Kicking off the New Year, Italian Style! (Add more Olive Oil)

Starting with Olio Nuovo and the new harvest olive oils, make a healthy pledge to add more excellent extra virgin olive oil to your daily meals in 2018.
 
The FDA recommendation is for 23 grams while the EU recommendation is for 20 grams. It’s easiest to think of this as 2 Tablespoons per day.
 
Here’s a full day of ideas for you!

Break the overnight fast with a drizzle on your eggs and a splash on your toast.
We recommend Frescolio from Frantoi Cutrera for fresh grassy-herbaceous notes.

Lunch and Mid-DayAt lunch, salads are ideal…whether greens, farro, or roasted vegetables.

Pinzimonio — an Italian-style appetizer. Dip fresh, crispy, raw vegetables (celery, carrots, fennel, bell pepper strips, radishes) in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Remember, healthy fats in small portions are very satisfying!

We recommend Librandi Appena Franto for uplifting flavor!

Mid afternoon, we like air-popped popcorn drizzled with a peppery olive oil, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper.
Fettunta, grilled bread, rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, is a delightful way to enjoy the full flavors and essences of your favorite olive oil.
Fonte di Foiano IGP Toscano is the perfect match for mid-afternoon flavor.

At dinner, drizzle your favorite fresh olive oil on a sizzling grilled steak topped with baby arugula.

Add a swirl or a puddle to potatoes, and pour copiously over creamy warm beans. Fresh olive oil also makes a sublime finish to sautéed greens, pasta, or soup.

We suggest:
Marfuga L’affiorante (bolder)
Gerbino Organic (a grassy selection)

Dessert
Can’t get enough?

Select a peppery Tuscan extra virgin olive oil and add a drizzle to a high quality vanilla ice cream or gelato. Add a medium grain sea salt, like Ravida Sea Salt. This is shockingly good!

Our highly rated suggestions:
Dievole Primo Raccolto
Fonte di Foiano IGP Toscano

 Enjoy your day filled with the healthy benefits of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
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