Category Archives: Cooking

Spices are amazing health foods, especially with olive oil

The spices we add to flavour dishes have some incredible health benefits too! It’s all about the phenols Phenols are a large group of chemical compounds found in plants. Consuming these phenolic compounds is believed to reduce the risk of several diseases due to their antioxidant power and other factors. Herbs and spices are extremely […]

Everything You Need To Know About Smoke Point of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Have you ever noticed blue smoke rising up when you are cooking with any oil at really high temperatures? The temperature at which smoke starts to appear is called the smoke point. It is just one of the factors used to determine which oils are best for cooking with. The smoke point is not a […]

There is more to Italian cuisine than Pizza, Carbonara, Spaghetti Bolognese and Lasagna

In the bustling city of Manila, Italian food is made by American Fast food chains. Their take on what is hailed to be one of the best cuisines in the world does not give justice to what Italian cuisine really is — a celebration in our mouth created by using fresh and natural ingredients. Growing […]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Suits Every Diet, Culture and Religion

There is every reason to provide yourself and your family with the superb health-giving benefits of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). It fits into every culture and dietary lifestyle and is acceptable to all major religions. In fact, we don’t know of any group or body that has a bad word about it. Extra virgin […]

Everything You Need To Know About Smoke Point of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Have you ever noticed blue smoke rising up when you are cooking with any oil at really high temperatures? The temperature at which smoke starts to appear is called the smoke point. It is just one of the factors used to determine which oils are best for cooking with. The smoke point is not a […]

You Should use Extra Virgin Olive Oil in All Your Cooking: Here’s Why

Cooking for family and friends is like performance art. You design and produce a dish. Then you serve it up and get an instant reaction – good or bad, but hopefully ecstatic. Great ingredients are the starting point for successful and really tasty meals. Fresh, natural foods always work well and that is why you […]

Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Far Better than Refined Olive Oil

There is only one true quality olive oil and that is Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). Virgin olive oil is a lower grade but is rarely available on the market. Products labelled as “pure olive oil” or “light olive oil” are really a totally different product. They are NOT lower grades of natural olive oil. […]

An In-Depth Guide To Cooking Oils: Everything You Need To Know

You probably invest a lot of love in cooking for your family. Most home cooks do. Serving up the freshest ingredients in a healthy, tasty and nutritious meal is one of the most satisfying things imaginable. At least, that’s how I feel when I prepare what I hope is great food for friends and family. […]

What Science Says About Cooking With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cooking with premium grade Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a joy. It’s extremely healthy and totally natural with no added chemicals and nothing taken away. Packed with nature’s goodness. Contrary to what you may read in many online articles, it is perfectly suited to all cooking methods, including baking, roasting, frying, stir frying and […]

The Ultimate Recipe for Authentic Spaghetti with Pesto Genovese (with Nonna’s Secret Ingredients!

Cooking for family and friends is like performing an art. You design and produce a dish. Then you serve it up and get an instant reaction – good or bad, but hopefully ecstatic. Serving up the freshest ingredients in a healthy, tasty, and nutritious meal is one of the most satisfying things imaginable. At least, […]