Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Olive Crush Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
 
This vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe creates super moist and delicious cookies! Using our Castile olive oil and many healthy ingredient substitutes, these cookies are practically guilt-free.

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  2. 1/2 cup almond meal
  3. 1/3 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. pinch of nutmeg
  8. 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  9. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  10. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 1/4 cup Castile Olive Oil
  12. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, almond meal, shredded coconut, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: bananas, applesauce, vanilla extract, and Castile Olive Oil.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. With a cookie scoop (or small ice cream scoop or teaspoon), scoop about 2-3 teaspoons of cookie "dough" onto prepared baking sheet, placing about an inch apart.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned.
  9. Remove and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Makes about 3 dozen small cookies.
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Pomegranate Wild Mushroom Chicken

Pomegranate Wild Mushroom Chicken Recipe | The Olive Crush
 
Try a combination of flavors of our Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil and sweet-tart Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar to add some variety to your chicken breast dinner.

Pomegranate Wild Mushroom Chicken
Serves 4
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil
  2. 4 Chicken breast tenders (or large breasts sliced horizontally to no thicker than 1/2 inch)
  3. About 1/2 cup flour
  4. Salt & Pepper to taste
  5. 1/2 cup low-sodium organic chicken broth, or white wine
  6. 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  7. 2 tbsp Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar
  8. 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
Instructions
  1. Flour the chicken on both sides.
  2. Heat the Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil to medium in a large skillet. Place chicken in the skillet, add salt and pepper, cook thoroughly, turning once – about 6-8 minutes total. (If the chicken starts to burn, add the broth (or wine) early.
  3. Remove chicken and place on a warm serving plate.
  4. Add the broth, mushrooms, and Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar to the skillet. Scrape up the bits of chicken from the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Continue to cook the sauce until the liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the Greek yogurt and stir; remove from the heat and pour over the chicken.
  7. Serve warm!
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  • This balsamic lends its deep rich flavors and crisp acidity to create a complex yet excellently balanced dressing and condiment. Research is continually demonstrating the healthy attributes of the pomegranate fruit, and this is the tastiest way to enjoy those benefits.
     
    Tip: The intense sweet-tart flavor of the pomegranate is a perfect match for hearty meats like lamb and duck. Use alone, or whisked together with your favorite oil over a mixed green salad with pomegranate seeds, toasted nuts and feta cheese.

  • Wickedly delicious combination of fresh herbaceous sage paired with earthy, savory wild mushrooms. The result is a decadent, intoxicatingly aromatic olive oil which will complement a wide array of savory applications.
     
    Tip: Try drizzled over cream of mushroom soup, in risotto, stuffing and aioli. It makes inspired vinaigrette when paired with Oregano White Balsamic or a splash of 25 Year Reserve Sherry Vinegar. It takes poultry and pork to a whole new level. Drizzle across a succulent steak or over mashed potatoes.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe | The Olive Crush
Add a little sweetness to your Brussels sprouts using maple syrup, and our Hojiblanca Olive Oil and 18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 lb small Brussels sprouts
  2. 2 tablespoons Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
  4. 1 teaspoon 18 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Toss Brussels sprouts with Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil, syrup and 18 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, flipping once, until browned and tender, about 25 minutes.
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  • Our finest balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Produced in the traditional Modena style and aged at least 18 years in Oak barrels.
     
    Tip: Very diverse; thick and potent enough to be dripped onto a dish as a condiment and also balanced enough so it will pair well with one of our olive oils in a salad dressing. The acidity of our Traditional Balsamic vinegar makes it pair extremely well with our sweeter oils and with sweet foods, such as fresh fruit or even ice cream.

  • This award winning extra virgin Hojiblanca from Andalusia, Spain has been a solid favorite at The Olive Crush since we first opened our store. A combination of bold, rich, fruity flavored oil which has sweet tones as well as a slight pepper finish. Hojiblanca olive oils are constant top place finishers in international competitions.
     
    Tip: Hojiblanca is an all-purpose salad and cooking oil with a special emphasis on topping cooked meats, fish, and vegetables.

Zucchini Parmesan Chips

Zucchini Parmesan Chips Recipe | The Olive Crush
 
Instead of reaching for potato chips, how about you reach for some zucchini chips? With half a cup at about 105 calories, zucchini chips are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, and a good source of Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Protein.

Zucchini Parmesan Chips
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Cooking spray
  2. 2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound total)
  3. 1 tablespoon Barnea Olive Oil
  4. 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan (3/4 ounce)
  5. 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  6. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  7. Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss the zucchini with the Barnea Olive Oil.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan, bread crumbs, salt, and a few turns of pepper.
  5. Dip each round into the Parmesan mixture, coating it evenly on both sides, pressing the coating on to stick, and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake the zucchini rounds until browned and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove with spatula and serve immediately.
Adapted from food network
Adapted from food network
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 222mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 8.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars g
Protein g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Excellent Source of: Molybdenum, Vitamin C
Good Source of: Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Protein
 

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Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Smashed Potatoes Recipe | The Olive Crush
 
Smashed potatoes are a growing food craze, and often considered the perfect potato side dish! As a cross between mashed potatoes and oven-roasted potatoes, these garlic smashed potatoes use our Garlic Olive Oil and are sure to be fun (and tasty) to eat!

Garlic Smashed Potatoes
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes
  2. 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sea salt
  3. Fresh cracked pepper to taste
  4. 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped (or substitute with rosemary, basil, garlic, parmesan)
  5. 1/3 cup Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place potatoes in a pot, adding enough water to cover the potatoes, and add one tablespoon of sea salt.
  3. Bring to a full boil and cook for approximately 7 minutes or until the potatoes are tender but not mushy when pierced with the tip of a knife.
  4. Drain the potatoes thoroughly.
  5. Rub a sheet pan liberally with Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  6. Place the potatoes on the sheet pan and gently crush each into a disk using the bottom of a glass that has been greased with Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  7. Sprinkle with sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, and herb of your choice. Drizzle liberally with the remaining Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  8. Bake until golden brown and crisp, approximately 15-20 minutes.
Notes
  1. Photo from deliciously declassified
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  • The traditional blend of rich roasted garlic and exquisite olive oil brought to a new level. This EVOO has the essence of fresh garlic added. It is so rich; it tastes like slow roasted garlic and is sure to please all Garlic Lovers! Garlic flavored extra virgin olive oil is an excellent all around choice for cooking.
     
    Tip: Especially flavorful with salad, vegetables, bread, pasta, seafood, chicken, and red meat. Mix with fresh herbs for dipping and wherever a clean light garlic flavor accompanying mild oil is desired.

Chocolate Cinnamon Latte

Chocolate Cinnamon Latte Recipe | The Olive Crush
 
Stay in and make your very own latte using Whole Spice Chocolate Cinnamon Latte Spice. This DIY latte recipe even makes enough for you to share!

Chocolate Cinnamon Spice Latte
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups milk
  2. 3 tablespoons Whole Spice Chocolate Cinnamon Latte Spice
  3. 1/2 cup hot brewed coffee
Instructions
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until hot (do not boil).
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons Whole Spice Chocolate Cinnamon Latte Spice.
  3. Pour into 2 large mugs. If desired, garnish each with whipped cream, and a dash of Whole Spice Chocolate Cinnamon Latte Spice.
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Beanless Slowcooker Chili

Beanless Slowcooker Chili Recipe | The Olive Crush
 
Slowcooker chili is great to warm you up during the chilly weather. This recipe is perfect for those days, and also for chili cook-offs and the Super Bowl!

Slowcooker Chili
Serves 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup chili powder
  2. 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  3. 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbled between your fingers
  4. 3 bay leaves
  5. 2 teaspoons brown sugar (light or dark)
  6. 4 pounds boneless beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2- to 2-inch cubes
  7. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  8. 2 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  9. 3 tablespoons Cilantro and Roasted Onion Olive Oil
  10. 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped (about 4 cups)
  11. 1 1/2 cups chopped celery, including leaves
  12. 6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  13. 2 jalapeño chiles, roughly chopped (optional)
  14. One 12-ounce bottle dark beer
  15. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  16. One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  17. 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  18. 3 tablespoons masa harina (corn flour, not cornstarch)
  19. 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  20. 1/2 cup chopped fresh parley leaves
For Garnish
  1. Grated cheddar cheese
  2. Chopped green onion
  3. Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
Instructions
  1. Combine the chili powder, cinnamon, oregano, bay leaves, and brown sugar in a small bowl, then set the spice mixture aside.
  2. Add the beef to a medium bowl and season with the pepper and 1 tablespoon of the kosher salt.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of Cilantro and Roasted Onion Olive Oil in a 12-inch or larger skillet over high heat. Add enough beef to fill the pan and cook until nicely browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn the pieces over and cook for another 2 minutes. Transfer the browned beef to the crock of a 6-quart slow cooker.
  4. Repeat with the remaining beef, adding the remaining Cilantro and Roasted Onion Olive Oil between batches as necessary.
  5. Add the onions, celery, and 1 tablespoon of the remaining salt to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic, jalapeños, and spice mixture and cook for 1 minute longer.
  7. Pour in the beer, tomato paste, and crushed tomatoes and simmer for 3 minutes.
  8. Stir in the chocolate, masa harina, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and cook for 1 minute longer. Transfer this mixture to the slow cooker.
  9. Cover and cook the chili on high, undisturbed or stirring only once during cooking, for 6 hours, or until the beef is very tender.
  10. Remove the bay leaves and stir in the cilantro and parsley.
  11. Serve the chili hot in bowls, topped with grated cheddar, chopped green onion, and Greek yogurt.
Notes
  1. Leftover chili may thicken up and need to be reheated with a little low-sodium broth.
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  • A delightful marriage of the fruity essence of cilantro with the sweet depth of roasted onion. A very complex but flavorful EVOO with robust flavor of the cilantro that is balanced out with the sweet taste of roasted onion.
     
    Tip: Perfect for Thai and Hispanic dishes and especially flavorful with roasted or grilled vegetables, eggs, rice, beans, shrimp, and chicken. Delicious drizzled over white chicken chili.

Chipotle Hummus

Chipotle Hummus Recipe | The Olive Crush
 
How about an easy recipe for some spicy hummus? Using Olive Crush Chipotle Olive Oil and Toasted Sesame Oil, this recipe is perfect for appetizers, snacks, or as a party dish!

Chipotle Hummus
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cans garbanzo beans (15.5 oz each), drained
  2. 1/3 cup Chipotle Olive Oil
  3. 1/3 cup lemon juice
  4. 1/4 cup Japanese Dark Toasted Sesame Oil
  5. 2 whole garlic cloves
  6. 1 tbsp ground cumin
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. Pita bread
Instructions
  1. Pulse all ingredients in food processor until smooth.
  2. Serve with pita bread.
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Balsamic Burgers

Balsamic Burger Recipe | The Olive Crush
 
Try a different flavor of hamburger with this recipe using our 18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and Whole Spice steak seasoning!

Balsamic Burgers
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
  2. 2 tablespoons 18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
  3. 1 tablespoon Whole Spice Steak Seasoning
  4. 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  5. 1 egg
  6. Garlic Olive Oil
  7. 4 slices of cheese
  8. 4 hamburger buns
  9. 2 cups greens
Instructions
  1. Combine meat, seasoning, 18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, Panko bread crumbs and egg. Once mixed, form into patties.
  2. Place patties on the grill or in a pan on the stove and cook thoroughly.
  3. Brush Garlic Olive Oil on the the inside of the buns and set on grill/pan until warm or slightly toasted.
  4. Add cheese and greens to each burger and serve.
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  • Our finest balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Produced in the traditional Modena style and aged at least 18 years in Oak barrels.
     
    Tip: Very diverse; thick and potent enough to be dripped onto a dish as a condiment and also balanced enough so it will pair well with one of our olive oils in a salad dressing. The acidity of our Traditional Balsamic vinegar makes it pair extremely well with our sweeter oils and with sweet foods, such as fresh fruit or even ice cream.

  • The traditional blend of rich roasted garlic and exquisite olive oil brought to a new level. This EVOO has the essence of fresh garlic added. It is so rich; it tastes like slow roasted garlic and is sure to please all Garlic Lovers! Garlic flavored extra virgin olive oil is an excellent all around choice for cooking.
     
    Tip: Especially flavorful with salad, vegetables, bread, pasta, seafood, chicken, and red meat. Mix with fresh herbs for dipping and wherever a clean light garlic flavor accompanying mild oil is desired.

  • Add a bold taste to steak and burgers with our specialty seasoning. Simply sprinkle on steak, burgers, or pork before grilling or broiling. You can also marinate for about 30 minutes before grilling by mixing olive oil with our tasty blend.
     
    Ingredients: Garlic, Sea Salt, Coriander, Dill, Black Pepper, Chili’s