When my father had his heart attack back in the early 80’s, he had to learn how to eat all over again and my mother had to learn how to cook all over again.Â We are from the south and that means tons of lard (at that time) and fry, fry, fry everything!
One of the things my dad learned was he had to get rid of all the lard and Crisco shortening.Â Crisco had Palm Oils in it and the lard, well, I think we all know what that is.Â The doctor told him to immediately switch to olive oil for any kind of dressing, baking or cooking process.Â The health benefits are out of the roof and it helped to lower his bad cholesterol quite a bit.
As the years went by and we all struggled to learn how to eat and cook again we learned about different olive oils and what worked best.Â I love the taste of olive oil now and its a mainstay in my pantry and is used in all my cooking.Â No more vegetable oil for my family anymore.Â I don’t want to live the majority of my life on meds or worse, have a heart attack and suffer the consequences with that.
I was recently reading about Giangrandi Gourmet premium olive oil.Â Â A wonderful organic and premium extra-virgin olive oil from Chile.Â Their website is so informative and the recipes on their blog are so tasty sounding.
Speaking of recipes a couple of my favorite things to make with olive oil is pesto and an herb dip with a wonderful crusty bread and a good glass of wine!!Â mmmmmmmÂ If you are looking for a great dip recipe tryÂ their Giangrandi Olive Tapenade.Â An elegant dip with crackers is great for company and very easy to make.
Stop by their website and order their many varieties of olive oil and enjoy, not only the health benefits, but the great taste too!
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!