Salt and freshly ground pepper

5 cups lightly packed torn leaves

2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds

2 tablespoons toasted flaked coconut


Combine chicken, The Gracious Gourmet Dried Fruit Chutney, sour cream and celery

Season with salt and pepper. Serve on bed of lett...

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Butter Conversion Chart

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM

1.5- 2 pounds pork tenderloin

2 tablespoons Milanese Gremolate Olive Oil

3 tablespoons shallots, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup port wine

1/2 cup Blueberry Balsa...

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Salad in a Jar Dressing Recipes

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM

In case you missed our Salad in a Jar event, or just in case you want some nice dressing recipes, here is a list of the dressings we provided that night!

Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup Lemon Olive Oil
  • Bologna Herbal Salt to taste

Tuscan Herb/Sicilian Lemon

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Posted on July 6, 2017 at 1:40 PM

The American Chemical Society’s Reactions has recently released a video about THE AWESOMENESS OF OLIVE OIL! The video explains why olive oil is healthy, offers tips on how to select a good olive oil and explains how to store olive oil.

It is suggested in the video that olive oil should be used with in six weeks of opening. I have seen research citing olive oil is good for up to 18-24 month; if stored properly. However, my personal opinion is that olive oil should be us...

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Heart of Palm Salad

Posted on May 6, 2017 at 5:40 PM

The salad was adapted from a recipe by From Argetina with Love and contains lettuce as a base, but adds delicate slices of hard-boiled egg, wedges of red tomato, chopped celery ribs, glistening sliced hearts of palm, and topped off with thick chunks of beets.

It's easy to make and fun to arrange!  Top it with our delicious vinaigrette.

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