My Podcast Debut From New York!

Early in May I was in New York for the Olive Oil Times International Olive Oil Competition, which is the world’s largest competition with around 1000 EVOO submissions from around the globe.

 

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Tasting and learning about the award winning EVOOs with panel leader Kostas Liris in NY. 

As an olive oil sommelier through their certification program, I was lucky to get a spot as an apprentice during the competition. Here I was able to develop my skills and learn from some of the best olive oil tasters and judges in the world.

More details on this week to come, but first I hope you will listen to the podcast I did with Colin Keil and his olive oil podcast “It’s all about the olive, Olive!” here

 

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Colin lives in Portugal where he has a small olive oil production and has recently launched a brand new podcast where olive oil is the main focus. I am happy to be one of his first guests and I know there are many more exciting guests and podcasts to come!

Remember you can also find the podcast on iTunes! Help us spread the word about the healthy, tasty and exciting olive oil world by tuning in and sharing with others:)

 

 


Healthy, Arugula, Pear and Parmesan Salad- Project Healthy in Italy.

This salad is my absolute favoritt and so easy to make!

It was the first evening of our girls weekend to Rome, Italy and by chance we discovered this lovely restaurant in an old cellar by The Spanish Steps. Luckily we got a table, and discovered quickly, we were the only tourists there. That is how you know you’re in the right place…

This is also the restaurant where I tasted the lovely arugula (rocket), pear and parmesan salad for the first time. I fell in love with the flavour combinations and just had to recreate the dish when I got home.

( Hey, by the way want to know more about my “Project Healthy in Italy” kicking off June 9th? Read more here)

 

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This salad is so yummy, healthy and easy to make!

Italians use a lot of leafy greens, and especially arugula, also called rocket. It is a bitter green which has a peppery taste and is excellent for the digestion, and therefore usually eaten as an “anti pasti”- appetizer. It gets those digestive juices flowing!

The combination of bitter, sweet, salt and sour is what makes it so irresistable and satisfying. It is also great for balancng the blood sugar and is low carb as well. I usually make ths salad as an evening meal when I’m feeling a little peckish.

 

Healthy, Arugula, Pear and Parmesan Salad ( 1 portion)

  • 2 handfull fresh arugula (rocket)
  • 1 pear
  • 1 tbs, roasted pine nuts
  • Reggiano parmesan shavings
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt (Maldon)
  • Lemon juice

 

How to: Roast the pine nuts (in a skillet) until golden to bring out the flavour. Wash the arugula and cut the pear into desired pieces. Shave some parmesan. Mix together with the pine nuts and sprinkle with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt.

Tip! Want my best tips on how you easily can do a mini kitchen make-over for a healthier diet and cooking? Read more here