Olive Tapenade

August 18, 2013

Here is a lovely recipe for tapenade, that tastes wonderful on biscuits with cheese, or on a freshly toasted piece of french loaf.

9oz black or green olives (250g)
4 good-quality anchovy fillets, drained of their oil
1 tbsp capers, rinsed (15ml)
Good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to taste
1tbsp lemon juice (optional) (15ml)
Freshly ground black pepper

Pit the olives, preferably using an olive pitter. You can also crush them with the blade of a large knife, which makes it easier to remove the stone.

In a food processor, combine all the ingredients, except the olive oil, and blend, pouring the olive oil in gradually until the mixture is smooth and spreadable. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

Mediterranean Stew

October 9, 2012


This stew is full of the goodness that

the Mediterranean diet offers!


1 Kg Beef or Lamb meat, cut into cubes.

1 Onion sliced

3 Cloves Garlic chopped

4 Tomatoes, skinned and cubed

1 Brinjal slice and sprinkle salt over, let

stand for about ½ hour.

½ Green pepper

½ Red pepper

1 chilli

4 Baby marrows

2 Large potatoes, peeled and cubed

4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil

1 Cup Red Wine

Salt & Pepper

Warm olive oil in large pan, add onions,

and fry till nicel...

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Protein Hair Smoothie

September 24, 2012

Protein Hair Smoothie

What it does

Mega conditions even the driest hair, leaving it shiny and lustrous. The egg coats the hair shaft with the oil, aloe and strawberries are all natural moisturisers.


4 fresh strawberries, I egg yolk, 1⁄2 cup olive oil, 1⁄4 cup whole milk, 1⁄4 cup aloe vera juice, shower cap, towel. Method

Put ingredients into a blender or mash strawberries, then whisk with the other ingredients.

Pour the mixture over clean, towel-dried hair, from root...

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Green Tomato and Olive oil salad

July 6, 2012

Green Tomato Salad

You'll need about 1,5kg green tomatoes, chopped

coursely. Cook 3 chopped onions in . cup olive oil

for about 10 mintes, stirring occasionally, until just

tender. Add the tomatoes, a cup of chicken stock and

5 cloves finely chopped garlic and cook, covered,

until the tomatoes are just tender. Stir in a slurp of

extra-virgin olive oil and season with fresh black

pepper and salt. Place in an attractive shallow bowl,

top with a cup of crubled feta cheese and chopped

dill or chi...

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Recipes using olive oil

June 20, 2012
We will be posting recipes that contain Extra Virgin olive oil, that is both delicious and healthy. If you have any of your favourite recipes that we can use, please e-mail them to us. We will choose the best recipe every month, and you can win a bottle of Extra Virgin olive oil.
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Love living a Healthy Life

Mariette Chapman I have always had a love for tasty and healthy food, and since I started to do research on the health benefits of olive oil, I am hooked! I want to encourage people to use this wonderful gift of nature, to add vitality to their life, and live a more naturally healthy lifestyle.