We are very excited about Holiday season! It will be here sooner than you think! This time of the year calls for even more home cooked meals! Great food and spending time with family and friends is something that we all look forward to. We are all trying to eat healthier so we are cooking healthier.
You can replace using butter and margarine in any recipe using Star's Conversion Chart. Olive Oil has no cholesterol or carbohydrates, and is one of the oils highest in monounsaturated fat which helps lower bad LDL cholesterol while maintaining good HDL cholesterol. It is also a good source of vitamin E.
• 100% natural
• Carbohydrate and sodium free
• Cholesterol and gluten free
• No trans fat
• No added preservatives, flavoring or colorings
I was shopping for a few kitchen essentials at Walmart and happily found Star Usage Pairing Oils. Like with wine, specific varietals of olive oil pair best with certain types of dishes. Star has a selection of three different single varietal extra virgin olive oils, each designating on the label which type of dish they pair with best. I love it! No guess work!
I was stocking up for Holiday cooking but I can honestly use this product for our everyday meals! I picked two out of the three varieties for this reason. We love hummus at our house and will be using the Albequina in our next batch! We rarely eat red meat so naturally I selected the Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Vegetables and the Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Poultry/Fish. In hindsight, I'm wishing that I grabbed a bottle of the Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Beef/Lamb. I guess I'll be making another trip to the store!
I haven't had a chance to whip anything up yet. I've been as sick as a dog. I have fallen victim to cold and flu season. It hit our home AND at it's floating around the workplace. When I am back on my feet I plan on making Giada's (one of my fave celebrity chefs) Grilled Vegetable Paninis.
|Giada's Grilled Vegetable Panini. Photo: FoodNetwork.com Recipes|
|Photo: Star Fine Foods|
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What's cooking in your kitchen? What is your signature dish? I'd love the recipe to your hits! ESPECIALLY if they are healthy, quick, and EASY because as a work mom I NEED the added convenience!
I have partnered with the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community and their client to introduce you to STAR Olive Oil's Usage Paring Olive Oils. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.