Save Time & Money in the Kitchen with the Papa Vince Vegetable Peeler

Save Time & Money in the Kitchen with the Papa Vince Vegetable Peeler

by Esther Milne March 15, 2019

Supermarkets sell prepackaged, chopped vegetables but you don't know how fresh they are, how long they've been sat in the package and how much extra you're paying for the convenience.  With the Papa Vince Vegetable Peeler you can make your own fancy fruits and vegetables.  Being healthy has never been so easy and so much fun!   Look at all the things it can do for you!

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Why You Should Make Your Own Salad Dressing

Why You Should Make Your Own Salad Dressing

by Esther Milne March 15, 2019

Health experts recommend making your own salad dressing instead of store bought or even ones made in a restaurant.  You could be adding an extra 200 calories to your meal, as well hidden ingredients in the form of sodium and unhealthy polyunsaturated fats, and all the while, thinking you are making a healthy food choice. 

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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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