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Choose Olive Oil as a Healthy Alternative
Cook as the Mediterraneans Do
10/20/2009 1:47:40 PM
Laura, your articles are always wonderful. Must of the contents of this article is new to me. It's good to know that olive oil has some nutritional values to it , and even vitamins and desease prevention. I like the way you breakdown the type of olive oils and the difference between the other type of oils. Now I am going to switch my olive oil brain from pure to virgin. Thank you much.
I hate oils, all of them. They just taste awful and make everything they are in taste awful. I was so excited to read you can use pureed fruit to subsitute for oil in a recipe! Now that's something tasty!
Here is something yummy........I cut up eggplant, put extra virgin olive oil on both sides and put it in a frying pan till it's crispy on both sides. Then add just a small amount of balsamic vinegar after u take it out of the pan. It's so yummy and almost no calories. YUM YUM!!
As a child, my grandmother would use olive oil on our hair, skin (like lotion),and on all baby's. She said that olive oil was more healthier than baby lotion, and was good for your hair/skin because of Vitamin A. I used on my children as well. I started cooking with it when I saw this show called Healthy Flavors. I use extra light virgin olive oil in baked goods - cakes, brownies,and muffin instead of vegetable oil. I use regular olive oil in most of my cooking that calls for vegetable oil.
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