Back-to-School with Pasolivo

Back-to-School can be a busy time for both parents and children. As a parent, you want to know that your child is eating healthy and getting the proper nutrients. We have compiled a list of Back-to-School snacks for your children – whether it’s something they take with them to school, or a snack they can have after school, Pasolivo wants to make back-to-school snacks as healthy and simple as possible.

Made with a Pasolivo extra virgin olive oil of your choice, sweet honey, and salty seeds and nuts, you will love that our Pasolivo Granola is a healthy choice. You can also use the homemade mixture to create our Chewy Breakfast Bars and our Granola Bites. 

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Homemade Pasolivo Granola using Pasolivo olive oil

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Homemade Pasolivo Granola with extra virgin olive oil

Our Chewy Breakfast Bars are created using Pasolivo extra virgin olive oil, Pasolivo Honey, and a salty mix of seeds and nuts. Cut the granola into pieces and take with you on-the-go. This mixture is slightly different than the Pasolivo Granola with an addition of Almond Butter and Flake Cereal.

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Homemade Chewy Breakfast Bars made with extra virgin olive oil

Granola Bites are a great snack for all ages. Made using our Pasolivo Granola, add Nut Butter and form into small balls. Refrigerate and enjoy!

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Homemade Granola Bites made with extra virgin olive oil

We hope your children have a great school year and enjoy these healthy alternatives.

Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the Skin

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The health benefits of olive oil go far beyond how often we consume the product. In fact, it’s common to have olive oil sitting in your medicine cabinet for anything besides drinking it. Olive oil has several uses, some of which you may not have known or heard of before. We have compiled some of the most common ways that olive oil can benefit your skin and prevent aging.

According to Women’s Health Magazine, olive oil can be used to eliminate wrinkles. Use extra virgin olive oil as a daily moisturizer, a pre-cleanser before your main cleanse, and as an anti-aging regimen. Since olive oil does not contain harsh chemicals, it doesn’t damage the skin, and, in turn, contains moisturizing benefits. It is a safe and alternate way to provide yourself with a glow that is complete with a natural moisturizer.

Extra virgin olive oil can also help reduce dandruff and keep your cuticles and nails healthy. Huffington Post also added that you can use olive oil for dry and irritated skin, sun burns, rashes, and bug bites. This is especially useful in the summer when the temperature can be in triple digits or in the dry, winter months. Whether you are camping, cooking, at the beach, or in the woods, olive oil can be a staple product.

In the article by Marie Claire, “5 Reasons You Should Be Using Olives from Head to Toe”  it said, “..if you’re relegating olives as lettuce toppers and olive oil as one half of your vinaigrette, you’re missing out on some of its most potent benefits—the ability to make your hair gleam, skin glow, and even freshen up your manicure.”

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Olive oil in bath and body products can help with anti-aging

Olive oil contains Vitamin E and Vitamin K as well anti-inflammatory benefits that help reduce scarring, redness, and breakouts. According to Allure magazine, You can also combine course sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil to help with chapped or dry lips, use it as a make-up remover for tough and stubborn make-up, as an ear wax remedy and as a shaving cream replacement.

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Next time you wash your hair, your face, or do your nails, try incorporating a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and see if there are any noticeable changes. Pasolivo offers several California Extra Virgin Olive Oil options that are great for cooking, baking, and for the skin. Click HERE to browse our selection and to find the one that best fits your needs.

Looking for an all-natural skincare line? Pasolivo offers bath of body products that are created using our olive oils and does not contain harsh chemicals. Click HERE to browse our selection.

Do you have any olive oil secrets that you are willing to share? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

Celebrate Fourth of July with Pasolivo

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What is better than spending the Fourth of July with family, friends, and neighbors? Adding Pasolivo products, flavors, and seasonings of course! We have put together several recipe ideas below to make the Fourth of July as easy, fun, and entertaining as possible. We also included several gift sets below to help amplify your Fourth of July celebration!

The St. Germain Sparkling Sangria is filled with colorful fruit and is a perfect summer cocktail. This easy-to-make sangria can be customized to your liking and makes 12-16 glasses for entertaining! Click HERE for the full recipe.

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St. Germain Sparkling Sangria

The Italian Basil Corn on the Cob is an ideal summer side dish! You can bake or grill this corn on the cob in this easy-to-make recipe! Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Italian Basil Corn on the Cob

If you prefer Lemon Pepper over Italian Basil, the Lemon Pepper Corn on the Cob is perfect for you! It is perfect for a picnic, BBQ, or a family gathering! It is simple to make and uses our Pasolivo Lemon Pepper Blend. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Lemon Pepper Corn on the Cob

Choose a healthier alternative by making the Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger! The Citrus Pesto sauce is made-from-scratch and provides a fresh and delicious flavor. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger

The Pasolivo Yam Fries pair wonderfully with the Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger! The fries have a delicious combination of sweet and salty flavors which will be sure to please your 4th of July crowd. Click HERE for the full recipe.

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Pasolivo Yam Fries

If you are looking for a gift set that has a little bit of everything, you will want to go with The Entertainer. Hosting the party? This one will provide you with everything you need for every type of guest. Click HERE for the full gift set details.

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The Entertainer Gift Set

Bring the Heat is a great choice for the those who love spice! This gift set comes with our Lime Olive Oil, Habanero Stuffed Olives, Fiery Ale Mustard, Sriracha Salt and Ghost Pepper Salt. Click HERE to take a look.

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Bring the Heat Gift Set

The BBQ Essentials gift set was made for the grill master! With our California Blend Olive Oil, Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Smoky Spice Blend, and Sriracha Salt, your cuisine will never be the same. Click HERE to take a look at this gift set.

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BBQ Essentials Gift Set

Enjoy all the flavors of Italy with the Italian Essentials set. Enhance your grilled meats with the Tuscan-Style Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil or finish grilled vegetables with the 18-year Aged Balsamic. The Artichoke & Olive Marinara, Spicy Italian Blend, and Sun Ripened Tomato Sea Salt are excellent additions to any pasta dish or Italian inspired meal. Click HERE to view this bundle.
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Italian Essentials Gift Set

Olive Festival 2017 – Pasolivo

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Attendees of the 14th Annual Olive Festival could take a photo with an olive

The 14th Annual Olive Festival in Paso Robles, California over the weekend was a success! If you weren’t able to join us, we were the Title Sponsor and provided visitors with a complimentary tasting of our products. Our booth consisted of our award-winning olive oil, olive wood products, seasonings and salts to pair with our olive oil, tea towels, vinegar’s, and bath and body products.

The Olive Festival offered more than one hundred olive-related products. Right by our booth there was live music, the weather was absolutely amazing, and it was great to meet so many people! This family-friendly event included samplings, a mobile olive oil press, olive oil ice cream, and a cooking contest.

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Pasolivo Lime, Basil, and Rosemary flavored olive oil and Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Pasolivo seasonings, salts, and vinegar’s

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Pasolivo bath and body products

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Tea towels displayed for sale

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Olive Wood spoons and tile coasters displayed at the Pasolivo booth on June 3, 2017

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Those who stopped by the booth received a complimentary tasting with a slice of fresh bread that is made locally

If you missed us this year, join us next year for the 15th Annual Olive Festival in Paso Robles. We look forward to seeing you there! You can also visit our website HERE to view our products or you can click HERE to read more about our Press Club.  You can also visit us at:

Pasolivo Ranch
8530 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, California 93446

Downtown Pasolivo
1229 Park Street
Paso Robles, California 93446

 

National Women’s Health Week 2017

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Women celebrating and supporting each other

Women’s Health Week is “a national effort by an alliance of government organizations to raise awareness about manageable steps women can take to improve their health.” —Speakers for Nurses

It is never too late to work on your health. This year, the National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day and runs through the 20th of May. This week was created to focus on women’s health, the importance of positive and healthy behaviors, and how important regular check-ups are. There is also a strong focus on a healthy diet which is where Pasolivo steps in.

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Spring Fruit Salad with Yogurt

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Lime Roasted Corn Salad

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Pasta made with our California blend extra virgin olive oil

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Savory Tuscan Roasted Nuts

The majority of our recipes provide a reflection of one of the world’s healthiest diets – the Mediterranean diet. This diet consists highly of plant-based foods, replacing butter with olive oils, and incorporating herbs and spices. Our recipes are created using healthy alternatives and healthy fats. If you are looking for a recipe made with Pasolivo olive oils, you can view our recipes HERE.

Did you know that over the past decade, scientists have discovered increasing evidence that authentic extra virgin olive oil has a broad range of outstanding health benefits? This includes, but is not limited to: decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, providing a significant amount of antioxidants and moisturizing benefits, controlling cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, may help prevent depression, fights Osteoporosis, and keeps the heart young.

So what can you do to participate this week? Women’s Health recommends taking a healthy selfie, taking a health quiz, take a lunchtime walk, or host a healthy potluck.

They also discussed what steps you can take for better health:
-Visiting a doctor and getting a checkup
-Staying active
-Eating healthy
-Avoiding unhealthy behaviors
-Paying attention to mental health

Here at Pasolivo, our business is creating award-winning olive oils, but our passion is in hand-crafting the healthiest, most natural products possible. Stop by today for a complimentary tasting!

We are located at:

8530 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, California 93466

1229 Park Street
Paso Robles, CA 93466

Visit us at: 

www.pasolivo.com

 We look forward to seeing you soon!

Cinco de Mayo – Mouthwatering Recipes and Food Combinations

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Strawberry and Sriracha Blended Margarita

Although there is a lot of history based around Cinco de Mayo, it is also a time to enjoy new and delicious flavors, food combinations, and celebrations. The best way to celebrate is through food, and for us, that means Chicken Fajitas, Lime Black Bean Salsa, and Strawberry Margaritas! Whether you are spending Cinco de Mayo with one person or an entire group, we have all of the recipes you need to have a spectacular meal.

The sizzle of grilled fajitas is a recognizable sound and the taste is even better. These mouthwatering Chicken Fajitas offer a unique flavor using our Pasolivo Lime Olive Oil.  The Chicken Fajitas are perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any other special occasion where you would like to incorporate some southwestern flare.

Chicken Fajitas with Pasolivo Lime Olive Oil

To continue in the celebration, the Lime Black Bean Salsa  can be used as the perfect appetizer served with chips and guacamole or it can be a great addition to the fajitas. Just add it to the side or on top of your fajitas and it will be an amazing zesty combination.


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Pasolivo Lime Black Bean Salsa

The salsa and fajitas utilize the Pasolivo Lime Olive Oil which is blended with the oil from the rind of limes for a subtle blend that is perfect for many dishes! This multi-use oil can be purchased HERE.

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Pasolivo Lime Olive Oil

The Strawberry and Sriracha Blended Margarita is a great way to top off a wonderful meal using complimentary flavors. Use our Pasolivo Sriracha Sea Salt and our Pasolivo Lime Olive Oil to rim your Margarita glasses. The short video below shows how easy these are to make!

Enjoy!

Perfect for Easter: Healthy and Simple Recipes the Whole Family Will Enjoy

With Easter quickly approaching, we want to make your menu as simple and healthy as possible. Setting aside just a few hours, you can enjoy some of your favorite Pasolivo products in these delicious Easter recipes.

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Yogurt and Citrus Olive Oil Chicken

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Yogurt and Citrus Olive Oil Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

The Yogurt and Citrus Olive Oil Chicken is a healthy option with a sweetness that is delivered through the lemon juice, yogurt, and the Pasolivo Citrus Olive Oil.

In a medium bowl, mix together the following: ½ cup nonfat Greek style yogurt, four cloves garlic (crushed), one tablespoon fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper, and two tablespoons Pasolivo Citrus Olive Oil. Add four chicken cutlets to the mix and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to two hours. Heat one tablespoon of Pasolivo Citrus Oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Wipe the excess marinade off of the chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through (about four minutes per side). Alternately, you can grill them as well.

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Egg, Asparagus, and Cheese Frittata

The Egg, Asparagus, and Cheese Frittata is a healthy addition to an Easter meal. Taking less than an hour to make, this Frittata will be one that guests will be talking about for days to come.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sauté or roast asparagus in two tablespoons of Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) until tender. In a mixing bowl, combine 18 large eggs, one to two teaspoons of Pasolivo Truffle Sea Salt and pepper to taste. Mix with a fork until combined. Add one large bunch of Asparagus (tough ends snapped off and cut into one to two inch pieces) and eight ounces of feta or goat cheese crumbles to mixture and mix until combined. Brush two tablespoons of Pasolivo EVOO on a 9 x 13 oven safe dish. Pour egg mixture into dish making sure to get all of the cheese and goodies from the bottom. Top with two ounces of grated Parmesan or Romano cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes until filling sets. Remove from oven and let rest about 15 minutes. Drizzle with remaining two tablespoons of Pasolivo EVOO and sprinkle with a little more salt. Serve warm or room temperature.

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Arugula and Lemon Salad with Parmesan and Pears

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Arugula and Lemon Salad with Parmesan and Pears and a side of Olive Oil

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The complete entrée of Arugula and Lemon Salad with Parmesan and Pears

The Arugula and Lemon Salad with Parmesan and Pears recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare with no cooking time.

Wash the Arugula. Mix one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, three tablespoons Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil and toss with three ounces of baby arugula (six cups) and two pears (sliced). Top with Parmesan shavings. Enjoy!

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Fresh Fruit and Lemon Curd Tart with Shortbread Crust

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Chill the Lemon Tart two to four hours before serving

Guests will enjoy this amazing Fresh Fruit and Lemon Curd Tart with Shortbread Crust dessert to top off their Easter meal.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together one to one and a half cups all-purpose flour, ½ cup powdered sugar, ½ teaspoon Pasolivo Pacific Blue Kosher Salt, and one teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or thyme (optional) until combined. Pour in ½ cup Pasolivo Artisan Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and stir gently with a wooden spoon or plastic spatula until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated. Do not overmix. The dough should be soft but still clumpy when combined. Brush a nine or ten-inch tart pan (with removable bottom) with Pasolivo Artisan Blend EVOO and place a round of parchment paper in the pan. Place all of the dough in the center and gently press into sides, forming the crust, starting with the edges and then fill in the center. Use extra flour on your hands if dough is too sticky. Use a spoon to smooth out dough if necessary. Prick dough with a fork and chill crust for 15-30 minutes in the freezer. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and cool completely to room temperature. When cooled, top shortbread with Lemon Curd (Recipe below). Drizzle, brush, or toss fresh seasonal fruits with two or more tablespoons of Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil, and then arrange fruit nicely on top of Lemon Curd layer. Chill two to four hours before serving.

For the Lemon Curd, in a medium saucepan, heat ¼ cup sugar, ¾ cup water, ¼ teaspoon salt, and one teaspoon lemon zest (approximately one lemon) to a boil. In a medium bowl, whisk three egg yolks, ¼ cup sugar, and three tablespoons cornstarch until well blended. When water mixture comes to a boil, temper egg yolk mixture and then add all of the tempered egg mixture back into the water pan. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently until mixture simmers and thickens, do not burn or curdle. When it starts to thicken, stir more vigorously to avoid lumps. Should reach 175-180 degrees F. Remove from heat and transfer to clean bowl. Add ¼ cup fresh lemon juice and ¼ cup Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil, and whisk until combined. Place plastic wrap on top of Lemon Curd and place in refrigerator to cool before using. Re-whisk before spreading on shortbread crust.

Enjoy!