A Full Day of Romantic Meals

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What’s better than a romantic, candlelit meal shared with your loved one?  A full day of delicious Valentine’s meals! Of course, we all understand if you want to kick the kids out later to enjoy that romantic candlelit dinner you’ve been craving!

Breakfast

 

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After a few cups of hot coffee and some good conversation, treat yourself to a simple, easy meal that’s fun for the entire family to participate in.  Sometimes the best little moments are when the whole family gets a little messy and works together to create something delicious.  Pasolivo Granola with a touch of creamy vanilla yogurt and a fresh sprinkle of blueberries is the perfect way to start the special day with a little love.

Lunch

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This day should be a combo of laid back AND delicious.  There should be time for preparation of delicious meals, but also time to cuddle up with the family and reminisce about your favorite memories together. Keep it simple with Citrus Pesto Turkey Burgers featuring Pasolivo Citrus Olive Oil, Sparkling Citrus Vinegar, and Kosher Flake Sea Salt.

 Dinner Appetizer

Now, we all want to keep dinnertime as romantic as possible.  Whether that means sending the kids off to Grandma’s or to a friend’s house, this is the time for the three of you (you, your loved one, AND your delicious dinnertime lineup).

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Pasolivo Basil Feta Dip is not only easy and incredibly flavorful, but it combines just a few simple ingredients to create something mouthwatering.  Stick the baguette in the oven for a few minutes for the amazing combination of crunchy bread and creamy feta. Drizzle with a little extra Basil Olive Oil for a rich, peppery finish.

Main Course

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Sometimes the most delicious dinners are those that you simply stick in the oven and  allow to slowly fill your nostrils with the comforting (though hunger-inducing) aroma of a traditional home-cooked recipe.  Some of these include a fresh baked loaf of bread, morning blueberry muffins, and of course, roast chicken.  May we present the main course, Pasolivo Italian Chicken.

Side

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Traditionally Ratatouille is served as a main dish with a crusty loaf of french bread, but it can also be shared as a complement to the main dish.  The addition of the Herbs de Provence and Tuscan Olive Oil in Pasolivo Ratatouille recipe pair delightfully with the citrus flavors of the Italian Chicken.

Dessert

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If there’s anything better than a rich chocolate cake, it’s a rich chocolate cake with an added lemony zing!  This Chocolate Lemon Olive Oil Cake is so delectable and moist that no one would ever know it’s vegan.  The chocolate balances beautifully with the subtly sweet lemon flavor. And with that, the addition of Lemon Olive Oil preserves baked goods LONGER than butter!  So enjoy this for the rest of the week as well!

 

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Check out these handpicked Pasolivo gift sets:

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For the ultimate foodie and chef, we suggest the Pasolivo Dinner for Two Gift Set which includes Kosher Flake Sea Salt, Tuscan Blend, Garlic-Lemon Olive Oil, and a set of hand carved olive wood utensils.

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For the one who needs a little bit of relaxation, check out the Grapefruit Bath and Body Gift Set with Grapefruit Lotion, Hand Soap, and Body Butter. This set contains essential oils that are uplifting and mildly stimulating. ​

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.

National Women’s Health Week 2017

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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!

20 Ways to Enjoy Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Pasolivo

Olive oil is a natural flavor enhancer, meaning it will make your tomatoes taste better, your salads taste fresher, and your steaks taste richer.  Don’t believe me?  Try this fun experiment:  Chop up a tomato, cucumber or even an apple and divide between two plates.  Leave one plain and the other, drizzle with Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Taste the plain tomato, cucumber or apple first, then go ahead, try the one with one of our Extra Virgin Olive Oils.  Now doesn’t that taste better?  You’ll find it makes the apple taste sweeter and the tomato and cucumber taste richer.

Pasolivo award winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil is for people who appreciate quality.  You wouldn’t drink bad wine and you shouldn’t use poor quality olive oil.  However, unlike wine, olive oil should not be aged, but enjoyed daily starting with breakfast all the way through dessert.

  1. Drizzle in the pan before you make your scrambled eggs, omelet or fried egg, it will make the eggs taste heavenly. Drizzle a little over the top of your eggs before serving.
  1. Mix with a little honey and drizzle on your morning toast for a healthy start to the day.
  1. For a mid-morning snack, use it on your homemade granola or oatmeal or make up a quick hummus by blending olive oil, garbanzo beans, lemon juice and garlic.
  1. For lunch it is obviously the star ingredient in your salad vinaigrette, try a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of Pasolivo Balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Use this for your salads or cooked vegetables.  For something with a little more punch, try 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 minced garlic clove, salt, pepper and 6 tablespoons Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Use this with salads, cooked vegetables or as a marinade for chicken, beef, pork, fish or vegetables.  Or better yet, double or triple the recipes and keep your own bottle to use throughout the week.
  1. Give your sandwich a flavor makeover by using Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil drizzled on your bread instead of mayonnaise.
  1. Make happy hour happier and add 2 tablespoons of Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your Tomato Salsa, Guacamole, Mango Salsa, or Citrus Salsa.
  1. Elevate your cheese platter. Slice a handful of grapes in half and place in a bowl.  Drizzle with Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkle with a little salt.  Gently toss and pour over Fresh mozzarella or goat cheese or a wedge of brie or your favorite Manchego and enjoy all of the flavor explosions.
  1. For dinner, sauté your vegetables in a large sauté pan with a drizzle of Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then move them to a plate and add a little more olive oil and cook a filet of fish or chicken breast.  Remove and deglaze the pan with a little balsamic vinegar or lemon juice, return the fish or chicken to the pan, for a healthy one-pot meal.
  1. Finish your steaks or any meat, chicken or fish for that matter with a drizzle just as you would add a little salt to bring out the natural goodness in your food.
  1. Pair Sundried tomatoes, capers, Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil with seared scallops, fish or chicken.
  1. Sauté mushrooms and shallots until caramelized and tender and add Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive oil and some parmesan for some extra umami goodness.
  1. Make Mediterranean Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes with potatoes, minces garlic, Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and a little vegetable or chicken broth.
  1. Glaze carrots with Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, honey and cardamom or mint.
  1. Sauté or roast broccoli with Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil and add feta.
  1. Cauliflower with Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sage and parmesan is a healthy low carb side dish.
  1. Boil Fingerling Potatoes and green beans and when tender, toss with garlic and Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, finish with some parmesan cheese for a great side dish or pot-luck dish.
  1. Roast sweet potatoes, peel and mash with Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, nutmeg and curry powder for a rich and savory side dish.
  1. Finally, for dessert, olive oil has been used for centuries in Mediterranean cuisine to make cookies and cakes. Replace other fats in your baking recipes and reduce cholesterol and saturated fats in your diet.
  1. Make a chocolate sauce for ice cream and desserts or for dipping pretzels, potato chips or strawberries! Melt 6 ounces of chocolate with 2 tablespoons Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and a few pinches of salt.
  1. Add it to apple sauce instead of butter for a healthy and flavorful dessert or snack.

Go beyond the sipping, salads and dipping and make Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil a star ingredient in every meal.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil should be an ingredient not an afterthought in your recipes.  Its flavor should be as good and powerful as the other ingredients.