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Olive Oil Plum Cake

Did you know you can create a healthy Valentine’s day (or any day) treat with Olive Oil? This Olive Oil Plum Cake is delicious and nutritious. In fat, most cakes can be swapped to a healthier version by utilizing olive oil instead of butter – check out our recent blog for a go to guide […]


A Simple Swap for a Sweet Treat

Are you someone who often wants to grab a sweet treat after dinner? Or maybe even post lunch – especially when that 2:00 slump feeling starts to creep your way. We’ve got a simple swap to provide you a sweet treat. We decided to outsmart the system and come up with a healthy treat that […]


Weeknight Tacos

Do you have a busy weeknight coming up? We created the easiest, yummiest meal for #meatlessmonday, or any day of the week. Make it your own with our guide and you’ll have your own set of go-to weeknight tacos! Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes – *Speediest with rice cooker Taco Assimilation Time: […]


Baked Ravilois with Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil + Harissa

Delicious and Nutritious… and simple: It’s our baked ravioli recipe. Ingredients: Your favorite raviolis – we used four cheese Green Onions Marinara Sauce (Look for natural versions without added sugar) Mozzarella Cheese Parmesan  Cheese *Check out our cheese selections upstairs at So Gourmet Kitchen! Harissa Olive Oil from Bodacious Shops Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil […]


A Salad You’ll Be Excited to Eat

Have you ever packed a salad for lunch? 11:00 rolls around and you’re thinking.. darn, I only have that salad. Perhaps you set up a healthy dinner and you serve salad along side your main dish and think ‘This is just bland’. We promise, this salad is full of flavor and our layering technique will […]


Feeling chilly? Try Our Comfort Recipe for a Friday Night In!

These new cold temperatures have us all wanting to hide by a fire this weekend. We’ve got the perfect recipe for you to try out tonight, or perhaps as you meander into Saturday afternoon. This quick and easy truffle grilled cheese with bacon and avocado goes perfect with tomato soup. Happy eating!   Ingredients for […]


Delicious, Easy and Healthy Sides for your Holiday Gatherings This Weekend

Haven’t quite decided on your menu for this weekend’s holiday entertaining? We have healthy, easy recipes you’ll love!   Brussel Sprouts Ingredients: Brussel Sprouts (Chopped in half), Salt, Pepper, Our Harissa Olive Oil and Persian Lime Olive Oil To Create: Chop Brussel Sprouts Sautee Add Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper to taste     Sautéed […]


Our Secret Homemade Hot Chocolate Recpie

Wondering what our secret homemade hot chocolate recipe ingredient might be? Well, it’s more than love! It’s our Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar! This tangy treat makes your homemade hot chocolate incomparable to other traditional recipes. Ingredients: Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar Almond Milk Half and Half Milk Chocolate (Parcels work well here!) – also you can sub Dark […]


Effortless & Delicious Garlic Potato Recipe

Often times, the simplest recipes can be some of the tastiest. Our Bodacious Olive oils & vinegar pack immense flavor, when you include them in your kitchen arsenal you can simplify the ingredient list for almost any recipe.  The following recipe uses four ingredients, with two of those being salt and pepper. The preparation and cook time […]


Best Balsamic BBQ Sauce … EVER!

This dark balsamic BBQ sauce recipe is guaranteed to make your next cookout the best one of the summer, seriously.  It goes great with chicken, ribs, burgers, and so much more. You can literally use it on anything and we highly encourage you to do so. Ingredients:  1/2 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups ketchup 1/4 […]


Hands Down: Best Brussel Sprout Recipe Ever

Brussel Sprouts Pan Seared With Mushroom Sage Olive Oil & Blackberry Ginger Dark Balsamic Vinegar Whether you are a brussel sprout lover or hater this recipe is for you. Even without bacon, it quickly turns haters into fans. The fans, well they just love them even more. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds small, fresh brussel sprouts, trimmed, dry and […]


Flourless Dark Chocolate & Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake with a Dark Chocolate Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients 5 oz. quality bittersweet chocolate 1/3 cup + 1 TBS Blood Orange Olive Oil* ½ cup sugar 3 large eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder Pinch of sea salt ½ cup Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar* * – Available at The Bodacious Olive Preheat oven to 375. Grease 8 inch round […]


Chicken Breast with Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Caramelized Onions

Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts, (boneless & Skinless) 2 to 3 TBS Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as needed* 4 TBS of  Butter 2-3 med Onions, Sliced length wise ½ tsp Fresh thyme 1 cup Mushrooms 1/3 cup Raspberry Balsamic* Salt and pepper *- Available at Bodacious Olive Instructions: Season breast with a mixture of  ¼ […]


Bitter Greens with Pancetta, Walnuts and Parmesan

Ingredients 1 oz. Shallots, finely diced 4 oz. Pancetta, cut in 1 inch pieces Salt and Pepper 6-8 oz. Bitter Greens (frisee, radicchio, dandelion, arugula) 2 oz. Walnuts, toasted and rough chopped 1 small wedge Parmesan Cheese, shavings Drizzle to taste Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar (Available at Bodacious Olive) Drizzle to taste Tuscan Herb Extra Virgin Olive […]


Roasted Pear Salad

1 cup Bodacious Olive Basil Olive Oil 1/2 cup Bodacious Olive Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar 2 lb. Anjou Pears or any other firm pear (5-6 medium), peeled with stems attached 3 cup water 1/3 cup granulated sugar 4 cinnamon sticks 1 cup dessert wine 2 cup pistachios 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tbsp. cocoa powder 5 […]


My Creole Spice Jar from “Besh Big Easy”

2 tablespoons celery salt 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice Mix it together in a small jar, shake it up well, and use it to season your gumbos, soups, and stews. It’ll […]


Chicken and Sausage Gumbo from Besh Big Easy

3/4 cup chicken fat or canola oil 3/4 cup flour 2 large onions, chopped 1 large chicken, cut into twelve pieces 2 tablespoons from My Creole Spice Jar 2 pounds spicy smoked sausage, sliced 1/2 inch thick 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped 1 tomato, seeded and chopped 3 cloves […]


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