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Chunky Tomato Salsa

Yield: 4 cups Ingredients 3-1/2 cups peeled chopped tomatoes (about 4 large) 1 large green pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 2-1/4 teaspoons salt 1 garlic clove, minced 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 1/4 cup […]

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Cranberry Pear Glazed Butternut Squash

Ingredients: 1-2 pound butternut squash peeled, seeded and diced into 1″ pieces. (Tip from Dave: Put the squash in the microwave for1minute to make peeling easier) 1 Tbsp of a sweet, fruity olive oil such as Bodacious Olive Hojiblanca EVOO or Arbosana EVOO 1/3 cup Bodacious Olive Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar 3″ sprig of fresh rosemary, leaves stripped […]

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Citrus Caprese Salad

2 lbs ripe tomatoes, sliced ¼” thick 1 lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced ¼” thick ¼ to ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves 3 to 4 TBS Bodacious Olive Blood Orange EVOO  Bodacious Olive Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar for drizzling Salt optional Place a tomato slice, a basil leaf, and a slice mozzarella on a platter or an individual plate, alternating […]

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Honey Ginger Sesame Marinade

This marinade is perfect for chicken, seafood, vegetables or pork. INGREDIENTS ¼ cup Bodacious Olive Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar 2 TBS Bodacious Olive Toasted Sesame Oil 1 tsp finely chopped or minced fresh garlic 2 TBS tamari or soy sauce DIRECTIONS Whisk together all ingredients and use to marinate one pound of chicken, pork, or seafood […]

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Bodacious One Sheet Maple-Dijon Chicken Dinner

Sundays are family dinner night at our house, and last Sunday was no exception. There was one catch, however…my parents and my husband were warned they were going to be recipe Guinea pigs with no guarantees. I can literally spend hours reading recipes and imagining how I can change them. Rarely do I prepare a […]

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Breaded Parmesan Chicken Tenders

This chicken is Milanese style and is excellent accompanied by a garlic butter sauce or even a pesto! Instead of using boneless chicken tenders, you can use chicken breasts butterflied into a cutlet and lightly pounded. Don’t be afraid to fry in ultra premium extra virgin olive oil.  The Bodacious Olive’s olive oil has a […]

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Bodacious Chicken Scampi with Tomatoes and Basil

I have to admit I was skeptical when I was asked to try the Scampi Mix from Halladay’s Harvest Barn of Vermont. But, I decided to give it a try and invite the family over to be my guinea pigs. Goodness, what a feast we had for dinner! If it weren’t for the dirty dishes […]

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Roasted Strawberry Panna Cotta

Roasting the strawberries draws out their natural juices and sugars, concentrating their sweet flavors. Ingredients For the Roasted Strawberry Cream 1 pint strawberries, hulled & halved 3 TBS Honey, divided ½ TBS Bodacious Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tsp Bodacious Olive Traditional 18 Year Balsamic Vinegar 3 TBS Crème Fraiche   For the Panna […]

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Warm Wilted Spinach Salad with a Bodacious Bacon and Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients 4 tablespoons Bodacious Olive Maple Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tablespoon Bodacious Olive Aged Red Wine Vinegar 1 teaspoon good quality Dijon style mustard 4 tablespoons Bodacious Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil (your choice) 2 tablespoon finely minced shallots 1/2 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked to a […]

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Bodacious Maple Balsamic Salmon

Ingredients: ¼ cup orange juice (fresh) ¼ cup Maple Syrup 3 TBS Bodacious Olive Maple Balsamic Vinegar 1 TBS Bodacious Olive EVOO (Butter, Blood Orange or a traditional EVOO) 1/2 tsp. garlic, minced 4 Salmon Fillets or Steaks Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Combine OJ, Maple Syrup, Balsamic, and Garlic in a saucepan over […]

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Bodacious Muffuletta

1 cup Delizia Garlic Stuffed Gordal Olives, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup black Mission olives, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup Delizia Fire Roasted Red Peppers, drained and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup roughly chopped pickled cauliflower florets 2 tablespoons drained capers 1 tablespoon chopped celery 1 tablespoon chopped carrot 1/2 cup Green Piri-Piri Chili stuffed Gordal olvies, coarsely […]

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Eggs in Purgatory from 30AEATS

This week I’m excited to share a delicious recipe with you from a wonderful local food blog, 30AEATS! In fact, Susan Benton, creator and author of 30AEATS, is not just a food blogger. She’s a food and travel writer and photographer who’s been featured in a number of regional and national publications in print and […]

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Traditional Paella with Shrimp, Chorizo, and Spicy Gordal Olives

4 tablespoons Bodacious Olive UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Red Bell Pepper – cut into thin strips 1 Green Bell Pepper – cut into thin strips1 Yellow Bell pepper – cut into thin strips 5 large cloves or garlic minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves salt pepper to taste 1 pound […]

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Bodacious Salami Pizza

INGREDIENTS 1  ea.  (12 inch) Wheat Tortilla 2 TBS Sundried Tomato Tapenade 4oz of Beecher’s Flagship cheese 5oz  Salami (sliced thin) 5 ea Basil Leaves (Fresh) 2oz Tomatoes (fresh diced) 1tsp Bodacious Olive Basil EVOO 1tsp Bodacious Olive Traditional 18yr Balsamic (as needed for taste) DIRECTIONS 1. Place tortilla in a 1/2 sheet pan over […]

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Salmon with Tangerine Balsamic Glaze

2 lbs. fresh salmon filet, skin removed 2 ½ T. Bodacious Olive Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 T. Bodacious Olive Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar 2 T freshly grated ginger root 1 T minced garlic Freshly ground black pepper Sea salt Preheat oven to 400°. Coat bottom of a 9×13 glass or ceramic baking dish […]

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Rosemary Agrumato Grilled Lamb Kabobs

Lamb Kabobs 1 1/2 pounds trimmed boneless leg of lamb, cut in 1″ pieces 2 large zucchini cut in 1″ chunks 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms 2-3 medium bell peppers in assorted colors, cut in 1″ pieces 8 large skewers – metal or wooden and soaked in water for 1 hour For the Marinade 1/2 cup […]

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Herbed Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Reduction

Ingredients: cooking spray 8 3-oz. lamb rib chops, trimmed 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped 3/4 cup Bodacious Olive Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon water 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 […]

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Blueberry and Lemon Olive Oil Bundt Cakes

For The Cake: 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup sour cream 2 large eggs 1/2 cup Bodacious Olive Lemon Olive Oil + 1 tablespoon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 2 cups […]

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Balsamic Beef Tenderloin

“This is the perfect go-to recipe for guests or a family gathering. Beef tenderloin is one of the easiest meats to prepare. It tastes delicious and always makes a tempting presentation. With all the flavored Dark Balsamic Vinegars available, the options are endless.” – Michele Senac Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 11/2 pounds beef tenderloin roast, trimmed […]

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Great Uses for Alfoos Mango Balsamic

* Drizzle Mango Balsamic Vinegar over grilled shrimp. * Drizzle on a fresh fruit salad. * Combine ½ cup Mango Balsamic Vinegar 3 Tbsp. olive oil, salt, pepper and 4 chicken breasts; marinade up to 2 hours. Grill; top with chopped mangoes. *Drizzle over spinach, berries, blue cheese and walnuts for a flavorful salad. * […]

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