Ellie’s Easy Salad Dressing


1 cup Lemon, Lime or Blood Orange Olive Oil
1 cup White Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 – 1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
*If pouring over a salad containing fruit optional to add 1 packet of artificial sweetner*


Add choice of Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and Dijon mustard to a bowl and whisk until blended. Pour over salad, mix and serve.


Thank you Ellie for your recipe and sharing us with your family and friends!

Infused Croutons

Take your soup/salad to the next level with INFUSED Homemade Croutons


1 loaf of French bread cubed
1/4 c (approx depending on loaf size) Tuscan Herb Olive Oil (or Rosemary Oil or Garlic Oil)
Salt and pepper and/or favorite season blend


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, evenly drizzle your choice of olive oil over cubed bread.
Sprinkle the seasoning evenly over the bread &  toss gently until well-combined.

Spread the bread cubes out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake until golden, turn once halfway through cooking in order to brown all sides of the croutons. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the cubes, so watch to be sure that they do not burn. Should take approximately 10-15 minutes

Remove from oven, and let cool completely. Use immediately, or store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.

Honey Sriracha Balsamic Glazed Wings

2 lbs. Chicken Wings
2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted
1 tbsp. Gourmet Blends Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp. Chopped Fresh Cilantro Leaves
Sesame Seeds (for garnish)

5 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
1 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Gourmet Blends Sriracha Balsamic
1 tbsp. Soy Sauce
Juice of 1 Lime


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. To make the glaze, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Stir in honey, Sriracha, soy sauce and lime juice. Bring to a boil; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, combine wings, butter, Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
4. Place onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, using metal tongs to turn at halftime. Brush wings with Sriracha glaze and broil for 3-4 minutes, or until crisp and crusted.
Serve immediately. Garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds!
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Healthy Sriracha Mango Chicken Balsamic Bowl



2 Fillets Organic Chicken Breasts
1 (almost ripe) Mango
1 Lime
1/2 cup Sriracha Mango Balsamic
1 cup Puréed Mango
1 Chopped Shallot
Cilantro for garnish
1 Garlic Clove

Season Chicken with sea salt, juice of 1 lime, fresh black cracked pepper and garlic. Set to side. Pour 1/2 cup Sriracha Mango Balsamic, puréed mango and shallot into bowl and mix until it becomes a thick and chunky dressing. Set to side.Throw chicken on the grill, once it’s done, plate it and slice it. Pour dressing overtop, plate with white jasmine rice and chopped mango, garnish with cilantro and enjoy!



Burrata Salad with Peaches

Burrata Salad with Peaches:: Pickled Peppers and Pea Tendrils Beauty + A150402 Food & Wine + Best New Chefs + July 2015

Burrata Salad with Peaches:: Pickled Peppers and Pea Tendrils Beauty

Super Creamy Burrata

1 banana pepper or cubanelle pepper, seeded and thinly sliced into rings
2/3 cup Champagne vinegar
2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons minced shallot
2 tablespoons Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
Kosher salt

Two 6-ounce balls of burrata cheese, patted dry and halved
1/2 cup small mint leaves
8 cups pea tendrils (4 1/2 ounces)
1 cup small purslane sprigs
Kosher salt
1 large, ripe yellow peach, pitted and cut into 12 wedges
1/2 yellow peach

MAKE THE PICKLED PEPPER Place the pepper rings in a small heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, boil the vinegar and salt, stirring, until the salt dissolves; pour over the pepper rings. Let stand at room temperature for 90 minutes. Drain.

MEANWHILE, MAKE THE DRESSING In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and shallot and let stand for 30 minutes. Slowly whisk in both oils until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.

MAKE THE SALAD In a food processor, puree 1 ball of burrata until smooth and spreadable. Spread the burrata puree in shallow bowls. In a medium bowl, toss the mint, pea tendrils, purslane and pickled pepper rings with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Mound the salad in the bowls. Tear the remaining burrata into small pieces and arrange in the salads along with the peach wedges.

The drained pickled pepper rings can be refrigerated for 1 week.

Pair this salad with a minerally, strawberry-scented rose.


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Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake


Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

3 blood orange
1 cup Caster Sugar
4 tablespoons buttermilk
3 eggs
2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 pinch salt
2/3 cup of Blood Orange Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Grate zest from 2 oranges and place in a bowl with sugar. Using your fingers, rub ingredients together until orange zest is evenly distributed in sugar.

Supreme an orange: Cut off bottom and top so fruit is exposed and orange can stand upright on a cutting board. Cut away peel and pith, following curve of fruit with your knife. Cut orange segments out of their connective membranes and let them fall into a bowl. Repeat with another orange. Break up segments with your fingers to about 1/4-inch pieces.

Halve remaining orange and squeeze juice into a measuring cup. You will have about 1/4 cup or so. Add buttermilk or yogurt to juice until you have 2/3 cup liquid altogether. Pour mixture into bowl with sugar and whisk well. Whisk in eggs.

In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gently whisk dry ingredients into wet ones. Switch to a spatula and fold in oil a little at a time. Fold in pieces of orange segments. Scrape batter into pan and smooth top.

Bake cake for about 55 minutes, or until it is golden and a knife inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes, then unmold and cool to room temperature right-side up. Serve with whipped cream and honey-blood orange compote, if desired.


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Fish Tacos with Homemade Pico de Gallo


Fish Tacos with Homemade Pico de Gallo

4 thick Fillets of Cod
2 Lemons
1 Ripe Tomato or 5 Roma Tomatoes
1 Serrano Pepper
1 Jalapeño Pepper
1 Small Chopped Onion
1 Chopped Avocado
1 tbsp. of minced Garlic
1 bunch of Chopped Cilantro
Sazon (1 pkt)
Black Cracked Pepper
Pinch of Sea Salt
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
Chopped Cabbage
Corn Tortilla
Flour (Pour 2 cups of flour on a plate and set next to, but not to close to, the pan with Coconut Oil inside. You’re going to need it right before you begin cooking the fish)

For the Pico de Gallo:
Throw onion, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, cilantro, avocado, salt and pepper into bowl and gently mix. Squeeze lemon overtop. Put in fridge.

For the Fish:
Cut cod into small sections and season with Sazon and pepper. (Do not add salt to the fish until the meal is completely ready to eat. Sazon is pretty salty on its own. Taste it first then add salt if necessary)
Pour Coconut Oil into pan with flame on medium-high. Completely coat fish with flour then place fish into pan, being sure not to overcrowd.
Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Take out of pan and set aside.

Warm up your tortillas directly on the flame or in the oven.

Dress your tortilla with cod, cabbage, and pico de gallo and enjoy! Squeeze a lemon or lime overtop for some added zest!

*If possible, get all of your ingredients from your local farmers market. The fruits and produce and veggies at the farmers market are almost ALWAYS the freshest and tastiest 🙂

Balsamic Glazed Ribeye



Balsamic Glazed Steak

2 tbsp. Earth Balance Butter
1 thick Ribeye Steak
Fresh Black Cracked Pepper
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Gourmet Blends Herbes de Provence Olive Oil
1/2 cup Gourmet Blends Traditional Balsamic

Rinse and pat dry steak. Coat with pepper, sea salt, and balsamic. Cover and put in fridge for 18-24 hours.

Heat skillet with butter and olive oil on med-high heat. Olive Oil burns easier than any other oil I know of, so be sure to keep an eye on the intensity of the flame. Reduce heat to medium and place steaks in skillet for about 4-5 minutes each side. Transfer steaks to a plate and turn flame on low.
Place plate in microwave or cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Turn up heat and add another teaspoon of balsamic and butter to skillet, scraping up brown bits. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat and drizzle over steak.

Serve with potatoes and asparagus or your choice of any side.

Chicken Piccata, for two!

Chicken Piccata, for Two! 


2 tbs. Gourmet Blends Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
2 boneless, skinless, thin-cut chicken cutlets
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper and sea salt
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 Lemon cut into wedges
3 tbsp. nonpareil capers
3 tbsp. vegetable butter
1 minced garlic clove


1. Season chicken with sea salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Generously coat a 12-in. ovenproof skillet with Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and 2 tbsp. of butter.
3. Heat pan over high heat. Place cutlets in pan until lightly browned, 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Add chicken broth, garlic, rosemary and capers. Bring to a simmer, 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Return chicken to the pan and squeeze 1 or 2 lemon wedges over chicken. gently simmer until chicken is cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and divide among 2 plates.
5. Add remaining butter to sauce in pan and cook over high heat until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. (Add flour if you like you sauce gravy-like)
6. Spoon about ½ cup sauce over each plate.