Is Pasta Healthy?

Is Pasta Healthy?

by Esther Milne March 13, 2019

It’s a question that’s been asked so many times especially with the rise in popularity of low carb diets, keto diets and paleo diets among others, but pasta has been a staple of the Italian diet for hundreds of years without any mention of obesity or weight gain.
What's the best way to enjoy pasta?  Let's see what we can learn from the Italians.

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What’s the difference between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

What’s the difference between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

by Esther Milne January 25, 2019

At its core, olive oil is the oil that’s obtained from the fruit of the olive tree.  What sets apart the different varieties of olive oil is not the type of olive but the process to extract the oil. We look at the different classifications of olive oil and their properties, and what to look for when buying a good olive oil, especially if you're looking for the health benefits!

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Can I give Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) to my dog?

Can I give Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) to my dog?

by Esther Milne January 22, 2019

Dogs may experience the same benefits of consuming Extra Virgin Olive Oil daily as humans can.  Add a daily serving to your dog's diet for healthy skin & coat, joint lubrication, a boost to her brain and immune system and optimal canine health.

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Boost Your Immune System with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Boost Your Immune System with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

by Esther Milne January 10, 2019

All you need to do is add 2 or 3 tablespoons of EVOO per day to a well balanced, nutrient rich diet and this will help to keep your immune system in good working order, fight off infection and save on trips to the doctor’s office, especially helpful during the winter season!

 

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil, surprisingly good for weight loss

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, surprisingly good for weight loss

by Esther Milne December 20, 2018

Did you know that a daily serving of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) can lower your risk of obesity? 

It makes you feel fuller for longer which means that you’ll eat less and consume less calories throughout the day. This is due to the satiating properties of the monounsaturated fat (the healthy fat). Just ask the Mediterraneans who regularly take a shot of EVOO first thing in the morning. It’s a way of providing the body with pure, clean nourishment before even sitting down to a plateful of food.

 

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How to make espresso in a moka pot

How to make espresso in a moka pot

by Vitina and Stephen Feo September 29, 2017

We are passionate about coffee in our home.  Watch Stefano in this video as he explains how Italians make espresso using a caffettiera or moka pot.  We like to use a good quality strong Italian coffee like the Lavazza brand but you can use your own preferred brand.

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2017 - Amelia Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive Oil Give-Away

by Vitina Feo June 10, 2017

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Can I cook with Raw Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

by Vitina and Stephen Feo August 10, 2014

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