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zucchini bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup SOOC lemon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare an 8-inch pan by coating the sides and bottom with olive oil.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the grated zucchini, brown sugar, olive oil, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and spices. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold in the walnuts and lemon zest if using.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 40 to 55 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and cool on the rack completely before cutting and serving.

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Ingredients:

2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground corianderCarrot
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
4 large carrots, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
7 tablespoons SOOC Harissa extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup red quinoa
2 cups water
3 tablespoons SOOC Honey Ginger balsamic vinegar
5 ounces mixed salad greens
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
1/2 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a small bowl, mix the spices together. In a medium bowl, toss the carrots, onion and 2 tablespoons of the Harissa olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon of the spice mix (saving remaining spice mix for Quinoa) and toss to coat. Spread the vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until tender.

2. Meanwhile, spread the walnuts in a pie plate and bake for about 7 minutes, until golden. Let cool, then coarsely chop.

3. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 teaspoons of the spice mix and the water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 17 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork and let cool slightly.

4. In a large bowl, whisk the remaining Harissa olive oil with 3 tablespoons of the Honey Ginger balsamic vinegar, adding remaining spice mix (if any). Salt and pepper to taste, or add one teaspoon of Dijon Mustard, if desired. Add the salad greens, Quinoa, roasted vegetables, cranberries, walnuts, and toss to coat. Finish with Parsley. If presentation is a must, toss the greens with half of the dressing first, and spoon Quinoa mix on top of greens with remaining dressing.

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Ingredients:
8 to 9 Small to Medium Red And Yellow Beets
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Cup Walnut Halves
2 1/2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
Salt & Pepper
3 Ounces Goat Cheeseroasted-beet-salad-with-walnuts-and-goat-cheese

Dressing:
1/4 Cup Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/2 Cup Walnut Oil
3 Tablespoons Chopped Chives
Salt & Pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Wash and dry the beets and place in an oven-proof casserole dish, then bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the beets are tender when pierced with a knife.
Allow to cool, then cut off each end and peel.
To prepare the walnuts, heat the butter until sizzling in a frying pan over medium heat and then add walnuts.

Cook the walnuts for about 2 minutes, shaking the pan a few times while they cook.
Add the maple syrup and season with salt and pepper.
Remove from the heat and set aside.

To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients into a bowl and whisk until smooth.
To assemble the salad, slice the beets and arrange them attractively onto four plates.
Sprinkle with walnuts and crumble the goat cheese over the beets.
Whisk the dressing once more, and then drizzle some of the dressing over each plate.

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Vinaigrette

2 tablespoon Cranberry Pear White Balsamic

Pinch of salt

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

5 tablespoons Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 1/2 teaspoons shallots, finely minced

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Salad

4 cups torn Bibb lettuce or romaine or mixed field greens, washed, patted dry

1 small pear, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

4 tablespoons gorgonzola cheese, blue cheese or feta cheese

3 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

To make the vinaigrette: In a food processor or blender, mix the balsamic vinegar, salt and mustard. Slowly drizzle in the oil while the processor is on and process until an emulsion forms. Adjust the seasonings as necessary. Add the shallots and black pepper. Make this up to 2 to 3 days in advance and store in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature, whisk before using.

To make the salad: Place the greens in a large bowl. Drizzle a few tablespoons vinaigrette over the greens. Toss gently to coat the leaves. You might not use all the vinaigrette.

Divide the greens on 2 plates. Top each with a few pear slices and sprinkle with crumbled cheese. Sprinkle on some coarsely chopped walnuts. Drizzle more vinaigrette on top of the walnuts if desired.

Cook’s note: To toast the nuts, place on a tray in a toaster oven. Toast about 4 minutes or until fragrant. Watch carefully; they can burn easily.

http://www.freep.com/article/20110210/FEATURES02/102100395/Pear-Gorgonzola-Salad-Walnuts

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3/4 cup Stillwater Olive Oil Co. Butter Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (165 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter EVOO, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. (cookie dough may seem greasy but the cookies will turn out beautiful!).
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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