Red Quinoa Salad

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Red Quinoa Salad

Red Quinoa Salad Serves 8 This dish is even better the 2nd day … or the 3rd! Ingredients • 1 cup quinoa • 1 cup red, yellow or orange peppers • 1 cup celery • 1/2 cup carrots • 1/3 cup red onion • 1/2 cup any MILD ♥Olive My Heart♥ EVOO • 1/2 cup ♥Olive My Heart♥ Thai Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Vinegar • 1 tsp. black pepper • 1 Tbsp. agave or honey Directions Cook quinoa according to package directions.  Cool. Chop all vegetables and mix with quinoa. Blend together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper...

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Tuscan White Bean Soup

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 in Appetizers, Blog, Entrees, Recipes

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tuscan White Bean Soup Ingredients • 2 cans Great Northern White Beans (rinse thoroughly and drain well) • 2 inch sprig of fresh rosemary • 1 medium onion, chopped • 2 whole garlic gloves, smashed • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped • 1 large celery rib, chopped • 2 ripe fresh Roma tomatoes, peeled, chopped and seeded – or one small can of diced tomatoes in juice • 2 tsp sea salt • fresh ground pepper to taste • 1/4 cup + 2Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil • 2 cups chicken or vegetable...

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Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in Appetizers, Blog, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

Black Bean and Cucumber Salad Play with this salad to create/adapt your own version.  Add corn and/or tomatoes. Substitute Great Northern Beans or Chick Peas. Substitute parsely for the cilantro if you prefer.  Whatever ingredients you mix will be enhanced by the fresh light taste of the vinaigrette.  Enjoy! Ingredients • 1 can Black Beans • 2 Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Garlic Infused Olive Oil • 3 Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes • 1 tsp dried or fresh...

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Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 in Appetizers, Blog, Desserts, Entrees, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze Ingredients: 1 Cup ♥Olive My Heart♥ Balsamic Vinegar Directions: Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. Place the saucepan on the stove over MEDIUM heat.  Bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil WITHOUT increasing the heat on the stove.  REDUCE the heat until the balsamic vinegar mellows to a gentle simmer. Simmer the balsamic vinegar, stirring regularly, until it reaches your desired consistency. For a fairly thin balsamic glaze, simmer it until it is reduced by about half. For a...

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Chicken Polpettine in Spicy-Garlic Tomato Sugo over Smoky Cannellini Beans with Escarole

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 in Blog, Entrees, Recipes, Side Dishes

Chicken Polpettine in Spicy-Garlic Tomato Sugo over Smoky Cannellini Beans with Escarole

Chicken Polpettine in Spicy-Garlic Tomato Sugo over Smoky Cannellini Beans with Escarole Serves 6-8 Smoky Cannellini Beans with Escarole • 1 pound dried Cannellini or Great Northern beans, soaked overnight • 5 quarts chicken or vegetable stock, preferably homemade • 1/4 cup ♥Olive My Heart♥ Organic Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil • 1 small onion diced
4 cloves garlic minced • 1 bay leaf torn • 2 heads of escarole, torn • 2 smoked turkey wings or 1 tablespoon sweet or hot Spanish smoked paprika • sea salt and fresh...

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