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Balsamic Reduction Sauce

Balsamic Reduction Sauce

A sweet and savory sauce to top off any meat…steak, lamb, chicken, and incredible on duck! I double this recipe in order to have leftovers, but every time I make it, the reduction sauce becomes the main course and every last drop gets devoured!   Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp Garlic Infused Olive Oil 4 cloves of garlic chopped 2 shallots chopped 2tbsp fresh herb combo (sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano) 4 tbsp Sherry cooking wine 1 ½ cups Traditional Aged Balsamic Vinegar (or your favorite flavor) ½ cup chicken stock   Directions: 1. Sauté garlic and shallots in olive oil over medium-high...

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Spicy Hummus

Ingredients:1 can of Garbanzo beans rinsed¼ cup fresh lemon juice2 cloves of garlic2-3 tbsp Garlic Chili Olive Oil 2 tbsp tahini¼ cup cilantro (optional)salt and pepper to taste Directions:1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Add 2-3 tbsp of water for smoother texture.2. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle more Garlic Chili Olive Oil over the top.3. Serve with crackers, veggies, or use as a spread on sandwiches.

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Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat Berry Salad

(Adapted from Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson) This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Super Natural Cooking. Heidi Swanson also writes a fantastic food blog with tons of great healthy recipes and fantastic photography. Check out her website: www.101cookbooks.com. This salad is perfect for any occasion and is delicious any time of year! Enjoy!  Ingredients:2 cups wheat berries, rinsed (I often use Farro as it is much quicker, or quinoa would be another great substitute if you can’t find wheat berries.)3 generous handfuls of washed spinach leaves1 cup toasted pine nuts½ cup crumbled feta cheese1 large yam or...

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Lemon Pesto

Lemon Pesto

A bright and refreshing pesto recipe complemented by using Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Delicious for pasta, sandwiches, and omelettes!Ingredients1/4 cup walnuts1/4 cup pine nuts9 cloves garlic5 cups fresh basil leaves, packed1 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 1/2 cups Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 cup freshly grated ParmesanDirectionsPlace the walnuts, pine nuts, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 15 seconds. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the bowl through the feed...

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Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions

Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions

A delightfully comforting dish that is sure to be the hit of any dinner party gathering. Ingredients:2tbsp Rosemary Infused Olive Oil (or butter)2 large onions sliced1tbsp fresh thyme4 cloves garlic chopped1/2 cup dry white wine1tsp sugar1 wheel Brie cheese2tbsp Fig (or other flavor) Aged Balsamic Vinegar1/4cup toasted chopped walnuts2 Frech baguettes slices *apple slices (optional) Directions:Melt butter in very large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and saute about 6 minutes. Add thyme and continue to saute onions until golden, stirring often, about 25 minutes. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup wine. Stir until almost all liquid has evaporated, about...

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