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Posts tagged ‘butter replacement’

Chocolate Chip EVOO Banana Muffins

Looking for the perfect accompaniment for your cuppa tea on a frosty fall day? Take out some of the guilt with these butter-free, banana-full muffins. Add in the fact that you can whip these up in less than half an hour including baking time… and you are golden.
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Kids and Olive Oil

The health benefits of olive oil are well documented. Artisan Extra Virgin is chock full of anti-oxidants which are key to strengthening the immune system and protecting the body from the damaging effects of free-radical
molecules. EVOO is low in saturated fats and has no cholesterol. And among other things, it plays a part in reducing rates or risk of some types of cancer. These benefits are not exclusively for the adult population but of course also for children. Read more

Apple Pecan Olive Oil Cake

Thanksgiving Emergency: Your kid/neighbour/brother/cousin/wife hates pumpkin pie and you need a dessert replacement that is beautiful, healthy and uses the bounty of delicious autumn produce that Thanksgiving is all about. Read more

Butter vs. EVOO: the final battle

Facts first.

Butter. [Creamy, sweet, delicate, wonderful butter]
According to USDA figures, one tablespoon of butter (14 grams) contains 100 kcal (all from fat) 11 grams of fat, of which 7 grams are saturated fat, and 31 mg of cholesterol. Butter is 63% saturated fat (+ the cholesterol) and for this reason is considered by some to be a contributor to health problems, especially heart disease. Read more

Olive Oil for Baking?

Everyone knows that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the central elements in the Mediterranean diet. Used to dress salads, soups, pastas, grilled meat, saute and grill veggies, the base of most sauces… the list goes on and on. But few know EVOO also has a role in Italy and other mediterranean countries as a baking staple. Yes, I said baking!  Read more