Quick & Easy

Sundae best

Sundae best: add quick toppings to ice cream for deliciously easy desserts - Food: Summer EntertainingIce cream means instant dessert. It waits in the freezer, always on call, ready to appear au naturel or dressed up for a celebration.

Date food

Date food: trick her into thinking you're a gourmet cook with this quick and easy mealBeef, like this filet mignon, is a great source of CLA--CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID--a type of good fat that has been shown in studies to help increase muscle mass and decrease levels of body fat.

Quick, healthy dishes

Quick, healthy dishes - recipesChicken and Vegetables With Penne makes a hearty one-dish meal. Note: To save time, prep foods-slice, dice and so on-as other items cook.

Go fish

Go fish: start with seafood for a quick, tasty dinner - WeeknightPutting a balanced meal on the table every night is a challenge when work and family compete for your attention. But eating well might be easier than you think--if you think fish. It cooks quickly and is a lean source of protein and iron.

Salad days

Salad days: rice chills out for an easy weeknight meal - Food: Quick CookThis salad is a simplified, lightened version of Richard Wong's original. Make your own seasoning sauce as directed here or, for a shortcut, use a purchased sauce such as his Chinablue Sesame Soy Sauce.


Olive Oil Comprehension Test for Consumers

Questions:.1. 'Olive oil is good for you' (True/False).2. 'Light' olive oils are more palatable than 'extra virgin' olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil has a strong smell and taste' (True/False).

3. 'Real extra virgin olive oil should have sediment at the bottom of the bottle.' (True/False).4. 'Italy is the world's largest producer of olive oil' (True/False).

5. 'The best olive oil comes from Italy' (True/False).6. 'Large brands sell olive oil for less because they buy in large bulk quantities' (True/False).7.

'If is says 'extra virgin olive oil' on the label ? it must be true' (True/False).8. 'Pure' olive oil is good quality' (True/False).9. 'Olive oil' after a time needs to be refrigerated' (True/False).10.

'Olive oil good for frying' (True/False).Answers:.1.

True. Studies have revealed that real extra virgin olive oil has the following health benefits: anti-inflammatory, protect against bowel, breast and colon cancer, fight heart disease, prevent wrinkles, reduce blood pressure.2. False.

By definition the taste and aroma of real 'extra' virgin olive oil is 'irreproachable'. Any olive oil product with a overpowering smell or taste is not 'extra'. 'Light' olive oils are refined oils with a very small amount of virgin olive oil mixed in.

The smaller the amount of virgin olive oil mixed in the 'lighter' the oil.3. True (sometimes).

Extra virgin olive oil is a natural product, the amount of sediment will depend on many different factors. Extra virgin olive oil can be passed through a clay-cellulose filter which will remove most of the sediment. Remaining sediment may be absorbed by the olive oil or collect at the bottom of the bottle.

4. False. Spain is by far the largest producer of olive oil.

5. False. Olive oil is classified by quality not geography. 'Extra virgin' is the highest quality of olive oil regardless of origin. Italy produces more than it consumes, most of what is sold as 'Italian' olive oil is imported and packed in Italy, then resold as Italian.6.

False. Olive oil pricing is commodity based. Bulk quantities are already factored in to the commodity pricing.

The only way to reduce the price is to mix the oil with cheaper oils.7. False. In the olive oil business the 'F' stands for 'Fraud'. Fraud is a major problem.

Any olive oil you purchase should look, smell and taste like olive oil. The price should be commensurate with commodity pricing. If it is too cheap ? it's not olive oil.8. False.

As far as olive oil is concerned 'Pure' is a misnomer that actually means 'impure'. Olive oil sold as 'pure' is refined by a heat and chemical process. It is not natural and should not be confused with 'virgin'.

9. False. Olive oil should not be refrigerated.

Cold temperatures will cause the oil to go cloudy. Olive oil should be stored out of direct sunlight. Real extra virgin olive oil will maintain it's properties for many months.10. True. Olive oil is the most stable of oils, it resists temperatures of 320º - 392º (Fahrenheit) and is the slowest oil to decompose.

Another advantage ? olive oil impregnates fried foods less than other oils so it the calorie content is actually lower.Score:
8 -10 = Excellent
5 ? 7 = Good
3 ? 5 = Needs Improvement
1 ? 2 = Needs a lot of Improvement.

.Kelly Martinez ? Managing Director Antonio Celentano Extra Virgin Olive Oil http://www.antoniocelentano.

com.Antonio Celentano Extra Virgin Olive Oil is 100% real extra virgin olive oil extracted from locally grown olives, bottled on site in Córdoba, Spain.

By: Kelly Martinez

Health Food

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Strawberry Jammed Out - Latest news from the strawberry jam front - the tide of strawberries is advancing, threatening to engulf me in a wave of strawberries waiting to be processed, taking up whole shelves of the fridge, lurking in corners just when I thought I'd done the.

A perfect cup of coffee - There are several steps and many factors that help to create the perfect cup of coffee.

Spicy Garlic Shrimp - Thanks to the heart-healthy garlic and olive oil and the cayenne pepper in this recipe, it is a great, healthy recipe that works well as an appetizer or a main dish.

Knock Your Socks Off Brownie Recipe - Knock Your Socks Off brownie recipe, is a very fitting title unless you're not wearing socks.