Everyone knows how fantastic olive oil is as a salad dressing. But did you know that this healthy and superbly tasting oil pressed from full-grown olives can be used in so many other ways than flavouring those greens? I will tell you 20 other uses and benefits that can be done with olive oil.
Other than salt, there's no ingredient that's as big a kitchen staple as olive oil. And just like salt, there are a million little known uses for it.
Garlic—it stinks so good! It's one of nature's most wondrous foods, being both delicious and incredibly healthy. What's not to love? Well, it is kind of a pain to prep, whether you're peeling a couple of cloves for a sauce or a whole head and trying to mince it finely. One way to get around the whole peeling and mincing issue every time you want garlic in a dish is by buying pre-made garlic-infused olive oil, except that stuff is pretty pricey. Learn to make it at home and you'll get all the ...
Ever since the much-lauded effects of the Mediterranean diet became widely known, people have been buying olive oil by the gallon. A diet that prevents heart disease, is based on fresh, seasonal foods, and includes a tasty as hell fat like olive oil? Duh—that's a no-brainer.
Forget Sephora and "Allure" - we subscribe to the old Italian grandmother school of beauty. Italian women like the gorgeous Sophia Loren are known to soak their faces in a vat of olive oil to help replenish moisture. And with skin so soft it feels like a baby's bottom, they've got the right idea in mind.
Want to feel like unemployed royalty? Then ransack your kitchen and whip out some olive oil and honey and make yourself a luxurious and super hydrating hair mask that'll have your tresses driving like a Benz at the price of a tricycle.
We all know how it goes: We purchase a bundle of new binders for our classes, get entranced by some cute kawaii stickers, and plaster these little babies all over our binders. And then, approximately two months later, we question why we ever did such a thing and want them off.
You know how some chefs refuse to barbecue on anything but a wood chip grill? Wood chips, especially mesquite wood chips, add a distinct flavor to any food you cook, the missing ingredient, if you will.
You know the brown sugar facial scrub from Fresh? Well, this DIY facial scrub is pretty much the same thing, minus the cancer-causing parabens. Exfoliate and nourish your complexion without putting yourself at risk for some nasty side effects by making this brown sugar and olive oil facial scrub.
Facials are like magical wonders in a jar - slather some on at home, or get one professionally done at a spa, and you instantly go from tired and beat to a girl ready to take on the world. But purchasing a spa-quality facial, or even buying a "facial in a jar" at a store, can cost quite a lot of money.
Sea bream is a type of fish that lives in tropical climates, prefering to live in shallow waters and typically dwelling at the bottom. It's not nearly as easy to find at supermarkets as salmon or tilapia, but it's worth a try because it has such a unique flavor.
If you love garlic bread then we can guarantee you'll love this matzo bread recipe. First eaten in Egypt by the Jews after passover, matzo bread was made flat and unleavened because the Jews had been forced to leave Egypt and had little time to bake traditionally puffed bread. The recipe survives today and is redone by Mark Bittman in this episode of The Minimalist.
Most of us think that kneading the dough for almost any recipe is sort of a "no duh" step. But if you don't find the kneading part of baking to be the most exciting, then this is the perfect dough recipe for you.
The basic salad recipe calls for olive oil and vinegar (red wine vinegar works the best). Add a few juices, such as lemon juice. Then just add whatever spices sound good to you, such as rosemary, oregano, basil, or white pepper.
Learn how to remove marks from your stainless steel appliances using olive oil. 1 Apply a little bit of olive oil to a clean rag and rub the olive oil all over your stainless steel appliance. 2 Fold the rag in half. Make sure that there is no olive oil on the exposed part of the rag. 3 Pour white vinegar onto the rag. 4 Rub the white vinegar soaked rag onto the appliance to remove the olive oil. 5 Using a clean rag, remove all residue from the appliance and let dry.
In this video, we learn how to get 360 waves using olive oil. First, buy some extra virgin olive oil and your brush. After this, get a rag and put hot water on it, then ring it out. From here, rub this all over your hair to get rid of any chemicals in your hair. Now, brush your hair as normal all over until it's fully combed. Then, put the olive oil into the palm of your hand and spread it around your head, pushing towards your forehead. Then, brush your hair again until the olive oil has bee...
Olive oil isn't only good for tossing up a Caesar salad; in fact, olive oil has a bunch of uses for your skin as well. And the best part about using olive oil as a skin problem remedy is that it's inexpensive: You either already have it lying around or can purchase it anywhere for about $5.
This video demonstrates how to make lip scrub with olive oil and sugar for healthy lips. This scrub promotes healthy lips. The ingredients are sugar and olive oil. You also need a glass and a toothbrush. First, add 1 teaspoon of sugar to a glass. Then add 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil to the glass. Mix the ingredients well. Use the scrub mixture on a toothbrush to scrub your lips with. Scrub well but gently. Then rinse and dry off your lips with a towel. Next apply a lip balm smoothly over your l...
Doctor Diane shows you how to make an infused olive oil with marijuana leaf with a grape press. This oil is perfect for baking edible treats for medicinal use. Warren Sanford co-hosts.
Tonya Tko talks to us about how to make the stretch marks on our body disappear by using natural products.
Most people only really ever see bread dips at a restaurant, but hey are easy to make and give your meals a very professional flair. Watch this video to learn how to make three different easy herb and olive oil bread dips that will wow your dinner guests.
Beauty products don't have to cost an arm and a leg. You can make your own night cream for a fraction of the price. This homemade olive oil night cream is meant for oily skin, with vinegar to help restore your skin's pH balance.
Tuscan Chef Giuseppe Mazzocchi shares his quick and easy Tuscan Olive Oil Vinaigrette recipe. Pour red vinegar into a bowl. Add salt to red vinegar. Using a whisk, mix the salt into the vinegar until dissolved. Add extra virgin olive oil to salt and vinegar mixture. Continue whisking to emulsify the ingredients. Combine a salad using lettuce, carrot, radish, tomato, cucumber, onion and peppers. Season salad with freshly ground pepper. Whisk vinaigrette again, then pour over salad. Gently toss...
Did you know that you can still clean your skin without makeup remover? If you have a kitchen, chances are you have this skin remedy! In this tutorial, learn how to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil to remove makeup and clear up your face. Why spend a ton of money on products that only come in tiny containers? Next time you need to buy more makeup remover, head to the grocery store instead of the drug store and get yourself a bottle of oil!
Roasted red peppers are easy to store with this recipe treat from Rita Heikenfeld. Rita shows you how to prepare, roast and store red peppers for up to a year in your freezer. These peppers are great for pizza or pasta with their sweet taste and great red color. Watch this how-to video to learn how.
This Mealplanner101 Minute reveals a secret to baking salmon to perfection. 1. Preheat your oven on 390 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Season a salmon fillet with salt. 3. Put some olive oil and lemon juice. 4. Bake it for 12 minutes. 5. Take about 1/4 inch cut of the salmon, so that the fish oil will ditch in to the plate. 6. Place the fish in to the oven and set it for 2 minutes. 7. Check if the oil changed from clear to opaque or white. If not, continue cooking 1 minute at a time. Once it's opaque...
In this clip from Fine Living, learn how to press fresh olive oil on your own. Nothing tastes as great with a Mediterranean meal as fresh pressed olive oil. Learn the differences between virgin and extra virgin and everything in between in this helpful clip.
Luci Lock shows you how to avoid the heavy price tag and unhealthy processing of commercial flavored olive oils. You'll love this simple and delicious recipe for garlic chili olive oil.
Why spend money on fancy garlic-flavored olive oil when you can make it yourself at home? Karen Holmes shows how to add pizzazz to a favorite dish with this easy and elegant garlic olive oil.
Luci Lock shows you how to easily and quickly make your own rosemary flavored olive oils. Its a great way to avoid the hefty price tag and often questionable processing of commercially available flavored oils.
This video will show you how to make greens, but more importantly, it will show you how to make "live" greens, the perfect vegetable dish for vegans! These greens aren't just raw veggies though. This recipe marinates them with lemon juice and olive oil which actually cooks the greens, tenderizing them while it marinades. Also included in this vegan recipe is tomatoes, bell peppers, green onions, scallions, garlic and soy sauce.
Luci Lock shows you how to make your own delicious herb olive oils at home. It will save you money without sacrificing the taste.
In this how to video Chef Jean-Pierre's garlic puree is a great flavor enhancer for any recipe requiring garlic. Use it as you would use minced raw garlic in pasta sauces, salsa, stews, stir fry etc. Be sure to refrigerate it, or freeze it, in a tightly sealed container.
If you ever run out of shaving cream in the morning, just step over from your bathroom to the kitchen and use olive oil as a substitute. Not only does it save you a future trip to the drug store, it also helps moisturize your skin.
Need to remove a bumper sticker and don't have any goo gone? No problem! Just break out the ol' olive oil and you're good to go!
When you sauté kale, it tends to retain all of its nutritional value, whereas boiling and steaming kale will kill the vitamin-enriched goodness. So, this simple kale side dish should be in every cook's recipe box. Kale by itself has a rather bitter flavor, but when cooked in soup or even just briefly with garlic and oil, it's delicious. Harvard University's Martin Breslin shares a quick side dish that's good for you, goes with fish or meats, uses only one pan, and clean-up is a breeze. Best o...
Roasted beets just aren't the same without their skins, so make sure you follow this recipe for roasting beets, which are easy to make at home. Lynne Viera simply roasts local red and yellow beets with olive oil, salt and pepper. The sugars in these vibrant root vegetables concentrate during roasting, yielding a perfect, nutritional addition to any appetizers, salads or sides.
In this video, the instructor shows us how to make a homemade olive oil and avocado facial mask. First, take a half of an avocado and mash it up into a bowl. Make sure the texture is creamy and there are no lumps. Add a few drops of olive oil into your mixture and keep mixing until it is a creamy consistency. Next, take a cotton ball and apply the mask to your clean face. Let this sit for at least 15 minutes then rinse your face with warm water then cold water. After this, pat your skin dry a...
Dry and damaged hair can get a boost from a nourishing hair mask. If you want to make a hair mask out of natural ingredients. Make the mask when the hair is wet. Mix half a cup of honey with a quarter cup of olive oil. Apply the mixture to your hair with a wide brush. Try to apply it as evenly as possible over all your hair. When you finish applying, gently comb your hair and gather it up. To make sure the mask is well absorbed, leave it on for about half an hour. Afterwards, shampoo the hair...
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